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Order of Battle: Pacific AAR part 3/3 is out!

Order of Battle: Pacific AAR part 3/3 is out!

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

The last part of Order of Battle: Pacific AAR is here!

Waves after waves the Japanese forces have established a strong bridgehead in the Philippines for their final assault! Lukas and Dave are holding the frontline with heavy losses with the intent to delay the longer they can the enemy invasion!  But time is running out and only 6 turns remain to the end of this hard fight!

With lack of air support and reinforcements could they be able to resist and act as a steel barrier against the Rising Sun?

Check the last part of the battle here!

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Come and meet us at Salute 2015

Come and meet us at Salute 2015

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

On the 25th of April 2015, the Slitherine Group will have its traditional stand at the London Salute event. But this year is going to be very special! Richard Bodley Scott, the mastermind behind Pike and Shot – our popular wargame set in the European Renaissance period – will be there to personally sign copies of the game between 13.30 and 14.30 at the stand - TE18!
Do not miss this incredible opportunity to meet this famous game designer!
 
Salute is a great event with lots to see and do and, of course, a lot of different games. That is why we are looking forward to being there and we hope that we will meet you!

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Brother Against Brother is Out Now!

Brother Against Brother is Out Now!

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."(Ulysses S. Grant, Union General)

Today you have the chance to rewrite the opening battles of the American Civil War with the official release of Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword!

Thanks to years of primary researchand unique access to some materials previously unavailable to game-designers, the latest wargame from developer Western Civilization Software offers an incredible level of detail and accuracy: battlefields, units, weapons and orders of battle have been recreated with a rare passion. Only the ones who are able to coordinate the movements of their divisions and maintain cohesion at every level of their army will have the chance to avoid seeing their men retreating from the battlefield!

Rediscover the battle maps and histories of the famous early encounters (1st Manassas, Wilson’s Creek, Mill Springs and Williamsburg) that were the source of inspiration of the 25 scenarios available in the game from the official product page of Brother against Brother – The Drawing of the Sword!

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Pike and Shot Community Maps Sneak Peek!

Pike and Shot Community Maps Sneak Peek!

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

An incredible amount of work has been undertaken by the Pike and Shot community! 

Dozens of new maps for both single player and multiplayer have been created and added to the game and now you can enjoy a wider experience of the religious struggles that raged all across the Old Continent during the 16th and 17th century.

The new maps cover some of the historical battles fought in the Thirty Years War, the English Civil War, the conflict between Hungary and the Ottoman Empire, and many others. 

To download the maps just select “Historical” from the main menu and then “Download Community Scenario”. Once the download is complete, when you go back to “Historical” you will find the downloaded SP scenario(s) in the list (MP scenarios won't appear in the Historical list, but will appear in the MP lobby when you select New Challenge).

The scenarios are for iPad and PC as well!

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Deal of the Week! Alea Jacta Est Birth of Rome is 50 percent off!

Deal of the Week! Alea Jacta Est Birth of Rome is 50 percent off!

Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"I am mindful of human weakness, and I reflect upon the might of Fortune and know that everything that we do is exposed to a thousand chances" (Scipio Africanus)
 
A new and exciting discount is here! 
 
Set in the age of the first struggles between the Romans and their nearest most powerful enemies, Birth of Rome is a true simulation game  that allows you to, build, manage, organize, maneuver, sustain and reinforce  armies and fleets.
Lead your faction over 5 great historical scenarios and confront famous strategists such as Pyrrhus of Epirus or Hanibal Barca of Carthage through merciless battles and vicious diplomatic treaties. You will either find a way, or make one.
 
You can grab this fantastic game here for only $ 9.99! 

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Sovereignty is entering Steam Early Access today!

Sovereignty is entering Steam Early Access today!

Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

We’re very excited to announce that Sovereignty: Crown of Kings is available through Steam Early Access program! So what are you waiting for?

Select any kingdom you wanton the map and lead it to glory… or devastation!

By joining the Early Access program, you have the chance immerse yourselves in a unique world with a deep lore and solid warfare, diplomatic and economic mechanics. By wisely combining soft and hard power, and mastering both strategic and tactical layers, you can eventually achieve specific local goals before going on to rule the whole continent! Last but not least you can get the game at only $24.99, before the price increases after the Early Access period!

Assume the leadership of one of the lands of Sovereignty and guide your people to glory and prosperity. The challenges you are going to face are intimately linked with the faction you select and the geography of your location in the world. Whether you want to build a wealthy kingdom or become a famous conqueror, your subjects will expect you to take the right diplomatic and economic decisions. 

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Brother Against Brother: Battle of Mill Springs revealed!

Brother Against Brother: Battle of Mill Springs revealed!

Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Today we reveal another super detailed Battle Map for the upcoming Brother against Brother!

The Battle of Mill Springs took place in Pulaski and Wayne counties, Kentucky, and was a first major victory for the Union troops led by General George Henry Thomas.

As always, we are giving you access to the map and its elegant 20 page PDF Booklet with detailed Orders of Battle of both forces on the battlefield, and a valuable description of the various phases of the battle.

Download the full package here or click here to browse the map online!

Map and Booklet are added to the download section of the product page!

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Tercio to Salvo Released and Pike And Shot Updated to Version 1.0.4!

Tercio to Salvo Released and Pike And Shot Updated to Version 1.0.4!

Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.” (Elizabeth I – Queen of England and Ireland)

Tercio to Salvo– the first expansion of the acclaimed wargame set in the iron century, is finally released for PC and iPad!

Following in the footsteps of the base gameTercio to Salvo introduces brand new conflicts and nations for a refreshing wargaming experience!

The expansion includes 10 historical scenarios that depict iconic European battles from the 16th and early 17th centuries and 49 new army lists for the skirmish mode, allowing the fans to generate an infinite numbers of what-if scenarios with diversified settings and troop types.

A terrific 50% launch discount is available on PC only!

We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the PC version from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store!

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The second part of the AAR of Order of Battle Pacific is out!

The second part of the AAR of Order of Battle Pacific is out!

Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

“I said, to the people of the Philippines whence I came, I shall return!” (General Douglas MacArthur)

As promised here’s the second part of the great AAR of Order of Battle: Pacific!

We have left our heroic defenders while they were trying to hold the line against the Japanese invasion force.

They fought bravery inflicting heavy losses to the enemy, but he still has numerical superiority and reinforcements are on the way. Conversely, for the allies every unit lost was a severe wound blow to their defensive plan. 

Will Dave and Lukas be able to prevent the fall of the Philippines, or will they only be remembered for their failure?

Be prepared to see a lot of artillery strikes, hazardous flanking manoeuvres and gallant actions!

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Battle of Kursk released and Battle Academy 2 Updated!

Battle of Kursk released and Battle Academy 2 Updated!

Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Today we are very excited to announce the release of Battle of Kursk - the first expansion of Battle Academy 2 – on PC, Mac and iPad!

Driven by two new challenging campaigns, this expansion includes a carryover system that invites you to have the wider strategic picture in mind when they plan their next turn. As the head of both armies, you will also have to quickly identify the strengths of the new units available to bring out the best of them.

Grab the game here (PC), here (Mac) and here (iPad)

(Battle of Kursk is already available for iPad, but there is no direct link because this is an In APP Purchase (IAP). We invite you to check the availability on the game on your iPad directly)

But the news from the Ostfront are not over!

Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front base game is updated to Version 1.0.4!

This version is available with several improvements and bug fixes! Now skirmish map generation scripts are in DATA/BATTLE/SCRIPTS  (and this allows them to be over-ridden in a campaign for custom skirmish map generation) and the bug related to the sniper's animation is fixed. 

Be sure to check the list of changes and bug fixes here

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Brother Against Brother: Battle of Wilsons Creek revealed!

Brother Against Brother: Battle of Wilsons Creek revealed!

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

We are delighted to reveal another highly detailed map for the upcoming American Civil War wargame Brother Against Brother: the Drawing of the Sword!

The Battle of Wilson’s Creek represents one of the first battles fought in the Mississippi Theatre and it was seen as a great springboard for the further Confederate operations in the region.

As we did for the previous Battle of Manassas, we are giving alongside the map also a 20 page PDF booklet with the precise description of the forces on the battlefield with the proper order of battle!

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Sovereignty enters Early Access and gets a Stream!

Sovereignty enters Early Access and gets a Stream!

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Today we are excited to announce that Sovereignty will enter Steam Early Access on April the 9th!

Slitherine, Gothic Labs and The Lordz Games Studio really see Early Access as a unique opportunity to gather relevant feedback on all parts of the game and enhance it accordingly. This epic fantasy strategy game is a rather ambitious project and we thought that the community would be the best source of inspiration to take the game where it deserves to be.

Sovereignty has been in development for 3 years now, so the content provided is already very rich and players can have a complete play through with all of the realms and campaigns available!

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War in the West Update to V. 1.00.21 and Operation Torch Beta announced!

War in the West Update to V. 1.00.21 and Operation Torch Beta announced!

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 by Test Test

“The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat!”(1944 - Erwin Rommel)

The definitive wargame of the Western Front is updated to version 1.00.21! New contents and features are now fully integrated to give the game a more detailed perspective. For instance Italian reinforcements are now allowed prior to July 43 (in the past they were not allowed until after Italy had surrendered) and with this version it’s more difficult to reach very high interdiction values.

The list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog here.

The patch can be downloaded here

But this time the good news is not finished, because alongside the update we are very happy to announce that an expansion of the base game focused on the attempts of the Allies to open a second front in Europe prior to Overlord is now ready to enter the beta phase! And we ask players to help us test it by enlisting for the beta here

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Order of Battle: Pacific gets an After Action Report!

Order of Battle: Pacific gets an After Action Report!

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Good news soldiers!

As the release date is approaching, we think it’s high time to share more visuals and information about Order of Battle: Pacific. There’s no better way than a comprehensive AAR to delve into details and see what the game can really offer. That is why Lukas (game designer) and Dave (AI programmer) work hand in hand during 20 turns in the sultry Philippines against a very capable Japanese AI!

We are in December 1941 and the Japanese army is starting its invasion of the Philippines.  Only few US units are available in this sector and have no chance of repelling the enemy. However, they can surely delay them. And the longer they resist, the better the US army will be able to strike back! But will Dave and Lukas cooperate effectively during 20 stressful turns?

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War is Re-launched!

War is Re-launched!

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"This should please the 40K fans and tactical gamers alike."- The Wargamer
"This game will be very attractive for lovers of Games Workshop's products" - Meristation
 
Today we are very happy to announce the release of Vulkan’s Wrath, second DLC of the acclaimed title Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon!
 
Take control of the Salamanders while they fight in 10 all new missions organized into three Acts that follow the exploits and heroic deeds of this chapter of Space Marine during the 2nd War for Armageddon. 
 
Burn the Orks from the face of Armageddon while saving its people from a fate worse than death as you engage the savage and bloodthirsty Ork Waaagh!

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Brother against Brother gets a release date!

Brother against Brother gets a release date!

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." (Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General)
 
Following up on the success of their last foray into the American Civil War, the development team behind the award-winning “Forge of Freedom” have returned to the period at the tactical level. Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword, the latest new wargame from Western Civilization Software, is finally ready to march. Indeed, this epic military strategy game covering the first year of the American Civil War will be available on April 16th!
 
It is 1861.  Nearly a million armed Americans face each other along a line stretching 1200 miles from Virginia to Missouri.  Tensions in the country reach a climax when Confederate forces fire upon a key Union fort in South Carolina in April. This is the starting point of a bloody four year conflict between the North and the South that would leave an indelible mark on American history.
 
In Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword, the focus is on the opening battles of the American Civil War. Players will be able to command both sides and relive the major encounters of 1861 and early 1862. Thanks to extensive historical and topographical research, including in-person examinations of each battlefield and consultations of materials previously unavailable to game-designers, the maps and orders of battle each have been recreated at an unprecedented scale and level of detail.

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Vulkan's Wrath announced and streamed!

Vulkan's Wrath announced and streamed!

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

For all the fans of Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon we are very excited to announce that several expansions focused on the Space Marines Chapters involved in the Second War for Armageddon are coming in 2015!

Starting this Thursday with the release of Vulkan’s Wrath, a DLC that gives pride of place to the Salamanders - heroic warriors who fearlessly conduct suicidal missions to protect Humanity. Through a brand new campaign featuring 10 challenging scenarios, the players will have the chance to re-live the Vulkan’s Disciples contribution to the bloody war against the Orks!

In order to introduce you to the main features of this DLC we'll stream the game Wednesday at 8 pm CET/ 2pm EST  on our official Twitch Channel

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War in the Pacific Admiral Edition gets a massive update!

War in the Pacific Admiral Edition gets a massive update!

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Battleships are back on the Pacific Ocean! We are very proud to announce that one of the biggest updates of all time is coming today. Indeed, even if War In The Pacific Admiral’s Edition was already the most detailed wargame focused on the Pacific theater ever, this update is going to push the boundaries of awesomeness still further! Thanks to dozens of changes and enhancements, version 1.01.24 will live in the community’s memory for a very long time. As it’s impossible to list all of the gameplay and technical improvements here, I invite you to click on this link to get access to the huge changelog associated with this patch.

You can download the patch from here

Grab the game here

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Houston, we have a Deal! Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is on sale!

Houston, we have a Deal! Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is on sale!

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Security belt - Checked!

Spacesuit - Checked!

Deal of the Week?- Of course checked! This time all fans will have the opportunity to take off to the moon, because this week Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manageris discounted to only $19.99!

Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager (SPM)Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.

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Hoorah! Commander: The Great War is Updated!

Hoorah! Commander: The Great War is Updated!

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

I hope you gents wake up fresh and sufficiently rested, because today will be a long day.  The enemy is awaiting us and he is heavily entrenched. But despite all the odds victory will be ours.

Because today is the day of the BIG update! Yes soldiers, Commander: The Great War is updated to version 1.6.2 and it's huge.

The changes are many and focused on giving more historical accuracy during the game. Now if a Capital city is captured a substantial national morale penalty will be applied, battleships have now been renamed DREADNOUGHTS and Britain has a larger navy than before.

Plus, two very useful functions have been added:  "UNDO" for move and swap, and a "Go to next unit" button.

But it's not over!

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