Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 28 NOV 2014 08:14 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif War in the West Manual preview News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We already announced that the manual of War in the West will conquer your bookshelf! And today we are following up on this by showing you an exclusive sneak peek into the manual. The Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West manual will come in the form of a hardbound book made of the best quality and with high resolution images and illustrations!</p> <p> The full manual will explain all gameplay rules and design choices and will include valuable gameplay advice. In addition, it will be printed in full color and contain high quality illustrations to complement the text. By using this book to your advantage, you will be in the best possible position to win the War in the West!&nbsp;</p> <p> Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West 1943-45 is the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made.&nbsp; Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany,&nbsp;War in the West&nbsp;brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your plan.</p> <p> You can find the manual excerpt <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/WarintheWestmanualPREVIEW.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a>to learn more about War in the East.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1566/War.in.the.West.Manual.preview Fri, 27 Nov 2014 GMT The fight for Armageddon begins! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_W40KA_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is now available!&nbsp;</p> <p> A massive Space Hulk is drifting towards Armageddon with a fearsome Ork army on board. Led by the infamous and megalomaniacal Ork Warlord of Waaagh! Ghazghkull, the Orks are prepared to land on the planet and invade this precious Imperial Hive World. This colossal conflict for dominance of the planet is known as the Second War for Armageddon! In <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</em>, you have the opportunity to relive this epic fight between the Orks and Imperial forces including the troops of the Armageddon Steel Legion and three chapters of Spaces Marines: the Salamanders, Blood Angels and Ultramarines.</p> <p> Today we are overjoyed to announce that the game is finally released and available on both our sites and Steam! In this hex-based, turn-based strategy game developed by Flashback Games and The Lordz Games Studio, players will fight alongside iconic characters such as Commander Yarrick and Lord Dante to repel the Ork invasion, protect the hives, and eventually liberate the planet from this perfidious alien attack. But the Orks are well equipped and hard-boiled soldiers, therefore only those commanders able to expertly combine their units, take advantage of their special traits and abilities, and understand the assets and dangers of their environment will have a chance to save Armageddon! &nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks to its epic story-driven campaign with more than 30 scenarios, over 300 unit types, a multiplayer mode in which players can command both Ork and Imperial forces, and a powerful map editor, fans of Warhammer 40,000 should prepare themselves for a long and heroic journey across the surface of Armageddon!</p> <p> <strong>We are offering a $10 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch!&nbsp;</strong>We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store. You can grab your steam key by registering your copy <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a> (Slitherine account required).&nbsp;</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon </em>from the official&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1tsNGUd">website</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/U86UkGNOPHo" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1565/The.fight.for.Armageddon.begins!. Thu, 26 Nov 2014 GMT The Matrix Holiday sales are starting today! News; <p> <em>&ldquo;I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.&rdquo; </em>(Bo Bennet)</p> <p> Trees are shedding their leaves, coldness is back and daylight is decreasing a bit more every day. There is no doubt, winter is coming! But a light shines in the dark with the launch of the Holiday Sale on both the Slitherine and Matrix Games sites!</p> <p> So it&rsquo;s time for players to put another log in their fireplace and grab outstanding games at a discounted price! Winter is a long season and provides lots of gaming sessions so it&rsquo;s not the moment to be short of good games! Therefore, wargamers and strategy enthusiasts alike will be ecstatic to know <strong>that we offer discounts on most of our catalog from today till January 11<sup>th</sup>!</strong></p> <p> The list of deals is so long that it&rsquo;s impossible to display it here, but among all of the marvelous opportunities that can be seized are games like <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/483/details/Command:.Modern.Air.Naval.Operations.Wargame.of.the.Year.Edition">Command: Modern Naval Operations</a>,<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/471/details/Flashpoint.Campaigns:.Red.Storm.Player%27s.Edition"> Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm: Player&#39;s Edition</a>, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/435/details/Pandora:.First.Contact">Pandora: First Contact</a></em>, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/500/details/Civil.War.II"><em>Ageod&rsquo;s Civil War 2</em></a>, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/399/details/Panzer.Corps."><em>Panzer Corps</em></a> series, and the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/548/details/Battle.of.the.Bulge"><em>Shenandoah</em> </a>iPad titles are all available at a bargain price!</p> <p> The complete list of the Holiday Sale program can be found <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/wintersales/MG_MG_SALES_HolidaySale2014_PriceList_MG_02.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. So what are you waiting for?</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1564/The.Matrix.Holiday.sales.are.starting.today!.. Wed, 25 Nov 2014 GMT Warhammer - Weapons of War News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_W40KA_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is one of our biggest projects ever, involving over 300 different units with all kinds of weaponry. To give you an idea of the huge diversity in the fire effects these units show when in combat, we have prepared two short videos showcasing some of the different weapon types. All of these effects were created to give a feeling of complete immersion into the Warhammer 40,000 universe.</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing this Wednesday. Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1ySW6bI">here</a>&nbsp;for more information.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rI4WOzy_r5E" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ewyjKtcunJw" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1563/Warhammer.-.Weapons.of.War Tue, 24 Nov 2014 GMT Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm gets huge update and a Steam release! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FPRSPE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Acclaimed by both wargaming specialists and Cold War enthusiasts, <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em> swept many prestigious awards last year (Game of the Year 2013 on The Wargamer and Silver medal for the Usenet&rsquo;s Wargame of the Year 2013 award). However, the developers from <em>On Target Simulations</em> wanted to turn this diamond in the rough into an epic game able to touch wargamer&rsquo;s souls for many years to come.</p> <p> More than a year after its initial release, <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em> offers a totally different experience due to many updates that introduced new features, tons of fixes, and plenty of gameplay enhancements. Today, the game is reaching a new level with a major patch and a release on the Steam platform, and we are very excited to be able to show this revolutionary strategy title to a whole new audience!</p> <p> This new version is the result of the unique relationship established between the developers and their community. Indeed, the player&rsquo;s feedback was an unmatched asset for <em>On Target Simulations</em>. And this new update, that improves visuals and brings a host of improvements, was created to satisfy the community&rsquo;s requests. It is in their honour that the game gets a new-remaster and is now called <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Player&rsquo;s Edition</em>!</p> <p> In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering a 40% discount during the week of the launch! We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store. All they have to do is register their game <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a>.</p> <p> Of course the Player&rsquo;s Edition comes as a free update to all those who already own <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em>. They can download the files <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/FlashpointCampaignsRedStorm/FlashpointRedstorm-UpdateComp-v206.zip">here</a> or run the updater tool from the game launcher.&nbsp;</p> <p> Get more information on Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Player&rsquo;s Edition from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/11nqEXX">Steam page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1562/Flashpoint.Campaigns:.Red.Storm.gets.huge.update.and.a.Steam.release! Sat, 21 Nov 2014 GMT Battle Academy 2 opens up a new front! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA2_Mac_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> As of today, Battle Academy 2 is also available on for your Mac! Now more people than ever will be able to jump into this clever and challenging strategy game, as they play one of the four campaigns or challenge their rivals in cross platform online multiplayer skirmishes.&nbsp;</p> <p> The best thing is that the Mac version of the game is included in the new multi format master, so you get both the Mac and Windows versions in one package! The serial number that works for both formats and no intrusive DRM, so you can install on your Mac and your PC. If you buy the boxed edition it will come with both formats as well.&nbsp;</p> <p> Sequel to its genre-busting predecessor, Battle Academy 2 moves the action east &ndash; to the bloodied plains of Mother Russia. When a gritty new look, great new features, and random mission generation meet battle-proven gameplay you can be sure of a strategy classic! Experience the brutal campaign from both sides as you play across 4 campaigns &ndash; as partisan, Tiger, T-34 and dozens of other accurately modelled units. See how the harsh weather of the steppes changed the course of the war.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1yWQ0ag">here</a> for more information on Battle Academy 2.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1561/Battle.Academy.2.opens.up.a.new.front! Fri, 20 Nov 2014 GMT Flashpoint Campaigns Featured on weekly Streaming Session News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FPRSPE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Join us today for another Surturrific Stream, as we take a look at <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm</em>! This&nbsp; revolutionary wargame will be re-released this week as the <em>Player&rsquo;s Edition</em>, and we be showing you the latest version. During this stream, Surtur will guide you through one of the scenarios in game as he covers the gameplay and strategy basics. Aimed at a new/entry-level audience, this stream will provide you a great starting point for getting into the game. In addition, it will be a great opportunity to throw any questions you might have at us, so be sure to join us!</p> <p> The Stream will be live on the official <a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT">Slitherine Group Twitch Channel</a>at 20:00 CET (14:00 EST).</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1560/Flashpoint.Campaigns.Featured.on.weekly.Streaming.Session Thu, 19 Nov 2014 GMT Frontline: The Longest Day - New Screenshots! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Frontline: The Longest Day</em>, the sequel to the highly successful <em>Frontline: Road to Moscow</em>, is launching on November the 28th! We have prepared for you a little sneak peek, including some new screenshots of the game. As you will be able to see, the missions and terrain in The Longest Day are based on the actual situations in 1944. These will allow you to study the landscape and strategic situations in advance, so when the game releases you will be fully prepared to wreak havoc among the German lines and liberate Cherbourg!&nbsp;</p> <p> In <em>Frontline: The Longest Day</em>, players command the Allied forces through some of the most famous battles of the war, freeing Europe from the hands of the German Army, through a series of massive and challenging battles. All scenarios and are inspired by historical missions which took place during the early phases of Operation Overlord and include real World War II armour and equipment.&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Frontline: The Longest Day</em> will be available for PC, iPad, iPhone and Android.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/14KOgIs">here</a> to find out more about <em>Frontline: The Longest Day.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_01.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_01.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_02.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_02.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_03.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_03.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_04.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_04.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_05.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Frontline/TheLongestDay/SLIT_FtLD_Materials_Screenshot_ProductPage_1920x1080_05.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1559/Frontline:.The.Longest.Day.-.New.Screenshots! Thu, 19 Nov 2014 GMT Deal of the Week: Hannibal Rome and Carthage News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/HRC-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> This week we are giving you a great deal on <em>Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War</em>, developed by <em>Forced March Games</em>. In this unique and clever strategy game, you will get a chance to follow the history of Hannibal&rsquo;s campaign, as he marched over the Alps and into Roman territory. Starting today, this game can be bought for just $9,99!</p> <p> Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War&nbsp;is a new and innovative turn-based strategy game that puts you in command of the Carthaginian military during a period of total war over land and sea with the young Roman Republic. With this military juggernaut of the ancient world at your disposal, you will vie for control over Italy, Carthage, Spain and the Mediterranean Sea using a combination of strategic political manoeuvring and sheer tactical skill both on land and sea.&nbsp;</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1uEEj8Q">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1558/Deal.of.the.Week:.Hannibal..Rome.and.Carthage Tue, 17 Nov 2014 GMT Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm gets Players Edition! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FPRSPE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Flashpoint Campaigns: Red storm, the epic wargame by On Target Simulations, is getting a huge update and re-launch! &nbsp;The 2.06 update and new re-master come with a host of improvements based on community feedback, as well as a great number of fixes and visual improvements &ndash; including brand new maps! That is not all however, for we are excited to announce that Flashpoint Campaigns will be releasing on Steam!&nbsp;</p> <p> This update and re-launch of the game is being rebranded as the &ldquo;Player&rsquo;s Edition&rdquo; as a big thank you to all players that made this game what it is now through feature suggestions, bug reports, and feedback from hours and hours of play. &nbsp;Our team is overwhelmed by the reception of the game and by the dedicated players we see on the forums. This update includes major visual improvements, expanded multiplayer options as well as a better interface and combat logic, all based on your feedback!</p> <p> We are working hard to bring more wargames to Steam and the award-wining Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm could of course not be overlooked! We are very excited to be able to show this revolutionary strategy title to a whole new audience. As has become our tradition, we will also provide a free Steam key for the game to all current owners. &nbsp;</p> <p> The Flashpoint Campaigns : Red Storm Player&rsquo;s Edition will release on the 21<sup>st</sup> of November and will come as a free update to all owners of Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm!&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oxgRXO">here</a> to find more information on the game.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1557/Flashpoint.Campaigns:.Red.Storm.gets.Players.Edition! Sat, 14 Nov 2014 GMT To End All Wars gets its first major patch! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Following the release of To End All Wars last summer, the biggest Great War strategy game gets a huge update today! Thanks you the great feedbacks on the game, we have been able dig into the code to create a much improved overall experience for this already solid game. The patch includes a great number of fixes, such as some of the strange naval movements in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as balance changes, including the artillery rework. Further changes include the addition of new generals (with historical pictures!) as well as various AI logic improvements. All of this underlines the developers&rsquo; continued support for To End All Wars in cooperation with the great community! &nbsp;</p> <p> Ageod&rsquo;s To End All Wars is a new game designed around one of the greatest wars that mankind has ever experienced. In this grand strategy game, players will take control over one of the major alliances that so desperately fought for control over Europe and to end all wars. Of course the engine has been updated and altered to convincingly simulate Great War warfare. Continues lines of trenches can be created by the player (and the AI) and special rules allow air units to fulfil missions even beyond enemy lines. Other features brought by this title include the new diplomacy system and the new research system.</p> <p> You can grab the patch <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/ToEndAllWars/ToEndAllWars-UpdateComp-v101.zip">here</a>, or use the automatic update tool.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?38221-To-End-All-Wars-gets-its-first-major-patch!&amp;p=335631#post335631">here</a> to see the full changelog.&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oRGUdH">here</a> to find out more about To End All Wars.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1556/To.End.All.Wars.gets.its.first.major.patch!. Sat, 14 Nov 2014 GMT Hell is now available! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_H_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p style="text-align:justify"> <em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&ldquo;If you&#39;re going through Hell, keep going&rdquo;</span></em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> (Sir Winston Churchill &ndash; Former Prime Minister of the UK)</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">In the peaceful and bounteous land of Gilrand, the demonic forces of Hell have managed to disable the Ancient World Wards and created a massive Hell Gate! Infernal troops are now spreading over the Human world at the speed of light. But all is not lost for Gilrand! Indeed, a mythical brotherhood, &ldquo;The Order of Light&rdquo;, is embarking in a holy mission to repel the dark invasion and annihilate the legions of chaos forever.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Developed by award winning developer Hunted Cow in partnership with Slitherine, </span><em style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">HELL</em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"> is a turn-based fantasy game in which the players will take command of both factions in this epic confrontation between the Devil&rsquo;s army and the sacred heroes of the Order of Light. Every unit has a unique function on the battlefield so players will have to judiciously mix the unique abilities and specific strengths of their magic and military squads to be victorious. Tactics is the key word in </span><em style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">HELL</em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">, and this is supported by a vast array of units, active and passive abilities, a level up system, and an engaging combat system with flanking and zone of control features. A true fantasy gem that should appeal any tactical fan in quest of a serious challenge in the solo story-driven campaign and in the devilish PvP multiplayer mode!</span></p> <p class="standard" style="text-align:justify"> <strong><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">We are offering a $10 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch!</span></strong><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store. You can redeem your key by clicking <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a>.</span></p> <p class="standard" style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">You can grab hell from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1uFK2gv">product page</a>.</span></p> <p class="standard" style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RjY38sETmzc" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1555/Hell.is.now.available! Fri, 13 Nov 2014 GMT War in the West Wacht am Rhein AAR News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War is the West is releasing next month! In order to give you all a taste of what will become one of the biggest wargames ever, we have prepared an in-depth After Action Report showcasing the bloody Wacht am Rhein scenario. This AAR gives a great impression of the gameplay and possible strategies for War in the West!&nbsp;</p> <p> Two of our scenario designers took up the challenge, shook hand and went to the drawing boards to formulate the best possible strategy they could. Playing from December 1944 to March 1945, the Axis player was tasked with attacking the Allied positions near Bastogne, simulating the Battle of the Bulge campaign and its aftermath. Meanwhile, the Allies, while caught off-guard, would organize their defenses and hold the line, looking for an opportunity to launch a major counterattack.&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3739504">here</a>&nbsp;to read the full AAR.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a>&nbsp;to find out more about War in the West</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3739504"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/AAR/02.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 925px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1554/War.in.the.West..Wacht.am.Rhein.AAR. Thu, 12 Nov 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Panzer Corps: Allied Corps News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PZC-Allied-Corps-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> After last week&rsquo;s trip to the ancients, we turn this week to the Second World War with <em>Panzer Corps</em>: <em>Allied Corps</em>, the (stand-alone) expansion to the award-winning Panzer Corps series. With 30 scenarios and over 50 new units, Allied Corps is not only perfect way to get more out of this great series, but also a great point of entry for any newcomer!&nbsp;</p> <p> The Allied Corps Campaign takes the award winning&nbsp;Panzer Corps&nbsp;game system and puts you in command of the Western Allies. Starting in the Western Desert and commanding the British 8th&nbsp;Army, the player takes on Italian forces with support from the German Afrika Korps. The war then moves on to Sicily and then must fight their way up Italy against stiff German resistance. In 1944 a new front will be opened by Operation Overlord, D-Day, and then push on to the Rhine and Berlin.</p> <p> Get <a href="http://bit.ly/1txWxUf"><em>Panzer Corps: Allied Corps</em></a> this week for just $9,99!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1553/Deal.of.the.Week..Panzer.Corps:.Allied.Corps Tue, 10 Nov 2014 GMT War in the West will conquer your bookshelf! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The development team of <em>2by3</em> Games is working very hard to put the finishing touches on <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West 1942-45</em> before the release in early December. This huge wargame boasts tons of detail and depth, while retaining excellent playability through the clear interface and reports. But we know our fans like to dig into the details to get the most out of their gaming experience, and that is why we are happy to announce that War in the West will come with a huge and beautiful hardbound color printed manual that will claim a beautiful spot on your bookshelf!&nbsp;</p> <p> The manual will explain all gameplay rules and design choices and will include valuable gameplay advice. In addition, it will be printed in full color and contain high quality illustrations to complement the text. By using this book to your advantage, you will be in the best possible position to win the War in the West!&nbsp;</p> <p> For those of you who do not have the space for this awesome companion and who prefer the download edition of <em>War in the West</em>, a digital (pdf) version will of course be made available.</p> <p> <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West 1943-45</em>is the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made.&nbsp; Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany,&nbsp;War in the West&nbsp;brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your plan.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1orFo2Q">here</a> to find out more about <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West 1943-45</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Witw/WitW_Comp_03.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Witw/WitW_Comp_03.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 488px;" /></a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1552/War.in.the.West.will.conquer.your.bookshelf! Sat, 7 Nov 2014 GMT ARMAGEDDON MUST NOT BE LOST! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_W40KA_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> After a period of waiting, we are finally ready to share with you that the highly anticipated Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing on the <strong>26<sup>th</sup> of this month</strong>!&nbsp;</p> <p> With the beta well underway, we are currently making the final changes to the game based on community feedback. Developed by Flashback Studio and the Lordz Games Studio, Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is designed to bring the Warhammer 40,0000 universe to life in a deep and rewarding strategy gaming experience.&nbsp;</p> <p> In &ldquo;Armageddon&rdquo;, you will be able to take part in the brutal second war for the planet in a fully narrated campaign, or one of the many multiplayer skirmish challenges. Fans will finally be able to lead the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines from a variety of Chapters against the Ork invasion through over 30 scenarios, on the hostile terrain of the planet and its gigantic Hive Cities.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1o6mYUc">here</a> to find out more on Warhammer: 40,000: Armageddon.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Warhammer/SLIT_WH40KA_MKTG_Backgkround_Hive.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/ART/Warhammer/SLIT_WH40KA_MKTG_Backgkround_Hive.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 488px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1551/ARMAGEDDON.MUST.NOT.BE.LOST! Fri, 6 Nov 2014 GMT Gary Grigsbys War in the East Huge New Beta Update Available for Download News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WITE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East</em>, the most detailed Eastern Front wargame ever made, has just received a huge beta update which is equivalent in terms of development time to a new expansion, making the game better than ever!&nbsp; This is possible four years after the release of <em>War in the East</em> thanks to the involvement and support of the community as well as the continued support of 2by3 Games.</p> <p> The change list is so long&nbsp; - 77 pages! &ndash; that we can&rsquo;t review it all in detail here.&nbsp; It includes 11 pages of new features, along with many bug fixes, scenario changes and many improvements to the equipment and device data. The overall goal is to improve game balance and historical accuracy ,as well as addressing issues that the community has requested. Among the changes are improvements to HQ Buildup, many improvements to CV calculation, air and ground combat results and reserve commitment.</p> <p> Because of the number of changes, we are releasing this beta update to the community for a thorough evaluation, before we make the final touches.</p> <p> Released in 2010, <em>War in the East</em> earned many accolades in the wargaming community by combining an unprecedented level of detail with a game on a scale to simulate the entire Eastern Front. All of this was done while maintaining playability, thanks to an intuitive interface, clever map filters and an effective report system that kept the player informed of all important events and changes.&nbsp;</p> <p> Now, almost four years after release, support and improvements continue.&nbsp; The sheer magnitude of the 1.08 update matches the scale of the game.&nbsp; Be sure to grab this important beta update and report your findings on our <em>War in the East </em>forums.</p> <p> The full change log of the update can be found <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/WitEChangelog1.08.00.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p> The update can be downloaded from our <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/members/privateDL.asp?gid=372">Members Club</a> as long as you have Registered your copy of War in the East there.&nbsp; If you have not registered yet, registration is easy and gives you access to all beta updates for each registered game.</p> <p> Find out more about <em>War in the East</em> on the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1m1U5XZ">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1550/Gary.Grigsbys.War.in.the.East.Huge.New.Beta.Update.Available.for.Download Thu, 5 Nov 2014 GMT Alea Jacta Est featured on weekly streaming session News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AIE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Join us tonight for another Surturrific Stream, as we take a look at Alea Jacta Est, the Ageod game set during the time of the Roman Civil Wars. During this stream, Surtur will guide you through one of the scenarios in game as he covers the gameplay and strategy basics. Any newcomer to the series is advised to watch, as this stream is aimed to teach you how to jump into the game as quickly as possible! For Ageod veterans however, there is also reason to join. Not&nbsp; only will they be able to give Surtur some (much needed?) pointers, but Ageod designer Philippe Thibaut will also be joining us in the Twitch chat and will be at your service!</p> <p> The Stream will be live on the official <a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT">Slitherine Group Twitch Channel</a>&nbsp;at 20:00 CET (14:00 EST)</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1549/Alea.Jacta.Est.featured.on.weekly.streaming.session Thu, 5 Nov 2014 GMT Another wargaming classic lands on Steam! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AIE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Alea Jacta Est: Roman Civil Wars is now available on Steam, together with two DLCs: Spartacus Revolt and Cantabrian Wars. The launch is also a great opportunity to give a further chance for players to get their hands on this classic AGEod game at a discounted price: Alea Jacta Est will be available for one week only at $ 9,99! That&rsquo;s 60% off!&nbsp;</p> <p> If you have bought Alea Jacta Est from The Slitherine Group (Slitherine, Matrix Games or Ageod), you will be able to redeem a free Steam key&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a>.</p> <p> <strong>About the game</strong></p> <p> With an incredible level of rich historical detail and historical accuracy, Alea Jacta Est is one of the few strategy games where the player must face the real dilemmas and challenges of the Romans during the time. Not only must you build and train armies, manoeuvre them and engage the enemy, but you must also maintain an economic and diplomatic balance with your neighbours.</p> <p> Using the successful and famous AGE engine,&nbsp;Alea Jacta Est&nbsp;covers the whole of Europe, Northern Africa, and part of Eastern Europe, part of more than 2,800 regions, complete with cities, roads, fortifications, weather types, tribes and kingdoms of the time of the scenario. Featuring 5 campaigns from 87 BC to 197 AD, hundreds of historical leaders, units and events,&nbsp;Alea Jacta Est&nbsp;is a must-have for any grand strategy fan.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1x3443d">here</a> for the official Steam page.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1548/Another.wargaming.classic.lands.on.Steam! Wed, 4 Nov 2014 GMT Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required News; <p> <strong>Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required, to work at our new Head Office in Epsom UK.&nbsp;<br /> </strong>&bull; Required to work on our existing technologies including PBEM++ and STUB engines&nbsp;<br /> &bull; To work on the Battle Academy engine; currently involving games such as Battle Academy 2, Hell, Pike and Shot and other titles not yet announced.&nbsp;<br /> &bull; To work directly on other Slitherine internal projects</p> <p> &bull; Developers at all levels required with excellent interpersonal skills, to be responsible for supporting our external development partners.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Required Skills&nbsp;<br /> </strong>&bull; A knowledge and enthusiasm for our genre of games a strong advantage&nbsp;<br /> &bull; Excellent C/C++&nbsp;skills&nbsp;<br /> &bull; Solid C# skills&nbsp;<br /> &bull; Problem solving skills&nbsp;<br /> &bull; Ability to work with external development teams&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Advantages&nbsp;<br /> </strong>&bull; Previous professional games programming experience&nbsp;<br /> &bull; Knowledge of PHP and other web technologies&nbsp;<br /> &bull; Wargaming experience&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please send your CV to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:career@slitherine.co.uk">career@slitherine.co.uk</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1547/Slitherine.is.recruiting:.Programmers.required Tue, 3 Nov 2014 GMT