Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2017, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 19 FEB 2017 03:56 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif This Week in Matrix #12 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Welcome back, fellow wargamers! Here we are to bring you all the information on what happened in the past five days here at <strong>Matrix Games!</strong></p> <p> Waste no time!</p> <p> <strong>Monday, February 13 - <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2155/Strategic.Command:.WWII.in.Europe.2nd.place.on.Grogheads">Strategic Command: WWII in Europe 2nd place on Grogheads</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Tuesday, February 14 - <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2157/Happy.Valentine's.Day!">Happy Valentine&#39;s Day!</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Wednesday, February 15 - <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2158/Ageod.announces.The.English.Civil.War!">Ageod announces The English Civil War!</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Thursday, February 16 &ndash; <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4229322">Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm AAR</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Friday, February 17 - <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2160/A.look.at.features.in.Afghanistan.'11.-.Hearts.&amp;.Minds!">A look at features in Afghanistan &#39;11 - Hearts &amp; Minds!</a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2161/This.Week.in.Matrix.#12 Sat, 17 Feb 2017 GMT A look at features in Afghanistan '11 - Hearts & Minds! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AFG11-Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In this first Feature video we highlight one of the core gameplay concepts in the upcoming counter-insurgency turn-based strategy game: <a href="/products/641/details/Afghanistan.'11" target="_blank">Afghanistan &#39;11</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Winning Hearts &amp; Minds is vital to your strategy. Will you manage to stabilize the region?</div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NbrRp-dw65o" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Afghanistan &#39;11 </strong>is currently on beta and it&#39;ll be released on march 23rd! Stay tuned for more news.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2160/A.look.at.features.in.Afghanistan.'11.-.Hearts.&.Minds! Sat, 17 Feb 2017 GMT Order of Battle: U.S. Marines wins the Grogheads Readers' Choice Award! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoBP-USM_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Every year <strong>Grogheads </strong>gives<strong>&nbsp;</strong>voice to its community and lets it decide on the best games of the year.</p> <p> We have the pleasure to announce that this year <a href="/products/610/details/Order.of.Battle:.U.S..Marines." target="_blank">Order of Battle: U.S. Marines</a>&nbsp;won the first place in its category, <strong>Digital DLC / Expansion of the Year</strong>.</p> <p> It was followed by <a href="/products/619/details/Scourge.of.War:.Quatre.Bras" target="_blank">Scourge of War: Quatre Bras</a>&nbsp;(2nd place) and another Order of Battle expansion, <a href="/products/618/details/Order.of.Battle:.Winter.War" target="_blank">Winter War</a>&nbsp;(3rd place). You can check the other awards <a href="http://grogheads.com/?p=13807" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> A big thanks to Grogheads and its community!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2159/Order.of.Battle:.U.S..Marines.wins.the.Grogheads.Readers'.Choice.Award! Thu, 15 Feb 2017 GMT Ageod announces The English Civil War! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that you call a Gentleman and is nothing else&rdquo; </em>&ndash; <strong>Oliver Cromwell, 1643</strong></p> <p> The shadow of the Thirty Years War hit the British Isles in 1625, as Charles I became King of England. Accustomed to a weaker Scottish Parliament, the new King found fiercer opposition from the Parliament in London.</p> <p> Now, only two decades later, open war has started with the Royalists facing the Parliamentarians, and the conflict is raging in England and Scotland.</p> <p> The Country is at odds, its population forced to take a side and torn apart by religious divisions.</p> <p> No one can be neutral this time. To whom will you swear your loyalty? To the King or to the Parliament?</p> <p> The choice is yours!</p> <p> A new game from Ageod is in the development, and it will focus on the grim years of the English Civil War (1642-1646)!</p> <p> Directly from the product page:</p> <p> &ldquo;<em>With a detailed selection of the historical units of the conflict you will find the <strong>Covenanters</strong>, <strong>Newcastle&rsquo;s whitecoats, Cromwell&rsquo;s Ironside&rsquo;s, the new model Army or the Cornwallis legendary infantry</strong>. Players can build and manage their armies, throughout the campaigns set in the various theaters of operations like Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Bristol, Lincolnshire&rdquo;</em></p> <p> Two playable factions, Six scenarios, Historical Events triggered throughout the game, Regional Decision Cards, all of this and more, will make you relive the wars that laid the foundation of the British Empire.</p> <p> Get more information about the <strong>English Civil War</strong> game from its <a href="/products/683/details/English.Civil.War">product page</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW01_ok.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW01_ok.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW03_ok.jpg" style="text-align: center;" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW03_ok.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW02_ok.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW02_ok.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW04_ok.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/English_Civil_War/ECW04_ok.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2158/Ageod.announces.The.English.Civil.War! Thu, 15 Feb 2017 GMT Happy Valentine's Day! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We believe in love. Love binds us together, sustains us during hard times and makes life worth it.</p> <p> And what better way to show your love to your loved ones than giving them a <strong>WARGAME?</strong></p> <p> This Valentine&#39;s Day celebrate with your significant other by parading your army in front of your vanquished foes! Crush the enemy, see them driven before you, and then buy them a box of chocolates.</p> <p> The following games will be discounted at 30% off during Valentine&#39;s Day.</p> <ul> <li> <a href="/products/645/details/Order.of.Battle:.Blitzkrieg" target="_blank">Order of Battle Blitzkrieg</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/603/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Shadow.of.the.Shogun." target="_blank">Sengoku Jidai</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/647/details/Panzer.Corps.Gold" target="_blank">Panzer Corps Gold</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/541/details/Battle.Academy.2:.Eastern.Front" target="_blank">Battle Academy 2</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/583/details/Pike.and.Shot:.Campaigns." target="_blank">Pike and Shot Campaigns</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/596/details/Victory.and.Glory:.Napoleon" target="_blank">Victory and Glory</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/349/details/Mark.H..Walker's.Lock.'n.Load:.Heroes.of.Stalingrad" target="_blank">Mark H. Walker&#39;s Lock &#39;n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/558/details/Decisive.Campaigns:.Barbarossa" target="_blank">Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/507/details/Gary.Grigsby's.War.in.the.West" target="_blank">Gary Grigsby&#39;s War in the West</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/595/details/Polaris.Sector" target="_blank">Polaris Sector</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/586/details/Heroes.of.Normandie" target="_blank">Heroes of Normandie</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/588/details/Battle.of.the.Bulge." target="_blank">Battle of The Bulge</a></li> <li> <a href="/products/560/details/Vietnam.'65" target="_blank">Vietnam 65</a></li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Just insert &quot;LoveWargames&quot; in the Discount Coupon field when you&#39;re checking out in the store and you&#39;re set!</strong></p> <p> Happy Valentine&#39;s Day, and happy wargaming to everyone!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2157/Happy.Valentine's.Day! Wed, 14 Feb 2017 GMT Strategic Command: WWII in Europe 2nd place on Grogheads News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Excellent news! <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" target="_blank"><strong>Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe</strong></a> has won <strong>second place</strong> in the category for <strong>OVERALL DIGITAL GAME</strong> in the <em>GROGHEADS</em> <a href="http://grogheads.com/?p=13807"><strong>2016 Readers Choice Award</strong></a> contest!</p> <p> This is a well-deserved recognition of the tremendous work the developers have put into this wargame.&nbsp;</p> <p> Thank you to everyone who participated!</p> <p> <a href="http://grogheads.com/?p=13807" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/StrategicCommand/SC_2nd_place.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2155/Strategic.Command:.WWII.in.Europe.2nd.place.on.Grogheads Tue, 13 Feb 2017 GMT Sanctus Reach: How to use the editor and a CONTEST! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Sanctus_reach_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> One of the most interesting features of <a href="/products/634/details/Warhammer.40,000:.Sanctus.Reach" target="_blank">Sanctus Reach</a> is the possibility of shaping your own dream battlefield with the immediate editor which comes with the game.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Watch this extremely useful tutorial video made by Mark from Straylight - an essential watch if you want to master the in game editor!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/myAFhnOv10g" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You&#39;re going to need all your editing skills and knowledge if you want to win our contest: <strong>make your own custom scenario and send it to us</strong>. We will pick the best designed scenario and<strong> the winner will receive a box of pro-painted Space Wolves or Orks miniatures!</strong></p> <p> That&#39;s it, you heard it right. You have a chance to win some awesome Citadel models. You&#39;ll have time until March 1st to submit your custom made scenario to us.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Editor contest</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Make your scenario and send it us before March 1st. </u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Instructions are:</p> <p> 1. Download <a href="https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Sites/MYCAMPAIGN.rar" target="_blank">this campaign</a> and extract to My Documents &gt; My Games &gt; Sanctus &gt; Campaigns</p> <p> 2. Rename the folder to the name of your Campaign (with no spaces!)</p> <p> 3. In the newly renamed folder, go into Text1 and Change the Campaign Name and Campaign Description lines to you desire!</p> <p> 4. Open up the Editor</p> <p> 5. Select your Renamed Campaign and create a new scenario</p> <p> 6. Make your level!&nbsp;</p> <p> 7. Use the Sanctus Squad Names Plugin and attach a name to each Space Wolf Units</p> <p> 8. Save their Level using the save button</p> <p> 9. When finished, Zip up the Campaign folder you renamed and send it to <a href="mailto:albertoc@slitherine.co.uk">albertoc@slitherine.co.uk</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We&#39;ll pick the winner and he or she will have the choice to receive either a box of Space Wolves or Orks miniatures, already assembled and painted and ready to be employed on the field of battle!</p> <p> Don&#39;t miss this amazing opportunity to leave your mark on Sanctus Reach and win a lot of Games Workshop miniatures!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2156/Sanctus.Reach:.How.to.use.the.editor.and.a.CONTEST! Tue, 13 Feb 2017 GMT This Week in Matrix #11 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_korea_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello wargamers! Another great week has passed, and a lot of things have happened, here in the dark laboratories of Matrix Games.</p> <p> Let waste no time!</p> <p> <strong>Monday, February 6<sup>th</sup></strong>- <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2146/New.episode.for.Command.LIVE!.Korean.Missile.Crisis.Announced!">New episode for Command LIVE! Korean Missile Crisis Announced!</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Tuesday, February 7<sup>th</sup></strong>- <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2147/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk..Scenario.Gameplay.Explanation">Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk Scenario Gameplay Explanation</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Wednesday, February 8<sup>th</sup></strong>- <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2150/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk.gets.a.Twitch.Stream!">Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk gets a Twitch Stream!</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Thursday, February 9<sup>th</sup></strong>- <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2151/Afghanistan.'11.to.be.released.on.March.23rd!">Afghanistan &#39;11 to be released on March 23rd!</a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2154/This.Week.in.Matrix.#11 Sat, 10 Feb 2017 GMT An introduction to Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OoB_Kriegsmarine_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we have decided to take a more in-depth look at the next DLC in the Order of Battle series: <a href="/products/677/details/Order.of.Battle:.Kriegsmarine" target="_blank">Kriegsmarine</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Why the Kriegsmarine?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Well, mostly three reasons.</p> <p> First, the upcoming Skirmish Mode has several naval maps available. By giving Germany an extensive roster of naval units, the nation can be also used on these types of maps.</p> <p> Second, we haven&#39;t had meaningful naval combat in any campaign since the release of the original Pacific War content. The Kriegsmarine DLC allows us to revisit this aspect of the game and gives us the opportunity to tweak and add gameplay mechanics to make naval warfare even more exciting.</p> <p> Third&hellip; very few strategy games cover the Kriegsmarine in an extensive way. While its historical role was fairly small in comparison to the air and land battles waged by Germany, it none the less allows us to add a lot of exciting new units, scenarios and features to the game. It is an incredibly fascinating subject, and we felt it&rsquo;d make for a unique and original DLC.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Unique situations and scenarios.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In the years before the start of the war, the Germans had big plans for their fleet. Through extensive building programs specified in &quot;Plan Z&quot;, they envisioned to match the British Royal Navy by 1945. The Kriegsmarine campaign visits alternative history in which these plans are turned into reality.<br /> <br /> It starts with historical battles such as the actions around the Norwegian coast, U-boat attacks on Allied convoys and the clashes with the Royal Navy. From there on it moves toward more &quot;what-if&quot; content, offering alternative history where Germany invests much more resources into its Navy. This allows large naval clashes with both the British and American navies toward the end of the campaign, as well as the possibility to build a powerful carrier fleet.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/Q2.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/Q2.png" style="width: 600px; height: 278px;" /></a></p> <p> <em>Fw 200, CV Jade, AV Greif, Bf 109 T, CL K&ouml;nigsberg, DD Type 1934, Ar 196, CV Graf Zeppelin, Ju 87 C</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Original challenges.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Because the amount of units is lower than in land-based scenarios, each ship plays a vital role. And while land units can receive reinforcements quite easily, repairing a ship requires either the presence of a port or a repair ship. Mistakes that lead to heavy damage or the loss of a capital ship will thus have a big impact on each battle and the campaign as a whole.</p> <p> The wide-open areas of sea and ocean, covered by fog of war also provide a constant feeling of tension and uncertainly. With the threat of hidden submarine attacks and unexpected carrier-based air strikes the tide of battle can turn quickly. All this adds an exciting game of &quot;hide and seek&quot; to naval warfare, and makes effective reconnaissance vital for success.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>New units and mechanics.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> One of the new mechanics introduced in this update is that battleships fire their main guns through a special ability. While the default attack uses smaller calibre secondary gun armament, this new ability gives access to the high range and massive hitting power of the main battery. Similar to torpedo attacks however, it has a cooldown of one turn, meaning you have to think carefully when to fire the big guns and against what. Combined with different firing animations from both the primary and secondary gun attacks, this certainly makes battleships feel more unique in the upcoming update.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Another one of my personal favorites is the Bussard-class seaplane tender. This ships carries a big crane in the rear and a rail-mounted catapult system along the deck for launching and maintaining large flying boats and floatplanes. It can be used as a sort of &quot;pre-carrier&quot; when combined with Heinkel He 59 floatplanes armed with bombs or torpedoes.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/Q4.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/Q4.png" style="width: 600px; height: 278px;" /></a></p> <p> <em>Scharnhorst, Bismarck, He 59, Bussard</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Specializing.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The German naval expansion program of Plan Z is one of the unique specializations available in the KM campaign. It increases the amount of deployable naval units in scenarios and adds a one-time resource boost. More importantly however, it unlocks access to both the Flugzeugtr&auml;ger and Schlachtschiffe specializations. The first gives early-war access to the Graf Zeppelin aircraft carrier and carrier-based aircraft types, while the second allows the construction of H-class battleships and O-class battlecruisers to compete with late-war allied counterparts.<br /> <br /> To reflect the unreliable German torpedoes in the opening years of the war, a &quot;Torpedo Improvements&quot; ability is also available. This increases the damage potential of all torpedo attacks, bringing them to the same level as the British variants.<br /> <br /> Besides these, a whole range of previous specializations such as Flight School, Naval Academy, Drop Tank and Damage Control are also available.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/Q7.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/Q7.png" style="width: 600px; height: 278px;" /></a></p> <p> <em>(Support Ship), BB Deutschland, U-boat Type VII, U-boat Type XXI, BB H-class, BC O-class, U-boat Type IX, (BB Bismarck)</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2153/An.introduction.to.Order.of.Battle:.Kriegsmarine Sat, 10 Feb 2017 GMT Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk is released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TotH_Kursk_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The Day of Reckoning is here. Are you ready to relive the key moments of the greatest armored battle of all time?</p> <p> &nbsp;<strong>Kursk</strong>, the first expansion of the acclaimed tactical wargame <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/679/details/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk" target="_blank">Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk is just released</a>, </strong>featuring three different battles during Operation Citadel!</p> <p> You&rsquo;ll have to fight in larger maps, having at your disposal more units than in the base game, making the game a true tactical challenge!</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Tigers%20on%20the%20Hunt%20Kursk%20.pdf" target="_blank"><em>For more information on how the new scenarios work check this page</em></a></p> <p> <strong>But the news isn&rsquo;t over!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Need to see some action? Our friend <em>idjester </em>will stream the</strong><strong>game on his <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/idjester">Twitch Channel</a> Today from 6:00-9:00 pm EST and again on Friday Night from 6:00-9:00 pm EST, with two extra copies of the game to giveaway!<br /> </strong><br /> Watch the Stream&nbsp;<a href="https://www.twitch.tv/idjester">here&nbsp;</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/idjester" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Tigers on the Hunt/toth_kursk_twitch_spotlight.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2152/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk.is.released! Fri, 9 Feb 2017 GMT Afghanistan '11 to be released on March 23rd! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AFG11-Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We&rsquo;re really pleased to announce that <a href="/products/641/details/Afghanistan.'11" target="_blank">Afghanistan &rsquo;11</a> will hit your screens on March 23<sup>rd</sup>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/i5SbAoedFfk" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Afghanistan &rsquo;11 builds upon the very successful&nbsp;<strong>Vietnam &rsquo;65</strong>&nbsp;and brings its original formula to the desolate mountains of Afghanistan, where the US armed forces, assisted by the local Afghan National Army, fought for years against an invisible enemy.</p> <p> Afghanistan &rsquo;11 isn&rsquo;t your standard wargame: if you want to win it won&rsquo;t just be about eliminating the enemy on the battlefield, but you will need to conquer the Hearts &amp; Minds of the locals by ensuring safety to villages, isolating and eliminating Taliban units, training the Afghan army and building and protecting infrastructure.</p> <p> Logistics and organization will be extremely important as the Taliban and tribal militias will attempt to thwart your efforts with sneaky ambushes and sudden strikes &ndash; the enemy plays hide and seek and could be everywhere and only the most skilled strategist will manage to win the war in Afghanistan and help build a modern nation.</p> <p> Afghanistan &rsquo;11 brings back the extremely succesful formula of Vietnam &rsquo;65 and expands on it. The gameplay is now richer than ever! Extend your supply lines with a whole new modular FOB system. It will be the player&rsquo;s duty to fight the war on drug production &ndash; destroy opium crops and deprive the Taliban of their economic sustenance. Oversee dynamic national elections which could affect your whole strategy! React to many unique political events which will add further unpredictability to your game! And much more.</p> <p> Last but not least, the <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/580710" target="_blank">Steam page</a> is also now live!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://slitherine.com/files/games/641/20170202073038.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/games/641/20170202073038.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 375px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://slitherine.com/files/games/641/20170202073027.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/games/641/20170202073027.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 375px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2151/Afghanistan.'11.to.be.released.on.March.23rd! Fri, 9 Feb 2017 GMT Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk gets a Twitch Stream! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TotH_Kursk_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk will be released tomorrow</strong>, and to celebrate this important occasion, our friend <em>Idjester</em> will stream the game on his <strong>Twitch Channel</strong> on <strong>Thursday Feb 9th</strong> from <strong>6:00-9:00 pm EST</strong> and again on <strong>Friday Night</strong> from <strong>6:00-9:00 pm EST!</strong></p> <p> Watch the Stream <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/idjester" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/679/details/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk" target="_blank">product page</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/idjester" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Tigers on the Hunt/toth_kursk_twitch_spotlight.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2150/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk.gets.a.Twitch.Stream! Thu, 8 Feb 2017 GMT Sanctus Reach Twitch Stream announcement! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Sanctus_reach_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> More news for <a href="http://slitherine.com/products/634/details/Warhammer40,000:SanctusReach" target="_blank">Sanctus Reach</a>!</p> <p> This Friday on February 10th we&#39;re going to host a special live Twitch Stream!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/z5f5voPsgbc" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Agrippa Maxentius is going to face the orkish hordes in the Death or Glory mission! Live at 5pm CET / 4pm GMT / 11am EST, only on <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2149/Sanctus.Reach.Twitch.Stream.announcement! Thu, 8 Feb 2017 GMT Sanctus Reach: the KROM Update! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Sanctus_reach_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="http://slitherine.com/products/634/details/Warhammer40,000:SanctusReach" target="_blank"><strong>Sanctus Reach</strong></a> gets a major update today!</p> <p> The team is working hard on the game, and we&#39;re making use of the ton of feedback the community gave us.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This update focuses on a&nbsp;<strong>much better force selection phase - </strong>you now get a much greater choice of units on the force selection screen. You will get far more of your upgraded units and in general much more choice. It also comes with a lot of balancing done and many improvements to the AI. And did I mention that you now have much more freedom with camera movements, and that it&#39;s now possible to destroy wrecked vehicles?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Read the full changelog&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=437&amp;t=75945&amp;sid=0b256823b88bffbbb70173484b023263" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> As we&#39;ve said, work continues with Sanctus Reach. We&#39;re planning to make the game better and better and release new content, so expect news soon!</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2148/Sanctus.Reach:.the.KROM.Update! Wed, 7 Feb 2017 GMT Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk Scenario Gameplay Explanation News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TotH_Kursk_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The <strong>release date</strong> for the first official installment of <strong>Tigers on the Hunt</strong> is approaching, so it could be interesting to know how differently it plays from the original game.</p> <p> <strong>Take a look at this document developers have put together!</strong></p> <p> Get more information about <strong>Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk</strong> from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/679/details/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk" target="_blank">product page!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Tigers on the Hunt Kursk .pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Tothk_stack.jpg" style="width: 647px; height: 909px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2147/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk..Scenario.Gameplay.Explanation Wed, 7 Feb 2017 GMT New episode for Command LIVE! Korean Missile Crisis Announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_korea_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> North Korea has been a pariah for many decades among the International Community. Its totalitarian regime has strongly pursued the policy of &ldquo;military-first&rdquo; (or Songun), building one of the largest military apparatus in the world.</p> <p> His ambitions have achieved a new phase with the active development of a nuclear deterrent, and different warheads have been tested in the last years, violating numerous UN resolutions.</p> <p> What if he develops the capacity to directly hit the continental area of the United States? What kind of response would this threat trigger?</p> <p> <strong>Korean Missile Crisis&nbsp;</strong>is the latest installment in the acclaimed&nbsp;<em>Command LIVE series</em>, and it aims to explore a scenario where Russia and the US are competing to put an end to Pyongyang&rsquo;s ambitions</p> <p> <strong>A full analysis of the situation has been dispatched! Read the in-depth analysis! </strong></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/681/details/Command.Live:.Korean.Missile.Crisis" target="_blank">Product Page!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/C-Live Korea Spotlight/Command Live Issue 5.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/C-Live Korea Spotlight/Command Live 5 Newspaper_stack.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2146/New.episode.for.Command.LIVE!.Korean.Missile.Crisis.Announced! Tue, 6 Feb 2017 GMT This Week in Matrix #10 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TotH_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello fellow wargamers! This has been another busy week but if you fear to have missed something, you have only to check the list below to be updated on the last news!</p> <p> <strong>January 30<sup>th</sup> - <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2138/Tigers.on.the.Hunt:.Kursk.-.A.video.introduction">Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk - A video introduction</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>January 31<sup>st</sup> - <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2141/Strategic.Command.goes.Napoleonic!">Strategic Command goes Napoleonic!</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>January 31<sup>st</sup> - <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2143/New.position.open.at.Matrix.Games.LLC">New position open at Matrix Games LLC</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>February 1<sup>st</sup> - </strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/351/details/War.in.the.Pacific.-.Admiral's.Edition">War in the Pacific Admiral Edition Manuals are back in stock!</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2145/This.Week.in.Matrix.#10 Sat, 3 Feb 2017 GMT Sovereignty is released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The 4x fantasy game <a href="http://slitherine.com/products/524/details/Sovereignty:.Crown.of.Kings" target="_blank">Sovereignty</a> has finally clawed its way out of the clutches of Early Access into the gaming universe.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/51Mmo6sOgqs" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Sovereignty brings the 4X concept to a fantasy world. Mixing grand strategy, where resource management, diplomacy, and military aspects are key to progress and turn-based battles, where players are confronted with tactical issues.</p> <p> The game features a bevy of different races and cultures, including Giants, Orcs, Humans, Dwarves, Elves and even chaotic evil factions. The game also includes a diplomacy, trade, recruitment and magic system that really fleshes out the existing concepts.</p> <p> Although not an RPG, it makes use of the Good/Evil system present in many of these games.&nbsp; Some countries will be good, focused on chivalry and the betterment of society as a whole. Others, such as the dark and deeply occult wizards of Maledor, or the vicious Khazoth Orcs will have only plunder and destruction on their minds, falling into the Chaotic Evil category.&nbsp; With over 35 unique factions, you&#39;ll surely find what you&#39;re looking for in this gem of a game.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2144/Sovereignty.is.released! Fri, 2 Feb 2017 GMT New position open at Matrix Games LLC News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_CMANO_WOTY_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> This is an excellent opportunity to&nbsp;<strong>join our professional simulation and wargaming team in the U.S.A.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Professional s</strong>trategy gaming developer and publisher Matrix Games LLC is looking for a Strategy Gaming Specialist to help develop the next generation of professional Battlespace Simulations.</p> <p> Role: <strong>Strategy Gaming Specialist</strong></p> <p> This position will support a new effort in strategy gaming for operational customers.</p> <p> The position will require an understanding of strategy gaming structures, LUA&nbsp;scripting, and military operations.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/Cw44nneXcAAY4am.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> The successful candidate will provide technical support to strategy and wargaming tasking, including database development, scenario development, and process definition support. Some ancillary software support will be required.</p> <p> The majority of work will be to support government customers; the successful candidate must be able to obtain a US security clearance.</p> <p> <strong>Requirements</strong>:</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bachelor&rsquo;s of Science Degree, or experience in LUA scripting and strategy simulations and &nbsp;gaming</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Experience with complex strategy gaming environments</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Understanding of LUA scripting</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Attention to Detail</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Excellent written communication skills</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Preferred Qualifications</strong>:</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bachelor&rsquo;s of Science Degree in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Experience in complex strategy gaming design, application, or use</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Demonstrated experience working with customers at various levels</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Effective interpersonal communication skills</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Demonstrated effective verbal communication with clients at all levels</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively manage various project activities ensuring accurate task completion</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The candidates should apply in writing to <a href="mailto:jobs@matrixgames.com">jobs@matrixgames.com</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2143/New.position.open.at.Matrix.Games.LLC Wed, 31 Jan 2017 GMT Sovereignty: read about the factions! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> With the full release of <a href="/products/524/details/Sovereignty:.Crown.of.Kings" target="_blank"><strong>Sovereignty: Crown of Kings</strong></a> only two days away, today we&#39;re going to have a look at the many factions available in the game!</p> <p> Sovereignty features 35 original fantasy factions, each of them providing a unique starting position and diverse gameplay. With so many options, Sovereignty has huge replay value! Click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Guides/Factions%20Preview.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> to have a look at the factions in game.</p> <p> The game is being released on Thursday February 2nd on PC and Steam. Don&#39;t miss it!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2142/Sovereignty:.read.about.the.factions! Wed, 31 Jan 2017 GMT