Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2017, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 17 AUG 2017 22:16 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Order of Battle: Burma Road is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoB_BR_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The anticipated new chapter of the Order of Battle series is here: <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=700" target="_blank">Burma Road</a> is out!</p> <p> Lead the British forces and their allies in the desperate defence of south Asia against the invading Japanese army. Fight across an unexplored theater and defend the gate to India.</p> <p> Terrain is a double edged sword, it will hinder and endanger both your troops and those of your enemy. Turn this to your advantage: only by mastering the intricacies of jungle warfare will you manage to overcome your opponent. Make use of expert jungle fighters and train your army to adapt to the theater.</p> <p> Execute deep infiltration attacks into enemy territory, striking unexpectedly and disrupting the Japanese supply lines! Make them pay for any progress until they have bled enough that they can be beaten back.</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/JO_1ertV6JM" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Burma Road</strong> adds a vast number of new units (over 70!) to an already huge roster. With new planes, artillery, infantry and several new factions, specializations and commanders and a campaign 13 scenarios long, Burma Road is a must have for any Order of Battle fan.</p> <p> It is accompanied by a big update which brings the game to v.4.1.1. Make sure to read the changelog! Among all new content being added to the game, some Burma Road units and commanders will be made available in other campaigns.</p> <p> Last but not least: don&rsquo;t miss Burma Road live on <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch</a> at 5 pm CEST!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2318/Order.of.Battle:.Burma.Road.is.out! Fri, 17 Aug 2017 GMT Digital Boardgames Sales Week! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CatalogCover_100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today&rsquo;s the day! The &ldquo;<strong>Digital </strong><strong>Boardgames Sales Week</strong>&rdquo; is finally here, bringing a great discount to many beloved titles!</p> <div> <p> <strong>From today to Wednesday, the 23rd of August</strong>, the games listed below will be <b>30% off </b>using the c<span style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">oupon code <strong><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">&quot;DICE17&quot; </span></strong>during the checkout</span>, so don&rsquo;t miss this chance and get them while you can!<br /> And if you need help using the coupon, you can read our guide <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4269624" target="_blank">HERE!</a></p> </div> <div> <br /> But let&rsquo;s get down to business, we all know you are here for the titles, so here it comes!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=588" target="_blank">- Battle of the Bulge</a></div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=424" target="_blank">- Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear</a></div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=473" target="_blank">- Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel</a></div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=373" target="_blank">- Conquest! Medieval Realms</a></div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=550" target="_blank">- Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow</a></div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=285" target="_blank">- Empires in Arms</a></div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=378" target="_blank">- Field of Glory</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=330" target="_blank">- Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s: World at War A World Divided</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=388" target="_blank">- Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=586" target="_blank">- Heroes of Normandie</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=542" target="_blank">- Legions of Steel</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=545" target="_blank">- Magnifico</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=349" target="_blank">- Mark H. Walker&rsquo;s Lock &lsquo;n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=583" target="_blank">- Pike &amp; Shot Campaigns</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=514" target="_blank">- Qvadriga</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=603" target="_blank">- Sengoku Jidai</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=578" target="_blank">- Tigers on the Hunt</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=596" target="_blank">- Victory &amp; Glory: Napoleon</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=296" target="_blank">- World in Flames</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Additionally, we also have a couple of expansion packs on discount:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=488" target="_blank">- Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=644" target="_blank">- Sengoku Jidai: Mandate of Heaven</a><br /> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=519" target="_blank">- World in Flames Map Pack</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 11px; line-height: normal;"> <span style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">Also, to celebrate the <b>&ldquo;Digital Boardgames Sales Week&rdquo;, </b>we&rsquo;re going to have a bunch of related streams next week!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 11px; line-height: normal;"> - Thursday, 17<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> of August: <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=514" target="_blank"><strong>Qvadriga </strong></a>(4 PM to 5 PM)<br /> -&nbsp; Friday, 18<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> of August: <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=603" target="_blank"><strong>Sengoku Jidai</strong></a> (8 PM to 9 PM)<br /> - Monday, 21<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> of August: <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=586" target="_blank"><strong>Heroes of Normandie</strong></a> (5 PM to 6 PM)<br /> - Wednesday, 23<sup><font size="2">rd</font></sup> of August: <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=550" target="_blank"><strong>Drive on Moscow </strong></a>(5 PM to 6 PM)</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 11px; line-height: normal;"> C<span style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">ome join us on our <a href="http://twitch.tv/Slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">Twitch!</font></a></span></p> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> That&rsquo;s it! If you were bored and didn&rsquo;t know what to do during these last days of Summer, now you do! Have fun!</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2317/Digital.Boardgames.Sales.Week! Thu, 16 Aug 2017 GMT Afghanistan '11 - The MOAB update is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AFG11-Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=641" target="_blank"><strong>Afghanistan &rsquo;11&nbsp;</strong></a>is getting an update with many new exciting features, and it&rsquo;s completely FREE!</p> <p> Before we talk about it, though, we want to announce that <strong>Afghanistan &rsquo;11 is now 34% of</strong>f <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=641" target="_blank">on our site</a>, so if you still don&rsquo;t have it and you are interested (of course you are, why else would you be here otherwise?) go grab it RIGHT NOW! The discount will last for a week.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But let&rsquo;s get back to the update and talk about it!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1CrL8fvhxzE" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br /> The first and probably most important new feature is the <strong>MOAB</strong>!</p> <p> The MOAB is a very interesting weapon: it costs a lot in terms of PP and HM but if used correctly it can be a huge asset. It disables the Taliban and Militia caves and kills enemy units in the bomb radius. High risk &ndash; High reward!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The second new feature helps your logistics: it carries your troops and vehicles around the map in a safer and more efficient way!</p> <p> <br /> With <strong>Convoys</strong> you will be able to link up to 6 vehicles and move them together around the map while having the possibility to move each of these vehicles away from the convoy whenever you want.<br /> Are you mad because enemy mines blow up your &ldquo;Buffalo&rdquo; every single time you move it out of the base? Are you sick of having to move each one of your 24 vehicles? This one is for you!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There are also many more features that will help to enhance your in-game experience, so let&rsquo;s take a rapid look at them:</p> <ul> <li> You can now drop Emergency UN Aid on villages</li> <li> Explosions adjacent or on villages reduces HM</li> <li> Helicopters can now rank up and have higher chance of surviving RPG fire</li> <li> Added exit ambush stance to Infantry</li> <li> Added hotkeys for Load (L) and Unload (U) actions</li> <li> NATO icon colours changes after handover</li> <li> Intel from villages now appear at less predictable intervals</li> <li> There is no handover penalty if PP is negative</li> <li> Repatriating units while PP is negative returns more PP</li> <li> Added rappelling animation to SF unloading from helicopters in mountains</li> <li> Units low on rations or fuel now warn the player before ending the turn</li> <li> Units low on rations will leave ambush, observation point or sentry</li> <li> Next / Previous unit buttons will work relative to the last unit selected</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can download the MOAB Update from the <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/members/publicDL.asp?gid=641" target="_blank">Members&#39; Area</a>.</p> <p> <br /> And that about wraps it up for today we hope you enjoy this new update just as much as we did!<br /> There are many more updates to come, so stay tuned and keep playing Afghanistan &rsquo;11!.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2316/Afghanistan.'11.-.The.MOAB.update.is.out! Sat, 11 Aug 2017 GMT Scourge of War: Waterloo - Collector's Edition is out NOW! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SoW_W_CE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/574/details/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo" target="_blank"><strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo</strong></a>, our acclaimed real-time wargame, by far the most detailed one about the War of the Seventh Coalition, has finally been released with a <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/703/details/search.asp" target="_blank"><strong>Collector&rsquo;s Edition</strong></a>!</p> <p> This is <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/703/details/search.asp" target="_blank"><strong>the ultimate Scourge of War: Waterloo collection</strong></a>, containing <u>all the expansions</u>&nbsp;and improvements released so far!</p> <p> Get the battle of Quatre Bras, Ligny, Wavre, Waterloo in a single epic package!</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/703/details/search.asp" target="_blank"><strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo Collector&#39;s&nbsp;Edition&nbsp;</strong></a>follows in the footsteps of its American Civil War predecessors and takes the action to one of the most famous battles in history. It is by far the most detailed game about the final battle of the&nbsp;<strong>War of the Seventh Coalition.</strong></p> <p> The game boasts 20 historical scenarios (from the French, Prussian and British perspectives), 3 multiplayer scenarios, unlimited user generated sandbox scenarios, and a sandbox campaign, which adds a campaign layer to the game providing more context for sandbox battles.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Buying <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/703/details/search.asp" target="_blank"><strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo Collector&rsquo;s Edition</strong></a> will grant you 29% off from the actual price of the game + the expansions!<br /> To celebrate this release<strong>, </strong>the basic game, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/574/details/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo" target="_blank"><strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo</strong></a> will have a 50% discount until the 16<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup>of August, therefore the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/703/details/search.asp" target="_blank"><strong>Collector&rsquo;s Edition </strong></a>will also be further discounted until then!</p> <p> This is the best time if you want to pick up this game, so don&rsquo;t miss this chance!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2315/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo.-.Collector's.Edition.is.out.NOW! Fri, 10 Aug 2017 GMT Order of Battle - Burma Road Preview Live Stream on Twitch! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoB_BR_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We will be showing <a href="http://slitherine.com/products/700/details/Order.of.Battle.Burma.Road" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle - Burma Road</strong></a> for the first time <a href="http://twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">on Twitch!</a></p> <p> Come say hello and enjoy the live stream with us the 11<sup>th</sup> of August, 11.00AM EDT / 4.00PM BST / 5.00PM CEST!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/spotlight/837_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2314/Order.of.Battle.-.Burma.Road.Preview.Live.Stream.on.Twitch! Tue, 7 Aug 2017 GMT This week in Matrix #16 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CatalogCover_100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello everyone! Welcome back to your favourite appointment about what happened in the last couple of days on this site!</p> <p> This week has been really exciting, we had a couple of really interesting news by our developers and some really important announcements and releases.<br /> <br /> But let&#39;s go straight to the point!</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/692/details/Battlestar.Galactica.Deadlock" target="_blank"><strong>Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - Campaign Preview live on Twitch!</strong></a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4322995&amp;mpage=1&amp;key=%26%2365533%3B" target="_blank"><b>Desert War - Interview with Devs</b></a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&amp;t=78643" target="_blank"><strong>Field of Glory II Dev Diary - Game Modes</strong></a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/692/details/Battlestar.Galactica.Deadlock" target="_blank"><strong>Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - Out on August 31<sup>st</sup></strong></a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4323917" target="_blank"><strong>Gary Grigsby&#39;s War in the West is out now on Steam!</strong></a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/700/details/Order.of.Battle.Burma.Road" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Burma Road Trailer</strong></a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&amp;t=78677" target="_blank"><strong>WE ARE HIRING!!</strong></a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2312/Empires.Apart.heads.into.Beta!" target="_blank"><strong>Empires Apart heads into Beta!</strong></a><br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2313/This.week.in.Matrix.#16 Sat, 4 Aug 2017 GMT Empires Apart heads into Beta! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/EA_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Just over a year ago we announced the collaboration with DESTINYbit on their upcoming title <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=675" target="_blank"><strong>Empires Apart</strong></a>.</p> <p> The game has the ambition to bring the feel of classic RTS games into the modern era and it&rsquo;s the work of love of true fans of the genre. It&rsquo;s been a long ride and the intervening months have been full of hard work. Now that we draw closer to release, the developer needs your help to fine tune, balance and bring the project to completion.</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/TTxSMZhEZZU" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can <a href="http://slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=675" target="_blank">join in</a> and help us refine the game &ndash; your feedback is very important to us, and it will contribute to making the game even better. You will be joining a group of very active and dedicated alpha-testers who are already in love with the game.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&quot;As a competitive RTS gamer, Empires Apart is a game I wouldn&rsquo;t miss. Got hooked up playing just the alpha, imagine what will happen in the final game</em>.&quot; &ndash; TheMista</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&quot;I am confident Empires Apart will be a great RTS game. All the signs are there that they will make a game worth playing, with dedicated developers, and actively getting community feedback from testers from a variety of backgrounds</em>.&quot; &nbsp;&ndash; robo_boro</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&quot;Even in the early alpha stages of the game, I had moments where I&#39;ve enjoyed playing Empires Apart more than Starcraft 2 at times</em>.&quot; &ndash; ZertoN</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=675" target="_blank">Empires Apart</a> is due to release this Fall on PC. Stay tuned, we&rsquo;ll publish and reveal more about the game soon! Want to hear all news about the game? Sign up for <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=675" target="_blank">our newsletter</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2312/Empires.Apart.heads.into.Beta! Sat, 4 Aug 2017 GMT WE ARE HIRING! EDIT - Position Filled News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CatalogCover_100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em><strong>EDIT - Position Filled</strong></em></p> <p> Slitherine is looking to add <strong>new manual writers </strong>to the team. The main requirement is knowledge and experience playing deep strategy games and wargames. This is a part time role working from home.</p> <p> The ideal candidate should feel comfortable writing basic and complex instructions within a set of provided layout styles. The candidate must have confidence editing other people&#39;s work, an ability to work within character limits and a deep understanding of game mechanics.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> A comprehensive knowledge of English grammar and language standards is a must and knowledge of military technical terms is an advantage.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Contact us at:&nbsp;career@slitherine.co.uk</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2311/WE.ARE.HIRING!.EDIT.-.Position.Filled Sat, 4 Aug 2017 GMT Order of Battle: Burma Road Trailer News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoB_BR_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> A new trailer for <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=700" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Burma Road </strong></a>has just been released, showing many of the new features and additions coming with this new expansion pack, ranging from units to scenarios and specializations. You will have to adapt to a new unfamiliar terrain if you want to prevail!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JOVHV7_IYPU" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=700" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Burma Road </strong></a>will be released <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=700" target="_blank"><strong>on our store</strong></a> and on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/626790/Order_of_Battle_Burma_Road/" target="_blank"><strong>Steam </strong></a>onthe 17<font size="2">th&nbsp;</font>of August!</p> <p> <br /> Are you ready, Commander?</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2310/Order.of.Battle:.Burma.Road.Trailer Fri, 3 Aug 2017 GMT Gary Grigsby's War in the West is out now on Steam! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank"><strong><u>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West</u></strong>,</a> the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made, has finally been released on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank"><strong><u>Steam</u></strong></a>!</p> <p> Join the fight and lead your troops to victory with this incredibly detailed simulation. Each squad and vehicle will be under your command, waiting for your orders, in a huge 36k hex map with a comprehensive new air game that will allow you to control the skies above the battleground.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> While your troops bring chaos and destruction on the field, you will also have to make plans for the logistic side of the battle, including rail usage, depots, trucks, ports and realistic interdictions.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Improve your World War II experience with the expansion &ldquo;<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644780/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West_Operation_Torch/" target="_blank"><strong>Operation Torch</strong></a>&rdquo;, that introduces 10 new challenging scenarios, including both historical and what-if operations like the &quot;<em>Battle for Tunisia</em>&quot;, &quot;<em>Operation Dragoon</em>&quot; and &quot;<em>Breach of the Gothic Line</em>&quot;.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So, are you ready to show what you got on the battlefield? <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank"><u>Grab <strong>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West </strong>on <strong>Steam </strong>now!</u></a><br /> Do you think you are not tough enough for this? <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIhyEpVKBkM&amp;list=PLk5K-IfEIqTu7vx2yvpcALRDCiH7rut3O" target="_blank"><u>Then watch the tutorials we just made for new players! </u></a>They&rsquo;ll guide you and teach you the core mechanics of the game.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2309/Gary.Grigsby's.War.in.the.West.is.out.now.on.Steam! Fri, 3 Aug 2017 GMT Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - Out on August 31st! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BSG-Deadlock_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We have the date lots of people were waiting for :) <strong>Battlestar Galactica Deadlock</strong>&nbsp;<strong>will be out on <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=692" target="_blank">PC</a> and <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/544610/Battlestar_Galactica_Deadlock/" target="_blank">Steam</a> on August 31st!</strong></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/_r28nUEmu6I" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The game is now under the spotlight of the press, and many YouTubers and journalists are publishing their impressions! Don&#39;t miss these amazing <a href="http://kotaku.com/we-finally-got-a-good-battlestar-galactica-game-1797423707" target="_blank">articles</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsdZFnjq7xw" target="_blank">videos</a>!</p> <p> <strong>We&#39;re also going to show the game live on Twitch next wednesday on August 9th at 11 am PDT! We&#39;ll be showing the campaign, <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/events/75521" target="_blank">don&#39;t miss this great event!</a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2308/Battlestar.Galactica.Deadlock.-.Out.on.August.31st! Thu, 2 Aug 2017 GMT Field of Glory II Dev Diary - Game Modes News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FoG2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Here we are today to have an in-depth look on <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=651" target="_blank">Field Of Glory II</a>&rsquo;s <strong>Game Modes</strong>.</p> <div> FOG2 has a number of game modes, designed to give the maximum amount of variety and replayability.</div> <div> <br /> <strong>Tutorial</strong><br /> The tutorial is in the form of three hypothetical battles between historical opponents &ndash; Ancient British vs Romans, King Pyrrhos of Epeiros vs Carthaginians, and Hannibal&rsquo;s Carthaginians vs Romans.<br /> These are actual battles rather than being &ldquo;on rails&rdquo; so that the new player can get a real feel for the game. However, they have lots of context-appropriate popups that demonstrate the UI and rules as the game is played.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&amp;t=78643" target="_blank">Wanna know more? Check out the forum page!</a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2307/Field.of.Glory.II.Dev.Diary.-.Game.Modes Thu, 2 Aug 2017 GMT Desert War - Interview with Devs News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Desert-war_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We had the chance to catch up with <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=676" target="_blank"><strong><em>Desert War 1940 &ndash; 1942</em></strong></a> developer, <strong>Brian Kelly</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>Matrix: </strong>First off, thanks for this occasion and congratulations on the work so far. The game looks very interesting! Is it your first title?<br /> <strong>Brian Kelly: </strong>Yes. My day job is programming in java, so I decided to try writing a wargame, instead of just playing them.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>M: </strong>The theatre of operation depicted is, undoubtedly, unique. Could you tell us more about your choice? What fascinates you about this kind of warfare in North Africa?<br /> <strong>B.K.: </strong>I&#39;ve been interested in the North African campaign since I read The Desert Generals by Correlli Barnett years ago. I was fascinated by the little known but devastating attack by General O&#39;Connor against the Italians, the to-and-fro actions, sea-sawing across North Africa, the colourful cast of characters, and the fact that it was generally a &quot;War Without Hate&quot; (as John Bierman&#39;s book on the theatre is called).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>M: </strong>And which aspects were you determined to recreate in your game?<br /> <strong>B.K.: </strong>I wanted to do a game with large maps, relatively low unit counter density, and the ability to do sweeping manoeuvre. Of course, not every battle in North African had those aspects, and so we&#39;ve tried to create a mix of scenarios to reflect this.<br /> Secondly, I think combining Fog Of War and WEGO (where both sides move simultaneously) can help replicate some of the chaosand confusion of the real battles. When reading about the Desert War, it&#39;s remarkable how little the generals of either side knew of what was happening; neither side knew the location of the enemy, and in many cases didn&#39;t even know their own location. This is why reconnaissance is very important in the game. Air and EW assets can be used as recon, as well as ground units. Ground Units have different recon range and strengths. Ground Recce units are the best of course, and like real recon units, will try and avoid combat. they should be more than just weak infantry; they should be vital.<br /> Including scenarios only involving the Italians versus Commonwealth forces was important too, so four of the scenarios occur before the arrival of Rommel.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4322995&amp;mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4322995" target="_blank"><u><strong>Want to know more? Read the full interview here!</strong></u></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2306/Desert.War.-.Interview.with.Devs Wed, 1 Aug 2017 GMT Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - Campaign Preview live on Twitch! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BSG-Deadlock_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Join us in the war room on August 9th at 11 am PDT on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch channel</a>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We&#39;ll be playing the single player campaign of <a href="/products/692/details/Battlestar.Galactica.Deadlock" target="_blank">Battlestar Galactica Deadlock</a> for the first time! Come, have a look and chat with us! Don&#39;t miss this great event!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/spotlight/829_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2305/Battlestar.Galactica.Deadlock.-.Campaign.Preview.live.on.Twitch! Tue, 31 Jul 2017 GMT War in the West will be released on Steam soon! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Are you excited to play <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank"><strong><u>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West </u></strong></a>on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank"><strong><u>Steam?</u> </strong></a>It will be released in just three days , on <strong>August the 3<sup>rd</sup>!</strong><br /> <br /> Together with the game, we will also be releasing <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644780/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West_Operation_Torch/" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;Operation Torch&rdquo;</strong></a>, the expansion pack that will bring you to the African front!</p> <p> <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank"><u>Check it out now!</u></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2304/War.in.the.West.will.be.released.on.Steam.soon! Tue, 31 Jul 2017 GMT Command LIVE: Pole Positions is released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_PP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The militarization of the <strong>Arctic </strong>is in today&#39;s lead stories, as the region is playing an important but underrated role in the fragile post Cold-War balance between Washington and Moscow. The access to areas previously hard to reach has convinced most coastal states to increase their claims in the region.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D6rv-HGHCgg" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> The <strong>United States</strong>, in particular, are worried by news of the great progress made by the Russians in the deployment of the <em>SHELF&rsquo; </em><em>underwater Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS),</em> and experts say that we might expect a reaction to this threat.</p> <p> Can this reaction trigger an open conflict?</p> <p> <strong>Pole Positions</strong>, the sixth instalment in the <em>Command LIVE series,</em> <strong>has been released!</strong> This new episode explores a scenario in which the United States have to conduct a dangerous operation against Russian infrastructure without being detected!</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/702/details/Command.Live.Pole.Positions" target="_blank"><strong><u>Grab the game now!</u></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><u><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/CLIVE_PP/Command_Live_Issue_6.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CMANO/CLIVE_PP/Command Live 6 Newspaper.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 400px;" /></a></u></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2303/Command.LIVE:.Pole.Positions.is.released! Fri, 27 Jul 2017 GMT Order of Battle: Burma Road - New units! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoB_BR_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hi all and welcome to another Developer Diary for the upcoming DLC of Order of Battle, <strong><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=700" target="_blank">Burma Road</a>!</strong></p> <p> Today we&rsquo;ll talk and show some of the new units and specializations coming with the expansion.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Special Services</strong></p> <p> The SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) commandos are designed for sneak attacks and sabotage operations behind enemy lines. The SAS can be transported by armed Chevrolet trucks, only detectable by adjacent enemy ground units. They can also be airdropped and can move easily through all terrain types. The SBS commandos on the other hand can travel through shallow water by canoes, disembark without penalties and cross rivers unobstructed.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/special_services.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/special_services.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Gurkhas and Chindits</strong></p> <p> Like the commandos above, the Chindits are established for sabotage and harassment. Unlike commandos they require access to supply sources to remain efficient, but this is compensated by their higher combat strength against enemy infantry and armoured units.</p> <p> Gurkha units on the other hand are regular infantry units composed from Nepalese soldiers. They are known as some of the most skilled - and most feared - warriors in the world however, and thus provide a unique elite infantry type to the British army.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/gurkhas_chindits.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/gurkhas_chindits.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Hobart&#39;s Funnies</strong></p> <p> The vehicles designed by Major General Percy Hobart are designed for very specific tasks: The Churchill Crocodile tank mounts a flamethrower for rooting out enemy infantry units, the Churchill AVRE mortar launcher excels at destroying enemy entrenchments and the Sherman Crab carries a device to clear landmines ahead of its path. Finally, this specialization allows normal Churchill tanks to create pontoon bridges, for easier movement across rivers.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/hobarts_funnies.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/hobarts_funnies.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Artillery</strong><br /> The Commonwealth forces will have a wide range of artillery guns at their disposal. In general, bigger - and longer - barrels means higher range and firepower, but each weapon has its own advantages and disadvantages:<br /> The light, short-barreled 4.5 inch howitzer for example can be moved through mountains and difficult terrain, but has a short range and limited firepower.<br /> Heavy guns such as the 7.2 inch Mark 6 excel at destroying enemy fortifications and providing counter battery fire, but their heavy weight causes efficiency loss when pulled through the dense jungles of Burma.<br /> Motorized guns on the other hand have a clear advantage in mobility and can keep up with fast moving armoured vehicles, but their cost in command points and resources limits their widespread use.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/artillery.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/artillery.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Lend Lease Act</strong></p> <p> A diplomatic agreement with the United States allows the British and Commonwealth forces to acquire American tanks such as the Stuart light tank and the Sherman medium tank series. Later in the war the British can also deploy Sherman Firefly tanks, which combine the reliable US vehicle with a powerful 17 pounder anti-tank gun.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/lend_lease.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/lend_lease.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Mine Sweeping</strong></p> <p> Besides the Sherman Crab mentioned earlier in this preview, the British have access to the Metal Detector specialization. This device allow engineers to move around freely on the battlefield and reveal hidden landmines without taking any damage. In addition, the mines can then be cleared quickly within the same turn.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/minesweeping.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/minesweeping.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Military Police</strong></p> <p> During the unique Quit India scenario in the new campaign, players will have access to unique Military Police units to quell the Indian uprise. These don&#39;t pack a lot of firepower, but their shock value is useful in dispersing protesters and rioters. After all, the objective in this mission is to avoid unnecessary casualties among civilians!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/riot_police.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/riot_police.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Bomber Stream</strong></p> <p> The British are specialized in heavy strategic bombers and this is further reflected in the &quot;Bomber Stream&quot; specialization. This gives unique defensive bonuses to their bombers when adjacent to other strategic bombers, both against enemy fighter attacks and flak fire from naval and land-based AA guns.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/bomber_stream.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoB BR/bomber_stream.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 212px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2302/Order.of.Battle:.Burma.Road.-.New.units! Thu, 26 Jul 2017 GMT Gary Grigsbys War in the West is coming to Steam! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We are pleased to announce that one of the most acclaimed wargames on the Western Front of World War II, <strong>Gary Grigsby&#39;s War in the West</strong>, is going to be released on <strong><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank">Steam</a> on August the 3rd!</strong></p> <p> Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasion of France and the drive into Germany, War in the West brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your plan.</p> <p> Thousands of feet above the battles on the ground, War in the West also covers the Allied air war campaign. Drop bombs on enemy headquarters or help your terrain troops with supplies and achieve victory in your own way.</p> <p> On August the 3rd you will also be able to purchase the expansion <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644780/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West_Operation_Torch/" target="_blank"><strong>&quot;Operation Torch&quot;</strong></a>, that introduces 10 new challenging scenarios, including both historical and what-if operations like the &quot;Battle for Tunisia&quot;, the &quot;Operation Dragoon&quot; and the &quot;Breach of the Gothic Line&quot;.</p> <p> Will you be able to outclass the Allies generals, or will you choose to fight for the Fatherland and defend every inch of your nation from the invaders?</p> <p> <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/644710/Gary_Grigsbys_War_in_the_West/" target="_blank"><u>Need more information? Check it out on Steam now!</u></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/507/20141017055603.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/507/20141017055603.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 318px;" /></a></u></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2301/Gary.Grigsbys.War.in.the.West.is.coming.to.Steam! Wed, 25 Jul 2017 GMT Command LIVE News Report! North Pole is turning "hot"! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CLIVE_PP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Command LIVE News Network</strong> is always on the run! We are receiving rumours of an increased military activity in the North Pole. The United States is boosting their readiness in the Arctic after getting confirmation of the deployment in the region of the &quot;Belgorod&quot;, a Russian&nbsp;Oscar II submarine converted for &quot;special operations&quot; among the Northern Fleet. This is just the latest of a long list of actions aimed to militarise the Arctic, due to the presence of high-valuable resources beneath its surface.</p> <p> We have sent a special team to investigate and gather all the information about this mounting crisis!</p> <p> Get more information about Command LIVE: Pole Positions from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=702" target="_blank">product page!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D6rv-HGHCgg" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2300/Command.LIVE.News.Report!.North.Pole.is.turning."hot"! Tue, 24 Jul 2017 GMT Skulls for the Skulls Throne! A new Hero for Sanctus Reach! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Sanctus_reach_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach will be at 25% off (only on Steam) for the duration of the Skulls for the Skull Throne promo!</p> <div> For this special occasion we have decided to release a new hero for the Space Wolves faction: Njal Stormcaller, a powerful psyker, also known as Tempest that Walks.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> He has proven to be of unparalleled ability both as an Astartes warrior and a formidable psyker without peer. The barbarian tribes of Fenris believe that the most powerful Sky Warriors can bend the savage elements themselves to their will. Njal Stormcaller is the living proof of that belief! The skies are his to command, and he takes fierce delight in summoning ice-toothed blizzards and howling gales with which to scatter and destroy those in his path.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Sanctus Reach/Njal_1.png" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div> Njal Stormcaller is now available for free as part of the latest update! Read more about the update <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=437&amp;t=78458" target="_blank">here</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Don&#39;t miss our special streams for this event! Live on https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> July 21st at 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST / 4 pm CEST - Armageddon</div> <div> July 21st at 11 am EDT / 4 pm BST / 5 pm CEST - Armageddon - Da Orks</div> <div> July 22nd at 11 am EDT / 4 pm BST / 5 pm CEST - Sanctus Reach</div> <div> July 23rd at 11 am EDT / 4 pm BST / 5 pm CEST - Sanctus Reach - Legacy of the Weirdboy</div> </div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2299/Skulls.for.the.Skulls.Throne!.A.new.Hero.for.Sanctus.Reach! Sat, 21 Jul 2017 GMT