Matrix Games News Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 1 AUG 2015 20:27 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 Commander The Great War is on sale this Weekend! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <i>&ldquo;We are within measurable, or imaginable, distance of a real Armageddon. Happily there seems to be no reason why we should be anything more than spectators&rdquo; - </i>British Prime Minister Henry Asquith, 24<sup>th</sup> July 1914 (a week before the war started).</p> <p class="Standard"> In order to remember the anniversary of the <i>July Crisis </i>that led to the beginning of the First World War, we wish to give you the chance to take one of the best WWI strategy video game ever made <b>50% discounted!<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p> <strong>Commander - The Great War will be on sale </strong>for the&nbsp; duration of the weekend until <strong>Monday 3<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp; at midnight Pacific Daylight Time (9am CEST/ 3am EDT)!</strong></p> <p> The game features a Grand Campaign covering the whole war from the invasion of Belgium on August 5<sup>th</sup>, 1914 to the Armistice on the 11<sup>th</sup> of November 1918 as well as 16 different unit types including Infantry, Cavalry, Armoured Cars and Tanks, Artillery, Railroad Guns and Armoured Trains, and more!</p> <p> <em>Both the PC and iPad versions of the game are&nbsp; discounted!</em></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="">product page</a></p>! Sat, 31 Jul 2015 GMT Advanced Tactics Gold Version 2.21g is now available! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> All strategy fan will be happy to hear that&nbsp;<strong>Advanced Tactics Gold</strong> - the wargame based by the award winning game engine by the same name &ndash; <strong>has been updated to version 2.21g!</strong></p> <p> This new version brings an important <strong>new feature</strong>, the possibility to create <strong>your own Tables of Organization (TOE) while playing the game!</strong></p> <p> After assigning a unit to a TOE model the game will automatically use logistical resources (trains,trucks, and cargo ships) to send the appropriate troops to it.</p> <p> This is a truly unique option and in random games only your imagination is the limit!</p> <p> For a more detailed explanation on how this feature works please check <a href="">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch as usual from the <a href="">download section</a>&nbsp;of the <a href="">product page</a>&nbsp;or simple clicking <a href="">here</a></p> <p> <em>The game is also available on </em><a href=""><em>Steam</em></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p>! Sat, 31 Jul 2015 GMT Panzer Corps: Operation Sea Lion announced! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>Panzer Corps: Operation Sea Lion announced!</strong></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;[However] a German invasion of England would be a matter of life and death for the British, and they would unhesitatingly commit their naval forces, to the last ship and the last man, into an all-out fight for survival&rdquo;</em>&nbsp; Erich Raeder, commander-in-chief of the Kriegsmarine&nbsp;</p> <p> Great Britain, the propulsive core of the British Empire, is surrounded. After the fall of Scandinavia and France only a few miles of sea divide the land of Albion from the Reich. It&rsquo;s only thanks to the <em>Home Fleet </em>and to the <em>Royal Air Force</em> that the Germans are not yet raising their flag on the Big Ben.</p> <p> But for how long?</p> <p> <a href=""><strong>Panzer Corps: Operation Sea Lion&nbsp;</strong></a>is the latest expansion of the multi award-winning strategy title <em>Panzer Corps</em>, and it is focused on one of the most famous <em>what if scenarios </em>of the Second World War: the cancelled (but planned) German invasion of the British Isles, which was the plan to put an end to the war on the Western Front and to force the remnants of the Commonwealth forces around the World to surrender.</p> <p> The campaign can be started with the core force from DLC 40, so you can begin the invasion of England with the core forces that emerged victorious in France. Alternatively players can start with a preset core force.<br /> <br /> <strong>Scenario list</strong><br /> Channel Islands, Eagle Attack, Dover, Canterbury, Gravesend, Crossing the Thames, Basildon, Luton, Brighton, Newick, Guildford, Reading, Farnborough, Milton Keynes, Gibraltar, Lyme Regis, Minehead, Plymouth, Shepton Mallet, Bristol, Besieging London, Storming London, Oxford, Coventry, Irish Sea, North Sea, Hadrian&#39;s Wall, Antonine&#39;s Wall, Orkney Islands, Reykjavik.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Operation Sea Lion is an expansion for <a href="" target="_blank">Panzer Corps</a> and requires Panzer Corps to be played</em></p>! Thu, 29 Jul 2015 GMT Box Upgrade Option now available on Matrix! News; <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">If you already own a digital version of the game from our site, Steam (or <i>anywhere else!</i>) and would like to <b>add a box and full colour printed manual to your collection,</b> just click on the buy </span><a href=""><b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Boxed Upgrade button</span></b></a><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#333333">. You will receive a <i>box</i> of the product you have chosen, a <i>printed manual</i> in full colours and a <b>DVD with in an interactive version of our&nbsp;</b></span><b style="line-height: 12pt;"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">catalogue</span></b><span style="line-height: 12pt; font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">. It is very simple and straight forward.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <b><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">You don&#39;t have to register your game or send us your game serial number, just add the product to the cart and check out!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p> <u>This option is currently available on a limited selection of titles:</u></p> <p style="margin-left:36pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gary Grigsby&#39;s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945</p> <p style="margin-left:36pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Distant Worlds: Universe</p> <p style="margin-left:36pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Command: Modern Air Naval Operations Wargame of the Year Edition</p> <p> We are planning to add more titles with this option so stay tuned!</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Please note this is not a copy of the game and does not include a Steam code or serial. If you want to buy the game please go to the games page. This is an upgrade option for people who already own the digital game.</span></p> <p> Please check <a href="">here</a><a href="">&nbsp;</a>to upgrade your game!</p>! Wed, 28 Jul 2015 GMT War in the West Updated to V. 1.00.48! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> The Wehrmacht is retreating on all fronts. While in the East the Soviets are advancing like a steamroller, in France the Allied Forces have overrun the German defences and now they are directly threatening the Fatherland. A few battles more and war could be finished in time for Christmas...</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>War in the West has been updated!</b> Version <u>1.00.48 </u>adds some rules changes and features &ndash; have a look to the New Supply Path Rule and to the major balance adjustments to the East Front option! &ndash; along with important bug fixes!</p> <p class="Standard" style="margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: 11.1pt"> Overthrow the Third Reich or fight desperately to change the course of the War!</p> <p> Check the changelog <a href=";mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#3904395" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="">Product Page</a></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <em>Don&rsquo;t miss the chance to have a look to </em><a href=""><strong><em>Gary</em></strong></a><a href=""><strong><em>Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East</em></strong></a><strong><em>, </em></strong><em>the War in the West predecessor entirely focused on the Eastern Front! War in the East is also available on </em><a href=""><em>Steam</em></a><em>!</em></p>! Tue, 27 Jul 2015 GMT Order of Battle Pacific is now available on Mac with 10 percent of discount (and a stream)! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>8/10</strong>&nbsp;- <em>&quot;Order of Battle: Pacific surprised me in the best possible way.&rdquo; -&nbsp;</em>PC Invasion</p> <p> <strong>9/10</strong>&nbsp; - <em>&quot;Order of Battle: Pacific is, unexpectedly, the best wargame released so far this year&quot; -&nbsp;</em>PCGamesN</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong>, one of the most innovative wargames recently released, is ready to land on the <strong>Mac Platform!</strong></p> <p> For this occasion <strong>the game has been further updated to version 1.8.3</strong> with several changes and improvements, the most important are <em>Custom</em> <em>camouflage skins</em> and the <em>Spanish translation!</em></p> <p> For the entire changelog please check <a href="">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="">here</a></p> <p> <strong>This is a great step, </strong>and to best celebrate it&nbsp;<strong>we are putting the game on sale, for Mac and PC as well, at 10% of discount! Don&rsquo;t miss this chance!</strong></p> <p> <strong>But the news is not over! We will stream the game today on our official <a href="">Twitch Channel</a> at 20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT!</strong></p> <p> Get more information about the game <a href="">here</a></p> <p> <em>Order of Battle: Pacific is also available on <a href="">Steam</a></em></p>! Fri, 23 Jul 2015 GMT New Screenshots for Thirty Years War Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><div> Are you ready for the fight? With <strong>Thirty Years War</strong> it will be up to you to lead your men through hard battles during one of the darkest and most ferocious periods of European history!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> From the <strong>Bohemian rebellion</strong> to the <strong>Swedish intervention</strong> led by <em>Gustavus Adolphus</em>, from <strong>Denmark to the Palatinate,</strong> you will recreate the <strong>Campaigns of L&uuml;tzen, N&ouml;rdlingen, Rocroi and more!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In <strong>Thirty Years War </strong>&nbsp;you will coordinate the movements of several armies, take care of their supplies and fatigue and seek the best conditions to engage in combat, undertake sieges or retreat to recover if needed; with the ultimate goal of gaining supremacy over Central Europe.</div> <div> You can now feast your eyes on these wonderful new screenshots! &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Get more information about the game <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /></a></div> <div> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /></a></div> <div> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 250px; height: 141px;" /></a></div> Thu, 22 Jul 2015 GMT Pike and Shot: Campaigns announced! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> &ldquo;<em>Never do any enemy a small injury for they are like a snake which is half beaten and it will strike back the first chance it gets.</em>&rdquo; &ndash; Niccol&ograve; Machiavelli</p> <p> Boots are pounding the ground for days. Dirty and grimy soldiers are marching in the ranks with the sergeants trying (mostly in vain) to keep them disciplined.</p> <p> Too many days have passed since the last plundered town and now food is starting to run out. The men are nervous.</p> <p> Suddenly a cry from the head of the column. Scouting cavalry have spotted enemy heavy pikemen formations supported by artillery.</p> <p> It is time to spill some blood!</p> <p> <strong>Pike and Shot: Campaigns</strong> is a brand new all-in-one package. It includes <em>the Pike and Shot</em> base game and <em>the Tercio to Salvo</em> expansion, plus <em>21 new skirmish army lists</em> for the rest of Europe during the period of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) covering the armies <em>of England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, German States, Austria, Hungary, Transylvania, the Ottoman Empire, Poland-Lithuania and Russia</em>!</p> <p> But the main new feature is the <strong>strategic map system, </strong>implemented to allow you to lead your armies to victory over an <strong>entire theatre of operations</strong>, taking into account <strong>strategic considerations</strong> such as <em>terrain, available manpower, supply, attrition, sieges and economic damage.&nbsp;</em></p> <p> <strong>Pike and Shot: Campaigns</strong> includes 4 campaigns:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Gustavus Adolphus</strong>, set in the &ldquo;Swedish phase&rdquo; of the Thirty Years War, allows you to play as Swedes or Imperialists.</li> <li> <strong>English Civil War </strong>allows you to play as Royalists or Parliamentarians.</li> <li> <strong>Great Turkish War</strong>, set in the period of the famous Siege and Battle of Vienna in 1683, allows you to play as Austria and Poland or as the Ottoman Empire.</li> <li> <strong>Pike and Shot </strong>allows you to match any two armies from 1494 to 1648 in a struggle for dominance.</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;With <strong>Pike and Shot: Campaigns </strong>the infamous <em>Iron Century</em> with all of its military innovations is depicted at its best!</p> <p> If you already own <a href="" target="_blank">Pike and Shot</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Tercio to Salvo</a>, prepare for a great promotion. The game launches on August 13<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from the official <a href="" target="_blank">Product Page</a></p>! Tue, 20 Jul 2015 GMT Legions of Steel is out on iPad! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> You can now download the iPad version of Legions of Steel from the <a href="" target="_blank">official iTunes page</a>.</p> <div class="news_container ui-dialog-content ui-widget-content" id="news_container" style="width: auto; min-height: 0px; max-height: none; height: 449px;"> <p> Remember you can challenge anyone on any platform and you still have some time to participate in the launch tournament and get you tactics tested by the development team!</p> <p> Legions of Steel is a tactical board game where battles are fought in a dark and dangerous environment. French developer Studio Nyx have managed to re-create the deep and challenging set of rules, giving players plenty of shooting and movement options.</p> <p> Two challenging campaigns are designed to make you feel the sensation of fighting in a hostile and narrow complex of underground facilities, where the wrong order to only one of your men could bring the destruction of you entire squad thanks to a very pro active AI.</p> <p> And if you are eager to engage other humans don&#39;t miss the chance to try our flexible and dynamic Tournament System which uses a non-elimination format. The best for a more challenging experience!</p> </div>! Sat, 17 Jul 2015 GMT To the Moon and Beyond Sale! News; <p> <em>Gully Foyle is my name /</em><em>And Terra is my nation /</em> <em>Deep space is my dwelling place /</em> <em>The stars my destination - &nbsp;</em>Alfred Bester</p> <p> Take part in the greatest adventure ever undertaken by mankind with three fantastic games <strong>30% discounted!</strong></p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Pandora: First Contact&nbsp;</em></a>is a 4x sci fi videogame focusing on the desperate attempt to colonize a Earthlike planet, facing indigenous lifeforms whilst not misjudging the goals of the other human factions. As they strive to take control, each will research and develop numerous new technologies, discovering new weapons and industry, whilst opening trade agreements and forging alliances with other factions to gain a foothold. Remember: in a hostile planet trust could be dangerous!</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Space Program Manager&nbsp;</em></a>puts you in charge of the American or Soviet Space Agency (with the possibility to play a fictional UN one) aiming for space domination. In the game you will have to choose wisely how to allocate resources, what programs have priorities and managing personnel. If you have any interest in space exploration and the events that transpired during the &#39;Race to the Moon&#39;, this is a game you just do not want to miss!</p> <p> <a href=""><em>Armada 2526&nbsp;</em></a>is the heir to one of the first great space empire-building games, and it is the product of veteran game designer and developer R.T. Smith, of &ldquo;Total War&rdquo; series fame.&nbsp; You guide your race from its first interstellar journeys, until it becomes a mighty galactic empire.&nbsp; Along the way you&#39;ll explore the galaxy, conduct research, diplomacy and trade, found new colonies, maneuver mighty star fleets, and fight epic battles.&nbsp; Create bustling colonies on foreign worlds to build powerful fleets, construct advanced buildings and research facilities that will help you master space and defend your civilization!</p> <p> You only have this week-end to use the coupon as&nbsp;the sale will expire on <strong>Monday 20th at midnight Pacific Daylight Time (9am CEST/ 3am EDT)</strong></p> <p> <em>The promotion is limited to our store</em></p> <p> To use the coupon&nbsp;just <u>type this code before checking out!</u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Apollo11</strong></p>! Sat, 17 Jul 2015 GMT Legions of Steel is out! With a Stream! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The first thing you see is the sky covered by falling stars. Next you observe explosions scarring the ground and destroying your cities. When it&#39;s too late, you realize what is truly happening. Your planet doesn&#39;t belong to you anymore. It belongs to the Machines!</p> <p> <strong>Legions of Steel is releasing today!</strong> The game depicts a dark future where the majority of the races inhabiting the Milky Way are driven to unite against the deadliest menace of all: endless hordes of sentient machines devoted to the annihilation of all other species. These latter formed an Alliance trying to cripple the enemy by knocking out their underground facilities. This kind of mission is not suitable for large groups of units and the Alliance is forced to rely on smaller - but better trained and equipped - squads named Commandos!</p> <p> Legions of Steel is a tactical board game where battles are fought in a dark and dangerous environment. French developer Studio Nyx have managed to re-create the deep and challenging set of rules, giving players plenty of shooting and movement options.</p> <p> Two challenging campaigns are designed to make you feel the sensation of fighting in a hostile and narrow complex of underground facilities, where the wrong order to only one of your men could bring the destruction of you entire squad thanks to a very pro active AI.</p> <p> And if you are eager to engage other humans don&#39;t miss the chance to try our flexible and dynamic Tournament System which uses a non-elimination format. The best for a more challenging experience!</p> <p> <strong>But the news about the game is not over!</strong></p> <p> In order to show you all of its features, we will <strong>stream it today at 20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM &nbsp;EDT on our official <a href="" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></strong></p> <p> And last but not least, while the game is available for PC and soon for iPad, <strong>we wish to announce a <a href="" target="_blank">beta call</a> for the Android version of the game!</strong></p> <p> Get more information about Legions of Steel from its official <a href="" target="_blank">Product Page</a></p>!.With.a.Stream! Fri, 16 Jul 2015 GMT Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations Patch 1.08 available! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>CMANO has been updated to version 1.08!</strong></p> <p> This is a very huge update (over&nbsp;<strong>20 pages!</strong>) with new features, fixes, additions and the databse completely incremented!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <u>Some of the highlights of the new free update:</u>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> * New toys to try out: Anti-torpedo torpedoes and related torpedo-warning systems, new warhead types such as &quot;superfrags&quot;, new weapon types such as &quot;Contact explosive&quot; (for the discerning saboteur or suicide terrorist), a brand-new ship type (Mobile Offshore Base (aka &quot;Battle Island&quot;)), and more.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> * User interface enhancements: Players can now observe the engagement arcs of a unit mount, permission-dependent color of targeting vectors, coastline/border fade-out on zoom (as in GE), the manual weapon allocation window can present to the player the &quot;soft&quot; restrictions (WRA/WCS/other doctrine settings),&nbsp;&nbsp;various tweaks to mission editor UI. etc.&nbsp;</p> <p> * Simulation improvements: Major speed boost on large scenarios, more accurate uncertainty areas for long-range passive detections (SOSUS, ESM etc.), reliable sub battery recharge, improved sub-captain AI on chasing after unreachable targets, snap-up/down limits for AAW guided weapons, side-firing gunships (e.g. AC-130) now manouvering properly, more realistic UNREP transfer rates, speed-dependent aircraft IR signatures (that supercruise may now really cost you if the enemy has decent IRSTs), tweaks to damage modelling related to light-caliber automatic weapons, realistic &quot;no scan while painting&quot; limitation on older mechanical radars, and more.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> * Scenario Editor improvements: &quot;Can Auto-track civilians&quot; side-level ability, Lua speed enhancements and more.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> * Updated &amp; rebuilt versions of all official scenarios, plus a new scenario addition to the official-bundled scenarios (Pyrpolitis 1-14, from the community scenario pack).&nbsp;<br /> <br /> *&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">A brand-new series of tutorial videos by Baloogan</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>But the changelog is very long so be sure to check it&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a></strong>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> You can download the patch from&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p>! Wed, 14 Jul 2015 GMT Battle of Kursk Anniversary Sale! News; <p> In order to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Kursk we are offering a <strong>25% discount</strong> on some of the best <em>Eastern Front</em> games we have in the catalogue. Don&rsquo;t forget that Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East is also currently promoted with a 30% discount on both the main game and the bundled pack including all expansions!</p> <p> Here is the list!</p> <p> - <a href="" target="_blank">Close Combat: Cross of Iron</a></p> <p> - <a href="" target="_blank">Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel</a></p> <p> - <a href="" target="_blank">Panzer Command: Ostfront</a></p> <p> - <a href="" target="_blank">Battle Academy 2</a></p> <p> - <a href="" target="_blank">Frontline: Road to Moscow</a></p> <p> The coupon is only valid once, so make sure you use it wisely. You only have this week-end to use the coupon as <strong>the sale will expire on Monday 13th at midnight Pacific Daylight Time (9am CEST/ 3am EDT)</strong></p> <p> To use the coupon&nbsp;<u>just type this code before checking out!</u></p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"> Kursk-25</h4> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <em>The Battle of Kursk was a devastating ground battle fought on the Eastern Front during the WWII. The Germans tried to eliminate the salient of Kursk with the aim to destroy the Soviet forces and regain the initiative after the annihilation of the 6<sup>th</sup> Army at Stalingrad. To do that they massed an impressive armoured force strengthened with the new panzer models, Tiger Is. The Red Army, knowing in advance the intentions of the enemy, spent all the time at their disposal to create an </em><strong>impenetrable</strong><em>defence system, full of minefields, anti-tank traps and bunkers, making impossible in the end for the Germans to proceed. The huge loss of invaluable resources &ndash; human and material &ndash; and the following Soviet counter attacks forced the Wehrmacht to fall back, losing Strategic Superiority in that sector of the War.</em></p>! Sat, 10 Jul 2015 GMT War in the East is now available on Steam and gets a Twitch Stream! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> A wreck of a T- 34 is burning just outside the village. The crew was taken by surprise by the German armoured vanguard. Only few months have passed since the beginning of the invasion of the Motherland and nothing seems able to stand against the powerful advancing panzerdivisionen.</p> <p> Nevertheless the Germans have underestimated the iron will of Ivan and soon they begin to face more and more resistance. No bunker can be taken until the last defender is dead, every forest can hide an insidious trap, and the Russian steppes seem to be endless.</p> <p> This will be a long and cruel war.</p> <p> Today, <em><strong>Gary Grigsby&#39;s War in the East</strong></em> &ndash; <a href=""><em>one of the 50 Best Strategy Games</em></a><em> Ever Made </em>according to<em> Rock Paper Shotgun</em>&ndash; is starting a new grand campaign with <strong>its official release on Steam.</strong></p> <p> With this new release players have a new chance to dive into this conflict thanks to the accessible gameplay, the <strong>perfectly represented chain of command and order of battle</strong> and engage the enemy <strong>in massive, dramatic campaigns, including intense battles involving thousands of units</strong> with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results.</p> <p> Originally released in 2010, <strong><em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East</em>, the most detailed computer wargame ever created about the Eastern Front of World War 2</strong>, has benefited from five years of ongoing and regular support since release, with many major updates following one after the other, including the v1.08.04 update just released today.&nbsp; Along with the release of several very ambitious updates which have expanded gameplay and increased realism and historical depth, there have also been two expansions. Its two expansions <em>Don to the Danube</em> and <em>Lost Battles</em> are also available on the digital platform now as part of the combined package.</p> <p> <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East </em>is a truly epic representation of the scope and sweep of the Second World War on the Eastern Front and is unparalleled in its scale, detail, and ambition!</p> <p> <strong>In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are discounting the game and the Deluxe Edition (base game + expansions) during the week of the launch:</strong></p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Base game $79.99, with launch discount of 30% moving it to $55.99</strong></p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Package price $89.99 with launch discount of 30% moving it to $62.99</strong>Grab the game <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Watch the Stream of the game today at 20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT</strong>&nbsp;on our official&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></p> <p> <em>We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform!</em></p>! Fri, 9 Jul 2015 GMT The Campaign Series: Middle East 1948-1985 announced! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The cradle of civilization is on fire!</p> <p> For decades the Middle East countries suffered from the direct or indirect interference of major powers. The end of the Second World War was seen as the chance to shape their own destiny. But peace is still hard to achieve.</p> <p> <strong>The Campaign Series: Middle East 1948-1985&nbsp;</strong>is a new turn-based, tactical wargame that focuses on conflicts in the Middle East.&nbsp;</p> <p> There are over 65 scenarios covering several conflicts, from the most famous such as the Israeli War of Independence (1948) to the less well known like the Libyan - Egyptian Border War (1977).</p> <p> A wide variety of battle situations are represented in the game, from meeting engagements to trench defences, armoured breakthroughs, battles of attrition, mobile defences, and more!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="">Product Page</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p>! Thu, 8 Jul 2015 GMT The Operational Art of War III receives a final update and a sequel! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> First published in 1998, this legendary series of operational wargames has seen six releases, including the latest <em>Operational Art of War III</em>, released to the wargaming audience in 2006. Now, as we conclude <em>The Operational Art of War III</em>, we are also taking a new step to continue the series into the future. &nbsp;Publisher Matrix Games and the TOAW Development Team have been working behind the scenes for nearly two years to take this landmark brand to new heights.</p> <p> First, a long-promised update&hellip; with development for <em>The Operational Art of War</em> once again in full swing, many months of development both past and present have allowed us to complete the final update for <em>The Operational Art of War III</em>, <strong>version! </strong>This update allows us to bring the TOAW community a parting gift for TOAW III, including a feature enhancement, quite a few bug fixes and new and revised scenarios, while also laying the groundwork for a new release, <em>The Operational Art of War IV</em>.</p> <p> <em>The Operational Art of War IV </em>started as an update intended to be TOAW III version 3.5, but when we were able to re-start full development on the series, it allowed us to do much more in the way of significant improvements than we had originally considered and it kept growing until it became a full release plan.&nbsp; As a result, we&rsquo;ve invested the time and resources to continue the series while also continuing support for TOAW III and the TOAW community in the form of this update.&nbsp; As many bug fixes as possible, basically anything that was not too tightly intertwined with new features and code, were removed from the <em>Operational Art of War IV </em>process and are included in this <strong></strong> release.</p> <p> <em>The Operational Art of War IV</em>will fully support modern computer hardware and operating systems.&nbsp; This will make it more user-friendly and able to scale to higher resolutions, especially in terms of font and button size. &nbsp;It reorganizes and adds functionality to many very useful screens and dialogs to make them more informative and easier to use.&nbsp; Once released, TOAW IV will continue to be supported for some time, hopefully leading to many more updates and improvements.&nbsp; TOAW IV will be the new base point for the TOAW series and future updates will be based on this new release.</p> <p> For a complete list of changes for the <strong> update</strong>, check <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> (You can download the patch <a href="">here</a>)</p> <p> Get more information about TOAW III from its official <a href="" target="_blank">product page.</a></p> <p> To discuss TOAW IV please go to its new Coming Soon forum <a href="">here</a></p>! Wed, 7 Jul 2015 GMT Revolution Under Siege Gold is Released and Streamed! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.&rdquo;- </em>Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn</p> <p> Brest-Litovsk didn&rsquo;t bring peace to a battered Russia. The divisions inside the <em>Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party</em> see the minority faction &ndash; the <strong>Mensheviks </strong>- always struggling against the majority one &ndash; the&nbsp;<strong>Bolsheviks. </strong>Meanwhile border countries once part of the Russian Empire are considering the possibility of taking advantage of their former &ldquo;Motherland&rdquo;...</p> <p> <strong>Revolution Under Siege GOLD</strong>, the first complete historical simulation on PC of the Russian Civil War between 1917 and 1923, <strong>is out now!</strong></p> <p> <strong>A wealth of historical events and geopolitical options, real or possible according to the player&#39;s choices, will bring a realistic tempo to the manoeuvre of your forces and those of your opponents alongside dozens of new features and bug fixes!</strong></p> <p> Embrace the Revolution or fight to preserve the debris of the Old Society!</p> <p> <strong>Watch the Stream of the game today at 20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT</strong>&nbsp;on our official&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></p> <p> Get more information of the game from its official <a href="">product page</a></p> <p align="center"> <strong><em>Revolution Under Siege Gold is also available on <a href="" target="_blank">Steam</a></em></strong></p>!. Fri, 2 Jul 2015 GMT Slitherine and BAE Systems to start collaboration News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Over the years, <u>Slitherine</u> has developed some of the most in-depth and well-researched wargames in the market. Combining historical accuracy, cutting edge AI and enhanced combat models, Slitherine games have always been more about what is under the hood than before the eyes.</p> <p> A crucial appreciation of these efforts is now coming from experts at defense, security and aerospace multinational <a href="" target="_blank"><strong><u>BAE Systems</u></strong></a>. In particular, real time wargame <strong>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</strong> <strong>has been chosen to start a collaboration with Slitherine and its development partners</strong></p> <p> Developed by <u>Warfare Sims</u>,<strong>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</strong> is the next generation of wargaming. Using a 3D earth globe for each of its scenario, the game simulates sensors and weapons just like in real life, with all their strength and weaknesses. Its success has been overwhelming, so much that hundreds of scenarios have been created and shared by an ever-growing community.</p> <p> For more <u>information</u> about Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations check the <a href="">product page</a></p> Thu, 1 Jul 2015 GMT Legions of Steel - Meet the Machines! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> They come from the sky but not as a conquering force. Despite their overwhelming Fleet their goal is not to gain more planets or solar systems. They don&rsquo;t feel anger, vengeance, tiredness or desire. Debris and ruins are the signs of their passage.</p> <p> Their only aim is the extinction of all life forms. <strong>They are the Machines!</strong></p> <p> As the release date of the game is approaching it&rsquo;s time to have a close look at the menace Mankind will have to face!</p> <p> <em>Get more information about <strong>Legions of Steel</strong> from its official <a href="" target="_blank">Product Page</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" 30-06-2015 11-12-14-781.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" 30-06-2015 11-12-14-781.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px;" /></a></p> <p align="center"> <em>G1 Nightmare</em></p> <p align="center"> <em>They are the bulk of the Machinery. Most effective in large numbers, they can use the &ldquo;Nachtmacher&rdquo; Grenade to affect the enemy precision and to gain more survivability&nbsp;</em></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <em><a href=" 30-06-2015 11-47-41-989.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" 30-06-2015 11-47-41-989.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px;" /></a></em></p> <p align="center"> <em>Assault Fiend</em></p> <p align="center"> <em>This unit is very </em><strong>fearsome</strong><em>. Only few are deployed on the battlefield. They have superior armour (which means that they can be hit twice before to die) and their weapon makes them a formidable threat both for melee and range fights&nbsp;</em></p>! Thu, 1 Jul 2015 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing today on iPad! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;There can be no mercy. No surrender. If we survive this day it will be a miracle.&rdquo; </em>(Commissar Sebastian Yarrick)</p> <p> Today is a good day to join the fight for the Emperor! Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, after having managed successfully to capture the unique tabletop feel of the franchise, has reached a new important step!</p> <p> <strong>Today iPad owners will be happy to know that the game and all its expansions are now available on tablets!</strong>Benefiting from extra months of development, <strong>this adaptation contains all of the updates released since November, including the free <em>Untold Battles </em>expansion and the latest 1.08 patch </strong>(check the changelog <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>)<strong> with fully localization in German, French &amp; Spanish</strong>.</p> <p> On top of that, the developers have given specific attention to optimization and controls in order to deliver the best possible experience on iPad!</p> <p> Here is the official price list for this release:</p> <ul> <li> <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon (including Untold Battles)</em>: <strong>$19.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Vulkan&rsquo;s Wrath</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Angels of Death</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Glory of Macragge</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>The 3 Space marines DLC&rsquo;s are also available as a package</em> for <strong>$9.99.</strong></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Time has come to raise high the banner of the Emperor and repel the hated Ork invasion!</strong></p> <p> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="" target="_blank">product page!</a></em></p>,! Sat, 19 Jun 2015 GMT