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Battles In Normandy

Release Date: 15 SEP 2004

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Operational
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: World War II


Developer
Strategic Studies Group


File Size: 201mb
Download Time:
- 56K Modem: 7hr 58min
- DSL or Satelite: 26min
- High Speed: 5min
Version: 1.00
Manual: PDF E-Book
Editor: Yes
Theatre: Western Europe
Unit Scale: Regiment
Turn Scale: 1 day
Players: 1-2
AI: Yes
PBEM: Yes
Resolution: 1280x1024 or 1024x768
Game Requirements
Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7
Pentium II 600 MHz CPU
64 MB RAM
Direct X 8.1
8 MB Video Card 16 bit color
Sound Card (Direct X 8 compatible)
8x CD-Rom
400 MB free Hard Disk space

Final Victory or Defeat Had One Name - D-DAY! Battles in Normandy brings to you the award-winning Decisive Battles of World War II system and some seriously intense gameplay. Choose to take the Allied side and you're faced with the overpowering burden of locking into mortal combat with some of the German Army's most vicious and experienced Eastern Front veterans; victory and liberation for France are by no means a foregone conclusion. Or, select the Germans and face an all-consuming Allied army that has a near-endless pool of reinforcements and supply to draw from, intent on your complete destruction. Either way, two monster campaign scenarios (D-Day to Cobra and Cobra to Failaise) and eight smaller scenarios will cover every important aspect of this campaign, so critical to the redemption of millions under Nazi rule.

The Decisive Battles game engine injects a host of special new rules for amphibious and airborne operations, plus a huge number of other enhancements, to dramatically enhance the gameplay experience. This engine features an integrated move/combat system that exploits the computer's processing and data storage powers to create an opponent that is more fluid and realistic than in traditional computer wargames. Prior combats can influence movement, units have a wide variety of combat and supply abilities, and SSG's legendary AI routines make for truly fearsome opponents. All aspects of a battle are reported to the player, allowing them to make fully informed decisions before a battle, and to determine whether a particular outcome was the result of good/poor generalship or blind luck.

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Features

  • New game engine with improved user interface
  • New AI system
  • New user friendly game and map editor
  • Multiple resolution support
  • Special rules for Amphibious and Airborne operations
  • Extensive Rollover Help function
  • Carpet Bombing
  • Naval Bombardment
  • Mulberries (Artificial Harbors)
  • Bridge building, minefield and strongpoint creation
  • New supply rules
  • New rules for anti-aircraft and anti-partisan operations
  • New options for hidden units
  • New rules for extended movement and refitting units
  • Auto email and security functions for PBEM games
  • Extensive Tournament and Handicapping options for PBEM games
  • Evolved Units can change their characteristics mid-game

Reviews - From the Press

Gamespot - 8.4/10
Take one of the best operational-level World War II wargame engines ever devised, improve it, and cross it with one of the most compelling campaigns in military history, and you get Battles in Normandy

The Wargamer
Overall, Battles in Normandy is probably the most enjoyable and challenging D-Day game ever to grace the computer screen.

Armchair General - 4/5 Stars
I highly recommend to any PC wargamer worth their salt to buy this game and Korsun Pocket.

Computer Games Magazine 5/5 Stars!
So Bright, So Strong! How do you improve the best wargame ever made?

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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
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