Battle AcademyRelease Date: 5 AUG 2010
Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Period: World War II
A turn-based strategy game like no other has landed.
Approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, Battle Academy aims to revolutionise the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling game play driven by cutting edge technical innovation.
The team at Slitherine worked with Professor John Buckley, Military Historian at the University of Wolverhampton and a keen wargamer himself, to make sure that the strategy, tactics, scenarios and available firepower of the battles fought in WW2 were turned intorealistic AI behaviour, powering expertly crafted battles.
The game engine is also completely script-driven, allowing players to create their own missions and scenario in a simple and effective way.
The revolutionary server-based PBEM++ Slitherine system completes the package, for a gaming experience that will certainly please both hard core wargamers and newcomers.
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Review on NetWargamingItalia
7.5/10 - Overall I think BA deserves a vote more than adequate score, despite the simplicity, or perhaps because of that, in addition to the implementation which is clean and well kept, for its innovative approach and the desire to bring new players to wargaming, although it's also fun for veterans.
Review on TeamTeaBag
8.5/10 - ...the sounds of an anti-tank gun taking out an enemy Panzer or a well-timed artillery strike stopping a battalion in their tracks never gets old.
Review on Wargamer.fr
8/10 - [Translated from French] ...many hours of fun come with this game which is both simple and subtle, and should not fail to appeal to many people.
Review on StrategyCore
8/10 - Battlefield plays quickly, easily, and has tactical depth.