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WarPlan

WarPlan is a World War 2 simulation engine. It is a balance of realism and playability incorporating the best from 50 years of World War 2 board wargaming.
TitleDate
[PC] Update v1.00.03 HotfixNov 18, 2019
[PC] Installer v1.00.00Oct 24, 2019
ManualOct 17, 2019

Recent NEWS

WarPlan Release Stream - October 24th

Oct. 24, 2019 - WarPlan will be released today, October 24th. If you want to watch closer the features of the game,…

WarPlan is out

Oct. 24, 2019 - WarPlan, one of the most anticipated wargames of the year, is released. Lead of one of the two…

WarPlan - 1 to Release, "Advancements" and "Supply System" tutorials

Oct. 23, 2019 - WarPlan will be released tomorrow on Matrix Games. In the meanwhile, you can watch the last…

WarPlan - 2 days to Release, it's time to look at more tutorials

Oct. 22, 2019 - It's time to have a look at "Movements" and "Country Management" Tutorials

WarPlan - While you wait for the release, have a look at the tutorials!

Oct. 21, 2019 - WarPlan will be released in three days! In the meantime, have a look at the first 2 tutorials…

WarPlan Manual

Oct. 17, 2019 - Let's have a closer look at the WarPlan Manual

Warplan Preview Stream October 16th

Oct. 15, 2019 - On Wednesday, October 16th, WarPlan Twitch preview is going live. Follow the stream at 6 PM BST / 1…

WarPlan will be released on October 24th

Oct. 08, 2019 - WarPlan will be released on October 24th

The Norway Factor (beta mini-AAR)

Sep. 12, 2019 - There have been some requests for beta tester AARs, and while we don't have any of those for you (at…

WarPlan Dev Diary #6 - Research and Diplomacy

Aug. 19, 2019 - In most games like Hearts of Iron or Civilization research is a key component as part of the game…

WarPlan Dev Diary #5: Supply system

Aug. 05, 2019 - You can now check the latest Dev Diary for WarPlan!

WarPlan Dev Diary #4 - Production

Jul. 22, 2019 - With the production system I examined the materials and facilities that were critical to war during…

WarPlan Dev Diary #3 - Naval System

Jul. 08, 2019 - Most naval battles occurred within a very short span of time over long distances. Simulating this on…

WarPlan Previews

Jun. 28, 2019 - WarPlan has recently entered Beta Phase and we'd like to share what a selected pool of wargamers…

WarPlan Dev Diary #1 - Introduction

Jun. 10, 2019 - This story starts out when a 15 year old kid was introduced to the game Rise and Decline of the…

Take WWII into your hands and create your best WarPlan!

May. 08, 2019 - Your name is unknown. Your deed is immortal - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Moscow)

Game SPECS

Kraken Studios
English
Strategic
World War II
Intermediate
Turn-Based
1-2
Present
PBEM++
Yes
PDF E-Book

WarPlan is an incredibly accurate World War II simulation engine. It is a balance of realism and playability incorporating the best from 50 years of World War II board wargaming. Play a recreated World War II in every detail, thanks to the engine flexibility and database.


WarPlan is a game designed and coded by Alvaro Sousa, from Kraken Studios, creator of Strategic Command 2 products (Assault on Communism, Assault on Democracy, Brute Force, Strategic Command 3 Image Importer).

Developer Kraken Studios places their emphasis on games that are easy to use, hard to win. WarPlan employs one of the best interfaces to lower micromanagement as much as possible so players can focus on playing and thinking.

SCALES

The game's scale is massive, covering 70 different potential countriesin a map large 30 miles / 50km per hex using a Peters map scaling (which better represents real distances). The land scale is 15k - 60k men, air scale is 300-400 aircraft and naval scale is 2 capital ships + support ships.

COMBAT SYSTEM

Combat takes place on Land, with multihex attack based on operation points allowing for multiple moves and attack tactics allowing for frontline breakthroughs, on Air, where you can attack selected targets and may automatically support land attacks, and on Sea, where fleet and raider modes affect detection. Night action, Surface, Sub, and Carrier combat are available. Use the Zone of control to restrict the movement of the enemy.

20 different units with 15 different attributes, 17 different technological advancements, 5 different specialties. Each country has their own units with their own attributes. Additionally, units can be impacted by: Breakdown Land units can be split or reformed, corps may detach a division, armies may split, Formation – Small formations may be grouped into larger ones, Generals - Each player comes with their own generals that affect combat, mobile attack, and retreats, Support pool Units - 11 different support types. Naval units stack in fleets. 1 land, 1 air, 1 fleet per hex. Land units have the capacity of having a specialization. This is an attachment of equipment, elite trained units, or gear. With advancements, this allows for 120 different land unit configurations. 

COUNTRY MANAGEMENT 

Production takes into account oil, manpower, logistics, strategic resources, trade agreements, convoy zones. The system allows you 17 different advancements and each unit has at minimum 2 advancement choices. You can have 47 different unit configurations. The supply system is based on cities, rail, ports, headquarters, and distance from railways. The supply system more accurately represents the North African Campaign. From a diplomatic standpoint, players may declare war, influence, attempt a coup, or negotiate a surrender. Each country has a loyalty score and an entry-level. Actions in-game may alter the entry and loyalty of various countries.

MAP

The map is Hex based, with 15 different types of terrains subdivided in to sizes with each different features including motorized and non-motorized movement, airfield capacity, and defensive bonuses; 12 different resource types, 5 different strategic resources. Realism is enhanced by the presence of Fog of War, with detection levels that determine information of units. Moreover, 5 different weather conditions make the whole gameplay more challenging.

 

©2019 Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. WarPlan, Matrix Games Ltd. and their Logos are all trademarks of Matrix Games Ltd. All other marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Developed by Kraken Studios.

Color box and disk with PDF manual
This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.

Store Info

Digital Download

Our Digital Download service sends you a download link to the master game file once your order is complete. You can use this link to download the game directly to your computer over the internet and start playing right away. The download is available to you for thirty days after your order. No shipping is involved and the game is immediately available for you once the order is complete.

Physical Shipment

When you select this option you can use our digital download option to get the game right away and start playing. Then have a boxed copy of the game shipped to you as a backup for permanent storage. With a backup, you'll be prepared for whatever comes your way-whether it's a system crash, a computer virus damaging your files or the software simply no longer functioning as it should. You will be billed to have the game shipped in a printed DVD box with a printed DVD and your serial number.

Editions

Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.