Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2017, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 27 APR 2017 21:44 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif TOAOW IV In-depth Analysis - BATTLEFIELD TIMESTAMPS News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TOAoW4_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> Let&rsquo;s take a trip back in time to about 2002. TOAW exists, but as &ldquo;ACOW&rdquo;. You&rsquo;re a newbie just starting out with the game. If you perused the manual you might have seen these few items:&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Individual battles are resolved in a series of tactical rounds. Each player turn is divided into ten tactical rounds, and individual battles begin on the round that most closely corresponds to the proportion of the attacking units&rsquo; movement allowance expended before the combat. &hellip;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Battles continue until all units of one side have broken off, but not beyond tactical round 10. &hellip;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> After combat, all of your units will have their remaining movement allowances adjusted to reflect the highest tactical round needed to resolve all attacks. &hellip;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Your turn will end if either of the following</div> <p> You fire up the CFNA scenario and start setting up Axis attacks. One attack involves a foot unit that has moved quite a distance:&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/TOAOW_IV_Battlefield_Timestamps/TOAOW_IV_Battlefield_Timestamps_01.jpg" style="width: 627px; height: 394px;" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4274372&amp;mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4274372" target="_blank"><em>READ THE FULL ENTRY HERE</em></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2222/TOAOW.IV.In-depth.Analysis.-.BATTLEFIELD.TIMESTAMPS Tue, 24 Apr 2017 GMT Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OoB_Kriegsmarine_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> In <strong>Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine</strong> you&#39;ll brave heavy enemy fire while at the lead of powerful battleships and cruisers - true beasts of steel! You will command silent predators, marvels of German engineering, the U-Boots, in their lethal hunt for Allied convoys.&nbsp;You will build and employ massive new Carriers, platforms from where to launch your newest aircraft, and gain a devastating edge over your enemies.</p> <p> Kriegsmarine is all of this, and more. Your efforts will decide the fate of the war. Are you up to the task?</p> <p> The new DLC for the <strong>Order of Battle</strong> series releases today on <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=677" target="_blank">our store</a>&nbsp;and on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/563210/">Steam</a>. It features the exploits of the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy, in its effort to fight Allied supremacy at sea. It adds many new units, and it presents players with the intriguing possibility of exploring &ldquo;what-if&rdquo; scenarios: what if Germany had developed, built and deployed aircraft carriers? What if Germany had fully executed Plan Z and built the next-generation battleships? You have the choice.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s not all! Kriegsmarine is accompanied by several new features which have an effect on naval gameplay in general: new mechanics such as fire efficiency and hit avoidance, new submarine rules, primary and secondary guns for ships, new unit types, a first look at the Skirmish mode, and more! It is truly a massive update.</p> <p> And if you&rsquo;re still unconvinced, we&rsquo;ll stream the game tomorrow on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup">Twitch channel!</a></p> <p> So what are you waiting for? <strong>Get Kriegsmarine now</strong>, and give us your feedback on the forum!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A4yQM0bNYZk" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2221/Order.of.Battle:.Kriegsmarine.is.out! Fri, 20 Apr 2017 GMT English Civil War Tips for Parliament Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/ECW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> As we approach the release date for AGEODS <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=683" target="_blank">English Civil War</a>, we wanted to share some starting tips for new players.</div> <div> If you enjoy this Parliamentarian tips video and would like to see a Royalist one, please let us know in the comments below. Don&#39;t forget to rate, comment and subscribe for more information!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4rAY9_b4aJM" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2220/English.Civil.War.Tips.for.Parliament.. Thu, 19 Apr 2017 GMT The Operational Art of War IV opens the gates for Beta Recruitment! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TOAoW4_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/587/details/The.Operational.Art.of.War.IV" target="_blank"><strong>The Operational Art of War IV</strong></a> development is proceeding straight forward and today developers are very proud to announce that the game is ready to enter the <strong>Beta Phase!</strong></p> <p> If you think to have what it takes enlist <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=587" target="_blank">here </a>and help us in giving the final touches to the game!</p> <p> <em>The Operational Art of War IV is the new generation of operational wargames. With more flexibility than before and with a new array of exciting features, it will make you relive the most iconic battles from the dawn of the 20th Century to modern day, including the ones that never occurred!</em></p> <p> <em>More than 200 scenarios like the Battle of Marne, Dien Bien Phu, the Battle of Arnhem, the Falkland Invasion - and lots more! - will forge your strategy skills and ability to master all kind of troops and terrains!</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4B/reakthrough-imminent-at-Gorlice-Tarnow.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/Breakthrough-imminent-at-Gorlice-Tarnow.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/Hypothetical-invasion-of-North-Vietnam-in-1969.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/Hypothetical-invasion-of-North-Vietnam-in-1969.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/May-6th-1944-Soviet-forces-being-their-offensive-into-Hungary.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/May-6th-1944-Soviet-forces-being-their-offensive-into-Hungary.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/Operation-Cobra-launches.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/Operation-Cobra-launches.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/Unit-report-on-an-Israeli-armored-brigade-at-the-start-of-the-Six-Days-War.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/TOAOW4/Unit-report-on-an-Israeli-armored-brigade-at-the-start-of-the-Six-Days-War.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2219/The.Operational.Art.of.War.IV.opens.the.gates.for.Beta.Recruitment! Thu, 19 Apr 2017 GMT Strategic Command LIVE on Youtube today! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Follow us as we play LIVE on our official <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PjE6t2jyfU" target="_blank">Youtube Channel</a> one of the most interesting wargame ever released, <strong>Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe!</strong></p> <p> We will stream the game at <strong>11AM EST / 3pm GMT / 5PM CEST!</strong></p> <p> Don&#39;t miss this incredible occasion!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PjE6t2jyfU" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/742_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2218/Strategic.Command.LIVE.on.Youtube.today! Thu, 19 Apr 2017 GMT Kriegsmarine is coming out tomorrow - don't miss the Twitch! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OoB_Kriegsmarine_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> It&#39;s been a long wait but it was worth it:&nbsp;<a href="/products/product.asp?gid=677" target="_blank">Kriegsmarine</a>&nbsp;is going to be released <u><strong>tomorrow</strong></u> and personally I am really looking forward to playing it.&nbsp;</p> <p> I am sure that you are like me, and you want to watch some of the game, and see those ships and u-boots in action. Am I right?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If the answer is YES then you shouldn&#39;t miss our live stream on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch channel</a> this Friday, April 21st, at 3 PM GMT.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/spotlight/741_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2217/Kriegsmarine.is.coming.out.tomorrow.-.don't.miss.the.Twitch! Thu, 19 Apr 2017 GMT Flashpoint Campaign Red Storm has been updated to version 2.0.12! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FPRSPE_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Flashpoint Campaign Red Storm has been updated to version 2.0.12 and this version brings decisive improvements to the game!</p> <p> Numerous bugs affecting the Map editor, waypoints, radio traffic &ndash; and more! &ndash; have been solved, so don&rsquo;t wait any further and check the entire changelog below!</p> <p> You can download the update from <a href="https://www.matrixgames.com/members/publicDL.asp?gid=471" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> See you on the battlefield!</p> <p> <strong>Version 2.0.12 Patchnotes</strong></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Fixed &ndash; HiHQ Teleporting in Setup Phase</strong></li> </ul> <p> While moving units around in the setup phase, the side&rsquo;s HiHQ might jump (teleport) to a new location near the last moved unit. This is a random behavior and we believe it to be resolved. The best way to avoid this situation, should it still happen, is to check on the location of your HiHQ as the last move during the setup phase and move it last before proceeding on with the start of the game. You can jump to the HiHQ quickly by selecting the top listed unit in the OOB Panel.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Fixed &ndash; HQ Radio Traffic Spam</strong></li> </ul> <p> This was a new bug seen by some players after the 2.0.11 update. If an enemy HQ was detected via radio intercepts, the message would be spammed alerting the player multiple times in a row. We corrected this bug and you should only see the message once when each new HQ unit is detected.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Fixed &ndash; Map Editor Not Loading JPG file</strong></li> </ul> <p> The Map Editor would crash when loading a JPG map image if it failed to find an associated FP9 file. We have updated the editor and it will now load a JPG image and bring up the editor to build the FP9 file.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Fixed &ndash; Map Editor PNG File Crash</strong></li> </ul> <p> A new bug brought about by the addition of being able to load JPG image files into the Map Editor. We fixed this bug and PGN files will load as designed.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Fixed &ndash; Waypoint Editing Added Extra Delay</strong></li> </ul> <p> We have once again jumped into the tangled code that deals with waypoint timings with the waypoint editor and in particular, when dealing with group moves. In certain cases, making changes to set waypoint times would add additional delay into the overall delays of the waypoints. We hope this fix is now working. If you encounter this problem, again let us know. We are rewriting this code for Southern Storm with the changes to how players give orders and the delay timing changes based on HQ proximity.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Fixed &ndash; Wrecks causing Black Holes (Lost LOS)</strong></li> </ul> <p> In certain combinations of terrain and wrecks, line of sight (LOS) into those hexes could fail to detect enemy units even if the friendly unit was adjacent to the hex. LOS out was okay in most cases leading to units being attacked without being able to shoot back. The offending code is fixed and spotting into hexes with wrecks now works as intended.</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Known Issues &ndash; PBEM</strong></li> </ul> <p> We are currently looking into a few reports of odd orders and timing problems during PBEM play. These bugs are random and not very repeatable. This makes troubleshooting them difficult on a good day. We decided to release this update and keep looking into the PBEM items as we work on Southern Storm. If we make any fixes, the plan is to release Hotfixes for these items.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2216/Flashpoint.Campaign.Red.Storm.has.been.updated.to.version.2.0.12! Wed, 18 Apr 2017 GMT The Weirdboy is about to strike - the first DLC for Sanctus Reach is coming! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_SR_Legacy-of-the-weirdboy_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <i><span lang="EN-US">Big Redd was looking at the horizon: in front of him, corpses. Lots of corpses. Some were Orks, but many were clad in blue-grey armor, their shoulder pads yellow and black. Space Wolves. The big weirdboy reached for one of the helmets littering the ground and stared at it. He looked at the visor lenses soiled with blood and dirt, and grinned. He tossed the helmet as far as he could and bellowed a mighty Waaagh! The voices of a million boyz behind his back joined in, a deafening cry which meant only one thing: destruction was upon Alaric Prime, and there would be no end to it.<o:p></o:p></span></i></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach is back with its first expansion! In <b><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=697" target="_blank">Legacy of the Weirdboy</a>&nbsp;</b>you will play as Big Redd, a ferocious weirdboy. You will lead a mighty Ork horde, with the goal of unleashing a terrible strike on the Imperial defences, one which could seal the fate of the whole Sanctus Reach sector. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">Following the release of Sanctus Reach fans and players gave us a lot of feedback on the game, and on what they would like to see. We listened, and we put tons of work into following that feedback.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">In this first DLC you will have at your disposal several new units, many new abilities and plenty of new tactical options. Straylight have devoted the same extreme attention to detail as they had for models in the base game, and the new models are gorgeous. We&rsquo;ll show them in detail soon. The Ork faction has been revamped, and now they have full unit progression in their own campaign. The sense of immersion in the campaign is enhanced thanks to the new comic book style illustrations which capture the theme of the game and its setting.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">We are very satisfied by how this title is shaping up and we are sure that Sanctus Reach fans won&rsquo;t be disappointed! This is only the first of a long series of releases and our work has just begun! We will show and tell more about Legacy of the Weirdboy as we get closer to release, so stay tuned.<o:p></o:p></span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2215/The.Weirdboy.is.about.to.strike.-.the.first.DLC.for.Sanctus.Reach.is.coming! Wed, 18 Apr 2017 GMT Check out these excellent Counter Mods for Strategic Command! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII.War.in.Europe" target="_blank"><strong>Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe</strong></a> is easily one of most successfully wargames released recently, and during the last few months a vibrant community has been centered around this game.</p> <p> So, it is not surprise that<strong> a lot of mods have been already created</strong>, and we decided to give a proper highlight to some of them, focusing &nbsp;(but not only) on improving the <strong>Counters </strong>used in the base game!</p> <p> <strong>Check them out!</strong></p> <p> <em>Did we forget other important mods of this kind? Point them out in the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4270922" target="_blank">forum</a>!</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4192223">653H Mod</a>&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/24850/B690B8336EF645D19E70ECE42B08ED2E.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/24850/B690B8336EF645D19E70ECE42B08ED2E.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 240px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4193836" target="_blank">Another counter mod</a>&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/52197/3F05776F4C4E46CC87E07F3E61A3E0F0.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/52197/3F05776F4C4E46CC87E07F3E61A3E0F0.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 309px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4191082" target="_blank">Battlefield Europe - Elite Forces</a>&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/54485/9693262228BD4EFB9E811D6190642235.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/54485/9693262228BD4EFB9E811D6190642235.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 213px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4217537" target="_blank">Evolutionary counters mod</a>&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/55715/181D87407A584E93BFD4A545C3CD3548.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/55715/181D87407A584E93BFD4A545C3CD3548.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 196px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2214/Check.out.these.excellent.Counter.Mods.for.Strategic.Command! Wed, 18 Apr 2017 GMT 24 hours left for the Easter Sale! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CatalogCover_100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Just a reminder, folks: you only have 24 hours left to make use of the Easter Coupon giving <strong>30% discount on any purchase from our store!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Don&#39;t miss this amazing opportunity:&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> You can redeem the discount by entering the following coupon while checking out:</p> <p align="center" style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>HappyEaster</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2213/24.hours.left.for.the.Easter.Sale! Wed, 18 Apr 2017 GMT Happy Easter Sale! 30% Discount on everything! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CatalogCover_100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Here at Slitherine we wish you all a very Happy Easter!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Get ready to celebrate! It&rsquo;s a tradition now and this year makes no exception.&nbsp;<strong>The Easter Coupon gives a 30% discount on any purchase from our stores!</strong></p> <p> No game is excluded: the discount is also valid for our recent release such as&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=641" target="_blank">Afghanistan &lsquo;11</a>&nbsp;,</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=634" target="_blank">Warhammer 40,000 Sanctus Reach</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>many more!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <strong>WASTE NO TIME, YOU ONLY HAVE THIS WEEKEND!</strong><br /> <br /> You can redeem the discount by entering the following coupon while checking out:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <strong>HappyEaster</strong></p> <p> <br /> The coupon is valid until the&nbsp;18th of April even on multiple, simultaneous purchases, so pick&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/" target="_blank">any game</a>&nbsp;you like and enjoy!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2211/Happy.Easter.Sale!.30%.Discount.on.everything! Sat, 14 Apr 2017 GMT Happy Easter Sale! 30% Discount on everything! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CatalogCover_100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Here at Matrix Games we wish you all a very Happy Easter!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Get ready to celebrate! It&rsquo;s a tradition now and this year makes no exception. <strong>The Easter Coupon gives a 30% discount on any purchase from our stores!</strong></p> <p> No game is excluded: the discount is also valid for our recent release such as&nbsp;<em><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=641" target="_blank">Afghanistan &lsquo;11</a></em>,&nbsp;<em><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=679" target="_blank">Tigers on the Hunt: Kursk</a></em>,&nbsp;<a href="/products/product.asp?gid=634" target="_blank">Warhammer 40,000 Sanctus Reach</a>&nbsp;and <strong>many more!&nbsp;<br /> </strong></p> <p> <strong>WASTE NO TIME, YOU ONLY HAVE THIS WEEKEND!</strong><br /> <br /> You can redeem the discount by entering the following coupon while checking out:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <strong>HappyEaster</strong></p> <p> <br /> The coupon is valid until the&nbsp;18th of April even on multiple, simultaneous purchases, so pick&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/" target="_blank">any game</a>&nbsp;you like and enjoy!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2210/Happy.Easter.Sale!.30%.Discount.on.everything! Sat, 14 Apr 2017 GMT Armored Brigade Developer Interview News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><div> <em>Juha Kellokoski</em> is the main programmer and game designer of <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=685" target="_blank"><strong>Armored Brigade</strong></a>. Together with his three fellow comrades <em>Sam, Nikola and Dmitriy</em>, they form the team developing the game.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We met Juha and we had the chance to ask him some questions about its latest work.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>First off, thank you for answering these questions about upcoming game, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=685" target="_blank">Armored Brigade.&nbsp;</a></em></div> <div> <strong>Matrix</strong>.&nbsp;<em>Would you like to tell us what has been the driving force behind its design?</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Juha Kellokoski.</strong> The starting point was to make a game I like to play. I&#39;ve combined elements from games that I have enjoyed, including wargames and simulations, and even flavors from outside these genres. I&#39;ve been an avid gamer since the mid-80&#39;s. The original Steel Panthers is perhaps the greatest inspiration, if I had to name just one, but I&#39;m sure that the players of many other PC wargame classics will feel like home when they try Armored Brigade. Also, especially in the earlier days, I did a lot of research about what the players think is missing from other games, and did my best to make sure Armored Brigade won&#39;t be lacking in those respects.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>M</strong>. <em>When it was available for free, Armored Brigade got a strong reputation among wargamers. What is the story behind this incredible project?&nbsp;</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>J.K. </strong>Armored Brigade was actually my first game project. The initial steps were taken as early as 2004 when I decided to do something else than just modding the games of others. I considered different ideas, including a &ldquo;Roguelike&rdquo; game concept, but with real graphics. A bit later it evolved into making a Steel Panthers clone, with turn-based gameplay. I think the current real-time concept matured in late 2005, and later the &#39;87 equipment became the data set. Since then it&#39;s been expanding and expanding in all directions. Basically, everything has been redone several times, and even now we&#39;re ditching old stuff we know can be done better. The first freeware version was made public in March 2008. It was a very sincere effort, like &ldquo;Hey, I made a game, do you want to try it?&rdquo; I was fairly ignorant about the &ldquo;grognard scene&rdquo; and all that. I started receiving emails from the grognards, (ex-)servicemen and established publishers, saying very positive things about the game, even in its early, crude form. Unfortunately, I wasn&#39;t very responsive those days, and even left some of the emails unanswered. Hopefully I&#39;ve improved from that. Around the same time the discussion forum was opened, and I got feedback and help from the players, and kept developing the game. All of the current team members were &ldquo;recruited&rdquo; from the forum. I&#39;m still the only programmer and the project leader. Sam is mainly responsible for the textures, Dmitriy makes the maps and additional artwork and Nikola is building the database. In 2016 I decided to work on this project full-time, to give it all the polish and chrome it deserves. For that purpose, I established my company, Veitikka Studios, and signed a contract with Matrix Games. That&#39;s where we&#39;re now.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4268634" target="_blank"><strong><em>READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE</em></strong></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <strong><em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4268634" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/736_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></em></strong></div> <div> <em>&nbsp;</em></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2209/Armored.Brigade.Developer.Interview Fri, 13 Apr 2017 GMT Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine - check these new screenshots! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OoB_Kriegsmarine_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The release date of <strong>Kriegsmarine</strong>, April 20th, is approaching! I honestly can&#39;t wait to lead all those beautiful cruisers, battleships, and even a carrier or two.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Anyway, it seems that the Artistocrats were feeling artistic and they took some new screenshots!&nbsp;</p> <p> You can click on each screenshot to zoom in to a higher resolution.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Narvik.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Narvik.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Wolfpack.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Wolfpack.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Torch.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Torch.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Arctic.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OoBWW2/Kriegsmarine/SS2_Arctic.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2208/Order.of.Battle:.Kriegsmarine.-.check.these.new.screenshots! Thu, 12 Apr 2017 GMT The Operational Art of War IV - The legend is back! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TOAoW4_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> First, a big thank to all the community for the patience regarding the long development time for <strong>The Operational Art of War IV</strong>. Despite some bumps along the way, the <em>TOAW Development Team </em>is working very hard to deliver the great wargame everyone is awaiting.</p> <p> Today, we are very proud to announce that <strong>this project is in its final stages!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Check out its official <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=587" target="_blank">product page</a> for more information!</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=1514" target="_blank">Stay tuned for further updates!</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=587" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/TheOperationalArtofWarIV/TOAoW4_Box_2D_800.jpg" style="width: 565px; height: 800px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2207/The.Operational.Art.of.War.IV.-.The.legend.is.back! Thu, 12 Apr 2017 GMT Scourge of War - Wavre is on Twitch today! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SOW_Wavre_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Eager to see<em> l&#39;Arm&eacute;e du Nord</em> in action? If so, don&#39;t miss the chance to follow us as we play <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/369390" target="_blank">Scourge of War Wavre</a> - the latest expansions in the acclaimed series <em>Scourge of War</em> - on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a> at&nbsp;<strong>11am EST / 3pm GMT / 5pm CEST!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/733_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2206/Scourge.of.War.-.Wavre.is.on.Twitch.today! Thu, 12 Apr 2017 GMT Heroes of Normandie coming to Xbox! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_HoN_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hold onto your seats, for the craziest, funniest, most exciting digital boardgame around is coming to Xbox!&nbsp;</p> <p> We&#39;re talking, of course, of <strong><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=586" target="_blank">Heroes of Normandie</a>!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9mqArqqyx2w" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Today the Xbox version of the game was presented at the Microsoft headquarters in Milan. The developers from <strong>Cat Rabbit</strong> were there to announce the port to Xbox to the press and show it to the lucky visitors.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/HoN/Microsoft.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/HoN/Roberto.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Stay tuned for further news, and remember: if you lose it&#39;s your fault, it&#39;s not the dice :)</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2205/Heroes.of.Normandie.coming.to.Xbox! Wed, 11 Apr 2017 GMT The Kriegsmarine leaves port on April 20th! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OoB_Kriegsmarine_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=677" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine</strong></a> is the upcoming, newest expansion for the Order of Battle series, and it&#39;s coming out on April 20th!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It features the German Navy in a series of exciting and hard-fought battles. It innovates the naval gameplay of the base game decisely, adding plenty new units as well as several new mechanics and features, including new rules for submarines - naval warfare in Order of Battle has never been deeper!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XYiKy_jZpnM" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Kriegsmarine is going to be released on April 20th! Don&#39;t miss it!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2204/The.Kriegsmarine.leaves.port.on.April.20th! Sat, 7 Apr 2017 GMT Scourge of War: Wavre is released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SOW_Wavre_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The expansion for the acclaimed real-time wargame <strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo</strong> is finally here!</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=691" target="_blank">Scourge of War: Wavre</a> will put you in command of the French forces of the <em>aile droite</em> of the <em>l&#39;Arm&eacute;e du Nord</em> lead by <em>Marshal Groucy</em>, or hold the line with the Prussians of <em>Johann von Thielmann</em> and protect the rear of Blucher&rsquo;s Army!</p> <p> Are you ready to fight in the last battle of the Napoleonic Wars?</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=691" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> Scourge of War: Wavre is available also on <a href="http://bit.ly/2o13p3i" target="_blank">Steam</a>!</p> <p> <em>Liked the game? Leave a review!</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/691/details/Scourge.of.War.Wavre" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/SOW_Wavre_Box_2D_800.gif" style="width: 565px; height: 800px;" /></a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2202/Scourge.of.War:.Wavre.is.released! Fri, 6 Apr 2017 GMT We will be at Salute 2017! News; <p> Every year wargamers from all over the United Kingdom gather in London for a huge event: Salute!</p> <p> There will be many games, stands, painting competitions, and many companies presenting their products. Sounds like the quintessential wargaming event. We couldn&#39;t miss it, could we?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>We have the pleasure to announce we&#39;ll be at Salute 2017!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When you pass in front of the Slitherine stand, come say hello and chat with us! And don&#39;t miss on our special offer for the day: <strong>we&#39;ll have boxed editions of games for sale at the same price of their respective digital editions!</strong></p> <p> We&#39;ll be waiting for you all at Salute 2017, on April 22nd in London. For more information, click <a href="http://www.salute.co.uk/salute/salute-2017/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2201/We.will.be.at.Salute.2017! Fri, 6 Apr 2017 GMT