Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 17 APR 2015 21:26 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Order of Battle: Pacific AAR part 3/3 is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOBP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>The last part of Order of Battle: Pacific AAR is here! </strong></p> <p> Waves after waves the Japanese forces have established a strong bridgehead in the Philippines for their final assault! <em>Lukas</em> and <em>Dave</em> are holding the frontline with heavy losses with the intent to delay the longer they can the enemy invasion! &nbsp;But time is running out and only 6 turns remain to the end of this hard fight!</p> <p> <strong>With lack of air support and reinforcements could they be able to resist and act as a steel barrier against the Rising Sun?</strong></p> <p> Check the last part of the battle <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3843508">here</a>!</p> <p> Order of Battle: Pacific will be available on 30<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of April! Get more information of the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1d71oe2">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1661/Order.of.Battle:.Pacific.AAR.part.3/3.is.out!. Sat, 17 Apr 2015 GMT Come and meet us at Salute 2015 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PaS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <strong>On the 25th of April 2015</strong>, the Slitherine Group will have its traditional stand at the <strong>London Salute event</strong>. But this year is going to be very special! <strong>Richard Bodley Scott</strong>, the <em>mastermind </em>behind<strong> Pike and Shot </strong>&ndash; our popular wargame set in the European Renaissance period &ndash; will be there to <em>personally </em><strong>sign copies </strong>of the game between 1<strong>3.30 and 14.30 at the stand - TE18! </strong></div> <div> Do not miss this incredible opportunity to meet this famous game designer!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Salute is a great event with lots to see and do and, of course, a lot of different games. That is why we are looking forward to being there and we hope that we will meet you!</div> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 8.6pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> Click <a href="http://www.salute.co.uk/salute/salute-2015/">here </a>for more information about Salute 2015.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 8.6pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 8.6pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 8.6pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/img/Richard Bodley Scot.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 8.6pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 8.6pt; text-align: center; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <em>Richard Bodley Scott&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1660/Come.and.meet.us.at.Salute.2015 Sat, 17 Apr 2015 GMT Brother Against Brother is Out Now! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BAB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.&quot;</em>(Ulysses S. Grant, Union General)</p> <p> Today you have the chance to rewrite the opening battles of the American Civil War with the <strong>official release</strong> of <strong>Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Thanks to years of primary research</strong>and unique access to some materials previously unavailable to game-designers, the latest wargame from developer <em>Western Civilization Software</em> offers an <strong>incredible level of detail and accuracy:</strong> <strong>battlefields, units, weapons and orders of battle have been recreated with a rare passion</strong>. Only the ones who are able to coordinate the movements of their divisions and maintain cohesion at every level of their army will have the chance to avoid seeing their men retreating from the battlefield!</p> <p> Rediscover the battle maps and histories of the famous early encounters (1st Manassas, Wilson&rsquo;s Creek, Mill Springs and Williamsburg) that were the source of inspiration of the 25 scenarios available in the game <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/505/details/Brother.Against.Brother">from the official product page</a> of <strong>Brother against Brother &ndash; The Drawing of the Sword!</strong></p> <p> The game comes updated to <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/BrotherAgainstBrother/BrotherAgainstBrother-UpdateComp-v101.zip"><strong>Version 1.0.1</strong></a> (see changes <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3842711">here</a>) and with over <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/BAB%20manual%20EBOOK.pdf"><strong>200</strong> </a><strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/BAB%20manual%20EBOOK.pdf">PDF pages manual</a>! For Free!</strong></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/505/details/Brother.Against.Brother">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1659/Brother.Against.Brother.is.Out.Now! Fri, 16 Apr 2015 GMT Civil War II version 1.0.5 is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Good news soldiers!</p> <p> <strong>Patch 1.0.5 is finally released</strong> and it&rsquo;s huge!</p> <p> A significant number of changes and improvements are brought to you upgrading the game to make it even more historically accurate: neutral Indians are passive (should stop them from besieging or interfering with USA/CSA units) and leaders of different nations, for the same side, don&#39;t compete in the same chain of command anymore!</p> <p> Download this update now and improve <strong>turn resolution speed</strong> by at least 50%!</p> <p> Be sure to check the entire changelog <a href="http://bit.ly/1EG6cOT">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/CivilWarII/CivilWarII-UpdateComp-v105.zip">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its <a href="http://bit.ly/1kv6O0e">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1657/Civil.War.II.version.1.0.5.is.out! Thu, 15 Apr 2015 GMT Pike and Shot Community Maps Sneak Peek! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PaS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> An incredible amount of work has been undertaken by the Pike and Shot community!&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Dozens of new maps</strong> for both single player and multiplayer have been created and added to the game and now you can enjoy a wider experience of the religious struggles that raged all across the Old Continent during the 16<sup>th</sup> and 17<sup>th</sup> century.</p> <p> The new maps cover some of the historical battles fought in the <em>Thirty Years War, the English Civil War, the conflict between Hungary and the Ottoman Empire</em>, and many others.&nbsp;</p> <p> To download the maps just select &ldquo;Historical&rdquo; from the main menu and then &ldquo;Download Community Scenario&rdquo;. Once the download is complete, when you go back to &ldquo;Historical&rdquo; you will find the downloaded SP scenario(s) in the list (<em>MP scenarios won&#39;t appear in the Historical list, but will appear in the MP lobby when you select New Challenge</em>).</p> <p> <strong>The scenarios are for iPad and PC as well!</strong></p> <p> Are you ready to wear your armour and to march in the ranks once again upon the bloody battlefields of Europe?</p> <p> See the list of scenarios <a href="http://bit.ly/1E1JSVz">here</a>.</p> <p> Get more information about the game <a href="http://bit.ly/Usfq0V">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/community_scenarios_list.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/community_scenarios_list.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 206px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Scenarios list&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/gniew_02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/gniew_02.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 206px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Gniew 1626 - by&nbsp;cavehobbit</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/lech_river.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/lech_river.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 206px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Lech River 1632 - by&nbsp;Warlord156</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/mohacs_02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/mohacs_02.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 206px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Mohacs 1526 - by&nbsp;Odenathus</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/stadtlohn_01.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/PaS Comunity map/stadtlohn_01.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 206px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Stadtlohn 1623 - by&nbsp;Adebar</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1656/Pike.and.Shot.Community.Maps.Sneak.Peek! Thu, 15 Apr 2015 GMT Deal of the Week! Alea Jacta Est Birth of Rome is 50 percent off! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG-BoR-3DBox2-100px.gif" align="left" ><div> <em>&quot;I am mindful of human weakness, and I reflect upon the might of Fortune and know that everything that we do is exposed to a thousand chances&quot;</em> (Scipio Africanus)</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> A new and <strong>exciting discount </strong>is here!&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Set in the age of the first struggles between the Romans and their nearest most powerful enemies, <a href="http://bit.ly/1aWBA4z" target="_blank"><strong>Birth of Rome</strong></a> is a true simulation game &nbsp;that allows you to, <em>build, manage, organize, maneuver, sustain and reinforce &nbsp;armies and fleets.</em></div> <div> Lead your faction <strong>over 5 great historical scenarios</strong> and confront famous strategists such as <strong>Pyrrhus of Epirus or Hanibal Barca of Carthage</strong> through merciless battles and vicious diplomatic treaties. You will either find a way, or make one.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>You can grab this fantastic game <a href="http://bit.ly/1aWBA4z">here </a>for only $ 9.99!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <strong>IMPORTANT!</strong></div> <div> <em>Birth of Rome is <strong>now </strong>available on <strong>Steam </strong>as a <strong><a href="http://bit.ly/1FEVj5D">DLC</a> of Alea Jacta Est!</strong> It means that contrary to the original version,<strong> it requires <a href="http://bit.ly/1x3443d">Alea Jacta Est</a> on Steam to be launched</strong>.&nbsp;</em></div> <div> <em>You have to own Alea Jacta Est on Steam to play to Birth of Rome on this platform.</em></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1653/Deal.of.the.Week!.Alea.Jacta.Est.Birth.of.Rome.is.50.percent.off! Tue, 13 Apr 2015 GMT Sovereignty is entering Steam Early Access today! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SCOK_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We&rsquo;re very excited to announce that <strong>Sovereignty: Crown of Kings</strong> is available through <strong>Steam Early Access</strong> program! So what are you waiting for?</p> <p> <strong>Select any kingdom you want</strong>on the map and lead it to glory&hellip; or devastation!</p> <p> By joining the <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/312430/">Early Access program</a>, you have the chance <strong>immerse yourselves in a unique world with a deep lore and solid warfare, diplomatic and economic mechanics. </strong>By wisely combining soft and hard power, and mastering <strong>both strategic and tactical layers</strong>, you can eventually achieve specific local goals before going on to rule the whole continent! Last but not least you can get the game at only <strong>$24.99</strong>, before the price increases after the Early Access period!</p> <p> Assume the leadership of one of the lands of Sovereignty and guide your people to glory and prosperity. The challenges you are going to face are intimately linked with the faction you select and the geography of your location in the world. Whether you want to build a wealthy kingdom or become a famous conqueror, your subjects will expect you to take the right diplomatic and economic decisions.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <em>Get more information on Sovereignty from its <a href="http://bit.ly/1qGMOxL">official page</a>.</em></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Logos/sovereigny.jpg" style="width: 498px; height: 110px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1652/Sovereignty.is.entering.Steam.Early.Access.today! Fri, 9 Apr 2015 GMT Brother Against Brother: Battle of Mill Springs revealed! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BAB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we reveal another super detailed Battle Map for the upcoming <strong>Brother against Brother!</strong></p> <p> The <strong>Battle of Mill Springs</strong> took place in Pulaski and Wayne counties, Kentucky, and was a first major victory for the Union troops led by General George Henry Thomas.</p> <p> As always, we are giving you access to the map and its <strong>elegant 20 page PDF Booklet</strong> with detailed <strong>Orders of Battle</strong> of both forces on the battlefield, and a valuable <strong>description of the various phases of the battle</strong>.</p> <p> Download the full package <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BrotherAgainstBrother/Battle of Mill Springs Map and Book.zip">here </a>or click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BrotherAgainstBrother/BaB_MillSprings_BattleMap.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> to browse the map online!</p> <p> Map and Booklet are added to the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/505/downloads/">download section</a> of the product page!</p> <p> Stay tuned for further reveals!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BrotherAgainstBrother/BaB_MillSprings_BattleMap.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BrotherAgainstBrother/BaB_MillSprings_SquareBanner.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 330px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1651/Brother.Against.Brother:.Battle.of.Mill.Springs.revealed! Thu, 8 Apr 2015 GMT Tercio to Salvo Released and Pike And Shot Updated to Version 1.0.4! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PaS-TtS-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.&rdquo; </em>(Elizabeth I &ndash; Queen of England and Ireland)</p> <p> <strong>Tercio to Salvo</strong>&ndash; the first expansion of the acclaimed wargame set in the <em>iron century</em>, is finally released for <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/563/details/Pike.and.Shot.-.Tercio.to.Salvo.">PC </a>and <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/565/details/Pike.and.Shot.-.Tercio.to.Salvo.iPad">iPad</a>!</p> <p> Following in the footsteps of the base game<em>Tercio to Salvo</em> introduces <strong>brand new conflicts and nations for a refreshing wargaming experience!</strong></p> <p> The expansion includes 10 historical scenarios that depict iconic European battles from the 16<sup>th</sup> and early 17<sup>th</sup> centuries and 49 new army lists for the skirmish mode, allowing the fans to generate an infinite numbers of what-if scenarios with diversified settings and troop types.</p> <p> <strong>A terrific 50% launch discount is available on PC only</strong>!</p> <p> We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the PC version from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store!</p> <p> <strong>All of this and more!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Pike and Shot is updated to Version 1.0.4!&nbsp;</strong>Important improvements will make the gameplay more enjoyable than ever, with more accurate stats for specific units and more choices in skirmish generated maps like the type of terrain.</p> <p> But the list is very long so be sure to check the full changelog <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3837306">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/PikeAndShot/PikeAndShot-UpdateComp-v104.zip">here</a></p> <p> Get more information on <em>Pike &amp; Shot</em> from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1sXb0yU">PC </a>and <a href="http://bit.ly/1uYpXTA">iPad </a>pages.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1649/Tercio.to.Salvo.Released.and.Pike.And.Shot.Updated.to.Version.1.0.4! Wed, 7 Apr 2015 GMT The second part of the AAR of Order of Battle Pacific is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOBP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;I said, to the people of the Philippines whence I came, I shall return!&rdquo; (</em>General&nbsp;Douglas MacArthur)</p> <p> <strong>As promised here&rsquo;s the second part of the great AAR of Order of Battle: Pacific!</strong></p> <p> We have left our heroic defenders while they were trying to hold the line against the Japanese invasion force.</p> <p> They fought bravery inflicting heavy losses to the enemy, but he still has numerical superiority and reinforcements are on the way. Conversely, for the allies every unit lost was a severe wound blow to their defensive plan.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Will Dave and Lukas be able to prevent the fall of the Philippines, or will they only be remembered for their failure?</strong></p> <p> Be prepared to see a lot of artillery strikes, hazardous flanking manoeuvres and gallant actions!</p> <p> Follow the second part of Tidal <em>Waves and the Rising Sun AAR</em> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3837294">here</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1648/The.second.part.of.the.AAR.of.Order.of.Battle.Pacific.is.out! Wed, 7 Apr 2015 GMT Battle of Kursk released and Battle Academy 2 Updated! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BA2BOK_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we are very excited to announce the release of <strong><em>Battle of Kursk</em></strong> - the first expansion of <em>Battle Academy 2</em> &ndash; on PC, Mac and iPad!</p> <p> <strong>Driven by two new challenging campaigns</strong>, this expansion <strong>includes a carryover system</strong> that invites you to have the wider strategic picture in mind when they plan their next turn. As the head of both armies, you will also have to <strong>quickly identify the strengths of the new units available</strong> to bring out the best of them.</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/19wkucX">here</a>&nbsp;(PC), <a href="http://bit.ly/1DrnjJx">here </a>(Mac) and <a href="http://bit.ly/1EKyhda">here </a>(iPad)</p> <p> <u><em>(Battle of Kursk is already available for iPad, but there is no direct link because this is an In APP Purchase (IAP). We invite you to check the availability on the game on your iPad directly)</em></u></p> <p> <strong>But the news from the Ostfront are not over!</strong></p> <p> Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front base game is updated to <strong>Version 1.0.4!</strong></p> <p> This version is available with several improvements and bug fixes! Now <u>skirmish map generation</u> scripts are in DATA/BATTLE/SCRIPTS&nbsp; (and this allows them to be over-ridden in a campaign for custom skirmish map generation) and the bug related to the <u>sniper&#39;s animation</u> is fixed.&nbsp;</p> <div> Be sure to check the list of changes and bug fixes <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3833729">here</a>!&nbsp;</div> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/BattleAcademy2/BattleAcademy2-UpdateComp-v104.zip">here</a></p> <p> <strong>Do you want more?</strong></p> <p> <strong>A terrific 50% launch discount is available on PC only</strong>! We are going to offer a <strong>free Steam</strong> key to anyone who <strong>bought a copy</strong> of the PC/Mac version <strong>from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store</strong>, once the game is available on this digital platform!</p> <p> Get more information on Battle Academy 2 from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/YtdQyR">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1645/Battle.of.Kursk.released.and.Battle.Academy.2.Updated! Fri, 2 Apr 2015 GMT The Eagle needs you! Help us finding a good name for our upcoming game! News; <p> <em>&ldquo;Imagination rules the world&rdquo;</em> &nbsp;(Napoleon Bonaparte)</p> <div> We are very proud to announce the <strong>development of a new strategy game set during the Napoleonic Wars!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We are working hard these days on a brand new game and <strong>we need your help</strong>. It&rsquo;s not about research or historical matters this time though, or for beta testing. <strong>We need to find a cool name for the game!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>The game is an advanced phase already</strong> and we are asking gamers to help us to accelerate it! How? Being creative in <strong>helping us find a good title!</strong> If one of the suggested titles is selected, <strong>we will award to inventor with a free copy of the game itself</strong>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So what are you waiting for, put on your thinking hat and give us ideas!</div> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss the opportunity to write our history!&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?39241-The-Eagle-needs-you!-Help-us-finding-a-good-name-for-our-upcoming-game!">here </a>to help</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1644/The.Eagle.needs.you!.Help.us.finding.a.good.name.for.our.upcoming.game! Thu, 1 Apr 2015 GMT Brother Against Brother: Battle of Wilsons Creek revealed! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BAB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We are delighted to reveal another highly detailed map for the upcoming American Civil War wargame <strong>Brother Against Brother: the Drawing of the Sword!</strong></p> <p> The <strong>Battle of Wilson&rsquo;s Creek</strong> represents one of the first battles fought in the Mississippi Theatre and it was seen as a great springboard for the further Confederate operations in the region.</p> <p> As we did for the previous Battle of Manassas, we are giving alongside the map also a <strong>20 page PDF booklet</strong> with the precise description of the forces on the battlefield with the proper order of battle!</p> <p> Download the full package <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/Wilson Creek Map and Book.zip">here</a> or click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/BaB_WsC_BattleMap.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> to browse the map online!</p> <p> Map and Booklet are added in the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/505/downloads/">download section</a> of the product page!</p> <p> Stay tuned for further reveals!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1642/Brother.Against.Brother:.Battle.of.Wilsons.Creek.revealed! Wed, 31 Mar 2015 GMT Sovereignty enters Early Access and gets a Stream! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SCOK_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we are excited to announce that Sovereignty will enter <strong>Steam Early Access</strong> on <strong>April the 9th!</strong></p> <p> Slitherine, <strong>Gothic Labs</strong> and <strong>The Lordz Games Studio</strong> really see <em>Early Access</em> as a unique opportunity to gather relevant feedback on all parts of the game and enhance it accordingly. This epic fantasy strategy game is a rather ambitious project and we thought that the community would be the best source of inspiration to take the game where it deserves to be.</p> <p> <strong>Sovereignty</strong> has been <strong>in development for</strong> <strong>3 years now</strong>, so the content provided is already very rich and players can have a <strong>complete play through</strong> with all of the realms and campaigns available!</p> <p> We are going to sell the game on our site as well:</p> <ul> <li> If you buy from our site you are buying a steam key for early access on steam</li> </ul> <ul> <li> When the game will be released we will supply you a standard DRM free installer</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Your steam key will be the license key for the installer when it is released.</li> </ul> <p> To better show all the features of the game we will stream it tomorrow <strong>1<sup>st</sup> April</strong> (<em>no joke!)</em> on our official <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup">Twitch Channel</a> at <strong>20 CEST/2pm EDT!</strong></p> <p> Enter Early Access <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/312430/">here</a>!&nbsp;</p> <p> Do you want to know more? Check the product page <a href="http://bit.ly/1qGMOxL">here</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1641/Sovereignty.enters.Early.Access.and.gets.a.Stream!. Wed, 31 Mar 2015 GMT Civil War 2 is going to be updated to Version 1.05! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> A new patch for Civil War 2 is incoming with a full roster of enhancements!</p> <p> The patch is still in QA phase but the changelog is huge and features loads of improvements!&nbsp;</p> <p> More importantly, turns will be 50% faster, but also:</p> <ul> <li> Neutral Indians are passive (should stop them from besieging or interfering with USA/CSA units)</li> <li> Leaders of different nations, for the same side, don&#39;t compete anymore in the same chain of command</li> </ul> <p> But the list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog <a href="http://bit.ly/1EG6cOT">here</a></p> <p> Stay tuned for the upcoming patch!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1639/Civil.War.2.is.going.to.be.updated.to.Version.1.05! Thu, 25 Mar 2015 GMT Ageod where two Philippes make grand strategy history Contest; <p> Fifteen years ago an incredible enterprise started. Two French guys with a goal in their mind: to create a new military engine that could encompass several periods of history.</p> <p> After several titles of success like Birth of America, Alea Jacta Est and the recent To End All Wars, it&#39;s time to give a closer look to their creators.</p> <p> The Wargamer.com has interviewed the minds behinds Ageod to tell us how is hard and beautiful handling over 2000 years of war.</p> <p> You can read the full interview <a href="http://wargamer.com/Article/10075">here</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1637/Ageod.where.two.Philippes.make.grand.strategy.history. Wed, 24 Mar 2015 GMT War in the West Update to V. 1.00.21 and Operation Torch Beta announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitWOT_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat!&rdquo;</em>(1944 - Erwin Rommel)</p> <p> The definitive wargame of the <strong>Western Front</strong> is updated to version 1.00.21! <strong>New contents and features</strong> are now fully integrated to give the game a more detailed perspective. For instance Italian reinforcements are now allowed prior to July 43 (in the past they were not allowed until after Italy had surrendered) and with this version it&rsquo;s more difficult to reach very high interdiction values.</p> <p> The list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog <a href="http://bit.ly/1Baj4M8">here</a>.</p> <p> The patch can be downloaded <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/WarInTheWest/WarInTheWest-UpdateComp-v1021.zip">here</a></p> <p> But this time the good news is not finished, because alongside the update we are very happy to <strong>announce</strong> that an <strong>expansion</strong> of the base game focused on the attempts of the Allies to open a <strong>second front in Europe</strong> prior to Overlord <strong>is now ready to enter the beta phase! And we ask players to help us test it by enlisting for the beta <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/">here</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Operation Torch</strong> includes 10 diverse scenarios for an extensive coverage of the African and Western European theaters between late 1942 and 1945 including both historical and what-if operations.</p> <p> A lot of astounding news! What are you waiting for?</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1BINnsl">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1636/War.in.the.West.Update.to.V..1.00.21.and.Operation.Torch.Beta.announced! Tue, 23 Mar 2015 GMT Order of Battle: Pacific gets an After Action Report! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOBP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Good news soldiers!</strong></p> <p> As the <strong>release date is approaching</strong>, we think it&rsquo;s high time to s<strong>hare more visuals and information about Order of Battle: Pacific</strong>. There&rsquo;s no better way than a comprehensive<strong> AAR </strong>to delve into details and see what the game can really offer. That is why Lukas (game designer) and Dave (AI programmer) work hand in hand during 20 turns in the sultry Philippines against a very capable Japanese AI!</p> <p> We are in December 1941 and the Japanese army is starting its invasion of the Philippines.&nbsp; Only few US units are available in this sector and have no chance of repelling the enemy. However, they can surely delay them. And the longer they resist, the better the US army will be able to strike back! But will Dave and Lukas cooperate effectively during 20 stressful turns?</p> <div> As you will notice immediately the AAR is extremely detailed so we have had to <strong>split it into three parts</strong> that we will publish on a <strong>biweekly basis.</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So what are you waiting for?&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Follow the exploits of Lukas and Dave in the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3824772">first part of the Tidal Waves and the Rising Sun AAR!</a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1634/Order.of.Battle:.Pacific.gets.an.After.Action.Report! Sat, 20 Mar 2015 GMT War is Re-launched! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WA4KVW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <em>&quot;This should please the 40K fans and tactical gamers alike.&quot;</em><strong>- The Wargamer</strong></div> <div> <em>&quot;This game will be very attractive for lovers of Games Workshop&#39;s products&quot;</em> <strong>- Meristation</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Today we are very happy to announce the release of Vulkan&rsquo;s Wrath, second DLC of the acclaimed title Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Take control of the <strong>Salamanders</strong> while they fight in <strong>10 all new missions</strong> organized into <strong>three Acts </strong>that follow the exploits and heroic deeds of this chapter of Space Marine during the 2nd War for Armageddon.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333330154419px; text-align: justify;">Burn the Orks from the face of Armageddon while saving its people from a fate worse than death as you engage the savage and bloodthirsty Ork Waaagh!</span></div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1B40xQs">here</a>!</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/570/20150313080803.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/570/20150313080830.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></span></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1633/War.is.Re-launched!. Fri, 19 Mar 2015 GMT Brother against Brother gets a release date! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BAB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <em>&quot;The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard.&quot; </em>(Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General)</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Following up on the success of their last foray into the American Civil War, the development team behind the award-winning &ldquo;Forge of Freedom&rdquo; have returned to the period at the tactical level. <strong>Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword</strong>, the latest new wargame from <em>Western Civilization Software</em>,<strong> is finally ready to march.</strong> Indeed, this epic military strategy game covering the first year of the American Civil War will be available on<strong> April 16th!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It is 1861. &nbsp;Nearly a million armed Americans face each other along a line stretching 1200 miles from Virginia to Missouri. &nbsp;Tensions in the country reach a climax when Confederate forces fire upon a key Union fort in South Carolina in April. This is the starting point of a bloody four year conflict between the North and the South that would leave an indelible mark on American history.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In<strong> Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword</strong>, the focus is on the <strong>opening battles of the American Civil War.</strong> Players will be able to command both sides and relive the major encounters of 1861 and early 1862. Thanks to <strong>extensive historical and topographical research</strong>, including in-person examinations of each battlefield and consultations of materials previously unavailable to game-designers, the <strong>maps and orders of battle each have been recreated at an unprecedented scale and level of detail.</strong></div> <div> <div> Connoisseurs of the period will immediately notice that the <strong>behavior of the commanders and their soldiers perfectly matches the tactics of this era!</strong> However, Brother against Brother is much more than a rigorous simulation, it also offers several what-if scenarios for a very refreshing approach to famous battles such as 1st Manassas or Wilson&rsquo;s Creek.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Erik Rutins, Director of Product Development at Matrix Games, said,<em> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s always a pleasure to work with the team at Western Civilization Software, but I believe this release is truly special. &nbsp;For Civil War computer wargame fans, I believe that the incredible research and great gameplay included in Brother against Brother will make this game the definitive treatment of these battles for years to come.&rdquo;</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1AEkdLD">product page</a></em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032314.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032314.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032418.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032418.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1632/Brother.against.Brother.gets.a.release.date! Thu, 18 Mar 2015 GMT