Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 10 DEC 2016 16:36 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Sanctus Reach Video Previews! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Only few days have passed since <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/news/2108/Warhammer.40,000:.Sanctus.Reach.-.Release.date.announced!">we announced the release date of <strong>Sanctus Reach</strong></a>&nbsp;&ndash; the new 3D turn-based strategy game made for real Warhammer 40,000 fans &ndash; and we have already tons and tons of enthusiastic previews!&nbsp;</p> <p> Youtubers and players had the chance to show only a portion of the gameplay, but even this fraction is terrific!</p> <p> Luckily, if you have missed some of the previews you don&rsquo;t have to fear the Emperor&rsquo;s fury this time. We have collected them in a playlist only for you!</p> <p> <a href="/products/634/details/Warhammer.40,000:.Sanctus.Reach" target="_blank"><strong>Stay tuned! The game will be released on January, 19<sup>th</sup>!</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QWd8X98STFg" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Warhammer/SanctusReach/SR_Background 2.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Warhammer/SanctusReach/SR_Background 2.png" style="width: 600px; height: 420px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2115/Sanctus.Reach.Video.Previews! Sat, 9 Dec 2016 GMT The Strategic Masterpiece Panzer Corps now has a free IOS Version! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCW-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Excellent news for all Panzer Corps fans! <strong>You can try this WW2 strategy game from the comfort of an IOS screen for free!</strong></p> <p> With over 18 DLC&#39;s and counting, including DLC that allows you to play as the Soviets, Americans, Germans, British in any number of different conflicts from 1939-1945 makes it certain that you will never run out of action in this gold star game. Each DLC comes action packed with its own set of scenarios, some such as (Afrika Korps) have an incredible 25 scenarios, as well as new unit types and elites to represent the changing tide of WW2.&nbsp;</p> <p> Perhaps Multiplayer is more to your liking? In Panzer Corps you can face your friends in an overwhelming <strong>Multiplayer experience!</strong> In Panzer Corps for IOS, the armchair general is finally put in the driver&rsquo;s seat, towards glory or total annihilation!</p> <p> <strong>What are you waiting for?</strong></p> <p> Grab the game <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panzer-corps-lite/id1178931664?mt=8">here</a>!</p> <p> What actually you have in this version:</p> <ul> <li> Wehrmacht Tutorial,</li> <li> The first Wehrmacht mission &ldquo;Poland&rdquo;&nbsp;</li> <li> The first few turns of Norway</li> </ul> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2114/The.Strategic.Masterpiece.Panzer.Corps.now.has.a.free.IOS.Version!. Sat, 9 Dec 2016 GMT Carrier Deck announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CD Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm&hellip; but can you manage the deck of the Nimitz-class nuclear powered supercarrier, the&nbsp;<strong>USS Ronald Regan&nbsp;(CVN-76)</strong>?</p> <p> <a href="/products/680/details/Carrier.Deck" target="_blank"><strong>Carrier Deck</strong></a>&nbsp;is a fast paced time management game where you will play as the Air Officer on board a CVN-76 in the midst of active war.</p> <p> Load the right planes and helicopters up and ready them for the required military missions.&nbsp;<strong>Manage both launching and landing</strong> the planes, avoiding crashes that could spread throughout the deck wrecking multiple planes and damaging the ship.</p> <p> Test your skills in a full spectrum of operations across the globe in extensive campaign mode, or just try the Skirmish mode for a quick challenge.</p> <p> <strong>Carrier Deck </strong>will be released on PC and Steam. It is now entering its <strong>beta</strong>, so if you want to take part in it please apply <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=680" target="_blank">here.</a> We need motivated beta testers and your support and feedback would be extremely appreciated!</p> <p> Like what you see? Let us know your first impressions <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=454&amp;t=74994" target="_blank">on the forum</a>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/680/20161207075524.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/680/20161207075524.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/680/20161207075527.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.slitherine.com/files/games/680/20161207075527.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2113/Carrier.Deck.announced! Thu, 7 Dec 2016 GMT Tigers on the Hunt has been updated to version 1.0.51! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/TotH_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="Default"> <span lang="EN-US"><strong>Tigers on the Hunt</strong> has received a tremendous upgrade, bringing the game to <strong>version 1.0.51!</strong></span></p> <p class="Default"> This version aims to fix several bugs experienced by the players, making the game more realistic than ever!</p> <p class="Default"> You can download the update from <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/members/publicDL.asp?gid=578" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p class="Default"> <span lang="EN-US">Please take a look at the changelog below:</span></p> <p class="Default"> <span lang="EN-US"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <strong>v1.0.51 </strong></p> <p> <strong>Bug fixes:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Russian SU 122 now has HEAT rounds (ISU 122 now does not have HEAT rounds)</li> <li> Fixed 1024x768 resolution issue for Log Window being too big as well as the Pop up window was not positioned properly</li> <li> When firing with an Ordnance/AFV vs target hex that only has AFV, the Infantry Target Type button will be disabled on the Target Type Dialog</li> <li> An AFV was sometimes stuck in a Close Combat/Melee even after Close Combat Segment was over</li> <li> Broken+ personnel unit in a Brush Hill hex is cannot be interdicted since Brush is not a clear terrain</li> <li> Broken+ personnel unit in a Woods Hill hex is cannot be interdicted as Woods is not a clear terrain</li> <li> AI, personnel unit firing with Flame Thrower will not now crash the game&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> READ THE FULL CHANGELOG <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4194664" target="_blank">HERE</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2112/Tigers.on.the.Hunt.has.been.updated.to.version.1.0.51! Wed, 6 Dec 2016 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach - Live Preview on Twitch! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We&#39;re pleased to announce that today there will be a very special Twitch stream by a very popular streamer, <strong>LionHeartx10</strong>.</p> <p> He&#39;s going to play a preview demo of <strong>Sanctus Reach</strong>, and the Developers from Straylight Studio will take part in the event and answer all kinds of questions in the chat!</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Don&#39;t miss it: <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/lionheartx10" target="_blank">https://www.twitch.tv/lionheartx10</a> at <strong>4 pm GMT / 5 pm CET / 11 am EST!</strong></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2111/Warhammer.40,000:.Sanctus.Reach.-.Live.Preview.on.Twitch! Wed, 6 Dec 2016 GMT The iOS Holiday Sale part two! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KDO_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Last week we started an iOS sale on a few select titles. This week we&#39;ll continue with more awesome iOS sales!</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">But don&#39;t forget that more titles will be discounted soon, so&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">stay tuned if you don&#39;t want to miss more amazing iOS discounts!</strong></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/buzz-aldrins-space-program/id935248198?mt=8" target="_blank">Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager</a> - 50% off!</div> <div> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/warhammer-40-000-armageddon/id1108906299?mt=8" target="_blank">Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks</a> - 67% off!</div> <div> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/warhammer-40-000-armageddon/id935248214?mt=8" target="_blank">Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</a> - 50% off!</div> <div> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/history-egypt-hd/id428936764?mt=8" target="_blank">HISTORY Egypt HD</a> - 80% off!</div> <div> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/history-egypt-engineering/id370538617?mt=8" target="_blank">HISTORY Egypt Engineering an Empire</a> - 50% off!</div> <div> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/great-battles-medieval/id596822790?mt=8" target="_blank">Great Battles Medieval</a> - 50% off!</div> <div> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/slitherines-legion/id606934165?mt=8" target="_blank">Slitherine&#39;s Legion</a> - 50% off!</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2110/The.iOS.Holiday.Sale.part.two! Tue, 5 Dec 2016 GMT Strategic Command WW2: War in Europe - Learning the D Day News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> Hello Allied commanders,&nbsp;</div> <div> Welcome to this let&#39;s play video featuring the D-Day in <a href="http://bit.ly/StrategicCommand" target="_blank">Strategic Command WW2: War in Europe!</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It has been made by our friend Idjester (maybe some of you know him already from his awesome videos about Tigers on the Hunt), and it will show a bit foretaste of the major challenges you have to face managing the invasion playing as the Allies.&nbsp;</div> <div> Hope you&#39;ll enjoy it!&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MoX9epX_JDw" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2109/Strategic.Command.WW2:.War.in.Europe.-.Learning.the.D.Day. Thu, 30 Nov 2016 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach - Release date announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">This is for all Space Marines and Greenskin fans out there... and I know there are many! If you&#39;ve ever spent entire afternoons painting your miniatures, or have you ever cursed and asked yourself what you did to earn such bad luck with the dice, or maybe you are just in love with the God Emperor of Mankind, Leman Russ and his pups, you will surely be interested in this.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach has been in beta for a while, and it has been an awesome experience. We showed the game for the first time a couple of weeks ago at the Open Days event at Warhammer World, and we were happy to see such a massive reception from Warhammer fans. We are now ready to show and share more and more of the game, so why don&#39;t we start with announcing its release date?<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Sanctus Reach will be coming out on January 19th!</span></strong></p> <p> Stay tuned and check the Sanctus Reach page on <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/634/details/Warhammer.40,000:.Sanctus.Reach" target="_blank">our site</a>&nbsp;or on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/502370/" target="_blank">Steam</a>.</p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Sanctus Reach is a 3D turn-based strategy game made for real Warhammer 40,000 fans! Relive the Sanctus Reach campaign and lead the Space Wolves to victory against the orks of Grukk Face-Rippa as they swipe over the planet of Alaric Prime. Command dozens of different unit types in two long campaigns, see them grow battle after battle as they gain more experience and new abilities, employ winning tactics and crush your enemy. In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war!</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Sanctus Reach/Background1 resized.jpg" style="text-align: center;" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Sanctus Reach/Background1 resized.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 419px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2108/Warhammer.40,000:.Sanctus.Reach.-.Release.date.announced! Wed, 29 Nov 2016 GMT The iOS Holiday Sale part one! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/DOM_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> iOS users and aficionados, we have great news for you. We&#39;re starting a great iOS Holiday Sale!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Several games have been discounted, just check the list and take your pick!&nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">But don&#39;t forget that more titles will be discounted soon, so </span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">stay tuned if you don&#39;t want to miss more amazing iOS discounts!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://apple.co/2eeswK0" target="_blank">Drive on Moscow</a> - 30% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://apple.co/1OaUUrw" target="_blank">Battle of the Bulge</a> - 30% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://bit.ly/1itaajI" target="_blank">Qvadriga</a> - 60% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://apple.co/1G1Giaf" target="_blank">Vietnam &#39;65</a> - 50% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://apple.co/1Y7l5Uz" target="_blank">Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy</a> - 54% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://apple.co/1CHgnbz" target="_blank">Legions of Steel</a> - 50% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://apple.co/1JPRHQH" target="_blank">Hell</a>&nbsp;- 50% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://bit.ly/1bX0hKK" target="_blank">Panzer Corps</a> - 75% off!</p> <p> <a href="http://apple.co/21jwbdg" target="_blank">Conquest: Medieval Realms</a> - 67% off!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Don&#39;t forget to check the site for more awesome discounts in the future, very soon!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2107/The.iOS.Holiday.Sale.part.one! Tue, 28 Nov 2016 GMT The Holiday Sale is here! News; <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The winter festive season is upon us and the Matrix Holiday Sale has just begun!</span></strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">With hundreds of products available and great d</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">eals all around, this is the best moment to celebrate.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> If you want you can download the&nbsp;<strong>pdf version</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/wintersales/Matrix%20Christmas%20Sale%202016.pdf" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Amazing titles like <a href="/products/578/details/Tigers.on.the.Hunt" target="_blank"><em>Tigers on the Hunt&nbsp;</em></a>,&nbsp;<a href="/products/558/details/Decisive.Campaigns:.Barbarossa" target="_blank"><i>Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa</i></a>&nbsp;and <em><a href="/products/483/details/Command:.Modern.Air.Naval.Operations.Wargame.of.the.Year.Edition" target="_blank">Command: Modern / Air Operations</a>&nbsp;</em>(and&nbsp;<strong>many more!</strong>) are part of this incredible sale!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>The sale starts on November 23<span style="font-size: 10px;">rd</span>&nbsp;until January 8<span style="font-size: 10px;">th</span>!</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/wintersales/Matrix Christmas Sale 2016.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/HolidaySale2016/HS_catalog_2016.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 519px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2106/The.Holiday.Sale.is.here! Thu, 23 Nov 2016 GMT The Holiday Sale is here! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The winter festive season is upon us and the Slitherine Holiday Sale has just begun!<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 6pt; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 12pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">With hundreds of products available and great deals all around, this is the best moment to celebrate.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> If you want you can download the&nbsp;<strong>pdf version</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/wintersales/Matrix%20Christmas%20Sale%202016.pdf" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Amazing titles like <em><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/647/details/Panzer.Corps.Gold" target="_blank">Panzer Corps Gold</a>, <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/595/details/Polaris.Sector">Polaris Sector</a> </em>and <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/586/details/Heroes.of.Normandie" target="_blank"><em>Heroes of Normandie&nbsp;</em></a>&nbsp;(and&nbsp;<strong>many more!</strong>) are part of this incredible sale!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong>The sale starts on November 23<span style="font-size: 10px;">rd</span>&nbsp;until January 8<span style="font-size: 10px;">th</span>!</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/wintersales/Matrix Christmas Sale 2016.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/HolidaySale2016/HS_catalog_2016.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 778px;" /></a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2105/The.Holiday.Sale.is.here! Thu, 23 Nov 2016 GMT War in the East has been updated to version 1.09.00 [EDIT WITH NEW STUFF] News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WITE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> [EDIT]</p> <div> <em>We have received a new and detailed changelog for this update, with a tremendous amount of changes coming from <strong>1.08.08 Beta and 1.08.09 Beta!&nbsp;</strong></em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>So we have integrated everything in a single, <strong>massive DOCUMENT!</strong> You can see the change list below.&nbsp; Don&#39;t waste any time!&nbsp;</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p> Hi everybody! In case you missed it, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/372/details/Gary.Grigsby%27s.War.in.the.East:.The.German-Soviet.War.1941-1945" target="_blank"><strong>War in the East</strong></a>, one of the greatest wargame of all time, <strong>has been updated to version 1.09.00!</strong></p> <p> You can download the update from&nbsp;<a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/WarInTheEast/GG-WarInTheEast-Update-v10900.zip" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> <strong>Please find the full change list <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4181842">here.</a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2104/War.in.the.East.has.been.updated.to.version.1.09.00.[EDIT.WITH.NEW.STUFF] Wed, 22 Nov 2016 GMT Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe is rolling out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SC_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Twenty years have passed since the end of the first <em>Weltkrieg</em> and, despite many efforts to prevent it, a new and more terrible conflict has broken out.</p> <p> <strong>Once again, Europe is the main battlefield!&nbsp;</strong>Here the armies of <em>Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, the United States</em> and the <em>Soviet Union</em> will clash for supremacy and survival! Only those who can establish an integrated strategy will succeed in managing multiple fronts at once, until the final victory comes!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8LCcfnT_fE4" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" target="_blank"><strong>Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe </strong></a>puts you in charge of the Axis or the Allies &ndash; allowing you to command all aspects of the war. Enormous effort went into the creation of a very intelligent AI and your computer opponent is capable of prioritizing fronts and making good strategic choices, saving experienced troops from hopeless battles and exploiting every weak spot in your line!</p> <p> Allocate resources to construct or upgrade new units, build fortifications, develop your navy or air force, invest in logistics, research, diplomatic pressure and much more. Deal with a vast range of historical events, while always keeping the big picture in mind.</p> <p> Both <strong>experienced wargamers and newcomers will find much to love in this beautiful WWII wargame!</strong></p> <p> <strong><a href="/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" target="_blank">Grab the game now!</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLk5K-IfEIqTuj44VYPe5mENtH1H-lf9vJ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>FEATURES</strong></p> <ul> <li> <strong>Take command of either the Axis or the Allies, and re-fight WWII in Europe!</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> Play on a huge hex map with a ground scale of 20 miles that includes all the key cities, railroads, logistical centers and maritime trade routes.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> A realistic Fog of War simulates the historical atmosphere where you have to make decisions with only partial knowledge of your opponent&#39;s intentions and dispositions.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Play with a choice of 3-D unit graphics or NATO counters</strong> if you prefer a more traditional wargaming experience</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Research and upgrade your units</strong> with a unique level of choices! Infantry Weapons, Rockets, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, and more!</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Use Diplomacy to win over new allies and use your intelligence to undermine the enemy!</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Convoys, Engineers, Fortifications, Raiders, Amphibious invasions, Paratroopers, Artillery, Rockets, Morale, Supply and much more!</li> </ul> <ul> <li> More than 100 unique strategic level Decision Events!</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <strong>Very easy to use editor</strong> to make your own &ldquo;what-if&rdquo; scenarios or create new maps and campaigns from scratch.</li> </ul> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2103/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe.is.rolling.out! Fri, 17 Nov 2016 GMT Order of Battle gets a Pacific Pack! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOBWWII_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we have some news for all <a href="/products/516/details/Order.of.Battle:.World.War.II" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle</strong></a> fans out there. If you are missing any of the packs set in the Pacific theater, then this is your chance to get them.</p> <p> We are releasing an <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1999/" target="_blank">Order of Battle: Pacific Pack</a> on Steam, containing U.S. Pacific, U.S. Marines, Rising Sun and Morning Sun, all at a great 40% off discount!&nbsp;</p> <p> It is a complete your set bundle, meaning that you don&#39;t get to pay for items you already own. For instance, if you already U.S. Pacific and Rising Sun you can get the bundle and only pay for U.S. Marines and Morning Sun - at 40% off!</p> <p> The base game, <a href="/products/516/details/Order.of.Battle:.World.War.II">Order of Battle: World War II</a>, is free to play. You&#39;re free to download it and try it for free - you&#39;ll get access to the boot camp and the first mission of every campaign which was released.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2102/Order.of.Battle.gets.a.Pacific.Pack! Wed, 15 Nov 2016 GMT Panzer Corps Tournament - the Semifinals! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> It&#39;s getting intense... four contenders are left, only one spot for 2016 Slitherine Panzer Corps Champion!&nbsp;</p> <p> This time our participants will face each other on the Urban Warfare map: Soviets vs Allies, in the outbreak of WW3! &nbsp;Who will prevail? Caca, striped_soul, Goose_2 or Misterno?</p> <p> If you, like me, are eager to see what happens follow <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=264&amp;t=74641" target="_blank">this thread</a> on our forum!&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Tournament/TournamentTable5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Tournament/TournamentTable5.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2101/Panzer.Corps.Tournament.-.the.Semifinals! Tue, 14 Nov 2016 GMT Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoB-B_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Blitzkrieg</strong>, the latest expansion for Order of Battle: World War II, is out now on <a href="/products/645/details/Order.of.Battle:.Blitzkrieg" target="_blank">PC</a>, <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/528620/" target="_blank">Steam</a> and <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=645&amp;PlatformID=15">Mac</a>!</p> <p> It brings Order of Battle to the main European theater, and for the first time in the whole series you&rsquo;ll be in command of the fearsome German armed forces.</p> <p> Covering the first two years and a half of World War II, you&rsquo;ll first test your mettle against Poland in the September of 1939,&nbsp; then it&rsquo;ll be Denmark and Norway, followed by an invasion through Belgium and to the heart of France. After a brief detour to the Balkans and Greece, it&rsquo;ll then be the turn of launching the biggest invasion of history against Soviet Union&hellip;</p> <p> We wanted to take on the European theater with a bang: adding <strong>over two hundred new units </strong>and <strong>several new core armies,</strong> Blitzkrieg is a massive expansion. The Artistocrats studio worked hard to feature the blitzkrieg strategies properly in this campaign. Play through 12 accurately balanced and detailed scenarios and test your strategic ability against a greatly enhanced AI. Only brilliant and organized commanders will prevail!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QCf2Ehy40VM" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Blitzkrieg is accompanied by a patch to the base game, and it introduces two main features: the <strong>Specialization System</strong> and the <strong>Import Tool</strong>.</p> <p> Now you&rsquo;ll be able to win points by winning missions and completing secondary objectives, points you can spend in a specialization tree in order to customize your army and unlocking new unit types. And the best news is that every single campaign now has a specialization tree, even those which previously didn&rsquo;t, like Winter War!</p> <p> With the new Import Tool, you&rsquo;ll be able to carry over your core army from one campaign to the next. Right now it&rsquo;s only possible with the Boot camp linked with the American campaign, and the two japanese campaigns Morning Sun and Rising Sun. We are obviously looking forward to link Blitzkrieg with future German campaigns.</p> <p> Those two main features come with a ton of fixes and balance changes. You can read the full changelog <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=264&amp;t=74562" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> What are you waiting for then? The tanks&rsquo; engines are roaring &ndash; <a href="/products/645/details/Order.of.Battle:.Blitzkrieg" target="_blank">get Blitzkrieg now!</a></p> <p> And let us know what you think <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=264&amp;t=74568">on the forum!</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2100/Order.of.Battle:.Blitzkrieg.is.out! Fri, 10 Nov 2016 GMT Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg - Interview with the developers! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_OoB-B_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello everyone! With the release of <a href="/products/645/details/Order.of.Battle:.Blitzkrieg" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg</strong></a> drawing near (tomorrow!) we decided to ask a few questions to the developers from the <strong>Artistocrats.</strong></p> <p> We hope youi&#39;ll find it interesting.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>With Blitzkrieg, Order of Battle visits the main European theatre for the first time. Germany in 1939-1941 was waging a type of warfare which was completely different from the one fought in the Pacific or in Finland during the Winter War. How is it represented in game? How is this campaign different strategy wise?</strong></p> <p> Blitzkrieg is the first purely offensive campaign of the game - at least as far as overal scenario objectives are concerned. And while armoured warfare played a smaller role in the Pacific theatre, the harsh terrain of Finland and the Sino-Japanese conflicts, the Germans practically invented it.</p> <p> This is immediately visible by the large variety of different tank types and <em>Ausf&uuml;hrungen </em>that are available in the 1.5 years of war covered by this campaign. Besides the Panzer I, II, III and IV series the Germans have access to Czech 38(t) tanks and even captured French equipment through the Beutepanzer specialization.</p> <p> On a tactical level, many scenarios are designed entirely with armoured pincer attacks in mind. Players will find that using historical large scale encirclements - using Panzer units to spearhead the attacks - will provide the best way to assure victory. This is largely achieved by the simple-yet-effective supply system of the Order of Battle series, but is further emphasized by primary and secondary objectives. In particular during the invasion of the Soviet Union players will have a hard time grinding through the massive Soviet armies frontally. By instead pushing aggressively around the flanks of these forces and eventually closing the encirclement, huge amounts of units will be trapped and easily wiped out.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Blitzkrieg adds a multitude of new units (over 200!). Many vehicles &ndash; do you think that Blitzkrieg expands on the concept of combined arms and mechanized warfare in Order of Battle? How?</strong></p> <p> While the German Panzers take much of the glory, the only way to assure that their advance does not grind to a halt is by providing selective and effective artillery and air support. Stuka dive bombers and motorized artillery are essential to preserve the strength of the Panzer arm by breaking enemy strong points and AT positions.</p> <p> Equally important is the follow up of infantry forces to mob up any remaining resistance and securing the supply lines of the armoured spearhead. The AI is particularly effective at cutting through the player&#39;s supply lines, so careless play will quickly cripple the potential firepower and mobility of an isolated Panzer division.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Blitzkrieg doesn&rsquo;t add only Germany, but many other countries as well. Could you tell us something of their army rosters?</strong></p> <p> As Order of Battle grows and visits new theatres of war, many units and nations are being added. France and Poland now have a respectable and varied amount of unit types available while the British - already present since the Pacific campaigns - have received further additions to their arsenal.</p> <p> Besides these, players will encounter many new units when facing the minor Allied nations of World War 2 such as Belgium, Norway, Greece and Yugoslavia.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>What about the AI: has it been improved and adapted to the new type of Blitzkrieg warfare?</strong></p> <p> Besides various general fixes and optimizations of the AI code, specific attention went to retreat mechanics.<br /> <br /> Besides strategic retreats in specific scenarios such as the evacuation of Dunkirk and the breakout attempts of encircled Soviet forces during Barbarossa, the AI will now retreat badly damaged units from the front lines. Rather then sticking around indecisively until the player delivers the final blow, these units will now retreat to the rear or attempt to leave the map entirely. This behaviour can even be consciously used by the player to meet the strict time-table of the German offensives: Destroying every single enemy unit is time consuming, and while secondary objective encourage the destruction of enough enemy forces, some can be &quot;allowed&quot; to escape to assure a quicker conclusion of the current battle.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>What&rsquo;s next in the future of Order of Battle? What can you tell us?</strong></p> <p> Blitzkrieg ends in 1941 with the Battle of Moscow. Needless to say we are not yet done with the Germans! A total of at least 4 more German-oriented campaigns is planned for 2017, including some rather unique content.</p> <p> Equally important, the long announced - and requested - Skirmish Mode is now the focus of our attention. Without any other major theatre changes coming in the near future we hope to finally find the time to finish this exciting feature in the coming months.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2099/Order.of.Battle:.Blitzkrieg.-.Interview.with.the.developers! Thu, 9 Nov 2016 GMT Strategic Command: Watch the Definitive Playlist! 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&nbsp;</strong></a>has received a lot of attention since its announcement, and many videos have been realized so far. <strong>We have collected almost 100 videos </strong>posted as <em>&ldquo;Game Plays</em>&rdquo;, &ldquo;<em>Campaigns</em>&rdquo;, &ldquo;<em>First Impressions</em>&rdquo;, made by talented and dedicated community members and youtubers.</p> <p> This <strong>&ldquo;Definitive Playlist&rdquo;</strong> will be one of the most helpful source of information while waiting for the game&rsquo;s release!</p> <p> November 17<sup>th</sup> is close, and better be prepared!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe" target="_blank"><strong>product page!</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLk5K-IfEIqTuj44VYPe5mENtH1H-lf9vJ" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2098/Strategic.Command:.Watch.the.Definitive.Playlist! Tue, 7 Nov 2016 GMT Server maintenance (November 7th) News; <p> We are going to perform a <strong>maintenance of our servers on</strong> <strong>Monday, Nov 7 from 7 to 9 am EST. </strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Our website, blog and support forum may be momentarily unavailable around that time. We expect only a very short interruption&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Sorry for the inconvenience.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="https://libcom.org/files/images/blog/maintenance.jpg" style="width: 379px; height: 317px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2097/Server.maintenance.(November.7th) Sat, 4 Nov 2016 GMT Mandate of Heaven is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SJMH_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/644/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Mandate.of.Heaven" target="_blank">Mandate of Heaven</a>. the expansion for the amazing wargame <strong>Sengoku Jidai</strong> brings you back to China and greatly expands the base game with new armies, units and campaigns!</p> <p> This expansion, larger in scope than Gempei Kassen, features China in the 16th and 17th centuries &ndash; the Middle Kingdom is in crisis and up for grabs. The Ming Emperor has lost the&nbsp;<em>Mandate of Heaven</em>, and his rule is weak. Peasant rebellions, disloyal governors and foreign invasions threaten to topple him. The time for talking is over &ndash; now weapons, strength of arm and clever strategies will decide the outcome of the war to come, and the winner might find himself at the head of the largest empire in Asia&hellip;</p> <p> The&nbsp;Mandate of Heaven&nbsp;DLC brings players of Sengoku Jidai to another &quot;country at war&quot;. The expansion contains&nbsp;<strong>four dynamic historical campaigns</strong>&nbsp;set in the 16th and 17th centuries. These chronicle the decline of China&#39;s Ming Dynasty and its conquest by the Manchu Qing Dynasty. It also includes the&nbsp;<strong>Mandate of Heaven sandbox campaign</strong>&nbsp;that enables players to freely choose the opposing forces fighting for supremacy over the Chinese mainland and Mongolian steppes. It also includes four new factions and many new units!</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Get it now on <a href="/products/644/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Mandate.of.Heaven" target="_blank">our store</a> or on <a href="http://bit.ly/2ffOtw4" target="_blank">Steam</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2096/Mandate.of.Heaven.is.out! Fri, 3 Nov 2016 GMT