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All Rights Reserved. 25 SEP 2016 16:51 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 This week in Matrix #4 Contest; <div> Finally Friday has arrived!</div> <div> This week has been heavily centered on the release of the third chapter of the Command LIVE series, but an other title has received an important news, so if you have missed something, this is your best chance to get all the updates!</div> <div> <strong>Monday, September 19, 2016: <a href="http://[link=" target="_blank">Command LIVE News Report from the Spratly Islands!</a></strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Tuesday, September 20, 2016: <a href="" target="_blank">Command LIVE Spratly Spat is out!</a></strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Thursday, September 22, 2016: <a href="!" target="_blank">Panzer Corps Gold - The ultimate edition of Panzer Corps!</a></strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Last but not least, we have gathered all of the Command LIVE DLcs released so far in a <a href="" target="_blank">single place!</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>What are you waiting for?&nbsp;</strong></div> Sat, 23 Sep 2016 GMT Panzer Corps Gold - The ultimate edition of Panzer Corps! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Back when we released the U.S. Corps packs we told you they would be the last DLCs for the Panzer Corps series, but we never said that the path of Panzer Corps had come to an end. Millions of people enjoyed Panzer Corps in the last few years: it&rsquo;s been a long and epic ride, but it&rsquo;s not over yet.</p> <p> <strong>We are going to update the game and make a special edition containing every expansion and DLC ever published: Panzer Corps Gold!</strong></p> <p> For the first time you&rsquo;ll have the opportunity to buy every single expansion plus the base game in a single product, thus receiving a big discount on the whole package.</p> <p> To celebrate the Gold edition we are going to add some decisive improvements to the game&rsquo;s interface; now it&rsquo;ll be possible to see a combat prediction in the map screen while planning your movement, and your units&rsquo; special abilities will be highlighted in the UI! Those are life changers, trust me.</p> <p> In order to be fair to those who already own the game these improvements will be available to anyone in a free patch.</p> <p> Would you like to know more, and also take a look at the shining (literally) new box? Please visit the <a href="/products/647/details/Panzer.Corps.Gold" target="_blank">product page</a> and don&rsquo;t forget to comment <a href=";t=73979" target="_blank">on the forum!</a></p>! Fri, 22 Sep 2016 GMT Command LIVE Spratly Spat is out! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea has reached a turning point.</p> <p> China has never hidden her intent to extend her power in the region, both diplomatically and militarily. And the nearby countries have always tried to do the same, in temporary coalitions or alone. The United States, despite their interest in countering the Chinese&rsquo;s ambitions, have been involved too much in the Middle East to be able to have a strong presence in these waters.</p> <p> But now, Beijing has decided to raise the stakes deploying the aircraft carrier Liaoning, switching the balance of power in her favour.</p> <p> How long this situation could last before it escalates in a larger conflict?</p> <p> <strong><a href="/products/643/details/Command.Live:.Spratly.Spat" target="_blank">Spratly Spat</a>, </strong>the third title in the Command LIVE series, has been released! This scenario is an exploration of what could happen if the regional powers around the Spratly Islands unite and - with limited assistance of the US - challenge the Chinese Navy!</p> <p> <strong><em>Command Live: Spratly Spat is an expansion of&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em><a href="/products/483/details/Command:.Modern.Air.Naval.Operations.Wargame.of.the.Year.Edition" target="_blank">Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations</a></em></strong><strong><em>&nbsp;and requires the base game to be played</em></strong></p>! Wed, 20 Sep 2016 GMT Command LIVE News Report from the Spratly Islands! Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The <strong>Command LIVE</strong> News Team has just sent his last <em>reportage</em>, directly from the frontline!</p> <p> Things are getting critical around the <strong>Spratly Islands,</strong> as China seems to have deployed her aircraft carrier PLAN Liaoning, and rumors of military exercises run by Vietnam, Philippines (with a limited support from the US) in the region have been confirmed!</p> <p> Are we close to an open conflict in the South China Sea?</p> <p> <strong>Watch the Reportage below and find it out!</strong></p> <p> <a href="/products/643/details/CommandLIVE:SpratlySpat" target="_blank"><strong>Command LIVE: Spratly Spat will be available on September 20th!&nbsp;</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p>! Tue, 19 Sep 2016 GMT This week in Matrix #3 Contest; <p> This has been a week full of important news!</p> <p> We had the third title on the Command LIVE series being announced, an intersting overview about the new upcoming Ageod game and fans of Order of Battle will be pleased to know about a new DLC &nbsp;featuring the Blitzkrieg is coming!</p> <p> And last but not least, all of the&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">Close Combat</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">&nbsp;titles from our catalogue have been added to the&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">Boxed Upgrades Section!</strong></p> <p> Have you missed some of them? Here&#39;s the list!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <strong>Tuesday, September 13th</strong>: <a href="!.Spratly.Spat.announced!" target="_blank"><strong>Command LIVE moves Far East! Spratly Spat announced!</strong></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>Wednesday, September 14th: <a href="!" target="_blank">It is Good to be the King!</a></strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>Thursday, September 15th: <a href="!" target="_blank">Tons of new content for Order of Battle!</a></strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <strong>Friday, September 16th: <a href="" target="_blank">Close Combat Series Boxed Updgrades</a></strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> Sat, 16 Sep 2016 GMT Close Combat Series Boxed Updgrades News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> We have just added all of the <strong>Close Combat</strong> titles from our catalogue to the <strong>Boxed Upgrades Section!</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> If you already own a digital version of the game from our site, Steam (or anywhere else!) and would like to add a box and full printed manual to your collection, just click on the buy Boxed Upgrade button. You will receive a box of the product you have chosen, a printed manual and a DVD with in an interactive version of our catalogue. It is very simple and straight forward. You don&#39;t have to register your game or send us your game serial number, just add the product to the cart and check out!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> Please check&nbsp;<a href="" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);" target="_blank">here</a><a href="" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);">&nbsp;</a>to upgrade your game!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> We are planning to add more titles with this option so stay tuned!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"> <span style="color: red;">Please note this is not a copy of the game and does not include a Steam code or serial. If you want to buy the game please go to the games page. This is an upgrade option for people who already own the digital game.</span></p> Sat, 16 Sep 2016 GMT Tons of new content for Order of Battle! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The hit <strong>Order of Battle: World War II </strong>will be expanded with a <strong>new campaign DLC </strong>focused on the first blitzkrieg wars of Germany in the Second World War, and a <strong>free major update!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> On 1 September 1939, under the pretext of reclaiming the city of Danzig, German armed forces invade Poland. Honoring their diplomatic treaties and driven by the desire to maintain the balance of power in Europe, France and Great Britain swiftly declare war on Germany. This chain of events sets in motion the greatest war the world has ever seen: a Second World War...</p> <p> <strong>Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg </strong>brings you to those frantic years which saw Germany successfully incorporating modern aircraft and tank technology in their military doctrine, and then unleashing their newly rebuilt war machine on the rest of Europe. This new DLC aims at representing those years and those brilliant campaigns, from the invasion of Poland to the Fall of 1941 and the Wehrmacht advance being halted only by the cold bite of Russian winter.</p> <p> It brings several <strong>new nations</strong>, <strong>tons of new units and 12 new scenarios! </strong>Pure, unadultered, 100% Blitzkrieg gameplay.</p> <p> Get more information on the <a href="">product page</a>.</p> <p> <u>Important</u>:&nbsp;the game is entering its beta testing phase; we need your help to quash bugs and we want to hear your feedback, so please feel free to apply <a href="">here</a>. It&rsquo;d be of great help!&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>A new major update for Order of Battle: World War II </strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Blitzkrieg DLC will be accompanied by a big free update to the base game! What does it add?</p> <p> Well, along with many balance changes and bugfixes, a brand new <strong>Specialization System </strong>is being added to the game! Complete major and minor objectives during scenarios and earn Specialization points, then spend them in the Specialization tree and completely customize your army as you see fit.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s not all. We&rsquo;re adding a new <strong>Import Tool</strong> to carry over your core army between campaigns! Play through Morning Sun, then carry over your troops to Rising Sun! Or maybe play through the entirety of the Blitzkrieg campaign, and then use your battle hardened regiments in future-yet-to-be-announced campaigns ;) I&rsquo;m probably speaking too much here.</p> <p> All this juicy stuff &ndash; and more -&nbsp; is coming soon, sooner than you expect probably. Stay tuned, <strong>Order of Battle</strong> has much more up its sleeve. What do you think? Let us know on the forum <a href=";t=73903" target="_blank">here</a>!</p>! Fri, 15 Sep 2016 GMT It is Good to be the King! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>A Take it Easy approach of Wars of Successions, Ageod&rsquo;s future release</em></p> <p> End of 2016, Ageod will release a new title, &lsquo;<strong>Wars of Successions&rsquo;</strong>. While the scope of the game is huge, playing it will be simple and more accessible than previous grand strategy titles of the brand.</p> <p> The game goes back to the basic rules that made Ageod initial successes. Here a short recap!</p> <p> <strong>Streamlined Supply</strong></p> <p> The first key change compared to previous recent titles is the return of the &lsquo;simple supply mode&rsquo; that has been popular with players. Basically, regions supply food, in limited quantities (and diminishing if pillaged). All the rest must be physically carried in wagons. No abstract supply network and line of depots, it was not in the spirit of the age. Depots are just that, accumulated stockpiles that are waiting where they are and will replenish physically only those wagons presents.</p> <p> Players will thus need to manually manage their supplies, but that won&rsquo;t be an issue because of low density of units (see next).</p> <p> <strong>Low Density</strong></p> <p> The wars covered were huge, but, compared to more recent conflicts or those in the age of Revolutions, the troop density is rather low. A few armies, with a few regiments, and only key prominent leaders to lead them. Garrisons will either be permanent or popup when needed, no special care is required there.</p> <p> As a player, you won&rsquo;t feel overwhelmed by the mass of troops or lost over dozens and dozens of stacks, despite the massive strategic scope at your disposal.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Read the full article <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></em></p>! Thu, 14 Sep 2016 GMT Command LIVE moves Far East! Spratly Spat announced! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The South China Sea is an area where the economic and geopolitical struggles bubble just covered under the surface. Numerous low-intensity conflicts have erupted over the years, and many countries have tried to extend their territorial claims over key islands and atolls.</p> <p> In particular, domain over the <strong>Spratly Islands</strong> have been strongly disputed by China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines and other nations. The large reserves of oil and the huge volume of maritime traffic make this area crucial to the regions balance of power.&nbsp;</p> <p> China, the strongest player in this delicate game, has recently strengthen her sea power, deploying her first aircraft carrier - the <em>PLAN Liaoning</em> &ndash; with the clear intent to achieve definitive military superiority, dissuading her rivals from direct military action.&nbsp;</p> <p> However this deployment itself has disrupted the balance of power. Could it lead to an escalation that ends with open conflict for regional supremacy?</p> <p> Command LIVE: Spratly Spat, the third installment in the ambitious Command LIVE series, will explore this fictional &ndash; although perfectly credible -&nbsp; situation!</p> <p> <strong>A full analysis of the situation has been dispatched and it <a href="" target="_blank">is already available!</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Stay tuned! Command Live: Spratly Spat will be released on September, 20<sup>th</sup>!</strong></p> <p> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="" target="_blank">product page!</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href=" Live Issue 3.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Live 3 Newspaper.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 400px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/02.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/06.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/06.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/07.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/07.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/08.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/08.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/15.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/15.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/16.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Spat screens with captions/SpratlySpat-Screenshot/16.jpg" style="height: 169px; width: 300px;" /></a></em></p>!.Spratly.Spat.announced! Wed, 13 Sep 2016 GMT A new expansion for Sengoku Jidai: Mandate of Heaven! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> As we said previously, our plans for Sengoku Jidai aren&rsquo;t over with the release of Gempei Kassen. The developers from <em>Byzantine Games</em> are working on a new, bigger expansion: <strong><a href="/products/644/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Mandate.of.Heaven" target="_blank">Mandate of Heaven</a>!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</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 <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 <strong>four dynamic historical campaigns</strong> 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 <strong>Mandate of Heaven sandbox campaign </strong>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> &nbsp;</p> <p> What do you think about it? Let us know <a href=";t=73839" target="_blank">on the forum!</a></p> <p> Last but not least: the expansion is about to enter its <strong>beta testing phase</strong>. We need your help to find bugs and we&rsquo;re interested in hearing your feedback, so <a href="" target="_blank">please feel free to apply</a>, all help will be greatly appreciated.</p> <p> Thank you, and stay tuned for more news!</p>! Sat, 9 Sep 2016 GMT Sengoku Jidai: Gempei Kassen is out! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> You fought in the Sengoku period, and quarreled over Korea in the late 16th century, but now it&rsquo;s time for an entire different era!</p> <p> <a href="/products/639/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Gempei.Kassen" target="_blank"><strong>Gempei Kassen</strong></a>&nbsp;brings you an era 300 years before the Sengoku Jidai, featuring one of the biggest conflicts in medieval Japan which ended with the Shoguns into power.&nbsp;</p> <p> Play through the new dynamic campaign representing the brutal struggle between the Tara and Minamoto clans. Experience a new era of warfare, and lead six new factions from the Late Hejan period. Command one of the several new army lists provided that include new units and new graphics!</p> <p> Get Gempei Kassen <a href="/products/639/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Gempei.Kassen" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> And don&rsquo;t forget to download the patch for Sengoku Jidai <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>!</p>! Fri, 8 Sep 2016 GMT Pride of Nations has been updated to version 1.04! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><div> Hi all!&nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>There is a new bunch of updates and improvements in this new version, and the list is very huge! </strong>In general, the engine has been updated to the latest game logic and UI functionalities common to all AGE engine game.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You can check the changelog below&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You can download the patch from the <a href="" target="_blank">member&rsquo;s area.&nbsp;</a></div> <div> <strong>Gameplay&nbsp;</strong></div> <ul> <li> Naval resupply from special sea zones can be reduced by enemy ships.&nbsp;</li> <li> Development level reduction done by regional decisions was not working.&nbsp;</li> <li> Ability sending command points modifier to subordinate stacks had a bug resulting in double modifiers sometime.&nbsp;</li> <li> Improved ammo distribution algorithm significantly.&nbsp;</li> <li> Improved retreat logic.&nbsp;</li> <li> stacks don&#39;t retreat from regions not having an offensive posture stack&nbsp;</li> <li> Leaders will only lose seniority on January 1st and July 1st, this should help for promotion potential.&nbsp;</li> <li> There is a 25% chance that artillery manages to counter fire enemy artillery instead of firing on a frontline element.&nbsp;</li> <li> Besieged group can&#39;t escape besiegers with evade roll&nbsp;</li> <li> Evasion is pro-ratised to cohesion&nbsp;</li> <li> Can now build depots in allied territory&nbsp;</li> <li> Diplomacy got several bug fixes and consistency additions:&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&nbsp;A war with a minor can stop spontaneously after one year if warscore is still low (&lt; 10)&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&nbsp;If you are allied with an enemy of another ally DOWing said enemy, you don&#39;t DOW it.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&nbsp;Made sure no CB is given if 2 nations are at war.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&nbsp;When giving back regions to its original owner, as part of a peace treaty, you won&#39;t lose the VP, NM originally gained from them.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&nbsp;True defensive treaty: Major nation &lt;A&gt; gets a CB against another enemy major nation &lt;B&gt;, if in a defensive treaty with ally major &lt;C&gt; being attacked by &lt;B&gt;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Interface&nbsp;</strong></div> <ul> <li> Shift key can now be used both for lands and waters regions, allows seeing the links between regions.&nbsp;</li> <li> Losses of ships are now properly logged in the message panel&nbsp;</li> <li> Experience stats in element panel displayed again&nbsp;</li> <li> Music sound volume can now be tweaked (yeah!) - need editing a file though:&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"> -<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>you can alter music volume by adding a value between 20 and 100 in UserInterface.opt inoMusicVolume = 60 // music volume, default is 60&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>AI&nbsp;</strong></div> <ul> <li> Generic AI significantly improved on most algorithms, thanks to a chirurgical yet powerful modification (expect a +10-15% improved Athena nastiness!)&nbsp;</li> <li> Dislikes much more to be trapped in cities&nbsp;</li> <li> AI assaults more frequently besieged structures&nbsp;</li> <li> Admirals are more often send to secondary&rsquo;s fleets&nbsp;</li> <li> AI faster in sending ships in naval special boxes. (to combine with extra ships attributes)&nbsp;</li> <li> AI will be more vigilant in defending its capital.&nbsp;</li> <li> AI has been improved on resupplying algorithm&nbsp;</li> <li> High ranked leaders will be much more reluctant to command small forces.&nbsp;</li> <li> Idle leaders in enemy land will seek to get back to &lsquo;headquarter region&rsquo;.&nbsp;</li> <li> Transports will have a quite low buying priority if the AI is bested in naval power and situation is not great.&nbsp;</li> <li> AI will get a slightly higher bonus for railroad autorepair (which is based on the development level of the region)&nbsp;</li> <li> SplitLargeStacks anti doomstack algorithm&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Modding&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> A log appears in the splash screen while you parse a script. Useful to see where you are in the parsing process. Plus, it looks cool! The periodicity of this log is controlled by sysScriptMemoPeriodicity in system.opt.</div>! Thu, 7 Sep 2016 GMT The Tournament is about to start! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><div> We&#39;re almost there - the <a href=";t=73810&amp;p=621367#p621367" target="_blank"><strong>Battle of the Bulge Tournament</strong></a> is about to start.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The first round will start on <strong>Monday September 12th at 11 am UK time!</strong> E-mails have been sent to the partecipants with additional information.</div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> Our 16 proud generals are about to face each other. Who will prevail?</div>! Thu, 7 Sep 2016 GMT Let's have a look at modding: Part I News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> There is something we truly hold dear, something which greatly increases replayability and allows players to expand the boundaries of any game: <strong>modding.</strong></p> <p> We always try to give you the tools to mod our games, as well as the know-how. Thanks to that, over the years we have published several games whose modding communities truly flourished. We&rsquo;ll have a look at those games, starting with <a href="/products/583/details/Pike.and.Shot:.Campaigns." target="_blank"><strong>Pike &amp; Shot: Campaigns</strong></a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Since its release, <em>Pike &amp; Shot </em>has been built upon, expanded, improved with a series of DLCs. First it was From <em>Tercio to Salvo</em>. Then it was <em>Campaigns</em>. And then, the free expansion <em>Le Roi Soleil</em>. Eventually we bundled everything in a new title, Pike &amp; Shot Campaigns, a huge game to represent any kind of battle from the 15<sup>th</sup> century up to the early 18<sup>th</sup> century. Since then, it has achieved a true cult status, being considered by the press one of the best wargames ever made, and managing to truly capture the miniature wargaming feeling.</p> <p> In the meanwhile, an extremely dedicated fan base has been mastering the editor and has created a staggering number of custom made scenarios and mods. We are talking of <strong>over one hundred scenarios </strong>made by players, as well as many other campaigns, army lists, mods, and so on.</p> <p> Let&rsquo;s have a look at a few select ones, all of them a great mix of historically accurate orders of battle and balanced and exciting gameplay. And don&rsquo;t forget to <a href="">visit the forum</a>&nbsp;to check the <a href=";t=55562" target="_blank">complete list</a> of downloadable scenarios and mods, as well as numerous useful tutorials on modding. <strong>All these scenarios can be downloaded easily in game!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Narva 1700&nbsp;</strong>(author: <em>Paul59</em>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" &amp; Shot mods/narva.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" &amp; Shot mods/narva.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A huge scenario, recreating the epic battle between Charles XII of Sweden and the army of Tsar Peter of Russia under the command of Charles Eug&egrave;ne de Cro&yuml;. It features Narva&rsquo;s snowy battlefield, new graphics and tons of unique units.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Cotes Bridge 1644 </strong>(author: <em>Warlord156</em>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" &amp; Shot mods/bridge.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" &amp; Shot mods/bridge.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The English Civil War is raging as the Parliamentarians face the Royalists at Cotes Bridge. Control of the bridge is vital in this extremely tactical battle.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Bosworth 1485 </strong>(author:&nbsp;<em>Odenathus</em>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" &amp; Shot mods/bosworth.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" &amp; Shot mods/bosworth.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It&rsquo;s time for the Wars of the Roses! Two late medieval armies face each other on the field of Bosworth, a battle which will determine the fate of the crown of England. Lead Richard III&rsquo;s forces and save his throne &ndash; or die in the attempt.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There are many, many more scenarios. Entire wars have been fully represented.</p> <p> <em>Paul59&nbsp;</em>created 14 excellent scenarios for the <strong>Nine Years&rsquo; War </strong>aswell as 6 on the <strong>Great Northern War</strong>, <em>Odenathus </em>focused on the <strong>Jacobite Rebellion</strong> and made 3 really nice scenarios for it, while <em>nikdav </em>concentrated his efforts on the <strong>Ottoman Wars</strong> and made 5 scenarios!</p> <p> But Pike &amp; Shot isn&rsquo;t just battles. It&rsquo;s also&hellip; <em>campaigns</em>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Suleiman&rsquo;s European Campaign </strong>(author: <em>Paul59</em>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" &amp; Shot mods/ottoman.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" &amp; Shot mods/ottoman.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It&rsquo;s the first half of the 16<sup>th</sup> century and the Ottoman Empire is launching major invasions into Europe. The Turkish forces of Suleiman the Magnificent are bolstered by their Moldavian, Wallachian and Tatar vassals, while Hungary will be sustained by the Holy Roman Empire, the Polish-Lithuanian crown and the Transylvanian princes in this multiethnic campaign with a plethora of national armies ready to take the field.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>The Wars of the Roses </strong>(author: <em>Paul59</em>)</p> <p> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" &amp; Shot mods/roses.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" &amp; Shot mods/roses.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Lancaster against York in a dynastic struggle for the crown of England. Which house will prevail? This campaign brings Pike &amp; Shot back to the late medieval era.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>And now&hellip; mods!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Extra Nations v2 </strong>(author: <em>Paul59</em>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Now this one is just huge. It adds a massive number of accurately researched playable army lists, both in the Campaign and Skirmish mode, with new unit graphics to match. Do you want the list? Irish, Anglo-Irish, Portuguese, Moroccans, Algerians, Dulkadir Emirate, Lithuanians, Moldavians, early Safavid Persians, White Sheep Turcomans, Uzbeks, the Khanate of Kazan, Crimean Tatars, Burgundians, the Monmouth Rebellion, Teutonic Knights, endless national peasant armies, Georgians, the Mamluks, Williamite in Ireland, Scots Williamites and Covenanters, Border Reivers, Bavarians, Prussians, Saxons, Wallachians, Zaporozhian Cossacks, Venetians and Savoyards!</p> <p> Impressive, right?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Four Seasons </strong>(author: <em>adebar</em>)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> No, I&rsquo;m not talking of Vivaldi&rsquo;s classical music. This <a href=";t=72539">gorgeous mod</a>&nbsp;adds four different graphical sets, to set your battles in any season you&rsquo;d like. Note: unlike the scenarios and the campaigns, you can&rsquo;t download this one in game. If you&rsquo;d like to try it, click on the link and follow the installation instructions.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> That&#39;s it, for now. There are more, wonderful scenarios and mods for Pike &amp; Shot - we only had limited space and we picked a few, but we&#39;ll go back to this game in the future and cover more scenarios, no doubt about that. We&#39;ll also feature the modding communities of other games. <strong><u>But for now, we&#39;d like to thank all the modders and scenario makers of Pike &amp; Shot. Thank you guys, you are all fantastic and you made the game even more special!</u></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>One more thing!</strong> We are gathering feedback on the modding experience in the Slitherine family, so if you have a few minutes and are willing to answer to a short survey, please <a href=";t=73804" target="_blank">click here</a> and take part in the discussion :) Thank you.</p>' Wed, 6 Sep 2016 GMT What if the Confederates had won the Civil War? Discover it with this awesome mod for ATG! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>2nd Civil War </strong>is a modification for <em>Advanced Tactics Gold</em>, developed by a team of talented and dedicated modders, and it explores a very famous alternative history scenario:</p> <p> imagine that the CSA had won the American Civil War. Years later conflict arises again as the North seeks to conquer the South.</p> <p> Play with&nbsp;US, CSA, California, Texas and Mexico in this new all-out war to rule North America!</p> <p> Key features:</p> <ul> <li> Supports the TO&amp;E function</li> <li> Supports Officers</li> <li> Advanced Weather System</li> <li> Resources like Manpower, Raw and Oil</li> <li> AI capability</li> </ul> <p> This mod is still in BETA but it is already showing a lot of potential! Congrats to <em>Ernieschwitz, Bombur and Lion of Judah</em> for the great work so far!</p> <p> Get more information <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> You can download the mod following this <a href="" target="_blank">link</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" of conflict area.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" of conflict area.png" style="width: 600px; height: 421px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Map of the conflict area</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;<a href=" Design.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Design.png" style="width: 600px; height: 583px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>TOE Design</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" troops at border.png" target="_top"><img alt="" src=" troops at border.png" style="width: 600px; height: 383px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>US Troops at border</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" types.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" types.png" style="width: 600px; height: 286px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Weather types</em></p>! Wed, 6 Sep 2016 GMT Star Hammer weeklong discount Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Space-loving wargamers, this one is for you: <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy</a>&nbsp;</strong>is getting a <strong>25% discount</strong> for the duration of the week.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The game has been recently released on PS4 and XBox One, and now players are able to enjoy it on any platform. But we haven&#39;t forgotten our dear PC, Mac and iPad players: the discount is for you.</p> <p> Don&#39;t miss this opportunity to get one of the best space strategy titles out there.</p> Wed, 6 Sep 2016 GMT Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 in screenshots Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Developers from <em>Fury Sofware</em> are very proud to share with you a new bunch of screenshots! With the UI pratically done, it&#39;s time to see how the enitre World War II will look like!</p> <p> From the early operations in Poland in 1939, passing from El- Alamein. Stalingrad, the D-Day and coming to the final Allied victory in 1945, you will see how much <strong>Strategic Command: World War II in Europe</strong> has been improved!</p> <p> Stay tuned for further updates and get more information from the official <a href="/products/504/details/" target="_blank">product page!</a></p> <p> <a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/01.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/01.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/02.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/03.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/03.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/04.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/04.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/05.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/05.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/06.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/07.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/07.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" />&nbsp;</a><a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/08.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/08.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/09.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/09.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/10.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/10.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/11.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/11.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/12.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/12.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/13.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/13.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/14.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/14.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/15.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/15.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/16.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/16.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/17.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/17.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/18.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/18.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/19.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/19.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/20.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/20.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/21.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/21.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/22.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/22.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/23.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/23.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=" Command/SC-screenshot/24.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Command/SC-screenshot/24.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 125px;" /></a></p> Tue, 5 Sep 2016 GMT Gempei Kassen to be released on September 8th! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><div> <a href="/products/639/details/Sengoku.Jidai:.Gempei.Kassen" target="_blank"><strong>Gempei Kassen</strong></a> will be released on <strong>September 8th.</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It brings you to an era 300 years before the Sengoku Jidai period, covering one of the biggest conflicts in medieval Japan which ended with the Shoguns in power.&nbsp;</div> <div> It features a brand new dynamic campaign representing the brutal struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans, set in an entirely different era!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The expansion to Sengoku Jidai also comes with six factions that are playable in skirmish mode and several improvements, such as a new model for the Raw Naginata unit, a brand new Ashigaru texture, and new army lists.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Don&#39;t miss this expansion and stay tuned, for our plans for Sengoku Jidai aren&#39;t over.&nbsp;</div>! Sat, 2 Sep 2016 GMT Star Hammer is now out on PlayStation 4! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Following the extremely successful release on XBox One from last week, <strong>Star Hammer: the Vanguard Prophecy is now out on PlayStation 4!</strong></p> <p> The 3D space tactical combat game features a&nbsp;<strong>campaign with a branching story&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong>over 60 missions</strong>. The game also allows to create own scenarios in&nbsp;<strong>skirmish mode battles</strong>. Orders are given during pause times of a perfectly balanced&nbsp;<strong>WEGO system</strong>, then players watch the results unfold in intriguing pausable real-time. There&rsquo;s a pretty&nbsp;<strong>extensive arsenal of crew abilities and assault class ships</strong>, making the game extremely varied.</p> <p> Fleets grow as the game progresses through strategic and tactical battles where players exploit the enemy&rsquo;s weaknesses with superior positioning and flanking maneuvers to inflict devastating damage.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Grab the game for Play Station 4 by clicking <a href="!/cid=EP4136-CUSA04299_00-STARHAMMER000001" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p>! Sat, 2 Sep 2016 GMT Drive on Moscow is coming to PC with many new features! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong><a href="/products/550/details/" target="_blank">Drive on Moscow</a>&nbsp;</strong>is an immediate, exciting and fast paced strategy game set in 1941, with the German Wehrmacht making a push for the capital of the Soviet Union. It was previously available only on iPad, but <strong>it&rsquo;s being ported to PC </strong>and upgraded with many new features for the occasion!</p> <p> The game puts you in charge of either the Wehrmacht or the Red Army. In the winter of 1941, the key to the war is Moscow. Were it to fall, the Soviet Union would receive such a huge blow that it might not recover. But were it to stand, maybe the Russians will be able to reverse the tide&hellip;</p> <p> Sporting an incredible impulse-based turn activation system, the gameplay revolves around decisive initiative, clever timing and exploiting the weather and the terrain. Weather in particular is crucial: it affects the dynamic map, and even the turns&rsquo; duration!</p> <p> The game is being upgraded with a new <strong>Live PBEM system</strong>, implementation of Slitherine&rsquo;s <strong>Tournament system</strong>, as well as a <strong>greatly enhanced AI!</strong> Drive on Moscow is being improved greatly in both single and multiplayer. The addition of the tournament system in particular will allow us to organize tournaments in the future: you&rsquo;ll have the chance to win glory on the battlefield (as well as some nice prizes!).</p> <p> Last, but not least: the game is about to enter its <u><strong>beta phase</strong></u>. Feel free to join and help us: the goal is to provide you with the best gameplay experience, and we need your help. We&rsquo;ll be extremely grateful for that. Click <a href="">here</a> to join the beta.</p> <p> <strong>Important</strong>: if you want to join the beta it&rsquo;s important that you first log in on the <a href="">Slitherine forum</a> once. That is due to a bug which prevents new users who never logged on their forum account from joining the beta. The bug will be fixed soon, but until then we ask you to take that small step. Thank you!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href=";width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=";width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></a></p>! Thu, 31 Aug 2016 GMT