Matrix Games News Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2016, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 6 MAY 2016 13:35 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 Sengoku Jidai Korea and China Factions preview! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Ming Chinese armies were formed around the <em>Wei-suo</em> tradition where military service was an inherited profession. This ensured the availability of a standing army accessible by the Empire at all times, but as Chinese society embraced Confucian values that shunned wars, soldiers were seen as second class citizens. Training camps and military campaigns were run by civilian bureaucrats (scholars) instead of experienced generals. This led to mismanagement of military resources and low morale. Despite all this, the Ming army was still a viable fighting force and was active in quelling rebellions, protecting the borders and fighting pirates with varying degrees of success.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" Jidai Preview/Ming Army.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" Jidai Preview/Ming Army.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Chinese employed combined arms tactics. Even at the smallest scale, squads were composed of a mixture of missile and melee troops. This ensured tactical flexibility to suit the ever-changing battlefield situation. These mixed battalions are indicated as &ldquo;protected&rdquo; in the game. &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align: center;"> <strong>To read the rest of the preview click&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href=";t=72141" href=";t=72140" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong></h1>! Sat, 6 May 2016 GMT Wars of Napoleon has been released on Steam! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> One of the best grand strategy games created by Ageod has reached a new milestone!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>Wars of Napoleon</b> is now available on <i>Steam</i>, and finally you&rsquo;ll be able to unleash the power of the Grand Armee on this platform!</p> <p class="Standard"> Four historically accurate scenarios with different starting points will lead you into one of the most turbulent periods in Europe&rsquo;s history, covering over 10 years of military campaigns, from 1805 to 1815!</p> <p class="Standard"> And if this wasn&rsquo;t enough, you could try to succeed where even Napoleon failed:&nbsp; with a <i>what if </i>scenario covering the French invasion of Great Britain!</p> <p class="Standard"> Play with one of seven major nations: France, Great Britain, Prussia, Russia, Austria, Spain, the Ottoman Empire, and experience a detailed diplomacy system recreating the intricate balance of power of the time!</p> <p class="Standard"> A very large map of Europe with over 4,000 regions and also special areas like the West Indies, North America, Persia and India will be the landscape for your plans of domination!</p> <p class="Standard"> <strong>Will you answer when Destiny calls you?</strong></p> <p class="Standard"> <a href="" target="_blank">Play the game now!</a></p>! Sat, 6 May 2016 GMT AGEod lands on Bundle Stars! Pride of Nations discounted! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Amazing news!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are happy to announce that&nbsp;<strong>AGEod lands on Bundle Stars</strong>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Starting from today <strong>Pride of Nations</strong>&nbsp;will be sold on the Bundle Stars store at a very special discount price!</p> <p> If you are of a mind to save don&rsquo;t miss this amazing offer. A whole <strong>AGEod,&nbsp;Matrix Games and Slitherine bundle</strong>&nbsp;comprising of three different tiers with so many titles at an incredibly cheap price. Three games for 1.99$, seven for 3.99$ and eight for 7.99$!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The details of the bundle are as follow:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 1: $1.99</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Battle of the Bulge</p> <p> - Time of Fury</p> <p> - Pride of Nations</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 2: $3.99 (including Tier 1!)</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Close Combat Panthers in the Fog</p> <p> - Vietnam &lsquo;65</p> <p> - Ravenmark</p> <p> - Legions of Steel</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 3: $7.99 (Including Tier 1 and Tier 2!)</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - &nbsp;Pandora First Contact</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Bundle offer is valid until May 14<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>By buying these titles on Bundle Stars you will receive Steam keys and you will need to activate the products on Steam.</u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Don&rsquo;t miss this unique opportunity and visit the Bundle Stars store&nbsp;<a href="">now</a>!</p>!.Pride.of.Nations.discounted! Thu, 4 May 2016 GMT Matrix Games lands on Bundle Stars! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Amazing news!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are happy to announce that&nbsp;<strong>Matrix Games lands on Bundle Stars</strong>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Starting from today a number of our games will be sold on the Bundle Stars store at a very special discount price!</p> <p> If you are of a mind to save don&rsquo;t miss this amazing offer. A whole <strong>Matrix Games and Slitherine bundle</strong> comprising of three different tiers with so many titles at an incredibly cheap price. Three games for 1.99$, seven for 3.99$ and eight for 7.99$!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The details of the bundle are as follow:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 1: $1.99</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Battle of the Bulge</p> <p> - Time of Fury</p> <p> - Pride of Nations</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 2: $3.99 (including Tier 1!) </strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> - Close Combat Panthers in the Fog</p> <p> - Vietnam &lsquo;65</p> <p> - Ravenmark</p> <p> - Legions of Steel</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Tier 3: $7.99 (Including Tier 1 and Tier 2!)</strong></p> <p> <span id="cke_bm_80S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> - &nbsp;Pandora First Contact<span id="cke_bm_80E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Bundle offer is valid until May 14<sup>th</sup>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But it&rsquo;s not all, folks. Be sure not to miss these amazing discounts on some of our other titles:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Battle Academy &ndash; 75% off!</p> <p> Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front &ndash; 75% off!</p> <p> Battle of the Bulge &ndash; 33% off!</p> <p> Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager &ndash; 50% off!</p> <p> Distant Worlds: Universe &ndash; 50% off!</p> <p> Last Days of Old Earth &ndash; 15% off!</p> <p> Order of Battle: Pacific &ndash; 40% off!</p> <p> Vietnam &rsquo;65 &ndash; 50% off!</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon &ndash; 35% off!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> All the discounts will be valid for <strong>72 hours</strong>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>By buying these titles on Bundle Stars you will receive Steam keys and you will need to activate the products on Steam.</u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Don&rsquo;t miss this unique opportunity and visit the Bundle Stars store <a href="">now</a>!</p>! Thu, 4 May 2016 GMT Sengoku Jidai: check the Art of Command video! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> We have just published a new video to show you gameplay footage one of the most interesting features of <strong>Sengoku Jidai: </strong>generals<strong>.</strong></p> <p> Generals influence the gameplay greatly by having an effect on all units under their command, they can be attached to units and even take part to personal combat against enemy commanders!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you want to know more, just watch the video:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun&nbsp;</strong>is due to release on PC on May 19<sup>th</sup>. Stay tuned for more news! More information can be found on the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">product page</a>.</p>! Wed, 3 May 2016 GMT Scourge of War: Quatre Bras is coming! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <i>&ldquo;Napoleon has humbugged me, by God; he has gained twenty-four hours&#39; march on me&rdquo;</i> &mdash;&thinsp;The Duke of Wellington</p> <p class="Standard"> 1815. Quatre Bras, a small village with no more than 4 houses located in Belgium. But this peaceful place will assume a key in determining the Europe&rsquo;s fate.</p> <p class="Standard"> Here, the <i>Arm&eacute;e du Nord </i>commanded by<i> </i>Marshall Ney will face Wellington&rsquo;s Anglo-Allied Army. The goal of the French is clear: if they achieve to achieve control of the crossroads, they will prevent the Prussians from linking up with the British army and creating a force too large for even Napoleon to smash.</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>There cannot be any room for the runner-up in this race against time!<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="Standard"> <i>Quatre Bras</i> is the first expansion for the critically-acclaimed Real Time Strategy game <a href="" target="_blank"><i>Scourge of War: Waterloo</i></a>. Like the original game<b>, the aim of this DLC is to recreate a single, epic battle with a stunning level of detail and realism!</b></p> <p class="Standard"> Fan of the series will be pleased to find all of the features <b>(and more!)</b> that have made <i>Scourge of War: Waterloo</i> one of the best simulators of Napoleonic warfare around!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>Command your troops for the entire Quatre Bras fight, during five scenarios covering all the critical actions that happened during the battle, in a historical 5 mile x 5 mile battlefield map!<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="Standard"> <b>An Extensively researched and precise order of battle</b> will allow you to experience different levels of command and responsibility, from a single division to the whole Army Corps!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>Get more information about Scourge of War: Quatre Bras from its official <a href="" target="_blank">product page!</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="Standard"> <i>The game will also be available on <a href="" target="_blank">Steam</a><o:p></o:p></i></p>! Tue, 2 May 2016 GMT Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa has been released on Steam! Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> The titanic struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union is here!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b><a href="" target="_blank">Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa</a>, </b>one of the most acclaimed wargames available for the Eastern Front, comes to Steam with its full array of innovative features and new elements!</p> <p class="Standard"> &quot;Winner of Grogheads &quot;Digital Wargame of the Year&rdquo; award, liked by <em>Rock Paper Shotgun</em> and with a &#39;you need to play this game&#39; advice from the <em>Three Moves Ahead</em> podcast, <a href="" target="_blank"><b>Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa</b></a> is not the usual turn-based wargame.</p> <p class="Standard"> Along with a highly accurate, historically-realistic setting, this title employs a vibrant Chain of Command system where your decisions truly impact all three Theatres of Operations. Although still crucial, war is no longer merely dependent on military skills. As the Germans you&#39;ll actually be summoned to Berlin to report to the F&uuml;hrer, you&rsquo;ll have to personally discuss operations with top generals like Guderian and von Rundstedt and you&rsquo;ll even be contacted by shady politicians like Goebbels and G&ouml;ring. Playing the Soviet side you will be Stalin himself: fighting your own paranoia and using commissar Krushev to execute traitorous commanders.</p> <p class="Standard"> <strong>Today</strong>, the development studio VR Designs is proud to announce that <strong>this innovative masterpiece has been brought to <a href="" target="_blank">Steam</a>!</strong></p> <p class="Standard"> <strong>For this important milestone, the game has been optimized and updated with numerous balance improvements and additions, included a new map artwork and counters!</strong></p> <p class="Standard"> The divisions have been deployed, and orders have been sent. Now it&rsquo;s up yo you, General!</p> <p class="Standard"> <a href="" target="_blank"><b>Grab Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa now!</b></a></p> <p class="Standard"> <i>New to the game? Watch this series of amazing <a href="" target="_blank">videos and tutorials!</a></i></p>! Sat, 29 Apr 2016 GMT The Battle of the Two Hills - AAR Article; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: an AAR!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Greetings everyone and welcome to this AAR of&nbsp;<strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun</strong>, the new game in development by Byzantine Games and due to release on 19<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;May on PC.</p> <p> Today we&rsquo;ll fight a Skirmish Defend field battle on a Woody terrain. Skirmish battles are fought on randomly generated maps between two different army lists which can be selected or randomized. The map generator in Skirmish mode is impressive: it creates realistic battlefields with geographical features which have to be exploited to gain tactical advantages.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We&rsquo;ll lead the Ikko-Ikki, an anti-feudal militant movement composed of zealots, monks, rebellious peasants and some landless samurai. Our army reflects that social composition. We have many peasants, nothing more than armed rabble in truth, and we can&rsquo;t really rely on them on open field. Then we have a few battalions of warrior-monks, wielding bows, &ldquo;teppo&rdquo; matchlock rifles and polearms; they are highly trained, and some of them even wear armor. Our army numbers 13,000 men, roughly.</p> <p> We are facing a strong Tokugawa army. They brought many professional armored troops carrying long spears (the yari) and fighting in thick formation, as well as regiments of archers and gunners and some cavalry. They also brought some battalions of Samurai and Ashigaru warriors wielding katanas: they fight like in the old times, man-to-man. Our scouts estimate that the Tokugawa army is around 11,500 strong, so we&rsquo;ll have the advantage of the number. That doesn&rsquo;t mean much though: the soldiers we are facing are better equipped and better trained than most of our army. We&rsquo;ll have to make the best out of this terrain, then.</p> <p> Terrain in Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun is extremely important. Battles are won and lost by making the right placement of troops. We have taken up a strong defensive position: our left flank is covered by a thick forest, our right flank is protected by a steep hill, and we have erected a long line of field fortifications to defend our center, which is crossed by a long valley and a road. Should we be overrun we can fall back to the hills behind us as last measure.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" data-cke-saved-src="" src=" Jidai/AAR/1 - Overview.png" style="width: 600px; height: 306px;" /></p> <h1> &nbsp;</h1> <h1> <strong>To read the rest of the AAR, visit the game&#39;s forum&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href=";t=72043" href=";t=72043" target="_blank">here</a>!</strong></h1> Sat, 29 Apr 2016 GMT Sengoku Jidai Japanese Factions preview! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun </strong>offers the opportunity to lead armies from very diverse regions and countries: Japan, Korea, China, Manchuria and Mongolia.</p> <p> We&rsquo;ll cover each region in weekly previews, describing the available army lists, talking about their evolution and the weapons and tactics they employ.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Japan and its clans</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Japan in the 16<sup>th</sup> century was a politically fractured reality: the Sengoku Jidai period (Warring States Era) was a period of civil war in Japan from 1467 to 1600. During that time, the Emperor of Japan was only a religious and ceremonial figure who delegated power to the Sh&#333;gun, the military governor of Japan. The era began with the &#332;nin War (1467-1477) where a dispute between potential heirs to the Ashikaga Shogunate led to a civil war involving several daimy&#333; and the destruction of Kyoto. Since then, the authority of the Shogunate had diminished while the daimyo increased their authority over their fiefs and fought against each other to expand their realms.</p> <p> The era brought about the rise and fall of several prominent clans. Old families like the Imagawa and H&#333;j&#333; would be eliminated. Some families would break away from their old masters and forge a path of their own, like the Tokugawa. The Takeda family, hailing from an agriculturally poor province, dominated central Japan through exploitation of their gold mines, and employed cunning military and political strategies against their neighbours. Peasants could become lords and make a name for themselves, like the Toyotomi.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=" Jidai Preview/roning3.png" style="width: 853px; height: 198px;" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>To read the whole preview, read the thread <a href=";t=72000">here</a></strong></p>! Thu, 27 Apr 2016 GMT Wars of Napoleon has been updated to version 1.02! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> One of the best grand strategy game set in the Napoleonic era has received an important update, and it is very huge!</p> <p> The Engine, the Diplomacy system and the Historical Events have been considerably improved, making the experience more immersive than ever!</p> <p> <strong>The list of changes is truly impressive! Check it out <a href=";mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4071709" target="_blank">here</a>!</strong></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about <strong>Wars of Napoleon</strong> from its <a href="/products/593/details/WarsofNapoleon" target="_blank">product page</a></p> <p> <em>The game will be available also on <a href="" target="_blank">Steam</a> </em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Important!</strong></p> <p> <em>This patch is all-inclusive; you don&rsquo;t need any other patch.</em></p> <p> <em>You must restart your ongoing games, it is not save compatible.</em></p>! Thu, 27 Apr 2016 GMT Order of Battle moves to the frozen lands of Finland! Winter War Beta announced! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The wolves will eat well this winter&rdquo;</em> &ndash; Anonymous Finnish officer, during a battle in the area of Suomussalmi</p> <p> Only a few years have passed since Finland gained its independence in 1917 and the events of the following Civil War have led to a country that is recovering from fresh wounds. But the trials for this young Nation are not ended. The Soviet Union, considering that the Finnish-Russian borders were too close to Leningrad, demanded them to be moved westward and for the dismantling of all the fortifications that the Finnish had built in the Karelian Isthmus.</p> <p> Following the Finnish rejection of these terms, the Soviets bombed Helsinki and invaded the country with over 400,000 soldiers. The Finnish Army could not possibly match the assaulting forces in terms of manpower and materiel and Finland&rsquo;s destiny seemed already decided.</p> <p> On the contrary, this was the beginning of one of the most epic defensive campaigns ever fought. Described by Harold Macmillan as &ldquo;Thermopylae every day&rdquo; and fuelled by Finnish <em>Sisu</em>, this was the start of the <strong>Winter War!</strong></p> <p> After Order of battle: US Marines, developers <strong><em>The Artistocrats</em></strong> <strong>are coming back with a new DLC</strong>, but this time we move to the Far North.</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Winter War</strong></a> is set during the war between Finland and Soviet Union, fought after only three months the Russian invaded Poland in agreement with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.</p> <p> This new expansion for Order of Battle includes the <em>Winter War (1939-1940</em>), the <em>Continuation War (1941-1944) and the Lapland War (1944-1945)</em>. Players take control of the Finnish Army and, according to the shifting tides of war, against troops from Germany or the Soviet Union.</p> <p> <strong>The game has reached the Beta Phase and we invite all the players to join and to help us in giving the final touches!</strong></p> <p> <strong>You can apply for the Beta&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">here!</a></strong></p> <p> Get more information about Order of Battle: Winter War from its <a href="" target="_blank">product page!</a></p> <p> <em>The game will be available also on <a href="" target="_blank">Steam</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href=""><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></p>!.Winter.War.Beta.announced! Thu, 27 Apr 2016 GMT Panzer Corps free weekend on Steam! Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Are you ready, general?</p> <p> <strong>Panzer Corps</strong>, the award winning and universally praised strategy game, gets a free weekend on Steam!</p> <p> It will be possible to everyone to try the game and play <strong>for free </strong>on Steamfor the duration of the whole weekend, starting later today at <strong>7PM CEST / 5PM UTC / 1PM EDT.</strong></p> <p> <strong>But there is more!</strong></p> <p> During that time there will be a <strong>75% discount</strong> on the base game and a <strong>50% discount on all the DLCs!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href=" Corps/Panzer Corps.jpg"><img alt="" src=" Corps/Panzer Corps.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p> <strong>What are you waiting for? Visit the </strong><strong><a href="">Steam page</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong>now!</strong></p> <p> <strong>And it&rsquo;s not over!</strong></p> <p> To celebrate this amazing occasion we will showcase a Panzer Corps marathon stream: 14<strong>&nbsp;hours of stream</strong> on our <a href="">official twitch channel</a>&nbsp;over the course of the weekend featuring popular youtubers playing the game!</p> <p> <strong>BRACE YOURSELVES: IT&rsquo;S A PANZER CORPS WEEKEND!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Twitch Schedule</strong></p> <div> <u>Saturday:</u></div> <div> 10-12 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; &nbsp;Fall Weiss Campaign part 01</div> <div> 12-15 &ndash; CB &ndash; Soviet Corps Campaign part 01&nbsp;</div> <div> 15-17 - Agrippa &ndash; &nbsp;Fall Weiss Campaign part 02</div> <div> 17-19 - Lord Cucumber &ndash; Sea Lion</div> <div> 19-22 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; &nbsp;Fall Weiss Campaign part 03</div> <div> 22-24 - CB &ndash; Soviet Corps Campaign part 02</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <u>Sunday:</u></div> <div> 10-13 - CB &ndash; Afrika Korps Campaign part 01</div> <div> 13-16 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; Allied Corps D-Day Campaign part 01</div> <div> 16-18 &ndash; Sukhoi &ndash; What if Scenario</div> <div> 18-22 &ndash; CB &ndash; Afrika Korps Campaign part 02</div> <div> 22-24 &ndash; Agrippa &ndash; Allied Corps D-Day Campaign part 02</div>! Fri, 21 Apr 2016 GMT Order of Battle Steam daily deal! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific&nbsp;</strong>and its first expansion, <strong>Order of Battle: Morning Sun</strong>, will be sold on <a href="" target="_blank">Steam </a>at a discount price, <strong>starting at 7 pm CEST and lasting 48 hours.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Order of Battle: Morning Sun&nbsp;</strong>will be discounted by 34% while <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong> will have a very special discount price of <strong>50%!</strong></p> <p> The game, released in 2015, offers a fresh and intuitive easy to learn but hard to master gameplay. It features campaigns set in the Pacific theater in World War II with unit carry over between missions, army customization, hundreds of units, a very original supply system, an extremely challenging AI, dynamic 3D graphics, and more. It&rsquo;s this explosive formula which makes <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong> one of the most original and approachable wargames out there, while still retaining all the depth of the genre.</p> <p> <em>8/10 - &quot;Order of Battle: Pacific surprised me in the best possible way. Not only is it a thoroughly approachable wargame in a genre that can be notoriously doughy in its design, but the emphasis on integrated support between ground, air and naval forces means almost every scenario forces the player to make constant tactical and strategic decisions.&quot; (</em><em><a href="">PC Invasion</a>)</em></p> <p> The franchise is currently being expanded and built upon, and the game just received its second major expansion with the release of <strong>Order of Battle: U.S. Marines</strong>!</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Don&rsquo;t miss this occasion, don your helmet, join in the fun! You can get the game on <strong>Steam </strong><a href="">here</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Important! The offer will start on Steam at 7 pm CEST!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href=" of Battle Pacific/newgeorgia1600.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" of Battle Pacific/newgeorgia1600.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href=" of Battle Pacific/guadalcanal1600.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" of Battle Pacific/guadalcanal1600.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p>! Thu, 20 Apr 2016 GMT Wars of Napoleon giveaway on! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> We got some news that today <a href=""></a>&nbsp;will give away ten copies of <strong>Wars of Napoleon!</strong></p> <p> Hurry up! The coupons are limited and only the quickest will have the opportunity to grab this fantastic wargame <strong>for free!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Wars of Napoleon&nbsp;</strong>is the latest game from the experienced developing house <strong>AGEOD </strong>and is the most detailed and comprehensive strategy game ever created about the Napoleonic era!</p> <p> If you don&rsquo;t own the game yet, don&rsquo;t miss this chance! Stay tuned on <a href=""></a>.</p> <p> For more information on Wars of Napoleon visit the product page <a href="/products/593/details/Wars.of.Napoleon">here</a>.</p>! Thu, 20 Apr 2016 GMT Support our veterans! Matrix teams up with Operation Supply Drop! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> We at Matrix are very grateful for the opportunity of collaborating with <strong>Operation Supply Drop</strong>, the most-generationally relevant veteran support organization on the planet.Founded in 2010, since then Operation Supply Drop has brought fun where there is none by assisting hundreds of thousands of US, NATO and ANZAC soldiers all around the world, both deployed and in hospitals.</p> <p> We firmly believe in its mission and we are honoured to have the chance of lending our hand. As such <strong>Operation Supply Drop will distribute many copies of Vietnam &rsquo;65 for free!</strong></p> <p> The game will be showcased this evening at our <a href="">official twitch channel</a>&nbsp;at <strong>6 PM EST </strong>in a very special stream run by Operation Supply Drop itself!</p> <p> So don&rsquo;t miss the twitch, and remember to visit the official site of Operation Supply Drop at: <a href=""></a></p>!.Matrix.teams.up.with.Operation.Supply.Drop! Thu, 20 Apr 2016 GMT Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa has been updated to version 1.03p! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> The remarkable wargame of &nbsp;2015 has received a <strong>huge update</strong>, adding new features and numerous balance improvements!</p> <p class="Standard"> The map&#39;s artwork has been revamped, the counters have been refined (with the option to switch between NATO symbols or not), and now Germans can choose to have a &ldquo;Free deployment start&rdquo;!</p> <p class="Standard"> But one of the goals of Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa has always been to include the Human Factor alongside strategy considerations. Following this pattern, the&nbsp;<b>War Diary&nbsp;</b>feature has been introduced, adding a new layer of immersion! Follow the&nbsp; War&rsquo;s events as they are narrated by a young Frontline soldier!</p> <p class="Standard"> The change log is very long, so be sure to check the entire list of changes <a href=";mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4066754" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p class="Standard"> You can download the patch from <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p class="Standard"> <em>Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa will be released on Steam on April, 28th!</em></p>! Wed, 19 Apr 2016 GMT Barbarossa Steam Overview Part 2 - To Leningrad! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><div> As the Steam release date is coming closer, it&#39;s time to take a look at the second episode of this &quot;<strong>Barbarossa Steam Overview</strong>&quot; made by <strong>Idjester</strong>!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Expect to see a lot of action, as <strong>Idjester</strong> will struggle with the soviets trying to recover from the first shock!</div> <p> <em>Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa will be released on <a href="" target="_blank">Steam</a> on April, 28th!</em></p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p>! Tue, 18 Apr 2016 GMT Space Marine Anniversary! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>30 years of Space Marines! Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon players get new Imperial Space Marine units for free!</strong></p> <p> Celebrate with us the 30<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary of the&nbsp;<em>Adeptus Astartes&nbsp;</em>and play with&nbsp;<strong>the new free Imperial Space Marines unit added to Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 400px; height: 308px;" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> This new unit is a <strong>digital exclusive</strong> to Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon and comes armed with a powerful disintegration combi-gun! It is available to all chapters of the Space Marines present in the game, Blood Angels, Salamanders and Ultramarines, each with its own skin!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Disintegration Combi-gun!</strong></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>&ldquo;These deadly combi-weapons are relics from the Dark Age of Technology. Whilst the main bolter weapon fires salvos of mass-reactive bolts, it is the gun&rsquo;s secondary weapon that is most feared, for it can reduce a target to atoms in the blink of an eye.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> The Assault ability combined with the Disintegration gun makes them great storm</p> <p align="center"> <em><u>The new units are available for free as downloadable update.&nbsp;</u></em><em><u>Non Steam users can download the new units from <a href="">here</a></u></em></p> <p align="center"> <em><u><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></u></em></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><u><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></u></em></p>! Sat, 15 Apr 2016 GMT War in the West has been updated to version 1.01.20! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <i>&ldquo;We have lost a battle, but I assure you that we will not lose the war! I cannot say more at the present moment, although I know the losses are crowded in your minds.&rdquo;&nbsp; </i>Field Marshal Walter Model, 1944</p> <p class="Standard"> Soldiers on the Western Front! We have great news!</p> <p class="Standard"> <b>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West</b> &ndash; one of the most detailed and immersive wargames which simulates World War II in Europe and in the Mediterranean &ndash; has just received a huge update, with tons of improvements and changes!</p> <p> Amongst these, all <em>regiment-sized units</em> can now attach a support unit, the <em>air naval interdiction system</em> has been enhanced along&nbsp; with the air game and the interface (including zooming around the mouse cursor)!</p> <p> The list of changes is very long so be sure to check out the entire changelog <a href=";mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4064223" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> <em>This is an update for both War in the West and its expansion Operation Torch</em></p>! Sat, 15 Apr 2016 GMT Home of Wargamers 2016 Be part of it! News; <p> We are drawing near to a new edition of Home of Wargamers, a now traditional event for Slitherine and Matrix Games developers. It will be held from May 9<sup>th</sup> to May 11<sup>th</sup> at <strong>Castello di Pavone, </strong>a beautiful medieval castle located in Northern Italy.</p> <p> Having built on previous experiences from the past years, this year&rsquo;s Home of the Wargamers is looking to be the perfect Slitherine family gathering. The conference will be an occasion for some of Slitherine&rsquo;s key development partners and special guests to meet and discuss strategy and wargames.&nbsp;</p> <p> It will be three days of presentations and unique workshops covering all aspects of the business, a vibrant environment in which fresh ideas are confronted and exchanged. Many announcements will be made, most importantly though, it will be a great opportunity to debate about the future of a very vibrant new era in wargaming and strategy gaming!</p> <p> You can be part of it! Ask us anything on Twitter, Facebook and on the forums, and we&rsquo;ll answer during the conference. The conference will be filmed and later uploaded on Youtube, so don&rsquo;t miss the chance to be part of it <a href="" target="_blank"><strong><u>and help us shape up the future of wargaming</u></strong>!</a></p> <p> Stay tuned and watch out for further information on Home of the Wargamers 2016, and check the official site <a href="">here</a>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" of Wargamers 2014/10-p2_5528-r-620-2.jpg"><img alt="" src=" of Wargamers 2014/10-p2_5528-r-620-2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 409px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" of Wargamers 2014/06-notturna-cortile-2-680.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" of Wargamers 2014/06-notturna-cortile-2-680.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 409px;" /></a></p>! Fri, 14 Apr 2016 GMT