A Land and a God Divided - Tercio to Salvo, the first expansion for Pike & Shot, is released!08 Apr 2015 0
Wargamer.com regulars will by now know of my ongoing addiction to Slitherine’s Pike and Shot game, and may have even read Bill Gray’s effusive review (see it here) – indeed, some may well be heartily fed up of my enthusing. Well be warned, there is more to come …
Well Byzantine Games’ Richard Bodley Scott has been beavering away (as is his wont) and has created a significant expansion to bridge the gap between the Italian Wars battles and the Thirty Years Wars battles that the game initially shipped with (oh, and some English Civil War ones as well of course).
I’ve already had a bit of a sneak preview of the new expansion and can say that it looks to be a fine addition to what is already a favourite game of mine. Players may, or may not, be glad to know that Richard has continued his policy of selecting battles that are, mainly, a real bitch to win – some of the new ones will be testing even on the easiest difficulty setting. But that is one of the good features of the game in my view – who wants an easy ride? It certainly means you get many hours of play for sure.
The expansion is available on PC and iPad (see our iPad review here) and the PC version launches with a 50% discount to boot.
Slitherine press bumf follows …
Epsom, UK - April 7, 2015.
"Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.” (Elizabeth I – Queen of England and Ireland)
In his holy quest to cover epic battles of an underrepresented time period, Richard Bodley Scott - game designer of the Pike & Shot series – makes a major comeback with a first expansion named Tercio to Salvo. Following in the footsteps of the base game – which blew some journalist minds with a 90 metascore on iPad – Tercio to Salvo introduces brand new conflicts and nations for a refreshing wargaming experience.
The expansion includes 10 historical scenarios that depict iconic European battles from the 16th and early 17th centuries:
- French Wars of Religion - Dreux, 1562; Moncontour, 1569; Coutras, 1587; Arques, 1589; Ivry, 1590
- Danish-Swedish wars - Axtorna, 1565
- Ottoman-Habsburg wars - Sisak 1593
- Eighty Years War - Nieuwpoort 1600
- Swedish-Polish wars - Kokenhausen 1601; Kircholm 1605
Most of all, the expansion brings 49 brand new army lists for skirmish mode (more than the total number in the original game), including two new nations (Russia and the Dutch Republic), allowing fans to generate an infinite number of what-if scenarios with very diversified settings and troop types. Fans of history and early modern warfare should load their musket because we are very happy to announce that Tercio to Salvo is now available on PC and iPad!
A terrific 50% launch discount is available on PC only! We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the PC version from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform!