Another Ageod game announced for 2015!13 May 2015 0
Ageod are often the forgotten part of the Slitherine/Matrix/Ageod empire, which is rather unfair as they produce some excellent grand strategy games. Games like Civil War II (see our review) and To End All Wars are well worth taking the time to get to know. And now they have taken a step back in time and are turning their attention to the Thirty Years War.
Despite being a crucial conflict in the creation of modern Europe, the Thirty Years War doesn’t get that much of a look in from wargamers – although regular readers will know the editor here is obsessed with Slitherine’s Pike and Shot which does look at the tactical side of the war.
However, this Ageod offering is going to be a grand strategy game taking in all of the major events that shaped 30 years of war that ravaged Germany (estimates of up to 1/3 of the population dead are made), and saw the French eclipse Spain as the dominant power.
It’ll be interesting to see how it pans out.
Here is the press blurb.
Fans of Ageod already knew that a Napoleonic title was coming in 2015. What they may not know though, is that another team is also getting ready to release another deep Ageod wargame this year! This secret project is now mature enough to be shared with you today.
If recent Ageod releases were focused on the 19th and 20th centuries, this new game steps further back in time, exploring the pike and shot era. Indeed, Ageod’s Thirty Years War will cover the series of conflicts in Europe between 1618 and 1648 when religious disputes and lust for power tore the whole continent apart and where you will fight for local and regional domination.
From the Bohemian rebellion to the Swedish intervention led by Gustavus Adolphus, from Denmark to the Palatinate, you can now recreate the Campaigns of Lützen, Nördlingen and Rocroi. In Ageod’s Thirty Years War you will coordinate the movements of several armies, take care of their supplies and fatigue and seek for the best conditions to engage in combat, undertake sieges or retreat to recover if needed; with the ultimate goal of gaining supremacy over Central Europe.
We can already unveil the box of the game and we’ll make sure to publish some in-game visuals soon.
Get more information on Ageod’s Thirty Years War from its official product page.