Give me Night or Give me Blucher - Scourge of War: Waterloo is coming

By Nik Gaukroger 05 May 2015 0

We can usually find a military anniversary or two in any given year, however, those which are round numbers always seem to be much more significant – especially when you are dealing with centuries. So we are currently in the midst, and shall be for 3 more years, of World War 1 centennial anniversaries. But those are not the only ones. In addition we have the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. And the first of these has attracted the attention of American Civil War aficionados, NorbSoft.

Waterloo, like Gettysburg, must be one of the most re-fought battles of all time. It is usually up there in people’s top 10 decisive battles lists as it ended the career of one of history’s most famous characters. Also like Gettysburg I suspect we will keep asking ourselves whether yet another game based on the battle is needed – and I bet we keep saying “Yes”. This one is due to arrive on June 11th – in time for the anniversary.

Anyway, here is the press blurb from Matrix Games about the game along with a number of screenshots to whet the appetite. Note also that tomorrow you can get a preview of the game in action.





Arlington, VT, January 12 , 2015.

"The hardest thing of all for a soldier is to retreat." (Duke of Wellington - British commander and statesman)

After a long love affair with the Confederate and Union armies, the Scourge of War series is breaking away from the American Civil War setting. In this year of the Battle of Waterloo bicentenary anniversary, developer NorbSoft is undertaking the massive task of giving wargamers their first chance to play the whole final showdown of the War of the Seventh Coalition in Scourge of War: Waterloo!

Following in the footsteps of the previous games, Waterloo will integrate the chain of command mechanics that are a signature feature of the series. Contrary to most strategy games out there, Scourge of War: Waterloo not only puts players at the top of the chain of command but also allows them to play at a lower rank.

As a result players are not always almighty commanders, but also have to deal with orders coming from their superiors while finding an effective way to maneuver their own units by sending couriers. Communication and coordination were a challenge in this period of history, and Scourge of War: Waterloo simulates these difficulties with incredible accuracy!

With 20 historical scenarios, an unlimited user generated sandbox scenario system and multiplayer maps; Scourge of War: Waterloo offers giant battles involving thousands of soldiers ready to fight for the glory of France or for the members of the Seventh Coalition. Thanks to in-depth research, the game includes historical unit names, weapons, leaders and formations of this dramatic final encounter between Napoleon and his opponents.

Today it’s also time to unveil that the most detailed game about the Battle of Waterloo will be released on June 11th! So watch out for more details and get ready for the release!

Also tomorrow, on May 06th, 20.00 (CEST), we are going to give players a sneak peek of the game on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group!

Get more information on Scourge of War: Waterloo from its official product page.






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