Slitherine (mega)Update – Scourge of War: Ligny, Order of Battle and much (much) more...

By Joe Robinson 06 Oct 2016 0

Welcome back to Arbitrary Round-Up Thursday, also known in the (editorial) calendar as 'Slitherine/Matrix Day'. We've tried getting it listed as a religious holiday but so far no luck. We've got quite a few things to go over this week, so sit down, relax, and enjoy the ride...

Scourge of War: Ligny

We're kicking off today's post with the announcement of Scourge of War: Ligny, the next expansion for NorSoftDev's Scourge of War: Waterloo, released last year.

In Ligny, the action moves to one of the fiercest battles fought during the 1815 Waterloo campaign. The update comes with five new scenarios, an “extremely accurate” Order of Battle list and generally expands the scope of the base game with a focus on “realistic units, formations, tactics, weapon ranges, and more.”

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There's also a historically accurate map for you to fight on, isn't that nice? As per usual, no word on a release window yet, but I imagine it'll be within the next month or two.

Panzer Corps Gold Releasing Today

Panzer Corps Gold, which we spoke about last week, is releasing today. As a recap, this is the definitive edition of Panzer Corps, collecting all of the DLCs and expansions into one product. It also comes with some tweaks and improvements to the game, which existing owners will also get via a free patch.

Panzer Corps Gold is releasing direct via the Matrix Store. For Steam users, you can purchase the Panzer Corps Collection bundle (currently £60.99).

Order of Battle Specialization System

Last week Matrix did a long post looking at the new Specialization system that's coming to Order of Battle: World War II. The patch will coincide with the release of Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg, the new expansion.

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This new system will expand on the old version of the mechanic, which offers you a binary choice at the end of some missions. Now:

You’ll gain a number of specialization points by completing a mission (5 every time you complete a mission successfully) and a varying number by completing a secondary objective.

Whilst in the campaign screen you’ll be able to spend your hard-earned points in a number of specializations – some will have prerequisites, such as having to unlock certain specializations, or having reached a certain date. These specializations allow you to customize your core army by obtaining special bonuses and unlocking new special abilities, and give even more flavour to certain units.

This is just one of the new features coming in the free update, so look out for more Order of Battle news in the coming days. There is currently no release date of OoB: Blitzkrieg, but we can expect it closer to Christmas.

Drive on Moscow Let's Play

Drive on Moscow was originally released in 2013 by popular studio Shenandoah, and it's currently under-going a remaster for later this year. While we wait, Slitherine has enlisted the help of streamer Agrippa Maxentius for a series of Let's Plays on the original version.

In Part One, Agrippa introduces the viewer to the game's concepts and feel, while in Part Two he gets into a bit of hot water as the AI manages to surround a group of Panzers.

The remastered edition of Drive on Moscow will feature live PBEM support, a new AI and support for Slitherine's tournament system.

Battle of the Bulge Tournament

Speaking of tournaments, do you remember when Slitherine/Matrix announced their new tournament season at the end of August?

The winner of the first tournament, for Shenandoah's Battle of the Bulge, has been announced.

There are no details on which game will be the battleground for the next tournament, but Slitherine are keen to do more so watch this space.

New AGEOD Forum

Last but not least, AGEOD will be getting a new forum starting today.

This new system will allow users to browse content “faster & better”, and you will have access to this new version in the same way as before.

That's all for this week's update, see you next time!

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