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Slitherine’s rather excellent early modern era wargamer, Pike and Shot, is getting a new feature – and it’s rather a biggie. The latest version brings a campaign system to the otherwise tactical battle game, so instead of being stand alone battles with no impact on the progress of the war, your successes and failures can have strategic meaning.

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First, please allow me to offer my sincere apologies for being so late with this one, but as the great John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” Not only that, but Scourge of War: Waterloo is not the kind of endeavor you can wrap your mind around in one or two afternoons.

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Richard Bodley Scott of Byzantine Games tells us that a major new mod for Slitherine’s highly successful Pike and Shot game is now available for download. The mod has been in development for some time and covers Japanese warfare of the early modern period - the famous Sengoku Jidai period.

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Released back in November 2014, Slitherine’s Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon has been expanded 4 times and has now been converted to the iPad.

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Those who follow us on Twitter (and if not, why not … @Wargamerdotcom) you will have seen a few pictures of a miniatures wargame being set up on a large table all bearing a resemblance to a certain battlefield that was of some importance 200 years ago tomorrow …

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Two hundred years ago we were already well on our way through the “100 days” of Napoleon’s return to the French throne in 1815, however, we are also now only 10 days away from the release by Matrix Games of the latest in the Scourge of War series – Waterloo.

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Before you dismiss this statement as sacrilegious, please remember that I still have that life size poster of Gary Grigsby hanging on my bedroom wall. But with all due respect to one of our founding fathers, given the vast complexities of the particular conflict, like Goldilocks in that ursine abode, no one has managed to get that Second World War Pacific theatre just right. Until now! So at the risk of exposing my blatantly bald head, my hat’s off to The Artistocrats for finally doing that island hopping campaign justice. Though I still say they’re tied with Muzzy Lane for strangest wargame developer company name ever.

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First there was Armageddon where the main forces of the Imperium of Man were the Armageddon Steel Legion. Then came the Salamander Space Marines followed by the Blood Angels. Now it is the turn of the third, and we think final, chapter to have a pop at the invading Orks – the Ultramarines.

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Sometimes great riches can be found in the most inexpensive of wrappers, and so it is with Tercio to Salvo, the very first expansion module to Matrix/Slitherine’s impressive PC game, Pike and Shot. That said, it’s now time for BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front – as some disclosures are appropriate here. I love this game series, something you might have noticed had you read my previous review of the main game itself. Thus if you are expecting a positive review, you would be correct. If you’ve not read the previous review, grab a mug of your favorite libation, surf over to the earlier review and then sit a spell and read. In doing so you’ll not only set the stage for a look at this new expansion, but likely concoct a whiff of gunpowder in the air as well. And you will also start to understand why I love this infuriatingly addictive game.

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No game is perfect on release – despite the (usual) claims of developers and, especially, publishers. Patches and updates are always needed even for the most polished offering. Slitherine’s Vietnam ’65 is no different and last month we brought news that an update would be forthcoming in May. With this now imminent Johan Nagel, the game’s developer, has exclusively given us an insight into what is coming.

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