The Thin Red Line - Order of Battle: Pacific is available now on PC!30 Apr 2015 0
Over the last couple of weeks Slitherine have been pushing their new “Panzer Corps Plus” game, Order of Battle: Pacific, pretty hard. It certainly seems that they’re seeing it as one of their bigger releases for this year – indeed “a game that takes wargaming to a new level by upgrading every single game element and rebooting the genre for a new generation of players” according to the PR …
Obviously time will tell just how good it actually is (and we’ll be brining you some first impressions tomorrow), but it must be said that from what we’ve seen so far it bodes well. The addition of a supply system certainly takes it a step up from the aforementioned Panzer Corps, which has no supply system, and thus must make it more realistic. With the whole Pacific theatre naval focus as well it will be quite a different game even if some features are familiar.
So cast your eyes over the following screenshots, video trailer and inevitable press bumf. The game itself can be obtained from a dedicated “minisite” - http://orderofbattle.slitherine.com/ - the mere existence of which again shows how important Slitherine must see this release.
Epsom, UK - April 30, 2015.
“In war there is no substitute for victory” (General Douglas MacArthur – American military leader)
Order of Battle: Pacific is breath of fresh air for all wargamers. It looks great, it adds a vast array of gameplay innovations and it is set in a beautifully crafted world.
It is a game that takes wargaming to a new level by upgrading every single game element and rebooting the genre for a new generation of players. Detailed terrain, cool animations, and a slick interface, all within a traditional setting and with the elements that are familiar to experienced players - Order of Battle: Pacific follows in the footsteps of all time classics, such as Pacific General.
Today players have the chance to join both factions and command their naval, air and land units with the release of Order of Battle: Pacific! Developer The Artistocrats have managed to deliver an approachable and fast-paced wargame which, thanks to its dynamic supply system, will be able to satisfy any strategy enthusiast. Planning and properly executing an amphibious landing supported by naval artillery and bombers could easily become a brain-teaser when the enemy cuts your supply lines depleting the efficiency and morale of your assault units!
Driven by two massive and dynamic campaigns, and a set of scenarios for cooperative and versus multiplayer games either local or by Internet, Order of Battle: Pacific offers a deep and challenging strategic experience in a WW2 Theater of Operations that is rarely covered. Only commanders able to select the right units from among the 500 available and plan several moves ahead of his opponent will have a chance to survive in the bloody waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Note that we are going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who buys a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform!
Get more information on Order of Battle: Pacific from its official site.