Reviews

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Acaratus has an interesting premise and presentation, but the combat doesn't quite make the same impression.

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If it doesn’t top the list of “what ifs” of World War 2 it must be near the top – we’re talking Operation Sea Lion, the planned German invasion of Britain. Today Slitherine/Matrix announce that they are to release a Sea Lion campaign DLC for their massively successful Panzer Corps franchise.

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Independent strategy game developer and publisher Argonauts Interactive is excited to announce the return of the premier conquest simulator, Colonial Conquest, based on the classic turn-based strategy game of the same name. After three decades, a new era of Colonial Conquest is now available on Steam for Windows PC.

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With the editor being away in a field killing orcs again a couple of news items slip[ped through the net last week. So to make sure our readers haven’t missed them, we bring them to you now.

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Given my latent prognosticative proclivities, my lovely and longsuffering wife frequently refers to me as being psychic. I know what you’re thinking, but no, she doesn’t say I’m psychotic – at least not out loud. And this piece is a perfect example of one of those interesting and ongoing synchronicities. You see, the second I started ruminating about my ongoing love affair with Norm Koger’s, The Operational Art of War series, not only did the surprise 3.4.1.9 TOAW III update come out, but Matrix announced an upcoming TOAW IV sequel.

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First there was Legions of Steel the boardgame (which I must confess I hadn’t heard of), then French development studio, Studio Nyx, started a Kickstarter campaign to develop a digital version. Alas this was not successful; however, a Plan B emerged with a partnership with strategy games publisher Slitherine and 18 months later the game has finally hit the (e)stores being released for PC (including Steam) and iPad.

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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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Last Thursday Slitherine released boardgame conversion Legions of Steel on PC. Looks like they were just fine tuning the iPad version (or waiting for Apple to get their fingers out I guess) as just a few days later they have announced the iPad version is available.

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Matrix Games have just announced that 3 of their space based games will be on special offer over the weekend. Offer runs until midnight on Monday 20th so you have a few days to decide whether to go boldly or not (sorry …).

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Just a reminder that following the success of our previous giveaways we think you deserve another one. This time our good friends over at Slitherine/Matrix Games have given us keys for their counter insurgency game Vietnam ’65.

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Scottish publisher HexWar continue to roll out games and this week is no exception. This time around we have a World War 2 offering, Tank Battle: Blitzkrieg, for iPad and iPhone.

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On Tuesday we brought you a first look at Slitherine’s new game, Legions of Steel, and now it is unleashed upon the world.

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Close to two years since we first came across Legions of Steel, the game is now close to release. Originally being crowdfunded developers Studio Nyx then moved into the Slitherine stable which has led to some very big changes in the game. Now we have a quick first look at the game just before it is released.

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Vietnam ’65 Giveaway

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Following the success of our previous giveaways we think you deserve another one. This time our good friends over at Slitherine/Matrix Games have given us keys for their counter insurgency game Vietnam ’65.

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We start this week’s news off with notice of a short duration sale by Matrix Games of all the Panzer Corps series. Available direct from their store or on Steam if that is your preferred purchase route.

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OK, it’s not a new game but it’s a biggie game and one with a significant discount of 30% so if you’re a fan of these big strategic games, but don’t yet have this one, now must be a good time to have a punt. Ypu can always check out our review from back in 2011 and see what Jim Cobb had to say about it before you buy.

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A couple of weeks ago we brought you news that HexWar had announced that they were soon releasing a new game based on a board game from Decision Games, Congo Merc. Well now it is released. Something a bit different?

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John Tiller Software have yet again released a new title with minimal fanfare. This is an Android game (one of the few strategy games on the platform) and is based on the Fulda Gap ’85 PC game.

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Matrix Games have just given us a mid-week surprise by announcing a new hex, turn-based wargame - The Campaign Series: Middle East 1948-1985. What is nice to see is that the new game is covering a different set of historical events from the usual fare – it isn’t yet another WW2 game shock!!!

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First published in 1998, this legendary series of operational wargames has seen six releases, including the latest Operational Art of War III, released to the wargaming audience in 2006. Now, as we conclude The Operational Art of War III, we are also taking a new step to continue the series into the future. Publisher Matrix Games and the TOAW Development Team have been working behind the scenes for nearly two years to take this landmark brand to new heights.

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As the remains of King Richard III were reburied in Leicester earlier this year, HexWar’s release of their latest title, Wars of the Roses, may well be apposite.

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Long term readers may remember that back in September 2013 we carried an interview with Studio Nyx a French development team who were looking to crowdfund development of a digital version of one of their favourite miniatures games, Legions of Steel. However, they did not manage to get the financial backing through crowdfunding, but instead teamed up with the Slitherine Group to bring the game to fruition.

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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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Sails of Glory is Ares Games’ stunning follow up to the their extremely successful Wings of Glory World War I and II miniature game series except Sails of Glory takes us from the skies of the 20th Century to the seas of the 18th and 19th Century – the height of the Age of Sail.

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Last week we announced the latest in our series of summer give-aways. We have multiple keys for three of HexWar’s iOS titles available - Tank Battle: Normandy (for iPhone & iPad), Civil War: 1863 (for iPhone & iPad) and Ancient Battle: Rome (for iPhone & iPad).The giveaway ends tonight, so this is your last call to enter – you need to be in it to win it as they say …

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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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In a piece of faultless timing HexWar have just released the digital edition of Decision Games’ Wellington’s Victory on iPad, iPhone and Mac!

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In keeping with the Sales Season, what with Steam’s Monster Summer Sale and Matrix Games’ Summer Sale, we are pleased to bring you the third of our very own Giveaways courtesy of the good people at HexWar.

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Western Civilization Software’s Forge of Freedom is the best grand strategy game of the American Civil War, delving into all aspects of nations at war. However, the tactical mode is extremely abstract. The developer seeks to remedy this with a tactical game, Brother against Brother –The Drawing of the Sword. However, the computer gaming pool is crowded with tactical American Civil War games. What would make this game float or not be eaten by the sharks?

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Sales, like buses, seem to all come at the same time. At the same time that Steam announce their Monster Summer Sale, Matrix Games announce their own summer sale.

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