Wargamer Weekly: Bagration is Best-ration

By Joe Robinson 21 Jun 2019 0

It’s been another fairly dull week this week, apart from the release of Steel Division 2, but we got review code a bit later than we’d like so our review probably won’t be ready until next week. We’ve got slightly more exciting things planned for the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

I’m still on my Rule the Waves 2 binge, this time playing as Japan from a 1900 start. I managed to clear the British out of Hong Kong, as well as their Eastern China colony, although again the economic difficulties facing Japan make it difficult to keep my navy competing with everyone else. I’ve had ‘security agreements’ with two countries at the same time before, but so far nothing like a ‘World War’ event has kicked off yet, which is a shame.

Meanwhile, in the world of wargaming…

Matrix Games/Slitherine

These guys were the only ones to have much activity this week, with a few announcements that may interested you:

The fifth ‘Home of Wargamers’ stream will be aired on July 1st at 6pm BST. Early reports indicate we’ll get a deeper look at Field of Glory: Empires ahead of its launch on July 11th, as well as a brand new game announcement – this time something science-fiction related.

Speaking of Field of Glory: Empires, if you wanted to do some light reading in the run up to the stream and the release, the full manual has also been made available for download. Enjoy!

Finally, Fantasy General II has gotten another dev log, this time looking at Magic:

Steel Division II

In case you didn’t see the announcement yesterday, Steel Division 2 is now out in the wild. Early reports from Ian are positive as far as the single-player goes, but multiplayer still remains a source of frustration for people. Our review should be ready next week.

Paradox Summer Sale

A bit more strategy generalist than what we usually talk about, but since there doesn’t seem to be much else going on right now – Paradox are having a Midsummer Sale between now until 5PM CEST, June 27th. Lots of discounts between 20% to 75% spread across 16 pages. On the last page, for example, you’ll find the original Age of Wonders for £0.96!

We’re now affiliated with the Paradox Store, by the by, so if you do end up clicking on the link and buying something, we get a bit of commission.

Campaign Series: Vietnam

I keep forgetting to talk about what CS Legion is up to with regards to their work on Campaign Series: Vietnam. They only seem to post on Twitter with any regularity and I don’t always catch the tweets. They’re still hard at work though, and today’s snippet involves some terrain generation work.

That's all we've got time for this week - let us know what you get up to, and we'll see you Monday!

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