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Scourge of War: Waterloo has made its way to Steam and is currently on sale

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If anyone believes that the world is out of ideas for alternate history games, let this extraordinary trailer for Conflicks prove them very wrong.

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Unless your current residence consists of living under a rock somewhere, you likely know that this year, 2015, is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. And as expected there have been more than a plethora of books, films and games gracing the public to honor the event. It is within this environment that NORBSOFTDEV (NSD) has thrown its hat into the ring by expanding its very well received Scourge of War (SOW) series to include Wellington and Napoleon doing battle on 18 June 1815 once more near the sleepy hamlets of la Belle Alliance and Waterloo. In doing so they have taken a plunge into the unknown as the Napoleonic Wars were vastly different in almost every conceivable way than the American Civil War. Thus there were undoubtedly many opportunities to stumble

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Strategy gamers young and old understand full well the iconic vision of the Eastern Hordes galloping into fearsome battles across China, the Middle East, and Europe. No student of world history or warfare can ignore the devastating and immense accomplishments of one of the most feared fighting forces in the history of man: The Mongols. The very name brings forth images of massive armies of horse archers and the pillage and capture of cities from Beijing to Baghdad. Unstoppable in their progress, these fearsome steppe warriors make it into almost every incarnation of game that centers around the Middle Ages.

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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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The kurultai has concluded and good news, my lord! You have been chosen the Great Khan! Paradox Development Studio arms you with new territories, new armies and new ways of ruling the restless hordes at your disposal in Horse Lords, the newest expansion to Crusader Kings II, our best-selling medieval strategy simulation.

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With the newest expansion for Paradox’s hit medieval history game only a week away, Crusader Kings II lead designer Henrik Fåhraeus has taken time out of his busy schedule to shoot a short video outlining some of the major changes that Horse Lords will bring.

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The hard fought and highly costly U-boat submarine war in the Atlantic began within hours of Germany's invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 and continued right up to the final German surrender to the Allies in May 1945. This titanic, savage struggle had all the niceties and nuances of a bitter, no holds barred, bare knuckle, bar room brawl with little quarter given and few prisoners taken by either side. To give you an idea of the fervent intensity of the fighting, 40,000 Germans served in U-boats in WWII. 30,000 never returned. In spite of this, U-Boats were without a doubt the most cost effective weapon in Germany's naval arsenal in their battle against the Allies during the war. Their continued use nearly starved Great Britain into surrender during the first few years of the war. Even England's Prime Minister Winston Churchill later confessed "The only thing that truly scared me during the entire war were the U-boat attacks upon our supply convoys."

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Following in Paradox's savvy strategy of releasing incremental - though sometimes monumental - updates to their game, “Common Sense” seeks to enhance many of the gameplay mechanics of the present game with a battery of new features.

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Last week we reported in the snippets we’d extracted from the Slitherine Group’s annual get together that they had signed a contract with BAE Systems for collaboration and development – although what of was, unsurprisingly, not mentioned.

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