||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Released!

Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 by Filippo Chianetta

Type: Press Release

 

After the end of World War II, Europe spent years recovering from the losses and the terrible consequences of the conflict. A whole continent found itself divided into two blocs: one lead by the United States with NATO among its allies in the Western bloc, and in the Eastern bloc lead by the Soviet Union along with the Warsaw Pact.  Separating the two, an “Iron Curtain” formed of high walls and minefields as well as hundreds of thousands of well armed troops. 

This was the Cold War, a forty year state of political and military tension between two superpowers that several times came close to starting World War III.  While the world survived the Cold War, the effects of the “long twilight struggle” still echo in the geopolitics and military technology and tactics of the present day.

For those with an interest in tactics and strategy, can the Cold War still turn hot? Of course it can, thanks to On Target Simulation’s new “Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm”!

“Basically what we are trying to do is create a Dynamic WEGO (simultaneous turn) system. Based on the readiness of your forces, jamming, and the loss of headquarter units, the time between issuing new orders will vary over the course of the battle” says Robert Crandall, of OTS. “ In Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm you will be the commander of either NATO or Soviet forces locked in battle on the ground in Central Europe. As commander, it is your task to provide the battle plan orders to your units. You will need to think on the fly and adjust to the ever changing flow of battle”.

Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm features an innovative asynchronous turn structure that models the OODA loop, huge maps, hundreds of meticulously researched platforms and weapons, detailed orders of battle, realistic modeling of modern combat including armor, infantry, helicopters, airpower and chemical and nuclear weapons, 3 campaigns and over 20 single scenarios, realistic weather conditions, modding options and much more!

Please note: The boxed version are on backorder and you can order them and receive your download immediately but boxes will start shipping from late October.

Get more information on Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm from its official product page.

  • View Enlargement
  • View Enlargement

Click thumbnails for full-size images and captions.

More Info

Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Player's Edition

  ( Views : 9879 )


In Other News..

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing today on iPad!

Friday, June 19, 2015

"There can be no mercy. No surrender. If we survive this day it will be a miracle.” (Commissar Sebastian Yarrick)

Today is a good day to join the fight for the Emperor! Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, after having managed successfully to capture the unique tabletop feel of the franchise, has reached a new important step!

Today iPad owners will be happy to know that the game and all its expansions are now available on tablets!Benefiting from extra months of development, this adaptation contains all of the updates released since November, including the free Untold Battles expansion and the latest 1.08 patch (check the changelog here) with fully localization in German, French & Spanish.

Read more...

Revolution Under Siege Gold has a lot of special historical events!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Are you ready to immerse yourselves in one of the most crucial periods of modern European history? Revolution Under Siege Gold is coming with plenty of enhancements! A special effort was put by the developer in order to recreate the most dramatic turning points of the entire struggle between the Bolshevik and the White factions!

To best show the accuracy and the importance of the choices the player will take, we wish to briefly show you three of these new historical events! You will see how the wealth of new political options - historical or alternative - will impact on the resources, popularity and diplomacy of the various playable factions! 

Read more...

HoW15 - I don't like this, it doesn't work

Friday, June 12, 2015

Imagine catching a flight to a distant city you've never been to. You leave in a rush, no time to read a proper travel guide. Don't know the language either. Don't know the local rules: this trip is going to be a nightmare, for sure. 
 
The airport is your first test. And most airports are pretty good at showing the right information, making good use of symbols, guiding customers through the right paths and making them feel like they are doing the right thing and it's not as hard as they thought just before landing. 

Read more...

Scourge of War - The Waterloo Diaries Part 4

Friday, June 12, 2015

The last part of the Waterloo Diaries is on line on our YouTube Channel and its huge! In this part Matthew from the development team will introduce you to the Sandbox campaign!

While Sandbox battles were already in the previous games of the series, this time you are also able to run it for your campaign!

Get more information about the game from its official product page

Read more...

The Matrix Summer Sales are starting today!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

“Now is the winter of our discontent/Made glorious summer by this sun of York– Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene I

Darkness and coldness are finally giving way to summer, and is there anything better than a summer discount to celebrate this important turning point?

You now have the chance to grab plenty of awesome games at a discount so as to better enjoy your spare time!

Read more...

HoW15 - A War of Religions?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Sometimes personal preferences about turn resolutions are dangerously bordering with orthodoxy. Something close to the Nadal and Federer debate (Federer for me, of course), Pasta and Rice, Beatles and Rolling Stones, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson (well, both, in this case). 
 
Play style is important. It can instantly attract or discourage players to even view product information. A tough choice that goes hand in hand with many other basic design choices that an experienced wargamer would spontaneously check to gauge his/her interest in a product. 

Read more...

Scourge of War: Waterloo is out now!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

“The Guard dies but does not surrender!” (General Pierre Cambronne)

It is the morning of June 18th 1815. The whole French army led by his Emperor in person is marching trough Belgium to engage with the forces of the Seventh Coalition. The armies of the Duke of Wellington and Blücher's are still divided. It is the last chance to defeat them, before they become too organized.

This will be the battle where the fate of Europe is shaped!

Today all of you fans of the musket era have the chance to become immersed in the final chapter of the Napoleonic Wars with the official releaseof Scourge of War: Waterloo!

From Hougoumont to La Haye Sainte including Placenoit, you will do your best to coordinate your infantry, cavalry and artillery units in order to outsmart your opponent in huge battles counting thousands of soldiers, while seizing the key locations in time.

Read more...