||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Slitherine Opens A New Front For Commander

Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

The Great War Is The Latest Chapter In The Commander Series

 

At the heart of the conflict, when men fought for every inch of land, only visionary leaders could make the choices that would lead their troops to victory. The remarkable sequence of events that inexorably led to the 'Great War' is written in our history books and pictured in our movies. Now a turn-based strategy game captures this time of war with unprecedented realism and accuracy.

 

Developed by The Lordz Games Studio, Commander the Great War is the latest release in the popular Commander series to bring the thrill, excitement and mind-breaking decision making of these difficult times to life.

 

A completely new engine runs faster and allows players to enjoy the epic hex based campaign map in full wide screen. Slitherine's revolutionary play by e-mail system will also bring a whole new level of excitement in Multiplayer battles.

 

Features

  • A huge hex based campaign map that stretches from the USA in the west, Africa and Arabia to the south, Scandinavia to the north and the Urals to the east.

     

  • A Grand Campaign covering the whole war from the invasion of Belgium on August 5, 1914 to the Armistice on the 11th of November 1918. Various smaller scenarios are also available, focusing on a single campaign or front, such as the Verdun 1916, Kaiserschlacht 1918 and Eastern Front Campaigns.

     

  • 16 different unit types including Infantry, Cavalry, Armoured Cars and Tanks, Artillery, Railroad Guns and Armoured Trains, Cruisers, Submarines and Battleships, Fighters, Bombers and Zeppelins. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, based on their historical performance in the various theatres throughout the war.

     

  • Attach historical Commanders to your units. Each have their own specific strengths, so decide wisely which Commander is most suited at which front. Three types of Commanders are available: Generals for ground units, Admirals at sea and flying Aces to strengthen your air units.

     

  • Invest in research and technology to improve your units. Aircraft evolve from fragile tools of aerial observation to deadly ground and air attack planes. Artillery barrages become ever more accurate and powerful. Focus on Armour technology and unleash a dreadful new weapon on the battlefield: the Tank.

     

  • Detailed and realistic combat that models supply, morale, terrain, leadership, equipment, training and fog of war.

     

  • Multiplayer via hotseat or Slitherine's revolutionary PBEM server.

     

  • Easy to learn, hard to master game play.

     

  • An all new engine, supporting any display resolution from 1024x600 upwards and includes full wide screen support.

     

  • Extreme moddability using the LUA scripting language, allowing players to alter many aspects of gameplay including combat, research, unit stats, terrain effects and many more.

 

The game is developed by the Lordz Games Studios (www.thelordzgamesstudio.com) and will release this fall on both Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) online stores.

More Info

Commander - The Great War

  ( Views : 4146 )


In Other News..

Matrix Games is back on the Humble Bundle Store!

Friday, August 28, 2015

A great opportunity is coming!

 You can purchase four great games on sale; starting today at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CEST Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager, Panzer Corps, Pandora: First Contact, and Qvadriga will be 25% discounted on the Humble Bundle Store!

 The sale lasts until the 11th of September at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CEST!

 Whether you are competing to win the race to the Moon first or you are just fighting for glory and fame don’t miss the chance to grab these fantastic games at a great price!

Read more...

Ravenmark Art Book Revealed!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Witching Hour Studios has decided to delight you all revealing a beautiful Art Book about his upcoming title Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion!

You will discover some of the main characters you will encounter during the unveiling of the dramatic events that will lead the Empire of Estellion to the brink of collapse!  

Sixteen coloured pages featuring high ranking officers, stubborn veterans and dreadful hordes of enemies!

Read more...

War in the West: Operation Torch gets a release date!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West is unprecedented in its historical depth, detail and scope among computer wargames that depict the entire Western Front of World War II both on land and in the air.  War in the West is a “monster game” by any measure, but retains the ease of play that made its predecessor, War in the East, a classic.

Nevertheless, 2by3 Games has not been resting on their laurels. The team was eager to add more material and many improvements to the game. The result of all these efforts is Operation Torch, a stunning expansion that covers not only the eponymous operation by the combined forces of the Western Allies against the Afrika Korps after El Alamein, but also much more!

Read more...

Battle of the Bulge is back!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new dawn for Shenandoah! The studio has been working hard for months on many projects, both announced and unannounced and today is proud to announce the first stepping-stone of this quiet revolution!

A new version of the first classic game released by Shenandoah Studio, Battle of the Bulge, is coming to PC, iPhone, iPad and Mac and it will be available on September 17th!

The game engine was ported to a different technology in order to support more platforms and expand Shenandoah’s legacy into the future. There are also numerous improvements to the game including a much improved AI opponent.  

Now players will be able to play multiplayer matches across different platforms, using proprietary PBEM++ system and participate in official tournaments, using the new tournaments system recently launched by Slitherine last month.

Read more...

Close Combat: Gateway to Caen gets 50 percent of discount!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tactical command at its finest with Close Combat: Gateway to Caen!

Take control of squad-size groups and lead them into the hard fights of Operation Epsom, in which the British troops forced the Germans to thrown all of their best divisions in that sector to stop the Allies advancing to Caen!

Small arms, mortars, machine guns, armored cars, Churchills, Cromwells, Fireflys, Shermans, Stuarts, Panthers, Tigers, Stugs, Mk.IVs ... all of this - and more! – are at your disposition during this weekend at a 50% discount!

Read more...

Order of Battle: Pacific Custom Scenarios!

Friday, August 21, 2015

It’s time to return to the Pacific Theatre!

Take a look at this bunch of detailed multiplayer map scenarios for Order of Battle: Pacific made by Erik Nygaard (great work Erik)!

They feature a lot of historical and hypothetical operations included CORAL SEA (1942), EASTERN SOLOMONS (1942), GUADALCANAL (1942), MIDWAY (1942), SAIPAN (1944), and more!

Please follow this link to see the entire list at your disposal!

Get more information about Order of Battle: Pacific from its official Product Page

Read more...

Close Combat: Gateway to Caen gets a Twitch Stream!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Agrippa Maxentius is returning to the Western Front and he is impatient to fight!

Follow him today  20th August on our official Twitch Channel at 20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT!

Be prepared to see ferocious close quarter fights in the once quiet French countryside!

Ger more information about the game here

Read more...