Back to News Listing Field of Glory Swords & Scimitars released

Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

The Holy Land is the new field of glory

Slitherine, Matrix Games and developer Hexwar are proud to announce the release of Field of Glory Swords & Scimitars.

Swords & Scimitars is the fourth installment in the Field of Glory series of add-ons, following on from Rise of Rome, Storm of Arrows and and Immortal Fire. The expansion releases on both PC and Mac formats and comes with a huge number of changes incorporated in the latest product update 1.4.0

For anyone buying the game in the week following release, we are cutting the price by 20%. That's the recession busting offer you've been waiting for !

The game is available for download on both Slitherine and Matrix Games shops.

Additions in Sword & Scimitars:

  1. 40 different armies including Early Crusader, Later Crusader, Fatimid Egyptian, Georgian, Seljuk Turk, Cuman, Komnenan Byzantine, Cilician Armenian, Syrian States, Arab Cities, Bedouin, Khwarazmian, Ayyubid Egyptian, Middle Serbian, Middle Bulgarian, Medieval Cypriot, Post Latin Conquest Byzantine, Latin Greece, Ilkhanid Mongol and Mamaluk Egyptian.
  2. 11 new historical battles including Antioch 1098AD (Early Crusaders vs/ Seljuks), Arbaq 957AD (Dailami vs. Dailami), Arsouf 1191AD (Later Crusader vs. Ayyubids), Durazzo 1081AD (Byzantines vs. Sicilian Norman), Dysert O’Dea 1318AD (Feudal English vs. Medieval Irish), Hattin 1187AD (Ayyubid vs. Crusaders), Manzikert 1071AD (Byzantines vs. Seljuks), River Indus 1221AD (Kwarazmian vs. Mongols), Starter Army Battle (Ilkhanid Mongol vs. Later Crusader), Starter Army Battle (Komnenan Byzantine vs. Ayyubid Egyptian), Tichenbrai 1106AD (Anglo-Norman vs. Feudal French) and Hattin 1187AD
  3. 218 new historical figure images and many more battle group formations for use in the scenario editor.  There are now a total of 1,043 unique figures in the complete Field of Glory game system.
  4. Soft Sand terrain type graphics and terrain effects.

Check out the product page for all information about the title !

Significant changes for the 1.40 patch (not S&S):

  1. Ability to change a unit's evade setting. This allows the commander to decide if a unit will evade from combat or stand and fight giving a lot more control.
  2. Ten new random maps for D.A.G. games.
  3. New keyboard shortcuts for evades, facing and more. See the help section for more details.
  4. In the 'New Game' and 'Issue Challenge' windows, it is now possible to sort historical scenarios by their year or their complexity.
  5. Improved loading times.
  6. Teasers for the next 4 army expansions.
  7. Improved anarchy charges preventing impetuous units charging units behind stakes.
  8. The 'attacked by artillery or firearm' die modifier for ranged combat cohesion tests is now applied if any ranged attack against the unit being tested used artillery/firearm, not just the current ranged combat.
  9. Improved break, evade & rout move logic
  10. When an allied leader is eliminated, only adjacent units that belong to the same nation will now have their cohesion tested.
  11. Map editor: The unit palette is now organised by army book, to avoid excessively long lists of unit folders.
  12. Map Editor: Improved the UI by using buttons with icons to select tools, instead of radio buttons.
  13. In the map editor, the complexity field is now set automatically, rather than being user editable.
  14. Battle group images are now stored in a way that uses less disk space making future patches much smaller.
  15. Map Editor : It is possible to give units stakes in the map editor.
  16. Fixed a crash bug (OutOfBoundsException in gamelogic.s.AncientsMovePathImp.intHexIDs).
  17. Fixed all reported D.A.G. list errors in the Field of Glory forum.

More Info

Field of Glory - Swords and Scimitars

  ( Views : 5268 )

In Other News..

Operation Torch is available now!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Almost one year ago, Gary Grigsby’s War in the West amazed fans of detailed wargames and critics alike. But even though the scope of the original game was impressive, developer 2by3 Games wanted to cover this part of the war more extensively.

Today they are back with the release of a new expansion called Operation Torch. This introduces a set of new scenarios covering the African and Western European operations between late 1942 and 1945.


To End All Wars gets a weekend deal and a stream!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

To End All Wars, one of the biggest and most accurate World War One wargames ever created, is discounted for the first time in its history!
Until next Monday, you have the chance to grab this Ageod masterpiece for only $24.99! So if you’ve ever dreamt to control a major nation during a long and complex international conflict, you cannot miss such opportunity.


The Barbarossa box art is revealed!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Today we finally unveil the cover art  for Barbarossa, the upcoming epic wargame made by VR Designs.  The third installment in the Decisive Campaigns series is truly revolutionary and puts you in full operational command. You'll not only have to deal with maneuvering military units and handling logistics but you'll interact on a personal level with your superiors as well as your subordinate army commanders. 


Operation Torch Multi-Player Features and Scenario Guide!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

D-2 before Operation Torch, the first expansion for Gary Grigsby's War in the West, lands on your computer!

It’s high time to give some extra details of the new features introduced in Operation Torch.  Along with the multiple new single player scenarios, we’ve worked hard to enhance the multiplayer system. The result is that Operation Torch owners will now have access to a full messaging system, will have the chance to join bigger games including 3 or 4 players and also play as co-operative air and ground commanders with another human player against the AI!


Flashpoint Campaigns: Germany Reforged is Announced!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Over ten years ago, an incredible game brought to life the complexity and the destructive power of the War that never was, the possible massive conflict in Europe between Soviet Union and NATO.  This game was Flashpoint Germany. From the very beginning the game impressed critics. You felt the pressure to have your regiment under control, dealing with air strikes, minefields, high-tech missiles and even with your own radio traffic (which could have revealed your HQ’s position forcing you to keep it moving)!


Heroes of Normandie is out today with a Stream!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

“To a New Yorker like you, a Hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on 3 Tigers” – Oddball, in Kelly’s Heroes

Listen up soldiers! Let me refresh your empty brains on what is happening! A game like no other has been released today. It’s engaging, fast-paced, with big explosions, and it can provide you a real challenge with four gameplay modes.

And, most important of all, the good guys and the bad guys are perfectly recognizable so you dunces don’t risk shooting each other!


Operation Torch New Screenshots Revealed!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New intelligence has arrived regarding the latest expansion o fWar in the West: Operation Torch.  Without a doubt the most comprehensive and absolutely stunning wargame set on the Western Front of the Second World War!

 Take a closer look at the screenshots depicting each scenario available in the game!