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Sovereignty enters Early Access and gets a Stream!

Sovereignty enters Early Access and gets a Stream!

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Today we are excited to announce that Sovereignty will enter Steam Early Access on April the 9th!

Slitherine, Gothic Labs and The Lordz Games Studio really see Early Access as a unique opportunity to gather relevant feedback on all parts of the game and enhance it accordingly. This epic fantasy strategy game is a rather ambitious project and we thought that the community would be the best source of inspiration to take the game where it deserves to be.

Sovereignty has been in development for 3 years now, so the content provided is already very rich and players can have a complete play through with all of the realms and campaigns available!

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Deal of the Week! Be the Hero with Drums of War!

Deal of the Week! Be the Hero with Drums of War!

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Do you hear the noise? Deal of the Week is back wilder than ever! Drums of War is savagely discounted!

During this week you’ll be able to lead your army against the onslaught at only $ 9.99!

Drums of War is a turn-based tactical strategy game boasting well developed combat system and interactive environment, providing wide opportunities for tactics.

You play the role of a hero-leader. As the campaigns unfold the size of your armies can increase by up to 16 varied units. By participating in battles, all of the units become more experienced while naturally getting stronger. Players have the ability to hire new recruits, buy potions and distribute artefacts obtained in battles between fights!

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Brother Against Brother: Battle of First Manassas Map revealed!

Brother Against Brother: Battle of First Manassas Map revealed!

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

“The only true rule for cavalry is to follow the enemy as long as he retreats”- Stonewall Jackson

Good news for you, American Civil War fans!

As the release date of Brother Against Brother: the Drawing of the Sword approaches, we have a lot to share with you. One of the key features of the game is the incredible attention to detail and realism that was put to recreate the historical battle maps. So from now until release, we will give you the opportunity to let you browse them, discover them, own them and more!

We will start with the 1st Manassas battle map. This huge image has been slightly reduced to allow you to check it out online, but you can also download the fully blown thing alongside a 20 page PDF booklet with the battle history and the full in-game order of battle. Download it here if you want to be blown away!

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War in the West Update to V. 1.00.21 and Operation Torch Beta announced!

War in the West Update to V. 1.00.21 and Operation Torch Beta announced!

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 by Andrew Loveridge

“The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat!”(1944 - Erwin Rommel)

The definitive wargame of the Western Front is updated to version 1.00.21! New contents and features are now fully integrated to give the game a more detailed perspective. For instance Italian reinforcements are now allowed prior to July 43 (in the past they were not allowed until after Italy had surrendered) and with this version it’s more difficult to reach very high interdiction values.

The list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog here.

The patch can be downloaded here

But this time the good news is not finished, because alongside the update we are very happy to announce that an expansion of the base game focused on the attempts of the Allies to open a second front in Europe prior to Overlord is now ready to enter the beta phase! And we ask players to help us test it by enlisting for the beta here

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Order of Battle: Pacific gets an After Action Report!

Order of Battle: Pacific gets an After Action Report!

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Good news soldiers!

As the release date is approaching, we think it’s high time to share more visuals and information about Order of Battle: Pacific. There’s no better way than a comprehensive AAR to delve into details and see what the game can really offer. That is why Lukas (game designer) and Dave (AI programmer) work hand in hand during 20 turns in the sultry Philippines against a very capable Japanese AI!

We are in December 1941 and the Japanese army is starting its invasion of the Philippines.  Only few US units are available in this sector and have no chance of repelling the enemy. However, they can surely delay them. And the longer they resist, the better the US army will be able to strike back! But will Dave and Lukas cooperate effectively during 20 stressful turns?

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War is Re-launched!

War is Re-launched!

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"This should please the 40K fans and tactical gamers alike."- The Wargamer
"This game will be very attractive for lovers of Games Workshop's products" - Meristation
 
Today we are very happy to announce the release of Vulkan’s Wrath, second DLC of the acclaimed title Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon!
 
Take control of the Salamanders while they fight in 10 all new missions organized into three Acts that follow the exploits and heroic deeds of this chapter of Space Marine during the 2nd War for Armageddon. 
 
Burn the Orks from the face of Armageddon while saving its people from a fate worse than death as you engage the savage and bloodthirsty Ork Waaagh!

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Brother against Brother gets a release date!

Brother against Brother gets a release date!

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." (Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General)
 
Following up on the success of their last foray into the American Civil War, the development team behind the award-winning “Forge of Freedom” have returned to the period at the tactical level. Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword, the latest new wargame from Western Civilization Software, is finally ready to march. Indeed, this epic military strategy game covering the first year of the American Civil War will be available on April 16th!
 
It is 1861.  Nearly a million armed Americans face each other along a line stretching 1200 miles from Virginia to Missouri.  Tensions in the country reach a climax when Confederate forces fire upon a key Union fort in South Carolina in April. This is the starting point of a bloody four year conflict between the North and the South that would leave an indelible mark on American history.
 
In Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword, the focus is on the opening battles of the American Civil War. Players will be able to command both sides and relive the major encounters of 1861 and early 1862. Thanks to extensive historical and topographical research, including in-person examinations of each battlefield and consultations of materials previously unavailable to game-designers, the maps and orders of battle each have been recreated at an unprecedented scale and level of detail.

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Vulkan's Wrath announced and streamed!

Vulkan's Wrath announced and streamed!

Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

For all the fans of Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon we are very excited to announce that several expansions focused on the Space Marines Chapters involved in the Second War for Armageddon are coming in 2015!

Starting this Thursday with the release of Vulkan’s Wrath, a DLC that gives pride of place to the Salamanders - heroic warriors who fearlessly conduct suicidal missions to protect Humanity. Through a brand new campaign featuring 10 challenging scenarios, the players will have the chance to re-live the Vulkan’s Disciples contribution to the bloody war against the Orks!

In order to introduce you to the main features of this DLC we'll stream the game Wednesday at 8 pm CET/ 2pm EST  on our official Twitch Channel

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War in the Pacific Admiral Edition gets a massive update!

War in the Pacific Admiral Edition gets a massive update!

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Battleships are back on the Pacific Ocean! We are very proud to announce that one of the biggest updates of all time is coming today. Indeed, even if War In The Pacific Admiral’s Edition was already the most detailed wargame focused on the Pacific theater ever, this update is going to push the boundaries of awesomeness still further! Thanks to dozens of changes and enhancements, version 1.01.24 will live in the community’s memory for a very long time. As it’s impossible to list all of the gameplay and technical improvements here, I invite you to click on this link to get access to the huge changelog associated with this patch.

You can download the patch from here

Grab the game here

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Houston, we have a Deal! Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is on sale!

Houston, we have a Deal! Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is on sale!

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Security belt - Checked!

Spacesuit - Checked!

Deal of the Week?- Of course checked! This time all fans will have the opportunity to take off to the moon, because this week Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manageris discounted to only $19.99!

Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager (SPM)Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.

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Hoorah! Commander: The Great War is Updated!

Hoorah! Commander: The Great War is Updated!

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

I hope you gents wake up fresh and sufficiently rested, because today will be a long day.  The enemy is awaiting us and he is heavily entrenched. But despite all the odds victory will be ours.

Because today is the day of the BIG update! Yes soldiers, Commander: The Great War is updated to version 1.6.2 and it's huge.

The changes are many and focused on giving more historical accuracy during the game. Now if a Capital city is captured a substantial national morale penalty will be applied, battleships have now been renamed DREADNOUGHTS and Britain has a larger navy than before.

Plus, two very useful functions have been added:  "UNDO" for move and swap, and a "Go to next unit" button.

But it's not over!

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Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is available on iPad!

Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is available on iPad!

Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what's beyond.” (Buzz Aldrin – US astronaut, member of Apollo 11 mission)

Since the PC release last October, engineers from developer Polar Motion have not been sitting on their hands. A MAC version, community contest, and several updates have transformed the fragile spaceship into a powerful rocket able to reach the stars. But exploration is the driving force of the team and they’ve just set up a booster that will let them land on a brand new platform: the iPad!

All of the elements that seduced PC players have been implemented in this adaptation.

3 types of campaigns including the Race to the Moon between the US and the USSR, a sandbox mode, historical and what-if space programs, and realistic management tools come together for a nerve-racking and inspiring experience as the head of a space agency.

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Burn the old version! The Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon Patch 1.05 is live!

Burn the old version! The Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon Patch 1.05 is live!

Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

We worshipped the Emperor, and he finally made his light shine upon us!  A New Update is ready to be deployed to the battlefield of Armageddon!

Version 1.05 fixes various gameplay issues, balance improvements, and reported bugs, including missing animations and crashes.

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddonis a fantasy war game set in the Second War of Armageddon.  You take the role of defending the planet as the Imperium of Man against the Ork invaders.  Throughout the campaign you will also be joined by three chapters of Space Marines: the Salamanders, Blood Angels and the Ultramarines.

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Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0!

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

The big one has finally landed!

A new patch is available for our popular Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager, bringing the game to version 1.4.0 with tons of improvements, bug fixes and....tigers. Yes, tigers. Never heard about tigers hired by space agencies?

You'll understand this better in a minute!

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Space Program Manager on Twitch tomorrow!

Space Program Manager on Twitch tomorrow!

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

“The probability of success is difficult to estimate, but if we never search the chance of success is zero.” (Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison, 1959)

We are happy to announce that an important update for Space Program Manager is scheduled for today. Also we would like to invite you to join us to go where no man has gone before; tomorrow at 8 pm CET/ 2pm EST we'll stream the game in order to introduce you to the main features of this update!

Check it out on the official Twitch channel

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Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations is updated!

Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations is updated!

Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 by Andrew Loveridge

Version 1.07 is ready and along with the usual bug fixes and database additions it introduces elements highly anticipated by the community.

First of all there is the implementation of the Weapon Release Authorization (WRA) feature that allows players and scenario designers to precisely tailor weapon allocation logic at different scales.

And it’s also an opportunity to unveil Mission Editor 2.0, a powerful tool that offers way more customization options for the behavior of units. And on top of that, another improvement is the integration of the Scenario Attachments which allows bundling of all the assets with the scenario file to make the game even more user-friendly.

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Deal of the Week! Piercing Fortress Europa is on Sale!

Deal of the Week! Piercing Fortress Europa is on Sale!

Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

Good News soldiers!

Today we are happy to announce that our beloved Deal of the Week is back with a very historically accurate wargame! Did you ever want to lead the allied forces on the beaches of Italy, managing all the logistics and defeating the enemy thanks to your superior organization skills? Piercing Fortress Europa puts the players into the shoes of a commanderduring the campaigns of the Western Allies from July, 1943 through the end of April, 1945 in Sicily and Italy. 

This awesome game is on sale for only $20.00!

Units of both sides are fully modeled, including armored, infantry, airborne, commando and garrison units rated for size, quality, strength and disruption.  Although strength and disruption are important, the focus of the game is on supply and fuel.

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Vietnam65 is out now on PC and iPad!

Vietnam65 is out now on PC and iPad!

Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

"You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first” (Ho Chi Minh – President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam 1945-69)

Fifty years ago Operation Rolling Thunder was launched. Supported by dozens of US fighter-bombers, this massive bombardment campaign aimed to persuade North Vietnam to cease its assistance to communist insurgents in South Vietnam and to destroy key military targets. Soon after ground units were also deployed and the US was fully involved in this iconic Cold War conflict!

But in Vietnam, firepower and technology only get you so far. Thanks to their knowledge of the terrain, close relationship with the local population and their mastery of guerrilla tactics, the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army regulars proved to be a dangerous and elusive enemy

As a result, victory is not determined by simply eliminating the enemy, but rather by winning the Hearts and Minds of the local population, thereby gaining their support to crush the insurgency.

In Vietnam’65, a new strategy game releasing today on PC and iPad, players will experience the true essence of this war. Developer Every Single Soldier has focused on providing a realistic and credible Counter-Insurgency model.

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Star Hammer Beta!

Star Hammer Beta!

Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

War Was Inevitable

Today we are excited to announce the development of a new 3D tactical space battles game called Star Hammer : The Vanguard Prophecy. Developer Black Lab Games is focused on designing a fascinating sci-fi game in which players will not only step into the shoes of a fleet commander – carefully selecting their spaceships and crew members – but also be at the spearhead of their squadron, maneuvering their capital ships like a hard-boiled captain!

The players will have to face a ferocious alien race - the Nautilid - which threat is as varied as it is innumerable and the game offers plenty of tactical situations in which players will have to take painful decisions. To succeed, players will need to be quick-learners to identify the weaknesses of the enemy and adopt an offensive behavior only when a clear breach appears.

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War in the West is updated to Version 1013!

War in the West is updated to Version 1013!

Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 by Daniele Meneghini

A really big update is ready for the monster game of 2014!

It brings tons of improvements and new features like an increased efficiency of night fighters and the possibility for support unit to be attached to breakdown divisions.

It also fixes some bugs related to gameplay, bringing even more historical details to an already stunning game.

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