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Battles in Italy

Product Info

Battles in Italy covers three pivotal battles from the Italian Campaign. The invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, the landings at Salerno, codenamed Operation Avalanche and the landings at Anzio, codenamed Operation Shingle. While the invasion of Sicily went more or less to plan, the result in the two subsequent amphibious operations was less certain, with the safety of the beachheads at both Salerno and Anzio in considerable doubt for some time. Neither side has sufficient resources to do the job properly, and improvisation and desperation are the order of the day, and as a result all three battles are tense and exciting affairs.

In Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, the Axis player must plan carefully in order to extract the best possible performance from some less than committed Italian troops, while the Allied player must somehow find a way around or through the many natural defensive obstacles in their way. In Operation Avalanche, the invasion of the Italian mainland, the Germans can exert severe pressure on the Salerno beachhead, but must defend against Allied forces coming to the relief of the amphibious forces. The Allies must hold fast to their bridgeheads and their vulnerable supply sources, while speeding other formations to the rescue. Operation Shingle, the Anzio landing, was a bold Allied move to break the stalemate caused by the strength of German defensive lines. The Germans have a real chance to crush the Anzio bridgehead, especially if they transfer troops from their main defensive line. However, if the Allies can break through the weakened lines while avoiding disaster at Anzio then a truly decisive victory is possible. 

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Features

  • Three complete battles, Sicily, Salerno and Anzio
  • New rules for Surrender and Political Units
  • New rules for co-operation between countries
  • Improved User Interface
  • Maximum map size increased by 12 times
  • New Defensive AI routines
  • Increased variability for country based variables
  • New capacity for Naval Transport
  • New features for Merging Units

View AllReviews - From the Press

Computer Games Magazine- 4/5
SSG has really achieved something unique by creating a system that takes the traditional hex-based operational wargame about as far as it's going to go.

Game-Boyz Player Choice
Overall, I would say this game is one of the finest WW2 turn based strategy games on the market today.

Out of Eight - 7/8 (88%)
The pinnacle of hex-based wargames.

Details


Battles in Italy

Release Date: 25 MAY 2005

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Operational
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: World War II


Developer
Strategic Studies Group



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Western Europe
  • Unit Scale: Regiment
  • Turn Scale: 1 day
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 254mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 10hr 4min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 33min
  • - High Speed: 6min
  • Version: 1.00
  • Manual: PDF E-Book
  • Editor: Yes

Product Requirements :
    Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
    Pentium II 600 MHz CPU
    256 MB RAM
    DirectX 8.1
    8 MB Video Card 16bit color
    Sound Card (DirectX 8 comp.)
    8x CD-ROM
    600 MB free Hard Disk space

Awards


Reader's Choice Award, Best Wargame


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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
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