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Battlefront

Release Date: 7 FEB 2007

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


Developer
Strategic Studies Group


File Size: 172mb
Download Time:
- 56K Modem: 6hr 49min
- DSL or Satelite: 22min
- High Speed: 4minManual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
Editor: Yes
Theatre: Western Europe, Pacific
Unit Scale: Battalion, Company
Players: 1-2
AI: Yes
PBEM: Yes
Resolution: 1024x768, 1280x1024
Game Requirements
Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7
Pentium III 800Mhz or Athlon 800Mhz CPU
256 MB RAM
GeForce2 or equivalent Graphics Card
Windows Compatible Sound Card
200MB free Hard Drive space
Windows-compatible Mouse
DirectX 9.0c+

Battlefront features the power of battalion-level combat in some of this period's most bloody and intense conflicts: Saipan, Market Garden, Novorossisk, and Gazala. Players will have realistic control over their soldiers, with a tactical scale just large enough to make a telling difference in the strategic picture.

While the Battlefront system shares a design philosophy with SSG's award-winning Decisive Battles series, it is actually an entirely new system specifically designed for battalion-level combat. This level of play gives the player a chance to experience true issues of command, control, sighting, and supply at a level that emphasizes plenty of tough but enjoyable decisions to make. The combat system provides new and varied ways to damage your opponent, with provisions for direct and indirect fire, air strikes, and special, historically-accurate combat modes (such as Japanese Banzai attacks).

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Features

  • Improved Strategic AI enables a more flexible response to fast changing battlefields
  • Improved user interface simplifies unit information
  • Command and control system that rewards correct employment of military assets
  • Close combat routines have special attack modes such as Banzai, Surprise and Infiltration
  • Indirect Fire from artillery and air assets can directly attack enemy units
  • Direct fire from AFVs can attack enemy units at range
  • Counter-battery fire can eliminate enemy artillery
  • Eliminated units can be rebuilt as cadres and returned to battle
  • Sighting, command, supply and danger zone rules encourage sensible use of artillery
  • Complete Unit, Map and AI editor allows users to create scenarios from scratch
  • Improved Play By Email security

Reviews - From the Press

Review at NetWargamingItalia (in Italian)
(translated): Battlefront is fun, mainly because the scenario is well-adapted to the game engine. Sometimes it could be less realistic than other wargames, but it still represents an extremely elegant and original approach to a "hex game".

Battlefront review at Armchair General Magazine
"...the real point to the game is good old-fashioned war game goodness, and this is where the game stands out. With Battlefront, SSG has given us a game that will appeal to a broad war gaming audience and stay on many hard-drives, for many years to come."

Battlefront review at Gamershall (auf Deutsch)
(translated) "SSG has for years consistently brought good games to the market. They succeed yet again."

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