A turn-based strategy game like no other has landed.
Approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, Battle Academy aims to revolutionise the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling game play driven by cutting edge technical innovation.
Inspired by an original online game concept devised by the BBC, the game has more than 30 battles in a range of theatres of war from the North African desert through D-Day to the to the snowy Ardennes mountains where the Allies battled to repel the final German offensive.
The team at Slitherine worked with Professor John Buckley, Military Historian at the University of Wolverhampton and a keen wargamer himself, to make sure that the strategy, tactics, scenarios and available firepower of the battles fought in WW2 were turned intorealistic AI behaviour, powering expertly crafted battles.
The game engine is also completely script-driven, allowing players to create their own missions and scenario in a simple and effective way.
The revolutionary server-based PBEM++ Slitherine system completes the package, for a gaming experience that will certainly please both hard core wargamers and newcomers.
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Inspired by an original online game concept devised by the BBC © BBC 2004, Battle Academy uses the BBC logo under licence from BBC commercial licensing. It does not relate to any current BBC programming.
The BBC originally developed a simple flash-based game to support the television series Battlefield Britain in 2004. Since developed extensively by Slitherine, the original game gave viewers a chance to learn about military strategy.
Review on PC4War
9/10 - Gameplay is perfectly balanced being both approachable, realistic and challenging.
Review on NetWargamingItalia
7.5/10 - Overall I think BA deserves a vote more than adequate score, despite the simplicity, or perhaps because of that, in addition to the implementation which is clean and well kept, for its innovative approach and the desire to bring new players to wargaming, although it's also fun for veterans.
Review on Strategy Informer
7/10 - A relatively low price and entertaining, balanced gameplay should be more than enough for those of you curious enough to give it the time to impress.
Review on Gamesquad
8/10 - Slitherine has succeeded in making a wargame that will please both the wargaming neophyte and grog.