Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2019, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 21 JUL 2019 12:36 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Order of Battle: Red Star - Scenarios sneak peek News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OoB_RedStar_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=813" target="_blank"><strong>Order of Battle: Red Star</strong></a> brings the Red Army as a playable force for the first time in the Order of Battle saga.&nbsp;</p> <p> It covers the first years of combat of the Soviet Union, starting from the border clashes against Japan, then moving on to the Winter War in Finland. Then it will be the time to face the German aggression and defend the Motherland!</p> <p> Today we&#39;re going to have a look at a few chosen scenarios from the new DLC.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Battles of Khalkhin Gol</strong>&nbsp;<em>(scenario #2 and #3)</em></p> <p> In 1939 Japan and Soviet Russia clashed in a conflict at the Khalkhin Gol river near the border between Mongolia and Manchuria, which escalated from early skirmishes in May to large military operations in summer.</p> <p> In the second scenario the player needs to stop the main Japanese attacks in early July 1939. The IJA launched a determined strike with armored support against Soviet positions on the east banks of the Khalkhin Gol and additionally tried to cross the river in the northern sector of the battlefield to defeat Soviet defences behind the river line.</p> <p> The player&#39;s core force needs to prevent the enemy from crossing the river while ensuring his comrades at the east banks do not get completey overrun by Japanese tanks.</p> <p> In the third the player leads the decisive Soviet counterstrike in late August 1939 to finally defeat the Japanese. After the main Japanese attack had been defeated the Soviet side amassed significant armored forces to turn the tables. Attacking in two pincers at the flanks of the enemy the Red Army managed to encircle and subsequenly annihilate much of the Japanese force.</p> <p> They are rarely portrayed battles in wargaming. They were fought with quite atypical equipment for the late 1930s from fast BT tanks to I-16 monoplane fighters, I-153 biplane fighters on the Soviet side and Type 89 and Type 95 tanks for Japan, as well as Ki-10 and Ki-27 fighters.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719142628_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719142628_1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>The 2nd Battle of Summa 1940 </strong><em>(scenario #7)</em></p> <p> As many people know the Winter War vs. Finland did not went well for the Red Army initially. The Finns achieved several victories against superior Red Army formations, and were able to hold back the Soviet advance at the Mannerheim Line in Karelia.</p> <p> Summa was the most fortified part of the line since it guarded the road to the important city of Viipuri. The Soviet 7th Army assaulted Summa in December 1939, but the attack was completely defeated.</p> <p> Now in February 1940, still in harsh winter conditions, the player has to achieve a full breakthrough in a second attempt, while also taking key spots in the wider area around Summa to protect his flanks. But an assault against a line of fortifications backed up by artillery and mobile infantry may prove rather costly, even when the Soviet side is enjoying numerical superiority...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719143934_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719143934_1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Battle of Raseiniai</strong>&nbsp;<em>(scenario #9)</em></p> <p> The first battle vs. Germany takes place right at the beginning of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. As part of Army Group North the German 4th Panzer Group advances from East Prussia into Lithuania and clashes with two Soviet Mechanized Corps. This results in a large tank battle with almost 1000 tanks involved, over 700 of them Soviet.</p> <p> While the battle ended in a German success historically the player has to hold off the enemy onslaught for some time at least. That is certainly no easy task, as he has to confront experienced enemy armor supported by effective Luftwaffe units.</p> <p> To make matters worse many Red Army units at this point are still fielding outdated equipment and may suffer heavy casualties, so the player needs to ensure at least his own core forces are upgraded as good as possible to make a difference. This scenario is certainly one of the most challenging battles in this campaign.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719144857_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719144857_1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Battle of Yelnya </strong><em>(scenario #11)</em></p> <p> Following defensive action in the region of Smolensk the Red Army launched its first planned offensive of the war against Yelnya in late August 1941.</p> <p> The Yelnya salient was a potential staging ground for further German attacks, and retaking this area was seen as crucial to slow down the German drive on Moscow. The Soviet operation succeed and retook Yelnya temporarily, albeit only after heavy losses.</p> <p> This operation also led to the creation of Soviet Guards units, which can be activated later once the player unlocked a specific &quot;Guards Infantry&quot; specialisation.</p> <p> The scenario puts the player into the offensive again after several defensive battles. But while the battlefield is rather limited and the enemy has no large armored force at his disposal driving well dug-in German forces from their postions around Yelnya needs coordinated attacks using tanks and infantry with substantial aerial and artillery support.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719150356_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/OOB Red Star/20190719150356_1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2895/Order.of.Battle:.Red.Star.-.Scenarios.sneak.peek Sat, 19 Jul 2019 GMT Death to the False Emperor! Chaos Space Marines is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Chaos_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>The Chaos Space Marines are here! </strong></p> <p> Legions of Heretic Astartes are ready to unleash their fury upon Gladius Prime! Neither the lapdogs of the Fallen Emperor nor the Xeno shall withstand their wrath.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mRooRyTz9M0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> The <strong><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=807" target="_blank">Chaos Space Marines</a></strong> DLC introduces a brand new playable faction to <em>Warhammer 40,000: Gladius</em>.</p> <p> The Chaos Space Marines are hardened warriors, veterans of thousands of battle in the Immaterium and realspace alike. Their style of fighting has been portrayed with new unique gameplay mechanics, a full roster of new units, a brand new technology tree, buildings and quest-chain.</p> <p> The Chaos Space Marines are a force to be reckoned with: they can field very good infantry, like the Khorne Berzerkers, who will carve through any enemy formation, and the Havocs, ready to unleash devastating fire from afar. Powerful daemon engines, like the Defiler and the Maulerfiend, are able to crush any opposition. And of course esoteric sorcerers like the Master of Possession make full use of their warp-infused powers to gain a decisive edge on the battlefield. For more information on all new units please refer to <a href="/news/2891/Warhammer.40,000.Gladius.-.A.look.at.the.new.Chaos.Space.Marines.units" target="_blank">this page</a>.</p> <p> The new expansion is accompanied by a massive new free update. It adds a lot of new content, including new items and achievements. You can read the full changelog <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=499&amp;t=92964" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=701" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/spotlight/1431_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you still need to get your hands on Gladius and one of its DLCs, this is the perfect occasion! Starting today, until July 22nd, <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=701" target="_blank"><strong>Warhammer 40,000: Gladius will be at 35% off</strong></a>, while its DLCs will be discounted at 25% off!</p> <p> Last but not least, we will be running a release stream later today at 6 pm BST! Tune in on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch channel</a> and watch Chaos Lord Helping Hans as he continues his devastating crusade on Gladius Prime!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2894/Death.to.the.False.Emperor!.Chaos.Space.Marines.is.out! Fri, 18 Jul 2019 GMT Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary! Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager at 50% off! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Saturday July 20 will mark the 50th anniversary of a great event: on the same day in 1969 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon.</p> <p> It was, in Neil Armstrong&#39;s own words, &quot;<em>a small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind</em>&quot;. It was the most exciting event in the race to space, one that left the world without breath.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="/products/462/details/Buzz.Aldrins.Space.Program.Manager" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/spotlight/1430_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/462/details/Buzz.Aldrins.Space.Program.Manager" target="_blank"><strong>Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager</strong></a> brings you back to those days of exploration and scientific and technical achievement. <strong>In honour of this anniversary we have decided to discount it by 50% off!</strong></p> <p> Take advantage of this sale while you can, as it only lasts until July 22!</p> <p> Also, we whave arranged a special live stream on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch channel</a>. Be with us on Saturday at 6 pm BST - Agrippa Maxentius will be playing Space Program Manager live on Twitch. Will he walk on the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin?</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2893/Moon.Landing's.50th.Anniversary!.Buzz.Aldrin's.Space.Program.Manager.at.50%.off! Fri, 18 Jul 2019 GMT Campaign Series: Vietnam Check the new screenshots! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CampaignSeries_Vietnam_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello Commanders!</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=591" target="_blank"><strong>Campaign Series: Vietnam</strong></a> is a new turn-based, tactical/operational war game that focuses on mid-20th Century conflicts in Southeast Asia.</p> <p> The series portrays battles spanning from 1948 to 1979. Each scenario is played on a unique, historical map with nine view modes. Scenario maps are based on topographic maps from the period created on a hex grid. Hexes are 250 meters across</p> <p> The development of the game is progressing very fast and we are happy to show you screenshots featuring the Battle of Rung Sat and the encirclement of A Shau Camp.</p> <p> <strong><a href="/products/product.asp?gid=591" target="_blank">Campaign Series: Vietnam</a></strong> is being developed by <em>Campaign Series Legion</em>, the veteran studio behind <strong>Campaign Series: Middle East.</strong></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official Product Page <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=591" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p> Feel free to check the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=1750" target="_blank">forum</a> and leave a comment</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045825.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045825.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 326px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045843.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045843.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 326px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045828.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045828.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 326px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045808.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045808.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 326px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045849.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045849.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 326px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045811.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/591/20190717045811.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 326px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2892/Campaign.Series:.Vietnam..Check.the.new.screenshots! Thu, 17 Jul 2019 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - A look at the new Chaos Space Marines units News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Chaos_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Tomorrow the new expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius is going to be released: <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=807" target="_blank"><strong>Chaos Space Marines</strong></a>!</p> <p> With a brand new playable faction, the new expansion is a must-have for all Gladius fans.</p> <p> Of course the Chaos Space Marines come with a full roster of new units. Let&#39;s have a look at them!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Chaos Cultists</strong></p> <p> <em>Mass infantry unit that can found cities and sacrifice itself to the Dark Gods</em></p> <p> The cultists of Chaos can be found, in one form or another, almost anywhere the Imperium has spread. At first glance, they are indistinguishable from normal men, but under their clothes, their flesh is tattooed and branded with sigils that hurt the eyes of any faithful who look upon them. When the Chaos Space Marines come to a planet, the true colours of the cultists are revealed. The powers of darkness are ever quick to promise glory, and even the lowliest initiate knows that to fight alongside such legendary warriors is to court the gaze of the gods.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Chaos Space Marines</strong></p> <p> <em>Versatile infantry unit</em></p> <p> Ever since the Horus Heresy, Space Marines have been tempted by the path of Chaos, whether for selfish reasons or great ideals. Sundered from the Imperium, having turned their backs on the Emperor, these warriors know that there can be no peace for them, neither forgiveness nor absolution. They are wholly committed to the path they now tread, for good or ill, and they can expect no quarter from former battle-brothers.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Chaos Spawns</strong></p> <p> <em>Fast melee infantry unit that mutates each turn</em></p> <p> Although physically powerful and extremely resilient, Chaos Spawn are insane, mewling creatures with no mental powers or self-awareness. Their former intelligence has been sacrificed to their failed ambition. Many a champion of great promise has ended up as a seething mound of bone and blubber, monstrous and screaming with lunatic rage.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Chaos Lord</strong></p> <p> <em>Hero unit that returns damage to attackers and slays units low on hitpoints</em></p> <p> A Chaos Lord is a tyrannical warrior king who lives to bathe in the blood of worlds. He strives to bring whole star systems to their knees in the name of his patron deities. Typified by merciless ambition and fierce pride, many of these champions of disorder were once noble Chapter Masters and Captains of the Adeptus Astartes, but long years of unremitting war have twisted their souls beyond recovery.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Khorne Berzerkers</strong></p> <p> <em>Melee infantry unit</em></p> <p> It was the gruesome experiments of Angron, Primarch of the World Eaters, that led to the creation of the first Berzerkers. By the ritual lobotomisation of his warriors, he removed all sense of fear and danger and then heightened the rush his soldiers experienced in combat. When the Legion swore itself to Khorne, the Berzerkers were no longer bound by Imperial battle doctrine and were given full rein to exercise their bloodthirsty skills. They have since become the ultimate close combat shock troops, entering an uncontrollable frenzy in the heat of battle.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Obliterators</strong></p> <p> <em>Elite infantry unit with cyclable weapons</em></p> <p> The monstrous warriors of the Obliterator cults are a blasphemy against nature and Machine God alike. Their forms are so altered, so thoroughly conjoined with the tools of war, that every cell in their bodies thrills with a spark of mechanical life. Only the Dark Mechanicum have mastered the complete fusion of metal and flesh, melding the inert and the animate together on a spiritual level in order to form something far greater than mere cybernetics. Because of their Chaos-born powers, Obliterators are capable of not only absorbing weaponry into themselves, but also of manifesting munitions from their titanium-laced flesh.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Daemon Prince</strong></p> <p> <em>Monstrous hero that cripples foes with psychic powers before clawing them to death</em></p> <p> Daemon Princes are infernal monsters that tower over the mortals they lead to battle. These paragons of evil take many forms, though all exude a palpable aura of terror and power. In battle, a Daemon Prince strides through the pitiful bullets of the enemy without pause, his unnatural laughter driving men to the edge of fear. Warp energy sizzles from his eyes, and black flames curl from his mouth as he speaks dread phrases that kill as sure as any blade. These are creatures of nightmare&mdash;a living expression of Chaos given form.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Master of Possession</strong></p> <p> <em>Psyker hero unit that summons Daemons and supports allies</em></p> <p> Masters of Possession lead warbands of devoted warriors in pursuit of untold power. These sorcerous figures have mastered the darkest and most blasphemous lore: the art of using hosts of living flesh to house daemonic spirits. It is they who perform the profane ceremonies of binding that imbue the Daemonkin with their warp-born power. Gouging a breach in the fabric of realspace, the Master of Possession draws a willing entity from the immaterium, channelling its terrible energies into the body of a supplicant or the chassis of a war machine. So thoroughly are these dread figures steeped in blasphemous sorcery that where they walk, reality itself recoils.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Havocs</strong></p> <p> <em>Long range infantry unit that is more accurate while stationary</em></p> <p> Some Chaos Space Marine squads carry a high proportion of heavy weapons, the better to annihilate the hated foe. Known as Havocs, these squads provide devastating anti-infantry and anti-armour firepower, dominating large swathes of the battlefield with volley after punishing volley.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Warp Talons&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <em>Melee infantry unit that can warp across difficult terrain and blind unsuspecting enemies</em></p> <p> When a pack of Warp Talons emerges from the warp, it appears to those on the battlefield below as if daemonic warriors have burst out from nothingness into fiery, vengeful life. Like the stuff of nightmares, they plummet downwards in an explosion of warp fire, tearing into the foe with murderous intent.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Warpsmith</strong></p> <p> <em>Hero unit that supports vehicles and boosts the economy</em></p> <p> Warpsmiths are the masters of the machine. Most can trace their origins back to the priesthood of Mars, whether through the schisms of the Magi or the rigid doctrine of the Techmarines. However, where the Adeptus Mechanicus regard technology as sacrosanct, the Warpsmiths seek to subjugate and control it.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Rhino</strong></p> <p> <em>Armoured transport vehicle with many upgrades</em></p> <p> The Rhino is the most common transport of the Space Marines, and the same can be said of the Heretic Astartes, for this machine is so ruggedly constructed it can see hundreds of years of warfare and still function at peak efficiency. The tank&#39;s chassis is based upon a Standard Template Construct, meaning that it is relatively simple to build, maintain and repair. Over the ten thousand years since the Long War began, the Rhino has seen continued use as the favoured transport of the Chaos Space Marines. They will even go so far as to loot them from defeated Imperial armies, though they will burn them clean of Imperial insignia as quickly as possible and festoon the stolen vehicles with spikes, blades and gory trophies taken from the dismembered bodies of their previous owners.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/3.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Defiler</strong></p> <p> <em>Enormous walker unit with devastating melee and ranged weaponry</em></p> <p> Defilers are truly massive beasts of war, twice the size of most other Daemon Engines and with a temperament to match. The ground shivers and melts as they stalk towards their foes on six massive, segmented legs, their great pincer-arms twitching and snipping with an impatient need to slice through warm flesh. The Defiler&#39;s crab-like body supports a daemonic torso that carries an array of deadly weaponry, ranging from reaper autocannons to racks of highly explosive missiles. It is the battle cannon mounted in its chest turret, however, that is undoubtedly its most potent armament. Each hell-forged shell that thunders out from its growling muzzle is capable of crippling a squad of Space Marines in a single earth-shaking blast.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Helbrute</strong></p> <p> <em>Walker unit that goes crazed when damaged</em></p> <p> Helbrutes are twisted mockeries of the Space Marine Dreadnoughts they used to be, combining the firepower of a small tank with the mind of a frenzied maniac. Each Helbrute holds a living creature within its plated metal chest&mdash;a Chaos Space Marine driven over the edge of madness by a never-ending cycle of war.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Maulerfiend</strong></p> <p> <em>Fast walker unit that reduces the melee attacks of adjacent units</em></p> <p> The Daemon Engines known as Maulerfiends thunder towards the foe like monstrous attack dogs loosed from the leash. Their eyes glow with balefire as ectoplasmic drool drizzles from their fanged maws. Their thick front limbs end in articulated claws powerful enough to tear a Dreadnought limb from limb. Should they catch a squad of infantry, they will scissor them apart or crush them into paste with a flex of their massive talons.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Venomcrawler</strong></p> <p> <em>Terrifying walker unit that consumes the souls of its enemies to restore its hitpoints</em></p> <p> Pounding forwards upon bladed limbs come the horrors known as Venomcrawlers. Grotesque amalgams of metal, flesh and daemonic entities, these monstrosities hiss and snarl as they scuttle towards their prey. Fleshy tongues flap from snarling maws and soulflayer tendrils lash back and forth, all tasting the air for the scent of their enemies&#39; fear. As the Venomcrawlers continue to butcher, their fanged mouths gape ever wider, drawing the souls of those slain into their vast mechanical abdomens.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Heldrake</strong></p> <p> <em>Flying vehicle that excels against enemy aircraft</em></p> <p> Heldrakes are winged Daemon Engines that plummet out of the skies like living comets, hurtling towards enemy aircraft and crashing claws-first into them from above. Each is a vicious, hell-forged predator; a Heldrake takes cruel joy in diving down upon the unsuspecting air support of the enemy in order to shred them to pieces with its scything wings and rune-carved talons.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/gladius/chaos/5.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2891/Warhammer.40,000:.Gladius.-.A.look.at.the.new.Chaos.Space.Marines.units Thu, 17 Jul 2019 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Chaos Space Marines - First look preview stream News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Chaos_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> Tune in later today at 6 pm BST on our <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a> for an exclusive first look at the upcoming new DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=807" target="_blank">Chaos Space Marines</a>!</div> <div> Warmaster Helping Hans will unleash his unholy hordes on the surface of Gladius Prime!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Don&#39;t miss it!</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2890/Warhammer.40,000:.Gladius.-.Chaos.Space.Marines.-.First.look.preview.stream Wed, 16 Jul 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires is out News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100_b.gif" align="left" ><p> The day has come! Today you&rsquo;ll have the opportunity to get one of the most anticipated strategy games, set in the Ancient Era. Today is <a href="/products/789/details/Field.of.Glory.Empires" target="_blank"><strong>Field of Glory: Empires</strong></a> day!</p> <p> Choose one from &nbsp;among 77 civilizations of that time and be prepared for the greatest challenge ever made: to preserve and to enrich the Culture of your Civilization, making your Legacy stand for centuries.</p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xmCw9XZuhIQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> For you willing to have direct control over specific battles, if you own Field of Glory 2, you can import tactical battles from Empires into FOG2 and vice versa. We have set up a <strong>Field of Glory Masters Edition</strong>. This edition is a bundle including <strong>FOG2 and FOG Empires 25% discounted</strong>. This means:</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you already have FOG2 in your library, you can buy FOG Empires at 25% off, and viceversa</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you want to buy both, the cumulated price for FOG2 and Fog Empires is 25% discounted</p> <p> <strong>The Masters Edition is available only on Steam</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/11300/Field_of_Glory_Masters_Edition/"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Banners/FOG_E/Release/FoG_Empires_spotlight_bundle2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> <p> Do you want to see the game in action? Then don&rsquo;t miss DasTactic playing <a href="/products/789/details/Field.of.Glory.Empires" target="_blank">Field of Glory: Empires</a> today at <strong>6 pm BST on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></strong></p> <p> Have a look at the tutorial videos recently released</p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQrYLOdjwRhSYMZYwbqNszMD5DiDAlmvB&amp;jct=MeN0LrS3Hv7To3lpkn1q1p13FUQnFw" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Banners/FOG_E/Release/Empires_check-tutorials_spotlight.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2889/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.is.out Fri, 11 Jul 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires Tutorials - Diplomacy and the State News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100_b.gif" align="left" ><p> Hi everybody!</p> <p> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1011390/Field_of_Glory_Empires/" target="_blank"><strong>Field of Glory: Empires is releasing tomorrow!</strong></a> Are you excited? We have two more Tutorial Videos to introduce, covering <strong>Diplomacy </strong>and <strong>The State. </strong></p> <p> As for the previews videos, <strong>DasTactic</strong> will be your <em>Virgil </em>through all of the key elements you&#39;ll need to know.</p> <p> <strong>Diplomacy </strong>is a relatively straightforward but nonetheless crucial mechanic to keep a balance of power among your enemies and allies alike.</p> <p> <strong>The State </strong>is about knowing the nation modifiers, traits, rulers and government types.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qS5nFW8MPPQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4YTe1B87eKg" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2888/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.Tutorials.-.Diplomacy.and.the.State Thu, 10 Jul 2019 GMT Close Combat: The Bloody First Screenshots, with New Icons! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CC_TBF_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hi everybody!</p> <p> Last week, on Monday 1st during the fifth Home of Wargamers, we had the chance to talk a little about the progression with <strong>Close Combat: The Blody First</strong>.&nbsp;One of the areas of improvements is the visual representation of the unit&#39;s status, to help players getting a faster idea on what&rsquo;s going on the battlefield. <strong>Icons</strong> in different colors now deliver this kind of information and during the event we showed some of screenshots featuring some of these new icons.</p> <p> Have a closer look to them below!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CCTBF/Legend/1-ok.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CCTBF/Legend/1-ok.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CCTBF/Legend/2-ok.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CCTBF/Legend/2-ok.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CCTBF/Legend/3-ok.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/CCTBF/Legend/4-ok.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2887/Close.Combat:.The.Bloody.First.Screenshots,.with.New.Icons! Wed, 9 Jul 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires Tutorials - Battles and Regions News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100_b.gif" align="left" ><p> Hi everybody!</p> <p> Only few days from the release of Field of Glory: Empires, time to focus on two important mechanics in the game, introduced and explained by DasTactic.</p> <p> <strong>Battles </strong>play a fundamental part in the Empires and learning concepts as frontage, ranged phase, garrison troops will be crucial for success. Without mentioning the integration with FOG2!</p> <p> <strong>Regions </strong>are your basic administrative entity. They constitute the foundations and the starting point for many Civilization in Empires. Every ruler worth of this title must be aware of all the potential boosts that a good Regions management could unlock.</p> <p> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1011390/Field_of_Glory_Empires/" target="_blank"><u><strong>Field of Glory: Empires will be released on July, 11th</strong></u></a></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YJiYbq5oJwA" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oDY109c7ET8" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2886/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.Tutorials.-.Battles.and.Regions Wed, 9 Jul 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires Tutorials - Military Operations News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100_b.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Field of Glory: Empires is nearing!</strong></p> <p> One of the key features crucial to master is how to conduct <strong>Military Operations</strong>, so we have prepared a brief but highly detailed Tutorial Video covering all of it with an excellent teacher, <strong>DasTactic!</strong></p> <p> Learn how to recruit units, to employ generals, how the terrain impacts your movements, which stats affect what, and <strong>much more!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1011390/Field_of_Glory_Empires/" target="_blank"><u><strong>Field of Glory: Empires will be out on July, 11th</strong></u></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H7CG3e-LkEc" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2885/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.Tutorials.-.Military.Operations Tue, 8 Jul 2019 GMT WarPlan Dev Diary #3 - Naval System News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Warplan_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Most naval battles occurred within a very short span of time over long distances. Simulating this on the WarPlan scale of 2 weeks is a difficult task. Consider the map following the Bismarck and the Prince Eugen. This whole engagement took just 1 week from the day the left port to the day the battleship was sunk. It took half the British navy to find her at sea. Another example is the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.</p> <p> The movement and attack on Pearl Harbor took 11 days crossing 140 hexes WarPlan hexes of map distance. The complexities of recreating realistic scenarios are a challenge to say the least.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/WarPlan/3/naval_system_1.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/WarPlan/3/naval_system_1.png" style="width: 600px; height: 401px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4657468&amp;mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#4657468" target="_blank"><u><strong>READ THE FULL DIARY HERE</strong></u></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2884/WarPlan.Dev.Diary.#3.-.Naval.System Tue, 8 Jul 2019 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Chaos Space Marines Story Trailer & Twitch preview! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Chaos_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We have some great news for all <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=701" target="_blank"><strong>Warhammer 40,000: Gladius</strong></a> fans out there!</p> <p> As promised, here&#39;s the new story trailer for the Chaos Space Marines!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mRooRyTz9M0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> But that&#39;s not all.</p> <p> For all of you who are wondering how the new faction plays we have planned a live stream preview! Stay tuned for the official announcement and when &amp; where!</p> <p> You can currently pre-order Chaos Space Marines at 10% discount on <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1084820/Warhammer_40000_Gladius__Chaos_Space_Marines/" target="_blank">Steam</a>. The full release of the expansion is going to happen on July 18th.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2883/Warhammer.40,000:.Gladius.-.Chaos.Space.Marines.Story.Trailer.&.Twitch.preview! Tue, 8 Jul 2019 GMT Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OoB_RedStar_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Set in a new theater of war, the new expansion for Order of Battle: World War II puts the player in charge of the Soviet army for the first time.</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=813" target="_blank">Red Star</a> covers the battles of the Red Army in the years 1938-41.</p> <p> The game starts with the Battle of Lake Khasan (July 29, 1938 &ndash; August 11, 1938), the attempted military incursion by the Japanese&nbsp;from Manchukuo,&nbsp;into territory claimed by the Soviet Union. It continues with the conflict of Khalkhin Gol,&nbsp;the decisive battle of the undeclared Soviet-Japanese Border War.&nbsp;Repel the Japanese&nbsp;and expel&nbsp;them from Mongolia!</p> <p> Then,&nbsp;get&nbsp;transferred to Europe and&nbsp;participate&nbsp;in the Soviet invasion of Poland (as result of the so-called non-aggression pact with Germany). and win the Finnish forces moving your steps in the gelid&nbsp;Winter War!</p> <p> The last stage of the DLC from summer 1941 deals with the German invasion of the USSR and ends with the battle of Moscow in Dec. 1941.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://slitherine.com/files/games/813/20190703082501.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/games/813/20190703082501.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> This expansion is the first of a planned trilogy covering the full extent of WWII from the Soviet point of view. Much like in the Weltkrieg trilogy you will be able to carry over your forces from one campaign to the next, so expect to be able to continue the fight!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=813" target="_blank">Order of Battle: Red Star</a> is due to release this summer on PC, Mac and Steam. We will be releasing more information on the DLC in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://slitherine.com/files/games/813/20190703082450.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/games/813/20190703082450.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> We are currently looking for beta testers willing to provide us with feedback and criticism on the new campaign. If you would like to take part in it, please sign up <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=813" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2882/Order.of.Battle.goes.East!.Red.Star.has.been.announced! Fri, 4 Jul 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires Multiplayer AAR News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100_b.gif" align="left" ><p> One of the most interesting feature of Field of Glory: Empires is its&nbsp;<strong>large asynchronous multiplayer system. </strong>Because everyone knows that fighting on your own is fun, but competing for total domination with your friends is much better!</p> <p> Beta tester&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>SteveLohr </em>is currently doing a super interesting Multiplayer AAR (After Action Report) and he is trying to unify the Italian Peninsula playing with the <em>Roman faction</em></p> <div> His five other human opponents are:&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>ajarnlance&nbsp;</em>- Antigonos</div> <div> <em>jimwinger&nbsp;</em>- Arverni</div> <div> <em>Loki100</em>&nbsp;- Carthage</div> <div> <em>Typhoon&nbsp;</em>- Lysimakos</div> <div> <em>ToussaintLouverture&nbsp;</em>- Ptolemaios</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This is an incredible job! Kudos to everyone involved in it!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=789" target="_blank"><u>Field of Glory: Empires will be released on July 11th!</u></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <strong class="text-strong" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);"><span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">The Mediterranean 310 BC&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/jCQKHjY.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/jCQKHjY.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=534&amp;t=92523" target="_blank"><strong>CLICK HERE TO START READING THE AAR</strong></a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2881/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.Multiplayer.AAR Thu, 3 Jul 2019 GMT Conquer the galaxy! Astra Exodus has been announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AstraExodus_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="MsoNormal"> <span lang="EN-GB">Slitherine and Atomic Kaiser are partnering in the development of a new 4X strategy game, <strong>Astra Exodus</strong>.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span lang="EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/U2dNNr6K_n4" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Astra Exodus is a single player turn-based Sci-fi 4X strategy game inspired by classics such as Star Control. It features a multiple-choice narrative driven epic campaign, top down real time tactical battles and an extensive semi-randomized research grid.</p> <p> Take the chance to lead humanity back home, while uncovering the mysteries behind the Exodus, across a choice driven narrative campaign. Or otherwise,&nbsp;challenge yourself in the Sandbox mode, by leading any of the various alien factions&nbsp;to several possible victory conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/880750/ss_2df5b532854ba181b53cd9f33f58d50fa688d864.jpg?t=1561636953" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/880750/ss_2df5b532854ba181b53cd9f33f58d50fa688d864.jpg?t=1561636953" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Throughout the strategic campaign you will find yourself fighting for supremacy against other alien empires. Experience intense deep tactical battles where you will need to outsmart and outmaneuver your opponents!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/880750/ss_002f33e5c8cfb208f4c6dee0cff69d0750248575.jpg?t=1561636953" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/880750/ss_002f33e5c8cfb208f4c6dee0cff69d0750248575.jpg?t=1561636953" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Starships in Astra Exodus can be completely customized at will. You can create your own ship designs by choosing from over 100 modules.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/880750/ss_eb6d8dedaddbee83786dd65c3a9f7262196e0f8d.jpg?t=1561636953" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/880750/ss_eb6d8dedaddbee83786dd65c3a9f7262196e0f8d.jpg?t=1561636953" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Moreover, Astra Exodus is built with modding in mind. Tinker, change and customize the game to your heart&#39;s content. Adding new or modifying existing starships, factions, troops, technologies, and virtually everything to the game.</p> <p> Astra Exodus is due to release on PC and Steam later this year! For more information please refer to the <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=815" target="_blank">product page</a>.</p> <p> Last but not least, we are looking for Beta Testers willing to give a feedback and help us hunting for bugs. You can join the Beta by applying <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=815" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2880/Conquer.the.galaxy!.Astra.Exodus.has.been.announced! Tue, 1 Jul 2019 GMT WarPlan Previews News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Warplan_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hello Commanders,</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=806" target="_blank"><strong>WarPlan </strong></a>has recently entered Beta Phase and we&#39;d like to share what a selected pool of wargamers have said in their previews and articles so far! Of course, being in beta means that many things could change during the development, so what you are going to see is not final.</p> <p> Check them out here below, and if you want to be part of the beta you can still sign for it <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Get more information about <strong>WarPlan</strong> from its official <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=806" target="_blank">prodcut page</a></p> <p> <em>All the previews and article have been precedently approved by Matrixgames staff members</em></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ckhnS4TNLHQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FUb4rY77Y-I" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JlHJvHGgkRQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/g8nX6zj7FIw" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tvFKAW9K_8k" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Wargamer.com -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wargamer.com/articles/warplan-gameplay/" target="_blank">UPCOMING STRATEGIC WAR GAME WARPLAN SHOWS PROMISE, BUT STRUGGLES IN ITS SEARCH FOR A SOUL</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.wargamer.com/articles/warplan-gameplay/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.wargamer.com/assets/Uploads/_resampled/ResizedImageWzgyMCw0NjFd/warplan-pic-2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2879/WarPlan.Previews Sat, 28 Jun 2019 GMT Panzer Corps 2 - On the hunt for historical images News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PC2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Development continues on <strong>Panzer Corps 2</strong>, and we are at a stage when we need to start creating portraits for units and heroes.</p> <p> We thought it would be a good moment to engage the community in a little contest.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you&#39;d like to take part, you can scout the net for historical images and pictures of soldiers and officers from World War 2. Some of them will be included in the game (provided they are stock images with no copyright attached, and that they fit our requisites), and <strong>will be displayed as unit portraits in Panzer Corps 2!</strong></p> <div> We are looking for images of infantry and airforce soldiers and officers for the following armies:&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Germany</div> <div> United Kingdom</div> <div> Soviet Union</div> <div> United States of America</div> <div> Italy</div> <div> Hungary</div> <div> Romania</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You can post your findings in <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=464&amp;t=92440" target="_blank">this thread</a>, and then the team will select them.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> And now, on to the prize: anyone who posts pics which will be selected for the game will of course win eternal glory plus <strong>certain access to the Panzer Corps 2 Beta</strong>!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Let the hunt begin!</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2878/Panzer.Corps.2.-.On.the.hunt.for.historical.images Fri, 27 Jun 2019 GMT The Chaos Space Marines land on Gladius on July 18th! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Chaos_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Some of you might have noticed already, but it&#39;s official: <strong>we are going to release Chaos Space Marines on July 18th</strong>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Chaos Space Marines is the new expansion for <em>Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War</em>. A brand new faction enters the fray, ready to wage a cruel war for total control of Gladius Prime.</p> <p> The Chaos Space Marines are relentless ancient warriors. Relying on their superior Astartes training, bolstered with the arcane power of the warp and making use of daemonic machines, they are a force to contend with, and will stop at nothing. All of Gladius Prime will be theirs, in the name of the Ruinous Powers!</p> <p> You can currently <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1084820/Warhammer_40000_Gladius__Chaos_Space_Marines/" target="_blank">pre-order Chaos Space Marines on Steam</a>, at a 10% discount. Chaos Space Marines adds a plethora of new units, techs, buildings, and of course brand new gameplay mechanics. We will be showing and telling more in the weeks to come, so stay tuned!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2877/The.Chaos.Space.Marines.land.on.Gladius.on.July.18th! Thu, 26 Jun 2019 GMT WarPlan Dev Diary #2 - Land and Air System News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Warplan_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The land system for a wargame is one of the most crucial parts of the game. Land units allow you to control territory which is how you win the game. Nothing generates as much excitement and a healthy level of anxiety than seeing a Russian front stretched from Leningrad to Rostov with both players desperately trying to achieve their goals while feeling they don&rsquo;t have enough resources just as the weather turns to mud.</p> <p> I wanted to add flavor to the operational level of WarPlan without overwhelming the players with information or actions. I tried to take what was important and incorporate it as simple decisions for units grouped in as few categories as possible. This way they can make quick decisions without overwhelming procedures. This is also incorporated into the fog of war system which is based on inaccurate and incomplete information instead of being completely blind to what is happening where. Play like a general not a calculator.</p> <p> <strong>General Information</strong></p> <p> Each unit has general information which they all are created upon. When a player selects a unit they will get the standard display. This shows their combined strengths and weaknesses with minimal intrusion to the game map. Each unit has 2 modes, some secondary abilities, a details button, and a prioritize button that allows this unit to receive reinforcements first and upgrade now above all other units. The oil stockplike shows how much oil the unit&rsquo;s country has saved up.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/WarPlan/2/land and air 1.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/WarPlan/2/land and air 1.png" style="width: 600px; height: 514px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4651084" target="_blank"><strong>READ THE FULL ENTRY HERE!</strong></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2876/WarPlan.Dev.Diary.#2.-.Land.and.Air.System Tue, 24 Jun 2019 GMT