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Armored Brigade

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Armored Brigade is out now - Take the Cold War into your hands

Posted: 15 NOV 2018

Armored Brigade, one of the most anticipated wargames of the year, is now available on our store.

The Cold War has turned hot, and Europe is once again torn apart by conflict.

Take command of the deadliest mechanized formations available during an arc of time spanning from the Kennedy-Chrušcev confrontation to the final years, and fight your opponents in large and detailed maps.

Weather and visibility all play a role and with several munition types, including air to air combat and artillery, no battle will be the same.

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Armored Brigade Previews Recap

Posted: 14 NOV 2018

Only 24 hours to the release of one of the most anticipated wargames of the year.

Armored Brigade will be released tomorrow and we know that many of you will find tons of fun with it!

If you are on the fence or just want to see more, here’s below a short list of Previews and Gameplays done so far.

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Armored Brigade - Iconic Units Preview

Posted: 8 NOV 2018

Armored Brigade has an incredible database of units and equipment. With over 500 ground units to choose, accurate realism and flexibility are guaranteed. 
 
Today we would like to show you a glimpse of the amount of information the system takes into account, namely some unit’s specs. 
 
We have taken one unit per faction, showing the relevant data of each one of them. They are not intended to be an a priori representative of their faction, but we think that they will be able to depict properly the developer’s sheer commitment in delivering the most accurate tactical wargame on the Cold War. 

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Armored Brigade - DDR Faction Overview

Posted: 6 NOV 2018

Join us on today November 6th on our Twitch Channel as XTRG is going to play Armored Brigade featuring the Nationale Volksarmee from the DDR!

Armored Brigade will be out on November 15th

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Armored Brigade Movement Video

Posted: 5 NOV 2018

Armored Brigade – our upcoming tactical wargame set during a Cold War turning hot situation - has a perfect combination between straightforward design and gameplay complexity. Movement Orders are a perfect example of this.

In this short video, we are going to illustrate how to command your units to move on the battlefield, considering numerous factors as delays, unit behaviour, speed, and more.

Get more information about the game on its official product page

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Armored Brigade - Soviet Faction Twitch Overview

Posted: 22 OCT 2018

The Soviet General Staff has some ideas regarding the Western Nations, and I'm afraid none of them involves peaceful relations.

Join us on October 23rd on our Twitch Channel as XTRG is going to play Armored Brigade, featuring the mighty Red Army! 

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Armored Brigade out on November 15th

Posted: 18 OCT 2018

Good day Commander.

We are receiving numerous HUMINT and  SIGINT reports on suspicious activity behind the Iron Curtain of Matrix Games. Our sources confirm that their highly anticipated wargame Armored Brigade is entering the final stage so release seems near the corner.

Synchronize your clocks as "Operation Release" will begin on November 15th

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Armored Brigade - USA Faction Twitch Overview

Posted: 12 OCT 2018

It's time to go back to the Cold War, with another great Armored Brigade Twitch Preview!

Join us Tuesday 16th on our official Twitch Channel at 6 PM BST and watch  XTRG featuring the US Army!

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Armored Brigade Trailer and Gameplay Reveal

Posted: 5 OCT 2018

“An unbreakable union of free republics, Great Russia has welded forever to stand!” - National Anthem of the Soviet Union

Western Europe is on the brink of a direct confrontation with the Warsaw Pact. Diplomatic relations have worsened to a level never witnessed before. Rumors of intensive military exercises conducted by Soviet officials in many Eastern countries have finally convinced NATO members about the reality of a quick escalation.

The clock is ticking. Are you ready to do your part?

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Armored Brigade Dev Diary#3 - Night Time Operations

Posted: 2 OCT 2018

Night-time operations present extreme challenges. Intensive and rigorous, constant combat takes its toll on front-line soldiers; they crave sleep, fatigue is increased, concentration levels fall. At the same time soldiers need to be alert, alive to the threat that could be just moments away. One obstacle might stand in the way, the rules of engagement are different; it’s pitch black – anything can happen and will. 
 
However, the night-vision equipment dramatically enhances capability in murky world of night-time operations, providing significant tactical benefits for armed troops. It can support all types of operations from reconnaissance and contact with the enemy to supporting retreat and delay operations. 
 
This was especially the case when forward-looking-infrared (FLIR) weapon sights (aka thermal) were introduced in the late 1970s. This technology provided soldier

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Armored Brigade Dev Diary #2 - Planning the Battle

Posted: 23 JUL 2018

Juha Kellokoski, the main game designer from Veitikka Studios, will give us a short overview on a very important topic: how to effectively plan and manage your units during a battle! Kudos to Juha for this great article

In this Dev Diary entry I will show one way to manage a defensive battle plan. As an example, I've decided to play as the United States Army, defending against the Soviet Union. Armored Brigade battles have three phases: the setup phase, the action phase and the after action report phase. Here I'm going through the setup phase. The player must designate his target reference points (TRP) and place obstacles, if he has any, and optionally he can plan unit paths, fire missions etc. 

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Armored Brigade Dev Diary #1 - Artificial Intelligence

Posted: 16 JUL 2018

The Armored Brigade artificial intelligence (AI) is fully dynamic, which means that it can handle any scenario within the game parameters, without a need for any scripting from the scenario designer. This approach has been the basic foundation of the game. I've always found the procedurally generated game content fascinating, and that can be seen in the design philosophy of Armored Brigade.

In Armored Brigade, there's an undefined number of maps, units, environmental conditions, and so on. The system must build a readable representation, process the input and then produce output that creates a credible impression of intelligence that behaves in a realistic, unpredictable and challenging manner. That's quite a challenge indeed. A "chess AI", where you have a finite number of possible states, is out of the question. 

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Armored Brigade Beta is Open!

Posted: 9 JUL 2018

Armored Brigade development is proceeding straightforward and today Veitikka Studios is very proud to announce that the game is ready to enter the Beta Phase!

If you are of a mind to contribute to polishing the game, then look no further and apply by clicking here.

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Armored Brigade New Screenshots

Posted: 10 APR 2018

As the development of Armored Brigade is proceeding pretty fast, we would like to publish new screenshots coming from the Alpha version.

A selection of these screenshots has been shown during the War Room Media event we had in Milan a couple of weeks ago, but this is the complete package.

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Armored Brigade - The Art of Making Maps

Posted: 12 FEB 2018

Hello, my name is Dmitriy Maksimov and I am creating maps and an interface for the game Armored Brigade.
For the past 10 years I have professionally practiced graphic design, illustrations and visualizations in quite a variety of ways, but mostly in the digital sphere. 
The task for drawing maps seemed to me extremely interesting and curious, because it affects a huge layer of information design, which is very important and interesting in a wargame.
 
The genre of strategy has always been a complex genre, but the wargames, I think, bring this genre to the highest level of uniqueness and exactingness. 

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Armored Brigade Screenshots

Posted: 9 OCT 2017

Hello everyone It's been a while since we last talked about Armored Brigade, our game about the Cold War turning hot, but today we finally have some news about it!

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Armored Brigade Developer Interview

Posted: 13 APR 2017

Juha Kellokoski is the main programmer and game designer of Armored Brigade. Together with his three fellow comrades Sam, Nikola and Dmitriy, they form the team developing the game. 
 
We met Juha and we had the chance to ask him some questions about its latest work. 
 
First off, thank you for answering these questions about upcoming game, Armored Brigade. 

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This Week in Matrix #13

Posted: 24 FEB 2017

Welcome back, fellow wargamers! We had a very busy week here at Matrix!

We had a worrying reportage from North Korea, screenshots coming from the upcoming Ageod game, a Cold War wargame in developing and a "Garand" Update! 

Waste no time!

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Armored Brigade Is Officially Announced!

Posted: 24 FEB 2017

Innovation in wargames is a hard thing to achieve. New ideas are rare and it’s even rarer to find new development studios willing to bring these ideas to life. Nevertheless, once in a while, someone comes along with an innovative concept, a different approach.

Armored Brigade is one of these rare projects that are the best candidates to evolve an entire market.

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Details


Armored Brigade

Release Date: 15 NOV 2018

Language: English
Genre: Simulation, Tactical, Strategic
Turns: Real-Time
Complexity: Intermediate, Advanced
Period: Modern


Developer
Veitikka Studios



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Western Europe
  • Unit Scale: Squad, Individual (People, Planes, Tanks, etc.), Task Force
  • Players: 1
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: No
  • File Size: 408mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 16hr 11min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 53min
  • - High Speed: 10min
  • Version: 1.000
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Color

Product Requirements :
    OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    CPU: 1 GHz
    RAM: 1 GB
    Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 512 MB VRAM
    Sound: Compatible sound card
    DVD-ROM: Yes, for boxed version

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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.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.