Slitherine News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Slitherine Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2019, Slitherine Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 24 MAY 2019 20:40 CMT 60 Slitherine News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Join the Beta of Panzer Corps 2! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PC2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Many of you have been waiting for this moment: <strong>we are opening subscriptions to the beta of <a href="/products/684/details/Panzer.Corps.2" target="_blank">Panzer Corps 2</a>!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can now apply to the beta and help us in developing the game. If you are willing to test it, find bugs, offer feedback and criticism and you love Panzer Corps, we definetely could use your help.</p> <p> What are you waiting for? Click <a href="http://slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=684" target="_blank">here</a> to sign up.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=684" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://slitherine.com/files/spotlight/1393_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2855/Join.the.Beta.of.Panzer.Corps.2! Sat, 24 May 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires - New screenshots part 2! Ask anything about them! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">It&#39;s time for another group of screenshots, highlighting some unique features and mechanics.&nbsp;</span><strong class="text-strong" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);">The developer will answer every question about them! Every question!</strong><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(246, 246, 246);" /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Besieging-powerful-harbors-can-lead-to-problems-when-coastal-fortresses-fire-on-your-ships.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Besieging-powerful-harbors-can-lead-to-problems-when-coastal-fortresses-fire-on-your-ships.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 361px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Insults-and-Threats...-Enjoy-almost-500-contextual-lines-of-insults-and-cajoling-from-your-neighbors.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Insults-and-Threats...-Enjoy-almost-500-contextual-lines-of-insults-and-cajoling-from-your-neighbors.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 361px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Naval-Battles;-nothing-can-stop-the-Carthaginian-ships.-Except-perhaps-quinqueremes.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Naval-Battles;-nothing-can-stop-the-Carthaginian-ships.-Except-perhaps-quinqueremes.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 361px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Scorched-Lands.-From-time-to-time-the-desert-will-get-sandstorms-that-block-movements.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/batch2/Scorched-Lands.-From-time-to-time-the-desert-will-get-sandstorms-that-block-movements.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 361px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2854/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.-.New.screenshots.part.2!.Ask.anything.about.them! Sat, 24 May 2019 GMT FOG2 Grand Wolves at the Gate Tournament News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoG2_WatG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> The world is crumbling. Arab conquerors have set foot in Spain, quickly overthrowing the Visigothic rulers. Viking raiders are scourging the shores of England and Ireland. Their rapacious appetite seems as unstoppable as their armies. Byzantium is fighting to the last man in order to regain control over its Mediterranean lands.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So many enemies and so little time to fight them all!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Welcome to the Grand Wolves at the Gate Tournament!&nbsp;<u><strong>Anyone who has Field of Glory II can enter. You do not need to own any DLCs to enter.</strong></u></div> <p> We are pleased to announce another Field of Glory 2 public tournament. This will be played using the normal Field of Glory 2 Multiplayer system and our automated tournament system.</p> <p> <strong>The new &quot;Allies&quot; feature is in place!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <strong>Anyone who has Field of Glory II can enter. You do not need to own any DLCs to enter.</strong></p> <p> To enter, go to the tournament page here:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/tournaments.asp">http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/tournaments.asp</a></p> <p> The general tournament rules can be found here:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/rules.asp?aPage=1&amp;filterStatus">http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/rules.asp?aPage=1&amp;filterStatus</a>=</p> <p> The first round will commence on Monday 3<sup>rd</sup> June 2019 at 10.00 am GMT. No further entries can be accepted after the tournament has begun.</p> <p> Specific tournament rules:</p> <p> This tournament will involve five rounds. The battles will be medium-sized custom battles. &nbsp;</p> <ol> <li> Arab (Umayyad) 685-750 AD vs Frankish 600-750 AD. Between 717 and 732, when they were decisively defeated by the Franks at the Battle of Tours, Umayyad forces from recently conquered Spain campaigned into southern France. Mediterranean Agricultural.</li> <li> Viking 790-899 AD vs Frankish 751-887 AD. In 845 AD a Viking fleet sailed up the River Seine, defeated King Charles the Bald&rsquo;s army in battle and sacked Paris. North European Agricultural.</li> <li> Scots 851-1051 AD with Viking 900-1049 AD allies vs Anglo-Saxon 871-949 AD. Following an unchallenged invasion of Scotland by King &AElig;thelstan of England in 934 AD, in 937 England was counter-invaded by an alliance of King Constantine II of Alba (Scotland), King Olaf Guthfrithson of Dublin and others. They were defeated by King &AElig;thelstanat the Battle ofBrunanburh, somewhere in northern England. North European Agricultural.</li> <li> Byzantine 988-1041 AD vs Fatimid 978-1073 AD. Between 995 and 999 the Byzantine Empire and Fatimid Caliphate fought over control of Syria. Middle-Eastern Agricultural.</li> <li> Arab (North Africa) 1000-1160 AD with Byzantine 988-1041 AD allies vs German 933-1049 AD. Following the defeat of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto II at the Battle of Crotone in southern Italy by Aghlabid Muslim forces from Sicily in 982, Muslim and Byzantine forces cooperated in recapturing Apulia from the Ottonian forces. Mediterranean Agricultural.</li> </ol> <p> Games are paired, so each matchup will be played both ways. Each player will be able to choose his forces using the normal force selection system. In each round, all players will be playing on the same randomly generated map for both games.</p> <p> First round pairings will be selected randomly, subsequent rounds using the Swiss Chess system. Nobody will play the same opponent in more than one round.</p> <p> The scoring system is as follows:</p> <ul> <li> If a game runs to the turn limit, each side scores points equal to the enemy % routed at the turn limit. If the game times out, adjustments may be made, depending on how far the game has progressed and who took longer over their turns &ndash; see below.</li> <li> If one army breaks, the victorious player scores 60 points plus the difference between the enemy % routed and his own % routed. The loser scores points equal to the winner&#39;s % routed.</li> </ul> <p> Examples:</p> <p> 1) If Ben defeats Tamas&#39;s army, and has inflicted 45% routed on Tamas, and Tamas has inflicted 15% on Ben, Ben will score 60 + (45 &ndash; 15) = 90, Tamas will score 15.</p> <p> 2) However, if Ben defeated Tamas&rsquo;s army by inflicting 62% routed on Tamas, and Tamas had inflicted 56% routed on Ben, Ben would get 60 + (62 &ndash; 56) = 66 points, and Tamas would get 56.</p> <p> 3) If the game is unfinished (or it reached the turn limit) with Ben inflicting 20% routed on Tamas, and Tamas inflicting 10% routed on Ben, Ben would score 20, and Tamas would score 10. (Provided that between them they have played at least 24 turns in all &ndash; see below).</p> <p> Note that this system rewards aggressive play over desultory skirmishing. If you rout an enemy unit then hide for the rest of the game, both players will get extremely low scores - lower than if they played hard and lost.</p> <p> Byes:</p> <p> If an odd number of players sign up for the tournament, one player will get a bye in each round. In the first round this is random. In subsequent rounds it will be the player with the lowest score. The score for a BYE is 75 points for each game.</p> <p> Round times and timing out:</p> <p> Each round will last 14 days.</p> <p> Any battles that are not completed by the end of the round will be timed out. The player who has had the game in his &ldquo;My Turns&rdquo; box the longest overall will be the one who is deemed to be timed out. This will not normally incur any penalties, unless insufficient turns have been played: If the timed-out player has played less than 12 turns, his score will be reduced proportionately, and his opponent will be granted the BYE score if it exceeds his current score. If the timed-out player has played less than 6 turns, he will not be included in the draw for the next round. This is to prevent someone else&rsquo;s enjoyment being spoiled by being drawn against someone who has apparently dropped out of the tournament.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2853/FOG2.Grand.Wolves.at.the.Gate.Tournament Sat, 24 May 2019 GMT Neverdark - Dev Diary #1 - What is Neverdark? News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/NeverDark_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we start a new series of Dev diaries coming directly from the developers of <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=799" target="_blank">Neverdark</a>, Simteract studio.</p> <p> In this first entry they will speak about their vision for the game. It&#39;s an introduction to what the game will be about, and it will be followed by future dev diaries going more in detail about specific features. The word to them!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>What is Neverdark?</strong></p> <p> A question we&rsquo;ve been asked time and time again at conferences, but one we&rsquo;re excited to answer for you as well! We&rsquo;re very eager to talk directly with all of you about what our game is, and how it came to be. This will be the first of many dev diaries showcasing both the game and the development of Neverdark as it progresses towards release.</p> <p> Neverdark, at its core, is a love child between a society management sim and a tactical, turn-based combat game. You, the player, act as the leader of your society after a man-made blackout has destroyed the world&rsquo;s electrical grid. You&rsquo;re tasked with the not-so-simple burden of reclaiming cities that have fallen under the control of unfriendly factions and gangs. How you reclaim these cities, however, is a choice only you can make.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Blackout</strong></p> <p> Post-apocalyptic settings are not new, and we knew that in order to move forward with the idea we needed to differentiate Neverdark from other games in the genre. With an electrical blackout we have the opportunity to focus on our society and the hardships that come with managing groups of scared, desperate people. Old-world technology exists, but is nonfunctional. Remnants of cities stand as hollow reminders of how much mankind was able to achieve. Memories of what used to be &ldquo;normal&rdquo; will never fade, but it will not be an easy task to restore even a fraction of those memories.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/neverdark/Maps_triptic.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/neverdark/Maps_triptic.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 200px;" /></a></p> <p align="center"> <em>Neverdark levels &ndash; real-world cities&rsquo; maps: Tokyo, New York and Paris</em></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Restoration &amp; Rule</strong></p> <p> A leader can progress and reign with a variety of methods, and we want players to explore these methods to find their unique preference with ruling. Edicts are proclamations that give you the freedom to steer your civilization towards peace and prosperity, or war and militarism.</p> <p> Each of your decisions carries weight. Your citizens react to the way you treat them, and the sacrifices you make for them&hellip; or using them. The happiness, obedience and safety of your citizens is tracked through our Social Parameters system. Let any of those three parameters fall too low and the consequences could be disastrous.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Unfriendly Faces</strong></p> <p> When the blackout occurred, the innocent and scared fled from the chaos of the cities. The opportunistic and less honourable stayed behind to pillage, murder and destroy without reprimand. As you attempt to wrest control from the gangs and factions that now rule the city, you&rsquo;ll find yourself having to play their own game in your desire to succeed.</p> <p> Bribe, pacify, ignore or attack these factions. Pit groups against each other as you gather your own strength, or build up prosperity and pay off each faction to keep the peace. Do whatever is necessary to persevere, whether that means making allies or destroying enemies.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>More to Come</strong></p> <p> This is just the first of many dev diaries from us at Simteract! We have more features and mechanics to show off over the coming months, as well as giving you an inside view of the development process. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about Neverdark, and we&rsquo;re eager to share more in the next diary!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/neverdark/Neverdark_Arts_Igor_bridge_v05_20062018.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/neverdark/Neverdark_Arts_Igor_bridge_v05_20062018.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2852/Neverdark.-.Dev.Diary.#1.-.What.is.Neverdark? Thu, 22 May 2019 GMT Wolves at the Gate out next week News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoG2_WatG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> &quot;<em>A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine&quot;</em> (From the fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord)</p> <p> <a href="/products/792/details/Field.of.Glory.II.Wolves.at.the.Gate" target="_blank"><strong>Wolves at the Gate</strong></a> is coming soon! The latest <strong>DLC</strong> for the acclaimed tactical wargame <a href="/products/651/details/Field.of.Glory.II" target="_blank">Field of Glory II</a>&nbsp;will be out on <strong>May 30th!</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://slitherine.com/products/792/details/Field.of.Glory.II.Wolves.at.the.Gate" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1388_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> <p> With 76 new Army Lists, 19 new Factions, 55 new Units, new historical-based campaigns and Epic Battles, <a href="http://slitherine.com/products/792/details/Field.of.Glory.II.Wolves.at.the.Gate" target="_blank"><strong>Wolves at the Gate will be massive!</strong></a></p> <p> Are you eager to see the game in action? Then don&#39;t miss our preview on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><strong>Twitch Channel on Friday 24th at 6Pm BST!</strong></a></p> <p> <strong><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1389_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2851/Wolves.at.the.Gate.out.next.week Thu, 22 May 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires Ask Us Anything News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Field of Glory: Empires </strong>is definitely an ambitious project. Set in the Ancient World roughlyfrom the fall of Alexander the Great&rsquo;s empire,Its aim is to deliver strategic empire management carved in turn-based gameplay with a high level of historical detail.</p> <p> On May&nbsp; 23<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp; in an exclusive event on <strong>Reddit</strong>, game designer <em>Philippe Malacher<strong> </strong></em><strong>will answer all questions for 24 hours in a live AMA!</strong></p> <p> Have all your questions answered by visiting <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/">https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/</a> on <strong>May 23<sup>rd </sup></strong>, starting at <strong>11 AM EDT / 8AM PDT / 5PM CEST</strong></p> <p> <strong><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1387_image.jpg" /></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2850/Field.of.Glory:.Empires..Ask.Us.Anything Tue, 20 May 2019 GMT Field of Glory 2 Allies Feature Explained News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoG2_WatG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> By popular demand, Update 1.5.12 adds a major new feature to the game &ndash; Allies.</p> <p> It is now possible to choose to have allies from a different army list in SP and MP custom battle armies. The main army list provides the majority of the troops available for selection, the allies provide a smaller proportion.</p> <p> The permitted allies for each list are based on known historical alliances. Hence some army lists can have as many as 12 possible allies, others may have none. Altogether, well over 400 allies are currently specified, which, together with the 281 single nation army lists, makes a total of more than 700 pure or mixed army lists in the game. This in turn means that, including &ldquo;what if&rdquo; games, the number of possible matchups is now over 500,000! And that is before unit selection.</p> <p> For example, here we are setting up a custom battle representing an episode from the Third Samnite War (298-290 BC) in which an army of allied Samnites and Gauls meets a Roman army with Lucanian allies.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> The army list previews show an asterisk in front of the allied units.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies3.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> The two armies arrayed for battle:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> Here we can set up a situation similar to the battle of Clontarf in 1014 AD, in which an Irish army with Viking allies fights a Viking army with Irish allies:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG2/Allies/Allies5.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Stay tuned for further information!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2849/Field.of.Glory.2..Allies.Feature.Explained Tue, 20 May 2019 GMT The Chaos Space Marines are coming! A new DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Chaos_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <em>Sometimes, our battle seems eternal. We fought with Horus at Terra and with Abaddon at Cadia. A handful of ancients even remember the pacification of Luna, fighting alongside the False Emperor as we crushed the gene-cultists.</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Yes, we have fought a long, long war. Yet, these ten thousand years, our Warband has been undivided in its faith, even though the Imperium still stands.&nbsp;</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>When Cadia fell, we were there. We made our prayers to the Dark Gods for guidance and entered the Warp behind Abaddon&rsquo;s fleet, and there we stayed, stuck like insects in some dead gods&rsquo; amber.</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>We wandered dark corners, lost to the warp&rsquo;s delights, until our craft found an entryway to&hellip; this dead planet. This pathetic world that stinks of the Corpse God&rsquo;s Empire and more.</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <em>Why have we been brought here? Something is here, something the Dark Gods need us to claim. We will find it and make it our own.</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/Gladius-Chaos_spotlight_announced.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Warhammer 40,000: Gladius is back with a new playable faction, the&nbsp;<strong>Chaos Space Marines</strong>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Fueled by their hatred for the Imperium, they will stop at nothing before they exact their revenge. Fielding hellish machines, wielding Warp powers and possessing the experience of a thousand wars, these ancient warriors are ready to conquer Gladius Prime, killing and enslaving all who oppose them. In the name of the Warmaster, and their Dark Gods.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The new DLC Chaos Space Marines introduces a brand new faction, with new unique mechanics and 18 new units. The new gameplay mechanics are tailored around the unique nature of the Chaos Space Marines faction. They can sacrifice their own population to please the Dark Gods and obtain their benevolence in the form of boons bestowed upon them. They can also benefit from the Dark Gods generosity to upgrade their units with powerful Marks of Chaos. And of course, they units can either become Daemon Princes if they perform well on the battlefield or, if they are unlucky, they can be demoted to Chaos Spawns.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Naturally, the new faction comes with a whole new set of units, technologies, buildings and quests!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Chaos Space Marines is now available for pre-order on Steam, at 10% off discount! </strong>You can pre-order it<strong> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1084820/Warhammer_40000_Gladius__Chaos_Space_Marines" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> For more information please have a look at the <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=807" target="_blank">product page</a>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/ChaosSpaceMarines2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/ChaosSpaceMarines2.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/ChaosSpaceMarines1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/ChaosSpaceMarines1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2848/The.Chaos.Space.Marines.are.coming!.A.new.DLC.for.Warhammer.40,000:.Gladius! Fri, 16 May 2019 GMT Skulls for the Skull Throne! Sale on all our Warhammer range plus new content! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Skulls for the Skull Throne!</strong></p> <p> In order to please the Dark Gods there is a big discount on all our Warhammer titles lasting until Monday May 20th.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - 40% off</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach - 70% off</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - 80% off</p> <p> Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks - 80% off</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Including all their DLCs! The sale is only available on Steam, and it&#39;s part of a broader promotion involving all other games licensed by Games Workshop. It&#39;s a great weekend for all Warhammer fans, so what are you waiting for? <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/sale/skulls" target="_blank">Check it out</a>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><a href="store.steampowered.com/sale/skulls" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/SFtST3 - Special Announcement Banner 616x200.jpg" style="width: 616px; height: 200px;" /></a><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We&#39;re also celebrating this occasion with the start of pre-orders for the new DLC of Warhammer 40,000: Gladius, called <strong>Chaos Space Marines</strong>!</p> <p> You can pre-order it on Steam, so <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1084820/Warhammer_40000_Gladius__Chaos_Space_Marines" target="_blank">check it out</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Moreover, we are releasing new <strong>free content for both Gladius and Sanctus Reach.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>New Cultist unit for Gladius</strong></p> <p> A new neutral unit is being added to Warhammer 40,000: Gladius. Heresy has spread among the ranks of the Astra Militarum,&nbsp; and dissent and sedition are rampart. Many deserted, and joined new ragtag bands and cults.</p> <p> The Chaos Cultists are a new neutral unit all playable factions will have to deal with. Warhammer 40,000: Gladius is the first 4X strategy game set in the dark future of the 41<sup>st</sup> millenium. Lead one of the playable factions and claim the entire planet for yourself. Only through war you will conquer it!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/Gladius_Skull-promo_1024x768-banner.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/Gladius_Skull-promo_1024x768-banner.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>New Skulltaker unit for Sanctus Reach</strong></p> <p> <span style="text-align: center;">Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach sees a new addition to the Chaos Daemons roster: the Skulltaker!</span></p> <p> He&rsquo;s Khorne&rsquo;s immortal champion and the most fierce of its Bloodletters. What better new entry for the Skulls of the Skull Throne event than a Khorne Daemon whose only and entire purpose in its existence is to take the skulls of his enemies? And he excels at it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/Sanctus_Skull-promo_1024x768-banner.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Gladius/Sanctus_Skull-promo_1024x768-banner.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2847/Skulls.for.the.Skull.Throne!.Sale.on.all.our.Warhammer.range.plus.new.content! Fri, 16 May 2019 GMT Field of Glory: Empires Challenge #2 Ranking and Videos Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We have the final list of the participants who completed the Challenge #2 &ndash; <strong>Amass 7500 money in your treasury while reaching at least 20 regions in less than 50 turns and avoiding to be in the last tier in the progress &amp; decadence chart.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> Carthage was not an easy faction to play, with scattered regions to protect and surrounded by powerful neighbours. Players had to carefully plan ahead their moves and outsmart their opponents. It was very interesting to see the different strategies employed and the different pay-offs!</p> <p> This is the final ranking<strong>, kudos to all the participants!</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1011390/Field_of_Glory_Empires/" target="_blank"><em><strong>Field of Glory: Empires is on Steam! Whish list now!</strong></em></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Ranking/Empires_ChallengeII_leaderboard-5users.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Ranking/Empires_ChallengeII_leaderboard-5users.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 435px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Screenshots_Ranking/ParadogsGamer_19.jpg" target="_blank">Paradogs Gamer</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Screenshots_Ranking/DasTactic_23.png" target="_blank">DasTactic</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Screenshots_Ranking/IGNGreece_24.jpg" target="_blank">IGN Greece</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Screenshots_Ranking/Everyeye_29.jpg">Everyeye.it</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Screenshots_Ranking/Gameslegend_41.jpg" target="_blank">Games Legend</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/FOG_E/Challenge2/Screenshots_Ranking/freelancer_48.jpg" target="_blank">Freelancer</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>We will announce soon the Challenge #3, its setting and task. Stay tuned!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Here&rsquo;s below a comprehensive list of videos published so far, including the ones completing the challenge:</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>IGN Greece</u></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFaw30IFSQM" target="_blank">IGN Plays Live: Field of Glory Empires Challenge #2</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>DasTactic</u></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByQfxUzSpo&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=7" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 1 of 8 Armies, Leaders and Decadence</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrfDE-3-REw&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=8" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 2 of 8 Trade, Buildings and Populations</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mUkCZGXtcc&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=9" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 3 of 8 Exporting a Battle</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezBkUI_sYN4&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=10" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 4 of 8 Across to Sicily</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB56ZtD5elE&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=11" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 5 of 8 The Siege of Syracuse</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw5eawgA81I&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=12" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 6 of 8 The Siege Continues</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJz7662FVc0&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=13" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 7 of 8 Syracuse Falls</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxseLH1MeGk&amp;list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmNZ5snmx5PoqzCw4jrBqEOP&amp;index=14" target="_blank">Field of Glory: EMPIRES Carthage 8 of 8 Racing to Victory</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Paradogs Gamer</u></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-LO_6ZkT_k&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Field of Glory: Empires | Challenge 2</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Freelancer</u></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlEyjxMCsWE&amp;list=PLMwqkym59Zruy7LZOC70YRa3gBcPY5gMf&amp;index=1">Preview: Field of Glory: Empires - #01 Challenge II &ndash; Karthago: Expansiv und Reich Gameplay/Deutsch</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBkX2dLYf2k&amp;list=PLMwqkym59Zruy7LZOC70YRa3gBcPY5gMf&amp;index=2" target="_blank">Preview: Field of Glory: Empires - #02 Challenge II &ndash; Karthago: Expansiv und Reich Gameplay/Deutsch</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auBHsMMR_LQ&amp;list=PLMwqkym59Zruy7LZOC70YRa3gBcPY5gMf&amp;index=3" target="_blank">Preview: Field of Glory: Empires - #03 Challenge II &ndash; Karthago: Expansiv und Reich Gameplay/Deutsch</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hJbTbqXKYM&amp;list=PLMwqkym59Zruy7LZOC70YRa3gBcPY5gMf&amp;index=4" target="_blank">Preview: Field of Glory: Empires - #04 Challenge II &ndash; Karthago: Expansiv und Reich Gameplay/Deutsch</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAqoOLnTz6I&amp;list=PLMwqkym59Zruy7LZOC70YRa3gBcPY5gMf&amp;index=5" target="_blank">Preview: Field of Glory: Empires - #05 Challenge II &ndash; Karthago: Expansiv und Reich Gameplay/Deutsch</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbrpd5CE55s&amp;list=PLMwqkym59Zruy7LZOC70YRa3gBcPY5gMf&amp;index=6" target="_blank">Preview: Field of Glory: Empires - #06 Challenge II &ndash; Karthago: Expansiv und Reich Gameplay/Deutsch</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq-5RgJpkG4&amp;list=PLMwqkym59Zruy7LZOC70YRa3gBcPY5gMf&amp;index=7" target="_blank">Preview: Field of Glory: Empires - #07 Challenge II &ndash; Karthago: Expansiv und Reich Gameplay/Deutsch</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u>A_Gamer_1745</u></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkjtgwepvwc&amp;t=17s" target="_blank">Field of Glory: Empires CHALLENGE #2 Ep. 01</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDeS_4sE9vM">Field of Glory: Empires CHALLENGE #2 Ep. 02</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2846/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.Challenge.#2.Ranking.and.Videos Thu, 15 May 2019 GMT Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - Dev Diary #18 'Methods of War' News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BSG-Deadlock_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;Private.&rdquo; The First Sergeant grimaced as the explosion rocked the narrow interior. &ldquo;Medes once posited that if you discarded a single grain of sand for every dollar of bad debt created by this godsforsaken city, Canceron would run out of beaches within ten years.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>Walls groaned, and fine concrete dust fell in gentle spirals to the floor. Sandstone concrete creaked, but the church interior held firm.</em></p> <p> <em>The private was young, local, and shuffled uncomfortably. &ldquo;Illumination has tagged toasters three blocks to the south. The trajectories match.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;How many?&rdquo; asked the Sergeant, not looking up from the map. He flicked to the left, causing the fuzzy 3D meshes of the city skyline to jolt sideways.</em></p> <p> <em>The private licked his lower lip. Nervous. &ldquo;Eighty percent. We still can&rsquo;t account for every fifth shell.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;Then we don&rsquo;t move.&rdquo; The Sergeant tapped a confirmation notification that came through from Civ.Eng.14423B. They&rsquo;d picked up a dozen civil workers four weeks ago, people who knew the underhive of cable tunnels and mouseholes that infested the subsurface of Psammos. They guided the engie units through the subterranean mazes, were handy with a spanner themselves, some even with a gun. This city was pockmarked with their work; fortifications in some places, sabotage in others.</em></p> <p> <em>The only thing that stopped the Sergeant from sending his unit to a building rigged to collapse from a single shell was this map, and their job notifications.</em></p> <p> <em>Another explosion, direct hit. The private picked himself up off the table, shook his head. The reinforcement work once more held the chapel walls up.</em></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;You want to keep your hearing, private, I recommend you go tell illumination to find that last mortar crew. Until you have a tag, we continue to abuse the hospitality here of the Lord Apollo.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;Sir.&rdquo; The private ran out. The stone gazes of the Lords watched him retreat from their advantage above.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It&rsquo;s been well over a month since the launch of <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=692" target="_blank">Sin &amp; Sacrifice</a> and the Veterancy Update, and we hope you have been enjoying the new campaign, fleet chatter, crew veterancy system, and other new features.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BSG/Centurion.gif" style="width: 317px; height: 238px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> You might have seen it mentioned that <em>Sin &amp; Sacrifice </em>closed off Season One of Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. As we prepare for Season Two, the development team here Black Lab Games have been hard at work on more feature enhancements and improvements to the game. In this dev diary, we&rsquo;ll talk about some of what we&rsquo;ve been working on lately.</p> <p> A common bit of feedback we&rsquo;ve seen since launch is that for some users, the user interface for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock can be a barrier. Some players find it takes more time than they&rsquo;d like to give orders to their ships.</p> <p> When we started designing this game (over 3 years ago now!), we modelled it as a digital version of a tabletop miniatures game. The way units are controlled, and the way orders are given to your ships, were all designed with this paradigm in mind.</p> <p> The game has changed a lot since those early days. Whilst the miniatures paradigm was a good starting point, it doesn&rsquo;t completely reflect the game as it stands now.</p> <p> With that in mind, we&rsquo;ve taken a step back to look at what improvements we can make to the user experience, and how we can streamline the most common actions players use. Work is on-going, and we feel we are making some great improvements that will make commanding to your ships less work. We&rsquo;ll share more details as these changes are further tested and developed.</p> <p> Another change we are looking at is the handling of bullets at the end of the Simulation Phase. If you&rsquo;ve ever watched a full battle replay, you&rsquo;ve probably noticed that a ship&rsquo;s guns will stop firing periodically. This happens because the combat model of the game doesn&rsquo;t support having &ldquo;live&rdquo; bullets in play between rounds. That will change with the next major feature update.</p> <p> We are overhauling the projectile system, and it will soon be able to handle bullets being &ldquo;live&rdquo; during the phase while you give your ships new orders. The result of this change is that there will be more bullets flying, and replays will look more natural as the periodic pause in firing will be eliminated.</p> <p> These are just two of the upgrades we have in the works...we&rsquo;ve got some really exciting additions to the game in the pipeline. Whether it&rsquo;s delivering on long-time fan requests or new twists in the journey of the <em>Galactica </em>as the Cylon War progresses, we can&rsquo;t wait to share them with you.</p> <p> Until next time. So say we all!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2845/Battlestar.Galactica.Deadlock.-.Dev.Diary.#18.'Methods.of.War' Tue, 13 May 2019 GMT Field of Glory II - The Wolves have arrived News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_FoG2_WatG_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;Horses ramp high and rock and boil / And break their golden reins,</em></p> <p> <em>And slide on carnage clamorously, / Down where the bitter blood doth lie,</em></p> <p> <em>Where Ogier went on foot to die, / In the old way of the Danes.</em></p> <p> <em>&quot;The high tide!&quot; King Alfred cried. / &quot;The high tide and the turn!</em></p> <p> <em>As a tide turns on the tall grey seas, / See how they waver in the trees,</em></p> <p> <em>How stray their spears, how knock their knees, / How wild their watchfires burn!&quot;</em></p> <p> <u>G. K. Chesterton &ndash; The Ballad of the White Horse</u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>A new installment for Field of Glory II is coming</strong> and it is &ldquo;darker&rdquo; than ever. <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=792" target="_blank"><strong>Wolves at the Gate</strong></a> depicts the epic struggles that newly forged European kingdoms had to face for their survival during the &ldquo;Dark Ages&rdquo;, a long period of recurrent conflicts that eventually gave birth to Europe.</p> <p> This age was marked by the volcanic expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate and its fights against the Byzantine Empire, the last bastion against the Islamic advance in the middle-east. In Europe, Charlemagne, King of the Franks, and then crowned Emperor of the Romans, built the foundations of the Carolingian Renaissance and the beginning of the <em>Translatio Imperii</em> in the West.</p> <p> But no-one was prepared for the endless waves of ruthless and merciless raiders and warriors that from the end of the eight century onward ravaged almost the totality of the Continent and the Mediterranean. Christendom&rsquo;s towns and holy places were in constant danger from the depredations of the Vikings and Magyars, as well as the on-going Saracen threat. &nbsp;The Vikings were to carve out colonies in Ireland, the Danelaw in England, Normandy in France and the Kievan Rus in Russia. The Magyars were eventually to cease their raids and become the Christian kingdom of Hungary.</p> <p> The Wolves have arrived. Is this end of Christianity, or is it just the birth pangs of a new world order?</p> <p> Get more information about the product on its <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=792" target="_blank">Product Page</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/792/20190510010741.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/792/20190510010741.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/792/20190510010731.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/792/20190510010731.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/792/20190510010719.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/792/20190510010719.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Summary of features:</strong></p> <ul> <li> 19 new factions</li> <li> 55 new units</li> <li> 76 new army lists</li> <li> 6 new Epic Battles</li> <li> 74 new Quick Battles</li> <li> Expanded Custom Battles module.</li> <li> Expanded Sandbox Campaign module.</li> <li> 6 new historically-based campaigns.</li> <li> New Allies feature added in accompanying game update.</li> </ul> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2844/Field.of.Glory.II.-.The.Wolves.have.arrived Sat, 10 May 2019 GMT Armored Brigade Nation Pack: Italy - Yugoslavia is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=802" target="_blank"><strong>Armored Brigade Nation Pack: Italy &ndash; Yugoslavia</strong></a>, the first <strong>DLC </strong>for the acclaimed Cold War wargame <em>Armored Brigade</em>, <strong>is now available on our store</strong>.</p> <p> Italy and Yugoslavia are ready to join the conflict with hundreds of new units and aircraft, on a complete new map (the Gorizia Gap) covering 61x61 kilometers.</p> <p> Together with the Nation Pack DLC developers have released also an <strong>important</strong> update featuring, among many other goodies, a <strong>Campaign Generator tool!</strong> And it is free!</p> <p> <em>If you want to know about how Campaign Generator works, have a look at this <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4627000">guide</a></em></p> <p> You can check the full changelog <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4629626" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> If you are eager to see the new factions and map in action, then don&#39;t miss XTRG playing the game today on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></p> <p> The stream will start at <strong>6 pm BST!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Banners/AB_NationPack_twitch_9may-cover-banner.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2843/Armored.Brigade.Nation.Pack:.Italy.-.Yugoslavia.is.out! Fri, 9 May 2019 GMT Fantasy General II - Dev Diary 3 - The Empire News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FantasyGeneral_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Time for our third dev diary of <strong>Fantasy General 2</strong>.</p> <p> This one is about the faction you&#39;ll be facing in the single player campaign: the Empire.</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/Jf5z24dHlg8" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Fantasy General II Social media:</span></p> <div class="colLeft2" style="float: left; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 699px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> <div class="content" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); padding: 10px 12px; margin-bottom: 6px;"> <p style="margin: 0px;"> -&nbsp;<a href="https://discord.gg/b2ZX5jk" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);">Discord</a><br /> -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/FantasyGeneral2/" style="color: rgb(204, 102, 0);">Facebook</a></p> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2842/Fantasy.General.II.-.Dev.Diary.3.-.The.Empire Thu, 8 May 2019 GMT Take WWII into your hands and create your best WarPlan! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Warplan_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Your name is unknown. Your deed is immortal</em> - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Moscow)</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=806" target="_blank">WarPlan</a> is a game like few others. It is more than a WWII game. It&rsquo;s a tool. Merging the experience of 50 years in wargaming, <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=806" target="_blank">WarPlan</a> puts in players&rsquo; hands the control of virtually everything.</p> <p> Supply System, Production, Politics, Military operations and many other layers are offered to you thanks the great engine flexibility.</p> <p> Today, developer<em> Kraken Studios</em> and <em>Matrix Games</em> are proud to announce that <strong>WarPlan</strong> has reached the <strong>Beta Phase</strong>, so if you think you have what it takes to help polishing and testing don&rsquo;t miss this incredible opportunity and <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/" target="_blank">join the Beta now!</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Banners/Warplan-jointhebeta-banner.jpg" style="width: 670px; height: 61px;" /></a></p> <p> Get more information about the game from tis official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=806" target="_blank">Product Page</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190513080707.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190513080707.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 377px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190513080720.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190513080720.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 374px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190513080916.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190513080916.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 375px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190507084829.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/806/20190507084829.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 485px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2841/Take.WWII.into.your.hands.and.create.your.best.WarPlan! Thu, 8 May 2019 GMT Northern Fury H-HOUR on Amazon News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CMANO-dx_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> August 1991. Soviet hardliner Pavel Medvedev knows that only bloodshed can save USSR from complete collapse. With violence breaking out in the streets of Moscow, few realize that he is piloting the Soviet Union on a collision course with its deadliest enemy yet: NATO.</p> <p> US Marine Colonel Robert Buckner, passed over for a covet-ed command, takes a post working for Vice Admiral Falkner on his way to retirement. As the world lurching towards World War III, he finds his way towards a panoramic view of the unfolding crisis with a pivotal role to play.</p> <p> War breks out the globe, but the pin falls in the far north, where soldiers and civilians alike must battke bit just the enemy, but the unforgiving elements. With arsenals of high-tech weapons loosed in both directions, the ultimate reward not be victory, but survival.</p> <p> <strong>H-Hour</strong> is the first book of the <em>Northern Fury</em> series, which tells the alternate history of World War III&#39;s northern front through the eyes of those who lived it.</p> <p> Web page:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.northernfury.us/" target="_blank">http://www.northernfury.us/</a></p> <p> Facebook:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/northernfury/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/northernfury/</a></p> <p> Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/NorthernFury94" target="_blank">@NorthernFury94&nbsp;</a></p> <p> Amazon:&nbsp;https://amzn.to/2H4iniW</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1377_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2840/Northern.Fury.H-HOUR.on.Amazon Thu, 8 May 2019 GMT Panzer Corps 2 - The first gameplay video News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PC2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Yesterday we held the third edition of <strong>Home of Wargamers</strong> <strong>Live</strong> on Twitch. It was a wonderful occasion for us to reveal the first gameplay ever of Panzer Corps 2!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can watch it here:</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/Cu1xK4Abq1c" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Panzer Coslrps 2 has a new <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=684" target="_blank">product page</a>&nbsp;, and you can now wishlist it on <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072040/Panzer_Corps_2/" target="_blank">Steam</a> as well.&nbsp;</p> <p> Last but not least, we just opened a new Facebook page for Panzer Corps! Like &amp; follow <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PanzerCorps" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2839/Panzer.Corps.2.-.The.first.gameplay.video Wed, 7 May 2019 GMT Armored Brigade Nation Pack Twitch Stream News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=802" target="_blank">Armored Brigade Nation Pack: Italy - Yugoslavia</a>&nbsp;will be released this week, on May 9th!</p> <p> If you are eager to see the new factions and map in action, then don&#39;t miss XTRG playing the game today on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel!</a></p> <p> <strong>The stream will start at 6 pm BST!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1375_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2838/Armored.Brigade.Nation.Pack.Twitch.Stream Wed, 7 May 2019 GMT Panzer Corps 2 - Check the new product page! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PC2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> As we get ready for today&#39;s <a href="/news/2832/Home.of.Wargamers.III.Live.next.week!.Panzer.Corps.2.gameplay.reveal!" target="_blank">gameplay reveal stream</a>, we are publishing the new product page for <a href="/products/684/details/Panzer.Corps.2" target="_blank">Panzer Corps 2</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Check it out: it contains new artwork, new screenshots and a full product description! It is also live on <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072040/Panzer_Corps_2/" target="_blank">Steam</a>, so wishlist it now!</p> <p> Later today we are going to show you for the first time ever over 30 minutes of gameplay, live on <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch</a>. Don&#39;t miss it! It will be your chance to speak with Alex Shargin, lead designer of the Panzer Corps series, and ask him anything you would like to know.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2837/Panzer.Corps.2.-.Check.the.new.product.page! Tue, 6 May 2019 GMT Armored Brigade Campaign Generator Guide News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100a.gif" align="left" ><p> This is an overview of the first iteration of the <strong>Armored Brigade Campaign Generator system</strong>. It and the original Battle Generator are built with the same design philosophy in mind: To have an easy way to generate an infinite amount of replayable content that can be shared with others.</p> <p> It provides a context for the battles and adds more depth to gameplay by making use of the game&rsquo;s features that some players might otherwise have overlooked.</p> <p> The flexibility of the battle system that can handle almost any forces, locations, and other parameters is made use of by having units with tracked statistics, battle locations that are dictated by the outcome of the previous battle, and the time of day and the weather that keep changing during or between the battles. One strength of Armored Brigade is the enormous size of maps. They offer a myriad of unique and realistic locations, and when fighting over a piece terrain, even for several battles, its special characteristics become familiar and memorable.</p> <p> The system tracks explosions and terrain fires, and these areas become destruction zones in the following battles. All this creates a sense of drama.</p> <p> Let&rsquo;s take a look at how a fresh campaign is generated, and how the transition between the campaign battles works.</p> <p> <em><strong>IMPORTANT </strong>- The Battle Generator tool comes with the free update that will be released along with the Nation Pack. It will be available both for the base game and the DLC.</em></p> <p> <u>Click on the Picture below to read the document</u></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PDF/Campaign-Generator-Guide.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1373_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></u></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2836/Armored.Brigade.Campaign.Generator.Guide Sat, 3 May 2019 GMT