Slitherine News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Slitherine Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2018, Slitherine Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 16 DEC 2018 05:37 CMT 60 Slitherine News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPMENTS News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CatalogCover_100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> An important update following our announcement of <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2693/IMPORTANT.-.BOX.EDITIONS">October 2<sup>nd</sup></a>.</p> <p> The renovation of our logistic process was due to a sudden shut down of our fulfillment supplier in the US. In the very short space of a few weeks, we had to internalize all the production and shipment process for our boxed versions in our UK headquarters. We have literally worked day and night to shift from totally externalized services to a fully integrated service and our production team has pulled some real magic trick to complete a fully working process in time of the Christmas season.</p> <p> As a result, we have now full control of the shipments and this will allow us a lot of flexibility, options, and opportunities in the future. As it stands though, for the holiday sale and for the immediately foreseeable future we will only be able&nbsp;work&nbsp;towards the following estimated delivery timings:</p> <ul> <li> North America: 5-10 Days</li> <li> United Kingdom: 48 Hours</li> <li> European Union: 3-5 Days</li> <li> Rest of the World: 5-10 Days</li> </ul> <p> If you have any query, do not hesitate to contact our&nbsp;<a href="mailto:support@matrixgames.com">support team</a>.</p> <p> We are constantly working to improve the system and make sure we give a better service: stay tuned for more news just after the holiday.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2761/IMPORTANT.NOTICE.ABOUT.SHIPMENTS Sat, 14 Dec 2018 GMT Field of Glory II Updated to version 1.5.3 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FoG2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Spears will clash against shields again, as <strong>Field of Glory II has been updated to version 1.5.3.</strong></p> <p> This new version brings lots of changes, ranging from Gameplay Mechanics (improved push backs), AI (several significant enhancements), Multiplayer (it is now possible to have mirrored MP challenges), &nbsp;Campaigns (campaign scoring system) and more.</p> <p> Take a look at the full changelog <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&amp;t=89415" target="_blank">here</a>:</p> <p> You can download the update from <a href="http://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/FieldOfGloryII/FieldOfGloryII-UpdateComp-v1.5.3.zip" target="_blank">here</a>:</p> <p> Last but not least, the vanilla version of the game is not the only thing getting updated. The spectacular TT Mod created by <em>Paul Adaway</em> will soon be updated to a new version. The new version includes many improvements including individual faction banners! Take a look at the screenshots below.</p> <p> <strong>IMPORTANT! Be sure to update the game to version&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&amp;t=81600" target="_blank">1.5.3</a><strong>.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <em>This version of TT Mod is too large for the in-game download system, but it is very easy to install. Look out for the update notice with download link and installation instructions on the Slitherine forum very soon.</em></p> <p> The FoG II &lsquo;TT mod&rsquo; is a comprehensive user-created mod for both Field of Glory II and DLCs.</p> <p> Full details of the original version of Paul Adaway&rsquo;s &#39;magnum opus&#39; are given <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&amp;t=81602">here&nbsp;</a>but the new version includes lots more <strong>new or modified army lists.</strong> In keeping with its miniatures based inspiration it has many new unit figures e.g. nearly all nations have their own specific pike phalanx, amended Greek cavalry, a plethora of new Spanish infantry units and one of my favourites &ndash; the Tarantine Light Javelin Horse.</p> <p> For those of you would like to try this mod but are unsure about its impact on the game, rest assured that Paul has not amended the gameplay, rules or unit capabilities in anyway &ndash; its focus is on giving players a wider range of armies to choose from and units to play with<em>. Installing TT Mod will not alter the main game in any way, and you will still be able to play the &ldquo;vanilla&rdquo; unmodded game whenever you want.</em></p> <p> Special thanks are of course due to Paul for putting this together and then making it freely available.</p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/Tk4kVwe.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/Tk4kVwe.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/gNlDu3o.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/gNlDu3o.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/j9kXDPD.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/j9kXDPD.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/x1wxmXj.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/x1wxmXj.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/NZc5upS.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/NZc5upS.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/nXvSuKH.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/nXvSuKH.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/xEC5Y0U.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/xEC5Y0U.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/9E95QsU.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/9E95QsU.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="https://i.imgur.com/ckOZ6lo.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.imgur.com/ckOZ6lo.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2760/Field.of.Glory.II.Updated.to.version.1.5.3 Sat, 14 Dec 2018 GMT Panzer Doctrine and Land Doctrine are now part of the Matrix/Slitherine Catalog News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PD_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Developer Studio <strong>Z9K Games has signed with Slitherine </strong>and we are happy to announce that thanks to this partnership <strong>Panzer Doctrine</strong> and <strong>Land Doctrine</strong> are now part of the Slitherine Catalog<strong>.</strong></p> <p> These two sand-box strategy games offer a huge amount of fun and replayability, with endless possibilities at your disposal!</p> <p> To celebrate this important milestone, we are putting both games on sale, at <strong>25</strong><strong>% discount. The sale will last until January 13<sup>th</sup>.</strong></p> <p> In addition,&nbsp;<strong>Panzer Doctrine</strong>&nbsp;has been upgraded to a new version, bringing many improvements and changes. Here&#39;s below the full list of&nbsp; enhancements:</p> <ul> <li> Changed the way retreats work</li> <li> Division information panel can be closed more easily</li> <li> Double-right click on single division to enter division information panel</li> <li> Post-battle pop-up opening is no longer the default setting</li> <li> Changed layout of regiment purchase confirmation</li> <li> Scrollbar added to list of divisions</li> <li> Hold CTRL to order units as group</li> <li> News log entries are now clickable for jumping to location</li> <li> List of units showing icons of current orders</li> <li> Holding SHIFT key allows setting waypoints for units</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=788" target="_blank"><strong>Panzer Doctrine</strong></a>: Panzer Doctrine is an unconventional World War II real-time strategy game. It was designed to provide an interesting alternative to turn-based hex grid wargames involving complex military simulation of tank warfare on the eastern front.</p> <p> Thanks to its brilliant formula and original gameplay it innovates on the wargame genre, bringing a breath of fresh air and a new way to represent warfare.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=787" target="_blank"><strong>Land Doctrine</strong></a>: Land Doctrine is a 3D sandbox strategy game. You can design tanks, manage research, equip infantry, set up infantry training, optimize production and build combined arms battalions to crush your enemies. You have complete freedom to customize your army and you will need both superior designing and logistical skills as well as masterful tactics to outsmart your opponents and triumph on the battlefield.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2758/Panzer.Doctrine.and.Land.Doctrine.are.now.part.of.the.Matrix/Slitherine.Catalog Thu, 12 Dec 2018 GMT The Great Devourer comes! Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Tyranids has been announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40K_Gladius_Tyranids_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> On Gladius Prime there is only war. Orks, Necrons and Men vie for control of a dying world. But something worse lurks in the shadows. Feral Tyranids now roam the surface of the planet, escapees from an Imperial research facility. All life on Gladius will shudder in fear.</p> <p> <strong>For the Great Devourer comes.</strong></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/oFgywG9A7jo" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Tyranids has been announced!</strong></p> <p> The first major DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius will be released in January and will add for the first time a new playable race: the <strong>Tyranids</strong>.</p> <p> The Tyranids will have their own unique gameplay mechanics, faithfully recreating their rapacious nature. Adaptable, vicious, terrifying, they strive to consume everything in their everlasting hunger. You can find more about the new race and how they&#39;ll play on the DLC&#39;s <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=790" target="_blank">product page</a>.</p> <p> Stay tuned for further news and more information. <em>Tyranids </em>will be released on Slitherine and on Steam on January 2019. In the meantime, we would like to hear what you think on our forum!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/gfxproxy/betagfx/apps/995860/ss_96d4de5f500cdf55ecf2dca794d31d25368584de.jpg?t=1544612759" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://store.steampowered.com/gfxproxy/betagfx/apps/995860/ss_96d4de5f500cdf55ecf2dca794d31d25368584de.jpg?t=1544612759" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/gfxproxy/betagfx/apps/995860/ss_f51ca935d0703a837fd8e957a15ba660fab0738c.jpg?t=1544612759" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://store.steampowered.com/gfxproxy/betagfx/apps/995860/ss_f51ca935d0703a837fd8e957a15ba660fab0738c.jpg?t=1544612759" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2759/The.Great.Devourer.comes!.Warhammer.40,000:.Gladius.-.Tyranids.has.been.announced! Thu, 12 Dec 2018 GMT Armored Brigade 1.002 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100a.gif" align="left" ><div> <strong>Armored</strong><strong> Brigade</strong> is receiving its first update, bringing the game to version <strong>1.002.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> You can download the update from <a href="https://www.matrixgames.com/members/publicDL.asp?gid=685" target="_blank">here</a></div> <div> <strong>1.002 Changelog&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> - Fix: Missing Polish Mi-2 winter sprites.&nbsp;</div> <div> - Fix: Missing moving desert sprite for 8th men for Saracen Mech squad and Infantry squad.&nbsp;</div> <div> - Fix: Transparency on winter turret for GDR T-72 and on desert hull sprite for MTLB.&nbsp;</div> <div> - [ui] Implemented the &#39;battle positions and target reference points on/off&#39; option.&nbsp;</div> <div> - [ui] Implemented the &#39;window edge map scroll on/off&#39; option.&nbsp;</div> <div> - [database] Adjusted the T-64 reverse speeds.&nbsp;</div> <div> - [maps] Removed trees from streams and roads in forest.&nbsp;</div> <div> - [scenarios] Adjusted the &#39;Rear Guard&#39;, &#39;Midnight Surprise&#39; and &#39;Who Will Stop the Rain&#39; scenarios.&nbsp;</div> <div> - [gameguide] Updated the gameguide content.&nbsp;</div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2757/Armored.Brigade.1.002 Thu, 12 Dec 2018 GMT DC: Community Scenario November 1942 released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/B-DCIII_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> A great and huge new scenario for DC: Community Project</p> <div> 4 German Army Groups, 11 Armies, 4 Allied Armies 50+ Corps, 200+ Divisions are facing 13 Soviet Fronts, 500+ Divisions and Brigades. The great Soviet winter offensives are about to test the mettle of the Wehrmacht once again! All is in the balance.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This scenario by <em>Davide Gambina</em> <em>(</em><em>nikdav</em>) models operation Uranus, operation Mars and the subsequent operations Little Saturn, Ostrogohsk-Rossosh and Voronezh-Kastornoe. All this on one huge map that gives the player full operational control.</div> <div> Amazing detail and very well researched order of battle. Including detailed military hardware, full biographies and officers for both sides, special units like Ski Troops and Arko.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This scenario is a MUST HAVE for any Eastern Front aficionado!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Big thanks for <strong>Davide Gambina</strong> for completing this titanic work of excellence.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Click <a href="http://www.vrdesigns.net/scenario.php?nr=286" target="_blank">here</a> to go to the November 1942 entry in the scenario bank.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Front Overview (click for larger version)</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.vrdesigns.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/1942big.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.vrdesigns.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/1942big.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 1225px;" /></a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2756/DC:.Community.Scenario.November.1942.released! Thu, 12 Dec 2018 GMT Casemate Lottery News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100a.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Register your copy of Armored Brigade and get a chance to win a Casemate Book!</strong></p> <p> <strong>We are teaming up with Casemate UK </strong>for a very special lottery.</p> <p> <strong>You have the chance to win a great Cold War title published by Casemate Publishers</strong>, including one copy of the famous novel <strong>Team Yankee</strong>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The only thing you have to do <strong>until December 17th</strong> is to register your copy of <strong>Armored Brigade</strong> in your <strong>Member&rsquo;s Area</strong>. After this period, <strong>we will run a lottery</strong> among the registered customers and reward 5 of you with a <strong>Cold War-themed</strong> book from Casemate Publishers. If you have already registered the game, you won&rsquo;t have to do anything as you will be automatically added to the draw.</p> <p> Here&rsquo;s a list of books you have the chance to win:</p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/team-yankee-15516.html">Team Yankee</a></p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/on-her-majesty-039-s-nuclear-service.html">On Her Majesty&rsquo;s Nuclear Service</a></p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/crusader.html">Crusader</a></p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/special-forces-berlin.html">Special Forces Berlin</a></p> <p> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/the-cold-war-spy-pocket-manual.html">Cold War Spy Pocket Manual</a></p> <p> Thanks to Casemate Publishers for contributing with so many great titles!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1289_image.jpg" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="https://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/distributed-publishers/casemate.html" target="_blank"><strong><em>About Casemate Publishers</em></strong></a></p> <p> <em>Casemate Publishers is one of the leading publishers in the fields of military history, defense studies, and military science worldwide. </em></p> <p> <em>Casemate Publishers is dedicated to publishing important and far-reaching military history, with a growing reputation for high-quality, informative and engaging books. Their growing collection of bestselling, critically acclaimed publications cover all aspects of military history, and all periods of conflict &ndash; from ancient civilisations to modern warfare.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.casematepublishers.co.uk" target="_blank"><u><em>About Casemat</em><em>e UK</em></u></a></p> <p> <em>Founded in 2007, Casemate UK is a major book distributor in the UK, European and Commonwealth markets. Beginning with their subject specialities of military history and art, Casemate UK&#39;s distribution operation now offers books in a number of subject areas, from history to genealogy, archaeology to fine art, current affairs, politics, food and drink and much more. </em></p> <p> <em>Many publishers from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond trust Casemate UK as their valued distribution partner. Building on the continuing success of the US business, which began in 2001, Casemate UK offers a complete, integrated print and digital distribution service worldwide, and offer its customers the best range of history books from around the globe. </em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2754/Casemate.Lottery Wed, 11 Dec 2018 GMT The new Emperor's Chests are coming to Empires Apart! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/EA2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Tons of new cosmetic items have been added to Empires Apart, and anyone can get them for free. Just play the game and be rewarded with the new <strong>Emperor&#39;s Chests</strong>, each containing a trove of new goodies!</p> <p> Every hour you play in Empires Apart you are granted an Emperor&#39;s Chest, with a limit of two per day. Each contains 4 different random cosmetic items you can equip in your Armory. Over 100 new cosmetic items have been added, making Empires Apart more customizable than ever. But what&#39;s best is that you can use them to unlock new playable civilizations for free!&nbsp;</p> <p> In every Emperor&#39;s Chest you can find Civilization Fragments. By collecting and compiling four Fragments of the same civilization you will unlock that civilization! In short, the game is now entirely free-to-play, and you can play all civilizations for free - but only if you&#39;ll find enough Fragments.</p> <p> If you want, you have the option of acquiring Emperor&#39;s Chests directly from the in-game store, at the cost of $0.99 per chest. But Emperor&#39;s Chests can be found entirely for free, just by playing the game.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/30231655/0cc4aded8dc6d6f45b4f201ee4b0d0760b3175d4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/30231655/0cc4aded8dc6d6f45b4f201ee4b0d0760b3175d4.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 318px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This update comes with much more, though!</p> <p> <strong>Scout Units</strong>. Every faction starts with one of these, but be careful, they cannot be replaced when lost. These scouts are to provide a more interesting and balanced early game.</p> <p> In addition, we have added a <strong>Militia unit</strong> to the Mongols. Mongol players can convert their villagers into&nbsp;Militia&nbsp;(permanently), which have a bonus against enemy cavalry. This should shake up the Mongol vs Mongol match-ups and give the Mongols more of a fighting chance against French Cavalry.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We have also included some features as requested by the&nbsp;competitive players, these include the option of <strong>setting unit as rally point</strong> and <strong>hotkeys for camera locations</strong>. All details can be found in the changelog on the <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=452&amp;t=89375" target="_blank">forum</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2755/The.new.Emperor's.Chests.are.coming.to.Empires.Apart! Wed, 11 Dec 2018 GMT Armored Brigade Tutorial Video #3: Air Support News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100a.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Air Support</strong> plays an important role in <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/685/details/Armored.Brigade" target="_blank"><strong>Armored Brigade</strong></a>. Rather than just a mere reactive tool, its usage must be carefully planned and integrated into a mid-long strategy.&nbsp;</p> <p> Today we talk a little about how to call for Air Support during a battle and what considerations taking into account.</p> <p> <strong>Stay tuned for further information!</strong></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/H4oUjzU5-8s" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2753/Armored.Brigade.Tutorial.Video.#3:.Air.Support Wed, 11 Dec 2018 GMT Armored Brigade Twitch with Giveaway! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100a.gif" align="left" ><p> Join us on <strong>December 11th</strong> on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a> as <em>XTRG</em> will play <strong>Armored Brigade!</strong></p> <p> The show starts at <strong>6 pm GMT </strong>for about 3 hours, so plenty of time to spend in the middle of World War III.</p> <p> In addition, we will be giving three copies of the game as a giveaway, so better not to miss this incredible opportunity!</p> <p> Join us at 6 pm GMT on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1287_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2752/Armored.Brigade.Twitch.with.Giveaway! Tue, 10 Dec 2018 GMT War in the Pacific AE Twitch with Giveaway News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WITPAE-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> On December 7th 19141, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched &quot;Operation AI&quot;, a pre-emptive strike against the US Pacific Fleet stationing at the Hawaiian base of <strong>Pearl Harbor.</strong> On that day<strong> - &quot;the day of infamy&quot; </strong>on Roosevelt&nbsp;words<strong> - </strong>the Japanese damaged seriously all the battleships and sunk some, almost a hundred of US aircraft got destroyed and more than two thousand&nbsp;men were killed. The Japanese thought to have put the United States off from the chance to interfere with the establishment&nbsp;of the<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. What they did, on the contrary, was to wake a sleeping bear.&nbsp;</p> <p> December 7th didn&#39;t mark the supremacy of the Japanese Empire, it marked the beginning of its end.</p> <p> Join us today on our official <strong><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a></strong> at <strong>6 PM GMT</strong> and watch <em>XTRG </em>playing <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=351" target="_blank">War in the Pacific Admiral Edition</a>. We will be running a <strong>giveaway </strong>during the stream so be sure not to miss this great event!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1286_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2751/War.in.the.Pacific.AE.Twitch.with.Giveaway Sat, 7 Dec 2018 GMT Strategic Command WWII: World at War has been released! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SCWWIIWaW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> 1939. The sand is slipping fast through the hourglass and the clouds of war are gathering all around the globe. While in Europe Germany is ready to finally challenge the order established with the Versailles Treaty and Italy is eager to expand its colonial dominion, in the Far East the Empire of Japan &ndash; already embroiled in a bitter war against China &ndash; has already proved to be a formidable adversary and soon it will have to face the rising American hostility.</p> <p> Can Germany, Italy and Japan triumph and construct their new world order, or will triumph turn to disaster as the rest of the world mobilizes to meet force with force?</p> <p> <strong>Strategic Command WWII: World at War has been released!</strong></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xv7hHmwhtyI" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=777" target="_blank">Strategic Command WWII: World at War</a> is your chance to re-fight the 20th century&rsquo;s greatest conflict, from Poland to China, Normandy to the Pacific, on a map encompassing the globe.</p> <p> Building on the success of Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe, this new turn-based game will provide even more opportunities to try out different strategies, maximizing re-playability to the utmost!</p> <p> <strong>Both experienced wargamers and newcomers will find much to love in this beautiful WWII wargame!</strong></p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=777" target="_blank"><strong>Grab the game now</strong></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Are you eager to see the game in action?<strong> Join us today on our official Twitch Channel at 6 PM GMT </strong>as we will play Strategic Command WWII World at War!</p> <p> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1285_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>FEATURES</strong></p> <ul> <li> New Features! From limited naval repairs to Kamikazes.</li> <li> Take command of the Axis or Allies, and re-fight the whole of WWII!</li> <li> Let the computer take control of some of your allies so you can concentrate on your favorite theaters.</li> <li> Play on a top-down hex based map spanning the entire globe.</li> <li> In addition to the Grand Campaign starting in 1939, Strategic Command WWII: World At War also includes shorter scenarios.</li> <li> A realistic Fog of War simulates the historical atmosphere where you have to make decisions with only partial knowledge of your opponent&#39;s intentions and dispositions.</li> <li> Play with a choice of 3-D unit graphics, or NATO counters if you prefer a more traditional wargaming experience</li> <li> Research and upgrade your unitswith a unique level of choices! Infantry Weapons, Rockets, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, and more!</li> <li> Use Diplomacy to win over new allies and use your intelligence to undermine the enemy!</li> <li> Contains a large number of strategic level Decision Events for you to choose your path to victory.</li> <li> Very easy to use Editor to make your own &ldquo;what-if&rdquo; scenarios or create new maps and campaigns from scratch. Modders will be glad to know that this game can have 10 Major powers.</li> <li> Very active modding community eager to share their developments with other players, whether it be changing the look of the map or designing new campaigns, even covering conflicts in other time periods, there is a lot there</li> </ul> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2750/Strategic.Command.WWII:.World.at.War.has.been.released! Fri, 6 Dec 2018 GMT Armored Brigade AAR: The Defense of Rotenburg News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100a.gif" align="left" ><p> Major Max Maurer sat quietly in his command-post, contemplating what the next day or two might bring. His command, &ldquo;D&rdquo; Company of 311 Panzergrenadier Battalion, 31 Panzergrenadier Brigade was as ready as he could have it. He was pleased with the calm professionalism his team had displayed during their deployment to Rotenburg, and for the seamless way his reinforcements had amalgamated into their new command. It spoke highly of the pre-war training the brigade and division had underwent, to prepare them for this moment.&nbsp;</p> <p> The Soviets had predictably unleashed hell as they crossed the border into the <em>Bundesrepublik </em><em>Deutschland</em>, and had penetrated deep into the 1st German and 1st Netherlands Corps areas. The Dutch in particular had taken significant losses but were still holding out in key areas, while other elements of 11th Panzergrenadier Division were also being pressed hard. Max knew he had to hold Rotenburg at all costs, to prevent a complete Soviet breakout to the west and to allow heavy US reinforcements to arrive and prepare to reinforce NATO units in Northern Germany.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4560381" target="_blank"><strong>Read the full AAR here</strong></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/685/details/Armored.Brigade" target="_blank"><strong>Grab Armored Brigade now</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="https://i.ibb.co/WPzr34S/Rotenburg2aa.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://i.ibb.co/WPzr34S/Rotenburg2aa.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2749/Armored.Brigade.AAR:.The.Defense.of.Rotenburg Thu, 5 Dec 2018 GMT Armored Brigade Tutorial Video #2: Line of Sight News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AB_Box_3D_100a.gif" align="left" ><p> In <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/685/details/Armored.Brigade" target="_blank">Armored Brigade</a> you can find a huge variety of tactical challenges. With a level of technological warfare so high where everything could be at range and eliminated very rapidly, knowing where to place your units is vital.</p> <p> In this second Tutorial Video, we will be exploring a bit a precious and versatile tool: the <strong>Line of Sight.</strong></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/685/details/Armored.Brigade" target="_blank"><strong>Product Page</strong></a></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lz_24ugYKkI" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2748/Armored.Brigade.Tutorial.Video.#2:.Line.of.Sight Wed, 4 Dec 2018 GMT Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem is out on Steam and GOG News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CCLSA-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> One of the deepest tactical game ever made, depicting one of the boldest and tragic military operations of WWII, has been released on <strong>Steam </strong>and <strong>GOG</strong>!&nbsp;</p> <p> In <strong>Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem</strong>, as the Allies you will carry out the world&rsquo;s largest airborne operation, <strong>Operation Market Garden</strong>, to cross the Rhine and bring a swift end to the war or, as the Germans, use a hastily organized set of defense forces to prevent the Allies from reaching their ultimate goal, Arnhem Bridge.&nbsp;</p> <p> Today, the developers are proud to announce that this masterpiece has been brought to <strong>Steam</strong> and <strong>GOG</strong>!</p> <p> Are you ready to push your strategic skills to the limits?</p> <p> <strong>Grab Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem now</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="https://bit.ly/2FL09pf" target="_blank">Steam Page</a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.gog.com/game/close_combat_last_stand_arnhem" target="_blank">Gog Page</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1280_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2747/Close.Combat:.Last.Stand.Arnhem.is.out.on.Steam.and.GOG Fri, 29 Nov 2018 GMT Don of a New Era on Twitch News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_CMANO_WOTY_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Rory Noonan</em> is back with <strong>CMANO</strong>, this time exploring the potential conflict between NATO and Russia as depicted in the LIVE DLC <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/648/details/Command.Live.Don.of.a.New.Era" target="_blank">Don of a New Era</a>.</strong></p> <p> Join us tomorrow on our official <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank">Twitch Channel</a> at&nbsp;<strong>7 pm GMT / 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://www.matrixgames.com/files/spotlight/1279_image.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 302px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2746/Don.of.a.New.Era.on.Twitch Fri, 29 Nov 2018 GMT Strategic Command WWII: World at War out on December 6th News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SCWWIIWaW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Mark the date, as you will be able to fight the whole of World War II very soon.</p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=777"><strong>Strategic Command WWII: World at War</strong></a>, the latest title in the <em>Strategic Command</em> franchise, will hit your shelves on <strong>December 6<sup>th</sup>!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Take command and change history!</strong></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=777" target="_blank">Product Page</a></p> <p> <em>The game is available also on <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/957720/Strategic_Command_WWII_World_at_War/" target="_blank">Steam</a></em></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/Xv7hHmwhtyI" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2745/Strategic.Command.WWII:.World.at.War.out.on.December.6th Thu, 28 Nov 2018 GMT Field of Glory: Empires Beta is open News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FoGEmpires_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=789" target="_blank"><strong>Field of Glory: Empires</strong></a> &ndash; the upcoming Ageod grand-strategy game set during the Classical Age &ndash; is ready to enter <strong>Open Beta Phase.</strong></p> <p> If you are eager to help us in polishing and testing the game, then look no further and <strong><a href="http://slitherine.com/beta/">join now here</a>.</strong></p> <p> <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=789" target="_blank"><strong>Field of Glory: Empires</strong></a> is a grand strategy game in which you will have to move in an intricate and living tapestry of nations and tribes, each one with their distinctive culture.</p> <p> Set in Europe and in the Mediterranean Area during the Classical Age, experience what truly means to manage an Empire.</p> <p> Get more information on its official <a href="/products/product.asp?gid=789" target="_blank">Product&nbsp;Page</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Field of Glory: Empires Gameplay Reveal Stream</strong></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/a4O91Xtev_4" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Field of Glory: Empires Trailer</strong></p> <p> <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/To5b4Q9mPeM" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2744/Field.of.Glory:.Empires.Beta.is.open Wed, 27 Nov 2018 GMT Strategic Command WWII: World at War - Scenarios News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SCWWIIWaW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <a href="/products/777/details/Strategic.Command.WWII.World.at.War" target="_blank"><strong>Strategic Command WWII: World at War</strong></a> release is approaching (don&rsquo;t worry! We will be revealing the date very soon) and we know that many of you are eager to fight WWII on a higher scale.</p> <p> Today we want to show you the starting positions of both the Axis and the Allies in three different scenarios, featuring the years 1<strong>939, 1942, 1943.</strong></p> <p> Every block will have its own advantages and disadvantages and it will be up only to you to carve the success even of the most difficult situations!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>1939</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-30-01 PM-84.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-30-01 PM-84.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-30-59 PM-529.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-30-59 PM-529.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-37-45 PM-908.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-37-45 PM-908.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-38-43 PM-416.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1939/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-38-43 PM-416.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>1942</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1942/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-40-44 PM-465.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1942/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-40-44 PM-465.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1942/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-41-05 PM-239.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1942/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-41-05 PM-239.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1942/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-41-49 PM-486.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1942/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-41-49 PM-486.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>1943</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-54-10 PM-280.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-54-10 PM-280.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-54-17 PM-597.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-54-17 PM-597.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-54-50 PM-129.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-54-50 PM-129.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-55-06 PM-494.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-55-06 PM-494.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-55-47 PM-318.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Screenshots/Strategic Command/Scenarios_Screenshots/1943/Desktop 11-26-2018 2-55-47 PM-318.png" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2743/Strategic.Command.WWII:.World.at.War.-.Scenarios Tue, 26 Nov 2018 GMT Grand Christmas 2018 FOG2 Tournament - Rise of Rome News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FoG2_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The time has come!</p> <p> After the great success of the <em>Rise of Persia Tournament</em>, another challenge awaits you: <strong>The <a href="http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/tournaments.asp" target="_blank">Field of Glory II Grand Christmas Tournament!</a></strong></p> <p> In this Tournament, you&rsquo;ll fight several battles marking different stages in the expansion of the Roman Republic, from its direct neighbours the Samnites, through Gallic, Punic and Macedonian Wars to the humbling of the mighty Seleucid Empire.</p> <p> We expect a lot of fight so don&rsquo;t be shy and prove your warrior&rsquo;s skills!</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> &nbsp;</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> <strong>The first round will commence on Friday 30<sup>th</sup> November 2018&nbsp;</strong>at 10.00 am GMT. No further entries can be accepted after the tournament has begun.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Specific tournament rules:</p> <p> This tournament will involve five rounds. The battles will be medium-sized custom battles.</p> <ul> <li> Round 1: 294 BC. Third Samnite War. Roman (340-281 BC) vs Samnite (355-272 BC). Mediterranean Hilly.</li> <li> Round 2: 283 BC. Roman-Gallic War. Roman (340-281 BC) vs Gallic (300-101 BC). Mediterranean Agricultural.</li> <li> Round 3: 255 BC. First Punic War. Roman (280-220 BC) vs Carthaginian (280-263 BC). Mediterranean Agricultural.</li> <li> Round 4: 197 BC. Second Macedonian War. Roman (199-106 BC) vs Macedonian (260-148 BC). Mediterranean Agricultural.</li> <li> Round 5: 190 BC. Syrian War. Roman (199-106 BC) vs Seleucid (205-167 BC). Mediterranean Agricultural.</li> </ul> <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> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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.</p> <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> &nbsp;</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/2742/Grand.Christmas.2018.FOG2.Tournament.-..Rise.of.Rome Sat, 23 Nov 2018 GMT