20 Nov 2007
Battles from the Bulge ( BFTB ) covers the climactic WW2 struggle in the Ardennes region of Belgium when Hitler launches his last offensive just before Xmas 1944. BFTB is the fourth title of the rebranded Command Ops series ( formally Airborne Assault ), reflecting the shift away from airborne to major ground operations. It will still be based on the Airborne Assault ( AA ) engine and will include some scenarios involving airborne forces, in particular the valiant defence of Bastogne by the Screaming Eagles of the US 101st Airborne Division.
Continuing the company's policy of enhancing the game engine, BFTB will provide a range of new features focussing on giving the player more options for controlling their forces and developing their plans. These will include:
- New Task Options - to allow AI controlled subordinates to ambush, attack, bypass, allow for stragglers, ignore basing and retake position.
- New Weather Enhancements - to handle extreme winter weather conditions
- New Force Group Structure - to enable display of current, planned and organic force structures within the Order of Battle display and using command lines
- New Estab Data Display - so you can see the details of each item of equipment
- Maps covering all significant areas of the Bulge operation
- Historical and what if scenarios designed to provide hours of entertainment
Reviews: Armchair General - 97% | Out of Eight - 8/8 | Eurogamer.dk - 9/10 | PC4WAR - 9.5/10 | PC Gamer - 84% | Gamers Hall - 88% | Cyberstratege - 8/10
09 Jun 2006
Conquest of the Aegean covers the entire Greek Campaign, where German, Greek, Italian, British and Commonwealth forces fought to halt the oncoming blitzkrieg before the start of Operation Barbarossa. Also included is the follow-on airborne-led assault on Crete, which proved to be a gamble for the Germans, but a very successful one. This tough island campaign pulls no punches as both sides fight tooth and nail to achieve success by holding the critical airfields. Finally, the road not taken… Malta was a thorn in the Axis side in the Mediterranean for the entire war. Planes based on Malta proved crucial to protecting British supplies and hindering German and Italian supply routes. While plans were discussed to attack this bastion, they were never executed. Conquest of the Aegean gives you have the ability to give the green light to the attack on Malta and fight as either side to see how things might have turned out.
In Conquest of the Aegean, players get to take on the role of either the Allied or German commanders and pit their wits against either a computer controlled opponent or a human opponent via LAN or the internet.
New features incude:
- Realistic Resupply System
- Mixed Mode Movement and Slope Effects
- Realistic Delay and Withdraw Tasks
- Exit Tasks
- Linked Tasks
- Map Improvements
- Enhanced Interface, including:
- - Order of Battle display
- - Display Tool Bar
- - New Planning Tools
- - Message Log and filters
- - SOP History Log
- - Enhanced Terrain popup
- - Improved Data displays
- Improved AI, including:
- - Force Allocation
- - Reaction and Reassessment
- - Formation code
- - Retreat code
- Additional Weather Patterns
- Over 20 new maps
- Over 1,000 new Estabs
- Over 30 new scenarios
- Force List Export/Import
- Mod-able Victory Messages
- Mod-able Terrain Key
01 Nov 2003
Highway to the Reich features a pausable real-time movement and combat system with a very strong AI.
This design allows the player to choose how much to delegate to subordinates and what to handle personally, without the usual concern involved with leaving formations in the computer’s hands.
Realistic command delays and supply procedures are integrated with meticulous order of battle and equipment research to allow the player to experience combat and command challenges that are remarkably true to history.
A whole host of new features and enhancements were developed for Highway to the Reich, including significant improvements to the graphics, interface, AI, scenario and map editors. Users will also be able to modify the map graphics with the included MapMaker tool.
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01 Jun 2002
Take command of the British "red devils" airborne forces, seize the Rhine crossings and end the war before christmas 1944 in this operational level, real time, single and multi player wargame. Develop plans, issue orders and react to enemy threats as you fight one of the most daring battles of World War 2. Available for PC Windows.
01 Mar 1988
Released in 1988 "Fire-Brigade" was a step up from existing wargames, being one of the first to take full advantage of the new graphical mouse driven interfaces that 16bit computers where making available.
"Fire-Brigade" won the 1988 Charles S. Roberts Award for Best 20th Century Computer game.
16 Mar 1985
The first game released by Panther, "Trial of Strength" was a criticaly acclaimed board wargame set on the eastern front during World War II.