It's a good job real generals aren't as callous as the average RTS player. I still remember teenage afternoons spent surveying the battlefields of the early C&C games; sending squads of infantry to their death because they were, what? $100. Pocket change. Wargame: AirLand Battle is being a bit more respectful towards the cost of human life, with persistent units that follow across the Dynamic
Focus Interactive have dropped the launch date for Cold War strategy sequel Wargame: AirLand Battle. The follow up to European Escalation is due to airdrop into the UK's internet LZ on May 31st. In preparation, eyes only battle plans have been released, showing the game's in-depth Dynamic Campaign mode, which will let you order troops and deploy strikes across Europe.
How To Trailer, Lesson #38: If you're attempting to explain an interesting, tactically satisfying, but visually dry strategy system, be sure to liven things up with an exciting non-sequitur to rock music-backed cuts of explosions and military hardware. Congratulations, Wargame: AirLand Battle! You have passed this lesson with flying colours.
Despite what the name implies, Wargame: AirLand Battle isn't a game about Bioshock Infinite's Columbia starting fights with other famous floating islands - perhaps that one from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Instead, it's the sequel to last year's well received Cold War RTS, Wargame: European Escalation. Developers Eugen are adding to their collection of beautiful screenshots with an overview of NATO's
What's an Airland, and how does one battle there? Those must be among the primary thoughts of the forlorn warcopter flywalking on the skyfield above. Airland Battle is certainly more memorable than the first game's handle, Wargame: European Escalation - an excellent and oft-overlooked RTS (here's our Wargame: European Escalation review). Wargame recreates expansive modern military conflicts
Oft overlooked strategy gem, Wargame: European Escalation has expanded with a new game mode and five new maps. The free Commander DLC adds an "economy" game mode, which turns battles into a resource race that can be won by taking and holding important bits of the battlefield. New maps include Two Flanks and Blood River, playable on Conquest mode. Bystrany and Thüringen Wald will work in Conquest
You'd be forgiven for thinking that scenes from the first trailer for Wargame: Airland Battle could've been taken from Arma 2. I was getting quite into the idea of flying those planes you see above, then I realised that this is the follow-up to Eugen Systems' impressive Wargame: European Escalation (here's our review). Wait a minute. This is an RTS. Now I'm excited.
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I loved Wargame: European Escalation when it first came out, but I was disappointed by its abysmal skirmish options. You could play one-on-one versus the AI, but you could not play co-op with friends against the AI. This badly hurt an otherwise superb RTS - wargame hybrid, because while Wargame is easy to pick up and play, it also has just about every piece of hardware NATO and the Warsaw Pact
RUSE might be my favorite RTS of the past several years, and one reason for that is because developer Eugen Systems seemed to design it with wargamers in mind. It could be frantic, but it also felt a bit like what would happen if you turned Panzer General into an RTS. So it's fitting that their next game is explicitly called Wargame: European Escalation, and I got in touch with Eugen CEO