Posts tagged ww2west

Battle of the Bulge 1.2 Update [App]

image

New update from Shenandoah Studio and available on iTunesBattle of the Bulge version 1.2 introduces two twists to the Battle of the Bulge scenario. “Luck of the Draw” keeps players on their toes by randomizing each sides’ starting positions and reinforcements. “Bitter End” always lasts until the 28th, which allows for more dramatic comebacks as well as more drastic routs. Each of these scenarios are free with the update.

There’s also a brand new scenario, “End Game,” which throws you right into the action on the 21st, using history as your starting point. By then, the battlefield was fractured. Sure, the Axis have Bastogne surrounded, but the Allied reinforcements are right around the corner. It is available as an in-app purchase for $3.99.

There are also two new AI opponents, one for each side. Hasso Von Manteuffel is the new Axis AI. He has a different idea of how to marshall the Axis forces. If you’re able to adapt, you might be able to foil his plan. The Allies get Omar Bradley. He is careful, methodical and relentless. If you don’t pay attention, he’ll cut off your supply lines and neutralize your forces without a fight. Each personality is available as an in-app purchase for $1.99. This game will run on all versions of the Apple iPad, and the iPad Mini. Price: $9.99.

image image image

Normandy 1944: A Bloody Summer Preorder

Now available for preorder from Ludifolie Editions. Normandy 1944: A Bloody Summer is a divisional scale game depicting the action throughout the Normandy campaign from June to August 1944. This is a redeveloped version of VaeVictis #27 best seller game (published in 1999). The game has been redeveloped, with new mechanics and an updated OoB (twice as many counters compared to the first edition). The Allied airforce is now fully included in the game and can be used by the Anglo-American player to influence the outcome of the war. A second map allows the Allies to push their units toward Paris or the Atlantic harbors. More details, more counters and a wider map for a more comprehensive, compelling game! English edition available. Preorder Price: 28,99 euros.

image image image image

Photo Gallery: The Ruins of Normandy

The Ruins of Normandy: Unpublished Color Photos From France, 1944

 

Battlefield mApps: Battle of the Bulge

New from Joseph Thomson. Battlefield mApps: Battle of the Bulge brings military history to the iPad. This first app, perfect for use on its own or as an accompaniment to your own reading, looks at the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944-45 — The Battle of the Bulge. Through a mix of new, modern maps & original maps from the war, we’ll show how the battle was really fought. Price: $8.99.

image image

World at War #29: Norway 1940

New from Strategy & Tactics Press. World at War, Issue #29 featuring the insert game Norway 1940. An operational level wargame based on the German campaign to conquer Norway. The operation was a combined naval-air-land campaign in which all elements of military power were utilized. The historic campaign saw a German victory, but at the cost of much of the Kreigsmarine. Norway, 1940’s system is based on S&T’s award winning Red Dragon Rising system. It has been crafted to present the campaign as a unitary vision rather than a strictly sequenced process. The action can alternately telescope or expand, representing periods of rapid activity alternating with the slower process of building up forces. Price: $30.

image image image image

White Star Rising: Airborne

image

[update: Print Edition now available]
New from Lock ‘n Load Publishing. White Star Rising: Airborne is an expansion for the White Star Rising series, featuring 14 scenarios and a set of new map overlays that detail British and American paratroopers fighting in Europe during 1944-45. Included are two persistent campaigns — one featuring the British Paras at Arnhem, and another showcasing the battles fought by the troopers of the 101st Airborne on June 6th, 1944. The British campaign is five scenarios long and the Screaming Eagles three. Additionally, there are six standalone scenarios detailing paratroop actions of the Americans, British, and Germans. Price: $12.99 (PDF download) or preorder printed version for $22.99.

image image

Sergeants Miniatures 3D Buildings Preorder

image

Preorder from Lost Battalion Games. Pontigou Farm is a 3D Building Expansion for use with the Sargeants Miniatures Game series. Players have asked about 3-D buildings. Now they are available. This expansion offers three buildings suitable for Normandy in 1944, plus eight scenarios and special cards to incorporate the buildings into play. Preorder Price: $39.95 (product shipping end of January, so order now and save!)

image image

LnL: In Defeat, Defiance

image

New from Lock ‘n Load PublishingIn Defeat, Defiance brings the British Expeditionary Force to the battlefield of France 1940. An expansion to the hugely popular Lock ‘n Load: Heroes of the Blitzkrieg, this is the biggest British Lock ‘n Load expansion ever. Included are more than 170 counters, and fourteen intriguing scenarios. Price: $24.99.

image image image image

Battle of the Bulge [App]

image

New from Shenandoah Studio and available on iTunes. Battle of the Bulge is a long-anticipated, turn-based simulation of the largest battle the U.S. Army ever fought. Lead Axis panzers to the strategic Meuse River, or command the desperate Allied forces containing their advance. Pinch & zoom in on a single unit, or out to see the entire battlefield. Play face-to-face against a friend, online through Game Center, or match wits with challenging computer opponents. Designer John Butterfield distilled the urgency and drama of the battle into an elegant, fast-paced game system with fast turns and deep strategy. This game will run on all versions of the Apple iPad, and the iPad Mini. Price: $9.99. [press release | Buy App]

image image image

Battle of the Bulge Review [App]

image

Owen Faraday @ Pocket Tactics delivers a glowing review of the Battle of the Bulge, calling it the most important iOS game release to date.
Editor’s Note: The game is being released tomorrow afternoon. 

image image image

The Blitzkrieg Legend Review

image

Rodger Wilkershank @ BoardGameGeek

image image image image

Top