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26 June 2017

Press Release: The Three (Thousand) Musketeers

Pike & Shot is now available on iPad!

Published on 29 JAN 2015 8:41am by Nik Gaukroger
  1. ground combat, tactical, europe, 17th century, thirty years war (1618-1648), english civil war, intermediate, turn-based igougo, pc, isometric, english, 1, 2, yes, server based, yes, pdf e-book, regiment, ipad

Epsom, UK – January 29, 2014.

"We may employ artifice to deceive a rival, anything against our enemies.” (Cardinal Richelieu – French Statesman) 

Back in October, Pike & Shot grabbed the attention of both specialized press and fans of wargames due to its streamlined game mechanics and its rich, yet rarely used historical background. From a strategic point of view, the period presents a brilliant evolution of military units and approaches thanks to the development of new technologies. Integrating firearms and artillery into an army is not an easy task, and only the most flexible commanders will be able to combine them perfectly!

And today we are pleased to announce that the iPad version is available! This mobile adaptation required a couple of months of work to optimize the game for this device and fine-tune the touch controls. All of the elements that made this wargame successful on PC have been implemented for a unique historical experience in the tablet world. 

3 massive solo campaigns, a random map generator, a competitive multiplayer mode, and a unique skirmish mode that allows players to generate an infinite number of customized scenarios will all come together for a glorious journey in the pike and shot era!  On top of this is the cross platform multiplayer that means you already have an established community and can jump into a one-on-one challenge in no time!

Pike & Shot features 30 historical scenarios that cover the main battles of three of the most important conflicts of the 16th and 17th centuries:

  • The Thirty Years’ War (1616-1648)

Pilgram-Lomnitz, 1618; White Mountain, 1620; Wimpfen, 1622; Lutter, 1626; First Breitenfeld, 1631; Lutzen, 1632; First Nordlingen, 1634; Wittstock, 1636; Second Breitenfeld, 1642; Roccoi, 1643

  • The English Civil War (1642-1651)

Stratton, 1643; Adwalton Moor, 1643; Edgehill, 1642; Storming of Bristol, 1643; Nantwich, 1644; Cheriton, 1644; Marston Moor, 1644; Lostwithiel, 1644; Second Newbury, 1644; Naseby, 1645

  • The Great Italian Wars (1494-1559)

Seminara, 1495; Fornova, 1495; Ravenna, 1512; Novarra, 1513; Marignano, 1515; Bicocca, 1522; Pavia, 1525; Ceresole, 1544; St. Quentin, 1557; Gravelines, 1558.

Get more information on Pike & Shot from its official iTunes pages.

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The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine (, Matrix Games ( and Ageod ( brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone’s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world’s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Group’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry.