Tanks are rolling again!
Battle Academy 2 gets a first expansion focused on the Battle of Kursk!
The appetite of wargamers for World War 2 seems insatiable, and wargames gig gun Slitherine are quite happy to feed that with more and more offerings. Last year they updated their Battle Academy game to version 2 based on the Eastern Front campaigns. You can read our review of the game here – or just go with the summary: TL:DR – highly recommended, great value, skirmish mode is brilliant. Give it a go.
The game had one rather obvious gap, the Batle of Kursk, and now this is to be closed, just like the Kursk salient was back in ’43. Read on for the Slitherine blurb …
Epsom, UK – February 18th, 2015.
"Whenever I think of this attack, my stomach turns over." (Heinz Guderian – German General during WW2 – prior to the assault on Kursk)
Summer 1943 – The Soviet and German High Commands gather their strength for what they both believe will be a decisive battle. The Wehrmacht wants to retake the initiative on a front that tends to bog down due to the fierce resistance of the Red Army. The two armies, resupplied and rearmed, are now ready in the neighborhood of Kursk for one of the largest armored clashes in history!
Players will be able to relive the key moments of this huge air-ground operation on the Eastern Front in Battle of Kursk, the first expansion of Battle Academy 2!Following in the footsteps of the base game – which received an enthusiastic critical reception last year with a Metacritic score of 77% on PC and 80% on iPad – Battle of Kursk keeps the mechanics that made the series both approachable and very tactical while introducing new engaging elements. Along with a set of new units that bring diversity to the encounters, Battle of Kursk offers two campaigns with a carryover system. Often requested by the community, this carryover approach will allow the players to keep units from one scenario to another, forcing them to not be too fool-hardy in order to complete the campaigns!
So today we are happy to announce that players will be able to fight with the German and Soviet armies at Prokhorovka and other famous Kursk locations on March 26th!
Get more information on Battle Academy 2 – Battle of Kursk from its official product page.
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The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod (www.ageod.com) 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.