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Wargame: AirLand Battle

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Developer: Eugen Systems
Release Date: May 22, 2013

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'Wargame: AirLand Battle' Shows Off Her Majesty's Forces - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2013 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT

Wargame: AirLand Battle will be the series's leap forward by bringing a level of detail never before seen in a RTS game, a wide variety of units, scenery, and impressive topography reproduced from satellite maps.

Just like its predecessor, Wargame: AirLand Battle takes players through a series of conflicts commanding NATO and Warsaw Pact troops between 1975 & 1985 at a turning point of the Cold War. In this episode, war rages in Northern Europe, notably Scandinavia, whose architecture and magnificent landscapes are faithfully recreated in the game.

Wargame: AirLand Battle allows players to command all military resources of the Cold War era from tanks to planes. A total of 150 planes strengthen the playable arsenal of the game, from fighters to bombers to electronic warfare planes. Four new nations and their vehicles join the original eight from the first installment, making a total of over 750 vehicles and combat units rendered in realistic detail! Wargame: AirLand Battle also brings authenticity to the next level thanks to a new weapons system, better handling of fire effects, and a new Urban Combat Interface (UCI) allowing for battle inside cities.

While the first Beta phase of Wargame AirLand Battle just started, the teams at Eugen Systems are already working hard studying the numerous battle reports supplied by the beta testers in order to improve this spectacular real-time strategy game, bound for release in May. While beta-testers organize their first online matches, the British forces invade our screens...

In these pictures, we notice many new English units making an appearance. Among them, the Tracked Rapier and the FV-434 Falcon, two anti-air support vehicles that will be efficient in dispatching enemy aircraft; the Alvis Stalwart, an armored supply truck; and the FV-510 Warrior, an armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Of course, the RAF (the Royal Air Force) is also present! We can see the Tornado, the Jaguar, the Harrier and their variants, flying in formation above the magnificent reliefs than now compose the landscape of the maps of Wargame.


The solo campaign is composed of several new dynamic campaigns, during which players manage all aspects of battle by leading each squad of the Theater of Operation and making good use of reinforcements and strategic support. Wargame: AirLand Battle still allows customization of armies in solo and multiplayer modes thanks to the 'Deck' system, which is now being enhanced with an integrated 'viewer'. Ultimately, each decision made will have an impact on the tactical outcome of battles and evolution of the global conflict!


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