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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 French Forces - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2013 @ 11:41 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.

The French Army represents the biggest military force in Europe, and as such, it is obvious that they will join their NATO allies in order to prepare for the explosive conflict that is about to break out against the Warsaw Pact in Scandinavia!

You can see some of the new French units in AirLand Battle: the AMX-13 Harpon (Harpoon), the AMX-30B2 Brennus, new variants of the VAB, and the agile recon helicopter Alouette III. Like the other nations in the game, the French Air Force will be also available. We can see on the screenshots the unmistakable profile of the Mirage 5F and Mirage 2000C in flight. These will be joined in the conflict by other 100% French aircraft, such as the Mirage III, the Mirage F1, and the Super Etendard.


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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