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2 SIDES, 12 NATIONS, 750 UNITS: THE STRATEGY GAME REFERENCE IS BACK! Richer, more beautiful and more accessible, Wargame AirLand Battle is the sequel to the explosive real-time strategy game Wargame European Escalation! 1985.
Release Date: May 29, 2013
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Includes 3 items: Wargame: European Escalation, Wargame: Airland Battle, Wargame: Red Dragon

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New version (v1621)

July 1st, 2014

Patchlog:
  • Fix rare crash after loading a save game in campaign.
  • Fix OpenGL VRAM detection for GPU with more than 3GB of memory.

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WARGAME RED DRAGON: THE MOST SPECTACULAR NAVAL BATTLE EVER SEEN IN A VIDEO GAME

March 12th, 2014

The pre-order phase for the latest title in the spectacular RTS series created by developers Eugen Systems starts today! Pre-ordering will let fans to access, in the coming days, to the game’s Beta Early Access version, and immerse themselves in the first multiplayer battles in Wargame Red Dragon!

To celebrate this event, Wargame Red Dragon is presenting a thrilling visual event with an explosive Naval Trailer, where you can witness one of the great new features in the game, the naval forces, engaging in ferocious clashes in the biggest and most impressive naval battle ever seen in a video game!

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This stunning new Wargame Red Dragon video therefore reveals its very first naval battle with a wave of massive destroyers, explosions, smoking cannons and warships sent to the bottom of the ocean; a taste of the skirmishes you’ll soon experience for real in the Early Access version! More than just extra units, the naval forces in Red Dragon lend a fresh strategic depth to the game, unlocking tactical opportunities for any commanders smart enough to exploit their power to the max, notably on the game maps specifically created for them.

The Wargame Red Dragon pre-order offer opens today, and over the next few days players who have pre-ordered the game can access the Beta Early Access version and plunge headlong into the first multiplayer battles in Red Dragon way ahead of the rest. On land, in the air and now at sea, the largest battles with up to 20 players simultaneously are now within your grasp!

And another piece of good news: we’ve launched a special offer for all Wargame AirLand Battle players. In addition to the Beta Early Access, owners of AirLand Battle will be granted a special discount of 25% on Wargame Red Dragon (on Steam and the official website)!

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Reviews

“AirLand Battle is a deep, rewarding endeavor worthy of any strategy nut's time”
8,4/10 – http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/05/wargame-airland-battle-review

“One of the year's best”
9,0/10 – http://www.rtsguru.com/game/492/article/5969/WarGame-AirLand-Battle-One-of-the-Years-Best.html

About the Game

2 SIDES, 12 NATIONS, 750 UNITS: THE STRATEGY GAME REFERENCE IS BACK!

Richer, more beautiful and more accessible, Wargame AirLand Battle is the sequel to the explosive real-time strategy game Wargame European Escalation!

1985. After several months of tension between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, an incident in the North Sea suddenly sets the world on fire, starting an all-out war.
Command the entire military resources of the period, and plunge into the heart of a new dynamic campaign! With the arrival of air forces, select from a phenomenal array of 750 units (including tanks, planes, helicopters, and infantry) to build your army. Engage in spectacular battles with unmatched strategic depth, on huge battlefields as large as 150km², powered by a new graphics engine.

Impressive in solo play, Wargame AirLand Battle is even more engaging online. The game features ultra-complete multiplayer modes, where up to 20 players do battle simultaneously!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT/INTEL HD 3000 OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING
    Recommended:
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:MAC OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor:INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB
    • Graphics:256 MB ATI RADEON HD 4670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GT120/320M OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:UBUNTU 12.04 LTS/UBUNTU 12.10
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB
    • Graphics:256 MB SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT/INTEL HD 3000 OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING
Helpful customer reviews
73 of 76 people (96%) found this review helpful
204 products in account
7 reviews
81.6 hrs on record
Wargame Airland Battle may quite possibly be the best RTS game I have ever played and I have played a lot of them. Airland Battle certainly goes to the top-3 anyway.

In 1970s and 80s Cold War gets hot and it's your job to command NATO or Warsaw Pact troops. There is an alright single player campaign with interesting innovations and relatively challenging AI. That however is mostly training for multiplayer, because that's where the most fun is going to be.

We Wargame players always like to remind people about the fact that Wargame is not Command & Conquer. In most cases you can't just send tons of tanks against enemy and expect the side with more units to win. Enemy is propably going to be hiding in cover in an innocent looking forest with ATGMs that may take out one third of your units and suppress the rest before you even spot the enemy.

No, you have to take into account all sort of things. I'm not sure how to explain clearly enough how many things, so I figured a bunch of examples could do the job.

You need to have command vehicles that can claim sectors and give you more points. You should also have at least something in reserve guarding these CVs (or artillery units for example) because many players like to send special forces in choppers to take out these expensive and vulnerable units. You have to keep your units supplied because your costly heavy tanks are going to be useless without fuel or ammunition. You need to have AA because there are propably a bunch of tank killer planes or choppers waiting for them. You need recon vehicles because most units (especially armored ones) have poor optics and they can't really shoot if you haven't spotted their targets for them.

The list just goes on and that's what makes Wargame cool.

In other words, Wargame series is more complex and way more realistic than standard RTS games. There are over 800 Cold War-era units from 12 nations. They all have their own stats like eg. armor (frontal/side/rear/top), weapons (type/range/precision/power/guidance system etc.), speed (in terrain and on road), size or experience. Sometimes the fight is won by the player who knows the technical data of the units better.

Of course you aren't going to use all these units at once when you play. Wargame Airland Battle has an innovative system called "decks" that define what limited amount of units you have available. Basically you can either make a standard deck in which you choose from all the NATO or Warsaw Pact units the ones you want. Often it is more interesting to choose some limitations for your deck and get some bonuses in return. You can choose to use one specific nationality, to specialize as an armored deck or marine deck for example, or to have only older units. Players can have tons of different decks that can specialize in specific roles and strategies.

Oh yes, the strategies. I love the way you can get enemy totally off balance with a successfully pulled cunning plans. Once we managed to attack an enemy reinforcement sector with choppers full of special forces and a command chopper. It was hilarious when we took the reinforcement point allowing me and my team mates to call in heavy armor right behind enemy lines. The poor enemy team got stuck between two fronts.

Still, you shouldn't be intimidated by the amount of stuff to learn even if these things weren't somewhat familiar from other games. Play some singleplayer campaigns against the kind of challenging AI. Go watch a couple of Wargame videos on Youtube because there are some guys who really know what they are doing. Lastly, you can play the campaigns of the previous game, Wargame European Escalation, because they actually teach a lot of basics in a humane pace. It's not the end of the world even if you happened to loose a multiplayer match.

TL;DR: What im trying to say is that Wargame doesn't really get old like many other games because every match is at least a bit different. Wargame is fun because there are so many strategies to use and anything can happen on the field. That's why it's also challenging always allowing players to get better at it. Wargame combines depth and realism with inventive strategies and kind of Starcraft-like need to react fast to changing situations. If that sounds good, I sincerely reccommend Wargame Airland Battle (as we wait for the sequel).
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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53 of 67 people (79%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
171.2 hrs on record
Used an F-117 Nighthawk to drop a GBU-10 Paveway II on a Polish Infantryman. 10/10 Recommended.
Posted: January 9th, 2014
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
85.2 hrs on record
This game is perhaps the best RTS ever created.

The ony thing it is lacking is a "Grand Campaign" across Europe/the World.
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
242.4 hrs on record
the most underrated RTS game!! 9/10
Posted: January 21st, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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9 reviews
12.9 hrs on record
The most complicated game of rock, paper, scissors you will ever play and one of the prettiest too. Runs on any machine, and completely unique in the world of RTS games. Steer clear of the mess that is Red Dragon and start with the best game in the series.
Posted: May 8th, 2014
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