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.
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Release Date: May 29, 2013

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“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 This 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!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
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    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
    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
    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
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mumasboygames
( 54.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
By far the best and most interactive RTS game ive played quite a bit played the campaign with two of my friends one for NATO and one for PACT done tonnes of hours into Skirmish only touched public multiplayer twice and it was a meh everyone just spams helis, jet or wheeled light tanks with artillary but i digress. This game is extremely fun well worth its total selling price but with WARGAME RED DRAGON its everything AIRLAND BATTLE has but with ******G!!!!! CRUISERS AND DESTROYERS QUIT READING THIS AND GO BUY THE GAME ITS AMAZING!!!!!!

This one time i got over 200 tanks from mid 90s from the USSR and got 8 artillarys with 255mm cannons and it was a blast i lost over 150 tanks trying to secure the enemy base from leopards and m1a and constant swoops of A10 warthogs and i would see all my troops change there status to ROUT and instanding run in all direction while getting picked off by long range tank destroyers ok the morale to the story is i should of bought more tanks nothing else and maybe some anti air
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shogun117
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
great game gg
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Big red Poker chip
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I really really wanted to like this game. Actually I wanted to LOVE this game. I got Wargame: European Escalation awhile ago and I personally loved that game, it was so damn cool. This game on the other hand is......damn awful. Its horrible!!!

First what really pisses me off the most is the AI. Now if your planning on playing singleplayer than DO NOT GET THIS GAME!!! Multiplayer USED to be good but that was many moons ago. Nowadays multiplayer is completely dead and no one ever plays anymore which in turn forces the player to play against the hellish AI if you want to play this game. Guess what!!! The AI is a MASSIVE MASSIVE CHEAT!!! Now I dont remember W:EE ever having this problem.

I'm guessing your wondering whats wrong with the AI? well I shall tell you.......EVERYTHING!!! So at the start of a skirmish match with the AI you will notice that the AI instantly knows exactly where all your units are placed and what type of units they are. The AI doesnt do any scouting at all they just insantly know everything about your forces and send the exact counters to your units. Another thing that really grinds my gears is that the AI doesnt have a limited resource pool. See if you have ever played another game from the wargame series you would know that you the human player is limited in resourses and at the beginning of a match you must go around the map capturing resource zones in order to gain more resourses to deploy more units......well........... the AI doesnt have to do that AT ALL!!! The AI isnt at all limited in resources and at the very begining of a skirmish match they will simply spam ALL the units that they have in there deck and send them into a MASSIVE blob that steam rolls the player while you struggle to get even a small handfull of units. This combined with the fact that the AI always knows everything about your units and where there at makes playing singleplayer nearly impossible and not fun at all. Multiplayer was fun but now that its dead theres no point to this game.

But wait! Theres more! The aircraft is unbalanced (kinda like this entire game) for example When attempting to play against the God awful AI you will need some Anti-Air systems because the AI likes to spam lots and lots of aircraft.
But! the anti-air is completely uselsess mainly because they cant hit $hit. Even if its a top of the line anti-air system it still cant hit a helicopter thats hovering right in front of it....(not even moving just sitting there in the AA's face and the AA still cant hit it), and thats helicopters! dont even get me started on jet fighters which the AI spams like there going outta style. They zoom over and drop there huge @$$ bombs destroying what little forces you had before your (top of the line) AA can even aim at them, and even if your AA hits a fighter jet it still doesnt destroy it. It takes alot more than it should to shoot down a jet.

This game was great when multiplayer was alive and if it still was I might actually have recommend this game.....but its not. They make this game look like a fine strategy game, but in reality its just a fancy arcade game with good graphics.
My advice. Dont even think about getting this game. Save your money and get the newest Wargame: Red Dragon.

I deeply hope that this review was helpful.
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KoZy
( 41.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
One of the best strategy game, you will have the feel of a real military commander on this one.
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Tamashi
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
No one even plays multiplayer! waste of money. I want a refund. I already Uninstalled the game. >:(
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Osmosis Jones
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Wargame: Airland Battle is a well-designed and carefully balanced game. The single player experience is somewhat confusing however, and I feel like the UI could be more user friendly and easier to understand. Additionally, in the single player mode the AI seem to do an excellent job of predicting EXACTLY what you are trying to do and confront you with the perfect counter every time. All the same, it was a fun experience and I'll definitely play it again.
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LEOTHELONEWOLF
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
If your looking for most challegeing game to play with your self or with your friends i recommend this game. Three things you should know. 1 Understand the game as much as you can. Before playing this in multiplayer or solo.
2 Try not to rush into the fight. Be smart play smart.
3 Trying to be cool in this game will make you look like a dum@ss, helping a teammate out and listing to what you're teammates have to say will lead you too nice win.
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Motherfucker
( 273.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
don't buy this one anymore, everyone have moved on to Red Dragon
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Phildo
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
If Arma was a good game. Kappa
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TwoStepsFromHell
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Awesome game, cool units and all. The problem however is the single player content. Way few missions and a very short campaign. Not even able to create own campaigns as a subsitute.
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danyaladnan.1
( 170.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
For those looking for a realistic war-game, look no further. However, I personally find Wargame: Red Dragon better because it also includes Naval forces.
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Snoogy
( 50.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Wargame: Airland Battle, a beginner's guide to why air superiority wins wars.
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ShinobiX
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Sounds like the perfect game for war junkies with tons of units and potential to set up ambushes on enemies. This works great with multiplayer, but if a single player game is your cup of tea then it falls flat on this end. Why?? Well to start the AI is rather dumb so to keep it in the game it has unlimited resources.

I set up a nice defensive position and murdered the AI to no end rarely losing a single asset. In the end I had shot every round and went through all my assets and the AI was still coming. You basically race against the clock to capture areas which may suit some people, but if you like to absolutely crush everything the enemy has you wont be able to in this game.

If they removed the timers and constrained the AI's resouces it would be a game I would highly recommend. I just dont care for it in its current form.
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kony
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Wargame: Airland Battle is a kind of a game I have never played before (I did not play any other games in the series). It's very unique, interesting, and finally, the gameplay is extremely entertaining! At least in multiplayer, because singleplayer sucks due to dumb AI. Playing with other players, however, gives a very fun experience, but you'd better have a lot of time for a single session because a single battle can take up to a few hours! In this strategy game tactics are more important than anything else, even weaker side may achieve an easy victory if it uses an effective tactics and its enemy does not. The game's units mostly play like rock-paper-scissors, some units are exceedingly effective against other, being average or useless against others, and being more susceptible to some enemy units than to other. Playing the game requires observation, thinking and adaptability to the changing conditions on the battlefield. The two sides are also very distinct and play quite differently. The only downside of the game is that "turtling" tactics works too well in many situations and some games end in stalemate because both players know whomever attacks first is likely to sustain heavy casualties and in consequence lose the game. Nonetheless, it is one of the best RTS games I have ever played and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys strategy games. Oh, and 10 vs 10 battles are just epic!
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dokterschlonz
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
i liked the singleplayer campaign of the first game european escalation.
this is basically the same game with added fighter jets. these fighter jets are an unnecessary addition that don't make the game any more fun. Then they made the single player campaign in this one un-fun and tedious (less work for lazy devs - its just a series of skirmishes with time limit and cheating ai). they also added unnecessary ships to their third game, which i also do not recommend. i recommend the first game, european escalation for the single nice player campaign.
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BumiBlade
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
This game was a piece of crap.
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commander cool
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Holy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥! i was expecting a lower tier version of wargame red dragon but i was suprised at how well made this was. For a game made a few years before red dragon, the game has a magnificant amount of units, loads of maps, and deck building, most of this cheaper then red dragon! the game has its own downsides though, graphically the game looks less realistic then red dragon, (excluding units), no naval battles (introduced in red dragon), slightly worse AI, a campaign that can easily bore people, and a lot less sunits then red dragon (and countries). Overall i reccomend this game!!
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Thempireswill
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
listen people ♥♥♥♥♥ about the 20 minute campgin battle time limit but i assuer my ♥♥♥ was saved so many times by the 20 minutes and was defeated by the 20 minutes its just depends i throughly enjoy the campgin and will proceed to beat all the of it ye i love this series of games
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Goomashroom
( 67.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Good game, so I'm recommending it, but DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID and buy this, enjoy it for 2 hours, only to realize that there's a newer version called Wargame: Red Dragon. For some reason Wargame: Airland Battle popped up in my "recommended games" list so I was intrigued and enjoyed it for those 2 hours, but then had to go buy Wargame: Red Dragon because it's multiplayer community is thriving.

In conclusion: good game, but oudated. Don't buy it, buy Wargame: Red Dragon instead because it still has a thriving multiplayer community! (Wargame: RD general chat is worth the money on its own, take my word for it.)
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PyroRush
( 175.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
one of the best games ever
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Wargame: Airland Battle is a kind of a game I have never played before (I did not play any other games in the series). It's very unique, interesting, and finally, the gameplay is extremely entertaining! At least in multiplayer, because singleplayer sucks due to dumb AI. Playing with other players, however, gives a very fun experience, but you'd better have a lot of time for a single session because a single battle can take up to a few hours! In this strategy game tactics are more important than anything else, even weaker side may achieve an easy victory if it uses an effective tactics and its enemy does not. The game's units mostly play like rock-paper-scissors, some units are exceedingly effective against other, being average or useless against others, and being more susceptible to some enemy units than to other. Playing the game requires observation, thinking and adaptability to the changing conditions on the battlefield. The two sides are also very distinct and play quite differently. The only downside of the game is that "turtling" tactics works too well in many situations and some games end in stalemate because both players know whomever attacks first is likely to sustain heavy casualties and in consequence lose the game. Nonetheless, it is one of the best RTS games I have ever played and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys strategy games. Oh, and 10 vs 10 battles are just epic!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Hella fun

The mechanics are easy. It is one of the best real time strategy games ever

How to play:
1) Get a friend to play with you.
2) Friend gets the game quickly and learns fast
2) You happen to like to play as PACT nation.
3) You say a pro-communist slur.
4) Friend happens to be an anti-communist
5) Gets mad at you and your entire army is bombed and shelled throughout the battle.
6) Be like "dayum. Mother Russia will have her revenge one day, capitalist dog!"
7) Fixed your deck
8) Spammed Russian rocket artillery.
9) Made a deviant smile on skype.
10) "Bye, capitalist."
11) Make a review and recommend


Score: 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Awesome, absolutely proves a challenge for some RTS players and the combined arms gameplay is absolutely stunning! The fact you're allowed to control Joint-Ops in the air and on the ground is awesome as it already is. A very wide range of units to choose from, each mission has its own form of approach on how to take your enemy down. Every unit has a counter measure, even the fastest of jets and the strongest of tanks may find themselves put down but what might appear to be the least expected unit to be thrown against them. This game takes into mind many aspects such as recon, armour penetration, accuracy, morale and even on-field errors and setbacks such as an Optical Failure or a track breaking loose, hampering the movement or accuracy of a tank or vehicle. Not even Helicopters or Jets are safe from the dangers of on-field setbacks.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
84.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
!!/10

Best RTS available.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Great game. Extremely fun tactical gameplay. Graphics are amazing even for low end computers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Awesome game, cool units and all. The problem however is the single player content. Way few missions and a very short campaign. Not even able to create own campaigns as a subsitute.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Good game, so I'm recommending it, but DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID and buy this, enjoy it for 2 hours, only to realize that there's a newer version called Wargame: Red Dragon. For some reason Wargame: Airland Battle popped up in my "recommended games" list so I was intrigued and enjoyed it for those 2 hours, but then had to go buy Wargame: Red Dragon because it's multiplayer community is thriving.

In conclusion: good game, but oudated. Don't buy it, buy Wargame: Red Dragon instead because it still has a thriving multiplayer community! (Wargame: RD general chat is worth the money on its own, take my word for it.)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
"Russians"

In Europe and America, there's a growing feeling of hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets
Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
It would be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too

How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy
There is no monopoly in common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the President
There's no such thing as a winnable war
It's a lie we don't believe anymore
Mr. Reagan says we will protect you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me, and you
Is if the Russians love their children too
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
My favorite rts strategy game, has a steep learning curve but fun to play and the models are nice.
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96 of 112 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
Sadly, I have to start off by saying my time in the military playing with the toys that this game has for units has somewhat colored my experience with this game... There are quirks about this as a military veteran and wargamer that drive me up the wall (AV-8 Harriers losing eyes on the target they are inbound for when a friendly ground unit is destroyed for example, never mind that the Harrier is inbound and should be 'eyes on' the target already before attacking). However, EVERY WARGAME I PLAY HAS THESE PROBLEMS. That is the nature of the wargame, to include the ones we played in the military to prepare for actual wars.

This game is darn close to what you can expect from a tactical simulation in the 'real world' training environment. If you get too focused in one area of the battlefield, you will get flanked and bombed from another. This chaos in a consumer RTS is priceless and should be embraced. I don't know how many times I've won a scenario and gone 'huh?!' in much the way I'd respond to ENDEX (end of excercise) in the miltary. Frankly, this is a credit to the developers. Scenarios can be frustrating hard compared to other RTS wargames out there because of this. Once you get into the flow of how things work in this game, you'll find yourself enjoying it and likely getting better and some of the other lesser RTS games out there.

While there are times I wish the units acted more like real units with the cabilities of their real counterparts, the above described chaos makes this well worth it.

Developers:

Do some more homework on how Close Air Support aircraft work. Just because a friendly ground unit is destroyed doesn't mean that the aircraft magically can't see its target anymore. Quite the contrary, when an aircraft is inbound onto a target, that unit should stay visible to it, even if others get lost in the blur (fog of war for fixed wing aircraft especially faster movers like the F-16 and MiG-27). A-10 and SU-25 pilots are less likely to lose their targets, and in fact should be able to spot targets better than others, this is the nature of the attack pilot. I'm hoping some of these issues are because of lack of processing power and AI limits....

Morale seems a bit too finicky. I've seen units in plenty of firefights continue on better than units in this game. It never ceases to amaze me how in RTS games with morale, units break so easy (or conversely, not at all in others).

Going back to the aircraft, loiter time for some of these aircraft is agonizingly so small, it negates much of the realism I see in other parts of the game. Even short duration fast movers hang out much longer than the short 30 seconds you get with some of the games airframes.

Perhaps a future scenario set can include units that are limited to the TO&E of actual units. You get a battalion of this, and that is it for the scenario. Support is what your brigade/division/corps allocates. Command points aren't bad though, the cost of units is pretty reasonable to keep the forces limited and close to actual NATO/WARPAC levels in the region.

I will likely play this a lot over the next few years. Good job, and I highly recommend this to any serious wargamer or anyone burned out with base building RTS games that get too much of a grind to them.
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
awsome game.
+ many units
+ optional deck creation
+ swedish units
+ fun in multiplayer

- my frineds will not buy it...
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
A really good game actually, poo on me if you disagree but I for one enjoy the need for combined arms, recon, cover ect. Line of sight plays a big part in combat as well considering as the US Army says "If you can see it, you can hit it, and if you can hit it, you can kill it." But be careful to regard your forces as important and rarely expendeble or you will wish you had'nt used those high mobility infantry with APCs for a diversion. Pros and cons?

Pros:
Im assuming fairly realistic.
Fun as heck to use cluster bombs and napalm
Many Countries to play as with they're own specialty units
It can be challenging
Offline is pretty fun, as my internet sucks
Spam attacking is just adorable to my variety of CAS assets.

Cons:
Lol, it's realistic
you WILL lose units if you are not careful, hell even if you are.
Damn cluster bombs are an infantry bane lol
Fun to watch infantry use anti tank and cause mass confusion among the armored column... just make sure they get in and get out before the bad guys get help lol.

My first steam review, if you'd like, you can tell me how I did, or what I could change in my methods of review for future review.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Well first of all of I have to say when I stared out with this game it had so many problems with it and just got so annoying to constantly fix them BUT after they were all sorted out I saw what a damn amazing game it was, how addictive and just how fun it really was.
In conclusion get the game even if your new to RTS (Like I was) and have some fun with it, for the problems the community is so helpful towards new players so make a discussion post and someone will sort it out. Just be patient.

9/10 – Great game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
737.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
One of my all time favs! Decent sound and graphics, but principally because of the great gameplay this game is a addiction.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
I'm still relatively new to the game, I read the 160 page guide and played (more like lost) several games (even though my most recent of which I held off 3 enemy assaults by myslef because, unknown to mee my teammates left). So I might change this review later. But for anyone who is looking to buy a Wargame and doesn't know which one to buy, do not buy this one. I regret asking a friend for this one during Christmas because it is nearly dead, if I could go back and get Red Dragon I would in a heartbeat. Besides that I love every part of this game, being a military nut I love the depth this game has and how accurately it depicts the growth of weaponry for a cold war that got a bit hotter. Retaining things like small arms development and changing things that do not fit the timeline. The deck system is a favorite of mine since I love creating my own decks in card games and making something unique that can be tweaked to perfection. This is my first military RTS so I cannot give opinions on most of the gameplay, but the idea of a 1-10v1-10 really makes me feel like I'm controlling joint combined arms operations in World War III. Eugen has made an amazing game - that, so far - I love.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Very dynamic and the graphic are good!
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434 of 468 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
490.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Yes. Buy this is you like proper strategy games. Multiplayer centric, don't play this for the SP experience. Worth every penny, more if you have friends to play with.

Do not treat this like Star Craft or C&C - it is more like SupCom, minus base building and "super unit rush" - you need to think about what you are doing.

Graphics work on nearly any machine conceivable and cross platform.

10/10

For those going "How can it run on nearly any machine?" please check this screenshot of minimum settings.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=231506644
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240 of 249 people (96%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
328.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
I want to give all you good people of Steam a candid review of this game, since most of the top reviews, which while funny and informative IF you've already played the game, don't really give you a good idea of what you're getting yourself into. Doesn't that circumvent the whole point of a review, which is to inform people who haven't bought the game? If you are considering buying this game, please read this review in its entirety.

This game is hard. Its brutally unforgiving. The tutorial is, like those found in many difficult games, worthless. The learning curve is a vertical wall that you must scale, and, for the most part, the only assistance the community is going to provide you is brutal death, game after game. Its a logistical nightmare to keep all of your units refuled, repaired, and rearmed, especially on the front lines where supply vehicles are particularly vulnerable. Forgot a couple key units when reinforcing an objective? Too bad, the enemy reconed your weakness, and you just got steamrolled. Now your teammate is having to divert assests to his flank because your lackluster defense left it exposed. Your teammate is mad because he is now working twice as hard with half the points. You're mad because, despite your best efforts, you got annihilated. Your team loses the game.

Such is life for most of your matches when you start playing. You will want to stop playing. You will have played 14 matches, and your opponent will have played 1283 (and presumably will be having way more fun than you are at that point). Things will happen more quickly than you can react. You are going to lose a lot.

But please, I urge you, do not stop. Because, at some point, you will have breakthough. You will begin understand why you were getting wrecked. You will begin to understand how to fix it. You will begin to grasp how to function on the battlefield. Then and there, you will be hooked. Granted, the time it takes to this point may vary for you, dependent on your aptitude for games of this nature. But it will come. And at that point, you will be able to enjoy the depth and complexity of the game, as opposed to just being confused and frustrated by it.

Since the amount of units and consequently wide variety of tactics are available, you will find yourself for hours thinking, "Hmm, what if I did this instead..." and then going to battle to see if it works. Its a nearly infinite loop of trial and error, and in this game, achieving success is so immensely gratifying that, even after decimating an opponent, you will still want to go back to the drawing board to see if you can improve your tactics even further.

-The graphics are wonderful, and even aren't terrible on a laptop.
-The unit selection is more deep and broad than you should ever need it to be, but its there for you anyway.
-The bang for your buck for this game (especially if it is on sale) is unparalleled.
-The game is superbly realistic, and all the unit models are built to near photo accuracy.

In conclusion, I want to recommend this game to everyone, but I just can't. It takes a lot of time and a lot of patience to get proficient. Personally, I love the game. I love games that make you think and that don't give you any help along the way. Its a game that says, "Here's the problem: solve it or you die" and, while you may have 50 solutions to choose from, you're going to have to figure them all out yourself. If that sounds appealing to you, then please, whether its on sale or not, buy the game. You will not be disappointed.
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282 of 308 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,136.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Best GLORIOUS VICTORY simulator ever created.

This multiplayer real-time strategy game centers itself on the scenario of the cold war going hot. With authentic representation of units from NATO and Warsaw PACT.

Before going into a game you can build your own decks. In these you can put a variety of units to choose from a pool of 800+ ranging from infantry men to air superiority fighters. This deck has a limited amount of points for "cards" depending on the faction or nation you choose. Also it allows for specializations such armored or paratrooper decks
The game lacks base building and instead it is focused on the control of zones in the map with Command Vehicles, depending on the game type, these areas provide income to buy units or victory points.

The game has a pretty steep learning curve, but it is really adictive.
Highly recommended
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306 of 350 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
768.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2013
Im always in the search of realistc high end graphics modern military warfare Real Time Strategy (RTS) games and hybrids.Its one of those games.My rating 9.5/10
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