A turn-based strategy game like no other has landed on Steam. Approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, Battle Academy aims to revolutionise the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling gameplay.
User reviews: Very Positive (55 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 4, 2010

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Includes 7 items: Battle Academy, Battle Academy - Blitzkrieg France, Battle Academy - Fortress Metz, Battle Academy - Operation Husky, Battle Academy - Operation Market Garden, Battle Academy - Operation Sealion, Battle Academy - Rommel in Normandy

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Includes 2 items: Battle Academy, Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front

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Includes 6 items: Battle Academy - Blitzkrieg France, Battle Academy - Fortress Metz, Battle Academy - Operation Husky, Battle Academy - Operation Market Garden, Battle Academy - Operation Sealion, Battle Academy - Rommel in Normandy

 

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June 4

Battle Academy is in a weekly Humble Bundle!

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About This Game

The hit turn-based strategy game has landed on Steam! #1 strategy game in the app store in 46 countries.
Approachable, absorbing, detailed and yet visually impressive, Battle Academy aims to revolutionize the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling gameplay. This quick-paced easy-to-learn strategy title boasts an impressive number of unit types and different missions and delivers endless replay value because of cleverly designed online multiplayer system, built in scenario editor and a host of user mods and scenarios.

Battle Academy is an action-packed tactical strategy game where you have to take command of a select group of units and lead them through battles on the many different fronts of World War II. As a commander, you will have to employ real world combined-arms tactics in order to secure victory. This means you will have to lay ambushes to surprise opposing forces, use suppressing fire to pin them, flank hostile armor for maximum effect and, if necessary, assaults the enemy to clear strong points. In some cases you will also have access to powerful off map artillery and air support with the capacity to weaken the enemy defenses or even stop an enemy attack dead in its tracks. At the same time you will have to play close attention to the morale of your own troops and use recon units to spot any hostile ambushes or flanking attacks.

To achieve this, Battle Academy offers a clean and intuitive interface that makes it easy to control your troops and at the same time makes sure you will never lose sight of the battle. This means that you will be focused on what really matters; your mission objectives, battle tactics and unit positioning.

The game engine is also completely script-driven and therefore easy to mod, allowing players to create their own missions and scenario and even complete game overhauls in a simple and effective way.

Multiplayer

Slitherine’s revolutionary server-based PBEM++ system completes the package, for a gaming experience that will certainly please both hard core wargamers and newcomers. This asynchronous multiplayer system means you can easily find opponents anywhere in the world any time of day and play at your own pace. There are thousands of games on going at any time.

Battle Academy is also available on iPad and offers cross-platform multiplayer, this means that there will always be someone to challenge online! You can even start your turn at home on your PC and then continue it or play another turn on your iPad on the train.

Base Game Features

  • Control British, US, Polish, Canadian forces in 3 epic campaigns covering more than 30 varied battles or take control of Italian and German forces in multiplayer.
  • Select from a vast array of equipment including 100 units from 6 nations - Shermans, Fireflys, Panthers, Tigers, Stukas, Hurricanes, P47s and much more!
  • Gameplay features include ambushes, line of sight, artillery barrages, airstrikes, scouts, morale, APCs, flame throwers, heavy bombers, snipers and suppression.
  • Your units gain experience as they fight. Get promoted to Veteran and Elite status and gain new skills.
  • Addictive multiplayer modes using Slitherines revolutionary multiplayer server.
  • Huge modding opportunities. The game has been designed so that its easily moddable and accessible scripts control all aspects of combat, user interface and the game's appearance.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel P4/AMD Athlon XP or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 1GB RAM for Vista or above
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Took me a very long time to realize that this comes pretty close to the old Steel Panthers games.

Steel Panthers used to be my favorite game - in the latter nineties - and I've missed that gameplay a lot, until..

Battle Academy looks different, but the basic gameplay is pretty much the same, especially if you choose the top view.
The in game graphics are ok, far better than the majority of rehash wargames, but far from cutting edge. The gui is ancient. However the game play is great, and although Battle Academy is easy to learn and enjoy, it has enough challenge to cater for more hard core wargamers. Note, the game is not about realism, however the tactical gameplay is fun.

Unfortunately BA doesn't come with a skirmish mode, but the core game and dlc offer plenty of play time.

Battle Academy 2 is even better, with its fine tuning, Eastern Front armored clashes and a skirmish mode which ensures replayability.

Nevertheless I can highly recommend the original Battle Academy, but be sure to get the full collection as it saves you a lot of money.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Having just reviewed Hell, a game that uses the same engine, I am pleasantly surprised to see it put to use as intended. This is a good turn-based strategy game well worked, with all the extras you could want. It has an extensive campain, dlc for more should you want them, an editor, and multiplayer mode. It's amazing the difference a little polish and balance can make.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Hopefully this trend of making limited games for mobiles and then converting them to PC is not the future.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This was a very fun game! Everything was very historically correct to my knowledge. The only downside is that some of the infantry lack proper detail, and that in the scenario editor you cannot play as the axis.
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
I initiallly played the game back in January of 2012, so I'm sure the game has changed somewhat since I last played it due to updates, but I imagine my comments still apply. Battle Academy is a turn-based tactical WWII strategy game where you can command various infantry, tank, transports, etc across a tile based battlefield. The UI and clear presentation make it approachable for players without a lot of war game experience. Even though war is a serious subject, the story in the campaign is presented in a pretty light-hearted comic book / graphic novel style.The game has three campaigns covering North Africa, D-Day and the Ardennes.

I enjoyed my time with Battle Academy. Movement, line of sight, and morale, along with detailed combat factors make for interesting battles. When I initially played the game the UI shrouded many of the details factored into combat, but the easy-to-mod data files and scripts do offer up all of the juicy bits. I actually modded the game so the UI exposed more of the factors (and I'm not a big modder, although I do have a software development background). This lack of information was the biggest drawback for me, but more data may now be exposed by the UI without modding because according to the patch notes some more advanced tool tips were added. The scenarios provide enough of a challenge for victory with the option to try for more difficult achievements, accommodating a variety of skill levels. Ambushes and bombardments keep the tension up as you fear for the virtual soldiers traversing the open ground. Expansions, user-created content, and multi-player options should extend the game's shelf life. If interested you can visit my full review.
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