Experience the brutality and randomness of war as an Allied tactical commander in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. Train, equip, and command a squad of soldiers as you fight against the fanatical Imperial Japanese Empire.
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Very Positive (165) - 88% of the 165 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 21, 2019

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Includes 3 items: Skirmish Line, Mad Jack, Skirmish Line - United Front


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May 23

Build 1.2.0 Shanghai

Build 1.2.0 introduces the United Front DLC, featuring the Chinese-Burma-India theater. United Front features a new game mode that has the player choosing from one of four equipment packages every 20 wave. Each package offers its own set of units, weapons, and support options in addition to a bonus benefit.

Earn 10 new Chinese medals that are exclusive to the United Front defense mode. All benefits from these medals will apply to all defense game modes when applicable.

New enemy units have also been added. Kwantung Veterans will advance mercilessly on your position while mechanized infantry riding Type 1 Ho-Ha half-tracks will drive straight up to your lines. Kenpei officers will encourage relentless infantry assaults, and the dreaded Gas Troops will deploy poison gas to smother out your troops.

Plus mode variants of the Defense in Depth and Sector Defense modes will incorporate new enemies for players looking even more challenges on the original two defense modes.

Additional Patch Notes
-Updated turret on Type 97 tank.
-Tunnel troops will now attempt to exit in a straight line.
-Decreased price of M1A1 Thompson from 15 to 12 Command Points.
-Decreased price of M1912 Winchester Shotgun from 10 to 5 Command Points.
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April 22

Build 1.1.0 Ramree

Build 1.1.0 Ramree implements a new Sandbox mode, allowing players to choose the spawn rate of enemy units along with unlimited Command Points. Experiment to your delight. Build a complex defense network and experiment at your whim. Medals and ribbons will be disabled on Sandbox mode.

We are also releasing the first of the two promised DLCs. Ramree features the Mad Jack DLC, adding a new hero unit and a new squad deployment option featuring some strange birds of unusual size. A new Steam achievement for reaching wave 100 using the new squad deployment option has also be added!

Patch Notes
-Mad Jack DLC implemented.
-Sandbox mode implemented.
-Decrewed vehicles will no longer be retreated to the next position on Defense in Depth.
-Reduced morale bonus for soldiers making suppression checks for nearby shots from 50% to 25%.
-Increased starting Command Points for the Marauder Deployment from -120 to -60.
-Increased suppression power of BAR and Johnson LMG by 20%.
-Resized medals for improved scaling.
-Updated Russian and Chinese localization.
-Fixed an issue where some bodies would not gib.
-Fixed an issue where certain bodies would remain on map while invisible.
-Fixed an issue where paratroopers would land around Drop Zones rather than on them.
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About This Game

As an Allied tactical commander in the Pacific Theater, you are in charge of fending off the fierce Imperial Japanese military whilst adapting to an ever changing environment. Build trenches, call in artillery, upgrade your squad, and lead them to victory.

Skirmish Line is a Mud-and-Blood-like game, taking core fundamentals such as as a bird's eye view camera, semi-autonomous units, and heavy randomization. Skirmish Line aims to deliver an updated playing experience, featuring new mechanics and content. Both fans of Mud and Blood and new players alike will find the game challenging as they face off against the fanatical Imperial Japanese army, featuring a host of exotic weapons, vehicles, and of course, the infamous Banzai charges.

Skirmish Line is a brutal and difficult endless defense game featuring three modes:

Defense in Depth
Defend three positions in succession against the relentless Imperial Japanese Army. If the enemy overruns, you will retreat to the next position. Should you find the enemy assaults too overwhelming, you may manually fallback to the next position. Do you retreat in order to preserve the lives of your men, or do you put up a determined defense in order to hold valuable ground?

Point Defense
For a more traditional experience, Point Defense is stylized after Mud and Blood 2. Advance forward to find favorable terrain or to gain valuable command points to spend on new soldiers, weapons, and defenses. But be careful, there is no retreat, no fallback positions in this mode!

Campaign Mode
Build and manage your own squad in a persistent campaign, spanning multiple missions. You will be pressured by the overzealous theater commander to succeed on your missions at all costs, pitting the lives of your men versus the mission's objective. As you progress, you will be sent on more dangerous missions. Use your renown as a field commander to purchase powerful upgrades in order to keep your squad alive and to complete the mission.

Ribbons, Medals, and Rank
Complete extraordinary feats to earn ribbons and medals. Each ribbon or medal offers benefits to your squad. Gain access to special weapons, soldiers, and new tactics as you rank up.

Official Wiki
We understand that Skirmish Line can be a very difficult game. We have an official wiki for players to share their knowledge.

Official Disclaimer
Skirmish Line takes direct inspiration from Mud and Blood 2 but is not an official Mud and Blood game nor is it affiliated with that of its primary creator, Urbzz. For the official series, check out the Mud and Blood Network!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Includes cartoon violence and optional mature language.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista or greater
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800, AMD HD 4600, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or above
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.10+
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800, AMD HD 4600, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or above
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800, AMD HD 4600, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or above
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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