There is a really good sale going on at Steam this weekend featuring a number of Slitherine products at a substantial discount. I picked up Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear for $9.89 (67% off the retail price of $29.99). Interestingly enough this appears to be a Steam only sale as the full price for that game is listed on the storefronts of both Matrix Games and Slitherine Games. The discounts range from 35% to as much as 75%, with significant savings on some great games such as Flashpoint Campaigns: RedStorm, Vietnam ’65, as well as the Decisive Campaigns series of games. The sale runs through Monday 3/13/17.
Actor Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017 due to complications from surgery. Paxton starred in a number of military themed or flavored movies including: Stripes, Commando, Aliens, Navy SEALs, Predator 2, U-571, and Resistance. Paxton had been recently starring in the new CBS crime-thriller Training Day. He is survived by his wife and two children.
This video covers a non-historical scenario that I am playing around with in the Scenario Maker application that ship with the free engine module. There is also an Establishment Editor and a Map Maker application available that allows you to create your own content. I have not designed a scenario is a number of years, however the new game is largely built upon the successes of the first game so it took very little time to get back into it.
The base module to the game is available for free on Steam.
Today I learned that Command Operations has finally landed on Steam. This is what I feel to be a logical conclusion of a journey that has taken this developer through several publishers and business models. The series began as Red Devils of Arnhem, and then progressed as Highway to the Reich, Conquest of the Aegean, Command Operations 1, and now the most recent iteration of the game engine, CO2. Along the way the theater shifted from Western Europe to Greece, and then back to the western front again through both CO1 and CO2.
This is my video review of a tactical turn-based action orientated game that features some light RPG elements. There is a bug with the game (or with its Steam interface) that causes a black screen upon exit to the desktop which requires a hard restart of the computer. I am currently playing the game in a reduced windowed resolution to get around this. While this is not an optimal solution, the game more than makes up for the technical shortcoming with some solid tactical gameplay.