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First Screenshots of Upcoming New El Alamein iPad Wargame

El Alamein iPad game

Shenandoah Studio, makers of the excellent Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow strategic wargames for the iPad, have released the first screenshots of their upcoming new title on the battle of El Alamein.

The new game will be titled Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein, and will be focused on the crucial battles fought in North Africa during World War II. It’s set for release in the Spring of 2014. Hit the break for a couple more screenshots from the game …

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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame Updated: New Icon, Improved Play Balance & More

Drive on Moscow Icon

Drive on Moscow, my new favorite strategy wargame for the iPad, has been updated today – to Version 1.0.3. The update adds a new subtitle – so the game is now Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow – and a striking new icon, as you can see above.

The update is more than just cosmetic though, it also brings changes to improve gameplay and the balance of play. Here’s the full change list

• Fixed freeze or crash in AI
• Fixed tracking of online victories and resignations
• Changed out of fuel icon to avoid confusion with out of supply
• Fixed a Tutorial bug
• Adjusted victory levels for three scenarios
• Minor corrections in Help

This was a superb strategic wargame right out of the gate; it’s nice to see it already getting a substantial update less than a month after release.

Here’s an App Store link for Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow; it’s priced at $13.99.

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Price Drops: Battle of the Bulge iPad Game on Sale at $4.99 Now


The excellent Battle of the Bulge strategic wargame for the iPad, from Shenandoah Studio, is on sale starting today for just $4.99. That’s 50% off its standard $9.99 price tag.

The sale is to mark both the Thanksgiving holiday and the launch of Shenandoah’s superb new Drive on Moscow game.

If you’re even an occasional reader here you probably know that I love the Battle of the Bulge game and picked it as one of The Best iPad Apps of 2012.

This is a great time and a great price to check out this fun and challenging iPad wargame. Here’s an App Store link for Battle of the Bulge; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.

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Drive on Moscow iPad Strategy Game – Out Now

Drive on Moscow iPad wargame

Drive on Moscow, a new strategic wargame for the iPad from the makers of the excellent and award-winning Battle of the Bulge, is available now in the App Store. This new game lets you take command of the Axis or Soviet armies in the largest battle of World War II.

Battle of the Bulge was the first real, classic board game style wargame for the iPad. It’s a superb game and was one of our selections for The Best iPad Apps of 2012.

Drive on Moscow looks even better. It offers turn-based gameplay and lets you go to war against the game’s stellar AI or online versus a friend or a random opponent – and now on a much bigger scale with this massive battle on the Russian front.

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Notable New iPad Games: Civil War II: 1862

Civil War II 1862 iPad game

Civil War II: 1862 is a new iPad wargame from the clever folks at Hunted Cow Studio. It’s a prequel to their excellent Civil War: 1863 and and other good looking strategic wargame title for the iPad. In fact it sounds like a nice step up from its predecessor in some ways:

… incorporating the detailed strategic gameplay of the original while adding major new features and improvements such as flank attacks and strategic movement. Melee combat has also been given greater emphasis and the range of troop quality has been expanded to include elite units.

The game lets you play 7 different campaigns that are based on 14 historical battles from the American Civil War – 13 of them can be played as either side. There are 5 more campaigns that can be added via In-App purchase at just 99 cents each.

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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame Set for Release Next Week

Drive on Moscow iPad wargame

Drive on Moscow, the first sequel to the excellent Battle of the Bulge strategic wargame for iPad from Shenandoah Studio, is set to be released next Thursday, November 21.

Battle of the Bulge is the first real, old-school strategic wargame, and was one of our picks for the Best iPad Apps of 2012. I’m a huge fan of the game and of Shenandoah Studio – a company that is committed to bringing classic board-style wargames to the iPad and iOS. They already have a number of great titles in the pipeline, including an epic sounding Gettysburg game.

Next up is Drive on Moscow – here’s a little Intro to it and an excellent video trailer for the game:

Drive on Moscow puts players in command of the largest battle of World War II, tasked to defend the homeland as the Soviets, or lead a bold push to seize the Russian capital as the Axis. Featuring turn-based gameplay and an award-winning UI design, Drive on Moscow is built from the ground up for iPad. Play online, face-to-face, or against challenging AI opponents. With accessible rules, Drive on Moscow is a great wargame experience for casual and veteran players alike.

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Battle of the Bulge Game Updated: Universal App, Player’s Guide, 40% Off Sale

Battle of the Bulge iPad Game

If you’ve been visiting here for any length of time you know that I’m a huge fan of the Battle of the Bulge game from Shenandoah Studio. It’s one of my favorite iPad games ever and is a proper, old school strategic wargame for the iPad.

Oops, after today’s big new 2.0 update for the app it is a proper, old school strategic wargame for the iPad and iPhone.

This update also brings some more goodies to the app. There’s a new Player’s Guide to help improve your tactics and also a Designer’s Guide. The Player’s Guide is free, though you still have to get it via the In-App ‘Shop’ page. Once you get it, it is added to the game’s Help area.

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More Early Screenshots of Upcoming Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame

Drive on Moscow iPad wargame


Drive on Moscow is the next strategic wargame for the iPad being developed by the great team at Shenandoah Studio. Shenandoah are the developers of the superb Battle of the Bulge iPad wargame and they plan to develop a whole series of turn-based strategy games for the iPad. Their titles are designed in a way that makes them a lot like an old-school wargame played as a board game, but taking full advantage of the iPad in creating a new generation of these games.


This week Shenandoah has released their Drive on Moscow Design Diary 2, in which the game’s designer discusses using the game system from Battle of the Bulge and all the ways he has adapted and modified it to make it more appropriate for the Eastern Front campaigns that are involved in Drive on Moscow.

They’ve also offered up a few more early game screenshots – like the one shown above. I love seeing these shots that show the larger scale of this upcoming game.

Hopefully we’ll see Drive on Moscow released before the end of this year.

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New iPad Wargame – Ancient Battle: Rome

Ancient Battle Rome iPad app

Ancient Battle: Rome is the latest iPad wargame app from Hunted Cow Studios – makers of the excellent Civil War: 1863 iPad wargame. This new game is the first one of this type that I can recall seeing that’s focused on an ancient era and in particular on Julius Caesar’s campaigns.

Here’s a slice of the game’s introduction and a little detail on some of the epic battles it covers:

Included in the initial release is ‘Caesars campaign in Gaul’ culminating in the classic siege of Alesia, and the campaign between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, including the battle of Pharsalus.
You can also purchase additional campaigns, of the invasion of Brittania with the highlight of Queen Boudicca’s demise at the battle of Verulamum, and Germania with the Roman massacre at Teutoburger Wald.

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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame: Sneak Peek at Early Game Art

Drive on Moscow battle screen

Drive on Moscow is the next iPad wargame coming soon from Shenandoah Studio – makers of the fantastic Battle of the Bulge iPad wargame that was one of our picks for the Best iPad Apps of 2012.

It’s only been a couple of weeks since Drive of Moscow was announced, but it looks like development of the game is storming along like the German army before winter set in.

Shenandoah has posted the first Design Diary entry for it on their blog, focused on the order of battle for Drive on Moscow. The diary post includes some early stage game screens / game art. The post is a great read in itself and gives some insight into all the hard work and research that goes into these titles.

And the game screen images are great to see of course. You can definitely notice the larger number of units available here, as compared to Battle of the Bulge.

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until Drive on Moscow is released – I can’t wait to play this game.

Check out the first Drive on Moscow design diary when you have a chance.

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Civil War: 1863 for iPad Updated – New Confederate Campaign to Purchase

Civil War 1863 iPad game

The excellent Civil War: 1863 iPad game has been updated this week, to Version 1.5.

This latest update to the game adds one new purchasable campaign. The new Leviathan campaign is one where you’re in command of the Confederate forces and offers 8 missions.

The new campaign is available via In-App purchase for $0.99.

I did a review of Civil War: 1863 last year and was very impressed with it. Here’s just a little slice of what I had to say about the game:

I’ve become a huge fan of this game over the course of the last few weeks. I’ve played it a whole lot – playing nearly all the missions in all the available free and paid-for campaigns at all three difficulty levels. Like a good book, I find this game quite hard to put down.

The game continues to get regular updates and new campaigns, making for more good hours of gameplay.

Here’s an App Store link for Civil War: 1863; it’s priced at $1.99.

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