It's BA day !!

PC : Battle Academy is a turn based tactical WWII game with almost limitless modding opportnuities.

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It's BA day !!

Post by admin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:00 am

Award winning strategy title and flagship product of Slitherine Ltd’s. internal development team, BBC Battlefield Academy is renamed.

Originally launched in August 2010, the game was immediately proclaimed by both critics and players as one of the most innovative and enjoyable strategy games of the year for novices and grognards alike. The product was originally scheduled to have a number of add-ons and platform adaptations, but these have been held back after allegations of copyright infringement was initiated by Electronic Arts.

Settlement has now been reached and the game is back with a change of name BBC BATTLE ACADEMY, together with a wealth of new content to rekindle the flame and continue the success that has been badly curtailed.  Slitherine may have lost the field, but have certainly won the battle!



BATTLE ACADEMY re-launches in grand style, with a brand new version for Mac users. This iteration of the game has exactly the same content, but a completely renewed and intuitive UI to make it more accessible for the different control systems available on Apple devices. The game is fully compatible with the PC version, so any player that bought the PC version will be able to use their save-games in the Mac version.

Moreover the multiplayer system is also fully compatible, so any Mac user is able to play against PC users through Slitherine’s acclaimed PBEM++ multiplayer system. This system makes the game completely ‘portable’, so that any game started on PC can be continued on Mac and if required switched back again to PC.

We are very proud to bring this franchise to Mac”, said Philip Veale, Technical Director of Slitherine. “There is an increased demand for our genre of games on the Mac and we are sure BATTLE ACADEMY can easily challenge to become the most played strategy game on the Apple system. Players find it so easy to get into the game and start head-to-head battles, through our PBEM system. We have taken the decision to make the game fully integrated with other platforms and we will continue to do this in future iterations as well!”.

More information about the Mac version of BATTLE ACADEMY and its add-on BATTLE ACADEMY Blitzkrieg France can be found on the dedicated product page

Additionally a brand new add-on is now also available for both PC and Mac: BATTLE ACADEMY Operation Market Garden challenges players to [span]use all their tactical skills to capture Arnhem bridge and secure a crucial victory against the Germans in one of the most complex engagements ever fought. Eight brand new single player missions, four multiplayer maps and the introduction of a campaign mode which includes carrying over units from mission to mission, make this new add-on an incredible package that any BATTLE ACADEMY player will just have to have to play.

We listen to our players as much as we can,” said Iain McNeil, Development Director of Slitherine. “We have been asked for a campaign mode and we know this has been the top demand from our players. It took us a lot of development resources and time, but we decided that we just had to bring this to our loyal fan base, and it makes the expansion an amazing package. We are sure we are going to make a lot of our fans happy with this one”.

For more information about BATTLE ACADEMY Operation Market Garden, check out the product page.

Slitherine is also launching a brand new BATTLE ACADEMY demo, for both PC and Mac. The demo is a custom created mission with a movie-like flavor, taking players to a small village in Normandy. It’s the perfect introduction to the series and makes an ideal step into the realm of BATTLE ACADEMY for anyone who has not yet had a chance to play this great game. The demo is available for download from these mirrors:, PC, Mac), (PC, Mac).

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Post by MrsWargamer » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:05 am

EA Electronic Arts, those people can change their name for all I care.

Excessive As*holes.

Glad to see you guys were able to sort out a demo, often a major aggro, for people that simply can't accept how everyone is telling them this is the best wargame to come out in 10 years. Forget best of the year of 2010, this game is the best of the previous decade.

And yes, I own all the other wargames that might object to my calling BBC BA the better game, so I DO know what I am talking about.

Even Gary's mega title War in the East is really just an immense behemoth that likely will be played as often as my purchase of War in the Pacific.

Matrix Games partnering with you guys was the smartest thing they have done since they began offering Steel Panthers World at War.

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Re: It's BA day !!

Post by Examinondas » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:40 am

admin wrote:Slitherine may have lost the field, but have certainly won the battle!
:D :D

Well done!

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Post by Richie61 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:58 pm

I am still waiting for EA Electronic Arts is patch my 2005 NASCAR Sim Racing game :evil:

Market Garden is a SWEET add on! THANK YOU Team!!!

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Post by Amaz_Ed » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:02 pm

Bioware make amazing RPG's, EA take over Bioware, Bioware now make awful games.....enough said.

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