Battles In Normandy is the new wargame in the award-winning Decisive Battles series from Strategic Studies Group, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr. Including a number of enhancements and scenarios for the full Normandy campaign, Battles In Normandy brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios. A full scenario editor is included and additional free scenarios are available online at www.ssg.com.au.
The 1.01 update includes improvements to the AI enemies, providing four levels of opponents to provide a challenge for all levels of play. Additionally, a number of hotkeys have been added to make playing faster and more dynamic. Lastly, the update includes a number of fixes, addressing all outstanding bug reports and improving security. Once again, the update and the game are both available from Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.
Battles In Normandy is based on the design and engine that propelled Korsun Pocket to several outstanding “Wargame of the Year” reviews and awards in 2003. Battles In Normandy features a new Decisive Battles game engine with a host of special new rules for amphibious and airborne operations, plus a huge number of other enhancements.