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Wargame AirLand Battle shows its Union Jack

The British flag flies high in the latest batch of screens from the upcoming RTS Wargame AirLand Battle.

In these pictures, we notice many new English units making an appearance. Among them, the Tracked Rapier and the FV-434 Falcon, two anti-air support vehicles that will be efficient in dispatching enemy aircraft; the Alvis Stalwart, an armored supply truck; and the FV-510 Warrior, an armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Of course, the RAF (the Royal Air Force) is also present. We can see the Tornado, the Jaguar, the Harrier and their variants, flying in formation above the magnificent reliefs than now compose the landscape of the maps of Wargame.

I still have a hard time believing that’s an RTS in those screens. Wargame AirLand Battle (which is the sequel to Wargame: European Escalation) from Eugen Systems looks so much more like an action title or a flight sim at this point than a point and click strategy game, but that’s just what it is. Set during the Cold War era of the mid-70s through the late ’80s (right on the highway to the danger zone!), Wargame AirLand Battle pits NATO against the Warsaw Pact countries with tanks, planes, and more.

There are actually over 750 real, period specific vehicles in the game and all of them will blow up beautifully thanks to the series’ new weapon systems, fire and special effects.

Command all the military resources of the Cold War era, from tanks to planes which make an outstanding entrance in the series! A total of 150 planes strengthen the playable arsenal of the game, from fighters to bombers to electronic warfare planes. Four new nations and their vehicles join the original eight from the first game, making a total of over 750 vehicles and combat units rendered in realistic detail with new textures! In Wargame: AirLand Battle, realism is also strengthened thanks to a new weapons system, better handling of fire and its effects, and a new Urban Combat Interface (UCI) allowing for battle inside cities block by block to take them over.

The game also supports single and multiplayer with decisions having “an impact on the tactical outcome of battles, and also impacts the evolution of the global conflict”

Check out Wargame AirLand Battle when it comes in for a landing on the PC soon.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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