En bref. En parallèle de différentes mises à jour par WDS du catalogue des wargames de John Tiller, sachez que les démos de Panzer Battles, Squad Battles et Napoleonic Battles ont elles aussi été patchées. Passant toutes trois en version 4.0 (voir un changelog ci-après, les autres n’étant pas disponibles pour le moment a priori, reportez-vous au nouveau site de WDS). Voilà un bon point supplémentaire si vous hésitez à découvrir ces différents wargames pointus.

Attention, tous les anciens liens vers JTS ne sont probablement plus bien fonctionnels, si une redirection automatique ne s’effectue pas, il vous faut désormais aller directement chez WDS (voir cette brève).

Nouveaux liens : la démo de Panzer Battles est par là. Celle de Squad Battles est par ici. Celle de Napoleonic Battles est elle par là. Il faut néanmoins toujours “acheter” pour 0 $ un numéro de série spécial afin de faire fonctionner ces démos.

Au passage sachez que en théorie une autre démo aurait dû sortir cette année, pour la série Early American Wars, sur le sujet de Little Big Horn et de Custer, mais on n’a pour le moment plus de nouvelles à ce sujet.

A lire également sur ces séries nos articles suivants :

 

Changelog

Panzer Battles Demo Patch 4.00 Changelog
First Wargame Design Studio Release

Enhancements
• The Alternative Assault Resolution (AAR) optional rule has been ported from Panzer
Campaigns. The AAR rule has been adjusted so that Bunkers, Pillboxes and Forts are not
considered hard targets for assaults. All units use their assault values rather than their hard values when attacking a fortification. This rule is on by default.
• Revised the indirect fire algorithm to not scale down firepower when adjusting for target
stacking sizes below that of half the maximum allowable stacking size.
• Weather is now determined per turn, rather than once per day. If programmed weather is
elected in the optional rules, weather will change within the programmed values.
• Storms are now determined per turn, rather than once per day. If programmed weather is elected in the optional rules, storms will change within the programmed values.
• Replacement and Recovery rates are now enabled. The code was directly ported from
Panzer Campaigns and works the same as in that series.
• The Frozen Penalty was adjusted to reduce the impact on movement rates.
• The Frozen Penalty is now halved in terms of adjusting the defense value of units occupying a Bunker or Pillbox.
• Minor PDT adjustments
• Terrain graphical enhancements will change feature graphics if the ground condition is snow or frozen.
• Other graphical changes are included such as revised river hexsides and marsh.
• Scenario Descriptions can now have carriage returns allowing paragraphing.

Panzer Battles Demo 1.01 Changelog

Enhancements
• New variable objective victory points. See the User manual for more information.
• Revisions to AI behaviour.
• New scenario selection screen. In some cases, on high resolution screens we have seen
occasional corruption. If this is the case, use the included shortcut; bon – Legacy Selection
Screen.
• Newly implemented: Shortcut key; press TAB and hold to show the Alternative Unit and
Terrain information. Press TAB and Space to keep the Alternative information showing. Press
TAB again to revert.
• Newly implemented: View > Map Slopes.
• Newly implemented: Settings > Scrolling, Settings > Hex Highlights, Settings > Map
Contours.
• Newly implemented: Settings > Cursor > Small / Standard / Large
• Minor revisions to the assault icons used on the tool bar
• Updated General Help guide with a revised layout and additional information.
• Updated User guide with a revised layout and additional information.
• Updated icons for the game and editor exes.
• New sound suite based off the revised captures used in the Panzer Campaigns Gold series.
Graphic Changes
• All new ground terrain based off the new Crete terrain from Battles North Africa 1941.
• New airfield graphics (not used).
• New on-map objectives to cater for variable VPs.
Scenario Updates
• The Mersa Brega scenarios have been updated to the version released with Panzer Battles
North Africa 1941
• Two new variable victory point scenarios for Mersa Brega, bringing the total variants to eight
• Five new scenarios covering the actions crossing the Tartar wall in the Perekop area in the
Crimea in 1941
• Two new scenarios covering actions in Narva Estonia in 1944
• One new scenario covering an action at Cassino Italy in 1944

Panzer Battles Demo 1.00 Changelog

• Original release in this series.

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