Bonne nouvelle, le nouveau wargame d’Ageod consacré à la guerre de Trente ans est désormais disponible. Ce thème peu fréquent avait déjà été joliment abordé à l’échelle tactique avec Pike & Shot (voir par exemple notre article, certes sur une époque légèrement différente, Pike and Shot : bataille de Gravelines – 1558), vous pouvez maintenant vous plongez encore plus en profondeur dans ce conflit méconnu avec Thirty Years War.
En attendant de plus amples informations sur le jeu, voici déjà une récente présentation, en anglais, par Pewpewchewchew. Et si besoin voyez aussi le communiqué ci-dessous ainsi que la fiche du jeu chez Ageod. Notez que Thirty Years War qui n’est a priori pour l’instant pas encore sur Steam est toutefois aussi disponible dans notre boutique partenaire.
Power, Religion and Battles
Thirty Years’ War is releasing today!
Epsom, UK – September 03, 2015.
“War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.” (Cardinal Richelieu – French statesman)
1618 – Tensions within the Holy Roman Empire have reached a climax. Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia and a zealous Catholic, is unpopular among his Protestant subjects. The revolt is brewing. Powerful European Protestant leaders are following the evolution of the situation at the frontiers of the Empire. Foreign interventions seem inevitable: Europe is on the brink of a long religious war!
Thirty Years’ War, the new wargame from Ageod, covers this decisive period of the modern European history. As the head of the Catholics or Protestants, the players have a considerable freedom of military and political actions. Recruiting new units, reinforcing the casualties with mercenaries, manoeuvring armies of thousands of men and planning yearly campaigns, will soon become their everyday life!
Powered by the famous AGE engine that proved to accurately simulate local conflicts and major wars alike, Thirty Years’ War is a wargame like no other, thanks to its deep and rarely covered historical context.
Players will have the chance to select scenarios, from 1618 to 1648:
• The Bohemian Revolt: This scenario covers the first years of the war, from the sieges of Pilsen and Budweiss to the intervention of the Catholic League and the battle of White Mountain in 1620.
• The Paladins: A small-scale scenario that represents the months of fight in the Rhenish Palatinate.
• The Danish Phase: This scenario runs from the Danish entry into the war to its final defeat and the treaty of Lübeck.
• The Swedish Intervention: King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden aims to invade the Holy Roman Empire in order to bring support to the German Protestants.
• The Thirty Years’ War: This ambitious scenario covers all the years of fighting, from the Bohemian Rebellion to 1648.
Ageod is part of the Slitherine Group
About the Slitherine Group
The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod (www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone’s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world’s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Group’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry.