Wargame: AirLand Battle Features Over 750 Combat Units
By Benjamin Wilbur. January 21, 2013, 9:00 AM CDT
Wargame: AirLand Battle is a real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems, publisher Focus Home Interactive, featuring units from one of the most paranoid time periods in world history, the Cold War. The game’s single player story line follows a war between NATO and Warsaw Pact between 1975 and 1985. I can’t wait to see how a Russian winter looks illuminated by blazing tank husks, streaking tank shells, and dogfights between fighter jets.
This sequel adds 150 planes to the series and more than 200 new ground based units. There are over 750 unique vehicles and combat units in this game that also features an updated and more powerful version of the IRISZOOM engine to better capture the large scale air/land battles and a new urban combat interface (UCI) for battling in cities, block by block. Players can customize their own armies in single-player or multiplayer modes.
When period war games are released, I want to see an Easter egg or hidden unlockable that’s completely non sequitur. Don’t you think communist orcs using twentieth century technology would be an entertaining bonus army? What about an unlockable level with erupting volcanoes as part of the environment?
If you could add a custom unit, what would it be?
Wargame: AirLand Battle is scheduled for a Spring 2013 release for PCs. Enjoy the screenshots below.
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Benjamin Wilbur is a dungeon master, writer, and gamer living in Arlington, Texas. He has two cats, one girlfriend, and a whelming wit.