App description: "Battle of the Bulge is a must-have for anyone with an interest in historical wargaming. 5 Stars" - TouchArcade

Battle of the Bulge invites you, the player, to lead the Axis or the Allies to victory on the snowy battlefields of World War II. In this turn-based strategy game, you command your forces to capture important locations, secure key supply routes, and engage the enemy. Designed specifically for iOS, Battle of the Bulge captures the spirit of traditional board wargames while providing excellent UI design and accessibility for new players.

Key features include:
Play against AI opponents with unique personalities
Play against friends online through Game Center or on one device with Pass and Play.
Fast turns, deep strategy
Play scenarios like the quick, tense, fight in the opening days to a campaign covering the entire battle as either the Axis or the Allies
Learn with the tutorial and quick start guide, or visit our online strategy forums to learn from other players
Full rules, charts, tables and other information included for advanced players
Extensive historical photos and commentary
Universal support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
Localized for Spanish and Japanese
Retina support
First in a series of WWII titles by legendary designers including: John Butterfield, Ted Raicer, and Mark Herman


Praise for Battle of the Bulge:

Its completely nailed the right ways to present a tabletop game in a digital format... No High Scores

Battle of the Bulge is a landmark iPad game. Its deep without feeling complex, and fun without feeling light. Further, its beautiful, both visually and aurally, and so intuitive that you dont need a tutorial to learn the interface. If youre at all into turn-based gaming, give this one a try. If youre not, give this one a try, anyway. MobileTechReview

A game that will make historical strategy diehards swoon, while also being pretty enough, and easy enough to learn, to draw in people who never knew that this was the game they'd been waiting for. TouchArcade

In terms of war simulation games on the App Store, I havent seen a better game TUAW

a game of considerable majesty awaits you Gamezebo

Easily the most educational game Ive ever played. Eurogamer

"Battle of the Bulge is as cold, brutal, and unforgiving as the titular conflict, but it's also one of the top choices for hardcore iPad strategists." - Pocket Gamer UK

djflippy's comments:










12-16-2012, 06:22 PM
#91
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,283
I just had the most tense and epic game I've ever had.
Full campaign as Allies against Dietrich.
We fought for every damn bridge.
EVERY one.
I won, but he was really close to breakthrough my lines and he cut off Bastogne 2 times, even if he couldn't take it.

AMAZING, truly amazing game.
12-16-2012, 06:44 PM
#92
LOL, just checked the official BotB company site and they have a sentence from my App Store review posted! Rather honored actually, just a tiny bit unnerved that they used my full name though! Well if I can help them sell any more copies its worth it

Current games: Ascension, Drive on Moscow, Panzer Corps
Best of: Rogue Touch, Dungeon Raid, KoDP, BotB
Waiting for: El Alamein, Galactic Keep, FTL
GC: Emos

12-17-2012, 02:02 AM
#93
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Zrich, Switzerland
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddunham View Post
Shenandoah Studio is aware that the game is not available in Germany (and I believe Austria and Switzerland), despite us having set it to be. Weve contacted Apple to straighten things out.
Monday 17th, still nothing in the Swiss app store. This is so gonna be worth the wait :-)
12-17-2012, 02:22 AM
#94
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Cologne, Germany
Posts: 259
Same here in Germany...
I never bought an IOS game for 8.99 but when I see that there are 125 or so ratings in the AppStore and all these are 5 Star ones and when I read the praise this game gets here, I think that I have to buy it.
I like war games. I started playing them on my C64 which I got when I was 17, back in 1983.
One was called "Battle of the Bulge: Tigers in the Snow". And there were others, but I do not remember their names yet.
Ok, let us hope that we get the game before apple puts the AppStore in lock state... Fingers crossed!
12-17-2012, 04:47 AM
#95
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Iceland
Posts: 278
Just bought and played the game. Firstly it is very, very polished. The sound, graphics are absolutely first class. The gameplay itself is sometimes very confusing if you come from RTS wargames but most likely logical if you are used to war boardgames or games like Steel Panthers on the PC. There are certain turn-by-turn rules (e.g. units attacking each other only when a third unit exits a square) that are not realistic but added, according to the developer, to improve the gameplay. The AI seems fine but I've yet to try multiplayer.

Nevertheless I would definitely recommend this game and hope it starts a trend of high quality wargames on the iPad.

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Last edited by karlth; 12-17-2012 at 04:49 AM.
12-17-2012, 12:58 PM
#96
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Cologne, Germany
Posts: 259
19:58.... the german appstore... still no BotB...

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12-17-2012, 02:51 PM
#97
Any advice how to beat raise to to muse as axis? is it even possible?
12-17-2012, 03:27 PM
#98
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Iceland
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoisyNinja View Post
Any advice how to beat raise to to muse as axis? is it even possible?
Try playing as the allies and see how the AI does it.

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12-17-2012, 03:31 PM
#99
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 35
It is definitely possible to win Race to the Meuse from either side. (Search Twitter for #BotB and you will probably find screen shots.)

One tip: dont play it like you would a wargame. It is totally OK to sacrifice units or ignore threats, because the game ends abruptly.
12-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoisyNinja View Post
Any advice how to beat raise to to muse as axis? is it even possible?
The easiest path to to hook to the NorthWest, that's the shortest distance to the Meuse. Aim for the territories of Huy, Ouffet or Herve. Play smart with your stacking and breakthroughs and keep a protected line, if the allies cut off your lead formation from behind as you reach the Meuse you won't get the win.

Current games: Ascension, Drive on Moscow, Panzer Corps
Best of: Rogue Touch, Dungeon Raid, KoDP, BotB
Waiting for: El Alamein, Galactic Keep, FTL
GC: Emos

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