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

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01-18-2013, 08:16 AM
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You can at least see the rivers more clearly by pressing and holding on the map.
01-18-2013, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ddunham View Post
You can at least see the rivers more clearly by pressing and holding on the map.
PROTIP: if it's any kind of curved or squiggly line, it's a river. If its a straight border you can attack with multiple units.

01-20-2013, 12:14 PM
Here's another incredible Quarter To Three article where developers and gamers muse upon their favorite or most feared territories in BotB:

The Hex is Dead
http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/201...pen-mic-night/

Some excepts from the article:


Eupen
Just look at Eupen, so tall and long and forested, no roads entering it from the east, protecting Verviers and its 2 VP like a cup protects the junk, and tell me its not the most important territory on the map. If the Allies reinforce it even a tiny bit, the Axis is forced south into a river-choked roadless passage through Malmedy. The people of Verviers will enjoy at least two extra days of cheese and wine socials before having to shine their bayonets and cock their hats.

Werbomont
It is right at that tantalizing corner of the Ourthe that is just one space away from the Meuse. Your panzers are merrily cruising along, enjoying the nice, dense forest and its big defense bonus. And then, bam! They are suddenly out in the open, stuck behind this river. So either they attack across the river, which they can only do one at a time, and probably get cut to pieces, or they sit there uselessly until the weather clears and the allies slaughter them.
Its no better from the Allied side. Hey, if I send some guys into Werbomont, I might be able to cut off the panzers in the north! Uh huh. Nothing can go wrong with that plan.

Huy
It is the light at the end of the tunnel for the Axis. If Panzer divisions race to that territory early in the game, the Allies need to scramble to defend. From there, its only a short drive across the Meuse at multiple points.
Yet it always seems just out of reach. Its the high water mark in most of the games Ive played. If the Axis cant capitalize, they need to weigh the risk of holding it. Thats because its one of the few territories with the clear terrain modifier. Units on both sides gain a +1 chance to hit. Battles at Huy quickly turn into a bloodbath. The Allies usually have enough reinforcements to take that trade.
Theres never a dull moment at Huy.

Bastogne
I love how the road network around and through Bastogne has a large effect on dictating movement, as it did historically. I love how the German player is more or less forced to the north if he is unable to take the space. Mostly, I love how the placement and design of the space forces both players to make critical decisions early on. And I love that the game design gives both players a decent chance to take/ hold the space if they decide to make that their focus

Trois Ponts
If I can secure Trois Ponts in the early game, playing either side, I feel like I can take a breather. Completely untrue and probably derives from very early testing, but its my little comfort blanket. Its flanked by Rivers and Forest and is a key point in the Eupen-Bastogne line thats important to both sides.

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
01-24-2013, 08:37 AM
People are thinking about starting up a tournament over at the Pocket Tactics site, Shenandoah said they may provide prizes if it gets off the ground

http://forums.pockettactics.com/disc...rnament#latest

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
01-29-2013, 06:47 AM
Another fantastic Quarter to Three article that dissects our favorite forest and what the best first Allied impulse should be:

What's the Deal with Eupen?
http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/201...ge/#more-19486

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
01-29-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Emos View Post
People are thinking about starting up a tournament over at the Pocket Tactics site, Shenandoah said they may provide prizes if it gets off the ground

http://forums.pockettactics.com/disc...rnament#latest
Sssshhhhhh. Don't let the riff raff in old boy.

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.
02-01-2013, 06:51 PM
Definetly enjoying the game, but I think for a strategy game, it should have more units variety and additional type units , that would make it much more complex and realistic, current units divide into 3 types is just too simple for a strategy like this in my humble opinion.
02-02-2013, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Aventador View Post
Definetly enjoying the game, but I think for a strategy game, it should have more units variety and additional type units , that would make it much more complex and realistic, current units divide into 3 types is just too simple for a strategy like this in my humble opinion.
I think this operation game are on "division" level and the amount of complexity is just right so the players could concentrate on more on maneuver than micro-managing the troops.

Try playing against real human and you will find the 17th December can be really fun and exciting (and sometime desperate, too)

I think what this game needs now is in-game chat and more scenario variation options.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
02-04-2013, 01:51 PM
First look at El-Alamein

Shenadoah Studios has released a first look at the work in progress that is El-Alamein:

http://www.shenandoah-studio.com/el-alamein/

Day one purchase for me!

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
02-04-2013, 02:01 PM
Yes it's a must buy for any real strategy fan and I was always particullary more interested in North Africa theatre of war which I will definety enjoy playing on division tactical level with this game.This will be a hot summer !

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