• Publisher: Slitherine
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 255.8 MB
  • Version: 2.70
  • Price: $19.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.8 (5)
App description: Number#1 Strategy game in 42 stores. For 24/7 tech support and updates visit www.slitherine.com/forum

* PocketTactics 5 out of 5 - In price, content, and execution, Battle Academy is a proud game from another time. And worth every penny.
* DigitallyDownloaded.net 4.5 out of 5 Stars - Really, when you buy this game, youre buying into the excellent, competitive, online environment, and it looks like a healthy community at this stage.
* NoHighScores youd be hard pressed to find a richer, more satisfying turn-based wargame on the platform.
* TouchGen 4.5 out of 5 Stars - Battle Academy is a welcoming but challenging experience.
* StrategyPrime 4.5 out of 5 Stars - Probably one of the finest strategy games you can find on the iPad just about now, and definitely a must-have.
* FortressAT Battle Academy isa real game, a proper game
* Esquire - this is the best game weve played yet on the iPad.
* Plughead.net 82% - A proper wargame! On the iPad!
* PCDome.hu the ideal tactical casual wargame for iPad.
* SlideToPlay 3 out of 4 - for those of you who are willing to take the challenge, youll encounter a highly engaging, absorbing and lengthy experience the likes of which has rarely been seen on iOS.
* BoardGameGeek 3 of 4 Stars - Hands down this is the most impressive war game yet on the platform.

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Description

Approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, Battle Academy aims to revolutionise the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling game play driven by cutting edge technical innovation.

Inspired by an original online game concept devised by the BBC, the game has more than 30 battles in a range of theatres of war from the North African desert through D-Day to the to the snowy Ardennes mountains where the Allies battled to repel the final German offensive.

The team at Slitherine worked with Professor John Buckley, Military Historian at the University of Wolverhampton and a keen wargamer himself, to make sure that the strategy, tactics, scenarios and available firepower of the battles fought in WW2 were turned into realistic AI behaviour, powering expertly crafted battles.

The revolutionary server-based PBEM++ Slitherine system completes the package, for a gaming experience that will certainly please both hard core wargamers and newcomers. This revolutionary system allows iPad, Mac and PC players to play against each other, and even allows you to play 1 turn on your PC at home, continue the same game on the iPad on the train to work and play a turn at work on your Mac, all without you having to do a thing - the server handles it all!


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Features

Control British, US, Polish, Canadian forces in 3 epic campaigns covering more than 30 varied battles or take control of Italian and German forces in multiplayer.

Select from a vast array of equipment including 100 units from 6 nations - Shermans, Fireflys, Panthers, Tigers, Stukas, Hurricanes, P47s and much more!

Gameplay features include ambushes, line of sight, artillery barrages, airstrikes, scouts, morale, APCs, flame throwers, heavy bombers, snipers and suppression.

Your units gain experience as they fight. Get promoted to Veteran and Elite status and gain new skills.

Addictive multiplayer modes using Slitherines revolutionary multiplayer server thats linked into an online ranking system.

Werechihuahua's comments:
What a pleasant surprise! The folks at Slitherine have ported the outstanding wargame Battle Academy to iOS and the iPad version turned up on the app store today. I love this game on PC and have been playing it, and the expansion packs for a long time. I hope you can give it some love in the review category, and someone who is wise in the ways of forums will do a proper post . (sanuku?)

This is a full on, everything included version of the PC game. Nothing has been taken out, or stripped down to put it on iPad and it plays great with a touch interface...


12-21-2012, 12:28 PM
As a Christmas treat, one of the coolest BA mods from Merr and Amaris is now available as an unofficial download, available to all - including iPad players.

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=39880

Note that you can copy and paste the link from the post if you open it on your iPad.

Enjoy!

Cheers

Pip
12-21-2012, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by PipFromSlitherine View Post
As a Christmas treat, one of the coolest BA mods from Merr and Amaris is now available as an unofficial download, available to all - including iPad players.

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=39880

Note that you can copy and paste the link from the post if you open it on your iPad.

Enjoy!

Cheers

Pip
Awesome. Now would be a great time for 50% off the main game.

01-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Where does it show that I've completed the campain and what achievements I accomplished? Thanks!
01-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by lr1919 View Post
Where does it show that I've completed the campain and what achievements I accomplished? Thanks!
Because you can (generally, other than carryover campaigns) complete the missions in any order we don't track whether you have completed a campaign, although the game will by default take you to the next mission you need to complete.

Achievements are shown on the Force Selection screens for each mission, but the next game update adds showing your achivements on the mission selection screen so you can more easily check them out.

Cheers

Pip
01-09-2013, 10:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PipFromSlitherine View Post
Because you can (generally, other than carryover campaigns) complete the missions in any order we don't track whether you have completed a campaign, although the game will by default take you to the next mission you need to complete.

Achievements are shown on the Force Selection screens for each mission, but the next game update adds showing your achivements on the mission selection screen so you can more easily check them out.

Cheers

Pip
Thanks for the reply!
02-12-2013, 08:08 AM
For those of you show don't follow our forums there are a couple of interesting things.

A new expansion has been announced and we are recruiting beta testers. Operation Husky is go!
http://www.slitherine.com/games/ba_it

Player moderated D-Day campaign open to new players
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=38844

Naval Warfare Mod - battleships, carriers and more
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=40351

Battle Academy 2 - East Front has been announced and we're looking for your ideas.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=221
02-12-2013, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
For those of you show don't follow our forums there are a couple of interesting things.

A new expansion has been announced and we are recruiting beta testers. Operation Husky is go!
http://www.slitherine.com/games/ba_it

Player moderated D-Day campaign open to new players
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=38844

Naval Warfare Mod - battleships, carriers and more
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=40351

Battle Academy 2 - East Front has been announced and we're looking for your ideas.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=221
Awesome, can't wait for 50% off sale.
02-12-2013, 10:51 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Utah, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
For those of you show don't follow our forums there are a couple of interesting things.

A new expansion has been announced and we are recruiting beta testers. Operation Husky is go!
http://www.slitherine.com/games/ba_it

Player moderated D-Day campaign open to new players
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=38844

Naval Warfare Mod - battleships, carriers and more
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/view...p?f=87&t=40351

Battle Academy 2 - East Front has been announced and we're looking for your ideas.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=221
Does BA2 mean I should wait and not get the first? Or will it be some type of adding instead of a new base game?
02-12-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Crzychkn View Post
Does BA2 mean I should wait and not get the first? Or will it be some type of adding instead of a new base game?
You should definitely get BA now. Right now!

BA2 is in the early stages of development and will be a new game with a ton of new features and changes. We're going to try and keep people involved in our progress through a new, open development process. Hopefully you will like what you see! But don't expect to see BA2 any time soon, is what I am saying

For now, we are aiming to release a number of new expansions for BA this year, with Husky already in beta testing and people seeming to enjoy its new missions and features.

Cheers

Pip
02-12-2013, 12:23 PM
Don't set your hopes on a 50% sale!

As Phil says BA2 is a long way off - hopefully Q4 this year but its too early to say for sure.

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