• 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...


11-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Quantus View Post
Awesome. Are there additional IAP on the horizon?
There are currently 3 new campaigns in development - there are some very vague hints on the forums about what the next one will be, but no announcement yet .

Cheers

Pip
11-29-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by PipFromSlitherine View Post
I think it depends on the kinds of things you are interested in. Sealion is one of my faves because of the variety of unusual units and I think it's very pretty.

Market Garden includes the carryover feature where you need to be careful with your units as you will need them in later missions. I do know it's a pretty stiff challenge, but then - so was the real thing!

Cheers

Pip
Thanks Pip - Sealion sounds like the best choice for me!

12-12-2012, 04:13 AM
Don't forget there are only a few more days to get your expansions at half price!

Also if you like Battle Academy please help us win game of the year.

Vote here http://pockettactics.com/2012/12/10/...e-year-voting/

No sign up required so just go in and click the link! Thanks for you support!
12-12-2012, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
Don't forget there are only a few more days to get your expansions at half price!

Also if you like Battle Academy please help us win game of the year.

Vote here http://pockettactics.com/2012/12/10/...e-year-voting/

No sign up required so just go in and click the link! Thanks for you support!
I frequent that site and I placed my vote for BA!
12-12-2012, 05:17 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
Don't forget there are only a few more days to get your expansions at half price!

Also if you like Battle Academy please help us win game of the year.

Vote here http://pockettactics.com/2012/12/10/...e-year-voting/

No sign up required so just go in and click the link! Thanks for you support!
Android anytime soon?
12-12-2012, 05:53 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
Don't forget there are only a few more days to get your expansions at half price!

Also if you like Battle Academy please help us win game of the year.

Vote here http://pockettactics.com/2012/12/10/...e-year-voting/

No sign up required so just go in and click the link! Thanks for you support!
Done and done. You got my vote!



--DotComCTO
12-12-2012, 02:17 PM
Is there ever going to be an iPhone version?
12-12-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DannyTheElite View Post
Is there ever going to be an iPhone version?
No plans currently - the UI would have to be entirely redone and I don't think we could make it work on such a small screen.

Cheers

Pip
12-12-2012, 05:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
Don't forget there are only a few more days to get your expansions at half price!

Also if you like Battle Academy please help us win game of the year.

Vote here http://pockettactics.com/2012/12/10/...e-year-voting/

No sign up required so just go in and click the link! Thanks for you support!
Topped up my collection with the Market Garden campaign but couldn't quite bring myself to play the 'Cheese-eating surrender-monkeys' in the Blitzkreig campaign lol

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12-14-2012, 11:49 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 471
Hey Iain & Pip!

Congratulations to you and the Battle Academy team for taking the Reader's Choice for Game of the Year at Pocket Tactics!!!

http://pockettactics.com/2012/12/14/...attle-academy/

Great job! Looking forward to good things from the Slitherine team in 2013 (Panzer Corps & Battle Academy 2, anyone?)!!!



--DotComCTO

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