• 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...


12-14-2012, 01:43 PM
Hah, I nominated it in the first place, so I'm going to take all the credit

In reality most at PT love this so it was always a shoe in. I bought my ipad just to play it.

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.
12-14-2012, 02:18 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Just tried the lite. Wonderful game I missed for long time.
As soon ask I can I will grab this.

12-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 471
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Originally Posted by devensega View Post
Hah, I nominated it in the first place, so I'm going to take all the credit

In reality most at PT love this so it was always a shoe in. I bought my ipad just to play it.
Well good job on the nomination. It was close for a while with Lost Cities, but it pulled ahead and won...and deservedly so!



--DotComCTO
12-18-2012, 06:43 AM
Thanks guys - we really appreciate all the support! Every vote counted and it was tight fought right to the last day!
12-18-2012, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
Thanks guys - we really appreciate all the support! Every vote counted and it was tight fought right to the last day!
Congratulations!

I also want to know if you are going to do a sale this Christmas. I know, this game totally worth the asking price, but I just can't afford it, so I want to know about the sale!

Heavy Devil is my latest game, check it out! AppStore GooglePlay
12-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Thanks but sorry we have no current plans to put the game on sale. We just had a sale on the IAP but not the base game.
12-18-2012, 10:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
Thanks but sorry we have no current plans to put the game on sale. We just had a sale on the IAP but not the base game.
Thank you for your answer.

Heavy Devil is my latest game, check it out! AppStore GooglePlay
12-18-2012, 11:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 471
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Originally Posted by Slitherine Iain View Post
Thanks but sorry we have no current plans to put the game on sale. We just had a sale on the IAP but not the base game.
Forget about the sale. Buy the game and enjoy it! It's worth every penny. The more important question is...

Any update on Panzer Corps? Might this be a January release?



--DotComCTO
12-18-2012, 12:09 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by DotComCTO View Post
Forget about the sale. Buy the game and enjoy it! It's worth every penny. The more important question is...

Any update on Panzer Corps? Might this be a January release?



--DotComCTO
I only played the lite and I agree. Looking forward to buy the full game when I have time to play it.

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On GC I am FPEX
12-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Long time lurker on these boards....had to post my sincere appreciation that this game exists.

I originally acquired a pirated older version (1.08 or something close to that) of this game for ipad. It almost immediately became self evident how great of a game this is. I immediately (well after playing with it literally for 12 hours straight and a few charge cycles later) bought the game at the app store.

The $20 price tag may cause sticker shock since most games, even super premium ones cost between $1 to $6 or so....yet it is truly worth every penny.

Wonderful thinking game. I am so grateful for the effort that Slitherine puts into this amazing game. (Also love the huge community of devoted players)

I would even go far as to say that one could justify buying a brand new ipad just to spend another $20 for this marvelous game and play it for literally days, weeks, months and beyond

Cheers.

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