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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01-16-2013, 10:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Philadelphia
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iPad 1

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Originally Posted by baris View Post
Has anybody tried this on the first iPad, does it play well there? …
Or I might finally have to upgrade my iPad, this seems like an awesome game
Our QA team used an original iPad for about half of the testing. Memory is tight (we sometimes stop sound effects rather than exhausting memory), and there are some less-important iOS 6 features we can’t support. But the game works fine, and we can tell that a lot of players are indeed using the original iPad.

(The game is even better on a retina display, if you do decide to upgrade.)

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01-16-2013, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ddunham View Post
Our QA team used an original iPad for about half of the testing. Memory is tight (we sometimes stop sound effects rather than exhausting memory), and there are some less-important iOS 6 features we cant support. But the game works fine, and we can tell that a lot of players are indeed using the original iPad.

(The game is even better on a retina display, if you do decide to upgrade.)
Will confirm that the retina graphics for this game are beautiful, sometimes I just like to zoom in on the map to maximum and check out the individual trees and buildings.

01-16-2013, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by smuttlegiaco View Post
EDIT: would love to see someone bring more old SSI / SSG wargame classics to the iPad. who knows, if we find the time (and have enough money), we might just do it ourselves. battles of napoleon would be fantastic...
If it is any indication (or encouragement to you) I would definitely pay a premium price for such games and believe there is a market for them... it may not be a big market but it is definitely an appreciative market.

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01-16-2013, 02:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,283
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Originally Posted by Emos View Post
Will confirm that the retina graphics for this game are beautiful, sometimes I just like to zoom in on the map to maximum and check out the individual trees and buildings.
Seconded...it's truly gorgeous.
I often beam the game on the TV via AirPlay, it's really damn nice.
Sometimes I wish it was even animated (I know I know) because it is so gorgeous I can almost see people running out of the trees.
Banks of fog (like the ones you see at the start of the 'review game' video) would be awesome
Just saying...the game is technically exceptional nonetheless.
01-16-2013, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ddunham View Post
Our QA team used an original iPad for about half of the testing. Memory is tight (we sometimes stop sound effects rather than exhausting memory), and there are some less-important iOS 6 features we cant support. But the game works fine, and we can tell that a lot of players are indeed using the original iPad.

(The game is even better on a retina display, if you do decide to upgrade.)
Thanks, great.. I will play it for now on the original iPad, and some other day on the retina one than
01-17-2013, 11:39 AM
Have a question or his game as well. I am a complete noob o this genre, is tis a good starting game? If yes how is the tutorial? Thanks in advance or the reply.
01-17-2013, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by the9quad View Post
Have a question or his game as well. I am a complete noob o this genre, is tis a good starting game? If yes how is the tutorial? Thanks in advance or the reply.
In my opinion, BotB is the perfect platform to be introduced to the "classic board wargame" genre...it's rather easy to pick up and learn the basics, then you start to learn the finer nuances of the terrain map features and battle probabilities. The tutorial is decent also.
01-17-2013, 01:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 35
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Originally Posted by the9quad View Post
is tis a good starting game?
I am biased, but this game is the perfect way to introduce new players to the genre according to http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2...-ipad.html?m=0
01-17-2013, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ddunham View Post
I am biased, but this game is the perfect way to introduce new players to the genre according to http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2...-ipad.html?m=0
Thanks, went ahead and bought it along with phantom leader and gasketball, here's hoping my wife don't notice the charges
01-17-2013, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by the9quad View Post
Thanks, went ahead and bought it along with phantom leader and gasketball, here's hoping my wife don't notice the charges
Nope, she will notice the sharp spike in time spent on your iPad. Questions/queries ensure.

I still saving up for TPL.

BTW, I would like to have the rivers marked more clearer (I know, I should have memorised the map by now)

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