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  • Publisher: Slitherine
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 89.0 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $19.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Time to reload your muskets as Tercio to Salvo, the official expansion of Pike & Shot, is now available through inapp purchase! With 49 new army lists, 2 new nations and 10 historical scenarios, get ready for some epic challenges in the heart of the Renaissance!

In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for causes religious, political or dynastic. In 1494 A.D. The first of the Italian Wars broke out, starting a long struggle for dominance in the region, involving many major belligerents such as France, the Holy Roman Empire and Spain. After years of fighting, the conflict was not resolved until 1559.
Then from 1618 until 1648, The Thirty Years War raged across Germany and beyond, leaving devastation in its wake, but saw the rise of great commanders such as Count Tilly, Wallenstein and King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, and rapid developments in battlefield tactics. The Thirty Years War saw the involvement of great empires such as the Spanish and the French empires, as well as the Swedes.

And starting at 1642, the English Civil War erupted, tearing the country apart between Royalists and Parliamentarians as the fought for control of the country. After many musket volleys and cavalry charges, it was the famous Olivier Cromwell who led the Parliamentarians to victory, ending the conflict in 1651.

All these wars were fought during the age of Pike and Shot, a time where musketeers gave fire in a duel to the death, pikemen held stolidly against enemy assaults, and cavalry charged to glory or defeat. Now you can march into the footsteps of the great leaders of these wars, as you can take command in the greatest historical battles of the Italian Wars, the Thirty Years War and the English Civil War. Fight stand-alone what-if scenarios, or design your own scenarios using the easy to use editor and claim glory in Pike & Shot!


Accurate simulation of battle in the 16th and 17th century Age of Pike and Shot.
10 full-sized historical battles in each campaign- The Thirty Years War, English Civil War and 16th century Italian Wars.
Stand-alone battle system allows unlimited what-if scenarios using historically realistic armies from carefully researched army lists, on realistic computer generated terrain maps.
Randomly generated stand-alone scenarios including open battle, attack on a defensive position, defence of a defensive position, awaiting reinforcements, enemy awaiting reinforcements, flank march.
In stand-alone games players can pick their armies from the army list or allow the computer to pick the army for them.
5 difficulty levels allow the challenge to increase as you develop your battlefield skills.
20 troop-types, 25 capabilities and numerous different unit organisations allow full representation of tactical differences and developments throughout the period.
Multiplayer mode allows historical scenarios and what-if scenarios to be played by two players using Slitherines easy to use PBEM server
01-29-2015, 08:25 AM
For Strategy fans, I believe this one is really a great game, I was expecting this one and have heard many good reviews of it

01-29-2015, 08:47 AM
Good grief, this is going to be an expensive week for me. This, Exiles, and Fahrenheit (and maybe HMM3), wow...

I never played Battle Academy, though. There have just been way too many WW2 strategy games, but I am all for a game based on Early Modern Warfare. Here's hoping that maybe Paradox might release Rise of Prussia (or is that a Slitherine game now?) for iOS...

Edit: wait, HOMM3 IS out?!? Yep, my poor, poor, wallet... I may have to actually choose... Maybe this and Fahrenheit and wish list the other two?

Last edited by volcanopele; 01-29-2015 at 08:56 AM.
01-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Any other week and I'd be all over this but I've already spent over 30...madness!

Looks fantastic, will await some impressions from the usual suspects.
01-29-2015, 10:43 AM
This is definitely one of the best and most unique games we've created. The AI is one of the best I've ever seen and the battles really capture the period feel. Definitely a must have for any fans of the period!
01-29-2015, 11:10 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,171
Glad to see this make it's way onto iOS. Thank You Slitherine!
01-29-2015, 11:58 AM
Joined: May 2014
Location: Belgium
Posts: 186
PC version sure got great reviews!
Pocket Tactics and Armchair General (94%) highly recommanded the PC version.

I own BA 1 and 2.
Is there a simularity with BA in gameplay or is it a completely different game?

Hope slitherine will wait a while now with releasing Order of Battle: Pacific.

I am not even half in the grand campaign of Panzer Corps...
01-29-2015, 12:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: In the middle of nowhere
Posts: 1,134
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Oh yes, great day! A must have for every strategy fan ...

The AI is very smart, five different AI level and a very good skirmish mode ... this one is worth every cent!

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01-29-2015, 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by D1vi8 View Post
I own BA 1 and 2.
Is there a simularity with BA in gameplay or is it a completely different game?
It's a completely different game.
01-29-2015, 03:41 PM
This is one is a really unique Slitherine game, different from any other, proud of having it on my iPad