App description: Lead Wars is a turn-based strategy game requiring smart thinking and physical skill. It simulates the real life paper war games played in the days before portable gaming devices which needed only a pencil, some paper and lots of imagination!

Charted #1 Strategy Game in 23 countries!

Control a fleet of planes, tanks and artillery units by taking turns to flick a pencil around a hand-drawn battlefield on a piece of paper, making long curve shots and strategic moves to try and outwit and out-skill your opponent.

Reviews: - "The execution is what makes Lead Wars shine. Startlingly unique, a fabulous little game." 4.5/5 - iOS Game Of The Day - "Surprisingly deep", "From a strategic perspective, Lead Wars is a beautiful achievement." 4/5 - "You'll definitely love this game." 4/5 - PadGadget Recommended! "Some battle are easily solved puzzles, while other start to feel more like chess games." 4/5 - "a brilliantly implemented game"
iTunes review - djflippy: "Lead Wars has a rare quality; the simulation is actually better than that which it simulates." 5/5

Note this is not your typical path-drawing game - this is a simulation of the real life game played with a real pencil.

The flick mechanic works just like it does in real life (try it!): Point a pencil straight down onto some paper, holding it by the top with just one finger. While pressing down firmly, slowly tilt the top of the pencil - beyond a critical angle the tip will suddenly slip away leaving a line drawn on the paper. This line determines your move or shot on the battlefield.

Lead Wars simulates this mechanic using the touch-screen as if you're touching the top of a real pencil. See videos of the real life game and Lead Wars in action:

Main Features:
Online Multiplayer - battle live or asynchronously*
2-player tabletop / pass 'n' play
Single-player vs-CPU
Single-player Campaign - rise up through the Army ranks
Map Creator - create your own battlefields
Instant Replays - replay all moves and shots in latest turn
26 Game Center Achievements (some secret!) + Leaderboards
Training missions and 150+ Campaign missions
Visual 'MoveAid' system and tips for beginners
16 built-in battlefields, store up to 75 custom maps
Have up to 25 local games on the go at once
Have up to 30 Asynchronous online games on the go
Highly configurable Game Setup
Choice of 4 paper styles + 3 pencil leads
Doodle graphics and verbal sounds - just like the real game!

* Online multiplayer requires Game Center. Asynchronous online play requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Technical Features:
Universal app supporting Retina Display
Share maps via the system Clipboard
Game Center turn alert push notifications*
Auto-rotating interface - play in any orientation
Allows iPod music in the background

* Turn alert sounds and settings can be controlled in Settings | Notifications | Game Center.

The best thing about playing Lead Wars on your iOS device though is you're not having to rub out your previous moves, there's no arguments whether a shot hit or not and no dangerous flying pencils! The physical dexterity required to make your move makes the game challenging but ultimately more fun and rewarding, particularly when you make that near-impossible curve shot around a wall to win the battle!

DemonJim's comments:

Actual in-game video showing gameplay, including Game Center live multiplayer:

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Video showing a REAL LIFE game of Lead Wars - to explain the crazy play mechanic!

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Full Training Walkthrough:

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Map Creator Demo:

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Lead Wars Major Update Revision History:
v1.9 (Oct 14) - First Sergeant Campaign Missions + 1 New Map
v1.8 (Dec '13) - Master Sergeant Campaign Missions + 3 New Standard Maps
v1.7 (Dec '12) - Sergeant First Class Campaign Missions + 3 New Standard Maps
v1.6 (Sep '12) - New sticky note message system + Twitter integration
v1.5 (May '12) - Staff Sergeant Campaign Missions + full iPad Retina Display support
v1.4 (Mar '12) - Added Instant Replays
v1.3 (Nov '11) - Added Asynchronous online multiplayer
v1.2 (Jul '11) - Added single-player Campaign
v1.1 (Apr '11) - Added single-player vs-CPU and Map Creator
v1.0 (Nov '10) - Featured multiplayer only (local and Live online)

Hope you enjoy the game!
12-07-2010, 05:01 PM
I just brought this game and following the dev on twitter, my gamecenter name is


If anyone wants to add me to try and get an online game going, thanks
12-07-2010, 05:02 PM
I hope I didn't miss the codes...can I have one plz!!!

12-07-2010, 05:05 PM
Code please

I would like to have a code please. I really love strategy games!

Last edited by Marcus70; 12-07-2010 at 06:16 PM. Reason: edits
12-07-2010, 05:08 PM
hey am I too late for a lead wars code? counting the posts after the offer, its 7. but I am most likely too late *fingerscrossed*

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12-07-2010, 07:25 PM
I hope i'm not too late, but i like strategy games
If there is a promo code left, please send me one.
12-07-2010, 08:24 PM
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If you have any codes left I wouldnt mind giving it a try. My eye has been on this once since I first saw it on the app store. The only thing that has been keeping me away it the fact it only online play and im not to sure about the player population.
12-07-2010, 11:30 PM
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I lost track of how many codes were requested. If I'm within ten i'ld love to get one. Thanks for the opportunity. I've heard amazing things about this game. Thanks.

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12-07-2010, 11:34 PM
I'm sure I'm too late, but in the off chance any codes were left by my post, I'd be happy to try this out. Cool idea with online multiplayer.

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12-08-2010, 12:54 AM
OK all codes now GONE (sorry for not updating or pm'ing them yet but in the UK it is now 7am!)

Everyone above this post will get a code pm'd asap so those worried you may have missed out fear not.

Remember if you enjoy it please tell all your friends and help me spread the word, and rate/review it. Thank you so much to those who have already done this!

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
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12-08-2010, 01:39 AM
Actually only 9 of 10 have gone - so there's ONE PROMO CODE LEFT!

So anyone fancying trying it out get in there and reply quick

Apps: Lead Wars (TA Thread) | Coming soon: Super Grav (1-4 player Thrust-style racer/shooter)
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Last edited by DemonJim; 12-08-2010 at 04:21 AM.

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