Slitherine/Matrix Games News Release
For Immediate Release
Epsom , UK , August 18 th, 2011 – Slitherine ( www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Hexwar ( www.hexwar.com) are thrilled to announce that Field of Glory – Eternal Empire, an expansion for the award-winning ancients strategy game Field of Glory, is now available for both the PC and Mac platforms! With the release of Eternal Empire, the Field of Glory system now boasts an impressive 124 historical battles with 1,235 different battle groups! Launching at the same time as the Eternal Empire expansion is also the comprehensive 1.6.0 update for the Field of Glory system. The update includes fixes to the engine and D.A.G. as well as a few rule tweaks.
As a special discount for early adopters, Field of Glory – Eternal Empire will be priced at $19.99 for the first week after release. After that, its stand-alone price will increase to $24.99.
Based on Slitherine’s popular tabletop wargaming system by the same name, Field of Glory is a faithful adaptation of this acclaimed miniatures wargame available for PC and Mac Without the calculations and measurements required for a tabletop game of Field of Glory, the digital version accurately represents ancient and medieval combat where players make the important and fun decisions on the battlefield.
Now Field of Glory heads to the mighty Ottoman Empire with Field of Glory – Eternal Empire! This army pack covers the armies of the Ottoman Empire along with the armies of its enemies and allies (1299 to 1500 AD). Eternal Empire also comes with over 200 new battlegroup graphics and supporting information from within the D.A.G. lists in addition to over a dozen new exciting historical battles.
Please note: Field of Glory – Eternal Empire REQUIRES ownership of the original full Field of Glory game.
- 46 different armies cover the Ottoman Empire along with the armies of its enemies and allies (1299 to 1500 AD).
- 20 new historical battles
- 89 new battle group images in the scenario editor for Eternal Empire owners.
- Variable Army Sizes. The number of battle groups available to a D.A.G. army now changes depending on the number of points selected.
- Themed Armies; Where a player owns more than one different D.A.G. license, when issuing and accepting challenges for a specific D.A.G, armies from D.A.G’s that cross over into the period covered are also available. See the in game help for more details.
- Allied armies included in Eternal Empires have been added to existing D.A.G.’s e.g. Ilkhanid Mongols in Swords and Scimitars are now allowed ‘Golden Horde’ allies from the Eternal Empires D.A.G.
- 20 new small random battle maps for D.A.G. games.
- Rules for rear ranks of cavalry with missile weapons for newer D.A.G. Armies and for use in the scenario editor.
- Immobile battle group/baggage wagon rules for existing historical battles and the scenario editor. See the help system for more details.
- Complete battle list for each game supplement as part of the help system.
- All reported D.A.G list errors have been fixed.
- All reported crash issues have been fixed.
Get the update here. The update is comprehensive and will bring all previous versions of the Field of Glory system to 1.6.0. Get more information on Field of Glory – Eternal Empire from its official product page.
ABOUT SLITHERINE LTD. AND MATRIX GAMES LTD.
Slitherine Ltd. and Matrix Games Ltd. are the world’s leading video games producers and publishers of historical and strategy titles. Since 2000, both brands have published literally hundreds of games with many award-winning titles in their portfolio spanning all digital and console platforms. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, and board gaming and work with a wide array of key licensing partners such as HISTORY™, MILITARY HISTORY™, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. The two companies merged in May 2010 and formed the world’s largest organization specializing in this niche but important market sector. Slitherine’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in this expanding industry sector.