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Grogheads Interviews – Shadow Empire!

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Grogheads is obsessed with Shadow Empire, the latest grand strategy title developed by VR Designs and published by Slitherine Ltd.  This deep, complex wargame set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi universe has reinvigorated the genre and is a fantastic addition to the already impressive line-up of games delivered by Victor Reijkersz, the talented one-man act behind VR Designs and the popular Decisive Campaigns series.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Victor and pick his brain. So, if you’re interested in getting some behind-the-scenes details about Shadow Empire and learning about what treats may be in store for this intriguing title,  read on below!

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By: Grogheads Staff,

Grogheads Impressions – Jupiter Hell!

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Jupiter Hell is a traditional roguelike currently under development by ChaosForge. It is set on a futuristic moon station that you might recognize from the golden era of ‘90s gaming.  You play as a Totally-Not-Doom-Guy fighting for desperate survival against swarms of demons and zombie soldiers who all happen to be armed to the teeth.  Along the way you’ll find plenty of pistols, shotguns, grenades, med-kits, and BFGs to fend off the hordes of Hades.  Sound familiar? More importantly, if it sounds fun – keep on reading for our impressions!

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By: James Maxwell

Grogheads Reviews! Panzer Corps 2: Axis Operations Spanish Civil War

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The Spanish Civil War raged from 1936 to 1939, ending when Franco and the Nationalists gained full control of the country.  The Soviet Union aided the Republicans while Germany and Italy aided the Nationalists.  The major powers tested equipment and doctrines later used in Europe during World War 2.  The Spanish Civil War has seldom been addressed by computer wargames – with notable exceptions being Battles for Spain and Espana 1936.

Axis Operations – Spanish Civil War is the first expansion for Panzer Corps 2, developed by Flashback Games and published by Slitherine Ltd.  Sixteen scenarios are included starting with Nationalist troop movements from Spanish Africa and ending in 1939.  Panzer Corps 2 is required to play Axis Operations – Spanish Civil War.  The base price for Axis Operations is $14.99, a reasonable price for a sixteen-scenario campaign.

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By: Avery Abernethy,

Matrix Games Showcase – Future Wargames!

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Join Slitherine for a special Live Twitch session next Thursday, December 3d, at 17:00 UK Time, featuring interviews with world famous wargame designers: Alvaro Sousa (Kraken Studios – Warplan), Victor Reiksersz (VR Design – Decisive Campaigns, Shadow Empire), Rob Crandal (On Target Simulations – Flashpoint Campaigns) and Joel Billings (2BY3 Games -War in the East series).

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The live session will be on Slitherine’s Twitch Channel https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup and will focus on exciting new titles like:

– War in the East 2
– Decisive Campaigns – Ardennes Offensive
– Fleshpoint Campaigns – Southern Storm
– Warplan Pacific

HOW Live – Matrix Games Showcase – #FutureWargames

By: Grogheads Staff


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Grogheads Reviews: Stirring Abyss!

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Stirring Abyss is a squad level, turn based, survival-horror-exploration game developed by Sleeping Sentry and distributed by Slitherine/Matrix.  This review is based on more than 21 hours of play.  I was given a review copy, but then purchased my own copy so I could continue playing my game without restarting from the beta version.  Yes, the game was so good that I shelled out retail price so my save game would not be lost.

By: Avery Abernethy

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