Для любителей портированных на компьютер варгеймов вскоре выйдет две интереснейшие игрушки (впрочем, графика там на любителя, но она никогда и не являлась главным преимуществом таких игр).
Pike and Shoothttp://www.slitherine.com/games/pike_shot_pc
In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for causes religious, political or dynastic. 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. Musketeers “gave fire” in a duel to the death, pikeman held stolidly against enemy assaults, and cavalry charged to glory or defeat. You can take command in the greatest historical battles of the war, fight stand-alone “what-if” scenarios, or design your own scenarios using the easy to use editor.
Additional expansions will allow you to explore the English Civil War and the 16th century Italian Wars.
Accurate simulation of battle in the 16th and 17th century Age of Pike and Shot.
Unique graphic style based on 17th century styles and battle paintings.
10 full-sized historical battles in each campaign- The Thirty Years War, English Civil War (expansion) and 16th century Italian Wars (expansion).
Classic Turn-based, tile based gameplay.
Easy to use interface, hard to master gameplay.
Single player and multiplayer modes.
Stand-alone battle system allows unlimited “what-if” scenarios using historically realistic armies from carefully researched army lists, on realistic computer generated terrain maps.
Stand-alone scenarios are randomly generated and include 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.
Effective AI makes sound tactical decisions. Historical battle AI customised to the historical tactical situation.
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.
Detailed model that accurately represents any substantial 16th or 17th century battle world-wide as scenarios are developed.
Mod friendly game system with built-in map editor.
Multiplayer mode allows historical scenarios and “what-if” scenarios to be played by two players using Slitherine’s easy to use PBEM server.
Warhammer 40K: Armageddonhttp://www.slitherine.com/games/warhammer_PC
Warhammer 40K Armageddon is set during the Second War for Armageddon. In this hex-based, turn-based game, players will lead the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines from a variety of Chapters against the Ork invasion through over 30 scenarios, on the hostile terrain of the planet and its gigantic Hive Cities. The game features a complex plot, involving known characters from the Warhammer franchise and while advancing through the campaign, the player will have the ability to carryover his core force from scenario to scenario.
Players fight alongside Commissar Yarrik and Commander Dante against the cunning Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka and carry over battle-hardened veterans from scenario to scenario, using their experience and upgrading their equipment.
Also extensive modding options are available through a powerful and easy-to-use game editor.
The game portrays the Second War for Armageddon in great detail, from the initial Ork landings to the final liberation of the planet
Large branching campaign with 30 major scenarios, plus additional 5 tutorial scenarios that explore the story in detail
A complex plot, which can develop during a mission, right in the middle of battle, creating an engaging story line with unexpected twists
Players lead Imperial troops of the Armageddon Steel Legion, with supporting assets from a number of Space Marine chapters against the ferocious Orks
Carry over battle-hardened veterans from scenario to scenario, using their experience and upgrading their equipment
Fight alongside Commissar Yarrick and Commander Dante against the cunning Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka
Detailed combat model with terrain, weather and morale effects
300+ unit types representing Armageddon Steel Legion, the Orks, Blood Angels, Ultramarines and Salamanders Space Marine chapters and Titans.
20 different units stats, many unique special traits and abilities
A separate set of maps are designed and balanced specifically for multiplayer via Slitherine's PBEM++ system
Extensive modding options delivered through a powerful and easy-to-use game editor.
Интересное примечание. В Pike and Shoot судя по всему игровое поле основано на квадратиках, с возможность ориентирования отряда как на сторону, так и на угол ячейки. А в WH40kA игровое поле основано на гексах.
Сам я к вахе и ренессансу отношусь довольно прохладно, но в такое грех не поиграть!