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BattleFront.com Newsletter April 2012

Charles Rector's Weblog; May. 11, 2012; By Charles Rector
Type: News

Brand new french wargaming site wargamer.fr has posted a review of Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy - Commonwealth Forces.

Commonwealth Forces is a must have. It adds a lot to Combat Mission Normandy, especially beautiful new units and interesting missions, but also it offers a nearly complete game on the Battle of Normandy.

[ Click here to jump directly to wargamer.fr (it's in french, duh) ]
Note: best viewed in Firefoxwargamer.fr


Vae Victis reviews Strategic Command Global Conflict GOLD 
Friday, 27 April 2012 Vae Victis cover

Vae Victis, one of the leading french wargaming print magazines, dedicated a 4 page spread to review Furysoftware's latest release, the Strategic Command Global Conflict GOLD expansion pack. Here are some quotes (in english for your convenience :)) -

"Let's salute Hubert Cater for his daring move: to improve on something that is not visual yet supremely important: the AI. Stronger and faster."

"The strategic AI is rather tough and will know how to disembark on your rear."

"Don't expect the AI passivity of some bigger WW2 strategy games. Everything will be used against you!"

"SC has a great positioning, product wise, not too big, yet detailed (..) what's more replayability is very important."

[ Link to the Vae Victis web page (french) ]


Combat Mission Touch 1.1 update released 
Monday, 23 April 2012 CM Touch

Battlefront.com is thrilled to announce the (free) update 1.1 of its groundbreaking WW2 ground warfare simulation for the iPad 2 and the New iPad, Combat Mission Touch. Based on valuable customer feedback and reviews, this free update is chock full of the stuff you asked for:

  • What's New in Version 1.1
  • Save/load games in progress
  • Smoother camera controls
  • GUI improvements
  • Performance improvements
  • Toggle icons and extra feedback during the playback phase
  • Optional settings
  • Bug fixes

So make sure to update your app via the AppStore, play and give us your new thoughts, review and ratings!!!Available on the App Store

The next update, 1.2, is already in the works, focussing on adding support for other devices, including the iPhone. Watch this space for more info.

Talking about valuable feedback... First off, a big thanks to all users for sharing your opinions, praise and criticism, as well as making our iOS debut a success (still listed in numerous Top 10 and Top 100 stores). Some of the feedback of course is more valuable than others, and some is downright funny. Following is an excerpt of some of the best, funniest and also most critical reviews and (in-app) feedback we've gotten over the past couple of weeks. Enjoy! (you may notice that most of the points raised are addressed by the 1.1 update)

  • "I can't believe this is on the iPad - I thought it was an April Fool joke when I read it in a CM forum that I subscribe to. Well done!"
  • "Hi!!!!!!!! Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil I will not marry you , no matter what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):)#?>?£€£^~£!€£~~~~<^<'hdthftdrteyhui Ol."
  • "I'd like to see this variety of building shapes in CMBN"
  • "Horrible don't get the interface don't like the controls I'm deleting it now"
  • "great game!!! But there must be a saving function."
  • "Die potatoe"


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Now available in an AppStore near you... Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy 
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 View in Mac App Store

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy, critically acclaimed to be the most realistic ground combat simulation of WW2 warfare, is now available in Apple's AppStore for Mac OS X Snowleopard and Lion (...or coming soon, depending on your timezone; if it's not available in your country's AppStore yet, check out a sneak preview of the New Zealand AppStore entry by clicking on the image on the right).

The AppStore version of CM:BN is identical to the original version released by Battlefront.com, and already includes the latest v1.10 updates and improvements. Future patches to this version are available through AppStore updates exclusively (the Battlefront.com patches are NOT compatible with the AppStore version). The Commonwealth module for CM:BN is NOT compatible with the AppStore version of the game. "Commonwealth Forces" will be released through the AppStore in the near future.

This latest release through the AppStore follows Battlefront.com's successful debut on the AppStore earlier this month with a special version of Combat Mission for the iPad (Combat Mission Touch), and marks the beginning of an increased focus on the Mac OS and iOS markets by Battlefront in the future, soon to be followed by a release of its modern ground warfare simulation "Combat Mission: Shock Force".


"Combat Mission: Touch" debut storms the beaches of Normandy, and the AppStore charts! 
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 CM Touch

"Combat Mission: Touch", Battlefront.com's debut on the mobile platform and the first full 3D wargame for the iPad 2 and the New iPad, is storming the AppStore charts after just 48 hours.

In the Strategy and Simulation categories, Combat Mission Touch topped the charts in Finland (we love you guys!) as #1 Top Paid App, and placed within the Top 5 in 24 countries, including the United States, UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand and others. It reached Top 10 rankings in 43 countries, and Top 100 in another 111 countries. Furthermore, we reached Top 10 and Top 100 placements for all games, and in fact all apps of all genres in 43 countries.Available on the App Store

A big thank you to all the fans for your reviews and ratings and for placing CM Touch firmly in the Top Charts.

So what's next? We're working on a first (free) v1.1 update that will provide a number of improvements and new features, such as:

  • Multiplayer Enhancements
  • Saved Games
  • Performance Improvements
  • Bug Fixes
  • ...and more. We're taking suggestions, go here to post feedback: www.battlefront.com/community

All the while, our focus remains firmly on the next desktop games for PC and Mac OS X. Watch this space in the next weeks for an upcoming announcement of what's next in store.

War is now at your fingertips


Show us your War Finger!!! Combat Mission Touch now on the AppStore 
Monday, 02 April 2012

Combat Mission: Touch is now available exclusively on the AppStore, for iPad 2 and the New iPad! 

Show us your War Finger!



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