Desert War WWII

23rd September 2022

COMING SOON!

Desert War WWII. December 2022.

The first in our Combat Commander series which incorporates our new army building system. At the start of the game you can choose which units you would like to command from our extensive list. You then add these units anywhere within the deployment area of the map. The game also comes with our more traditional scenarios.

The game recreates small unit combat from the War in the Desert from late 1940 through to the collapse of the Axis forces in North Africa in early 1943. Players command German, Italian, French, United States and U.K. Commonwealth forces in a wide range of missions. Most of the scenarios primarily focus on historical armored engagements in this challenging desert environment. The battles of the western desert were unusual as there was generally a lack of cover, making weapons such as the German 88mm’ especially deadly, being able to destroy almost any Allied tank at long range.

‘Desert War WWII’ consists of:

  • Army Building including 5 missions.
  • Criss Cross.
  • Destruction.
  • Domination
  • Enveloped
  • Hold the line
  • Traditional Gameplay.
  • 7 mission ‘Tutorial’ campaign, played as UK.
  • 3 mission ‘Engagement’ Campaign.
  • 5 mission ‘Compass’ Campaign. (In-app purchase for Android users)
  • 5 mission ‘Sonnenblune’ Campaign. (In-app purchase for Android, iPhone and iPad users)
  • 5 mission ‘Crusader’ Campaign. (In-app purchase for Android, iPhone and iPad users)
  • 5 mission ‘Gazala’ Campaign. (In-app purchase for Android, iPhone and iPad users)
  • 5 mission ‘El Alamein’ Campaign. (In-app purchase for Android, iPhone and iPad users)
  • 5 mission ‘Twilight’ Campaign. (In-app purchase for Android, iPhone and iPad users)
  • With the exception of the tutorial all missions can be played as either side.


Lightning: D-Day

13th July 2017

This 1 on 1 card game recreates the drama of the day Allied soldiers went ashore in occupied France, 6 June 1944. Each of the historic landing beaches – Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah – is represented by its own card, as are the defending German divisions and attacking Allied units. The Allies must marshal their resources to gain and secure control of as many beaches as they can by day’s end: a run-through of the 110-card deck.

However, the Axis has the starting advantage; the Allies need to avoid being caught dead in the water. Although most units are preassigned to a beach, each game is won or lost by the placement of cards that provide additional forces or support. Not only is the state of each beach important to consider for these decisions, but also the geography of the coastline – after a beach has been won, the victorious forces can flank adjacent beaches. Both players must always be thinking ahead, looking for ways to best utilise their cards down the line.


Key Features

  • Play as the Axis or Allies.
  • Cross-platform online play.
  • Play solo vs AI.
  • 2 player hot seat multiplayer.
  • A faithful conversion of the original card game.


Tank Battle: 1945

4th August 2016

The end is near for the Third Reich, masters of Europe for too long! In Tank Battle: 1945 you will fight some missions as the German Army, in its last efforts to prevent the Allied advance.

In later campaigns you will be the British, American and Soviet Allies as they crush the Axis opposition. The ‘Bonus’ campaign and upcoming in-app purchases will include ‘what-if’ campaigns as the U.S.A. and U.K. where the Russian armed forces decide not to stop at Berlin and press on to conquer Europe.


Key Game Features:
  • High Definition World War II era graphics.
  • 6 Mission “Red Storm” campaign, playing as the Russians.
  • 4 mission “Counter-Attack” campaign, playing as the Germans.
  • 6 mission “America Triumphs” campaign, playing as the US.
  • Four troop classes; Raw, Average, Veteran and Elite.
  • Other Game Features; detailed combat analysis, flank attacks, strategic movement, indirect fire, mounting and dismounting from vehicles, multi-level hills and minesweepers.
  • Hours of game play.
  • Map zoom.
Purchasable Extra Content:
  • 6 mission “Albion’s Revenge” campaign, playing as the British.
  • 6 Mission “Red Storm” campaign, playing as the Russians.
Note: The purchasable extra content is already included in the Mac edition of the game.


Assault On Arnhem

18th February 2016

“Ammunition exhausted. God Save the King!” – last radio message from the 1st Airborne Division.

Assault On Arnhem is an operational level wargame for between one and four players, based on the famous Operation Market Garden campaign in September 1944.

Each player manages units in either the Allied or Axis forces fighting over the bridges leading to the Dutch town of Arnhem. The aim of the game is to either capture or defend the bridge objectives by a certain time in the game.

Assault On Arnhem is an easy game to start playing, although underneath the simple façade lies a much deeper level of complexity.


Key Game Features:
  • Up to four player hotseat multiplayer
  • Cross-platform online multiplayer (two player)
  • In-game tutorial
  • Turn based play
  • Four scenarios (Grave; Nijmegen; Arnhem; Operation Market Garden)
  • Fog of war mechanics (taking terrain into account). Hide your units in the woods and watch the enemy!
  • Night time turns with reduced visibility, affecting combat and command. Slip your recon units through enemy lines!
  • Logistics rules governing HQ supply lines and unit regrouping
  • Over 110 units of 7 distinct unit types
  • Three battle scenarios and a main campaign scenario
  • Three levels of AI difficulty, playing as either Axis or Allies
  • 3D Map View
  • Supply drops, reinforcement schedules
  • Simple enough for a beginner but with plenty of depth for experts
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Tank Battle: Pacific

9th December 2015

Ask most historical strategy gamers about World War Two and not many would have thought there were any tank battles in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two. They did happen, and they happened often, but they never matched the scale of the Western Theatre. Starting in China in the 1930’s the Chinese engaged the Japanese using Russian T26’s and German Panzer I’s. The Japanese fought the Russians in 1939 and 1945, the Soviets with the one of the world’s greatest generals, Zhukov, in command! In 1941 the French in Vietnam briefly fought the Japanese with World War One era tanks. In Burma and India, British Commonwealth forces regularly engaged in battle using equipment that would have been considered obsolete on the West Front. Finally the titanic struggle between the Japanese and United States of American resulted in dozens of tank engagements. Even the Island War battles saw some engagements with over 30 Japanese tanks in a single mass assault. Tank Battle: Pacific attempts to create many of these battles with a mixture of historical battles and themed scenarios that capture the experience of being a tank commander in the Pacific Theatre in World War Two. Fight battles between Japan, France, China, Russia, British Commonwealth and The United States of America. The game has a wide range of features from the tank battles of Northern Manchuria to the battlefields of Burma and the landings on the Pacific Islands. The game even includes a what-if scenario for Operation Olympic, the invasion of the Japanese homelands. The game system is a major upgrade of the already successful Tank Battle game engine from HexWar.


Key Game Features:
  • High Definition World War II era graphics.
  • 15 Missions to play through, including 2 large-scale beach invasions.
  • Play as the Japanese in the 8 Mission ‘First Strike’ tutorial campaign, concluding with a full-scale mission.
  • Play as the Chinese versus the Japanese in the ‘Bonus’ Campaign (1 Mission).
  • Play as the Japanese versus the French, then Chinese, the Americans in the 3 Mission ‘Rising Sun’ Campaign.
  • Play as the Americans versus the Japanese in the 3 Mission ‘Eclipse’ Campaign.
  • Over 123 unique units!
  • Specialist units such as LV’Ts (Landing Craft Tank), LVCP’s (Landing Craft), Engineers and the ubiquitous LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked)
  • Japanese bunkers and other fortifications.
  • Japanese Infiltration units.
  • Japanese ‘Nikuhaku’ anti-tank suicide units.
  • High Definition grassland and beach terrains.
  • Four troop classes; Raw, Average, Veteran and Elite.
  • Other Game Features; detailed combat analysis, flank attacks, strategic movement, indirect fire, mounting and dismounting from vehicles, multi-level hills and minesweepers.
  • Hours of game play.
  • Map zoom.
Purchasable Extra Content:
  • Play as the Japanese versus the British Commonwealth in a 5 mission ‘Empire’ campaign.
  • Play as the British Commonwealth versus the Japanese in a 5 mission ‘Commonwealth’ campaign.
  • Play as the Soviet Union versus the Japanese in a 5 mission ‘Red Bear’ campaign.
Note: The purchasable extra content is already included in the Mac edition of the game.


IWO: Bloodbath in the Bonins

28th October 2015

Iwo Jima was a critical point on the flight path of US bombers from their Saipan bases to their Japanese targets. The island would be a refuge for malfunctioning or damaged bombers coming or going. An obvious target for a US amphibious assault, the Japanese had reinforced the garrison and dug miles of tunnels the length and breadth of the island. Their goal was to inflict maximum casualties on the Americans to force them to reconsider the seemingly inevitable invasion of Japan. The resulting battle was brutal, even by the standards of the Pacific War.


Key Features

  • Expansive campaign spanning the battle of Iwo Jima from 19th Feb to 22nd Mar 1945.
  • Digital re-imagining of a classic strategy board-game.
  • Re-create the military strategy utilised by US forces on Iwo Jima.
  • In-depth tutorial and in-game tips.
  • Large Hex-based campaign map which encompasses the entire island of Iwo Jima.
  • Weather system with direct implications on gameplay.
  • Comprehensive information database covering key aspects of the invasion of Iwo Jima.
  • Accurately re-created 3D models of the tanks, planes, battleships and bunkers involved in the WWII conflict.
  • Adjustable zoom allowing classic board game mode with digitally recreated counters, or get close into the action with detailed 3D models.

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Tank Battle: Blitzkrieg

14th July 2015

‘Tank Battle: Blitzkrieg!’ recreates the first battles of World War II. On 1st September 1939 the German army marched into Poland, two weeks later the Soviets also invaded and the Polish army was crushed by 6th October. Over the coming months the Germans expanded their grip on Europe with further invasions of Denmark and Norway.

On 10th May 1940 the Battle of France began after the German army entered the low countries of Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. Within weeks the French army was forced to surrender and the British army had retreated at Dunkirk.

To add to the French agony the Italian army also invaded Southern France in support of the Germans. The allied armies had some excellent tanks and soldiers but their strategy was flawed and their tactics dated and unable to deal with the German Blitzkrieg!


  • High Definition World War II era graphics.
  • Includes 17 Missions to play through.
  • Play as the German in the 7 Mission ‘First Strike’ tutorial campaign.
  • Play as the Polish in the 4 Mission ‘Rising Storm’ Campaign.
  • Play as the Germans in the 6 Mission ‘Invasion!’ Campaign.
  • Play as the Germans in the 6 Mission ‘Exploit!’ Campaign.
  • Play as the British in the 6 Mission ‘Retreat!’ Campaign.
  • Play as the Italians in the 6 Mission ‘Southern Front’ Campaign.
  • Over 100 unique units!
  • Four troop classes; Raw, Average, Veteran and Elite.
  • Other Game Features; detailed combat analysis, flank attacks, strategic movement, indirect fire, mounting and dismounting from vehicles, multi-level hills, minesweepers.
  • Hours of game play.
  • Map zoom.
  • Additional Purchasable Campaigns on iOS
    • 6 Mission ‘Exploit!’ Campaign, playing as the Germans.
    • 6 Mission ‘Retreat!’ Campaign, playing as the British.
    • 6 Mission ‘Southern Front’ Campaign, playing as the Italians.


Tank Battle: Normandy

20th March 2015

Land your troops on the beaches of northern France, lay bridges to cross flooded enemy defences, avoid tanktraps, clear the area of dangerous minefields, overcome the enemy and claim the beachhead for the Allies! Tank Battle: Normandy is an historical wargame themed around the Allied invasion of Axis held in Europe on the 6th of June, 1944. Play as the Allies, British or Americans as many new units enter the theatre for the first time. Or, play as the Germans as they use their impressive arrays of heavy tanks, bunker emplacements and artillery to repel the invasion forces. The invasion missions are a careful recreation of the naval landings at Omaha, Utah, Sword and Gold beaches. The other missions are a mixture of themed and historical battles that challenge even the most skilled wargamers. From the lush and forested bocage and fortified beaches of Northern France where tank is king, to tight urban environs where infantry units can rule all, Tank Battle: Normandy requires the player to be at the top of their game! Enjoy Airborne Landings, bridge-laying tanks, mine-clearing tanks, bunker assaulting AVRE’s, Fireflies and Kangaroo’s. Typical mission objectives include; escorting units, holding positions, capturing points, repairing units and, the ever-popular, destroy the enemy army. The game system represents a major upgrade of the already successful engine used throughout the Tank Battle series and enjoys a number of new features and refinements.


Key Game Features:
  • High Definition World War II era graphics.
  • 39 Missions to play through, including 4 large-scale beach invasions.
  • Play as the British in the 8 Mission ‘First Strike’ tutorial campaign introducing off-screen bombardment and landing craft. Includes a full-scale mission.
  • Play as the Americans in the 4 Mission ‘Invasion’ Campaign.
  • Play as the British in the 6 Mission ‘Assault’ Campaign.
  • Play as the Germans in the 5 Mission ‘Counterattack’ Campaign.
  • Play as the Americans in the 8 Mission ‘Breakout’ Campaign.
  • Play as the British in the 8 Mission ‘Pursuit’ Campaign.
  • Over 100 unique units!
  • Specialist D-Day ‘Funnies’ units including: Churchill Bridgelayer, M4 Sherman Crab minesweepers, M4 Sherman DD floating tanks, LCT and LCVP landing crafts.
  • New defensive German units including: bunkers and gun emplacements.
  • High Definition grassland and beach terrains.
  • Four troop classes; Raw, Average, Veteran and Elite.
  • Other Game Features; detailed combat analysis, flank attacks, strategic movement, indirect fire, mounting and dismounting from vehicles, multi-level hills, minesweepers, bridge-laying.
  • Hours of game play.
  • Map zoom.
  • Beach Landings

  • Map Zoom

  • Over 100 unique units



Nuts!: The Battle of the Bulge

23rd February 2015

Nuts!: The Battle of the Bulge is a Decision Games card game that recreates the famous World War Two battle (16-31 Dec 1944) in which the German Army mounted a surprise attack on the thin U.S. forces deployed in the Ardennes region hoping to breakthrough to the English Channel and split the allied forces In the game you control either the German or the U.S. and British forces. You play using cards that represent the brigades, regiments and battalions which fought in the battle. Each unit is rated for it’s strength in infantry, armor, artillery and cohesion. You move and fight with the combat cards to eliminate the opponent’s cards and achieve or thwart a strategic breakthrough. Terrain cards represent the significant geography of the battle, such as Bastogne, Ellsborn Ridge and the Meuse River, which served to hinder or speed the German attack. There are also Event cards that represent all the situations that arose during the battle including events such as German commandos misdirecting traffic, mass surrenders and panics, air strikes and even Patton’s prayer for clear weather!


Key Features:
  • Playable as both the U.S. and German sides vs. AI.
  • Play the full map or the North or South individually.
  • Randomised or Predefined game setup.
  • 300 cards featuring units, terrain and events.
  • Authentic WW2 images.
  • Weather & terrain effects.
  • Supply lines, cohesion checks and town encirclement.
  • Faithful recreation of the original card game.
  • Full game rules included.
  • Movement Preview

  • Combat Preview

  • Cards Preview



Tank Battle: East Front

3rd February 2015

Tank Battle: East Front is an exhilarating turn based strategy game from the creators of Tank Battle: 1944 and Ancient Battle: Rome. Use hex based tactical combat to dominate foes on the Russian front of the Second World War. Fight as the Germans or the Soviets in a series of ever more complex missions. The Eastern front of World War II saw some of the most ferocious fighting, as the Red Army and the Wehrmacht pitted ever more powerful tanks against each other. While the early years of the war saw the Soviets struggle to withstand the German Blitzkrieg, the later stages saw the Red Army counter-attack in great force. Missions vary from straightforward wipe out the enemy scenarios, to capturing key objectives, to protecting vital supply convoys and constructing bridges to assault the enemy. There are a whole range of objectives to reflect the tactical complexity of warfare on the Eastern Front, and conquer your enemy with over 110 historical units. The game system is based on, and a major upgrade of, the successful game engine developed for ‘Tank Battle: North Africa’.


Key Features:

The following features describe the version available on Steam, please checkout the iOS/Mac App Store to find out the content within those versions.

  • High Definition World War Two Era Graphics.
  • 7 Mission Tutorial
  • 6 Mission Pheonix Campaign
  • 8 Mission Blitzkrieg, 1941 Campaign
  • 8 Mission Onwards, 1942 Campaign
  • 8 Mission Last Throw, 1943 Campaign
  • 8 Mission Collapse, 1944 Campaign
  • 8 Mission Victory, 1945 Campaign
  • 78 different German units; 15cm sFH18, 17cm K18, 20mm FLaK38, 37mm FLaK37, 37mm PaK36, 50mm PaK38, 75mm LefK 16na, 88mm FLaK36, 88mm PaK43-41, 10.5cm LeFH18, Panzerschreck, Elefant, FLaKPz 38 t Gepard, FLaKPz iv Mobelwagen, Flakvierling, 37mm FLaK37 gun emplacement, Panther gun emplacement, Panzer IVH gun emplacement, Hetzer, Hummel, Jagdpanther, Jagdpanzer IV/48, Jagdpanzer IV/70 (V), Jagdtiger, Ju87, Marder I, Marder IIa, Marder IId, Marder III, Marder IIIh, Marder IIIm, Maultier, Maus, Nashorn, Nebelwerfer-41, Nebelwerfer-43, Ostwind, Panther, Panzer 38t, Panzer Ib, Panzer II Flamm, Panzer II Luchs, Panzer IIa, Panzer III flamm, Panzer IIIe, Panzer IIIj, Panzer IIIj1, Panzer IIIl, Panzer IIIn, Panzer IV, Panzer IVf1, Panzer IVf2, Panzer IVh, Panzerjager Ib, Sdk.Fz 4/1 Maultier, Sdk.Fz 7/2, Sdk.Fz 7, Sdk.Fz 10/4, Sdk.Fz 124 Wespe, Sdk.Fz 222, Sdk.Fz 231 6r, Sdk.Fz 232 8r, Sdk.Fz 233, Sdk.Fz 234/1, Sdk.Fz 234/2 Puma, Sdk.Fz 250/1, Sdk.Fz 251, SiG 33, SiG 38tm, SiG Ib, StuG h42, StuG IIIb, StuG IIIf, StuG IIIg, StuG IV, Tiger I, Tiger II, Wirbelwind, Wurfrahmen 40.
  • 34 different Soviet units; 45mm Model 1937, 57mm Model 1943 ZIS2, 76mm model 1942 ZIS3 Artillery, 76mm Model 1942 ZIS3 ATG, 85mm Model 1939, 122mm Model 1938, 152mm Model 1938, BA-10, BA-64, BM-13, BM-31, 100mm BS-3, BT-7, IS-1, IS-2, ISU-122, KV-1, KV-2, KV-8, KV-85, M3a1 Armored Transport, OT-34, Shturmovik, SU-76, SU-85, SU-100, SU-122, SU-152, T26, T34-40, T34-43, T34-85, T60, T70.
  • Six common units; Flamethrower, HMG, Infantry, Mechanized Infantry, Mortar, Supply Dump, Truck.
  • Hi-definition summer and winter terrain.
  • Four troop classes; Raw, Average, Veteran and Elite.
  • Other Game Features; Detailed Combat Analysis, Flank Attacks
, Strategic Movement, indirect fire, mounting and dismounting from vehicles.
  • Hours of game play
  • Complete East Front series

  • Over 120 different units

  • German and Soviet campaigns

  • Tactical strategy game




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