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Today’s Spotlight is Armored Brigade, a Cold War era real-time tactical wargame by Veitikka Studios and Slitherine.
The game involves a variety of theoretical scenarios where the Cold War turned into a full scale conflict in Europe. Scenarios range from 1965 to 1991, and the game features seven playable nations (with four more added in expansions) divided between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
Armored Brigade focuses on authenticity, and includes hundreds of historically accurate units and massive maps based on satellite imagery of strategically important regions in Europe. You can check out the trailer above.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
Armored Brigade is a real-time tactical wargame, focusing on realism and playability. The game has drawn inspiration from classics such as Close Combat, Steel Panthers and Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm.
In Armored Brigade the Cold War has turned hot, and Europe is once again torn apart by conflict. An “Iron Curtain” divides the Western Powers gathered together under the NATO banner from the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact Allies.
Take command of the deadliest mechanized formations available during an arc of time spanning from the Kennedy-Chrušcev confrontation to the final years, and fight your opponents in large and detailed maps all across Europe.
Large maps, modelled upon real terrain make each battle a true test of wits. Weather and visibility all play a role and with several munition types, including air to air combat and artillery, no battle will be the same. Exciting and challenging tank warfare only adds to the level of realism.
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