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Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 Released!

The new introductory operational game series in the spirit of Panzer General available now

Arlington, VT, July 25, 2013ndash; Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Phobetor are proud to announce the release of Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941, a new introductory turn-based operational wargame.

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This new title is an exciting addition for turn-based strategy gamers as it features gameplay in the style of Panzer General and Panzer Corps, with a branching, event-filled campaign that takes you from the start of Operation Barbarossa towards the historical goals of Archangel or Astrakhan.nbsp; Follow each Army Group through its initial battles, build up a core force, then decide which front will have the main focus, North, Center or South.nbsp; Your decisions and outcomes determine the course of the campaign, which is designed with replayability in mind.

Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 is more historically focused than similar games, with an emphasis on historical units and attachments and consistent modeling of unit and hex scale, but is still a fun and easy to learn wargame. For players of Panzer Corps and Panzer General, Germany at War is a logical next step in the wargaming genre.nbsp;

With 4 Campaigns, including 37 scenarios in the main campaign, 14 stand-alone scenarios and an editor with which to add new mission, multiplayer PBEM++ support and good graphics, this game is an exciting new milestone for gamers who enjoy Panzer Corps and similar games.nbsp;

We are also releasing the at release v.1.0.55 update for the game to address a few issues that came up in testing the gold master version. It fixes a rare crash, adjusts the equipment for some of the divisions and adds a new cursors for different dpi settings.

For the complete list of changes, visit the dedicated Forum Page .nbsp;

To download the update, players can runldquo;Check for Updaterdquo; via the game menu or download it directly from the gamersquo;s download page .nbsp;

Get more information on Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941nbsp;from its official product page .

About Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941

On June 22, 1941, the largest land campaign in history began, as three German Army Groups advanced into the Soviet Union.nbsp; Operation Barbarossa was underway and the German war machine was now locked in a struggle which would change the course of World War II.nbsp;

Germany At War: Operation Barbarossa 1941 is an elegant turn-based design, inspired by classics such as Panzer General, but with more of a historical focus.nbsp; You command the German forces through a branching historical campaign covering the entire 1941 campaign as well as part of the 1942 campaign.nbsp; Dozens of scenarios stretch from the Soviet border all the way to Archangel and towards Astrakhan, the original military goals of Operation Barbarossa.nbsp; Step into a wargame where your performance will rewrite history, through an addictive combination of compelling gameplay, realistic events and challenging battles.nbsp;

Additional stand-alone scenarios cover other famous battles and are ideal for head to head play through the integrated PBEM++ system.nbsp; Your forces follow you through the campaign, earning historical upgrades as you progress and new equipment becomes available on a historical schedule.nbsp; Units and maps are represented at realistic scales and the combat, movement and terrain systems are all based on real capabilities.nbsp;

Aimed at all levels, from those who have never played a wargame before to those who know the history of World War II in detail, this is an entertaining and challenging game of combined arms strategy.nbsp;

Matrix Games is part of the Slitherine Group

About the Slitherine Group

The Slitherine Group is the worldrsquo;s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine ( www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod ( www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphonersquo;s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORYreg;, MILITARY HISTORYreg;, Games Workshopreg;, Horrible Historiestrade;, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the worldrsquo;s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Grouprsquo;s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry

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