There’s No Fe: Iron Cross Open Beta

I think it's trying to spell out something.

Firmly in the category of Mr Timothy Stone and his acolytes is Iron Cross, a new multiplayer strategy from indie Croatian developers, Panzer Division. Focusing on the North African element of Mega War II, you can play as the Goodies or the Baddies, and it’s free. It’s also now in open beta, which makes it ultra-free. Being in beta, the developers explain, “you can expect game upgrades and occasional problems. Come on, download it and have fun!” You can get the beta from right here.


  1. raptormesh says:

    Puns like that makes me steel myself every time I load up RPS.

    • Bungle says:

      They are truly puns of steel.

    • Iaksones says:

      But you know John will keep forging ahead with those

    • Man Raised by Puffins says:

      Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smelt the puns of an Englishman.

    • c-Row says:

      How ironic.

    • Johnny Lizard says:

      I am in ore of these puns.

    • caddyB says:

      We have to iron out some rules about puns in the comments.

    • DanPryce says:

      The demand for RPS puns is vociferrous.

    • Mitu says:

      Trying to think of good puns really does test your metal.

    • hexapodium says:

      You shouldn’t slag off these freespirited pun threads.

    • JohnArr says:

      Only seven extra puns? We’re getting rusty.

    • DiamondDog says:

      I agree with JohnArr, we need to iron out some new puns.

    • Gap Gen says:

      John Arr, urging us on, being all metal-urgy.

    • BooleanBob says:

      I knew I smelt something dreadful when I loaded the site – it’s these puns stinking up the comments section!

    • superemmjay says:

      JohnArr apparently doesn’t have nerves of steel, otherwise he wouldn’t bemoan the lack of puns.

    • Raiyan 1.0 says:

      I refuse to cave in to JohnArr’s taunts to make more puns – I’m not as malleable as the rest of you!

    • Lars Westergren says:

      Has the pun vein been mined out? It seems it is only dross that remains now. Ore does anyone have any shiny new puns?

    • BooleanBob says:

      I had another one, but I decided it was so bad that there was no way I could post it. You could say it would have been inexcrucible.

    • Lars Westergren says:


      Pfft. What a lode…

    • amishmonster says:

      I wonder, will I play as the Axis or the Alloys?

    • c-Row says:

      I had another one, but I decided it was so bad that there was no way I could post it.

      With that attitude you will never forge ahead.

    • Man Raised by Puffins says:

      @ Lars: Indeed, a most disappointing corus. And with that I must take my leave, tata.

    • Iaksones says:

      I think John oxidentally started something here. Ore maybe not? Maybe it’s part of some malleablent and neferrous plot

    • durandal says:

      My god it’s like private-eye in here….

    • andyhavens says:

      Those are indeed some ferocious puns.

    • lasikbear says:

      I was going to complain about these pun threads, but in this case I’ll lead it go.

  2. Iaksones says:

    That pun is so good, it brought me out of lurking. What a wordsmith

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    Hodge says:

    Why does Africa have Dig Dug tunnels?

  4. drdss says:

    Meh, I liked Mega War II, but the level design sucked – all wide open spaces, it was like they weren’t even trying. I preferred vanilla Mega War, with the claustrophobic trenches.

  5. Ergates_Antius says:

    There’s No Fe

  6. KillahMate says:

    A new strategy from Croatian developers? Nobody tells me nothin’ no more…

    • Spooner says:

      The Unity of Command (currently in closed beta, but I think you can still apply) people are Croatian too! Sudden burst of wargame betas from that small country…

  7. Fiyenyaa says:

    John Walker strategy post?

    Have you finally realised what you’ve been missing, John?