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Men of War: Modern Warfare – Call to Arms v1.0 out now

A shell ricochets off a tank hull, exploding in mid-air and killing an entire infantry squad. A sniper round finds purchase on a commander's helmet, but leaves his head intact. I've had a soft-spot for Digitalmindsoft's long-running WW2 Men of War series for some time; Chaotic, anarchic things, they're more like simulationist tabletop strategy games, played out in realtime. While it bears a different name,…

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Feature: More Men of War

Premature Evaluation: Call To Arms

Every Monday, Rob Zacny calls out to the assembled masses of Early Access games but only a few are brave and hardy enough to respond to his summons. Call to Arms [official site] has a lot to make up for. Its predecessor, Men of War: Assault Squad 2, was one of the most bitter disappointments I've ever had with a game.

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Feature: The Men, They War

Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 review

Okay! It's a sequel called Men Of War: Assault Squad 2, which is a name that will tell you the exact game it is based upon, if you think hard enough. What this means is that we have a new batch of multiplayer-facing missions (although some playable single player) in the fabulously vivid and brutal Men Of War engine. And the Men Of War setting.…

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Feature: Directly Controlled

Hands On: Men Of War Assault Squad 2

Men Of War: Assault Squad 2, or MOWASTWO for short, is now available to those who buy into the ongoing beta. Full release is scheduled for the 20th of March. Needless to say, Jim dove in, headfirst. I'll admit that I'm a bit in love with the Men Of War games. It clouds my judgement. The series is flawed, even occasionally lame, but always so…

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Far Too Many Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 Screenshots

Jim would approve of this post, I think. There are 22 screenshots of the recently announced return to Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 for all you tank lovers. 22! You'd need to be a polydactyl cat to count them all. Some were deployed post-announcement, while others have been rumbled out at Gamescom 2013, but all show war in sharp relief, showing off a fair…

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Tanks Very Much: Men Of War: Assault Squad 2

It's true that I have special feelings about the original MOWAS, so to see a 2 put at the end of that strong, militaristic string of words makes a happy boy. The sequel was announced today with the promise that "Men of War: Assault Squad 2 features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions."…

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Call To Arms Specular Mapping

The super-secret RPS data-surveillance project OBLONG has been of great boon to us over the years, and most recently snooped the news that a new Call To Arms tech demo video had been released to the "internet". Having sent our agents in to observe the recording, we can now say that the modernised Men Of War really does now include graphical tricks such as smooth…

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Feature: DigitalMindSoft Interview

Crowded Mind: DigitalMindSoft Explain Call To Arms

At the end of last year we were pleased and then surprised to find that DigitalMindSoft were making a "spiritual successor" to the Men Of War games set in the modern world. Call To Arms, as it is called, baffled us a little by kicking off with a crowd-funding appeal, which seems to have gained little traction. Concerned to learn more - because Men Of…

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War Of Men (And Physics): Call To Arms Tech Teaser

The spiritual successor to the Men of War games - Call To Arms, which is being developed in the same folks who did Assault Squad, in the same engine - is making... slow progress with its crowd-funding effort. Which is sort of a shame, because who wouldn't want a modern version of the brilliant game of soldiers? But also unsurprising, due to a remarkable lack…

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Men Have War: Call To Arms Funding Drive

So here's a bit of interesting news. If you are me, at least. Which I am, for some reason. DigitalMindSoft, who took over Men Of War from originators Best Way (who are now making Nuclear Dawn), are making Call To Arms. They claim that the game "the true successor of the Men of War series." And yes, it's going to be modern-era combat: "Similar to…

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A Civil War: Assault Squad Online

The judicious use of the words 'assault' and 'squad' and the attachment of Men of War co-developer DigitalMindSoft to this web-based, predominantly multiplayer strategy game had me thinking this was some new MoW spin-off. Assault Squad shares a World War 2 setting - i.e. there are tanks - but that's about it. No dramatic 3D explosions or hat-scavenging here, simply hex-based battles between static units.…

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Men Of War: Condemned Heroes Breaks Free April 12th

Court-martialed officers are given the chance to redeem themselves by signing up to fight alongside their fellow condemned in the bloodiest battles of a bloody great war. It sounds like it could be a science fiction concept, with electrified manacles, guns that are also handcuffs and remote controlled explosive dogtags that bark out orders in the abrasive tones of an angry prison warden played by…

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Men Of War Assault Squad Gets New GOTY Demo

The team behind Men Of War: Assault Squad have announced that they've released a demo for their Game Of The Year edition, and you can get that demo here. They report that "It contains 3 playable missions (USA, Germany, Soviet Union) and 1 introduction mission." This was one of my favourite games of last year - a multiplayer and skirmish remix of Men Of War…

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Men Of War: Assault Squad GOTY Is Worth Buying

In retrospect, I should probably have made more of a fuss over the superb Men Of War: Assault Squad, because it was one of my favourite experiences of last year. Yes, it was a co-op/multiplayer remix of the original, and all the DLCs meant the pleasure was sort of fragmented, but actually I spent many meticulous hours playing through this game both solo and with…

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Squad Up: MoW:AS Getting Update, Sequel (!)

Men Of War: Assault Squad's men of development have sent word that they expect to fling an update at the game later this week. There's also going to be more DLC to follow, and then more to follow that, if they word of DMS' Chris Kramer (below) is to be believed. Which it is. He also says: "we are discussing a new title for the…

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Feature: Making Tracks

Hands On With New Men Of War DLC

PLEASING UPDATE: Ah, I got the wrong end of the stick. I have two of five missions to play with. There's actually going to be one for each faction. That makes this 350% more exciting! Ooh, I love a bit of Men Of War: Assault Squad, and now I have a bit more of it. Two new (as yet unreleased) skirmish scenarios have been dropped…

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WIN! Men Of War: Assault Squad

We've got ten Steam codes for excellent real-time co-op strategy Men Of War: Assault Squad to give away, courtesy of 1c and DigitalMindSoft. Not only that, but we'll be arranging some co-op games for the winners, at some point, as well as for anyone else who wants to get a bit of Assault Squad going. In the meantime, if you'd like to explain why you…

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Men of War: AS Patched, Interviewed

Men Of War: Assault Squad just got a big old update, which you can download here. I took the opportunity to have a quick chat with DigitalMindSoft's Chris Kramer about the launch of the skirmish and multiplayer-focused strategy title, which I reviewed here. Read on for Kramer's thoughts on how the game was received, DLC, the problems with a large beta test, and what still…

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