By wargaming standards, having two games to review in the space of the week seems like a veritable tidal wave of new games to digest. We’ve been a bit slow off the mark with these ones, but our reviews of Victory at Sea: Pacific and Panzer Strategy finally made it up on the web. Bill also stepped in with a nostalgia trip looking at Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, along with instructions on how to get it to work.

There wasn’t a WW update last week as I was on holiday, but hopefully you caught some of the more interesting features that went up, such as one of our new contributor’s reflections on TOAW3, and my write-up from my time at the Connections UK conference.

Meanwhile, in the world of wargaming…

Matrix Games/Slitherine

Matrix Games released the latest DLC pack for Field of Glory II this week. You can check out more information about Rise of Persia on the official page, and you can be sure Bill will be ready with our verdict next week.

To celebrate the release, the base game and all of the other DLC released to data are enjoying a 34% discount on the Matrix Store as well as Steam.

In other news, WW2 WEGO expedition Desert War 1940 – 42 has been updated to version 1.0.2. It brings mainly changes and fixes, but also comes with two new bonus scenarios, and support for American units that were operating in North Africa during this time period.

Finally, we’ve been granted another look at upcoming changes for Panzer Corps 2! The latest devs diary looks at various new tweaks and changes the devs are making, covering gameplay mechanics like Overstrength, Entrenchment etc… we’ll process this new information as quickly as possible and update our master guide soon.

Command of the Sea

A new two-person development team have spoken up over on the QuarterToThree forums regarding the Naval WW2 Simulation they are developing. Command of the Sea has been in the works for two years now, and you read up on the game and everything the devs have to say so far on their thread or official website.

Hearts of Iron IV

The development of the Man the Guns expansion continues apace – we’re highlight the most recent dev diary mainly because it’s so huge. The Netherlands will be one of the nations getting a Focus Tree overhaul in this update, and the team go into great details as how this nation will be changing and what options will be available to them. You can flood the Netherlands now!

That’s all for this week, see you all on Monday! Happy gaming!