Arlington, VT, June 13, 2013 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Western Civilization Software (www.west-civ.com) are proud to announce the release of the long awaited Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions, the first expansion for the official computer adaptation of the award-winning World War 2 tactical wargame Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear.
Similar to the Awakening the Bear release, Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions adds new content that has never been available before to Conflict of Heroes players, while staying true to the original board game rules. It also adds an exciting new feature – the ability to play any campaign multiplayer against a human opponent!
Ghost Divisions focuses on the battles of Army Group Center (nicknamed the "Ghost Division" because of its speed and independent movement, which even the German High Command had difficulty following) and its two Panzer Groups under Guderian and Hoth against the Red Army, the rapid initial Blitzkrieg and the drives to encircle and destroy the Soviet forces. Speed, coordination, concentration and combined arms will be necessary to lead your forces to victory!
This brand new expansion allows you to play company and platoon-sized forces from the 7th Panzer Division and the Grossdeutschland Regiment in two additional campaigns with 10 Scenarios total as a stand-alone or directly in the main game. Multiplayer has also been added for head to head linked campaign games!
Accordingly with this new expansion, we release also the v1.30 update for Conflict of Heroes Awakening the Bear. This update includes improvements in memory management, and numerous bug fixes, plus adds features to be used with Ghost Divisions.
Check the Forum page to view the full change list.
To download the update, players can run “Check for Update” via the game menu or download it directly from the game’s download page.
Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions REQUIRES ownership of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear. It will also work with the upcoming Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel.
Get more information on Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions from its official product page.
About Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions
Blitzkrieg on the Eastern Front!
Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions is an expansion to the critically acclaimed tactical computer wargame Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear, which is in turn the official adaptation of the award-winning board game by the same name. Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions adds two exciting new campaigns to Conflict of Heroes as well as full multiplayer support, allowing those campaigns to be played head to head using the integrated multiplayer server.
Army Group Center, under the command of Field Marshal Fedor von Bock, fought a series of pocket battles as it pushed towards Moscow in the summer of 1941.
The Army Group consisted of the 4th Army ( von Kluge ) and the 9th Army (Strauss ) in the center.
The wings of the Army Group were the fast moving armor and motorised units of the two Panzer Groups. Panzer Group 3 under Hermann Hoth formed the Northern wing. Panzer Group 2 under Heinz Guderian formed the Southern wing. The two Panzer Groups smashed through the Russian defenses and performed a series of pincer movements, trapping large groups of enemy forces.
The speed with which these forces moved and the surprise that their appearance created in the enemy often made them seem like ghosts, appearing in areas where no enemies were thought to be to strike suddenly at a flank or encircle a strong position. Speed, coordination, concentration and combined arms allowed the Wehrmacht to control the initiative and keep the Red Army reeling.
Still, the forces of the Panzer Groups were often stretched thin. Some Soviet units fought to escape, while others fought to open the pockets to save their comrades. Many battles were chaotic and the front lines shifted as the battles evolved. In the end, hundreds of thousands of Russian soldiers surrendered, and entire Russian Armies were destroyed.
Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions puts you in command of platoon and company-sized forces from the 7th Panzer Division and the Grossdeutschland Regiment in challenging scenarios that can be played as part of two linked campaigns or as completely stand-alone scenarios.
With new multiplayer campaign support as well as two exciting new campaigns, Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions is a great new add-on for any Conflict of Heroes player.
Please note: Conflict of Heroes: Ghost Divisions REQUIRES ownership of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear. It will also work with the upcoming Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel.
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