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Legends of War: Patton arriving on the 20th November on PC
Posted: 10.11.2012 04:58 by Comments: 9
Maximum Games has announced that Legends of War: Patton, a History Channel licensed turn-based strategy game developed by Slitherine, will be released on PC on the 20th November.

 
As the title implies, the game starts in 1944 and follows Patton’s Third US Army march from the west of France to Berlin, as players lead the famous American general's troops through famous battles.

Legends of War: Patton features a single player Campaign with lite roleplaying elements, as well as individual missions, including 21 different missions over 4 unique operations. Mission types include Attack, Defense, Infiltration, and Sabotage. The game will also include local multiplayer Hot Seat mode.

The game will also be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - no release date has been announced.

Maximum also released a trailer showing off some of the title - check it out in the video below.

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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 10, 2012
herodotus
Never had much luck/fun with History Channel games yet, but this is worth keeping an eye, as long as they stay true to the history of the 3rd Army. Tehn again, this looks so much like "Rush To Berlin" and so many other WWII RTS's from a few years ago it had better bring something very fresh to the table.
One thing for certain. Being made by Slitherine it will be an expensive title to buy, either through them or as is more likely Matrix Games.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Nov 11, 2012
JonahFalcon
PC version is $29.99. Maximum Family Games is publishing.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 11, 2012
herodotus
Slitherine must have done a new deal, finally. Much better pricing, still it depends on the state of the release.
By the_fourth_horseman (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 12, 2012
the_fourth_horseman
This game seems to operate on the scale of COH. I don't see what "experiencing" General Patton has to do with throwing hand grenades and aiming the turret of a tank. If you really want the Patton experience, go HOI 3. This just seems reaaaally lame to me...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 12, 2012
herodotus
It's a way of marketing a product. Monte Cristo released "1944:Battle of the Bulge" (published by Auran) years ago and it basically covers all the important events that historically the 3rd Army were involved in, preceding and during the Ardennes Offensive. However, it does not cover the drive through France, a truly epic attempt by Patton to reach Paris first (always a political quagmire, with de Gaulle having none of it).
So the title, if indeed it does cover 3rd Army's drive through France is quite right to have "Patton" in it's title, just as I'd expect a "Napoleon's Waterloo" to contain all of the events, skirmishes and battles that took place involving the de-throned Emperor and the Grand Armee in his attempt to kick the Coalition in the teeth.
By the_fourth_horseman (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 13, 2012
the_fourth_horseman
Well if it flips your switch ...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 13, 2012
herodotus
...turn it off. I'm more interested in "CoH 2" as I've played too many WWII RTS's with this same isometric 3D view. At least in "CoH" you can get down 'n dirty at ground level.
By the_fourth_horseman (SI Veteran Member) on Nov 14, 2012
the_fourth_horseman
Well this game looks down and dirty as well, which was my point in the first place.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 14, 2012
herodotus
I hope it is as scaleable as "CoH", but somehow I think it might be a fixed, perhaps rotateable, view.