Flank and charge with friends! Simple, fun and rich with tactical options. Musket Smoke is a turn-based, war game with an unusually interactive UI allowing for enormous tactical options.  Smoke, artillery, cavalry charges, morale and flanking.  It’s all here and dead simple to play.


• Solo training skirmish maps with AI.
• Take turns online, with friends, asynchronously.
• Special training zone for first-time-online players.
• Online campaign - the core feature.
• Pass n Play.
• Full replay for online matches.
• Competitive ELO like leaderboards.
• Manual, tutorial, help video.
• Universal app.
• In-game video recoding for newer devices.
• 4 round 'Mingle Phase' before deciding on who you want to play online.
• Just 'Friendly Pass' with those not suitable for your first battles. It's the ideal system for great match-ups.

Musket Smoke is a tactical online turn based war game. It supports both single player and multi player but the competitive asynchronous matches are the primary focus.

The board game design was 'inspired by' Napoleonic warfare but streamlines it to be fast and furious, optimized for online play.  This is a ‘people first’ war game with a focus on usability and visually rich tactical options.


What people are saying about Musket Smoke:

(US) “Hands down the most fun game I have played on the iPad period. I’m a sucker for historical wargames and musket smoke is one of the best I have played virtual or otherwise. I enjoy it so much, I plan on making some chits and buying a hex board to play it on table top!”

(Canada) “One of the best strategy titles available for the iPad. Immense amounts of strategy, replayability and detail. One of the few must have titles of strategy gamers”

(Ireland) “This is the first game that have regularly played online matches. While the mechanics are quite simple, you can really get yourself into to some interesting situations, especially when playing the campaign.”

(Australia) One night in Naarden.
This game is a blast. The campaign mode will have you on the edge of your seat, whether you're battling one of the top ten players or a newcomer. Mini matches are great fun, and the variety of armies and tactics is amazing. Even the AI is fun to play against, if you want to learn the game or perfect your strategies. Musket Smoke is a one of a kind game and will forever be in our hearts."

(Croatia) “Real Strategy. Great game for the strategy gamers.”

(Germany) “Seems simple at first glance, but at second glance turns out this game as a strategic, round-based strategy game … Who loves it with his favorite drink in peace weigh all options to try out individual solutions, while relaxing on the couch at sit and then burning it waits his opponent makes his turn, this game is highly recommended !!!”

(Greece) “Fast, easy, deep. recommended!”

(Japan) “This is without a doubt one of the most fun and most polished, with deep strategy, but easy-to-get-into-gameplay turn-based stragegy games around. And the async multiplayer is seamless.”

(Austria) “... show me a better wargame today!”

What's New

Version 1.87

Time to shake things up!
• Range 1 grapeshot. This will improve offensive play and balance defensive responsibilities across units.

Dramatic campaign changes:
• The player that falls back no longer gets an SF unit reward. Both sides still get SF rewards if the battle is completed.
• All Pike units lose 1 confidence. Regular troops can optionally offset this with a Rally.
• Artillery Run battle has changed. No more race, some trees added.

• Free purple hearts for everyone!

• Manual and docs will be updated in another update after our community decides if these dramatic new rules and changes are good. If all goes well the next update could just be a new Mini Map and updated docs.

Good luck with your new battle strategies and Happy New Year!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

27 Ratings

27 Ratings

The iOS war game I was looking for.


I love tactical, hex and counter board war games. Unfortunately, only a few of my friends do too. In person gaming sessions are thus few and far between. This game perfectly scratches that itch with online play. The community of players seems very active and welcoming so far. I am addicted to this game even though I have only played a couple matches.

Great turn based hex wargame


One of the best games on iPad hands down, rivals chess, IMO. If you like Napoleonic era war gaming Musket Smoke is a must to try out as the gaming system is very realistic and great fun to play. Additionally, the Naarden campaign is well worth it and offers an added dimension of fog of war and hidden units out of line of sight. Very realistic.

There have been several updates to make the game a bit more fair for newcomers. I think they will work out in the end to make an improved MS.

Do not be troubled if you do not win your first several campaigns. There are a lot of experienced players who will offer suggestions if asked.

Excellent support, already had several questions answered.

Pretty dang good


Simple, comprehensive, and a decent AI in solo matches. I'd definitely recommend this app, as it's got everything you'd expect from the era it covers in a clean, easy-on-the-eyes UI. I haven't encountered any bugs, so the makers obviously put a good amount of work and care into their product. Definitely glad I found this app instead of blowing a hundred dollars or so on Holy League miniatures!


Woodie Dovich
207.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© snowpunch
In-App Purchases
  1. Mini Campaign: Naarden $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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