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Battle of the Bulge

By Shenandoah Studio

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"Battle of the Bulge is a must-have for anyone with an interest in historical wargaming. 5 Stars" - TouchArcade

Battle of the Bulge invites you, the player, to lead the Axis or the Allies to victory on the snowy battlefields of World War II. In this turn-based strategy game, you command your forces to capture important locations, secure key supply routes, and engage the enemy. Designed specifically for iOS, Battle of the Bulge captures the spirit of traditional board wargames while providing excellent UI design and accessibility for new players.

Key features include:
• Play against AI opponents with unique personalities
• Play against friends online through Game Center or on one device with Pass and Play.
• Fast turns, deep strategy
• Play scenarios like the quick, tense, fight in the opening days to a campaign covering the entire battle as either the Axis or the Allies
• Learn with the tutorial and quick start guide, or visit our online strategy forums to learn from other players
• Full rules, charts, tables and other information included for advanced players
• Extensive historical photos and commentary
• Universal support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
• Localized for Spanish and Japanese
• Retina support
• First in a series of WWII titles by legendary designers including: John Butterfield, Ted Raicer, and Mark Herman

Praise for Battle of the Bulge:

“It’s completely nailed the right ways to present a tabletop game in a digital format...” — No High Scores

“Battle of the Bulge is a landmark iPad game. It’s deep without feeling complex, and fun without feeling light. Further, it’s beautiful, both visually and aurally, and so intuitive that you don’t need a tutorial to learn the interface. If you’re at all into turn-based gaming, give this one a try. If you’re not, give this one a try, anyway.” — MobileTechReview

“A game that will make historical strategy diehards swoon, while also being pretty enough, and easy enough to learn, to draw in people who never knew that this was the game they'd been waiting for.” — TouchArcade

“In terms of war simulation games on the App Store, I haven’t seen a better game…” — TUAW

“…a game of considerable majesty awaits you…” — Gamezebo

“Easily the most educational game I’ve ever played.” — Eurogamer

"Battle of the Bulge is as cold, brutal, and unforgiving as the titular conflict, but it's also one of the top choices for hardcore iPad strategists." - Pocket Gamer UK

What's New in Version 2.14

New multiplayer system (Slitherine's PBEM) supporting:
- cross-platform (PC/IOS/Mac)
- paired matches
- private matches
- tournaments
Re-written AI for both sides (Allies and Axis).
Language selector and a Master volume buttons in settings
Please note that version 2.14 is not backwards compatible with existing save games or multiplayer games


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Customer Reviews

New update buggy & with some bad design decisions

The previous version of this game was one of the all-time best , indeed almost perfect, wargames on iPad on any other platform. This new update, which comes after the original game studio was bought by Slitherine, has some serious problems. Within 5-10 mins of play I noticed that the graphics seemed unstable with occasional sudden weird glitches such as screen shaking. The beautiful amazing elegant sound design of the original game has been messed with and spoiled e.g. with machine gun fire which is loud and goes on for far too long . There are interface formatting glitches not present in the original. And most alarming of all there I found what appears to be a major rule change (I hope it is a bug...) from the original - the change is about movement in the first couple of turns - the AI carried out 3 space strategic movement out of a contested zone !

Sleek, smart and fun until the new update happened.

The new update is really clunky, slow, and with no obvious benefit over the original. The devs should have spent more time testing and tweaking. Completely ruined the game. I wish there was a way to revert to the original version.

This was my 5-star review before the update:

This is perhaps a model of how iPad turn-based war games should look and feel -- there is a lot to like about this game. Looks great, plays well, incorporates the iPad touch screen brilliantly into gameplay. The beauty of this game is how it managed to simplify very complex concepts and variables but still provides a deep and nuanced experience. The only downside to this game: the AI is fairly easy to beat. There are no difficulty levels and I wish gameplay actually lasted a bit longer, it seems to be over before it began, but that's probably because time flies when you're having fun! Flip side: Multiplayer is fun and challenging.

Looking forward to see what this studio comes up with next!


I remember as a kid when a cereal advertised new and improved, that was the last time I ate that cereal.

The improvements to the game consist of an improved and more intelligent AI. This would be great if the interface was readable (iPhone 5s) but it is so microscopic I just avoid it. The movement of units is much clunkier as is the ability to undo moves. Further, the speed of play, that is the ability to process moves has greatly increased. So what had been a game that it was possible to enjoy in a short period of time has become as interminable as playing a live opponent suffering from AP.

Battle of the Bulge
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.14
  • Size: 311 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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