In the follow-up to European Escalation, Wargame: Airland Battle will be developing its deck system to reward players who specialise their armies. The below video details how you’ll be provided with limited slots which you must fill with unit types, each representing multiple instances of that unit in-game, the more aircraft you select the more bonuses they’ll receive, say.
Of course, while bonuses are lovely, they won’t do you a lick of good if your enemy is packing a roster of AA guns.
This added level of granularity supporting generals who specialise their troop selections is a welcome addition. The bonuses are enough to tempt you into making an army that sacrifices versatility in favour of a little added punch. That sacrifice could make you pay dearly when it comes against a force with an advantage against your specialisation, that doesn’t mean an instant fail, min, only that you’ll have to fight that little bit harder.
Wargame’s looking mighty fine for an RTS, resembling the Arma games more than your standard top-down strategy. It helps that you’re able to throw the camera about the battlefield as though it were a standard third-person tactical wargame.
Wargame Airland Battle is due out on 22 May.