Wargame: AirLand Battle‘s multiplayer is so good that we literally forgot the game was coming with a campaign component until the press release soared our way.

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Eugen Systems promised great improvements over the campaign of European Escalation, but so far this illusive component has managed to avoid our radar. Now, however, they’ve released details of the up and coming campaign mode, and we’ve got them right here:

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“Willing to make something very different from the solo campaigns of Wargame European Escalation, Eugen Systems made great efforts to offer Wargame AirLand Battle an exciting campaign, both innovating and fascinating. As you can see on today’s screenshots, you will first handle in this campaign your army and your battle groups, on a huge strategic map representing Europe: ordering movements, asking for reinforcements, but also launching support strikes such as intelligence missions, special forces strikes, satellite spying, bombardment, tactical nuclear attacks, etc…”

A new detail we didn’t know for sure what that the single player campaign can be played… multiplayer, “against another player”.

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“The solo part of the game is composed of several new dynamic campaigns, during which you will manage all aspects of the battle. Lead each squad of the Theatre of Operation, and make good use of your reinforcements and strategic support. Each decision you make has an impact on the tactical outcome of battles, and also impacts the evolution of the global conflict!Wargame: AirLand Battle still allows you to customize your own army in solo and multiplayer modes, thanks to the ‘Deck’ system, which is now being enhanced with an integrated ‘viewer’.”

You can purchase the beta now to play a sample of the multiplayer, excluding some of the maps. The deck system is unlocked, but you cannot yet play the campaign. You also get a substantial discount if you own the original Europen Escalation. Check out our past coverage of the Wargame series.