Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Matrix Support
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We truly appreciate their efforts in keeping alive the memory of this conflict and its heritage, and with their experience we hope to make the English Civil War game the most historically accurate wargame for PC about this fascinating setting.
The 1918 Kaiserschlacht (or Spring Offensive) was the last attempt by the German High Command to make a breakthrough in the Western Front.
On the 21st of March 1918, a series of attacks along the front line held by the British Fifth and Third Army began. Strengthened by divisions coming from the Eastern Front and with an extended use of troops trained in infiltration and assault tactics (Stormtroopers), the Germans were able to achieve the largest territory advance of the war.
However, this all-out offensive didn’t gain a decisive victory. The Germans lost irreplaceable veteran troops and the conquest of the new territories resulted in hard to defend positions with a supply line that was stretched too far.
The civil conflict that erupted in the British Isles in 1641 and lasted almost ten years, is, undoubtedly, one of the major turning points of British history.
Religious and political struggles are dividing the country, and the stakes are high! To whom will you swear your loyalty? To the King or to the Parliament?
The failed siege of Hull and the Battle of Edgehill represent the initial fights of the English Civil War.
Especially the latter, where its inconclusive outcome denied both factions the strategic advantage they needed to put an end to the war quickly.
“I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that you call a Gentleman and is nothing else” – Oliver Cromwell, 1643
The shadow of the Thirty Years War hit the British Isles in 1625, as Charles I became King of England. Accustomed to a weaker Scottish Parliament, the new King found fiercer opposition from the Parliament in London.
Now, only two decades later, open war has started with the Royalists facing the Parliamentarians, and the conflict is raging in England and Scotland.
The Country is at odds, its population forced to take a side and torn apart by religious divisions.