Assault on arnhemOperation Market Garden has always been one of my favorite battles of WWII both for the amazing acts of heroism and for the incredible stupidity of those in charge. The soldiers' desperate attempts to hold on to the bridges across Europe in a hope to shorten the war led to a variety of heroic deeds and stands as an operation that unfortunately tried to go a bridge too far (amazing book too, by the way). HexWar has decided to take this WWII moment and turn it into its most ambitious wargame to date, and I really like what I've seen so far. Assault on Arnhem will be an operational level wargame for 1-4 players where each player manages units in either the Allied or Axis forces fighting over the bridges leading to the Dutch town of Arnhem. The aim of the game is simple (as simple as the original operation's goals): either capture or defend the many bridge objectives by a certain time.

Assault on Arnhem

The game features up to four player hotseat multiplayer, cross-platform two player online multiplayer, four scenarios (Grave, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Operation Market Garden), fog of war mechanics that take terrain into account, night time turns with reduced visibility, logistics rules, and much more. As you can tell, this is a pretty ambitious game, but HexWar has been doing fine turn-based strategy games for some time now, so it should be able to handle it fine. The game should come out before the end of the month (barring unforeseen bugs), so keep an eye out if you've been looking for a good WWII turn-based strategy game.

  • Tallgeese

    I don't see Batman anywhere... NEXT!!!

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      WOW

    • Nekko

      You're....joking, right? Unless I'm the one that's missing something.

      • Tallgeese

        Only slightly, I mean these are all parts of Operation Market Garden, of which I've heard, as probably has anyone who's seen the classic war movie "A Bridge Too Far." So if you decide to focus on Arnhem for marketing purposes (that makes the game sound like Assault on Arkham), be prepared to have people get the two confused... For good and for bad.

  • InTheAir

    Cross-Platform?

  • Dark Akali

    I read that as "Assault on Arkham" at first, then got disappointed. 😛

  • boydstr

    I saw on the tube a game called Eisenhorn:Xenos for iOS and android and it looks real cool action and stealth gameplay is it coming out and is there someone that knows a release date?

  • delirium38

    Nice to see my hometown some love 😀.