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Designer Chat with Mark Herman on Youtube

Posted on July 17th, by Peter in Blog, News. No Comments

The chat is over, but you can still view it below, or by clicking here.

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Reviews on Desert Fox

Posted on July 17th, by intern in El Alamein, News. No Comments

Reviews on Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein are out!
Click here to read articles at Pocket Tactics, Touch Arcade, Pocket Gamer and more.

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Strategy Chat with Mark Herman – Thursday at 3pm EDT

Posted on July 14th, by Brad in Blog, El Alamein, News, Strategy Tips. No Comments

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/okhRinpfJCI

We are back this week with another look at Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein in action. Designer Mark Herman will join Peter Rambo and Jeff Dougherty to talk about Desert Fox strategy. We will play through a few quick turns and talk about the key moves you need to make to succeed. If you’ve been enjoying and want to improve your overall strategy, you will want to check this out for sure.

Here are more details:

Desert Fox Strategy Chat
Who: Jeff Dougherty, Peter Rambo, and Mark Herman
When: Thursday at 3pm
Where: Google Hangout (YouTube streaming)

Mark, Jeff, and Peter will be on hand to answer any strategy questions you have and divulge some of their best practices. Be sure to head over to our forums to ask questions in advance and we will answer them live on the air.

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The Spaces of War II: Desert Fox

Posted on July 10th, by Brad in Blog, El Alamein, News, Strategy Tips. No Comments

This week we have a guest strategy post from Bruce Geryk, an ardent play-tester, blogger, podcaster, and friend of the studio. This article originally appeared on his blog, Wargaming_[space] and is used with permission.

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It may seem that the 61 spaces on the Desert Fox map are so much featureless desert. That’s probably what the historical combatants thought. But in the absence of dramatic, battlefield-defining landmarks, the more subtle undulations of terrain in the Egyptian desert developed into important features to rival the importance of the rivers, forests, and hills of more conventional battlefields. The unique combination of ridges, tracks, and deirs in the iOS version of this famous battle breaks down in some interesting ways. Not all sand dunes are created equal!

THE BIG RIDGES
Two of the ridges in the game dominate the battlefield. In the historical battle, the Germans … Read More »

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4th of July Sale – Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow On Sale

Posted on July 3rd, by Brad in Blog, Shenandoah Studio. No Comments

The response to Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein has been fantastic. We’ve received glowing reviews from Touch Arcade, Pocket Tactics, Pocket Gamer, and more.

To celebrate the launch of Desert Fox and the 4th of July Holiday in the USA, we are having a special Early Bird Sale on Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow. This will be a rolling sale, starting out our lowest price ever, $2.99, and climbing back up to the original price. Act now to lock in the lowest price on these great strategy games.

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Go!Get Drive on Moscow now!

Here is a breakdown of the sale schedule:

 

July 3rd-4th: 70% off ($2.99 USD)

July 5th: 60% off ($3.99 USD)

July 6th: 50% off ($4.99 USD)

July 7th: 40% off ($5.99 USD)

July 8th: 30% off ($6.99 USD)

July 9th: 20% off ($7.99 USD)

July 10th: 10% … Read More »

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Desert Fox: The first ridge

Posted on July 2nd, by Brad in Blog, El Alamein, News. No Comments

This week we have a guest strategy post from Bruce Geryk, an ardent play-tester, blogger, podcaster, and friend of the studio. This article originally appeared on his blog, Wargaming_[space] and is used with permission.

Go!Get Desert Fox now!

On 1 July 1942, Gen. Erwin Rommel was at the end of a tenuous supply line with a battle-fatigued army which had nonetheless just chased the Allies out of their last defensive position in western Egypt. The next Allied position was hastily constructed at El Alamein, a remote railway station 150 miles from Cairo. Rommel had just won a major victory by capturing the port of Tobruk and had hustled the British 8th Army out of its position at Mersa Matruh, just 100 miles to the west. His army was on the end of a tenuous supply line, but the British forces were in … Read More »

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7 Strategy tips for Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein

Posted on June 27th, by Peter in Blog, El Alamein, Home, Lists, News, Strategy Tips. No Comments

So you just bought Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein, and you don’t want to look like a greenhorn when you take control of your army. It’s OK. I’m here for you.

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1. Play the Tutorials

If you’ve played any of our previous games, you might be tempted to skip the tutorials. For the first tutorial, which goes over the basics of movements and combat, experienced players can give into that temptation.

But the other three tutorials introduce concepts specific to Desert Fox, and if you don’t take those concepts to heart, you can lose.

I’ll say that again. You can lose our tutorials.

Our tutorials are little scenarios that give you a goal and very limited guidance. In fact, don’t think of them as tutorials, think of them as puzzles for you to solve, with some hints along the way.

2. … Read More »

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Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein is Now Available!

Posted on June 26th, by Brad in Blog, El Alamein. No Comments

“With Desert Fox, Shenandoah Studio has raised the bar for iOS strategy gaming again!” – Bruce Shelley, Designer – Age of Empires

Desert Fox: The Battle of Alamein is now available as a Universal App for $9,99.

Go!Get Desert Fox now!

In Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein, a WWII turn-based strategy game, players take control at the turning point of the battle for North Africa. Will you hold the line as the Commonwealth or capture the Suez Canal as the Axis? Find out today on the App Store.

A Grand Campaign

In this historical strategy game, players battle across a grand campaign, making key decisions and controlling the final engagement. They must use minefields, ridges, and depressions to shape the battle lines. Diving deeper than Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow, the campaign mode offers a new level of control and customization … Read More »

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Outwit the Desert Fox with a Sneak Peek of the Game Rules

Posted on June 24th, by Brad in Blog. 1 Comment

Are you excited for Desert Fox: The Battle of Alamein, available on the App Store June 26th, 2014 as an Universal App? As we mentioned earlier this week, Desert Fox is a new experience based on Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow. To help jumpstart your experience with the game, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the rules for the game.

Download a PDF of the rules.

All of this content, as well as in-game rules, useful charts and tables, and a tutorial system is available in Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein. Before the big day be sure to look into the rules and get a leg up on the competition.

Head over to our forums to ask us questions and compare notes with other fans as we approach the launch.

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Prepare for Battle – Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein is Coming June 26th!

Posted on June 23rd, by Brad in Blog, El Alamein. 3 comments

Our much anticipated title is almost here!  Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein, a new game based on the hit Battle of the Bulge, will be available on the App Store June 26th, 2014 as an Universal App for $9.99. The team is excited to present the third installment of Crisis In Command, set in North Africa. Learn more on our game page.

On Thursday, be sure to check out:

Campaign Mode
Diving deeper than Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow, the campaign mode offers a new level of control and customization to players. As commander, players must decide when to defend or attack, preserving valuable forces, or risking them in a daring offensive.  Each match results in a unique play experience. This is not just Battle of the Bulge in desert camo.

Accessibility for New Players
To help new players, we have created a new tutorial system with four learning scenarios … Read More »

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Desert Fox: The Journey

Posted on June 18th, by Mark Herman in Blog. No Comments

This week we have a special post from Mark Herman, designer of Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein. He gives us a quick rundown of his development process and unique insight into the game. We hope you enjoy. – Brad

Some of my designs work from the first prototype and others take me on a journey. As this particular design was to be based on John Butterfield’s most excellent Battle of the Bulge design I expected a simple journey, but it was not to be.

One of my earliest discussions was with John about map scale and unit size. He and I felt that the system could scope down to a regimental level vice the predominantly division sized units in Bulge. This was correct with modification, with the initial design and playtest with John looking like mission accomplished. What I was … Read More »

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Watch Desert Fox Live Right Now!

Posted on June 17th, by Brad in Blog. No Comments

We are back this week with another look at Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein in action. Last week, we were invited by Pocket Tactics to show off the new campaign mode. This time, we’re having an old fashioned brawl between founder Jeff Dougherty and playtester, blogger, podcaster, brain surgeon, and so on Bruce Geryk. Good luck Jeff!

Here are more details:

Desert Fox Live Game
Who: Jeff Dougherty vs. Bruce Geryk
When: Now
Where: Google Hangout (YouTube streaming)
Watch Here:

We are playing the Ruweisat Ridge scenario. In this scenario, Axis forces are trying to gain as much ground as they can in an initial assault. The Commonwealth player is trying to hold back the advance as long as they can and hold key locations. Be sure to join us in this grand battle across the desert.

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BREAKING NEWS

Designer Chat with Mark Herman on Youtube

The chat is over, but you can still view it below, or by clicking here.

Reviews on Desert Fox

Reviews on Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein are out! Click here to read articles at Pocket Tactics, Touch Arcade, Pocket Gamer and more.

Strategy Chat with Mark Herman – Thursday at 3pm EDT

Here is the link: http://youtu.be/okhRinpfJCI

We are back this week with another look at Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein in action. Designer Mark...