PARIS, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- French studio Battle Factory is releasing a new wargame in its Wars and Battles series: October War 1973, available on both iOS and Android tablets.
The October War is also called "Yom Kippur War" and "Ramadan War" because it was triggered the day of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur as the Arab countries were celebrating the sacred month of Ramadan.
This famous war is the turn of the Glorious Thirties:
- It is during the October war that the Arab oil-producing countries have unilaterally decided to regulate their production and increase oil prices, which caused the first oil shock.
- The fighting in Sinai between the Egyptian and Israeli armies marked the spirits and led to the Camp David Accords in 1978 and the first peace treaty signed in 1979 between Israel and an Arab country, namely Egypt.
- On October 25, 1973, the US decided to extend their level of nuclear alert to DEFCON 3, while the tension with the Soviet Union was at its height. This exceptional situation, placing the US armed forces on a war footing, was then reproduced once after the 9/11 events.
The game was designed by Pierre Razoux, Director of the French Institute for Strategic Research and a 30-year experienced wargamer. His PhD in Military History was devoted to The Ramadan War of October 1973.
The game is an historical strategy game that simulates entire battles. October War is not the first game in the series: Battle Factory has already released Normandy 1944 that takes one to the French coastline in the iconic Normandy landings of WWII.
Wars and Battles lets players recreate the outcomes of history's most epic battles. It delivers the complexity and depth of tabletop wargames to tablet devices, offering an intuitive and user-friendly interface suited for strategy game newcomers and veteran armchair generals alike. Featuring rich graphics and challenging turn-based gameplay in either 2D or 3D modes.
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