PLA Studios and Giant Flame are delighted to announce that their turn-based tactical game The Troop will be rolling out of early access on October 10, 2023. The historically-accurate World War II title has actively responded to a wealth of player feedback since it launched into Early Access in 2021, and will include a host of new features with its full launch on PC.

On the morning of the 6th June 1944 the Western Allies began the largest seaborne invasion in the history of warfare. D-Day would mark the start of a vicious campaign to wrestle North West Europe from German control. The following months would see the ancient fields, farms and villages serve as a battleground for new, lethal weapons that would become legendary.

Born from a lifelong passion for World War II history and turn-based games, The Troop follows the campaign of British and Canadian forces as they face the German Heer and SS in Normandy. Take command of infantry, motorised and armoured units in desperate tactical turn-based combat against an AI opponent that is challenging and unpredictable, but fair and fallible.

The Troop embraces the best traditions of classic tabletop war gaming combined with the interactivity and excitement the digital format affords. You have complete control over your units’ actions; tanks will not expose their weak side armour with unexpected pathing, hidden guns will not reveal their positions by firing prematurely, infantry will not flee inexplicably when victory is a few heroic paces away. You are free to take your time… but any mistakes are yours and yours alone!

Tom Page, Studio Director, PLA Studios, said:
“Development of The Troop has been a real labour of love for our small and passionate team, and we are excited to finally share the full game with strategy enthusiasts. Following our extensive early access period, we are delighted to reveal that the full release of The Troop will include a host of optional rule settings including overwatch and bocage shooting as well as the highly-requested Campaign mode featuring four campaigns.”

In fact, the fans have been so crucial to the development of The Troop that some of the powerful in-game ace units are named after the game’s most dedicated supporters.

Game Features

  • Story mode: Follow the narrative of the campaign from D-Day, playing as a range of different units (Commonwealth and German) in different situations as history plays out across Normandy.
  • Skirmish mode: Choose your scenario, choose your side, choose your force, set your enemy restrictions… Play. What will the enemy bring to the fight and what tactics will they use? You’ll have to wait and see, but it will not be the same as last time! Endless replayability.
  • Campaign mode: In addition to the previously-released campaign following the exploits of the 8th Armoured Brigade, three new campaigns will be added for the full release of the Troop: 21st Panzer Division, SS Panzer Division, 31st Tank Brigade.

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