News & Reviews

PC Dome, the Hungarian Strategy Game Website, Interviews Panther Game's Dave O'Connor

February 20, 2007 - The Hungarian-based PC Dome game news website interviews Dave O'Connor to find out what is guiding Panther's development of the next game in the Airborne Assault series. PC Dome is a Hungarian language website, but they have posted an english translation of the interview.

Usenet's War-Games Historical Newsgroup Awards COTA the the Game of the Year Gold Medal

January 15, 2007 - The frequently passionate and always grognardly wargame enthusiasts of the Usenet group (viewed here through the Google Groups interface) have voted COTA as the winner of the Wargame of the Year.

Cyberstratège Awards COTA the Laurier D'Or

January 4, 2007 - "...COTA reinvents the wargame," says the French wargame magazine CyberStratège. View the article in PDF format and visit the CyberStratège website. says "A Towering Achievement"

August 22, 2006 - "...the game is a faithful, richly detailed, and utterly absorbing simulation that manages to replicate a myriad of complex and interconnected factors without ever lapsing into dogged pedantry. It is also, by thunder, a lot of fun! And this iteration significantly improves upon what was already one of the more brilliantly original game-designs in recent years." Read the review here.

PC Gamer UK Gives COTA 84%

August 4, 2006 - "Need an airfield taken ASAP? Select a nearby battalion commander, slap an attach marker on the objective, modify it with route, losses, and rate of fire instructions, then go attend to something else. The assigned leader will be smart enough to organise reserves, arrange artillery support, select a suitable forming-up point and coordinate armour and infantry during the assault. Dashed clever stuff."

Bovine Conspiracy Gives COTA a 9 out of 10.
"A must buy for anyone who considers themselves a gamer."

July 17, 2006 - "COTA is an almost perfect creation in which to portray the Second World War from the eyes of a divisional commander... Panther Games is putting out some of the best and most revolutionary games to be seen in the last decade." Read the review here.

Armchair General Gives COTA 95%

June 22, 2006 - "All I lacked was the smell of tent canvas and coffee, a large map with a plastic overlay, a handful of wax pencils, and the dull roar of radios in the background to have the entire realistic experience!" Read the review here.

"Out of Eight" Review

June 18, 2006 - "Out of Eight PC Game Reviews" gives Conquest of the Aegean its "Buy It Now" rating of eight out of eight. Read the review here.

COTA Now On Sale

June 8, 2006 - Conquest of the Aegean is now on sale at Matrix Games. Read an announcement at The Wargamer with links to reviews of earlier titles and an interview with game developer Dave O'Connor.

Past Praise for Airborne Assault Highway to the Reich

As the second installment in the Airborne Assault series, Highway to the Reich (HTTR) earned high praise from gamers and game reviewers alike. COTA builds on the success of HTTR and takes it to the next level.

PC Gamer - (89 %)

Gamespot - (8.1/10)

"...a rich, rewarding game and a great example of how the designers are using the PC to push wargaming into new and exciting directions.... it's worth your time if you're a veteran wargame fan or if you've been thinking about jumping into wargaming."

Strategy Informer - (8.5/10)

"Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich is an excellent wargame for the true enthusiast."

Loadedinc - (8/10)

"This is the kind of game that you'll spend many hours working on the strategy then watching it play out."

Gamespy - (4/5)

"You won't find a more realistic RTS game than Highway to the Reich."

PC Gameworld - (86%)

"Highway to the Reich is an extraordinary game."

PC Games Magazine - (4.5 / 5)

BUG online - (94%) (dutch) - (7.8/10)

"It could well be that you will play this game fascinated night after night."

Game Vortex - (7/10)

"Those looking for a detailed, military based game -- this is the one for you."


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COTA now available at Matrix Games.

June 8, 2006