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Matrix Games Acquires Rights to Talonsoft Battleground Games

In a very interesting development, Matrix Games has acquired the rights to the old Talonsoft Battleground games, and game designer John Tiller will be working with Matrix to make the games compatible with Windows XP. This is excellent news for Civil War gamers who enjoyed the beautiful maps of these games. Matrix brought up an exciting analogy when they pointed to their handling of Steel Panthers: World at War. The game itself was a free download for a long time, and Matrix developed add-ons for it as well. The contents of the announcement are below:

Matrix Games is proud to announce that it has acquired the rights to publish the former award winning Talonsoft line of wargames. The agreement includes the rights to publish, update and modify some of the most well-respected wargames of all time. Included in this agreement is the full Battleground series of games, the Campaign series, the Operational Art of War series, the Battle of Britain and Bombing the Reich games as well as the Age of Sail.

From East Front to A Century of Warfare, many of these titles are best-sellers and award-winners and still represent the state of the art on the battles or topics that they cover. The Battleground series, for example, was inducted in its entirety into the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, “For wargamers, this is a legendary games line and many of us are still playing these titles. We are very excited to be able to publish these titles and are certain that wargamers around the world will be delighted at this news.”

Matrix Games plans to release further information in the near future on updates and publishing plans and schedules for these titles.


I am a Civil War Reenactor and love the Battleground series. I have most of them but still need #8 & #9. If these become available again please let me know. Also, if there are upgrades for XP Pro for any of them I would like to get them. Larry