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March to Baghdad

Episode One: Decision at Tallil Air Base available for free.

News Release: For Immediate Release

Hampstead, NC, 15 September 2009

On the 20th of March, 2003, the United States and its allies launched Operation Iraqi Freedom and invaded Iraq with the purpose of overthrowing the totalitarian regime of Saddam Hussein. On March 21st the 3rd ID was making good time into enemy territory using Highway 1. Tallil airbase (in name only, as the airbase had not been used to fly aircraft since Desert Storm) became the objective for the 3rd, as Tallil was not only near the intersection of Highway 1 and 8 (two important supply routes) but was also home to the Iraqi 11th Infantry Division's headquarters. Now ProSIM Company puts you in command of the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry as the assault for Tallil airbase begins with Episode One of March to Baghdad!

March to Baghdad Episode One: Decision at Tallil Air Base is the latest simulation from the masters of modern warfare, ProSIM Company. Featuring two highly replayable scenarios on that fateful battle it is being released in cooperation with one of the most preeminent military strategy magazines available today, Armchair General, for the low, low price of FREE. That's right, enjoy one of the most authentic wargames playable on your PC at zero cost to you.

March to Baghdad Episode One: Decision at Tallil Air Base is available for Windows and is built with the Air Assault Task Force engine (minimum specs Pentium 4 1 GHz+, 256 MB RAM, Win 98 or above, DirectX 8.1 compatible 128MB VRAM). Read more about the exciting scenarios and download it at Armchair General here:

Once you start playing March to Baghdad Episode One we have a feeling you're going to want more. Fear not, as ProSIM and publisher Shrapnel Games offers a wide selection of modern warfare titles that are unmatched in the commercial realm for their realism and attention to accuracy. Of course their fidelity is helped by the fact that ProSIM also uses their simulation engines for professional development. Don't worry though, you won't need top secret clearance to play any of their critically acclaimed titles we publish.

ProSIM titles include:

Air Assault Task Force: A sweeping look at heliborne operations from Vietnam through Afghanistan with a stop in Somalia.

ATF: Armored Task Force: The predecessor to the Air Assault Task Force engine, ATF focuses on modern mechanized engagements.

Battle Group Commander: Episode One: First in an episodic series of simulations dealing with the British Battle Group organization. Fight a Soviet style force at the Salisbury Plain training area of England.

BCT Commander: An oldie but goodie. Brigade level simulation of mechanized warfare.

The Falklands War: 1982: A forgotten conflict in the world of wargaming and history, relive the British struggle in the South Atlantic.

Raging Tiger: The Second Korean War: Hypothetical look at a regime change in North Korea featuring lots of cool chrome and intense battles.

The Star and the Crescent: Features both historical and hypothetical battles in the Arab-Israeli conflicts.

To mark the occasion of March to Baghdad's release we are offering ALL ProSIM titles at a 20% discount from their normal retail price. You can take advantage of this great offer from now thru September 27th.

The ProSIM line features real world digital elevation model maps often accurate to three meters, complex ballistic and damage modeling, wide variety of weapon platforms, real time gameplay, scenarios playable in any order, command from the micro to macro scale, decision point AI tactics, and much more. Most titles include the ability to edit scenarios and play multiplayer games.

In a world of yet another gamey WW2 title isn't it time to try out something different? Something more realistic? Something that will challenge you in ways that an odds based CRT can never do? Try a ProSIM simulation from Shrapnel Games and find out what high fidelity wargaming truly means.

To read up on any of the ProSIM titles, download their demos, or purchase please visit Remember, all ProSIM titles are on sale thru September 27th at 20% off their normal price. And if you enjoy modern warfare gaming be sure to check out the classic hex and turn based play of WinSPMBT, available as both a free download and for sale with enhanced features not found in the free download. Of course if you're just a fan of interesting strategy and niche gaming, be sure to browse our entire catalog of award-winning titles. Since 1999 Shrapnel Games has been bringing gamers around the globe the very best in independent strategy gaming.

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Shrapnel Games, Inc.

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Wilmington, NC 28411

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