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Warplan is a World War 2 simulation engine. It is a balance of realism and playability incorporating the best from 50 years of World War 2 board wargaming.

Recent NEWS

The Norway Factor (beta mini-AAR)

Sep. 12, 2019 - There have been some requests for beta tester AARs, and while we don't have any of those for you (at…

WarPlan Dev Diary #6 - Research and Diplomacy

Aug. 19, 2019 - In most games like Hearts of Iron or Civilization research is a key component as part of the game…

WarPlan Dev Diary #5: Supply system

Aug. 05, 2019 - You can now check the latest Dev Diary for WarPlan!

WarPlan Dev Diary #4 - Production

Jul. 22, 2019 - With the production system I examined the materials and facilities that were critical to war during…

WarPlan Dev Diary #3 - Naval System

Jul. 08, 2019 - Most naval battles occurred within a very short span of time over long distances. Simulating this on…

WarPlan Previews

Jun. 28, 2019 - WarPlan has recently entered Beta Phase and we'd like to share what a selected pool of wargamers…

WarPlan Dev Diary #1 - Introduction

Jun. 10, 2019 - This story starts out when a 15 year old kid was introduced to the game Rise and Decline of the…

Take WWII into your hands and create your best WarPlan!

May. 08, 2019 - Your name is unknown. Your deed is immortal - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Moscow)


Kraken Studios
World War II

WarPlan is an incredibly accurate World War II simulation engine. It is a balance of realism and playability incorporating the best from 50 years of World War II board wargaming. Play a recreated World War II in every detail, thanks to the huge engine flexibility and database.

WarPlan is a game designed and coded by Alvaro Sousa, from Kraken Studios, creator of Strategic Command 2 Products (Assault on Communism, Assault on Democracy, Brute Force, Strategic Command 3 Image Importer).

Developer Kraken Studios places their emphasis on games that are... Easy to use, hard to win. WarPlan employs one of the best interfaces to lower micromanagement as much as possible so players can focus on playing and thinking.


The game's scale is very huge, covering 70 different potential countriesin a map large 30 miles / 50km per hex using a Peter's map scaling (which better represents real distances). The land scale is 15k - 60k men, air scale is 300-400 air craft and naval scale is 2 capital ships + support ships.


20 different units with 15 different attributes, 17 different technological advancements, 5 different specialties. Each country has their own units with their own attributes. Additionally, units can be impacted by: Breakdown Land units can be split or reformed, corps may detach a division, armies may split, Formation – Small formations may be grouped into larger ones, Generals - Each player comes with their own generals that affect combat, mobile attack, and retreats, Support pool Units - 11 different support types.


Naval units stack in fleets. 1 land, 1 air, 1 fleet per hex.


Production takes into account oil, manpower, logistics, strategic resources, trade agreements, convoy zones.


The system allows you 17 different advancements and each unit has at minumum 2 advancement choices. You can have 47 different unit configurations.


Land units have the capacity of having a specialization. This is an attachment of equipment, elite trained units, or gear. With advancements this allows for 120 different land unit configurations


Supply system is based on cities, rail, ports, headquarters, and distance from railways. The supply system more accurately represents the North African Campaign.


Players may declare war, influence, attempt a coup, or negotiate a surrender. Each country has a loyalty and an entry level. Actions in game may alter the entry and loyalty of various countries.


The map is Hex based, with 15 different types of terrains subdivided in to sizes with each different features including motorized and non-motorized movement, airfield capacity, and defensive bonuses; 12 different resource types, 5 different strategic resources. Realism is henanced by the presence of Fog of War, with detection levels that determine information of units. Moreover, 5 different weather conditions make the whole gameplay more challenging.


Combat takes place on Land, with multihex attack based on operation points allowing for multiple move and attack tactics allowing for frontline breakthroughs, on Air, where you can attack selected targets and may automatically support land attacks, and on Sea, where fleet and raider modes affect detection. Night action, Surface, Sub, and Carrier combat are available. Use the Zone of control to restrict the movement of the enemy.


Units automatically repair and get advancements simulate realistic conditions allowing players to focus on strategy and play.


You can play vs the A.I., in hotseat, and PBEM mode.


WarPlan includes an editor to allow modding and creation of scenarios.


©2019 Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. WarPlan, Matrix Games Ltd. and their Logos are all trademarks of Matrix Games Ltd. All other marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Developed by Kraken Studios.

Store Info

Digital Download

Our Digital Download service sends you a download link to the master game file once your order is complete. You can use this link to download the game directly to your computer over the internet and start playing right away. The download is available to you for thirty days after your order. No shipping is involved and the game is immediately available for you once the order is complete.

Physical Shipment

When you select this option you can use our digital download option to get the game right away and start playing. Then have a boxed copy of the game shipped to you as a backup for permanent storage. With a backup, you'll be prepared for whatever comes your way-whether it's a system crash, a computer virus damaging your files or the software simply no longer functioning as it should. You will be billed to have the game shipped in a printed DVD box with a printed DVD and your serial number.


Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.