Hold the Line covers battles fought during the American Revolution. This game is a careful conversion of the board game of the same name developed by Worthington Publishing. Jump in and take command of the American or British forces during this pivotal moment in the history of nations!
Featuring an addictive “Action Point” system, you have a limited number of orders to dictate to your troops each turn. You must decide where to attack, who to rally, where to move and who to sacrifice to achieve your goals. Each scenario features unique objectives for both sides and can be played as either. Double the challenge!
Replay the engagements of Commander-in-Chief George Washington and British General William Howe and see who has the strategic might to gain the upper hand for the control of the burgeoning United States of America.
- 13 unique scenarios playable as either the Americans or British
- 7 scenario tutorial teaching the main principles of gameplay
- 4 campaigns, play a series of scenarios in succession for a combined score
- Faithful recreation of the original board game
- Choose where to deploy your army
- Bring in reinforcements when you need them
Fix: Game not loading correctly on iPhone XR.
Changed: Improved layout using maximum screen space on all iPhone X and iPad Pro models.
Ratings and Reviews
Interesting Game, I guess that's a bland endorsement
It's different(!) from the Rebels and Redcoats game offered by Hexwar, and more difficult to master. The interface is crowded even for a 13" iPad. Only through experimentation will you understand the crowded lower screen section, it's really not found within help. The terrain depictions are substandard from making the transition from a larger board game to a small screen. Contrast between playing units and terrain are the primary difficulty. This detracts significantly for me in playing this game, Hexwar's Rebels and Redcoats visuals are great in comparison!
Will I play it much, probably not as I would head to Rebels and Redcoats almost certainly to play a game for this time period.
I visited the Hexwar web site to see if more instructions on game play and the screen symbols were available after viewing an on-line video review of the board version. Nothing was found, no PDF to read or video showing the tutorial scenarios being played with voice. I wish they would offer an alternate play screen that aids/speeds play. At this point I cannot recommend this game unless you need a game for this time period.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your feedback. We will take all of this into account.
This game and the Rebels and Redcoats are too short. There needs to be an open-ended option to allow both sides to duke it out. The games often end with substantial troops still on the field. It would also be nice for all these games to have a random game generator to create your own game or randomly place troops on a map with endless replay value. Biggest gripe- the battles suddenly end just as things get going.
I have the board game so really disappointed the game is so broken. In the Brandywine battle British infantry can’t fire 80% of the time. I wanted my money back within minutes of trying to play but apparently that is no longer an option.
Why is this game even allowed on the Ap store? A battle game that only allows one side to fire is obviously broken beyond a few glitches.
I will be contacting Worthington Games to report this travesty. It is not good for their reputation.
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- HexWar Games Ltd
- 509.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2017 HexWar Games Ltd
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