Musket Smoke 4+

Turn-based tactical bliss‪!‬

Woodie Dovich

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 95 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Flank and charge with friends! Simple, fun and rich with tactical options. Musket Smoke is a turn-based, war game with an unusually interactive UI allowing for enormous tactical options.  Smoke, artillery, cavalry charges, morale and flanking.  It’s all here and dead simple to play.


• Solo training skirmish maps with AI.
• Take turns online, with friends, asynchronously.
• Special training zone for first-time-online players.
• Online campaign - the core feature.
• Pass n Play.
• Full replay for online matches.
• Competitive ELO like leaderboards.
• Manual, tutorial, help video.
• Universal app.
• In-game video recoding for newer devices.
• 4 round 'Mingle Phase' before deciding on who you want to play online.
• Just 'Friendly Pass' with those not suitable for your first battles. It's the ideal system for great match-ups.

Musket Smoke is a tactical online turn based war game. It supports both single player and multi player but the competitive asynchronous matches are the primary focus.

The board game design was 'inspired by' Napoleonic warfare but streamlines it to be fast and furious, optimized for online play.  This is a ‘people first’ war game with a focus on usability and visually rich tactical options.


What people are saying about Musket Smoke:

(US) “Hands down the most fun game I have played on the iPad period. I’m a sucker for historical wargames and musket smoke is one of the best I have played virtual or otherwise. I enjoy it so much, I plan on making some chits and buying a hex board to play it on table top!”

(Canada) “One of the best strategy titles available for the iPad. Immense amounts of strategy, replayability and detail. One of the few must have titles of strategy gamers”

(Ireland) “This is the first game that have regularly played online matches. While the mechanics are quite simple, you can really get yourself into to some interesting situations, especially when playing the campaign.”

(Australia) One night in Naarden.
This game is a blast. The campaign mode will have you on the edge of your seat, whether you're battling one of the top ten players or a newcomer. Mini matches are great fun, and the variety of armies and tactics is amazing. Even the AI is fun to play against, if you want to learn the game or perfect your strategies. Musket Smoke is a one of a kind game and will forever be in our hearts."

(Croatia) “Real Strategy. Great game for the strategy gamers.”

(Germany) “Seems simple at first glance, but at second glance turns out this game as a strategic, round-based strategy game … Who loves it with his favorite drink in peace weigh all options to try out individual solutions, while relaxing on the couch at sit and then burning it waits his opponent makes his turn, this game is highly recommended !!!”

(Greece) “Fast, easy, deep. recommended!”

(Japan) “This is without a doubt one of the most fun and most polished, with deep strategy, but easy-to-get-into-gameplay turn-based stragegy games around. And the async multiplayer is seamless.”

(Austria) “... show me a better wargame today!”

What’s New

Version 1.871

Updated UI to latest iPhone sizes.
The campaign​ will be free for a week or so.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Juxt4poser ,

Tactical combat at it’s most engaging!

Even the best players will be challenged. Little mistakes can be overcome and learned from although tempting targets will be there to lure you into danger. Risk vs. reward should be on your mind. The American Civil war buffs will enjoy the similar tactics of game play. Rewarding point system keeps me hungry for scores. The fall back option can alleviate the stress of a poorly managed campaign scenario. The fog of war can be created by the armies themselves and can be tricky for the unwitting. First contact is as unnerving as it should be as you can never tell how creative your opponent will be. Playing is simple yet being cold and calculating will bring the best results. Free to try, inexpensive to buy. This is a well thought out and well put together game Come and see for yourself.

Eriptron ,

Increase sales? Add true solo play!

Right up there with Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal (CBFG). I gave MS 4 stars. The developer DID clearly state that MS is a multiplayer game but I was hoping for a decent solo play experience too since there were Tutorials and Solo Training. I was wrong. No joy for solo play so I’m deleting MS. As a professional iOS game reviewer wrote recently, developers maybe realizing that there is a big market for solo play games. I don’t play MMOs, multiplayer (Not completely true. I did play Doom when it first could use Novell Networks), nor online games. I’ve had way more negative experiences than good ones. Less BS and more enjoyment. The solo play in MS is crippled not giving wind the indicator, etc. (Why remove that (or why leave it in the manual just with lines through it?)) It’s the whole page. Just remove it. And no campaigns.

I was drooling at the way this game is designed when I dug into the manual. And it’s my favorite period of warfare history. (I would love to find a tank warfare (local solo play) sim/game with MS level of detail and depth of strategy. The search continues.

Add a true solo game feature and I’d gladly pay for it as an add on with the great play detail with the multiplayer!

Koreath the Ronan ,

Chess with more pieces

I love this game. Matches take weeks at a time if they’re good. Consequences are harsh. If you lose you can always rematch and learn more from your opponent. It’s a great game of sacrifice or defense. Every unit can survive the battle if you choose or if you really want you can sacrifice one for a greater reward. I purchased the campaign ‘cause I liked this game so much and after purchasing the campaign it’s really all I play. For those that like action and reaction and thinking about those things before they happen this game is great.

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