Abandonware DOS title

SSG Strategic Studies Group

Game company profile: SSG Strategic Studies Group

Strategic Studies Group (SSG) is an Australian-based game development studio that has been active in the industry since 1982. The company was founded by Roger Keating and Ian Trout, who were both passionate about creating strategy games.

SSG gained recognition and acclaim for their early releases, which focused on historical and military strategy games. One of their most well-known titles is "Reach for the Stars," released in 1983, which was a space-themed strategy game that gained a loyal following.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, SSG continued to produce a series of strategy games, primarily for PC platforms. Their games often emphasized historical accuracy, deep strategic gameplay, and attention to detail. Some notable titles from this era include the "Warlords" series, "Carriers at War," and "Decisive Battles of the American Civil War."

In the early 2000s, SSG faced financial difficulties and was temporarily inactive. However, the company returned in 2009 with a renewed focus on developing strategy games for modern platforms. They released "Battlefront.com: Combat Mission - Shock Force" in 2009, marking their return to the gaming scene.

As a game development studio, SSG has gained a reputation for creating challenging and immersive strategy games with a strong emphasis on historical accuracy and tactical depth. While they may not have achieved the same level of mainstream success as some larger studios, they have maintained a dedicated fan base within the strategy gaming community.

Based in:
Australia Australia
Founded by:
Roger Keating, Ian Trout
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Games by SSG Strategic Studies Group

This is a chronological list of games published or developed by SSG Strategic Studies Group from 1988 to 1997 on Abandonware DOS for DOS, Windows, Linux or Mac.

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 1

1988DOSstrategy wargame, turn-based tactics

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 2

1989DOSstrategy wargame, turn-based tactics

MacArthur's War

1990DOSstrategy wargame, turn-based tactics

Panzer Battles

1990DOSstrategy wargame, turn-based tactics


1990DOSstrategy 4x

Decisive Battles of the American Civil War: Vol. 3

1992DOSstrategy wargame, turn-based tactics

Warlords 2

1993DOSstrategy 4x

Warlords 2 Deluxe

1995DOSstrategy 4x

Warlords 3: Reign of Heroes

1997Windows XP/98/95strategy 4x, wargame