In case you've forgotten or been busy fighting actual Covenant, the Strategic Options add-on for Halo Wars went live yesterday for 800 Microsoft Points.
It adds three new modes of play to the console RTS, requiring a "re-think" of player stratagem says Major Nelson. Could you withstand "waves of troops" with set reinforcements?
"Strategic Options ushers in the next wave of battle for Halo Wars with three new game modes which dramatically change the multiplayer experience and challenge you to rethink your battle tactics," the Xbox.com website.
Here's your three new game modes, providing you part with the Microsoft Points:
Keepaway Mode: This is the Halo Wars adaptation of "Capture the Flag." Teams battle it out to capture a free-roaming Forerunner Sentinel to score points before the other team. Capture three sentinels to claim victory.
Tug of War Mode: This mode is all about having a stronger army than your opponent. Defeating enemies is essential, but success is determined by a combination of the army, buildings, and resources left standing in the end.
Reinforcement Mode: All active battle units are provided in successive waves. Adapt to their tactics and use the ever-changing set of units to outwit and outlast the enemy.