Command Professional Edition: 22 nations, >200 mil/gov orgs, >2000 users

Video: Command PE as used in the USAF/UDRI’s “Virtual Global Power Projection” initiative:

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Command Professional Edition (Command PE / CPE) is the pro-oriented superset of Command: Modern Operations, the award-winning wargame that took the serious gaming community by storm. CPE is available for professional use by commercial, government and military organizations.

Boasting “by default” its powerful, scalable simulation engine, flexible and customizable user interface and breathtaking open-source database, CPE can be tailored to meet your organization’s wargaming, training, simulation & analysis needs.

Some of the disclosable users of Command PE – contacts us for more details



  • Interactive & statistical analysis of hardware, systems, tactics & CONOPS, logistics etc.
  • Staff training
  • Modeling & Simulation, both as a standalone tool and integrated into existing M&S environments
  • Wargaming, in standalone mode or as part of larger gaming environments (MBXs, staff exercises etc.)



  • Air, naval, near-space, strategic and ground (limited) operations
  • Tactical / Operational scale: technical, tactical and human factors matter, but so do intelligence, doctrine, sustainment, logistics and long-term planning
  • From 1-vs-1 tactical engagements all the way to theater- and global-wide conflict.


  • A peerless open-source database of aircraft, ships, submarines, ground units, satellites and their sub-systems & components
  • All major military forces from 1946 to the near-future
  • Physics- and effects-based kinematics, sensor, weapon/warhead/damage and other models
  • High priority focus on accuracy & detail


  • Construct a simple scenario in minutes – and automate building ever-bigger blocks for your monster setups
  • Standard Windows interface, commodity PC hardware
  • Extensive training and support options available


  • Simulation data separate from the core engine
  • Powerful, integrated database editor and related tools
  • Create a new variant of an existing platform or component in minutes – or create a new item from scratch
  • Customizable terrain & environment
  • Configurable mechanics overrides: Change how the simulation internals work – make it simpler, more complex, or integrate your own sensitive/proprietary material


  • Export various events to numerous export destinations (raw text, XML, databases, custom tools etc.)
  • Export unit positions, AI logic, weapon engagements, fuel consumption and transfer, air & docking ops and more
  • Analyze interactively (just like playing a game) or go massive with automated (Monte Carlo) mode
  • Run multiple analysis runs concurrently – either on same scenario or different variations
  • Go big with automated command-line execution for massive-scale analysis (machine learning, large datasets etc.)
  • View results summaries and drill-down to factors/causes of outliers & surprises
  • Store for long-term analysis or feed data to real-time dashboards – or both at the same time!
  • Step up to advanced 3D visualization using Tacview or SIMDIS (also CIGI in future)


  • Numerous options for interoperability & data export & exchange
  • Connect directly to running simulation from outside system through TCP/IP and Lua
  • Selectively override built-in mechanics and replace them with external replacements
  • Fine-grained collaboration – delegate as much or as little work to CPE as you want
  • DIS support


  • Established and diverse user base in US armed services, NATO & allied military services
  • Multiple state, private & NGO organizations
  • Commercial entertainment version (CMANO & CMO) unofficially used worldwide, incl. Russia & China


Currently available functionality exclusive to Command PE:

  • NEW IN v2.2: 3D “splat” high-fidelity sensor signatures (details)
  • NEW IN v2.2: Amphibious Landing Planner & Serial/Chalk Editor
  • Lua Event-hooks (script-based mechanics overrides)
  • Run as non-admin
  • Offline map layers
  • High-resolution global terrain elevation data (DTED-1 level)
  • WEGO-type Multiplayer (Real-time MP in development)
  • Command-line interface version for automated analysis
  • Full database editing
  • DB-merge tools
  • Export events & data to files/databases or external data consumers
  • TCP/IP socket access to Lua API (ie. any external application can manipulate the running simulation via Lua calls)
  • Ability to use on-demand overhead imagery – MS Bing Maps
  • Easily migrate scenario to specific custom DB
  • Interactive & non-interactive (Monte-Carlo) analysis
  • Advanced multiple-scenario merge
  • Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) support
  • Configurable mechanics overrides (use your own custom models)
  • Export to SIMDIS for 3D visualization
  • Multiple-instance execution
  • Integrated script-less communications jamming (ties with the comms disruption feature)
  • Full Lua I/O support
  • Custom terrain data
  • Fixed side colors (for MBXs etc.)
  • Export complete scenario state & import external data in XML format
  • Ability to export to Tacview for 3D visualization (both real-time and AAR mode)
  • Ability to use MGRS coordinates


Planned & future features:

  • ATO compliance
  • Migration to 64-bit architecture
  • CPE-as-service (web API)
  • Improved drone modeling
  • Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) modeling
  • Multiple-unit LOS tool
  • Explicit inter-platform comms networks
  • Hypersonics improvements
  • DRFM-based EA
  • Finite EA resources modeling
  • EA/Cyber ops integrated into mission planning
  • Extended space operations
  • Extended tactical/operational land combat
  • Explicit PNT (Position – Navigation – Timing) components & effects
  • Ability to use on-demand commercial imagery – Other providers such as Google Maps
  • and much more…


Command-PE is available in several license versions to suit intended user base, feature needs and budgets:

  • Mil/Gov Edition is a “license upgrade” to commercial CMANO/CMO, and constitutes the ideal choice for government & private-sector organizations that do not require Command-PE’s additional features but wish to employ the commercial CMANO/CMO product for professional use. (Use of the commercial CMANO license in professional context is prohibited by the EULA) 
  • Student Edition is suitable for use by military academies and other teaching/training environments where an affordable, mass-deployed software solution is desirable. It is very similar in feature set to the commercial version of CMANO/CMO but differs in licensing and pricing options.
  • Academic Edition is suitable for government & private-sector organizations that require Command-PE’s powerful analysis features, but do not need to alter the simulation’s default data & models.
  • Standard Edition offers a big leap in capabilities as it enables full database editing, Monte-Carlo (headless) analysis, Lua TCP/IP connectivity and high-resolution terrain data and offline satellite maps.
  • Premium Edition unleashes the full power of Command-PE with dedicated command-line version for truly massive-scale analysis, integrated mechanics overrides, DB migration & merge tools, DIS support and the ability to run in a secure (isolated from the Internet) network.

Per-seat, site-wide and enterprise-wide licensing options are available.

The differences & licensing & feature set are summarized below (click to enlarge):

Matrix Games offers dedicated customer support services for any selected PE configuration – ensuring maximum return on your investment.

Contact us to find out how Command can fulfill your organizations’s requirements at an unbeatable combination of performance, support and TCO.