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So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by HalfLifeExpert » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:06 pm

Was very interested to find out there is a new sort of GC coming after Soviet Corps centered around the US in Europe.

If it is split into different DLCs like the GC, I think it should go something like this:

US Corps 1942-43 (Operation Torch landings through to the end of Operation Husky)

Then, like with the east and west GC DLCs, there are two different paths:

US Corps 1944-45 Italy (March up through Italy, including Anzio and Monte Cassino, all the way to linking up with Allies in the Italian Alps in the last week of the war; This could also include a path of landing in Southern France after Anzio and then north to the Rhine)

the other path:

US Corps 1944-45 Northwest Europe (obvious, Normandy Landings through to linking up with Soviets in Central Germany or in Czechoslovakia; a sub path split following the Liberation of Paris could be fighting the brunt of the Battle of the Bulge or being farther south toward the Swiss Border)

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by Scholomancer » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:56 am

I haven't heard this specifically, but if this is true there are a LOT of Western Front battles that do not get "covered" that I'd be interested in slogging through as the US.

I was never one for Eastern Front military history, but one of the fun things of the PC GC East campaigns was learning the history and background behind what were often forgotten or overshadowed battles around the high points or famous battles of the war.

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by nikivdd » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:08 am

There are a few what-if scenarios, when US forces would have attacked certain objectives instead of British or other forces, like Tunis, Carentan or Caen. There are some missions where British or other forces are present, like Kasserine or Monte Cassino. There is obviously the obligatory clash between the US and USSR to liberate Poland.

There are capturables present throughout the DLCs, including some new stuff.

There is no Italy 44-45, but there is a DLC dedicated to the landings in Sicily up to the capture of Rome. It is all about making choices, and the entire campaign is already double the size of Soviet Corps.
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by HalfLifeExpert » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:42 pm

nikivdd wrote:There are a few what-if scenarios, when US forces would have attacked certain objectives instead of British or other forces, like Tunis, Carentan or Caen. There are some missions where British or other forces are present, like Kasserine or Monte Cassino. There is obviously the obligatory clash between the US and USSR to liberate Poland.

There are capturables present throughout the DLCs, including some new stuff.

There is no Italy 44-45, but there is a DLC dedicated to the landings in Sicily up to the capture of Rome. It is all about making choices, and the entire campaign is already double the size of Soviet Corps.


Glad to hear about the What if? scenarios, but im pretty sure Carentan was a US operation, perhaps you meant something else?

If not, then does that refer to US ground forces from the Beaches (not Paratroopers) attacking the city?

Double the size of Soviet corps?!?! WOW, im excited now!

So if one of the DLCs is Sicily though the Fall of Rome, my guess is that one of them must be Africa (Torch through fall of Tunisia). Also based on your comments, are we not going to see the remainder of the Italian campaign after Rome fell? I can kind of understand why, as a lot of that fighting, as with much of the Italian campaign, was slow and bloody, and severely hampered by climate and terrain.

Since you emphasize choices, I hope that means we can fight in the areas south of where the Battle of the Bulge happened, like Alsace-Lorraine and the Rhineland,as opposed to having to hold the line in that surprise attack. The combat just to the north of the Swiss border is not as well known compared to actions further to the north like Market Garden and the Bulge.

But at the same time I hope we have a Battle of the Bulge scenario where you have to fight a delaying action like the first couple weeks of the battle, as that was absent in Allied Corps, with that scenario starting with 3rd Army reaching Bastogne on Dec 26th.

And come to think of it, it would be interesting to have a situation where the main thrust in early Fall is not given to the British for Market Garden, but to the US in an early drive to the Rhine and into Germany.

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by snowstorm » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:52 pm

I have another suggestion.....Panzer Corps: AmeriCorps "Fortress America", from the American perspective.

Here's the premise: Germany has succeeded with Operation Sea Lion through 1941, as well as a successful Operation Barbarossa, with the fall of Moscow and the Soviet Union surrendering by the end of 1942. Japan does NOT launch an attack against Pearl Harbor, deciding its interests remain in Asia. USA remains neutral throughout the period, finding itself only partially prepared for Germany's Operation Amerika, the invasion of the USA and Canada.
As commander in chief of the American armed forces, you must first successfully defend the native soil, then regain naval supremacy of the Atlantic Ocean, then proceed to liberate the European continent, starting with England, then France, proceeding eastward (perhaps a number of variations ultimately liberating Russia under favorable terms). 8)

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by Vorskl » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:56 pm

snowstorm wrote:I have another suggestion.....Panzer Corps: AmeriCorps "Fortress America", from the American perspective.

Here's the premise: Germany has succeeded with Operation Sea Lion through 1941, as well as a successful Operation Barbarossa, with the fall of Moscow and the Soviet Union surrendering by the end of 1942. Japan does NOT launch an attack against Pearl Harbor, deciding its interests remain in Asia. USA remains neutral throughout the period, finding itself only partially prepared for Germany's Operation Amerika, the invasion of the USA and Canada.
As commander in chief of the American armed forces, you must first successfully defend the native soil, then regain naval supremacy of the Atlantic Ocean, then proceed to liberate the European continent, starting with England, then France, proceeding eastward (perhaps a number of variations ultimately liberating Russia under favorable terms). 8)
IMHO that'll be more a 'Starcraft general' game :) So far PC was able to represent more or less accurately actual historical events. With 'Fortress America' idea there are so many 'what if' that balancing the game will be an impossible task - you can just create blasters, robots, and still be quite accurate :)
I'd rather see a US Pacific Corps - many NAVY missions and then a fork path: either McArthur ground campaign or Nimitz' NAVY

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by snowstorm » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:26 pm

Well of course this idea is a "what if" campaign.
If Nico is involved with an new American version of PC (so the rumor has it), what could it be?
The basic game already had a "what if" mini version of attacking America in 3 scenarios, and the historical version of American involvement was already covered in Allied Corps.
What does that leave? I would assume it is something more hypothetical, and I am suggesting it COULD be something along the lines of what I am suggesting.
Hopefully, Nico will soon give us a better idea of what he's up to soon, once Soviet Corps is released.

Of course, it could be strictly an American vs. Japanese type (like Pacific Corps), but we'll see.

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by nikivdd » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:02 am

American involvement in Allied Corps is small in comparison to the British. And as i said before it was pretty frustrating to get bushwacked in the second scenario (Kasserine) as the Americans in Allied Corps. With that experience in mind, i decided to create a new campaign to have a better chance in fighting off the Axis in Kasserine (but that doesn't say it is going to be a walk in the park). Playing as the US holds different challenges as American armor is quite inferior to the devastating Tiger and Panther tanks. There will be six missions before Kasserine, and then still the player will have the choice between the full Kasserine battle (bring it on) and a small sector of that battle (don't hurt me)
And for the record, US Corps is not taking place in the Pacific.
The beta should kick off pretty quickly after the release of Soviet Corps.
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by snowstorm » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:52 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Nico. :)

Can you tell us how many scenarios in all there will be, and will there be any "what if scenarios as well, or is that too much to say yet?
Sounds cool. 8) Would love to see more opportunities to build up a core before Italy and Normandy.

As far as when the beta is ready, I'm anxious, ready, and able! :mrgreen:

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by nikivdd » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:01 am

snowstorm wrote:Thanks for the clarification, Nico. :)

Can you tell us how many scenarios in all there will be, and will there be any "what if scenarios as well, or is that too much to say yet?
Sounds cool. 8) Would love to see more opportunities to build up a core before Italy and Normandy.

As far as when the beta is ready, I'm anxious, ready, and able! :mrgreen:
The first what-if scenario is Tunis, which was captured by the British. The DLCs have more or less the standard number of missions - as in each of the German DLCs of the grand campaign -, with some minor branching in the campaign path.
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by nikivdd » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:55 am

I couldn't help myself that I have been fiddling on and off with the editor during the last week. Who knows what will come out of this.
I'm still having a lot of fun with Panzer Corps after 4 years...

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by goose_2 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:10 pm

That looks like an excellent mission briefing for the new Soviet Corps.

It is brilliant and it is what I was hoping they would take from all of our beta testing.

Strong nods to historical players will go far.

Well done on an excellently written mission briefing.
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by snowstorm » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:55 pm

I agree, a good job.....but this is a thread for US Corps, not Soviet Corps.....am I missing something here?? :?

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:21 am

I think niki is actually hinting at another mod.

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by nikivdd » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:35 am

BiteNibbleChomp wrote:I think niki is actually hinting at another mod.

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Yeah, i am considering it.
If these were actual screenshots of Soviet Corps, i would not be posting them in a public thread.
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by goose_2 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:11 am

Oh man, I was excited thinking the developers were finally applying some creativity in their mission briefings.
Bummer
You are very creative and have a gift for words Niki
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by nikivdd » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 am

goose_2 wrote:Oh man, I was excited thinking the developers were finally applying some creativity in their mission briefings.
Bummer
You are very creative and have a gift for words Niki
I might need some American assistance for the briefings in US Corps, so i hope you will be part of the US betas.
I also created US Corps in commemoration of the American forces who fought (and died) to liberate Belgium and for repulsing the German offensive in the Ardennes (battle of the Bulge).
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by goose_2 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:24 am

I would be honored.
Thanks for considering me
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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by lordzimoa » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:52 am

Hi guys, just a general remark on the briefings so you understand, the DLC`s do not have Voice Overs for a good reason, standalone expansions traditionally have.

So for the DLC, we can allow for long historic epistles to be written as we don`t have to do VO`s that are time consuming and expensive, as we want quality.

It limits us as you have to lock all text done much sooner and text patching becomes tricky, once you locked the texts and have recorded the fitting VO`s.

We have been thinking on dropping the VO`s altogether for Soviet Corps so we could make chunks and chunks of text, but as we did VO`s for all other previous standalone expansions, we decided not to.

This meant we had to keep all text much shorter and more written with the VO in mind.

The main reason why we can keep the DLC`s at a lower price point as their focus is pure on more scenario content, while the expansions always need a massive amount of new art and media.

Basically it is a matter of economics, we have to balance what we can do within our limited development budgets.



Cheers,

Tim aka LZ

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Re: So, US Corps campaign.....

Post by goose_2 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:38 am

Makes sense, thanks for the explanation.

I am just ecstatic at the new content, especially for multiplayer. ;-)
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