Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Battle!

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Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Battle!

Post by AlbertoC » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:59 pm

The hit Order of Battle: World War II will be expanded with a new campaign DLC focused on the first blitzkrieg wars of Germany in the Second World War, and a free major update!

Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg

On 1 September 1939, under the pretext of reclaiming the city of Danzig, German armed forces invade Poland. Honoring their diplomatic treaties and driven by the desire to maintain the balance of power in Europe, France and Great Britain swiftly declare war on Germany. This chain of events sets in motion the greatest war the world has ever seen: a Second World War...

Order of Battle: Blitzkrieg brings you to those frantic years which saw Germany successfully incorporating modern aircraft and tank technology in their military doctrine, and then unleashing their newly rebuilt war machine on the rest of Europe. This new DLC aims at representing those years and those brilliant campaigns, from the invasion of Poland to the Fall of 1941 and the Wehrmacht advance being halted only by the cold bite of Russian winter.

It brings several new nations, tons of new units and 12 new scenarios! Pure, unadultered, 100% Blitzkrieg gameplay.

Get more information on the product page.

Important: the game is entering its beta testing phase; we need your help to quash bugs and we want to hear your feedback, so please feel free to apply here. It’d be of great help!


A new major update for Order of Battle: World War II


The Blitzkrieg DLC will be accompanied by a big free update to the base game! What does it add?

Well, along with many balance changes and bugfixes, a brand new Specialization System is being added to the game! Complete major and minor objectives during scenarios and earn Specialization points, then spend them in the Specialization tree and completely customize your army as you see fit.

It’s not all. We’re adding a new Import Tool to carry over your core army between campaigns! Play through Morning Sun, then carry over your troops to Rising Sun! Or maybe play through the entirety of the Blitzkrieg campaign, and then use your battle hardened regiments in future-yet-to-be-announced campaigns ;) I’m probably speaking too much here.

All this juicy stuff – and more - is coming soon, sooner than you expect probably. Stay tuned, Order of Battle has much more up its sleeve.

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by bru888 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:10 am

Believe me, I am "staying tuned." :shock:
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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by calmhatchery » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:21 am

Im staying tuned too!! It is great that you put features like ARMY core...Sounds very interesting. Please add the skin camouflage option too because it is still doesnt work...

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by IckieStickie » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:53 pm

Looks great as usual,another one i will add no doubt to the rest.Would be great if you guys would consider at least implementing an "option" to use Classic flags for Germany as i know i'm not the only who thinks that German Cross just doesn't look right.It's become one of the First things i notice now in a Ww2 Wargame.At least give the Country it's proper Flag no?What does anyone else here think?Would be great to know your opinion too folks.

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by Mojko » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:01 pm

Wow, I think I might replay the Japanese campaigns just for the new experience :)
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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by bru888 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:12 pm

IckieStickie wrote:Looks great as usual,another one i will add no doubt to the rest.Would be great if you guys would consider at least implementing an "option" to use Classic flags for Germany as i know i'm not the only who thinks that German Cross just doesn't look right.It's become one of the First things i notice now in a Ww2 Wargame.At least give the Country it's proper Flag no?What does anyone else here think?Would be great to know your opinion too folks.
You mean the swastika? I agree with you but I can see why developers would shy away from using it, these days. Too much PC baggage.
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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by mhladnik » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:38 am

Legal reasons. It's just so much easier - Germany, for instance, won't allow its use on products for children (and, sadly, games and scale models count as children-oriented), only in academic, historical use, etc. Others can fill in the details, but I have the gist of it right, I think. Some other countries may have similar laws. Anyway, too much hassle for the developers, who would have to make sure to sell different version in different territories and make sure they are not available in the wrong ones.

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by terminator » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:35 am

standard NATO counters in the next update ?

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by Rood » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:13 pm

IckieStickie wrote:Looks great as usual,another one i will add no doubt to the rest.Would be great if you guys would consider at least implementing an "option" to use Classic flags for Germany as i know i'm not the only who thinks that German Cross just doesn't look right.It's become one of the First things i notice now in a Ww2 Wargame.At least give the Country it's proper Flag no?What does anyone else here think?Would be great to know your opinion too folks.
Can be modded?
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Order of Battle Pacific\Order of Battle - WW2_Data\Content\Graphics\flags

Never tried it though, but I assume that if you change the graphics here these changes will show up in-game?

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by Rood » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:15 pm

terminator wrote:standard NATO counters in the next update ?
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Order of Battle Pacific\Order of Battle - WW2_Data\Content\Graphics\Counters contains a file called "NATOcounters.tga". And it does indeed some very basic nato counters but how to enable these game (or do they show up in the overview map? Not sure about that.)

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:00 pm

Rood wrote:
IckieStickie wrote:Looks great as usual,another one i will add no doubt to the rest.Would be great if you guys would consider at least implementing an "option" to use Classic flags for Germany as i know i'm not the only who thinks that German Cross just doesn't look right.It's become one of the First things i notice now in a Ww2 Wargame.At least give the Country it's proper Flag no?What does anyone else here think?Would be great to know your opinion too folks.
Can be modded?
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Order of Battle Pacific\Order of Battle - WW2_Data\Content\Graphics\flags

Never tried it though, but I assume that if you change the graphics here these changes will show up in-game?
You have to find all instances of the flag and change them all, but yes it can be modded.

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by robbyivens » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:27 am

Beautiful!

OoB with the blitzkrieg;

It's like panzer general but with fewer units and much better graphics & game engine.
I'm looking forward to it!

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by Magic1111 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:50 pm

Can´t wait for the expansion... :wink:

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by robbyivens » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:53 am

I strongly agree with You.
But do you mean the swastika?
The game developers can't do that.
Althought it's historicaly correct , the games company could be sued for nazi sympathizants.
That's why I think they go for a more symplistic view of vlag.
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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by wargamend » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:57 pm

any news about skirmish mode? hopefully skirmish mode will also be included in this BIG BIG update :D

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by ikbenrichard » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:31 am

wargamend wrote:any news about skirmish mode? hopefully skirmish mode will also be included in this BIG BIG update :D
If not then a nice future for the next big update.

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by Texassundown » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:48 pm

Pleeeese, Please, Please, give us the skirmish mode, if not in this update, then SOOOOOON, PLEASE!!!! Niles Gotta have it! LOL

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by Mark50 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:19 pm

Is it too early to ask what the new factions will be? I could see Poland, Norway, Belgium and France in your pictures (adding to the UK, Germany, the Soviet Union and Finland) and I`m guessing Greece and Yugoslavia based on your scenarios. Any other for the eastern front?

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by bebro » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:09 am

Current list of scns from the product page:


Mława
Warsaw
Norway
Belgium
Fall Rot
Dunkirk
Yugoslavia
Greece
Minsk
Smolensk
Kiev
Moscow


(Dunkirk is before Red tho).

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Re: Tons of new content and a new expansion for Order of Bat

Post by robbyivens » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:11 pm

When does the beta start?
I've enlisted & I'm eager to participate.
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