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Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:10 pm
by adherbal
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Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:18 pm
by Andy2012
Awesome. Panthers, Elefants, Nebelwerfers. *sings* Mighty tanks, cannons on wings, these are a few of my favourite things *sings* :mrgreen: (Sound of Music reference)
Just please take your time. Dont f*ck this up. Please.
I will gladly pay a few bucks more if I dont have to endure another Kriegsmarine. Seriously. :?

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:23 pm
by Erik2
Great. Looks like I can finally add more 42-43 scenarios to my Blitzkrieg project.
Will the Soviets also get the heavy metal treatment?

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:28 pm
by kondi754
So not Burma but the continuation of the Blitzkrieg. Cool!

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:47 pm
by calmhatchery
AWESOME!!!!!! AWESOME AWESOME...please skin camo too :) with the next DLC !! :)

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:30 pm
by Horst
I'm glad the most likely better selling setting got more priority although every nation is welcome as addition ofc.
Hummel, Wespe, Pz.38, Panther D, Nashorn, Ferdinand, and two Wurfrahmen 40 to complete the list of the shown units. The Soviet wrecks could be a SU-85 while the other a T-34 mod 42/43.

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:09 pm
by kondi754
Horst wrote:I'm glad the most likely better selling setting got more priority although every nation is welcome as addition ofc.
Hummel, Wespe, Pz.38, Panther D, Nashorn, Ferdinand, and two Wurfrahmen 40 to complete the list of the shown units. The Soviet wrecks could be a SU-85 while the other a T-34 mod 42/43.
Pz.38 - I agree but I'm surprised, because there is a part of battle of Kursk (probably surroundings of Ponyri, north of Kursk, because of the Ferdinands presence) and there weren't single Pz.38
I think that Pz. II L Luchs would be better.

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:40 pm
by adherbal
Don't read too much into this, it's just the Mlawa map from Blitzkrieg with some of the new unit models added for testing purposes ;)

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:00 pm
by Horst
I bet the Panther D gets the unreliable trait which makes it totally mew on the offense by the constant effi drops, but that's historically justified.

What's still on my wish-list until end of 1943:
- SdKfz 251/16 (flamer)
- SdKfz 233 (7.5 cm)
- SdKfz 234/2 Puma
- Pz.2 F and L as recon
- Pz.1F & Pz.2J as heavily armored tank uprades
- all Marder variants
- StuIG 33B and StuPz Brummbär as upgrade for the squishy StuPz.1. No effective offense without these SPGs!
- the whole Nebelwerfer family plus Panzerwerfer 42
- most importantly the Gerät 040 and Schwerer Gustav as super-heavy siege toys for Sevastopol
- Ju 87G tank-buster may not miss of course either, but the
- Hs 129 as tank-buster should also be available in '42
- He 177 as only effective German large strat-bomber shouldn't be missed either

Soviet candidates
- BA-64
- T-60 and T-70
- T-34/43 and maybe 57
- OT-34 flamer
- KV-1C with its heaviest armor
- KV-85
- SU-122/152
- Yak-9

No T-34-85 and IS-2 tanks on the front in 43 yet, but the Soviet doom machines will come for sure! (T-34-85 is already in the game due Winter War, btw)
Let's see what still shown later as previews.

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:40 pm
by kondi754
adherbal wrote:Don't read too much into this, it's just the Mlawa map from Blitzkrieg with some of the new unit models added for testing purposes ;)
I was so happy and was brought back to earth. :(

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:11 pm
by TripleCP
I'm sure the Battle of Kursk is still in the works given the DLCs name and unit preview. Wondering if it will be exclusively player Wehrmacht vs. AI Red Army. Hope to take part in the beta for this one.

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:03 am
by best75
With such heavy armor, it looks like it's the battle of Kursk
I am sure it will be fun smashing the soviets with these new toys

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:07 am
by Andy2012
@adherbal: See, that is market potential. Everybody wants to plow through Russia with the iconic tanks of WW2.

With Panthers around, Kursk is a possibility, but not a given. I mean, Blitzkrieg had Panzer IV Gs and Stug F and so on, but never used them in the campaign (yet).
What I am hoping for is that they now take a more detailed, slower approach both in time progression in the campaign and in development time. I mean, you can split up battles like Demyansk pocket easily in two to three shorter missions on the same map.
Also, would love to see the possibility to switch my planes (Me 109s, FW 190s and the Stuka) with different gun sets to different roles (Ruestsatz), from dogfighter to heavy fighter to ground attack to tank buster (Ju87D to G, for example). I mean, the game mechanic is already there with bombs to torpedoes.

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:03 pm
by Mojko
Looks awesome. Looking forward to new DLC :)

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:25 am
by Erik2
Maybe Volkskrieg is the title of the new campaign?

This appears in the faction list.

[GERMANY]
id = 11
theme = germany
//skirmishPlayer = blitzkrieg, volkskrieg, kriegsmarine

[USSR]
id = 4
theme = ussr
//skirmishAI = winterwar, blitzkrieg, volkskrieg

Mr.Holmes

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:43 am
by Andy2012
@ Erik: Nice find.

Volkskrieg sounds, uhm, folksy. :mrgreen:

(Even though Volkskrieg means "People's War", which was the doctrine of the PLA during the Mao era. But who cares as long as its good.)

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:47 pm
by bebro
Horst wrote:The Soviet wrecks could be a SU-85 (...)
No, but it's another one from your 'Soviet candidates' in this thread :)

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:54 pm
by calmhatchery
In folder Graphics and then "Frontend" and next folder "Content" I found this icon's :) : "Afrika", "Endkrieg", "Volkskrieg", "Britannia", "Liberation", "Soviet", the rest we know :)...so maybe this is a future titles of the next dlc who knows? :) :wink:

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:58 pm
by kondi754
Yes, I think there are all campaigns.
All campaigns in alphabetical order. :D :wink:

Re: Heavy Steel preview

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:01 pm
by bebro
Looks like OOB_leaks here...;)