Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

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Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by AlbertoC » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:47 am

1941. Erwin Rommel is appointed commander of the newly created Deutsches Afrika Korps, with the goal of supporting Italy in their campaign against the Allied forces in North Africa.
It is the beginning of a great military campaign which will show the world the military genius of Rommel, a series of great accomplishments which will earn him the immortal nickname of the Desert Fox.

Order of Battle: Sandstorm, the new DLC in the Order of Battle series, will let you relive those years.

You will need exceptional strategical ability to succeed in the brand new campaign – one of the longest ever in Order of Battle, 14 scenarios! Beware, you will be outnumbered and time is against you. Deceive your enemy, then outmaneuver and vanquish them before you run out of supplies.

Sandstorm greatly expands the roster of Italy, adding many unique units as well as specializations. It also introduces a brand new terrain type to Order of Battle, Arid, as well as new terrain rules to represent the hazards of fighting in a desert environment (has anyone mentioned sandstorms?).

Sandstorm is currently in development and it’s about to enter Beta. If you would like to follow its development and give us a hand in testing it, please apply for the beta here.

We will show you more of the DLC soon, so stay tuned!


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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by kondi754 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:57 am

:) What a surprise, excellent!

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by 13obo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:30 am

Fantastic!

I notice Italian and German core units. That's a new thing too I guess and will be similar to Waffen SS/Wehrmacht? Please allow for RPs to be transferred (to a limited extend ofc) between the two factions like at the start of a scenario for example like it was in Panzerkrieg 1st scenario.

No other requests at this point.

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by calmhatchery » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:56 am

hoooreeyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by calmhatchery » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:57 am

13obo wrote:Fantastic!

I notice Italian and German core units. That's a new thing too I guess and will be similar to Waffen SS/Wehrmacht? Please allow for RPs to be transferred (to a limited extend ofc) between the two factions like at the start of a scenario for example like it was in Panzerkrieg 1st scenario.

No other requests at this point.
Yes please make this !!!! :) it will be more fun to can connect with other Germany campaigns? :)

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by Erik2 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:06 pm

Finally...
Applied to the beta :D

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by bru888 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:15 pm

Do I detect no Coastal Road Seaside Hex Distortion in those screenshots? If so, then I would be happy indeed. Very, very happy.
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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by terminator » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:50 pm

Fieseler Fi 156 (Storch) ?
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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by Andy2012 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:34 pm

Erik2 wrote:Finally...
Applied to the beta :D
Yep, me too.

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by Erik2 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:26 pm

Do I detect Free French and South African troops?

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by kolc » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:51 pm

Huzzah!!

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by richfed » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:12 pm

:D

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by PoorOldSpike » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:41 pm

Hey Erwin, we're calling you out..:)

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by VegasOZ » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:59 am

My personal favorite theater, good choice, can't wait to get into my Panzer and strike out for Egypt...

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by terminator » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:30 am

The Deutsches Afrika Korps(DAK) could be a new faction as WaffenSS or Kriegsmarine ?
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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by usit64 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:18 pm

Ok, good choice!
Pics show already vehicles in "Wüsten-Tarn", but infantry is yet sweating in their field-grey drillichs. Hope their tropical outfits will arrive in time! :)

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by TDefender » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:35 pm

I just was longing for that! :D

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:10 pm

Is the campaign going to let us conquer Persia and India? Because those maps were awesome in PzC

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by 13obo » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:40 pm

BiteNibbleChomp wrote:Is the campaign going to let us conquer Persia and India? Because those maps were awesome in PzC

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Actually, I wasn't a fan of those last missions in PzC. It got way too "what-ify". Knowing their previous campaigna, I'd say OOB would have 1,max 2 scenarios that go into fantasia.

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Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm is coming!

Post by Andy2012 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:34 am

BiteNibbleChomp wrote:Is the campaign going to let us conquer Persia and India? Because those maps were awesome in PzC

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Probably not, 13obo is right. However, maybe Erik will recreate Afrikakorps as a campaign once the necessary units are present in the editor. Mayyyybeee, not making any promises because I am not Erik.

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