Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

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Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

Post by Zulkain » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 pm

Hello everybody, I am new to these forums and to Slitherine games. I have spent the last week playing Battle Academy and Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front as well as Order of Battle: WWII. I have all the DLC for these and plan to purchase Burma Road for Order of Battle when it releases as well.

My goal was to make my own version of a true World War II Grand Campaign covering as many fronts and battles as I could manage using these three games and various custom scenarios and campaigns.

I will be covering my playthrough here as I progress through WWII beginning with the Second Sino-Japanese War on July 15, 1937.

This is my current list of campaigns I will be playing in chronological order. If anyone has any suggestions for custom campaigns and scenarios I may have missed, please let me know and I will check to see if I should add it in.

The dates are the date the next battle in that campaign takes place. I have also listed the game the campaign is in and if it is one of the games main campaigns or a mod.

Morning Sun (OoB - Main) - July 15, 1937

Case White (BA2 - Mod) - September 1, 1939
Blitzkrieg 1939 (OoB - Mod) - September 1, 1939
Kriegsmarine (OoB - Main) - September 1, 1939
Blitzkrieg (OoB - Main) - September 1, 1939
Winter War (OoB - Main) - November 30, 1939
Finland in WWII (OoB - Mod) - December 3, 1939

Norway (OoB - Mod) - April 6, 1940
Bliztkrieg France (BA - Main) - May 10, 1940
Western Desert Campaign (BA - Main) - June 11, 1940
SeaLion (OoB - Mod) - (What If Scenario) - June 28, 1940
Battle of Britain (OoB - Mod) - October 1, 1940
Operation Sealion (BA - Main) - (What If Scenario in September 1940)

Western Desert Campaign (BA - Main) - 1941
Desert Fox (BA - Main) - March 31, 1941
T35 Breakthrough (BA2 - Mod) - April 5, 1941
Blitzkrieg 1941 (OoB - Mod) - April 6, 1941
Crete (OoB - Mod) - May 20, 1941
Crete: Operation Mercury (BA - Mod) - May 20, 1941
Operation Barbarosa (BA2 - Main) - June 22, 1941
Combat Missions (BA2 - Mod) - June 25, 1941
Stalin's Organ (BA2 - Mod) - July 14, 1941
Boot Camp (OoB - Main) - November 15, 1941
Winter Counter Offensive (BA2 - Main) - December 5, 1941
Burma Road (OoB - Main) - December 7, 1941
Rising Sun (OoB - Main) - December 9, 1941
U.S. Pacific (OoB - Main) - December 9, 1941
Phillipines (OoB - Main) - December 12, 1941
Pacific Campaign 3 (BA - Mod) - December 20, 1941

Kokoda Trial (OoB - Mod) - July 25, 1942
Naval Academy (BA - Mod) - August 7, 1942
U.S. Marines (OoB - Main) - August 24, 1942
Tunisia Campaign (BA2 - Mod) - November 8, 1942
Western Desert Campaign (BA - Main) - 1942

Western Desert Campaign (BA - Main) - 1943
Operation Morgenluft (BA2 - Mod) - February 16, 1943
Kharkov (BA2 - Main) - February 19, 1943
Kursk North (BA2 - Main) - July 5, 1943
Kursk South (BA2 - Main) - July 5, 1943
Operation Husky (BA - Main) - July 9, 1943
Tigers in the Mud (Otto Carius) (BA2 - Mod) - September 15, 1943
Betio Island (OoB - Mod) - November 23, 1943
Witnessing the Ferdinand (BA2 - Mod) - November 22, 1943
Ortona: Little Stalingrad (BA - Mod) - December 20, 1943

D-Day Special Forces (BA - Mod) - June 6, 1944
Battle for Normandy (BA - Main) - June 6, 1944
Rommel in Normandy (BA - Main) - June 6, 1944
Fields of Fire (BA - Mod) - June 8, 1944
Vyborg (OoB - Mod) - June 10, 1944
Ingouf Farm (BA - Mod) - June 11, 1944
Battle of Villers-Bocage (BA - Mod) - June 13, 1944
Pacific Campaign (BA - Mod) - June 17, 1944
Normandy 1944 (BA - Mod) - June 20, 1944
Bagration (BA2 - Main) - June 22, 1944
Operation Market Garden (BA - Main) - September 17, 1944
Hell's Highway (BA - Mod) - September 24, 1944
Fortress Metz (BA - Main) - September 27, 1944
Battle of the Bulge (BA - Main) - December 16, 1944

Victory in Sight (BA - Mod) - March 6, 1945
Iwo Jima (OoB - Mod) - March 26, 1945
Tarakan (OoB - Mod) - June 21, 1945
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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough

Post by Zulkain » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:33 pm

First scenario of Order of Battle: Morning Sun Complete

Battle of Beiping-Tianjin - July 15, 1937

Japan vs. China

Result: Japanese Victory
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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough

Post by Zulkain » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:31 pm

Second scenario of Order of Battle: Morning Sun Complete

Operation Chahar - August 5, 1937

Japan/Mongolia vs. China

Result: Japanese Victory
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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough

Post by Zulkain » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:32 am

Third scenario of Order of Battle: Morning Sun Complete

Battle of Shanghai - September 14, 1937

Japan vs. China

Result: Japanese Victory
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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough

Post by Andy2012 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:36 am

Nice effort and welcome. You can even post replays for OoB so that everyone can see what you are actually doing. Youtube would be even better (but quite a bit more effort).

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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough

Post by Zulkain » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:40 pm

Thanks for the idea! From now on I will be posting my replays as well. I don't claim to be a professional at this game, as I just started playing. This is my first time playing through all these, so I'm learning as I go. I already did the tutorials and have played these types of games since Panzer/Allied/Pacific/Star General and a lot of good ones in between. I love strategy and wargames and the Battle Academy and Order of Battle series is really blowing me away so far. If anyone has any comments/tips/suggestions as far as my gameplay goes, please don't be afraid to let me know as I'm always looking to learn.

Fourth scenario of Order of Battle: Morning Sun Complete

Battle of Xuzhou - March 5, 1938

Japan vs. China

Result: Japanese Victory
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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

Post by Zulkain » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:48 am

Since the new patch is out and I never saved the first three replays, I'm going to restart and edit the old posts to include the replays. Battle of Beiping-Tianjin is now complete with replay.

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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

Post by Zulkain » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:59 am

Operation Chahar is now complete with replay.

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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough

Post by Andy2012 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:11 am

Zulkain wrote:Thanks for the idea! From now on I will be posting my replays as well. I don't claim to be a professional at this game, as I just started playing. If anyone has any comments/tips/suggestions as far as my gameplay goes, please don't be afraid to let me know as I'm always looking to learn.
I might watch later. Youtube has some good walkthroughs by Paradogsgamer and adherbal of some missions and campaigns, if you need quick advice.

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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

Post by Zulkain » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:02 pm

Thanks for the info, Andy. I'll keep that in mind if I happen to get stuck along the way.

Also, Battle of Shanghai is now complete with replay.

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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

Post by Zulkain » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:54 pm

Battle of Xuzhou is now complete with replay with my new core units.

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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

Post by Zulkain » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:08 pm

Fifth scenario of Order of Battle: Morning Sun Complete

Battle of Lanfeng - May 15, 1938

Japan vs. China

Result: Japanese Victory

Finished this last night but was too tired to post the replay.
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Re: Zulkain's WWII Grand Campaign Playthrough (Let's Play)

Post by Zulkain » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:23 am

Sixth scenario of Order of Battle: Morning Sun Complete

Battle of Wuhan - June 28, 1938

Japan/Mongolia vs. China/Russian Partisans

Result: Japanese Victory
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