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The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:13 pm
by AlbertoC
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It is the winter of 1942, and the Red Army is about to turn the tide of World War II.

Order of Battle: Red Steel brings you back to the most pivotal chapter of the war. Take command of the forces of the Soviet Union and push back the Wehrmacht, for the Motherland!

It is the second installment of the "Red" trilogy of DLCs which put you in the shoes (or boots) of generals like Zhukov or Konev. The new campaign starts just when Red Star ended, and those who want can play Red Star and Red Steel in sequence, importing their savegames from one campaign to the next and retaining their core army, unlocked commanders and specializations.

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Red Steel has 16 new scenarios. Action begins in January 1942 with Soviet attacks at Staritsa, still not far from Moscow. During the harsh Russian Winter, you will need to remain on the offensive as the German army staggers, until the tide begins to turn again in spring 1942.

Then we make a little detour to the Crimean Front, which offers a somewhat different challenge due to its peculiar geographical features.

In summer 1942 the Wehrmacht launches a new grand summer offensive which finally leads to the crucial battle of Stalingrad. This battle plays a major role in Red Steel, and the various developments related to it are featured in several scenarios from autumn 1942 to January 1943.

In the last stage of the campaign, the Germans recover again with another victory at Kharkov. The final scenario gives the player a glimpse of the Kuban air battles, where Luftwaffe and VVS - the Soviet air force - clashed in intense air combat with massive numbers of aircraft involved over the Kuban region in the Caucasus.

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Red Steel also adds new unlockable Commanders as well as new Specializations focused on the Lend-Lease aid program, allowing you to get access to American and British planes, tanks and trucks.

Order of Battle: Red Steel is bound for release in Q1 2020. You can take part in the Beta by applying here.

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:08 am
by van131
AWESOME!

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:53 am
by 13obo
Very exciting!

One thing I dislike about eastern front games is how similar each mission feels and the sheer vastness of the front in every battle. Hopefully, there is more variety of missions than the one seen in other games and I wouldn't mind if the map size is not gigantic every time.

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:49 pm
by calmhatchery
Awesome news !!! for Christmas :)

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:23 pm
by TripleCP
Great news! Any chance of this growing to be a "quadrilogy"? Kursk to Berlin (and Manchuria?) is a lot of ground to cover in the third installment.

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:20 am
by klhbekool
Awesome, I can't wait!!!!!!!

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:35 am
by jeffoot77
The first part Red STAR was very fun to play . One of the best DLC for me.

I hope it is the same designer !

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:06 am
by Retributarr
"Nyiet!... Nyiet!... Soviet!".
Grab me that Bottle of 'Moscovskaya Vodka!' ( Vodka - Pronounced as "Wudkaa" )... some 'Serious-Gaming' lies ahead in the 'Steppes of Russia'.

When will the boxed versions come out???.

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 am
by terminator
jeffoot77 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:35 am
The first part Red STAR was very fun to play . One of the best DLC for me.

I hope it is the same designer !
It would make sense.

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:10 pm
by Spotlight22
jeffoot77 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:35 am
The first part Red STAR was very fun to play . One of the best DLC for me.

I hope it is the same designer !
Yes I enjoyed Red Star immensely as well. Especially since it starts with fighting the Japanese in East Asia.

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 pm
by GamerLord
Hi AlbertoC,

It so good to see another awesome installment coming out for the Order of Battle Red trilogy DLC series. I can't believe that their will be 16 scenarios coming out for this up coming DLC. That a lot of content for this DLC.

It interesting to go from playing the Germans and her allies attacking all along the Eastern Front in previous Order of Battle DLC's to playing the Red Army now striking back against the Germans and her allies. It's good to see the fighting from both sides of the conflict. You get a better perceptive of all the hard fighting and losses on the Eastern Front.

I'm glad you guys are continuing to support what I consider one the best war games out their right now. Order of Battle: World War II is already a classic war game series. Good job!

Cheers!

Steve

Re: The Red Army strikes back! Order of Battle: Red Steel has been announced

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am
by AlbertoC
Thanks for your kind words Steve.

I hope you'll have fun playing it. We're looking forward to see what you think :)