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Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by Edmon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:23 pm

Order of Battle: Allies Defiant will be released on January 28th and it will come with 12 new scenarios as well as featuring some of the most iconic British units in WW2.

Join us for the first preview stream this Thursday, January 14th, 6.30 PM GMT, where we will be taking a look at some of the new scenarios and watching the new units in action.

In the meantime, you can also read about some of these new units below:


1. Hawker Hurricane Mk. IID

The Hawker Hurricane, which made its maiden flight in November 1935, was the most important British fighter aircraft at the outbreak of World War 2. Hurricane fighters formed the backbone of the RAF's Fighter Command in 1939-40 and downed more Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain than the more modern and soon to be much more famous Spitfire.

Improved German fighter models appearing after 1940 made the Hurricane increasingly outclassed as a fighter, but the plane found new life as ground attacker and fighter-bomber. The Mk. IIC variant became known as "Hurribomber" and the Mk. IID was soon dubbed the "Flying Can Opener" since its heavy armament of two 40mm guns made the plane an excellent tank buster.

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2. Handley Page Halifax

The heavy four-engined Halifax bomber flew for the first time in 1939. It also made its operational debut in March 1941, roughly a month after another heavy British bomber, the Short Stirling. Together, with the later Avro Lancaster, these planes made up the bulk of the strategic bombers in the RAF's Bomber Command in World War 2.

The Halifax was used widely in strategic bombing raids, including in attacks on Kriegsmarine capital ships and on V1 launch sites. It also served as an air transporter, for example during Operation Market Garden. The Coastal Command also operated the airframe as well, to deploy naval mines or for anti-submarine and reconnaissance missions.

While the production of the Halifax ended in 1946 with over 6100 planes delivered, the aircraft still continued to fly as civilian freighter and participated in the Berlin airlift 1948.

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3. Daimler Mk.I

The Daimler armoured car was a successful British design which incorporated many advanced concepts and remained in service well into the 1950s and 1960s.

A parallel development to the smaller Daimler Dingo "Scout car", the bigger Daimler Mk. I was armed with a 2 pounder gun and entered service in 1941. Throughout the war the vehicle was used for armed reconnaissance in North Africa, Europe and in the South-East Asia theatre. 

The vehicle's rugged nature, good all-terrain performance and high reliability made it one of the best armored cars in World War 2. Daimler delivered almost 2700 vehicles, including a howitzer-armed version for close fire support and a slightly improved Mk. II variant. 

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4. Scammell Pioneer

The Scammell Pioneer was first produced in 1927 and later used as an artillery tractor, recovery vehicle and tank transporter in the British Army. The tractor version was used militarily from 1935 onwards to tow medium and heavy artillery pieces of calibers from 4.5 to 8 inches. Over 3400 Pioneers of all types were produced until 1945 for both civilian and military duties.

With the introduction of this unit type to OOB, heavier British artillery units now require this heavy tractor for transport purposes. Light and medium guns can still be towed by cheaper trucks, however.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by garrycooper101 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:37 pm

They look great!

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by koopanique » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:54 pm

That "Handley Page Halifax" looks good. Can't wait to see all these in action!

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by uzbek2012 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:53 pm

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This is all fine but where to get such a motorcycle Zundapp ?

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by kondi754 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:46 am

https://www.slitherine.com/game/heroes-of-normandie

I think you still need to have this game installed on your hard drive

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by Erik2 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:34 pm

I believe the Zündapp were added to the editor a while back.
But I'm not sure you can purchase it while playing a scenario.
So basically you need to open a scenario in the editor and add it there.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by terminator » Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:47 pm

Erik2 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:34 pm
I believe the Zündapp were added to the editor a while back.
But I'm not sure you can purchase it while playing a scenario.
So basically you need to open a scenario in the editor and add it there.
Not exactly the same vehicle as for the Germans, it is a special model but that's irrelevant.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by uzbek2012 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:24 pm

kondi754 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:46 am
https://www.slitherine.com/game/heroes-of-normandie

I think you still need to have this game installed on your hard drive
Buy this game for 29.99 to get a motorcycle bonus? Especially the game with a dice is not my favorite genre (
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Erik2 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:34 pm
I believe the Zündapp were added to the editor a while back.
But I'm not sure you can purchase it while playing a scenario.
So basically you need to open a scenario in the editor and add it there.

If it is sewn in, then in what pack is it in the game itself ?

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by Erik2 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:49 pm

it is in the base game, but you need to purchase at least 1 campaign to get access to the editor.
'Everything' is in the base game, but I guess various stuff is unlocked with a purchase.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by kondi754 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:35 pm

uzbek2012 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:24 pm
kondi754 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:46 am
https://www.slitherine.com/game/heroes-of-normandie

I think you still need to have this game installed on your hard drive
Buy this game for 29.99 to get a motorcycle bonus? Especially the game with a dice is not my favorite genre (
Agree, it's too much
I bought this game during one of the seasonal sales, it was much cheaper then
Heroes of Normandy is funny game, a nice puzzle on higher difficulty levels, but not everyone likes this genre

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:53 pm

Yeah, I've asked them some time ago to unlock the Zündapp unit for the same reasons: I don't want to have to buy some weird game to use a (new) unit inside OoB. Well, it was unlocked inside the editor, so far so good, but ultimately it's of no use like this for my mod since it can't be purchased by players...

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by uzbek2012 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:55 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:53 pm
Yeah, I've asked them some time ago to unlock the Zündapp unit for the same reasons: I don't want to have to buy some weird game to use a (new) unit inside OoB. Well, it was unlocked inside the editor, so far so good, but ultimately it's of no use like this for my mod since it can't be purchased by players...
Show us this miracle to mere mortals if there are screenshots Zündapp )))

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by GabeKnight » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:50 am

uzbek2012 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:55 pm
Show us this miracle to mere mortals if there are screenshots Zündapp )))
What? Don't know if I understood correctly, but it's with the German faction, recon vehicle.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by terminator » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:57 am

Here it is :mrgreen:

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by uzbek2012 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:45 pm

terminator wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:57 am
Here it is :mrgreen:


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What a swanky $ 30 motorcycle )))

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to watch it for free ;)

Is he cool in the game itself ? )))

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by terminator » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:10 am

uzbek2012 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:45 pm
What a swanky $ 30 motorcycle )))

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to watch it for free ;)

Is he cool in the game itself ? )))
It is a fragile reconnaissance unit.

PS: with the editor, it should be possible to add it manually.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by GabeKnight » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:15 am

terminator wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:10 am
It is a fragile reconnaissance unit.
It's also special because it's the only motorcycle in the game.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by terminator » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:36 am

GabeKnight wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:15 am
terminator wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:10 am
It is a fragile reconnaissance unit.
It's also special because it's the only motorcycle in the game.
Add a Soviet motorcycle ? :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=374&t=82566&start=520#p868268

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by Erik2 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:42 am

It is fine with me that the Zundapp is fragile. Bit I'd like it to have a little more omph in an attack, the Germans used a side-car with an MG in their Kradschützen units. This was even a battalion-sized unit.

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Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - New units preview

Post by uzbek2012 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:22 pm

terminator wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:36 am
GabeKnight wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:15 am
terminator wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:10 am
It is a fragile reconnaissance unit.
It's also special because it's the only motorcycle in the game.
Add a Soviet motorcycle ? :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=374&t=82566&start=520#p868268

Why not? But it is strange to have a German Zundapp you need to buy something else ) I hope it will be added in the mods as well as other motorcycles ;)
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