War of the World II v1.2 (Jan 2, 2016)

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War of the World II v1.2 (Jan 2, 2016)

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:58 pm

War of the World II
v1.2 Now Out!

Global Warfare from the invasion of China until August Storm and beyond!
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Read through the thread to find out more 8)
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Downloads:

Main mod files v1.2: http://www.mediafire.com/?5qy7rhq0rjhboa0

Nazi Flag Add-on (Optional): http://www.mediafire.com/download/a6mij ... _addon.zip
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This add-on is not meant to advocate fascism, nazism or any evil stuff associated with those. I intend it for the sole purpose of historical accuracy. As some may be offended, it is not required as part of the mod
Note that this add-on affects the flag of the British Union in addition to Germany
If you have chosen to download the Nazi Flags for an older version of the mod, it will still be compatible with v1.2!

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:42 am

Some screenshots.

European Theatre
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Japan
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China
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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:44 am

Australia
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US Eastern Seaboard
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Diplomacy Panel
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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:07 am

So, what is War of the World II?

I imagine everyone on this forum is well aware of my 2013 release "War of the World" - which was the first global map every made for Panzer Corps. (viewtopic.php?f=147&t=46533) Although this was a major breakthrough for modding, there were a lot of gaps left in the design (Siberia was completely empty for example), and the attempt to make both sides play the same scenario ended in a very messy attempt at balancing, though I never released the v1.2 patch (so most of this muck has never made it to the official stage).

War of the World II attempts to create a whole new mod, while remaining similar in principle to the 2013 one. Many new features have also been added (or at this stage are still being thought of!) - for instance there will be a new 'diplomacy' section in the game, which allows for all sorts of different situations in the war (What if Germany invaded France through the Maginot Line, or if Japan assisted in Operation Barbarossa). I have also pushed the start date back to 7 July 1937, so more options in China are available (and a 1938 conquest *may* be possible, opening up all sorts of new routes to victory!). Industrial power will also be an important asset - you will need factory units in order to keep your war machine running (each generating a certain amount of PP each turn). Factories will be purchaseable, so you will not only be a general in the field, but a minister in an office, organising all production.

Unlike the famous (and excellent) Battlefield Europe that appeared last year (and which I understand stole a large number of my good ideas), WotW 2 will not follow history exactly. Instead I have allowed far greater freedom in purchase choices (does Germany decide to go ahead with the Z Plan in 1938?), and offensives will not copy history - there will be a chance for D-Day ("Sledgehammer") to occur in 1943. That said, it will certainly be more difficult to achieve complete victory than in WotW 1 - the US Eastern Seaboard will be well defended if you decide to invade in 1944/45.

I have also attempted to clear the map of unnecessary clutter, and have reduced the unit detail considerably (turns are 5 weeks long, and units are Army scale). It seems very unlikely that Japan would have created an armoured formation of 2,000-4,000 tanks using only one model, so I have generalised the units into basic categories such as Improved Light Tank or Turbojet Fighter - allowing people to focus on the grand scheme of the war.

Central to this idea is the removal of airfields from the map. In WotW 2, cities and ports can now reinforce aircraft identically to how airfields do in vanilla Panzer Corps. (I'm assuming every major city has an airfield nearby). Just as cities are necessary for land warfare, it will be important to control ports for naval warfare - a ship will only have a small amount of tiles (probably ~20) that it will be able to travel before it will need to refuel - so Kiel won't be a suitable port for an invasion of South Africa!

The 1937 start date also brings up the challenge of Austria and Czechoslovakia. Basically these annexations will be solved using the diplo panel and events. Around the start of 1938 you will be told that you can declare war ("annex") on Austria, which will immediately added to your empire. Czechoslovakia will be guarded by the USSR, UK, France and Poland until early 1939, so you should not invade until it historically fell. (Czech will lose all of its units this turn, allowing you to conquer it 'peacefully'.) The annexation of the Sudetenland will happen as a message, but will not have any effect (the region is only about 1/6 of a hex!)

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Re: War of the World II

Post by Akkula » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:52 pm

Sounds like a nice revamping.
A question: its one sided scenario? or can we play as Allies/Soviets too?.
Eastern Front: Soviet Storm (v1.96): http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=50342
Modern Conflicts (v1.1): http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=72062

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:54 pm

I'll start off by releasing the Axis side. Eventually the Allies will get a campaign too! :D

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:28 am

German Unit Roster:

edit: Image removed.

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:11 pm

I should add that the German unit roster includes nearly every type of unit that will be present in the mod. Marines will be omitted from it in the release (though they are kept in the files so that it is easier for me to use Germany as a base - Japan and the USA will still have access to them), and the V-weapons may be added.

Major powers such as Italy, Japan, UK, USA and the Soviet Union will have very similar rosters, the main differences being graphics and introduction times (the USSR will get "Basic Medium Tank" [IS-1] in 1943, whereas Germany gets it [Tiger I], in late 1942) - mostly to show the different doctrines of each power. Each unit in a class (such as the IS-1 and Tiger I), will have identical stats (mostly for balance), and nearly all sensible upgrades will be done at reduced cost. For instance:

Basic SPAT > Improved SPAT > Advanced SPAT,
but not
Basic SPAT > Improved AT.

MBTs will probably be the final stage of the Medium Tank line. Landships will not be upgradeable (and probably not purchaseable due to their insane stats)

Also, the A-Bomb will be included, probably as a gift if you can capture Oak Ridge by early 1945, but will not be purchaseable or attachable to a V2. The USA *may* be able to buy them from Jul. 1945 -> I have yet to finalise this.


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Re: War of the World II

Post by lsnoop » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:50 pm

How does diplomacy panel work and what is it for?

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:17 pm

Eventually some units will be placed in the diplo panel (which cannot be accessed by outsiders), which are going to act as diplomats. If you decide to declare war on a nation, move a diplomat over their flag and war will be declared immediately. This will remove some neutral areas from the map, allowing you to invade the country.

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:13 pm

Had a blue screen of death damage my files for this mod today :cry: .

Most of it was recovered (including the all-important map file), but I can't guarantee that anything from the above screenshots will be exactly the same in the mod - I have to rebuild a whole heap of things.

Flags (so you know all nations in the mod):
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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:04 am

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:21 am

Strategic map decided to work today:
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It's lonely out here...

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:53 am

Convoys. (Blue Line going across the oceans)
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Possible German Plans to attack the routes.
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It's a global map, so what are the other Axis Powers going to do?
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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:35 am

I've managed to fix the mod up to the state it was in 6 weeks ago, so the invasion of China can now begin!
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Veterans of the Mongol mod or my Tsingtao battle in Kaiserschlacht will know that this is not an easy theatre to take over!

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Re: War of the World II

Post by captainjack » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:15 am

I tried the WW1 grand campaign and lost track of what I was doing by about Turn 4, so I probably won't be much more successful with this one, even though the effort and ambition are impressive.

Ah well, with the Xmas shutdown coming up rainy days = alternate Mongols and updating my own mod.
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Re: War of the World II

Post by zakblood » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:15 am

BiteNibbleChomp wrote:German Unit Roster:
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soom nice counters in here :wink:

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:50 am

zakblood_slith wrote:
BiteNibbleChomp wrote:German Unit Roster:
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soom nice counters in here :wink:
I'll admit some of them won't be in the release. I lost a heap of work in October and only the scenario itself was spared from my PC break down. So I have made some "adjustments" to the mod since those screens, most notably the replacement of the Kaiserreich flag with something more era appropriate (I have made a Swastika version of this as well but am unlikely to release that one)
captainjack wrote:I tried the WW1 grand campaign and lost track of what I was doing by about Turn 4, so I probably won't be much more successful with this one, even though the effort and ambition are impressive.

Ah well, with the Xmas shutdown coming up rainy days = alternate Mongols and updating my own mod.
Turn 4 is only October 1937, so I don't think you'll lose track of the mod that quickly. :lol: About ambition, I'm not strecthing the game much further than WotW1 did, so its nothing new to work with.

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Re: War of the World II

Post by truth80 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:29 am

I have one word to this mod: Wow!

Although I prefer the smaller and detailed battles, it´s very very promising. For sure I have to try it :)

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Re: War of the World II

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:26 am

truth80 wrote:I have one word to this mod: Wow!

Although I prefer the smaller and detailed battles, it´s very very promising. For sure I have to try it :)
China's big and not very detailed (mostly due to the Army-scale of units), but here's another screenshot anyway :D .

April 1938:
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For those who are wondering, two Graf Zeppelin-class carriers have been completed, Industrial production reached 550 pp/turn and Germany's army is two and a half times the size it was in July 1937! This save game won't be completed any further though - the events in it only last until about turn 10.

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