Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

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Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by Daniele » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:49 pm

“The fruits of victory are tumbling into our mouths too quickly” – Japanese Emperor Hirohito, 1942

6 months after Pearl Harbour, the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere has reached its peak of expansion. Australia and New Zealand are under direct threat, weakening more and more the American ability to intervene in the Pacific.

Only decisive actions to take the initiative could allow the Allies to re-establish a naval and air superiority over the Imperial Army.

And that tiny island named Guadalcanal seems like the best place to start...

The Artistocrats - developers of the Order of Battle series - aren’t resting on their laurels not even after the success of Order of Battle: Morning Sun, the second expansion of the innovative turn based wargame Order of Battle: Pacific!

Today we are announcing a new chapter in the series, adding a new challenging set of scenarios and a new faction: the US Marines Corps!

From the product page:

“As the fighting progresses across small, isolated jungle islands, the Japanese adapt their strategy from ruthless assaults to deep, well-prepared defensive systems - determined to hold on and fight to the last man.”

This expansion has opened its gates to Beta testers and we are inviting all the players to enlist and to concur in defining this great milestone!


You can apply for the Beta from here!

Get more information about the game from its official product page!

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by Loki1942 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:00 pm

At long last, precisely what i have been waiting for :D

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by Erik2 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:36 pm

Do MS beta testers need to re-apply?
My current beta serial worked for the first three scenarios in the Marines campaign.

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by adherbal » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:37 pm

Yes you should reapply, the proper USM beta will require new beta keys to unlock the Marine campaign.
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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by robertahyuk » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:58 pm

Just signed up to Beta test this game. I have all the others and am looking forward to this one. Hopefully, it will be a download and not through Steam. Hope I get a shot at it !

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by Erik2 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:07 pm

All stuff have been available outside of Steam so far. I guess it will continue like that.
Steam is an option. I also prefer the 'normal' distribution.

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by kane544 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:19 pm

I noticed this new expansion is bringing the Kongo class BB with it. Will the Fuso be included as well in the future?

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by RyeMacD » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:36 pm

These are great battles to make into the OOB game! They should be part of the US campaign tree. Will they be if I buy this expansion?

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by bru888 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:30 pm

Hmmm. I hate to be a wet blanket, but I'd rather see the Eastern Front expansion come out first . . .
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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by Erik2 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:37 pm

I think we should expect one winter campaign sometime this year. Note the announcement of winter terrain before Christmas.

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:59 pm

RyeMacD wrote:These are great battles to make into the OOB game! They should be part of the US campaign tree. Will they be if I buy this expansion?
They will be an independent campaign, similar to Morning Sun.

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by Erik2 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:38 pm

The devs have said that they're considering "merging" the Morning Sun/standard campaign.
I guess this means you can carry your core over at least.

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by kane544 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:01 pm

I noticed this new expansion is bringing the Kongo class BB with it. Will the Fuso be included as well in the future?

Sorry for posing this again.

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by adherbal » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:44 pm

The Kongo Class was added for the Guadalcanal scenario, where the Kongo and Haruna bombarded Henderson Field. There are no plans currently to add the Fuso, but who knows what may happen in the future :)
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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by robertahyuk » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:50 pm

So far, the game has played with no flaws at all. Great expansion. Great work guys !

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by robertahyuk » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:47 pm

I've been having an issue with the game on Bougainville. I captured and built the two airstrips required but it doesn't leave a green check mark and at the end of that scenario, it says Defeat ! Any ideas what's causing that or how to fix ! I bought the game and love it and it never did that in beta.

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:21 pm

Please post all feedback to the beta forum!

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Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Call!

Post by VPaulus » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:25 pm

robertahyuk wrote:I've been having an issue with the game on Bougainville. I captured and built the two airstrips required but it doesn't leave a green check mark and at the end of that scenario, it says Defeat ! Any ideas what's causing that or how to fix ! I bought the game and love it and it never did that in beta.
And check this thread:
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 72&t=71588

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