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Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:56 pm
by AlbertoC
Set in a new theater of war, the new expansion for Order of Battle: World War II puts the player in charge of the Soviet army for the first time.

Red Star covers the battles of the Red Army in the years 1938-41.

The campaign starts with the Battle of Lake Khasan (July 29, 1938 – August 11, 1938), the attempted military incursion by the Japanese from Manchukuo, into territory claimed by the Soviet Union. It continues with the conflict of Khalkhin Gol, the decisive battle of the undeclared Soviet-Japanese Border War. Repel the Japanese and expel them from Mongolia!

Then, get transferred to Europe and participate in the Soviet invasion of Poland (as result of the so-called non-aggression pact with Germany). and win the Finnish forces moving your steps in the gelid Winter War!

The last stage of the DLC from summer 1941 deals with the German invasion of the USSR and ends with the battle of Moscow in Dec. 1941.


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This expansion is the first of a planned trilogy covering the full extent of WWII from the Soviet point of view. Much like in the Weltkrieg trilogy you will be able to carry over your forces from one campaign to the next, so expect to be able to continue the fight!

Order of Battle: Red Star is due to release this summer on PC, Mac and Steam. We will be releasing more information on the DLC in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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We are currently looking for beta testers willing to provide us with feedback and criticism on the new campaign. If you would like to take part in it, please sign up here!

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:06 pm
by terminator
A Red Trilogy :o :D

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:07 pm
by doc99
Great news!!!

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:56 pm
by GUNDOBALDO08
Pleeeease include BT5 tank... and new skin for Soviet soldiers... we cant see the horrible backpack

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:39 pm
by jeffoot77
a very good new! because the designers of OOB are so talented . Thanks to them for this new extension !

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:45 pm
by usit64
Good news!
However, viewing those new screenshots, I can see again, what already was a bit annoying to me in the German campaign:
there are too many rivers, that prevent larger operations for a Panzer-army!
This might be ok for middle- or western Europe, but not for the wide open plains in the SU!
My favorite DLC to that point is Desert Storm! There you can see, how tanks can perform in open terrain!
Please include at least a few maps with wider areas, i.e. the Kursk campaign later on!
Forward comrades, for Mother Russia! :)

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:36 am
by bebro
I see your point ;)

But if you judge from the screenshots here - in winter the rivers are frozen, so less of an obstacle. As for the June 1941 screenshot below - well, at this point you'll be happy they limit enemy movement at least to some degree...;)

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:53 am
by WarHomer
Great news alone for the fact that it will a trilogy!

Carry-over and longer campaigns are really what makes these games shine IMO.

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:54 pm
by usit64
bebro wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:36 am
I see your point ;)

But if you judge from the screenshots here - in winter the rivers are frozen, so less of an obstacle. As for the June 1941 screenshot below - well, at this point you'll be happy they limit enemy movement at least to some degree...;)
Yes, ok!...but ice will melt in summer! For defense that's fine...but we must recapture the land one day! And then we will have thousands of T-34s!!! :)

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:09 pm
by airboy
I hope that the battles against Japan in the 1930s gets coverage. Those engagements have been overlooked by computer war games.

It would be sad if most of the pre-Nazi invasion stuff were the beatdowns on the Finns covered from the Finnish perspective in Winter War.

Re: Order of Battle goes East! Red Star has been announced!

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:23 pm
by bebro
Battles vs. Japan are in - you can check the scenario at the product page :)