Order of Battle: World War II is breath of fresh air for all strategy fans. It is a game that takes wargaming to a new level by upgrading every single game element and rebooting the genre for a new generation of players.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (26 reviews) - 57% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (677 reviews) - 69% of the 677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2015

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May 25

Order of Battle 3.4.2 Update!

Hi all, we are releasing a new patch for Order of Battle, bringing the game to 3.4.2. It contains several tweaks and fixes, further polishing the game.


Changelog:

• Bug fixed that prevented loading certain PBEM games
• Bug fixed that prevented rendering import/export core buttons in the campaign
• Bug fixes in [1v1] Two Bridges scenario
• Fixed a number missing unit textures and icons
• PBEM multiplayer replay fixes
• Fixed bug in MAC version of the auto patching system
• Airstrip construction bug fixed
• When a commander is detached from a unit, it now displays the correct name (Note: this does not fix previous logs)
• Empty hangars are correctly removed if the only aircraft inside is disbanded
• When a unit runs into unspotted mines it will now always suffer 1+ damage, even when the mines or the victim are on lower strength
• Damage taken from clearing mines by moving into them
• German Uboats stat tweaks
• Fixed bug preventing seaplanes from drawing air supply from airfields if no carrier is present
• Fixed bug in purchase screen that prevented displaying certain transportation types
• Fixed bug that prevented restarting a scenario from the defeat event popup
• Editor: Fixed bugs related to deleting a nation
• Editor: Fixed bug that prevented saving a multiplayer map twice without reloading
• Editor: Cloning an Event Popup trigger effect now also copies the original's text and title
• Editor: Trigger controls now display legacy duplicate nations such as "US Army" if they are present in the scenario
• Potential AI freeze in Danzig Bay scenario fixed
• Fixes/tweaks to scenarios Danzig Bay, Narvik and Torch
• Fixed bug that prevented deploying naval core units in certain scenarios
• Fixed rare bug that could freeze attack animations on Mac
• Japanese carrier-based fighters deployement/supply bug fixed
• Campaign resources carry-over fixed
• Hotseat: Missing texts fixed
• Online News close button fixed
• Cursor movement boundaries fixed

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April 20

Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine is out!

In Order of Battle: Kriegsmarine you'll brave heavy enemy fire while at the lead of powerful battleships and cruisers - true beasts of steel! You will command silent predators, marvels of German engineering, the U-Boots, in their lethal hunt for Allied convoys. You will build and employ massive new Carriers, platforms from where to launch your newest aircraft, and gain a devastating edge over your enemies.

Kriegsmarine is all of this, and more. Your efforts will decide the fate of the war. Are you up to the task?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/563210/

Kriegsmarine is accompanied by several new features which have an effect on naval gameplay in general: new mechanics such as fire efficiency and hit avoidance, new submarine rules, primary and secondary guns for ships, new unit types, a first look at the Skirmish mode, and more! It is truly a massive update.

And if you’re still unconvinced, we’ll stream the game tomorrow on our Twitch channel!

So what are you waiting for? Get Kriegsmarine now, and give us your feedback on the forum!

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Reviews

“Fast, approachable, and challenging, it is everything I want in a wargame.”
9/10 – PCGamesN

“Overall, this is the Pacific Theater of Operations Panzer General many gamers have been waiting for”
88% – Armchair General

“Order of Battle: Pacific is the best strategy title of the year so far”
8.5/10 – Softpedia

New DLC Available

Kriegsmarine is out!



Buy a complete-your-set bundle containing all the 4 DLCs set in the Pacific theater at a huge discount - 40% off!

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1999/

About This Game

The free version of the game gives you access to the unique Boot Camp campaign as well as a taste of the first chapter of every other campaign pack. This means that new free missions will appear as soon as a new campaign gets released!

Order of Battle: World War II is breath of fresh air for all strategy fans. It is a game that takes wargaming to a new level by upgrading every single game element and rebooting the genre for a new generation of players. Detailed terrain, rich animations and a slick interface, all within a traditional setting and with the elements that are familiar to experienced players - Order of Battle: World War II follows in the footsteps of all time classics, such as Panzer General.

With a selection of over 700 unique looking and behaving units, players can build and manage their army, fleet and air force throughout the campaigns set in the various theatres of operations during WW2. A unique system of specializations allows players to customize their forces with special units, bonuses and abilities that reflect the difference in strategies and mentality of the various factions.

A set of unique Commanders – split between Generals, Pilots and Captains – is gradually unlocked in the campaigns. These can be attached to specific units to provide unique bonuses to anything in their command range. While good use of unit types and tactics remains the player's priority, clever use of Commanders can tip the balance in an offensive operation or buy just enough time in defense to turn the tide to your favor.

In Order of Battle: World War II, a unique supply system also plays a key factor that directly affects the combat efficiency of the units. Landing on an enemy island without any support ships will prevent the invasion forces from building a solid beachhead, and breaking the supply lines of your opponent, isolating his units and making encirclement maneuvers are the strategies required to achieve an ultimate victory.

Add an intuitive in-game scenario editor, up to 4 player multiplayer support through Hotseat or Slitherine's PBEM++ server system and you have a game with endless re-playability.

  • Classic turn based, hex based gameplay with an intuitive UI and great depth.
  • Play in dynamic campaigns with unit carryover and multiple "what-if" scenarios.
  • A rich 3D world with detailed animations and effects. Turn-based wargaming has never looked this good!
  • 20 different Specializations give a unique feel to each faction including Banzai Charge, Bushido Code and even the Manhattan Project.
  • Over 700 different unit types, including infantry, tanks, ships and aircraft, each with unique visuals and animations
  • Attach unique commanders to your units to give them additional offensive and defensive bonuses
  • A deep but intuitive supply system allowing breakthroughs & encirclements.
  • 4 player multiplayer over PBEM++ and hotseat, supporting last-man-standing, teamplay and cooperative against AI scenarios.
  • An extensive, user-friendly in-game scenario editor with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get design.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb DirectX 9 video card with shader model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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