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Release Date: Jul 24, 2014

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Zhalanashkol 1969 is an addon for Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star, which adds new mountain area of operations near the Zhalanashkol lake (now at Kazakhstan/China border) and new operations for the USSR Border Guards and People's Liberation Army (China) in August 1969.

Combat mission:
In the summer of 1969 the situation worsened significantly in the Kazakhstan sector of the Soviet-Chinese border, defended by the Uch-Aral border guard detachment (near Dzhungar Gates area). On August 12, border guards at observation posts of the "Rodnikovaya" and "Zhalanashkol" outposts (BOPs) spotted movement of individual groups of PLA soldiers on the Chinese side of the border. General-Lieutenant Merkulov, the Chief of the Eastern border guard district, suggested the Chinese side to have a meeting to discuss the situation, but there was no answer.

On August 13, using favorable terrain, secretly at night, the Chinese concentrated group of up to 30 soldiers on their territory near the border opposite ht. "Kamennaya". Other two groups of 30 people each were stationed on the flanks of the disputed area: one - opposite 39th, and the other - opposite 40th border marks, and the reserve group of up to 60 people - at the BOP "Terekty".

New content:

  • New Area near Zhalanashkol lake on the Soviet-Chinese border, 36 wide.
  • Two operations for the USSR border guard and the People's Liberation Army showing a most realistic version of events.
  • One operation for the PLA showing Chinese version of events.
  • New vehicles: BTR-60PB, GAZ-66, Mi-4.
  • New infantry weapons: AKM, Type 56 SAR, RPG-2, RKG-3, RPK, RPD (LMG), SVD, body armor 6B5 (in quick battles).
  • New infantry units: soldiers and commanders of the PLA, border guards of the USSR.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Vista
    • Processor: AMD Athlon x2 4200+ / Intel Pentium D 3GHz or Better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon x1600 256MB / Vidia GeForce 7600 256 MB video card or better
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8 compatible sound card
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Posted: July 30
This DLC is a very fun addition to the game and a perfect place to start for any newer player to the Graviteam Tactics series. Ill go into detail here what you can expect from this DLC.

This DLC adds three new Operations two of them being from the perpective of the Chinese border guards. The third being of the Russian border guards. Each of these operations affers a wide area without many LOS blockage to contend with and many hills that the player can take advantage of. The PLA throught the entirety of all three opertions recieve very little support and no armored/air assests. This makes the player make the most of the assest they have and it makes it extremely important to utilize ambushes as well as supperior manouvering in order to pre-vail. The chinese missions are by far the hardest in the entire game. It can be done however.

Operation 1: This operation puts you in charge of roughly 80 chinese boder guard units, and tasks you with stopping a Soviet tanks assault. Throughout this Operation you will enjoy superior starting positions, as well ♥♥♥ the use of trenches for concealment and so forth. This Operation is pretty much impossible to win as the PLA.

Operation 2: Another PLA OP, this time you are tasked with assaulting the Soviet BOP's and gaining a foothold in the Zhalanashkol lake region. In this OP the russians recieve some late game support in the form of some Mechanized infantry in BDRMS. For the majority of the Operation however it is quite possible to inflict heavy casualties utilizing just your men. Again just about 80 or so men with 30-40 more arriving early in the OP as support. Again very hard to win.

Operation 3: You get to play as the russians this time and get to enjoy their very sexy new uniforms and textures. In this Operation you will enjoy more firepower, better trained and equiped troops, and Air support. Pretty much the perfect scenario for new players to cut their teath on. It offers both vehicles and air support as well as a decent ammout of troops to control and learn the best ways to win in different scenarios. For more expierenced players I suggest turning all the diffuculy setting up as high as possible to get the best out of this one. Its essentially one of the easiest campaings so long as you dont let the chinese dig trenches or ambush you.

All of these campaings are 6 turns so short and sweet. Each engagment is still quite brutal however. I recommend this DLC to both new players as well as older players just looking for a change of pace.
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