Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
Hi guys,

We have some bad news and some good news.

The good news is that there is a new patch coming soon for Order of Battle. It’s a sizeable one which will affect the gameplay & balance of units.
The bad news is that in sight of that, we have decided to postpone the tournament. The start of the tournament is delayed to next Tuesday February 20th.
You will be contacted privately and sent instructions on that day.

Apologies for the confusion and any inconvenience this delay might have caused.
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto


We are ready to announce the first ever official Slitherine Tournament for Order of Battle!

We would like to replicate the success of other official tournaments for other games of our catalog, and bring the competitive scene of Order of Battle to a new level. Take part in it and become the first official champion for the game, and even win some nice prizes!

Starting from today people will be able to sign-up. All you have to do is send an e-mail to albertoc@slitherine.co.uk containing your Slitherine username and timezone.

The tournament will begin in three weeks, on February 12th. It will be a direct elimination tournament - further information will be divulged when we're closer to the start of the first round.

Don't hesitate! Don't miss this great event! Sign up today!
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
2017 is gone. It was a great year for Order of Battle with many new expansions being released, greatly expanding the list of available campaigns, scenarios, factions and units, as well as adding plenty of amazing new features.

But let’s look forward, to 2018: there is much more coming your way. Work continues relentlessly and without pause. The goal is to bring the beloved Order of Battle formula to new battlefields and adapt it to represent the various types of warfare waged in WWII.

Next week we will also announce something community related… if you’re a fan of Order of Battle you don’t want to miss this, so stay tuned!

And now something which all players will find extremely useful. We would like to show you an amazing tool developed by a very talented fan, Mojko.

It’s the Unit Navigator, an online tool through which you can browse and compare all the units included in the game! Making the right strategical choice has never been easier. You can read more detailed information here. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication Mojko!

Order of Battle: World War II is completely free to try. Download it for free and try it immediately for an authentic and challenging World War II strategic experience.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312450/Order_of_Battle_World_War_II/
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
We released a new update for Order of Battle: World War II.

It contains a number of key fixes for the latest expansion, Panzerkrieg, plus a few other bugfixes.

Changelog:
- A number of bugs fixed that could cause certain scenarios turn freeze when ending a turn
- Objective fixes in Sevastopol, Voronezh and Winterstorm scenarios (Panzerkrieg)
- Resource bonuses set for playing Panzerkrieg scenarios outside of the campaign
- Minor issues fixed with some of the new units (SU-152, Soviet M4 Sherman, Sturer Emil)
- Fixed game crash after (successfully) applying automatic patch
- Zundapp motorcycle unlock fixed
- Strategic map unit icons fixed
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto


The hotly anticipated new expansion to the Order of Battle series is finally here!

Panzerkrieg is the expansion the Artistocrats wanted to make since they started focusing on the European theatre. In Panzerkrieg you will lead the Wehrmacht in the crucial years of ’42 and ’43 on the Eastern Front and relive the epic battles which shaped history like Stalingrad, Kursk and Kharkov. With 12 new scenarios, over 40 new units, new specializations and several gameplay improvements (including new terrain rules) Panzerkrieg is a must-have.

Most importantly, Panzerkrieg can be tied to Blitzkrieg as part of a new mega-campaign. Carry over your core army from one campaign to the next and fight across the whole Eastern Front! The carry-over system itself has been greatly enhanced and Panzerkrieg is tailored to make full use of these improvements.

Shards, producer for the series, will be playing the game live on our Twitch channel at 4 pm GMT! Don’t miss it!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/712340/Order_of_Battle_Panzerkrieg/


Furthermore… we have a new trailer for the base game, Order of Battle: World War II.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8XJaqeZMHE


Order of Battle: World War II is completely free to try. Download it and play through the boot camp as well as the first mission from every campaign for free!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312450/Order_of_Battle_World_War_II
Order of Battle: World War II - Muso;
We know that many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the latest Order of Battle expansion, Panzerkrieg, which will be released tomorrow, the 30th of November!
As a little teaser, we wanted to share with you a bunch of new units that you'll be able to find in it. 

Click HERE and HERE to see them!

They're pretty, aren't they? Well tomorrow you'll be able to play with them!
Also, come hang out with us tomorrow on our Twitch channel for the Release Stream of Panzerkrieg, 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT / 5 PM CET! See you!
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
We're getting really close to the release of Panzerkrieg. It's coming out in just two days!

So far we spoke of the new specializations, mechanics and we showed you some of the new units, but today we'll look at some of the new scenarios. We picked three in particular.

Demyansk Pocket


Following their defeat at Moscow, the Wehrmacht has been forced to retreat.
By February 1942 more than 90,000 men have been trapped by the advancing and numerically superior Soviet forces in the so called Demyansk pocket, south of Leningrad.

The airfields at Demyansk and Peski become therefore of vital importance as all supplies will have to be brought in by Luftflotte 1’s airplanes.

Historically, the Luftwaffe made a tremendous effort to resupply the divisions encircled in the Demyansk pocket. The Germans were able to break through from the north and re-open a land route to Demyansk in April 1942, but losses in terms of planes and human lives had been steep.



Gameplay notes

1. Following the failure to capture Moscow, the Soviet's winter offensive has surrounded a substantial German force around the city of Demyansk. Available supplies will dwindle every turn, effectively creating a race against the clock as the relief force tries to break the encirclement.

3. To buy some more time, Ju 52 transport planes will be available to deliver supplies at Demyansk airfield. These valuable planes will also be used to transport fresh infantry units into the pocket to bolster its defenses.

4. The German forces trapped in the pocket are spread thin along its borders. It may be tempting to retreat and concentrate all available strength around Demyansk, but doing so would cause the loss of several supply depots. Instead, the defenders will have to hold their positions and rely on a mobile reserve to combat Soviet attacks from all directions.







Stalingrad



Few other battles are as iconic and important as the Battle of Stalingrad and now you will be able to live it in Order of Battle!

In August 1942 the German offensive was in full swing, and Stalingrad was an important strategic goal on the path to Caucasus.

With enormous effort the 6th Army was able to push the Soviets on the west bank of the Volga, but by November the Soviets counter-attacked and being able to push the Romanian and Hungarian forces on the 6th Army's flank, managed to surround the Germans. Hitler, once again hoping that the Luftwaffe would be able to supply the surrounded army until a relief force came to the rescue, ordered them to resist at all costs. He was wrong. The 6th Army surrendered on February 1943.




Gameplay notes

1. A constant stream of Soviet conscripts is being ferried across the Volga. By establishing air superiority over Stalingrad, however, the player can use Stuka dive bombers to destroy the enemy river barges. Destroying enough of these will discourage the Soviets from continuing this practice.

2. The Tractor Factory in the north of the city is still up and running. And don't be fooled by its name, the vehicles rolling out of the complex are no tractors, but combat-ready T-34 tanks. Production at this plant will only cease when the Germans can bring the fight to its surroundings.

3. The Soviets have positioned several heavy artillery barrages on the small islands along the Volga River. These will open fire and constantly harass the German forces as soon as they enter Stalingrad. This too makes a valuable target for the Luftwaffe's attack planes.






Kharkov '43



After the battle of Stalingrad the Russians were on the offensive and they were able to recapture the strategically important city of Kharkov. But the Soviet army was overstretched and exhausted after long months of harsh combat.

The German staff understood the enemy's weakness. They knew that they needed a victory if the red tide was to be stopped!




Gameplay notes


1. After the defeat at Stalingrad and the ensuing Soviet offensive, German forces have managed a tactical retreat during the previous scenario. This has allowed the enemy to recapture Kharkov but now the Soviet advance must be brought to a halt in front of Krasnograd.

2. While the Soviet armoured spearhead relentlessly pushes against the German defenses, an opportunity will arise to outflank and destroy the bulk of the enemy's offensive strength. When this has been achieved, the initiative will be back in German hands, in time to began preparations for the climactic battle of Kursk.



http://store.steampowered.com/app/712340/Order_of_Battle_Panzerkrieg/
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
Panzerkrieg is one if not the most anticipated expansion in the whole Order of Battle series.

It covers the crucial years of 1942-1943, years which were marked by some of the most impressive and massive battles in all of the war. We're talking of battles like Sevastapol, Kharkov, Stalingrad, Kursk, and many more.

I bet you're eager to play it, right? Can you wait one week longer?

That's right, Panzerkrieg is going to be released on November 30th, one week from now!

We are all looking forward to release. Up until then we will show you more about the game, and we will also write about the scenarios as well as on some novelties in the carry-over system linking Blitzkrieg to Panzerkrieg, so stay tuned.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/712340/Order_of_Battle_Panzerkrieg/

Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
Panzerkrieg is the latest expansion for the Order of Battle series and, as you might imagine, the panzer plays a huge role in it. It's set in the crucial years of 1942 and 1943. Will you manage to tame the Russian bear?

Today we are having a look at some of the new units: just click on the link down below to look at the interactive screenshot and let's see how many vehicles (both German and Russian) from WW2 you can recognize.

Click me!


http://store.steampowered.com/app/712340/Order_of_Battle_Panzerkrieg/
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
We're glad to announce that this Thursday, the 23rd of November, we're going to have a live stream of the latest expansion for Order of Battle, called Panzerkrieg!
We'll be waiting for you on our Twitch channel, 12 PM EST / 5 PM GMT / 6 PM CET.

We're also even gladder to announce that for this stream, we're going to give away some keys for the other expansions of Order of Battle, so be sure to come hang out with us.

See you soon!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/712340/Order_of_Battle_Panzerkrieg/
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