Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto


Order of Battle: Red Star brings the Red Army as a playable force for the first time in the Order of Battle saga.

It covers the first years of combat of the Soviet Union, starting from the border clashes against Japan, then moving on to the Winter War in Finland. Then it will be the time to face the German aggression and defend the Motherland!

Today we're going to have a look at a few chosen scenarios from the new DLC.


Battles of Khalkhin Gol (scenario #2 and #3)

In 1939 Japan and Soviet Russia clashed in a conflict at the Khalkhin Gol river near the border between Mongolia and Manchuria, which escalated from early skirmishes in May to large military operations in summer.

In the second scenario the player needs to stop the main Japanese attacks in early July 1939. The IJA launched a determined strike with armored support against Soviet positions on the east banks of the Khalkhin Gol and additionally tried to cross the river in the northern sector of the battlefield to defeat Soviet defences behind the river line.

The player's core force needs to prevent the enemy from crossing the river while ensuring his comrades at the east banks do not get completey overrun by Japanese tanks.

In the third the player leads the decisive Soviet counterstrike in late August 1939 to finally defeat the Japanese. After the main Japanese attack had been defeated the Soviet side amassed significant armored forces to turn the tables. Attacking in two pincers at the flanks of the enemy the Red Army managed to encircle and subsequenly annihilate much of the Japanese force.

They are rarely portrayed battles in wargaming. They were fought with quite atypical equipment for the late 1930s from fast BT tanks to I-16 monoplane fighters, I-153 biplane fighters on the Soviet side and Type 89 and Type 95 tanks for Japan, as well as Ki-10 and Ki-27 fighters.




The 2nd Battle of Summa 1940 (scenario #7)

As many people know the Winter War vs. Finland did not went well for the Red Army initially. The Finns achieved several victories against superior Red Army formations, and were able to hold back the Soviet advance at the Mannerheim Line in Karelia.

Summa was the most fortified part of the line since it guarded the road to the important city of Viipuri. The Soviet 7th Army assaulted Summa in December 1939, but the attack was completely defeated.

Now in February 1940, still in harsh winter conditions, the player has to achieve a full breakthrough in a second attempt, while also taking key spots in the wider area around Summa to protect his flanks. But an assault against a line of fortifications backed up by artillery and mobile infantry may prove rather costly, even when the Soviet side is enjoying numerical superiority...




Battle of Raseiniai (scenario #9)

The first battle vs. Germany takes place right at the beginning of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941. As part of Army Group North the German 4th Panzer Group advances from East Prussia into Lithuania and clashes with two Soviet Mechanized Corps. This results in a large tank battle with almost 1000 tanks involved, over 700 of them Soviet.

While the battle ended in a German success historically the player has to hold off the enemy onslaught for some time at least. That is certainly no easy task, as he has to confront experienced enemy armor supported by effective Luftwaffe units.

To make matters worse many Red Army units at this point are still fielding outdated equipment and may suffer heavy casualties, so the player needs to ensure at least his own core forces are upgraded as good as possible to make a difference. This scenario is certainly one of the most challenging battles in this campaign.




Battle of Yelnya (scenario #11)

Following defensive action in the region of Smolensk the Red Army launched its first planned offensive of the war against Yelnya in late August 1941.

The Yelnya salient was a potential staging ground for further German attacks, and retaking this area was seen as crucial to slow down the German drive on Moscow. The Soviet operation succeed and retook Yelnya temporarily, albeit only after heavy losses.

This operation also led to the creation of Soviet Guards units, which can be activated later once the player unlocked a specific "Guards Infantry" specialisation.

The scenario puts the player into the offensive again after several defensive battles. But while the battlefield is rather limited and the enemy has no large armored force at his disposal driving well dug-in German forces from their postions around Yelnya needs coordinated attacks using tanks and infantry with substantial aerial and artillery support.



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Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
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.

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!

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!


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Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
The Order of Battle developers, the Artistocrats, have been working on a new expansion!

As usual it contains a brand new campaign, new units and new specializations, and it features an unexplored point of view to WW2 in the Order of Battle saga.

They are looking for willing beta testers, so if you'd like to take part in it, look no further and click here.

And let the speculation begin on what the expansion will be about!
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That's right! You might have heard this already but now it's official: Order of Battle is coming to console.

After three years and a half of development, Order of Battle is currently one of the biggest wargames available: thousands of unique units, hundreds of scenarios, many different playable factions, the ability to fight on many fronts of WW2, from the Pacific Ocean to Russia, from Finland to Burma.

We are glad to be able to port this huge game to console. It will be the first wargame of this kind available on console, and it will sport a brand new UI adapted to console gaming.

Order of Battle: World War II will be released on console as a premium game, containing the base game plus all contents from the U.S. Pacific DLC. All other DLCs will be released at the same time as the base game, for a truly staggering amount of content!

Order of Battle: World War II will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this spring. Stay tuned for more information!
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto



The latest expansion for the Order of Battle saga is out!

Endsieg brings you to the last two frantic years of war, where you will fight on the German side.

The expansion is the third of a trilogy: you started the war in Blitzkrieg, and then fought against the Russian bear in Panzerkrieg. Now you can carry-over your core force to a new campaign and finish what you started.

It wlll be a desperate struggle to contain the Soviet advance in the east as well as the Allied offensive in the west, and you will need all your leadership and planning skill if you want to hold on your conquests.

Endsieg features a 16 scenarios long branching campaign - get ready for a few surprises! Will you be able to change history? It is a real must-have for all Order of Battle fans, also introducing new specialization options for Germany as well as over sixty new unit types!







Endsieg will be featured in today's stream by none other than general Agrippa Maxentius. Tune in at 6 pm GMT on our Twitch channel and stay with us!


https://store.steampowered.com/app/926650/Order_of_Battle_Endsieg/
Order of Battle: World War II - SlithFox
The time to reverse the tide is approaching. Endsieg, the latest chapter in the Order of Battle series featuring the tremendous last years of WWII, will be released next week.

On November 13th you will have the chance to relive the massive military operations – in the West as in the East - that ultimately crushed the Third Reich. Or, you can try to fight back with tooth and nails playing on the German side and, with the use of the long-awaited Hitler’s final weapons, break the Allied frontlines and repel them from the Fatherland!

If you are eager to see Endsieg in action, don’t miss our Preview Stream today at 6 pm GMT – 1 PM EST – 10 AM PST

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Take a look at some of the new and powerful units the German War Machine would deploy into the battlefield in Endsieg, the latest chapter in the Order of Battle series!





Read the full list here
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We have prepared something special for you. Endsieg has a branching dynamic campaign tree which means that the outcome of battles or managing to fulfil certain optional objectives will affect the campaign later on.

We have drawn an infographic to show you how the system works!

The arrows connecting specific scenarios mean that the result in one scenario affects the other

Get more information on Order of Battle: Endsieg on his official Product Page




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Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto



The final chapter of the "krieg" trilogy is here: after four years of campaigning the battle-tested Wehrmacht will have to face its hardest challenges in Order of Battle: Endsieg.

The Endsieg campaign, the biggest and longest yet, includes 16 unique scenarios. The story begins right after the Battle of Kursk, where the game provides the option to import a core force from either the Panzerkrieg or Sandstorm campaign.

The first five scenarios are based on the historical 1st Soviet offensive in the Donbass in summer 1943, up to the Leningrad–Novgorod strategic offensive in early 1944. A decisive defeat of the Red Army will eventually allow total victory over the Soviet Union, while failure to do so will turn the campaign away from the Eastern Front and into the Battle of Anzio in Italy.

In the second part of the campaign the player's forces are transferred to the west, where the Allied invasion of Normandy has opened a new front. Initially you'll be forced on the defensive, and you'll be tasked to extract other German forces from the Falaise trap, defeat Allied airborne units in Market-Garden, and defend the city of Aachen and the Huertgenwald against heavy attacks. By reaching a decisive victory in the German Ardennes Offensive in December 1944 the tide of the war can finally be turned again, leading to a set of ultimate battles to destroy the Allied armies once and for all.

Covering the final years of the war, Endsieg offers powerful weapons such as Tiger II heavy tanks, Jagdpanther tank destroyers and Me-262 jetfighters as well as several new specializations. But beware, the enemy has brought many deadly new weapons of their own!

Are you ready to change history?







Endsieg is due to release in November. We will announce the release date later on, and show you more about the campaign as we draw closer to release.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/926650/Order_of_Battle_Endsieg/
Order of Battle: World War II - Alberto
The new expansion in the Order of Battle series, Sandstorm, is now out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukx97T37Mhg

Relive the deeds and battles of Erwin Rommel in North Africa in a new dynamic branching campaign spanning all of the North African theater. Command tons of new units from the Italian army, navy and air force. Learn how to master a new type of battlefield: the desert is merciless and only those who know it well will triumph.

Get Sandstorm now!

And to celebrate this day, we're about to launch a new sale on all Order of Battle products! Starting from today (after 7 pm CEST) until May 23rd, the following games will be discounted:

U.S. Pacific – 75% off
Rising Sun – 75% off
U.S. Marines – 50% off
Morning Sun – 50% off
Blitzkrieg – 50% off
Winter War – 50% off
Kriegsmarine – 50% off
Burma Road – 34% off
Panzerkrieg – 34% off

Don't miss this amazing chance to complete your Order of Battle collection! The offer is only valid for a few days, until May 23rd!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/816780/Order_of_Battle_Sandstorm/
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