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    Just informing that commercial edition of Armored Brigade will be released on November 15th.

    Armored Brigade is a tactical real-time strategy focusing on realistic battles from the historical period of 1965-1991. Players assume control over the forces of Eastern Block, NATO, or even neutral, on enormous maps and face advanced artificial intelligence. In order to succeed, players have to skillfully manage the army they control as well as to consider a number of aspects, such as weather and terrain conditions or the experience and tiredness of the soldiers etc. The game has drawn inspiration from classics such as Close Combat, Combat Mission, Steel Panthers and Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm.

    The PC release of Armored Brigade is a new, paid version of freeware game sharing the same name that was available from 2008 to 2016.

    Battles take place in real time or in turns. Player gets to command infantry, tank&mechanized, and air force units equipped with historically accurate gear that was used during the Cold War. Among the available factions, one can find the USA, the USSR, Great Britain, Finland, both East and West Germany, and Poland. Players control individual tanks and vehicles from a top-down perspective, on a zoomable map. Infantry are mostly in squad/section sized units. The whole force under a player's control ranges from platoon level upwards, depending on battle options.

    The game offers battlefields scaling up to 225 km2. All the maps have been carefully modeled to faithfully represent the locations as they were during the Cold War, i.a. using old military maps. During the game, one has to consider multiple aspects (e.g. forest thickness, obstacles, fortifications) and respond to current weather conditions (wind, day and night cycle). Should it be necessary, units can use special pieces of gear such as flares.

    The PC release of Armored Brigade features dynamic AI system that was designed to efficiently utilize controlled forces in accordance with the current conditions. The gameplay is enriched by the fact that sometimes the player and the AI are trying to accomplish different goals set in different areas of a given map. The unpredictable nature of the AI, dynamic campaigns, and battle generator keep the gameplay fresh and increase the replayability ratio.

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/201...igade-preview/
    https://www.wargamer.com/articles/ha...ret-successor/




    Last edited by nikolas93TS; 20 Oct 18, 19:50.
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    Any chance you folks will pre-release the manual, so that we can read it while we wait?
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    • #3
      To be honest, we haven't considered that option because nobody asked for it until now.
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      • #4
        Here is the manual!

        http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/PD...al%20EBOOK.pdf
        It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

        Косово је Србија!
        Never go to war with a country whose national holiday celebrates a defeat in 1389.

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          User CCIP-subsim is still working on a large mod for Armored Brigade, currently focusing mainly on the Chechen Civil War (1994) and the First Chechen War (1994-1996), with a more limited ability to represent the Second Chechen War (1999-200x) as well.

          Mod features:

          -Two completed, 15x15km maps (Grozny and Kalinovakaya), with further additions planned

          -A standalone database of historical units and weapons from the era designed mainly for asymmetric, urban combat - represented in three factions (Russian Federation, Chechen Republic, and Chechen Opposition)

          -(new) Ten unique scenarios designed for the mod and Grozny map - focusing specifically on actions of Group North on December 31st 1994 and January 1st 1995 (2 large scenarios, 8 small ones; 6 for the Russian side and 4 for the separatists).

          And many, many others!

          DOWNLOAD: https://drive.google...dXmDAXvVXZL8LRQ

          The mod is still a beta but judging by the immense effort put so far, even this earlier version adds tons of material and new content.

          Kudos to CCIP-subsim for this great work!
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          It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

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          • #6
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            We are very proud to reveal the second DLC we are working on. After covering the struggles of the southern front between Italy and Yugoslavia, it’s time to refocus on north-central Europe. France and Belgium are indeed the protagonists for this second Nation Pack, bringing their armed forces in a new map, the Ardennes. Check out the product page for more details.

            Armored Brigade and both the Nation Packs will be out on Steam on October 31st.

            Summary of the features:
            • two new factions: France and Belgium
            • new map: Ardennes, centered around Bastogne
            • overall more than 200 new units

            FRANCE:

            A striking feature of the French formations of 1970s is the extent to which they were tank-heavy, due to their intended mode of operations. Their tactics were closer to US Armored Cavalry Regiments (or, indeed, their own pre-WW2 Division Légère Mécanique) in that they were not intended for holding ground. Like the DLM of 1940, the mechanized regiments were to operate like the earlier dragons portes, locating and delaying the enemy and preparing the situation for a counter strike by the tank regiments. However, during the 1980s the heavy manoeuvre forces saw an increase in the proportion of infantry, through the attachment of motorized infantry divisions to the corps headquarters, addition of VAB-equipped infantry regiments to infantry divisions, and an increase in the number of infantry companies in mechanized regiments.


            BELGIUM:

            As host to NATO since 1967, Belgium has always placed great importance on functioning as a reliable and credible ally. Despite the small size of its population and demanding colonial commitments, Belgium managed to make a significant contribution to NATO collective defence, deploying half of its Army to the FRG as part of the Belgian I Corps. The remainder of the army comprised the Forces of Interior responsible for the defense of the home territory, made up of regular army units which would be augmented in wartime by the local gendarmerie and reserve forces. In addition, the Forces Interior were supplemented by a regiment of elite para-commandos with two airborne infantry and one commando battalion. However, much of its equipment remained obsolescent; its main battle tank, the Leopard 1(BE) was of 1960s vintage and its M75 and AMX-13 Mod 56 APCs, as well as its Alouette II helicopters were almost museum-pieces from the 1950s. However, the Army went through a modest re-equipment programme through the 1980s; upgrading its APCs and artillery, increasing the numbers of ATGMs and replacing most of the Air Force’s fast jets with modern aircraft. Nevertheless, the Belgian Army of the Cold War remains a very interesting and challenging faction.


            P.S Multiple stacking limit (fixing all pathfind and traffic congestion issues) is currently available as open beta patch, and will be released as standard patch soon, together with plethora of other improvements
            It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

            Косово је Србија!
            Never go to war with a country whose national holiday celebrates a defeat in 1389.

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