Bonne nouvelle pour les amateurs de wargames tactiques et particulièrement de ce simulateur de batailles, Slitherine vient de dévoiler une prochaine seconde extension allant ajouter deux armées supplémentaires jouables, et une nouvelle carte modélisant la région autour de Bastogne. Qui aurait pu être un des lieux de passage des soviétiques dans le cas d’une hypothétique invasion de la France au milieu des années 80.

Ce nouveau DLC couplé avec l’éditeur de missions et le récent générateur de campagnes devrait aussi permettre aux passionnés de réaliser plus de scénarios mettant en scène les différentes nations déjà disponibles.

Pour plus d’informations sur Armored Brigade Nation Pack: France – Belgium, dont la sortie est prévue le 31 octobre, voyez cette page chez l’éditeur ou celle-ci sur Steam.

Concernant Armored Brigade, voyez cette fiche chez l’éditeur. A lire également la traduction de cet interview sur le jeu. Ainsi que notre test.

 

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Armored Brigade new DLC will soon deploy France and Belgium forces

The second Nation Pack DLC will be out on 31st October; on the same day, all of the existing Armored Brigade content will be made available on Steam

Saint-Hubert, 18th September 1985. The Red Tide smashed NATO force and conquered West Germany in a matter of weeks. T-72s and Hind 24s are now heading to Paris: will France be the next Nation to fall under the Soviet invasion?

With the new Nation Pack: France – Belgium DLC, Armored Brigade, the tactical RTS set in the Cold War era, will receive two new armies (200+ new units) and a vast new map set around Bastogne.

French formations tactics in the 70s were similar to the US Armored Cavalry Regiments: they were not intended for holding ground, but to operate like the earlier dragons portes, locating the enemy, delaying their forces and setting up the situation for a deadly counter strike by the heavy tank regiments. During the 1980s the French forces saw the addition of VAB-equipped units to the infantry divisions, and an increased number of mechanized regiments. The France Army is perfect for seek-and-destroy mobile tactics.

On the contrary, Belgian forces were getting old and tired at the time: the main battle tank, the Leopard 1(BE) was a vintage vehicle from the 60s 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 program through the 80s, and was supplemented by a regiment of elite para/commandos. The Belgian Army of the Cold War is an extremely interesting and challenging faction, due to its weakness and old-style tactics.

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