En bref. Le quatrième DLC du joli second volet d’Unity of Command est bien arrivé comme prévu en ce début de semaine. Au programme, une extension offrant de nouvelles unités (Soviet T-60 et Lend-Lease M3 tanks, Marder tank destroyers, Sturm pioneers), une meilleure IA, et une campagne historique de 15 scénarios ainsi qu’une alternative historique de 9 scénarios (voir l’infographie ci-après), explorant ce qui aurait pu théoriquement se produire si l’Axe s’était concentré sur le Caucase en 42.
Pour plus d’informations sur Unity of Command II – Stalingrad, voyez cette page sur Steam.
Pour ce qui est des précédents DLC Unity of Command II – Barbarossa, Unity of Command II Bliyzkrieg et Unity of Command II – Moscow 41 voyez respectivement cette fiche sur Steam, celle-ci, et celle-là. Concernant Unity of Command II, voyez le blog officiel ainsi que cette page sur Steam. Puis notre test ou encore ce récit de partie.
Stalingrad Campaign DLC for Unity of Command II is OUT today
Are you ready for the most important battle of the Eastern Front? After Barbarossa and Moscow it is not time to finally face Stalingrad as the new DLC gets released today on Steam at 10:00 AM Pacific Time!
Concentrating their forces in the south, the Germans once again slice through Soviet lines, aiming for the oilfields of the Caucasus and the industrial city of Stalingrad. But the Red Army has learned much from past failures and prepares to strike back in an overwhelming fashion.
It’s time for the final battle for Stalingrad!
In this DLC, you will command the multinational Army Group South in its bid to deliver a crippling blow to the Soviet war machine, while securing oil for Germany’s ongoing conquests.
Can you reverse the faith of the disastrous Fall Blau campaign?
Key Features of the Stalingrad Campaign DLC
A 15-scenario historical campaign covering the German “Fall Blau” offensive and the Caucasus campaign, through the Soviet counterattack at Stalingrad and on to the Third Battle of Kharkov
A 9-scenario alternative history branch exploring what might have happened had the Axis focused their entire 1942 effort on the Caucasus
New specialists: Soviet T-60 and Lend-Lease M3 tanks, Marder tank destroyers, Sturm pioneers, and more
New unit models for Soviet mechanized troops, T-34/76 tanks, German SS Panzer Grenadiers, Italian motorized infantry, and more
Our toughest AI yet, capable of mounting major offensives that will keep your Romanians, Hungarians, and Italians reeling in shock and awe!
New music from Bruno Babi?, including re-arranged tracks from the original Unity of Command (2011) soundtrack
New specialists have been added: Soviet T-60 and Lend-Lease M3 tanks, Marder tank destroyers, Sturm pioneers…but that’s not all! In the picture below you can see the Soviet are across the Don in force and about to smash into the right flank of the Hungarian Second Army and what remains of the Italian 8th.
And a quick couple of examples of the Stalingrad Campaign missions…
Fall Blau Part I
“Fall Blau”, the code name for the German summer offensive of 1942, is divided into several phases.
Phase I consists of a concentrated dash towards the city of Voronezh followed by a southbound hook along the western banks of the Don. The Germans hope that these initial moves will confuse the Soviets while simultaneously setting the stage for phase II.
As 1st Panzer Army reached the Terek river it soon became clear that it did not possess the strength to advance much further – let alone all the way to Baku.
Von Kleist’s veterans were dangerously overstretched as they covered thousands of kilometers of frontline against an equally determined enemy that was only growing in strength, numbers, and experience.
Regardless of these facts and the almost obvious futility of further assaults, Hitler demands that offensive operations continue…