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Order of Battle: World War II

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Order of Battle: World War II is breath of fresh air for all strategy fans. It is a game that takes wargaming to a new level by upgrading every single game element and rebooting the genre for a new generation of players. Detailed terrain, rich animations and a slick interface, all within a traditional setting and with the elements that are familiar to experienced players - Order of Battle: World War II follows in the footsteps of all time classics, such as Panzer General.

With a selection of over 700 unique looking and behaving units, players can build and manage their army, fleet and air force throughout the campaigns set in the various theatres of operations during WW2. A unique system of specializations allows players to customize their forces with special units, bonuses and abilities that reflect the difference in strategies and mentality of the various factions.

A set of unique Commanders – split between Generals, Pilots and Captains – is gradually unlocked in the campaigns. These can be attached to specific units to provide unique bonuses to anything in their command range. While good use of unit types and tactics remains the player's priority, clever use of Commanders can tip the balance in an offensive operation or buy just enough time in defense to turn the tide to your favor.

In Order of Battle: World War II, a unique supply system also plays a key factor that directly affects the combat efficiency of the units. Landing on an enemy island without any support ships will prevent the invasion forces from building a solid beachhead, and breaking the supply lines of your opponent, isolating his units and making encirclement maneuvers are the strategies required to achieve an ultimate victory.

Add an intuitive in-game scenario editor, up to 4 player multiplayer support through Hotseat or Slitherine's PBEM++ server system and you have a game with endless re-playability.

  • Classic turn based, hex based gameplay with an intuitive UI and great depth.
  • Play in dynamic campaigns with unit carryover and multiple "what-if" scenarios.
  • A rich 3D world with detailed animations and effects. Turn-based wargaming has never looked this good!
  • 20 different Specializations give a unique feel to each faction including Banzai Charge, Bushido Code and even the Manhattan Project.
  • Over 700 different unit types, including infantry, tanks, ships and aircraft, each with unique visuals and animations
  • Attach unique commanders to your units to give them additional offensive and defensive bonuses
  • A deep but intuitive supply system allowing breakthroughs & encirclements.
  • 4 player multiplayer over PBEM++ and hotseat, supporting last-man-standing, teamplay and cooperative against AI scenarios.
  • An extensive, user-friendly in-game scenario editor with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get design.
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Developer
The Artistocrats
Publisher
Slitherine
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://orderofbattle.slitherine.com/

System requirements for PC

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 512 Mb DirectX 11 video card with shader model 2.0
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Mouse, keyboard

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0)
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Order of Battle: World War II reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Does the AI train go further or does it hang up again? Does the (not Steam) Update bring my System back to Metering and let me forcibly close the Application? Joar ... Certainly not a bad Game, I also think the Idea of making the Basic Game free and buying the Campaigns you have Buck on is good. The number is difficult only if the Product does not work. With me, it stays in the same Place every time or freezes the AI Train. In addition, there are Problems with the Updates, which do not come via Steam, but are only requested inGame. In order to spare Myself abdominal Pain, I refrain from Acquiring content! I give a Thumbs down as the Product-even if it's free-doesn't run sensibly with me. My System consists of: I5 6600k 16GB Ram Geforce GTX 970 SSD + WD Blue Cards and a fluffy Running Win 10, which loves my other Titles very much. Too bad Chocolate but tests for yourself ... Costs nix!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Order of Battle: World War II is a turn-based Strategy game with a Second World War setting and a Hexalfield System. You can download the Game directly and play the Tutorial Campaign as well as the first Missions of new Campaigns free to test the Game for yourself. Nice Idea. Basically, the Game is definitely in the Tradition of the legendary Tank general. Some nice new Ideas enrich the Basic Principle. Unfortunately, in my View, the Game also has a Number of Weaknesses that can massively limit the Fun of The Game. Including missing Displays in Units about essential Information, Weaknesses of unit Design, and in the Game system with the Command Points that decide the Composition of the Player's Army. If in Doubt, I would unfortunately rely on the Original Games or Panzer Corps (from The same developer as Order of Battle) despite really nice Missions and Ideas. But basically a nice Strategy game for Fans of the old Games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezQb5cRPQ18
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Summary: Do not buy this game!! After playing this game since hours, it is not playable anymore! I noticed permanent performance issues but now it is not playable at all! After playing a lot of turn based games like Panzer Corps and Battle for Kronos or Strategic Command 2, I spend hours to play this nice game... BUT: Because of bugs, which exist since months, and the newest patch does not fix it, I unluckily cannot give a recommendation! :( In midway, when you discovered the japanese armada and press end turn, the computer is not usable anymore!! 4 cores at 100 %. Taskmanager responses after minutes. RAM 2 GB free (system stats on 2nd monitor). Thats why I tried now Battle of Britain. Currently this other campaign is also not playable in turn 5 AI hangs on 100% and I cannot start my turn I love playing this kind of turn based games and I would also buy the newest DLC for OoB, but until the massive performance bugs are not fixed , I do not recommend this game. @Devs: The game has so much potential, but I think it is, like Battle Worlds: Kronos.., out of money!
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