Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Unit of Command: Red Turn DLC Now Available

It is here! Unity of Command, one of the best designed and produced war games aimed at both the new and not-so-new generations has now an expansion.

The strategic tide has turned (no pun intended) and the Soviets are pushing west.

From the release announcement:

Dying days of the Stalingrad Campaign saw the Wehrmacht reeling under 
heavy blows. The battle of Kursk will now see them pursue an offensive 
agenda for one last time. Soon after, as the strategic initiative swings 
in favor of the Soviets, you are tasked with liberating the motherland 
in command of victorious Red Army forces.

  • Gigantic Soviet campaign featuring 17 scenarios
  • Two standalone Axis scenarios including Zitadelle, the Battle of Kursk
  • Four dedicated PvP scenarios including the tightly contested Korsun Pocket
  • 39 different types of units modelled, including Panther and T-34/85 armor
  • Heavy-hitting late war specialist steps such as ISU-122 and Tiger II 
  • Great for modding, with Unity of Command 1.04 featuring a scenario editor

Some screenshots from the press package follow.

Those two last screenshots are from the scenario editor, which I browsed very briefly tonight. I quickly rushed to have a game before calling it a day. I chose the attack on Berlin 1945 one and boy it is hard as the Soviets to capture those objectives ... While in the countryside everything is good, with good opportunities for break through and envelopment. I have the upper hand in numbers as the attacker after all. But actually capturing the objectives (urban terrain) is another matter!

More gameplay notes coming soon.



Doug Miller said...

I bought it last night myself. The scenario editor looks good. I was a little put off that the entirety of Operation Zitadelle is four turns. I haven't played it though, yet, it might turn out to be an amazing four turns!

Route Clearance said...

Really tempted to pick this up...