Friday, April 14, 2006

Data Design Teams

Currently, there are four DDTs (Data Design Teams) working on future releases of the Airborne Assault game engine for World War II: West Front, East Front, North Africa, and Pacific Theatre. And there is one “modern” team – though it isn’t clear yet what period of modern warfare they will begin with.

That pretty much gives you a look at where this game is heading – and it looks quite awesome. If you read this post, it gets even better.

Here are some future battles that are being talked about:

West Front:
Battles From the Bulge

East Front:
Chir River Battles

North Africa:
Graziani's Offensive
Rommel's first offensive
Battleaxe and


Monday, April 03, 2006

New Scenarios for HTTR

As spring turns to summer, I’m waiting impatiently for Conquest of the Aegean to ship. I’m sure you are too.

To help pass the time, you can play THREE excellent new scenarios for HTTR with new maps and units.

EPSOM and EPSOM Phase 4 by Pieter – you can get EPSOM at Elsavior's Site. For EPSOM Phase 4, you need to contact tukker per this thread at the Matrix forums.

These are an excellent pair of Normandy-based scenarios that focus on the battle between the British and the Germans west of Caen.

The maps are very well done, and the scenarios provide an enjoyable challenge – especially EPSOM Phase 4, which presents a “what if” the Germans hadn’t been reinforced by II Panzer in time to stop the inland thrusts of the Brits.

Here’s an excerpt from the “designer notes” which is an excellent piece of historical research and writing in and of itself:

Another unique feature of the division was the inclusion of an 8cm ‘Reihenwerfer’ (rocket launchers) battery in each of its Panzergrenadier Regiments. These Werfer were mounted on captured French tracked vehicles. I’ve substituted them with Nebelwerfer.

NAVARONI by Multetears -
Another fun to play Scenario is “The Guns of Navarone” scenario by Muletears, which recreates the daring operation portrayed in the 1961 movie.

You’ll have a hard time matching the daring feats of Anthony Quinn and David Niven, but please go ahead and try.

From the Movie:
Mallory: Are you sure it will work?
Corporal Miller: There's no guarantee, but the theory's perfectly feasible.