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Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the arena - 9/18/2019 12:00:57 PM   
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Armored Brigade developers are very proud to reveal the second DLC they are working on. After working on covering the struggles of the southern front between Italy and Yugoslavia, it’s time to refocus on north-central Europe.

France and Belgium are indeed the protagonists for this second Nation Pack, bringing their armed forces in a new map, the Ardennes. Check out the product page for more details.



Armored Brigade and both the Nation Packs will be out on Steam on October 31st.


Summary of the features:

two new factions France and Belgium
new map: Ardennes, centered around Bastogne
overall more than 200 units

FRANCE:

A striking feature of the French formations of 1970s is the extent to which they were tank-heavy, due to their intended mode of operations. Their tactics were closer to US Armored Cavalry Regiments (or, indeed, their own pre-WW2 Division Légère Mécanique) in that they were not intended for holding ground. Like the DLM of 1940, the mechanized regiments were to operate like the earlier dragons portes, locating and delaying the enemy and preparing the situation for a counter strike by the tank regiments. However, during the 1980s the heavy manoeuvre forces saw an increase in the proportion of infantry, through the attachment of motorized infantry divisions to the corps headquarters, addition of VAB-equipped infantry regiments to infantry divisions, and an increase in the number of infantry companies in mechanized regiments.


BELGIUM:

As host to NATO since 1967, Belgium has always placed great importance on functioning as a reliable and credible ally. Despite the small size of its population and demanding colonial commitments, Belgium managed to make a significant contribution to NATO collective defence, deploying half of its Army to the FRG as part of the Belgian I Corps. The remainder of the army comprised the Forces of Interior responsible for the defense of the home territory, made up of regular army units which would be augmented in wartime by the local gendarmerie and reserve forces. In addition, the Forces Interior were supplemented by a regiment of elite para-commandos with two airborne infantry and one commando battalion. However, much of its equipment remained obsolescent; its main battle tank, the Leopard 1(BE) was of 1960s vintage 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 programme through the 1980s; upgrading its APCs and artillery, increasing the numbers of ATGMs and replacing most of the Air Force’s fast jets with modern aircraft. Nevertheless, the Belgian Army of the Cold War remains a very interesting and challenging faction.

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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 9/18/2019 1:10:43 PM   
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OH MY GOD!! Baguette and waffle? Plus steam release date? This shouldn't be a dream!! Thank you so much!! Can't wait until the end of October !!

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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 9/18/2019 1:18:00 PM   
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This sounds cool, how about a map preview


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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 9/18/2019 1:40:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: budd

This sounds cool, how about a map preview



On the product page there's a screenshot of the map selection screen. This work-in-progress version is only a part of the complete map.


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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 9/18/2019 1:45:57 PM   
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Ardennes and Bastogne... I think this would intrigue some WW2 moders.

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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 9/18/2019 2:08:25 PM   
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Awesome stuff, looking forward to the release 😎

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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 9/19/2019 3:43:48 PM   
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Too cool. Tres Bien! merci! Now I'll have to break out that nice AMX-30 kit I've been wanting to build.

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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 9/28/2019 9:11:18 PM   
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Honestly, I probably won't use these OOB's much BUT I'm working on scenarios/content for some other games (boardgames, not PC) and a map for the Ardennes really interests me both in AB and for my other projects so count me in on getting it. Besides I like where this game is headed and want to support it.

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RE: Second Nation Pack – France and Belgium enter the a... - 10/31/2019 11:48:49 AM   
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Good luck today gentlemen with the Steam release and new DLC release!

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