- Added Tiger II Ausf. B
- Fixed penetration of a few tanks
- Changed (reduced) engagement ranges significantly. This should be more realistic and help out Soviets.
- Added SU-57 Tank Destroyer
- Added Focke-Wulf aircraft
- Sprite improvements
To play the mod, select 'change settings' from the Armored Brigade launcher menu, then click AB 1943 in the dropdown box.
As always please let me know of any bugs or feedback. Big thanks to the many players who have.
I've made the AI not use trucks by default. If you would prefer it to use truck mounted units, there is a file in the mod folder. Replace factions.xml with the one in the folder.
Link for non-Steam here, in .zip, approx 60mb: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13ENB_69X988e8LkaGxcVJKodtVxRqrPR/view?usp=sharing
AB 1943, from the creator of Factions Plus, the most popular mod for Armored Brigade, changes the entire setting to World War II and makes small experimental adjustments to gameplay.
From the recapture of Stalingrad in February 1943 until Germany's surrender in May 1945, the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, Red Army, and Red Army Guards are the current playable factions. Future updates will aim to expand everything. In the long term I might expand the timeframe to begin earlier, depending on the popularity of the mod. Immediate goals include refining balance and sprites based on your constructive feedback. As every unit, weapon, formation etc must be researched and a sprite/s created, progress is slower than in my previous mod. That said, the mod currently contains a majority of units and is definitely playable.
- More of a focus on infantry combat than the base game. Most infantry can move slightly faster.
- More detailed infantry sprites.
- Infantry weapons are more varied. E.g, instead of bolt-action rifle, there is the Kar98k and Mosin, etc.
- Most heavy weapons, including crewed anti-tank guns, can now move (slowly!).
- Overall, weapon ranges have been somewhat changed, usually due to the timeframe of the mod.
- SMGs and MGs are generally more lethal.
- Formations are larger and often contain forced purchases for historical/balance reasons. This is an experimental change that I'm looking for feedback for,
especially regarding how well the AI uses them. E.g, Soviet rifle companies contain AT-rifle units and Fallschirmjaeger have light mortars in company formations.
- Tanks have worse vision, with HQ tank units having comparatively better vision.
- Radios are less common, especially for Soviet units. To compensate for the sake of the player, all order delays are slightly shorter.
- Motorised units are almost always mounted in trucks.
- And more...
Post in the comments section below, visit the Matrix AB forums or message me if there is anything well out of whack, the mod crashes or if you have any comments regarding balance or gameplay. I'm openly looking for constructive feedback, so there's your chance to influence the development of the mod.
< Message edited by KarlTaco -- 5/12/2021 12:29:11 AM >