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Steel Division: Normandy 44

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Paradox Interactive the creators of Hearts of Iron and many other such games have teamed up with Eugen, the creators of the Wargam series to create Steel Division: Normandy 44. I've already prepurchased this game because I'm a massive fanboy and love the type and even more the theme.

Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a Tactical Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, developed by Eugen Systems, the creators of titles like Wargame and R.U.S.E.

This new game puts players in command of detailed, historically accurate tanks, troops, and vehicles at the height of World War II. Players can measure their tactical skills against several opponents in big multiplayer battles or against enemies in a challenging single-player campaign. Steel Division: Normandy 44 allows players to take control over legendary military divisions from six different countries, such as the American 101st Airborne, the German armored 21st Panzer or the 3rd Canadian Division, during the invasion of Normandy in 1944. Whether fighting for control in intense multiplayer battles with up to 10-vs-10 players going head-to-head, playing alone or working with friends in ranked matches, players will need to coordinate their selection of historically accurate infantry, tanks, aircraft, and support vehicles to counter enemy units in this Tactical RTS game.

Battles rage over three distinct phases, where different units unlock over time, mimicking the movements of real-world armies and adding variety to the ever-changing theatre of war. A dynamic front line illustrates the ebb and flow of the conflict. Pin down your opponent's infantry to gain the advantage and force a retreat, or push through with a perfectly executed plan. Using the latest version of Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine, players can smoothly zoom from a tactical aerial view all the way down to a single unit, and see 400 different real-world vehicles and units designed with careful historical detail and accuracy. Maps are designed based on actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944, requiring real-world tactics and strategies to cover and control.

From battlegroup customization to troop positioning and maneuvering, winning battles requires cunning and strategy, not just raw firepower. Each unit lost presents a growing tactical disadvantage, and players will need to fight to gain -- and keep -- the upper hand.

This game is amazing and I'm wondering who in the community is also interested in this setting/type of game as I would love to have a wider group of peolpe to play with. The game pre-purchase costs £34.99 and the deluxe edition costs £49.99. The deluxe edition includes:

  • Art Book: A detailed look at the art and making of Steel Division: Normandy 44
  • Tactical Guide: A digital book getting you up to speed with the terrain and tactics of the game.
  • Six Exclusive in-game aces: Historical personalities you can deploy on the battlefield
    • Ernst Barkmann (Germany, Panther A tank)
    • Joseph Priller (Germany, Bf109A fighter plane)
    • Dick Winters (USA, Paratrooper battalion)
    • Wilfred Harris (UK, Sherman Firefly tank)
    • Leo Major (Canada, sniper scout)
    • Kurt Knispel (Germany, Tiger II)
  • Battle Log: Major maps of the game and how to fight them
  • Deluxe avatar and icon for the Paradox forums
  • Unique ringtones and text message sounds
  • Wallpapers: Artwork from Steel Division you can use to decorate your computer desktop
  • Streaming Overlays: Steel Division themed overlays for those who stream on Twitch or YouTube.

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Dude, I want this pretty badly but I've got none of the monies for it. When I do, it'll be all mine.
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Same as Dowling. Love it. Want it. No money atm, so will take some time.
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Picked it up last night

If anyone is playing let me know
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I'm not quite jelling with it at the moment. Let me know if you guys play. Maybe with more people it will grow on me.
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Finally picked it up. Its my first game from Eugen and I'm loving it so far even if I am a bit naff.
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Bought it. Played it. Refunded it after 2 hours. Aint my thing
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