Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Preview – Take care of your troops




Sega loves it; extensions that you do not need the original game. Strategic Company of Heroes 2 even get all of his second stand alone expansion. After multiplay focused purely on The Western Front Armies this year Ardennes Assault. Appears later The title already gives away where the expansion is all about: the Bulge that the German Wehrmacht begun at the end 1944.

The battle in the Walloon hills is good for an extensive new campaign of not less than eighteen missions. You read it right: “campaign”. Unlike The Western Front Ardenne Assault Armies is a pure single play expansion, with a campaign that is even more extensive than those in the original game. That the expansion contains only one campaign, also means that there is something of a story. Advanced is not, but you’re in Ardennes Assault the captain of a company of the American army and gets the task to stop. Rapid German advance on the Ardennes So you play the battle after which we call the Bulge, but in English-speaking countries known as the Battle of the Bulge.

In the autumn of 1944, the German Supreme Command West knew deep penetration. Allied ground in The surprise attack tried the German army, in a last convulsion, to cut through. Supply lines of the Allied Army The German troops, consisting of veterans of the Eastern Front and the fighting in Normandy knew 60 kilometers deep to penetrate Allied terrain. Rapidly Your task is to Ardennes Assault win. That area back

Company of Heroes 2: Assault Ardennes
Collected mess

This is obviously easier said than done, because the surprise attack, the German army havoc among the American troops. So you’re standing at the head of a motley American mess. You should still be mindful of that, because the greatest innovation that developer Relic Entertainment in Ardennes Assault is making is that you have to do with the men you have. The men where you end up with one mission, also the group with which you start the next job.

That means that you’ll have to go to work. Much more careful Achieve a narrow victory, where you win at the expense of a large part of your men, here is suddenly no longer an option. Certainly not because a new Veteran System that covers the entire campaign. So units are steadily better, if you know how to keep them alive. ; The opposite is also true losses are permanent, which counts heavily especially in experienced units.

Fortunately, the maps also offer space to be more cautious to proceed. If the folder that we saw is indicative, the Ardennes – just like in real life – a densely wooded area, and thus the ideal environment for the splintered American troops. Many heavy units do not, so you’ll have to rely on current soldiers, mostly, and having much to the Belgian forests. Company of Heroes 2 has True Line of Sight, which means that the game has no idea what units actually could see as the battlefield had been real. That makes much more sense for cover as in most RTS games, where units often can look. Across obstacles

Company of Heroes 2: Assault Ardennes
Supply lines cut

Also in the mission that we were presented was useful to choose. Forest as a shelter The mission of the American troops had to try to disrupt by cutting the feed lines. The German advance The German advance went so fast that supplies a problem threatened to be, and if it were possible to disrupt that supply would be the German advance to slow down. Hence your company is instructed to attack. Eschdorf From Eschdorf a good transport will depart, consisting of a column of sixteen trucks. It’s your job to stop it.

Given the importance of the transport is Eschdorf heavily defended. There is an access road, but along that road into the village pulling makes little sense. It would take a large part of your company expenses, if you succeed in your design. So it is important to reduce. Village via a different route Since it offers to the village lying forest enough space, though that is obviously not without danger. There are several trails through the forest. More than you’re used to. So you have more free space to decide how you want to approach the mission. Itself This forest is a good place to hide, but you are not completely safe, because trees can be mowed down by heavy German guns. If you have heavy weapons, that way you can make a passage to the village force.

At the beginning of the mission, we had some ongoing troops on standby, but German checkpoints to conquer on the edge of the map, we were able to unlock an entry point, so we could add. Additional troops to our arsenal In this case, a light tank, which we could turn against the German force majeure. The American Shermans are lighter than the German Panzers, but have a great advantage; because of their simple construction, they can be repaired in the field. That sits on the German tanks not. It fits into the picture of the campaign; it comes to the long term, careful with your troops. It is in Ardennes Assault not you win, but how you win.

Company of Heroes 2: Assault Ardennes
Micro Management

So it is to maneuver with the men you have. Carefully case Micro Management is more important than ever. Explore the area for you, use smoke grenades to distract, to protect your own forces or those of the enemy’s flank where possible and repair or healing where possible. The ambulance is perhaps your greatest friend and it is almost essential to have a in the background ready to have.

If you run up against an overwhelming force of German tanks, it is important to train new units. For example, an American Captain who has with him a Bazooka. All you can end up with your own lighter tanks, by using the higher speed. Use If you manage to take in a good position with clever maneuver you a Panzer with shots from the side or back off, because the armor is thinnest, and that’s where the game account.

Because it is more important than ever to keep your troops alive you get before and after each mission more information than ever. Where you got the occasional information CoH2 especially during a mission, the game beforehand will give you a fairly extensive sit rep. In that report, the mission is pre-cooked, so you can make up for the battlefield goes up a bit. Strategy Even afterwards you get a briefing. It shows how much experience you have gained troops, but also how many troops you lost. You also get a summary of the mission, which will be presented where were the opportunities you have, but you have not grabbed.
Preliminary conclusion

Company of Heroes 2: Assault Ardennes is an extension that will speak to the true tactician. Just because you’ll be on your troops economical campaign challenging than usual. The best part of the new campaign is that you get the experience you gain during a mission takes you to the next. That makes the loss of a unit weighs heavily and you’ll need outside. All features of the game Line of sight, cover and flanking have never been so important.
Title Company of Heroes 2: Assault Ardennes
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault
Platform Windows
Developer Relic Entertainment
Publisher Sega
Release Date November 18, 2014


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