Men of War: Assault Squad is the new title in the Men of War series. Assault Squad takes place across the globe during the height of World War II and features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and – for the first time ever in the Men of War series – Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility. The expansion pack will deliver fans and newcomers an intense new WW2 spectacle with almost limitless replayability.

Like previous games in the series, Men of War: Assault Squad includes the unique “direct control” feature which enables players to maneuver units using the directional keys, rather than pointing and clicking. PC Generals can get behind the controls of a tank to smash through obstacles, crush soldiers under its tracks and fire armor-piercing shells at enemy emplacements, or take control of individual soldiers as they fight.

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2 comments by Spike-Bozzled on Nov 11th, 2014

Hello all,

So, if you read my description you should already have decent idea as to what the mod's about. If not, well, my goal is to flesh out Men of War a bit using Condemned Heroes models (which are seeing widespread use throughout AS1 and AS2 at this point) and my own textures to create as much variety as possible while staying (somewhat) historically accurate, focusing on the Eastern Front during the Second World War and all participating forces. At the moment, it's just a skin pack/modder's resource. That being said, I still have a tremendous amount of work to do before I feel that a release of any of my work is justified.

So far, I've (mostly) finished textures for Red Army enlisted troops with the 1943 tunic with shoulder boards. Once I am able to either find someone who will allow the use of their models with no shoulder boards (which I have seen floating around) or I am able to figure out how to decompile Men of War's models, they will have to stay that way, so if anyone could help out with that, it would be much appreciated.

I'm well into work on Soviet naval troops, and once I'm finished with those, I'll start work on Officer's and NKVD. Once these are finished, and a few miscellaneous textures are completed, the Soviet Armed Forces will be ready for the first release. Once that's done and out of the way, I'll work on adding any requests for the Soviets and probably some more various units that I didn't think were important enough for the first release. Then work will start on the Axis,which includes the German Wehrmacht (Heer and Luftwaffe, probably not the Kriegsmarine but we'll see), the Waffen-SS, RONA, the ROA, Italy, Romania, and whatever else I happen to think of.

As the Axis are several factions, and have a TREMENDOUS amount of variation, these will obviously take the longest and will be split into multiple releases. As it stands now, the mod will simply add new (albeit a massive amount) textures, which is more of a modder's resource to be honest, but I don't like to call it that. I doubt I'll be altering the game very much, to help with compatibility between AS1 and AS2, and because there are already several total conversions for both games and I don't think I'll be able to compete with them, but I'll see what everyone has to say, and maybe someday this will become something more.

I'll be more than happy to listen to your requests, although to be honest I probably plan on adding most everything you could possibly want. I'd also like to apologize for the lack of pictures, I've been so focused on getting the textures finished in Photoshop, I've neglected actually putting them in-game, but don't worry, you'll be seeing plenty of screenshots soon! I'm looking forward to sharing my work with everyone!

Happy Veteran's Day,

The Eastern Front: A Skin Pack

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Curtis323 Jun 20 2012, 9:23am says:

is anyone else having a problem playing the USSR single player campains in assault squad with the new patch

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djsatane Jun 20 2012, 12:44pm replied:

what kind of problem?

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Curtis323 Jun 20 2012, 9:31pm replied:

click on a mission and it would load half way than crash. It was the mods but the german and soviet campains seem yo be missing chunks of limbes and backrounds do weird things

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Curtis323 Jun 20 2012, 9:32pm replied:

Also is M4A4 tulip, P-38, and other new units in single player or just multiplayer

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djsatane Jun 22 2012, 6:26pm replied:

They are added to the game, they are added to multiplayer but as far as skirmishes current ones dont use them, but modded missions new ones can use them now officially. Those units are added to the game for any mission or modder to use.

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Curtis323 Jun 22 2012, 9:06pm replied:

Thank DJ and what happend to ur American mission for the Operaton battle Axe or what ever the Common Wealth second campaign is. They show the british Carantan mod but the american one for the british mission

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djsatane Jun 26 2012, 6:00pm replied:

Are you refering to USA Operation Torch skirmish I modified? I havent released that one here on moddb but you can download it its listed on this thread:

Just scroll down.

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Curtis323 Jun 26 2012, 9:45pm replied:

Thanks again

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Wladimir Jun 19 2012, 2:58pm says:

If someone is interested, Men Of War Franchise is 75% off on Steam :)

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Solistx Jun 19 2012, 2:49pm says:

I am in desperate need of some modelers to help out with shattered lands. If by any chance anyone has any modeling skills, please private message me and we will discuss further details.

Please help support our development!


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ThanatosFM Jun 18 2012, 3:35pm says:

Update/Patch to Version 2.05.12 has just been released!

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DUBONTIME™ Jun 19 2012, 3:42pm replied:

can you give link

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ThanatosFM Jun 21 2012, 5:07pm replied:

Sorry, i can't. I would, but 1C Company has NOT yet released the update for the retail version(s) of the game. So far only the Steam version are affected from the update. Don't ask me why!?

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Cirmisekiz Jun 18 2012, 8:41pm replied:

It crashes with GSM

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Fallschirmjager13 Jun 18 2012, 4:34pm replied:

Let's hope it won't crash all the mods...

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Highest Rated (18 agree) 8/10

Assault Squad is essentially the shinier more visually appealing version of Men of War, I dont find that it adds a lot other than the skirmish mode, some new maps. some new units, and some new models replacing pre-existing ones. It's not exactly groundbreaking however, seeing as it pretty much builds off of the success of it's predecessor, I'm really not even sure why Assault squad was even made, my guess was targetting a streamlined Multiplayer platform, but the game is equally popular as a singleplayer…

Aug 8 2011, 7:32pm by Kastrenzo

Lowest Rated (16 agree) 3/10

Men of War is successful because each game naturally generates its own narrative. It is brilliant because it has character. It is great because (in campaign missions at least) you feel attached to your troops. Assault Squad is Men of War minus all of this, and is horrid. Its lone addition is the new Skirmish mode: a depressing, soulless grind against entrenched AI. Instead of wire-tight combat against a fellow human comes wave after wave of artificially buffed but simple-minded robots; in place…

May 9 2011, 5:36pm by Varsity

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