The modification will be for BOTH Men of War Assault Squad games. (MOWAS1 & MOWAS2)



November 30th 1939.
Finland is dragged into World War 2, starting 105-days-long Winter War.
Fighting in Karelian Isthmus concentrated along Finnish main defensive line: Mannerheim line, which lacked heavier bunkers. Battles in Ladoga Karelia, Kainuu and Lapland were more mobile: The few Finnish troops employed hit-and-run tactics against mechanized Soviet forces.
In early 1940, Soviet troops managed to breach Mannerheim Line and started offensives along Vyborg Bay & Äyräpää to encircle the Finnish Army once for all. Finnish manpower had already depleted, seeing no other possibilities after the British-French task-force attempt had failed: Finnish Government started to negotiate peace with the Soviets.
Peace terms were harsh: Finland lost 15% of its total territory and town of Hanko, which was located near Helsinki was rented to the Soviets.

In June 1941, Operation Barbarossa started. The Finnish "attacking phase" started couple days after. By end of the year 1941 all lost territory was reclaimed. In-addition Finnish troops took large areas of Eastern Karelia including the town of Petrozavodsk. Attack phase came to its end and it was decided to fortify the new border.

The trench-warfare ended in June 9, 1944 during a massive Soviet offensive with only one goal: force Finland out of the war. After day of bombardment; The Finnish lines were broken and Finnish troops had to retreat to VT-line. Soviets attacked Siiranmäki sector, where Finnish troops managed to repulse all attempts to break through
Soviet forces breached VT-Line at village of Kuuterselkä. Jäger Brigade counterattacked and managed to reclaim the village, but the breach had grown too large: Soviet troops were deep inside Finnish lines. It was decided to retreat to poorly fortified VKT-line. Vyborg was soon lost to the Soviets in a day long skirmish.


The Soviet offensive was halted between the villages of Tali & Ihantala during the biggest battle ever in history of Scandinavia. Fighting continued in battles of Vyborg Bay, Äyräpää-Vuosalmi, Nietjärvi and Ilomantsi, where Soviet breakthrough-attacks were stopped.

After the defensive victories, the Finnish government started negotiating peace terms with the Allies. The peace was even harsher then the Winter War: over 20% of the Finnish territory lost, Porkkala rented to Soviets & Germans had to be driven out from Finland.

This started the Lapland war in September 1944, which led to the defeat of the German mountain-army and they had to retreat to Norway, this meant the end of war for Finland.


Project Goal:
Our plan is to include multiple campaigns about Finland in WW2, and to add Finnish faction in multiplayer and in addition, change the German and USSR factions to reflect the troops in the Finnish front. [No Tigers, IS3 etc.].


Credits:
World in War: Winter Strike: Bunkers, Trenches, Suomi M31 & Lahti Saloranta LMG
SKR: Weapons pack
Normand: Vehicles and artillery guns.
MOW:CH: Skins used as base
Suomi Taisteli Mod: Finnish Voices

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TehWarlord
TehWarlord Sep 4 2014, 4:44pm says:

Haluatko salpalinjasta tekemäni kartan? Se ei ole tosin täysin maantieteellisesti tarkka, mutta siinä on oikean salpa-linjan elementtejä.

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Caselius
Caselius Sep 9 2014, 6:52am replied:

Lähetä vaan :)

Kartoista on suuri puute modin tekemisessä, vaikka salpa-linjalla ei taisteltu niin se olisi mainio mappi nettipeliin. Karttojen teko on sen verran aikaavievää puuhaa joten otan mielellään karttoja vastaan, sillä ideat (ja tietysti aika) on vähissä itsellä.

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TehWarlord
TehWarlord Sep 9 2014, 1:55pm replied:

Kumpi on parempi, kesä- vai talviteemainen kartta? Eikös se teoriassa olisi ollut kesällä jos neukut olisivat tulleet vielä VKT-linjasta eteenpäin.

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Caselius
Caselius Sep 11 2014, 12:59am replied:

Kesä olisi parhain ajankohta, sillä Neuvostoliitolla oli kiire päästä suomalaisten asemista läpi, kun resursseja tarvittiin muualla itärintamalla Saksaa vastaan.

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christianhaupt31
christianhaupt31 Aug 30 2014, 8:38pm says:

any updates?

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Caselius
Caselius Sep 9 2014, 6:54am replied:

I've been reworking the Finnish uniforms once again (Sorry for everyone!) as I lately got this book named "M/36 Field uniform", which contains a lot of valuable information I need for my mod. I decided to make the Finnish uniforms again from scratch as I can get them look almost fully realistic with the source material I currently have.

I will be posting updates once I have some uniforms in-game.

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christianhaupt31
christianhaupt31 Sep 9 2014, 11:56am replied:

Also, I forgot to ask will there be a campaign?

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Caselius
Caselius Sep 11 2014, 12:57am replied:

Yes there will be. In the first version(s) there might be only couple missions but I intend to add different campaigns for years 1939-1940, 1941-1942, 1942-1943, 1944, 1944-1945 eventually and perhaps even an bonus campaign. Mapping takes away much time so most of the maps are still under heavy work.

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Hallogemz
Hallogemz Aug 13 2014, 9:53pm says:

This Looks Like a Great Mod,I hope it comes out soon.

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Caselius
Caselius Sep 9 2014, 6:49am replied:

Pahoittelut viivästyneestä vastauksesta. Julkaistussa versiossa sotilaat puhuvat suomea, ääninäyttelyä todennäköisemmin lainaan monista sotaelokuvista siihen asti kunnes löydän parempia keinoja.

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