"Sandstorm" is the first major project of the World War II Submod, an overhaul based on the Great War Mod for Napoleon Total War. It is centered in the North African Theatre of the second World War, with a planned campaign based around a slightly alternate-history scenario that lands Rommel's Afrika Korps in Alexandria, Egypt, and a reeling British Army preparing to fend off the dual threat of Axis forces in the West, and the Vichy French threat from the North.

The World War 2 Submod holds the aim of simulating, within Total War's warscape engine, the tactical and strategic decisions that a commander of this conflict would have faced, the populations and technology at his disposal, and both the grim realities of war and the terrible consequences of defeat. Battles are not isolated affairs, but the product of numerous engagements along a dynamic front; individual units are platoons or squads rather than the larger companies; new battlefield options from tanks to direct air assaults to rocket launching infantry invalidate old tactics as they create new ones; supply and reinforcements take on much greater consideration in this World War, where campaigns are often fought far from home and armies increasingly dependent on petroleum.

Aided by the resources of TGW, this mod intends to portray the war in an authentic, enjoyable, and challenging manner. Multiplayer is highly encouraged, and we will take steps to facilitate that. Due to the large amount of work involved, releases will take the form of several custom-battle-only updates to the goal of a full Sandstorm Campaign (1.0) and to theatres beyond, in what was the greatest, and most terrible, war of all time.

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0 comments by KingSama on Mar 5th, 2013

Hi everyone,

We are very glad to finally release Sandstorm version 0.5, our first proper release, and the first full-team release. If you've been following this mod, you likely know about 0.5, but for those who don't: it is the first release of our North African Campaign-themed mod called Sandstorm. While currently battle-only, a campaign is in progress, which will be released as version 1.0, and be the culmination of our efforts thus far. This version has three of the factions we will eventually include: the British 8th Army, the German Afrikakorps, and the Italian 10th Army, along with their naval equivalents.

Afrika Korps in Action

The TGW mod team has kindly agreed to allow us to make a standalone submod. In reality, most of the work is custom, but we still use a few parts of 4.5. Fortunately, this mod works with both TGW and without TGW installed, thanks to the launcher included. It will, furthermore, not interfere with your TGW installation.

Afrika Korps in Action

As a final note, big thanks to Punitor Maximus and Greek Firethrower from the War to End all Wars mod, for allowing us to use their excellent naval textures, and their slouch hat model (not yet implemented).

Sandstorm v0.5

So, without further ado, enjoy 0.5, and the first real release of a World War II Total War mod!

~The World War 2 Dev Team

**Join our Steam Group for updates and multiplayer**

**We are recruiting! We could use modellers, composers, db editors, or various other skills, but we especially need another texture artist. If you are interested, please contact us via pm.**

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Mar 5, 2013 Full Version 19 comments

This is the first release of our North African Campaign-themed mod called Sandstorm. Still in BETA, it is meant for the public to play ww2 battles before...

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Kriegtooth Oct 17 2014, 3:51am says:

Guess this is dead XD But sounds like a very interesting project

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albertoleonida Jun 23 2014, 12:51pm says:

This mod is dead:the last update was in 2010

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Masterchief461 Jul 10 2014, 5:29am replied:

No? It was March 5th, 2013...

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Notche May 8 2014, 11:55am says:

This how to use

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RavensFlight Jan 29 2014, 10:04pm says:

Are the Italians included? You guys are like supermen to take both World Wars as modding projects.

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Guest Mar 31 2014, 9:08pm replied:

Thank you, and yeah, the Italians are included (along with the British and the Germans).

-King Sama (who forgot to log in)

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boomboomf22 Oct 9 2013, 12:00pm says:

is this mod dead?

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Herr_Commandant Oct 16 2013, 1:38am replied:

I don't think so, they are busy with the Great War mod remember

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boomboomf22 Oct 17 2013, 11:49am replied:

Ah, I did not realize that they were the same people

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Herr_Commandant Oct 19 2013, 11:29pm replied:

The more you know

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Herr_Commandant Oct 16 2013, 4:52am replied:

and with real life

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