"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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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.**

Progress Update (January)

Progress Update (January)

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A short update on our progress since the initial Moddb announcement.

WW2: Sandstorm on Moddb

WW2: Sandstorm on Moddb

News 4 comments

After a good deal of waiting, the WW2 Submod has finally come to Moddb. As we move to release version 0.5 and beyond, we will continue to provide updates...

Preview: Afrika Korps

Preview: Afrika Korps

Feature 5 comments

This preview features the latest round of in-battle screenshots, the German infantry unit cards, a short fictional account of the "Skirmish at Dahshur...

Preview: British 8th Army

Preview: British 8th Army

Feature 2 comments

This preview features the latest round of in-battle screenshots, the British infantry unit cards, and a few images of our Britain-related 3d modeling...

Sandstorm v0.5

Sandstorm v0.5

Full Version 24 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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ddarmy
ddarmy

Make a d day Mod plsss

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Guest
Guest

How could i install this mod in total war napolion? (steam)

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Justryan16
Justryan16

you cant

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Yie14
Yie14

you also have many beautiful models for the mod

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Yie14
Yie14

I really hope this awesome mod alive...I really want to play it...I hope you continue making this awesome mod

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PrussianSamurai
PrussianSamurai

wow an awesome dead mod!

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emir_49
emir_49

So whats the staus of mod right now you are stopping or keep working ?

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KingSama Creator
KingSama

Unfortunately, the mod is dead. The team is still in touch, but none of us are in a position to continue with modding work. We would have liked to get the alpha campaign out as well as to add in TGW 5.0 novelties (esp. tanks and artillery models), but our last push in 2014 broke down. C'est la vie.

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migg
migg

Can we expect to see the Americans, Vichy French or Greek Forces in Exile in this Mod?

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