READ THE MANUAL AND README.TXT BEFORE PLAYING
A NOTE FOR BEGINNERS:
The AI is challenging, depending also on the map. The easiest map so far is Country Roads. If you are a beginner set the easy game difficulty in the option menu, otherwise you might find the game frustrating. You can increase the difficulty setting later, when you have learned the game mechanisms.
Unzip the file in the Mods folder of Men of War. If it does not exist, create it and then unzip the mod there. Start Men of War, go to Option, then go to the MOD tab. There look for the mod in the left list, select it and use the arrow to move to the right list. Press Apply.
The reinforcements menu might cross the display boundaries sometimes, especially when you are using a 16:10 monitor. There is not much I can do because the reinforcement menu is hardcoded, so I can't change it. I've tried to add more reinforcement categories, so It shouldn't be a great problem now. I'm sorry but apparently making a slider for menus and windows was too hard for DMS
Men of War is probably the best ww2 strategy game on the market, but it lacks most of all one thing: a skirmish mode where you can have huge battles against an AI player. It is a shame that you have so many units available that you can rarely use in the campaigns.
Battlefield mode is a unique skirmish mode, more advanced than those you can find in Assault Squad, whose objectives are the following:
• Create a challenging single player skirmish with a great variety of battles.
• Build a sandbox to allow inexperienced players to set up their own scenario quickly given a prebuilt map.
BATTLEFIELD MODE IN DETAILS:
Battlefield mode is a skirmish mode based on map point controls. Unlike multiplayer games, control points provide resources to buy reinforcements. Each control point grants you command points, used to buy reinforcements, and tech points. Tech points are needed in order to unlock more advanced units. Every minute you receive a new amount of command and tech points based on the control points you own.
Besides each nation can use a set of Support Commands which unlock Support Operations. Support Operations are special abilities like airstrikes or special unit reinforcements which can be unlocked by support points. Some control points provide you with these support points.
The mod now includes several Battlefield scenarios and 5 playable factions (Germany, USA, Commonwealth, Japanese Empire and Soviet Union). Besides I have completely reworked gun stats to make them more realistic (based on penetration tables from www.tarrif.net) and added new units (some taken from other mods, see the credits in readme.txt).
• Include Soviet Union and Axis allied nations as playable factions in the Battlefield mode.
• Convert the mod for Assault Squad.
• Make some tutorial missions for the Battlefield mode.
• Write a tutorial explaining how to set up your custom battlefield scenarios.
• Create a campaign for each of the nations.
Dear fans of Global War,
I have made quite some progress with the conversion for Assault Squad 2. Unfortunately real life matters have not allowed me to work as much as I wanted on the mod, but I am still developing it. Currently I managed to finish the Waffen SS faction, both for the human player and the AI player. I am going to rework the Partisan faction because I was not satisfied with it: they were completely overpowered in the early game thanks to the sniper infiltration that was available from the beginning, but suffered a lot in late game, to the point that either you closed the game in the first 30 minutes or the game would degenerate into a stalemate. Another thing I did not like is that you could combine intel for the Soviet Union and the Allies and you could unlocked units for both, which looked like weird. So these are the changes I will implement to the Partisans (refer to the preview articles for reference):
Furthermore there will be an extra change with respect to the previous versions: due to memory allocation issues in supporting all 8 factions on a single map (the game does not even load 8 factions correctly on some maps and crashes with OUT OF MEMORY error), I decided to split them according to different fronts:
Also from now on only Axis vs Allies combinations are allowed for better realism and stability.
Here you also find a gameplay preview of the new Waffen SS faction:
This article talks about the next big release and the future of the mod.
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