Post news RSS The Desert Rats have arrived!

Over the deadly sea of the North African plain, the dust began to settle and a sudden roar of thunder was heard as the ground began to tremble when the armies of two strong and powerful nations prepared to face each other in the heat and sorrow of North Afrika.

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As our first official news post, we would like to formally thank you all for the massive support we have had over the past few months in relation to the images we have released, we are glad that you all enjoyed them and will enjoy everything to come.

Today we would like to officially show you some of the many new units we have created for both the British and German forces.

Firstly, we would like to show you the backbone of the Afrika Korps armoured Divison, the Panzer III.



Feared by the Desert Rats for its ferocity and overall battle capability, the Panzer III is an icon of German engineering.
Model by Aidas2, Texture by Adiya.

Secondly, backbone of the British armor divisions.

Crusader Mk I/II



Forming the backbone of the British Armoured Divison, with outstanding speed and renowned for its flanking capability, the Crusader Mk1 was the bane of any Infantry attack.
Model by Aidas2, Texture by Chopin.

Crusader Mk III


Serving as an Upgrade for the Crusader Mk I/II, the Mk III is almost a mirrored tank of the Mk I/II. Similar speed yet much improved firepower, the Mk III was feared by the Afrika Korps for its ferocious attitude on the field of combat.
Model by Aidas2, Texture by Chopin.

Matilda Mk II


Commonly refered to as the Queen of the Desert, the Matilda was a thorn in Rommels side during the early Africa camaign.
Model by Aidas2, Texture by Chopin.

Last, but not least, we have the feared artillery guns of the British forces.

6 Pounder Anti Tank Gun


Not as big as some of its brothers, but this everyday gun could punch a hole through any German armour. Favoured by the British for its reliability and manouverability on the battlefield.
Texture by Asureka.

17/25 Pounder Anti Tank Gun


Rushed into North Africa to counter the fearsome Tiger, mounted on a modified 25 Pounder carriage meant that it looses it's mobility, but supreme firepower makes up for it.
Model Mix by Eliwood, Texture by Asureka.

25 Pounder Howitzer


Accurate and powerful sums up the 25 Pounder. A barrage of these can either destroy or severly halt an Arifka Korps Advance!
Texture by Asureka.

Thats all we have for you this time, but we will continue to update the Image gallery with brand new skins and models as we get them, and would like to extend our gracious thank you for the support we have gained, it truly does mean a lot to us all, and gives us the striving motion to continue work on this mod.

Until next time,

Afrika Korps Development Team

Article written by WelshManDan


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Comments
Neon-Ghost
Neon-Ghost

Great stuff, the Crusaders are looking good!

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Vladblka
Vladblka

Excellent! I'm tracking your mod.
Will there be any Italian units?

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aidas2 Author
aidas2

Yes, but not as a separate faction.

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chris1944
chris1944

Nice , i lke the panzer III,crusader,pak38 skin it look cool and do it have any new nation like italian,greek,or maybe turkey. I wonder if it also have any new map in this mod if yes it would be awesome.


by chris :)

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aidas2 Author
aidas2

No new factions, just DAK and RATS. There will be new maps.

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GenMoKai
GenMoKai

Interesting... tracking :D

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WelshManDan
WelshManDan

Excellent update!

(Thanks for the credit, although it wasn't really necessary, just helping out a friend :D)

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Drag0
Drag0

Hell yeahh!!!

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foo_jam2002
foo_jam2002

Amazing job guys. Only single player or multi as well?

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aidas2 Author
aidas2

Both.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Brilliant nice to see guys... always loved the Rommel and Montgomery campaign.

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Da7K
Da7K

Serving as an Upgrade for the Crusdar Mk I/II, the Mk III is almost a mirrored tank of the Mk I/II. Similar speed yet a much improved firepower, the Mk III was feared by the Afrika Korps for its ferocious attitude on the field of combat.

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aidas2 Author
aidas2

Oops :P Thx for pointing out, fixed now.

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sherman_tank
sherman_tank

Great work!I think you mod will be one of he best of company of heroes! I dont can wait for release...

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sherman_tank
sherman_tank

*the best. Sorry

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sic66
sic66

hi, this project still goes on? if it is, a question...why call a faction desert rats? isn't VIII Army will be better? this way you have, in a future the option to add a American faction..just asking ;)
sorry for the bad english, isn't my native language

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aidas2 Author
aidas2

It's a popular and common name for the Brits in North afrika. Just like Afrika Korps for the Germans. While not everyone might be familiar with the 8th army or the various units that consisted the Afrika Korps.

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madneil9998
madneil9998

an italian faction would be awesome and the brits should get australian infantry units maybe :)

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Fromagon
Fromagon

looks really good

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crazychameleon
crazychameleon

the thing is australian/british troops are more or lessvery similar apart from the accent so I think some infantry section will have like a canadian accent, or cockney or australian and some indian soldiers too

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52x
52x

awesome and just awesome. Any idea about the release date?

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balck
balck

sorry for being a selfish Git, But Any new Updates or when will this mod Be relasesased?

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