But first of all, a brief description of the types of map you'll find in the new patch:
Type of maps:
1- Mission maps
2- Coop maps
3- Challenge maps
4- Multi-players maps
1. Mission maps: A solo map with epic battles. Units are delivered or built.
2. Coop maps: 2 or 3 players working together to win against the enemy controlled by an AI. You can build units.
3. Challenge maps: Multi-player maps with pre-built units on it. You can also build units.
4. Multi-player maps: For 2 to 6 players. You start from the scratch with minimal units and buildings
Let's start with the new missions maps:
MISSION FORTRESS EUROPE (from Neo) Germany April 1941. You have the option to invade the USSR or build up your defenses and let the Reds attack first. Every Panzer division is delivered at your train station according to history and to the new type of tanks available. When you reach mid 1944, you have to face the Allies on the Western Front. Tips : It is recommanded to defeat the Soviets before the Allies have landed in France because a 2 front war is not really what you need to win.
Mission Operation Desert Sun : (from DirtyHarry) After the British lost at El Alamein, the Russians sent a strike force to the Middle East. This force has come under constant attack and is close to defeat. Your orders are to go in and make sure that doesn't happen. Really fun mission from Dirty Harry!
Mission Tiger Company (From Neo) You're taking part in the Battle of Kursk leading a Tiger company from the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte. You have to open the way for the SS Division (controled by the AI) and destroy the following objective one by one: 1-The village of Bykovka 2-An artillery battery on a hill 3- The village of Prokhorovka 4- Another artillery battery on a hill 5- The city of Oboyan 6- The city of Kursk. Tips: It is strongly recommended to follow your orders and do not skip objectives. Also you will receive infantry and artillery reinforcments after the capture of Oboyan, they will be very important to stop the Soviet's counter attacks when attacking the city of Kursk.
Mission The Great Patriotic War: (From Neo) The map simulates what was the largest and most costly offensive in human history. The player will control the Soviet forces and has to first halt and then later defeat the German invaders in several phases.
Mission The Battle of Prokhorovka : (from Pivac) Awsome mission on a really nice map from Pivac and a cool animation at the begining. The player has to stop waves of German tanks and protect a communication centre at the rear. Tips : The use of artillery is a must to avoid too many tank losses.
Ok now we have the following missions already included in the campaigns but now also available in the map menu.
Let's go with the 9 German missions:
Germany at war
MissionGerman1 (Europe38): (from Neo) This mission is about the pre-war events of 1938 with Czechoslovakia and subsequently the invasion of Poland, France, Holland and Belgium. The United Kindom would send troops to France to help them if Germany attacks first. Tips: the easiest way to conquer Western Europe is to follow history and invade in order: Czechoslovakia (you get the Skoda tank production), Poland (you get part of the Polish troops if you conquer the Western Poland) and finally France,Holland & Belgium.
MissionGerman2 (Poland41): (from Neo) June 1941 Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the USSR by the Germans. You're in command of the 3rd Panzer Division and you have to 1) cross the Bug River, the border between USSR and Germany, and 2) secure the area east of the river. This is an easy mission where their Russian 'comrades' are taken by surprise by the sudden German Blitzkrieg.
MissionGerman3 (Supply Lines 41) : (from Neo) July 1941 the Germans are deep into the Soviet's territory and their supply line are mor vital than ever for their push towards Smolensk and Moscow. General Timoshenko’s 5th & 7th Mechanised Corps will attack the flank of your supply line. You have to protect the truck convoys and stop the Soviet flank attacks. Tips: You have air superiority over the Reds, your Stukas should help greatly.
MissionGerman4 (Mozhaisk Line 41): (from Neo) October 1941 you are in charge of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Panzer Groups during Operation Typhoon. You have to capture all the cities west of Moscow. These cities are forming a defensive line called The Mozhaisk Line. Tips: Make sure you conquer every city without too much losses because if you have less than 15 Panzer left, the operation will be cancelled. The use of your 105mm artillery guns would be wise.
This post has been edited by Neo: 20 August 2010 - 12:16 AM