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Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943 (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):

    Новый варгейм посвящен масштабной операции, которая проходила в начале 1943 года в Тунисе и предопределила разгром войск Германии в Северной Африке.

    Оправившись после поражения у Эль-Аламейна, германский Afrika Korps, подкрепленный итальянским военным контингентом и усиленный новейшим вооружением, выступил против Союзников. Под командованием опытного генерала Роммеля немецкие войска имели серьезные основания рассчитывать на быструю победу. Однако военные действия существенно затянулись, и планам германского командования не суждено было сбыться...

    Игроку предстоит оказаться в эпицентре тунисской операции и выполнять приказы Роммеля, Монтгомери или же Эйзенхауэра - в зависимости от того, войсками какой страны он предпочтет командовать.

    Совсем другая война:
    • Компьютерная графика и звуковое сопровождение нового поколения.
    • Пятнадцать игровых миссий в трех кампаниях - за Германию, США и Великобританию, а также генератор миссий для разработки собственного военного сценария.
    • Захват и ведение боев в зданиях или из укрытия.
    • Рукопашный бой.
    • Наземные и воздушные боевые машины, стационарные зенитные установки, доступные для управления.
    • Расширенное руководство формациями, усовершенствованный искусственный интеллект солдат, самостоятельный поиск укрытий солдатами, улучшенная система повреждений для пехоты.
    • Система видимости с учетом угла обзора и влияния дымовых завес.
    • Поиск игровых серверов в интернете и различные возможности для многопользовательской игры.

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58074) on Dec 06, 2010.

Excalibur Publishing press release (February 13, 2010):

    Excalibur Publishing Ltd. to release sequel to popular WWII RTS on the UK market

    Excalibur Publishing Ltd is set to release ‘Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943’, a next generation real time strategy WWII battle on February 26. The battle is set in Tunisia in 1943 after the Second Battle of El Alamein.

    The German Afrika Korps have finished counting their losses and reinforced by the Italian Army they are preparing to once again battle the Allied Forces. Lead by the legendary General Erwin Rommel the Axis Forces have a small window of opportunity to seize control and go up against the allied forces to secure the sector.

    The player will lead Rommel’s Afrika Korps in the final campaign against Eisenhower and Montgomery. Adding to the realism of the game you must control anti-aircraft vehicles and stationary anti-aircraft mounts

    Robert Stallibrass of Excalibur Publishing says: “The developers at 1C and Battlefront have put an incredible amount of effort in creating this sequel and making it as realistic as possible. They have listened closely to comments in the gaming world and used these to create this fantastic RTS that will not only appeal to strategy gamers but also to WW2 enthusiasts.”

    The product will retail at £29.99, is available on pre-order at www.excalibur-publishing.com and will officially hit the shelves in all major game retailers on 26 February 2010.

    For more information on our products, please visit our website us at www.excalibur-publishing.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115632) on Apr 22, 2010.

Battlefront.com press release (April 25, 2009):

    Theatre of War 2 Released!

    Battlefront.com and 1C Company are thrilled to announce thatTheatre of War 2 - Africa 1943 is available immediately for download and/or mail delivery, exclusively from www.battlefront.com! This next-generation WW2 RTS title costs $45 and is available worldwide both as digital download and physical copy (DVD with manual) directly from www.battlefront.com! A free demo is available for download as well!

    Theatre of War 2, covers the events of 1943 during the operations in Tunisia. Players have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies, led by Montgomery and Eisenhower, during 15 missions in three campaigns.

    The game presents more than 40 types of different vehicles, new types of units, improved graphics and sound, a new advanced visual system taking into account the observation angle or smoke screens, combat inside buildings and hand-to-hand fighting, a brand new interface, improved soldier AI (e.g.soldiers independently search for cover) and an improved infantry damage system. Special attention is being devoted to multiplayer and user created missions.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115632) on Apr 22, 2010.

Battlefront.com press release (March 13, 2009):

    Theatre of War 2 Africa 1943 English Demo Available! Pre-Orders Now Open!

    Battlefront.com and 1C Company are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of the english-language Theatre of War 2 Africa 1943 demo! Featuring an all-new (different from the earlier Russian beta demo) full mission from the US campaign, "The Battle of Sidi Bou Zid" which takes place in early February 1943, as well as one Tutorial mission to get you acquainted to the command and control of your units, this demo will get you all pumped up for the real thing. Theatre of War 2 Africa 1943 will be released April 24, 2009, and will be available ONLY HERE at www.battlefront.com for download as well as mail delivery. TOW2 is not being sold in stores except in Eastern Europe.

    http://www.battlefront.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=227&Itemid=270

    Pre-orders have been opened as well today. Pre-order now for $45 and you will get both - the download (immediately when the game is released) AND (later) the hardcopy with printed game manual and DVD at no additional cost (except shipping), a $10 savings!

    [ Click here to pre-order Theatre of War 2 now ] http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage_bfc&Itemid=26&category_id=27&product_id=182

    Customers who already have purchased the first game, Theatre of War 1, from www.battlefront.com, can save even more on their pre-order! If you have a valid license key for Theatre of War 1 from Battlefront, you can pre-order Theatre of War 2 at a reduced price of $35! Simply enter your license key in the "coupon" field during your purchase (you only need to enter the first 15 digits/characters!), and another $10 will be shaved off the final total, i.e. you will only pay $35 for the game plus shipping & handling, a total savings of $20 (!!!) over the later post-release purchase!

    []Please note that this special offer is only valid for as long as pre-orders for TOW2 are open, for one order, and it only applies to customers who have purchased TOW1 BEFORE TODAY!
    Note: when you place a pre-order, you are charged immediately for your purchase. If you do not like that, please do not pre-order and instead please wait until the game has been released before placing an order. The game will be released April 24, 2009 for download, and hardgoods including DVD and printed manual will be available within 4-6 weeks afterwards.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115632) on Apr 22, 2010.

Battlefront.com press release (March 10, 2009):

    Theatre of War 2 - Packshot and release date announced!

    10 March 2009

    Battlefront.com and 1C Company are excited to announce the official release date for the upcoming tactical World War II title Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943. The game will be available worldwide on April 24 2009, in a simultaneous release by 1C Company in Eastern and Central Europe and by www.battlefront.com for the rest of the world.

    The game will cost $45.00 USD and will be available both as digital download and physical copy (DVD with printed manual). Pre-orders will be opened later this month. An English-language demo with a all new original mission (different from the Russian language demo) will be released shortly as well.

    The official box art in hi-res printable and web formats is also available for the international release at (RAR Archive with different formats included): http://www.battlefront.com/u.php?1609118860

    Theatre of War 2 covers the events of 1943 during the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies, led by Montgomery and Eisenhower, during 15 missions in three campaigns.

    The game presents more than 40 types of different vehicles, new types of units, improved graphics and sound, a new advanced visual system that considers even tiny tactical details such as observation angle or smoke screens, ombatinside buildings and hand-to-hand fighting, a brand new interface, improved soldier AI and a detailed infantry damage system. Special attention is being devoted to multiplayer and user created missions.

    Please direct any inquiries for hands-on preview or post-release review code to [email protected]

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115632) on Apr 22, 2010.

www.battlefront.com:
    Theatre of War 2 covers the events of 1943 in Tunisia, North Africa. Recovering from their losses after the crushing defeat and subsequent retreat after the Second Battle of El-Alamein, the German Afrika Korps - reinforced and now supported by the Italian Army - prepare once more to put steel against steel with the Allies. The Axis forces, under the command of the legendary General Erwin Rommel, have an all too brief opportunity to seize victory from the clutches of their earlier failures. Players will lead Rommel’s Afrika Korps in their last full-scale military campaign and command the English and American armies as they try to push the Axis forces out of Africa once and for all.

    The stage is set, it's time again to enter the Theatre of War!

    • House to house urban combat
    • Animated hand-to-hand fighting
    • Anti-air vehicles and stationary anti-aircraft mounts to control
    • Smoke screens
    • Different types of trenches, sand bags, road blocks and barbed wire emplacements are now available (to defending units only) and can be placed by the player before the battle starts
    • Advanced unit formations control
    • Improved soldier A.I. (e.g. soldiers will independently search for cover and share heavy weapons ammo)
    • Improved complex infantry damage system
    • New advanced visual spotting system accounts for observation angles and smoke screens
    • Online Game Server Browser
    • Improved visuals and sound, with new soldier and vehicle models, new sounds and music, and all new explosion effects and animations.
    • 15 missions in three campaigns – German, American and British - including famous battles such as Kasserine Pass, Sidi Bou Zid, Sbeitla and Tebessa.
    • Mission Editor to create your own scenarios
    • Interactive Tactical Battle Map
    • Over 50 different vehicle types
    • Over 30 new unique buildings

    List of units

    Germany

    Tanks
    1. Pz Kpfw II Ausf F
    2. Pz Kpfw III Ausf J (L/42)
    3.Pz Kpfw III Ausf J (L/60)
    4. Pz Kpfw III Ausf N
    5. Pz Kpfw IV Ausf F1
    6. Pz Kpfw IV Ausf F2
    7. Pz Kpfw VI Ausf E 'Tiger'
    Armored Cars
    1. Sd.Kfz. 250/1
    2. Sd.Kfz. 251/1
    3. Sd.Kfz. 222
    4. Sd.Kfz. 232
    Artillery
    1. 3.7 cm PaK 35/36
    2. 5 cm PaK 38 (L/60)
    3. 7.5 cm PaK 40
    4. 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18
    Vehicles
    1. Opel Blitz
    2. Kubelwagen
    3. Sd.Kfz. 7
    4. BMW 75
    Anti-Aircraft Artillery
    1. Sd.Kfz. 7/1
    2. Sd.Kfz. 6/2
    3. 88mm FlaK 36
    Aircraft
    1. Messerschmitt Bf.109G-2
    2. Ju 87 D-3
    3. HS-129B2

    USA and UK

    Tanks
    1. M3A1 Stuart
    2. Mk-II Valentine
    3. M4 Sherman
    4. M4A1 Sherman
    5. М3 Medium Tank
    6. M10 Gun Motor Carriage
    Armored Cars
    1. Universal Carrier Mk.I
    2. M3 Half-track
    3. Daimler Mk I
    Artillery
    1. 2-pdr AT Gun Mk.II
    2. 6-pdr AT Gun Mk.II
    3. 25-pdr AT Gun Mk.I
    4. 105mm Howitzer Mk.II
    Vehicles
    1. Willys MB
    2. Dodge ¾ Ton Truck
    3. GMC CCKW
    4. Ford FAT-2
    5. Anti-Aircraft Artillery
    6. 40mm Bofors
    Aircraft
    1. А-20С Havoc
    2. Spitfire MK. V
    3. P-40E Warhawk

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115632) on Apr 22, 2010.