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Real Time Strategy Games Discussion of all strategy games that use a Real-Time system, from the typical RTS games to the hardcore wargames.

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Steel Division: Normandy 1944

This game looks good. Like Wargame series for WW2
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I've been playing this game for about a month. It's a blast! Is anyone else playing?

It's a real time strategy game with a heavy emphasis on the strategy. The setting is Normandy 1944.

There axis and allied sides, with each broken down by divisions. So when you play Allies (for example) you can choose between the US 2nd Infantry or 101st Airborne, or 3rd or 4th Armored. British can choose between the Scottish 15th Infantry, Guards Armored, 6th Airborne, Canadian 3rd Infantry or the 1st Special Services Brigade. There is also the Polish 1st Armored and French 2e Blindée. The German side has a bunch of divisions like the 352nd Infantry, 3rd Fallschirmjager, 21 Panzer, Panzer Lehr, etc.

Each division has access to a unique set of units, such as infantry squads and tanks, recon vehicles ,and arty. You set up a "deck" with your picks of which of these you will take into the game. Those are the units you have to deploy for the battle. An example, the German 352 Infantry has access to captured French recon vehicles, French tanks and Panzer III's, and Nebelwerfer rockets in addition to the normal infantry and anti tank guns you'd expect.

The maps were created using actual British aerial recon phots, so they are highly detailed and accurate. Maps include Pegasus Bridge, St. Mere Eglise, and Merderet River. Essentially, all the key locations in the battle.

The best things about this game are:

1. each division in the game plays different. Even the US 3rd and 4th Armored play totally different.
2. highly accurate and detailed maps
3. each unit is useful, not just the most powerful ones. A bazooka team or 80 mm mortar can have more impact than a Tiger tank.
4. low unit density compared to games of this type. You don't just spam units and rush them forward.
5. each division is pretty balanced once you figure out its strengths and weaknesses.
6. The deck system allows you to customize your units to a high degree.
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