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Decisive Canadian victory, solved the logistical problems of the Allies, and opened the port of Antwerp for supplies directly to the front. The 18th Infantry, U. Bobbie E.

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Brown is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics. There are two sides: Axis vs. Players can choose to play Axis or Allies and may switch sides after waiting a mandatory period of fifteen minutes that begins when they resign from their current side. The general organization of the forces is historical. SS units are excluded, along with all political elements for example, the Nazi Party , the Gestapo and swastika. The game takes skill, teamwork, tactics, strategy, planning, patience and perseverance to win battles, make progress and individually rank upward.

Players are various troops, pilots, gunners, tank commanders, naval destroyer captains, mission leaders, high commanders and are organized into brigades. Everyone plays in the brigade of their choice. Smaller military units of heavily-themed squads are independently managed by players and can use their own tactics but follow the brigade and strategic rules set by the high command players and cooperate with other squads and non-squad players. Being a squad member is optional but encouraged. Some squads have vigorous membership rites.

Anyone that has a paid account can, however, form their own squad, solicit members and register the squad with the high command for brigade assignment. Each player holds a title of rank, based on the military ranks of the time. Ranks are gained through a performance-based scoring system. Rank is never lost as a result of an unsuccessful mission or death.


Detailed statistics are tracked by the server, and made available through a web interface, known as 'Combat Statistics and Records', or CSR. Statistics are very detailed, recording a history of every mission the player has attempted over the campaign. Summary statistics are available to compare player performance to those of other players. Statistics include elements such as number of kills, damages, deaths, time spent on each mission, and depot captures. The top players for several categories are updated regularly.

Communication between players via text is supported by a variety of communication channels for messages exchanged between players. There is also a Help channel which is tuned by default for new players. Numbered text channels can also be manually connected to. Additionally, it is common for players to communicate via Discord since cooperation with other players can be critical for success. In total, there are currently different playable weapons.

Like in many other RPGs, more equipment that becomes available as the player gains more experience. New recruits start with a limited equipment selection. As the player progresses in rank, better vehicles and more infantry classes become available. The damage model in WWIIOL is realism based, within the limits of modern technology, it simulates real world kinetic damage to the game world. Vehicles are modeled with their essential critical components, such as engine, fuel tanks, etc. The components interact as if they were the real machine.

For example, a punctured fuel tank will cause loss of fuel which will eventually cause the engine to run out of fuel causing the engine to stop. Leaking fuel within the vehicle can be set on fire by subsequent or existing damage to other parts of the vehicle, resulting in the tank "brewing up" and possibly exploding.

Damaged components also provide feedback into the simulation model; For example, for aircraft, damage to flight surfaces will result in increased drag and reduced performance of the vehicle.

Vehicles are modeled, within reasonable technical limits, to historically accurate detail. The ballistic model is also detailed, taking into account drag coefficient properties, muzzle velocity, and mass of each individual type of ammunition. The game engine considers the physical details of all rounds in flight and at point of impact, calculating the angle of impact and energy of the round, and the thickness and slope of the target vehicle's armor.

Rounds which manage to penetrate may go on to cause damage to components or crew members in the path of penetration. High energy rounds that do not fully penetrate may still cause spall high velocity metal fragments within the vehicle, if close enough to penetration. Rounds that penetrate a vehicle will usually leave a visible hole on the outside, while rounds that don't penetrate may leave a scuff mark where the round bounced off.

Cherbourg: Battleground WW2 (Battleground Europe)

Small arms fire will also often leave bullet holes or scuff marks on buildings or vehicles. Both sides in Battleground Europe have player-run groups, known as the High Command HC , responsible for strategic management of the side's forces. An in-game list of all currently logged in HC players is available.

Having cut off the Cotentin peninsula, General Bradley turned his attentions to the port of Cherbourg, the deep-water port nearest to the American landing beaches. However, Hitler had given specific orders that the port must be held until the last man. For over two weeks three divisions battled for the ring of forts surrounding the town and only after heavy casualties was the port taken. It was, however, too late, the Germans had reduced the docks to ruins. This book details this important, yet little known battle, giving a detailed and illustrated account of the events around Cherbourg in June Visitors to the area will also be able to visit the key sites on a series of tours around the peninsula.

Read more Read less. Learn more. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Product description Product Description Following the landings in Normandy, one of the Allies main concerns was how to supply the expanding beachhead. Andrew Rawson is a freelance writer who has written over forty books covering many conflicts.