NEW COMMANDER PREVIEW - CHANGELOG

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Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 255 admin
edited May 25 in Updates

Consolidated Commander Roster and General Balance Changes (Up to date as of May 9th)

USF - Urban Assault

Urban Assault Kit

Support abilities for infantry fighting in Urban Environments.

Rear Echelon Rifle Grenades
This ability has been introduced as an interesting alternative to flamethrowers while serving a similar role of anti garrison/ cover positions.

  • Can be upgraded with Rifle Grenades as one of this commanders slot abilities.
  • Requires 60 munitions; locks out minesweepers
  • AOE distance 0.5/1.5/4 versus 1/2/3 of the standard Fighting Pit.
  • AOE damage 1/0.5/0.3 versus 1/0.75/0.25 of the standard Fighting Pit.
  • Damage modifier of 0.75 against heavy cover
  • Range 35, 20 minimum.
  • When suppressed, a scatter penalty applied

Rifleman Incendiary Grenades

  • Provides Riflemen with Incendiary Grenades; similar to Molotovs. Shares a cooldown with Frags. 30 munitions.
  • Unlocked by Lieutenant or captain tech as opposed to grenade package

M4A3 Assault Package

Unlocks Dozer Blade Upgrade and White Phosphorous shells ability to Sherman Tanks.

The dozer blade will now increase armor to be in-line with tanks such as the Sherman 105.

  • M4A3 Sherman Tanks can now be upgraded with Dozer Blades. This now costs 50 manpower and 20 fuel.
  • Now increases Sherman armour from 160/80 to 215/105.
  • Health increase reamins the same (640 to 720)
  • M4A3 Shermans can now fire a single WP shell at the target position for 20 munitions. Cooldown of 20 seconds.

Cover to Cover

New ability

  • Drops three smoke shells at the target position.
  • Infantry within 50m of the ability will sprint for 20 seconds after the ability is cast.

Rangers

  • Reinforce cost from 33 to 32
  • Cost from 400 to 350
  • 0.9 Damage reduction removed. Rangers were the only unit in the game with this trait.
  • Received Accuracy from 0.8 to 0.73 in compensation for the above change.
  • Now have access to Paratrooper bazookas when picking them up from weapon racks or from drops. In the live game, a UI indicator will signal this.

Calliope

  • Far AOE damage from 0.15 to 0.25
  • Cost from 380/140 to 380/115
  • Reload from 1.25 to 0.125; matches cool down;
  • AOE from 4 to 5
  • Health from 480 to 400

USF - General Faction Changes

WC 51 Dodge and M3

  • Passenger moving accuracy from 50% to 40%. Reverted from 30%.

Pathfinders

-Now start on initial cooldown.
-Cooldown from 18 to 20.
-Veterancy requirements from 340/680/1360; applies to both variants (IRPF)

Rear Echelon Troops

*Covering Fire ability has had its received accuracy penalty reduced from 1.4 to 1.15. This should make the ability more viable in certain situations.

British - Lend Lease Assault

Assault Sections

  • Gives Infantry sections the Assault Section Upgrade
  • Requires Platoon Command Post.
  • Costs 70 munitions.
  • Gives the squad 2 Thompson SMGs, Sten Guns (with Assault Engineer Grease Gun stats) No.77 White Phosphorous Grenades, and removes their Out-of-Cover penalties.
  • Grants an additional -5% Receieved Accuracy.

81mm Mortar Team

  • Available from 0CP
  • Costs 240 manpower.
  • Same mortar as the USF 81mm Mortar.

M5 Half-Track

Allows M5s Half-Tracks to be deployed at 2 Command Points. The Quad upgrade for the British m5 takes an additional 15 seconds that the Soviet version for timing reasons.

  • This unit is receiving buffs. See Soviet section below.

Crew Repair

*Identical to XXXXX Costs XXXX

M10 Achillies I

  • Can be built from the Company Command Post.
  • Same stats as the USF M10.
  • Can use Hammer and Anvil abilities

UKF general faction changes

6 Pounder

6-pounder loses its 50% accuracy bonus versus light vehicles

Universal Carrier

The Universal Carrier is having its upgrades standardized to require the Platoon Command Post. We have also increased the price of Self-Repair so snares that hit the Universal Carrier evenly trade in terms of munitions.

  • Armor from 7 to 5.8.
  • Self-Repair cost from 15 to 25. (previous vickers tech lock change reverted)

Soviet - Airbourne

Weapon Crate Drop

  • Requires 1 Command Point.
  • Drops a crate at the target position that can be picked up by infantry.
  • Grants the squad that picks it up with 4 Penal Battalion SVTs; takes up 1 weapon slot.
  • Engineer SVTs do not count as slot items; ensures the upgrade does not interfere with minesweepers or flamethrowers.
  • Penals picking up the crate replace their SVTs with six Shocktrooper PpsH-41s. Takes up one weapon slot.

DsHK Paradrop

  • Paradrop costs 125 manpower and 50 munitions
  • Available from 2 Command Points

DsHK Changes

  • Penetration from 4.5/3/1.5 to 7/6/5 (now similar to USF .50 cal)
  • Arc from 30 to 34 (reverted from 38)

Airborne Rally Point

  • Available at 2 Command Points
  • Costs 100 manpower and 15 fuel.
  • Can detect enemies in a range of 60 around it.
  • Can reinforce units in friendly territory
  • Can request a Medical Airdrop at the target position for 20 munitions.
  • When the Mechanized Armor Kampaneya is deployed, it can act as a Forward Retreat Point.
  • Has 320 Health.

Airborne Guards

  • Costs 360 manpower
  • Available from 3 CP
  • Equipped with SVTs and RGD-33 Grenade as standard
  • Can upgrade in neutral or enemy territory.
  • Veterancy 1 ability “IL-2 Suppression Strafe”: Calls in an airstrike at the target position within 40m of the Airborne squad for 60 munitions. Low damage, but will pin most targets. Shares a global cooldown

Upgrade route 1 - DP28s

  • Can be equipped with 3 DP 28s for 100 munitions.
  • DP-28 Upgrade provides Fire Superiority; same ability as Cavalry Riflemen Covering Fire.

Upgrade Route 2 - PPSH

  • Can also be upgraded with PPSh-41s for free; grants access to smoke grenade and equips the full squad with the Shocktrooper PPSh-41s.

IL-2 Rocket Strafe
* Requires 10 Command Points.
* Costs 100 munitions
* Barrages the area with P-47 rockets. Effective against vehicles.

Soviets - General faction changes

Conscripts

To improve the performance of Conscripts, while retaining their role as utility infantry that excel at shielding and supporting other units, we have added an upgrade to help them scale into the late game. The extra man and reduced reinforce cost will allow them to more effectively trade against opposing infantry while the veterancy bonus will help fresh Conscript squads gain veterancy.

  • New squad upgrade available after the Mechanized Armor Kampaneya is deployed.
  • Mobilized Reserves: Increases squad size by 1, reduces squad reinforce cost to 17 and increases veterancy gain by 20%. Takes up one weapon slot. Costs 50 munitions.
  • When upgraded with Mobilize Reserves, weapon cooldown and reload on Mosin Nagant rifles is reduced by 50% when in cover.

Range Numbers: 0/10/20/30/35
Conscript Rifle: 3.61/2.6/1.98/1.346/1.0
Conscript Rifle in Cover: 3.91/2.87/2.21/1.54/1.22

Conscript AT Grenade Package
Fuel cost from 25 to 10.

M1910 Maxim

In order to increase the general viability of Maxims, without promoting Maxim spam, we are increasing suppression when using the Sustained Fire ability.

The following change is intended to allow the Maxim to better suppress tactical control groups when the player is spotting for their Maxim and using the Sustained Fire ability in a strategic fashion.

  • Sustained Fire ability now increases suppression by 25% (increased from 15% in previous version). This will be adjusted as necessary.

M-42 Anti-Tank Gun

The range on canister rounds is being reduced to increase infantry-based counterplay against groups of M42 ATGs.

  • Canister range from 50 to 35.
  • Cost from 200 to 240

M5 Half-Track

The M5 is receiving a small number of changes to improve its role as a support vehicle.

  • Cost from 270/30 to 240/30
  • M2HB Quad mount moving burst from 0.5 to 0.75
  • M2HB Quad mount far accuracy from 0.1 to 0.125
  • M2HB Quad mount burst duration from 1/5 to 1.5/2
  • M2HB Quad mount Cost from 100 to 90

SU-76

The SU-76 is receiving a number of slight changes to improve its role against light and medium vehicles with only a slight reduction against heavy tanks.

  • Accuracy from 0.05/0.035/0.025 to 0.05/0.04/0.0375
  • Penetration from 200/190/180 to 180/170/160
  • Rotation rate from 30 to 32

M5 Assault HalfTrack

*Now available from 3 CPs, reduced from 5.
*Cost reduced to 510 Manpower and 30 fuel.

Wehrmacht - Strategic Reserves

Assault Grenadiers

Assault Grenadiers are receiving a small number of changes to help them close the distance and increase their scaling in the late game.

  • Target Size from 1 to 0.95
  • Veterancy 1 Received Accuracy from -10% to -6.5%.
  • Can now be upgraded with a Veteran Squad Leader for 60 munitions. Veteran squad leader increases capture and decapture rate by 20%.
  • -Adds -5% Received Accuracy to the squad.

MP40 Changes

MP 40s are also having their mid-range power increased to match SMGs like the M3 Grease gun used by Assault Engineers. This change also affects Assault Officer and Volksgrenadier MP 40s.

  • MP 40 Mid range cooldown from 1.25 to 1
  • MP 40 Mid accuracy from 0.24 to 0.375
  • MP40 reload frequency from 4/5 to 6
  • MP40 reload from 2.8/3.5 to 2.8

Radio Bunker - Replaced With Observation 251 Upgrade

Due to feedback, we have replaced the Observation Bunker with a mobile unit that better meshes with the theme of the commander.

  • Replaces Observation Bunker.
  • All non-upgraded 251 Half-tracks can deploy as a Mobile Observation Post; disables weapons and movement. Unit is granted camouflage and access to special abilities. Detected when within 20m of the enemy.
  • Auto-detects nearby units within 60m when deployed.
  • Can launch Artillery Flares when deployed.
  • Requires 3 command points.

Breakthrough Equipment

  • Panzergrenadiers can throw Smoke Grenades. Smoke grenades gain +25% range at veterancy 3 and share a cooldown with Bundle Grenade.
  • Pioneers can be upgraded to Destroy Cover for 30 munitions; same as Royal Engineers. Also increases repair speed by 0.3.
  • Pioneers can also throw satchel charges

Panzer IV J

  • Gives Ostheer access OKW Panzer IV J
  • Available from the HQ; requires either the Support Armor Korp or the Heavy Panzer Korps.

Tiger Ace

The Tiger Ace has undergone a rework with the intention to make it a less controversial unit. The following changes should make it less frustrating to both play with and against.

In-line with the OKW changes and to allow players to be rewarded for teching, the Tiger Ace has been placed at the end of the Ostheer tech tree.

Tiger Ace

  • CP requirement removed.
  • Now requires Heavy Panzer Korps before it can be called in.
  • Cooldown now starts upon unit's destruction
  • No longer reduces income.
  • Tiger Ace still retains its 1280HP and 2x DPS on coaxial MG over Tiger
  • Now starts at veterancy 1.
  • Sight from 50 to 35.
  • Has 10% increased accuracy over the regular Tiger.
  • Now has access to Spearhead ability at veterancy 1 in addition to Blitzkrieg; similar to King Tiger's ability.
  • Has access to Emergency Repairs ability; same as OKW Elite Armor.
  • CP requirement from 17 to 15
  • Population from 26 to 24
  • Cost from 800/150 to 800/250
  • Limited 1 time call-in removed.

Wehrmacht - General faction changes

A number of changes have been made to a small group of underused Ostheer units to increase their viability and increase composition diversity. More details can be found below.

Ostwind

We’ve made some significant improvements to the Ostwind to improve its viability compared to the Panzer IV, and make it a reliable vehicle against both infantry and aircraft.

  • Reload Frequency from 5 to 7
  • Scatter from 7.1 to 5.25
  • Cooldown from 0.5/0.7 to 0.35
  • Scatter offset to 0
  • Minimum range removed.
  • AA chance from 17% to 24%
  • Veterancy 2 AA chance from 24% to 40%
  • AOE can now only hit two models max per squad.

StuG III G

The StuG III is being given increased mobility and a reduced target size to improve its survivability on the field against AT-based units, and to compensate for its lower range compared to other tank destroyers and fixed turret

  • Target size from 20 to 17
  • Rotation rate from 22 to 28

Panzergrenadiers

Panzergrenadiers are in a difficult position in the live game. We want to experiment with earlier deployment, before considering raw performance changes. Being able to fit Panzergrenadiers more easily into a build, and acquire veterancy sooner should result in more build diversity for Wehrmacht, while giving them access to a unit which can compete more readily with late-game Allied Infantry.

We also want to emphasize their role as mechanized infantry, despite removing them from T2. As such, we have added the Infantry Doctrine Combined Arms passive as a stock vet 1 ability.

  • Now available from the HQ after Battle Phase 1
  • Population from 9 to 8
  • Infantry Doctrine Combined Arms now a veterancy 1 passive. Medkits removed.
  • Combined Arms ability now triggers when near allied vehicles.
  • Veterancy 2 now adds +16.7% weapon accuracy.
  • Veterancy 3 accuracy bonus from +40% to +20%. (note that split accuracy vet still results in total of +40% (current value) at vet 3
  • G43 upgrade cost from 60 to 25.
  • Reinforce time from 8.5 to 7.
  • Build time from 34 to 28.

250 Ht Mechanized Grenadier Group

*Now available from 2CP, was previously 3 Cp

250 Ht Panzergrenadier Group

*Now available from 2CP, was previously 3 Cp

OKW - Grand Offensive

Panzerfusilliers
* Now cost 280 MP
* Now available at 0 CPs from the Regimental Headquarters.
* Flare cost reduced from 45 to 35
* Initial squad size from 6 to 5.
* Grenade AOE distance from 0.75/1.5/2.25 to 1/2/3.
* Timed ‘Sprint’ ability replaces Passive Sprint at veterancy 5. Requires veterancy 5. Sprint lasts for 5 seconds

Upgrade route 1 - Panzershrecks

  • Can be upgraded with two Panzerschrecks for 120 munitions. Grants the ability to plant Teller mines, but disables ATG Grenades. Locks out G43s.
  • Requires converted headquarters

_Upgrade route 2 - Recon Package (G43s) _

  • Recon package now increases squad size from 5 to 6.
  • Now takes up 1 weapon slot. Previously took no slots.
  • Requires converted headquarters

Infrared STG 44 package

  • Infrared STG 44 package for Obersoldaten

Stuka Smoke Drop

  • Identical to OKW Luftwaffe doctrine ability

Panzer Commander
-Ability identical to Elite Armour doctrine

Panzer VI Tiger

  • Command Tiger now available as a call-in at 0 CP, but requires an operational Schwerer Panzer HQ on the field.
  • Costs 630 Manpower and 230 fuel
  • Veterancy 1: Command Tiger ability. Costs 15 munitions. Reduces the reload of vehicles by 20% and the received accuracy of vehicles by 20%. Does not affect the Tiger. During this ability, the tank will have reduced combat performance. Increases the Tiger's reload time by 20% and reduces accuracy by 20%.
  • Veterancy 2: +5 range, +20% accuracy; Command Tiger ability now -affects vehicles.
  • Veterancy 3:-20% scatter, -30% reload
  • Veterancy 4: Combat Blitz
  • Veterancy 5:+20% rotation, +20% speed, +20% ac/de-cel
  • OKW Tiger uses OKW Combat Blitz ability

OKW General Faction Changes

Kubelwagen
The Kubelwagen is receiving mobility and veterancy changes to allow it to escape from other light vehicles such as the M3 and gain veterancy without needing to be on the front-line where its light armor and low health are liabilities.

  • Rotation from 40 to 46
  • Speed from 7 to 7.6
  • Now gains shared veterancy

le.IG 18
We have reduced the significant veterancy requirements on the le.IG to match its current performance.

Veterancy rate from 840/1680/3360/4480/5600 to 560/1020/2040/3060/3825

General Game Changes

*Booby traps of all varieties can now be placed on VPs.

Note

This mod is a fair bit more complicated under the hood than a standard tuning pack. Some of the work we've had to has affected the ai, and other core functions.

To quote one of our illustrious modders;

"We're doing a lot of dynamic replacement of starting buildings. Soviet, Ostheer, and OKW can be made to use the config to replace the buildings that might be able to help with AI. Any army with a stamp based base, i.e. US and Brits can't be properly overridden this way because we can't have custom stamps in wincondition packs. Since an entity spawns the stamp, the spawned entities of the stamp can't be replaced "Properly" so all is done in runtime."

For now at least the AI won't work properly, but we're testing out this fix.

In the meantime, try to arrange games with other players through the Discord channel: https://discord.gg/mRYSckX

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  • #5
    2 months ago
    Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 255 admin
    edited April 18

    Version 5.0 changes

    USF

    Dozer Blade
    The dozer blade will now increase armor to be in-line with tanks such as the Sherman 105.

    -Now increases Sherman armour from 160/80 to 215/105.

    M4 White Phosphorous Shells
    -Ability recharge from 10 to 20.

    Rangers
    To create uniformity amongst elite USF infantry, we are allowing Rangers to pick-up more potent bazookas.
    -Now have access to Paratrooper bazookas when picking them up from weapon racks or from drops.

    British

    81mm Mortar
    The CP requirement of the mortar is being removed to match the arrival of its counterparts.
    -CP requirement from 1 to 0.

    m5 Half Track
    This unit is receiving buffs. See Soviet section below.

    6 Pounder ATG
    With Sappers being equipped with anti-vehicle snares, the 6 Pounder no longer requires its bonus against light vehicles.
    -Bonus accuracy of+50% removed against light vehicles.

    Wehrmacht

    Radio Bunker
    With recent feedback, we are lowering the cost of the bunker and giving the bunker camouflage to make it difficult to detect.

    -Cost from 300 to 200.
    -Health from 960 to 480.
    -Is automatically camouflaged until units are within 20m of the bunker after being constructed.

    OKW

    Infrared StG 44

    -Replaces Tactical Movement. This ability is more appropriate than in previous iterations due to the Tiger being behind tier 4.It should also allow this doctrine to field a variety of viable infantry compositions.

    Panzerfusiliers
    -Timed ‘Sprint’ ability replaces Passive Sprint at veterancy 5. Requires veterancy 5. Sprint lasts for 5 seconds

    Soviets

    Weapon Crate
    The crate has been modified to benefit additional Soviet unit types.

    -Engineer SVTs do not count as slot items; ensures the upgrade does not interfere with minesweepers or flamethrowers.
    -Previously undocumented change: Penals picking up the crate replace their SVTs with Shocktrooper PpsH-41s. Takes up one weapon slot.

    GENERAL FACTION CHANGES

    Soviet General Faction Changes

    Conscripts
    To improve the performance of Conscripts, while retaining their role as utility infantry that excel at shielding and supporting other units, we have added an upgrade to help them scale into the late game. The extra man and reduced reinforce cost will allow them to more effectively trade against opposing infantry while the veterancy bonus will help fresh Conscript squads gain veterancy.

    -New squad upgrade available after the Mechanized Armor Kampaneya is deployed.
    -Mobilized Reserves: Increases squad size by 1, reduces squad reinforce cost to 17 and increases veterancy gain by 20%. Takes up one weapon slot. Costs 50 munitions.

    Conscript AT Grenade Package
    -Fuel cost from 25 to 10.

    M5 Half-Track
    The M5 is receiving a small number of changes to improve its role as a support vehicle.

    -Cost from 270/30 to 240/30
    -M2HB Quad mount moving burst from 0.5 to 0.75
    -M2HB Quad mount far accuracy from 0.1 to 0.125
    -M2HB Quad mount burst duration from 1/5 to 1.5/2
    -M2HB Quad mount Cost from 100 to 90

    SU-76
    The SU-76 is receiving a number of slight changes to improve its role against light and medium vehicles with only a slight reduction against heavy tanks.

    -Accuracy from 0.05/0.035/0.025 to 0.05/0.04/0.0375
    -Penetration from 200/190/180 to 180/170/160
    -Rotation rate from 30 to 32

    M42 45mm Anti-Tank Gun
    The range on canister rounds is being reduced to increase infantry-based counterplay against groups of M42 ATGs.
    -Canister range from 50 to 30.

    OKW General Faction Changes

    Kubelwagen
    The Kubelwagen is receiving mobility and veterancy changes to allow it to escape from other light vehicles such as the M3 and gain veterancy without needing to be on the front-line where its light armor and low health are liabilities.

    -Rotation from 40 to 46
    -Speed from 7 to 7.6
    -Now gains shared veterancy

    le.IG 18
    We have reduced the significant veterancy requirements on the le.IG to match its current performance.
    -Veterancy rate from 840/1680/3360/4480/5600 to 560/1020/2040/3060/3825

    Wehrmacht General Faction Balance Adjustments in relation to Version 4.0

    Ostwind
    Due to the tank’s increased rate of fire, we are capping the tank’s AOE to lower its impact against grouped up infantry.
    -AOE can now only hit two models max per squad.

    Panzergrenadiers
    A small change to the unit meant to allow Panzergrenadiers return to the field more quickly after engagements.

    -Reinforce time from 8.5 to 7.
    -Build time from 34 to 28.

  • #6
    2 months ago
    Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 255 admin
    edited April 24

    Version 6.0 changes

    USF

    Dozer Blade
    -Cost from 70 munitions to 50 manpower and 20 fuel.

    Urban Assault Packages
    -Incendiary Device ability now requires an officer to be deployed rather than Grenade tech.
    -Rifle Grenades now gain penalties to scatter when the squad is suppressed.

    Calliope
    -Health from 480 to 400.

    Rangers
    -Added a UI indicator to state the unit receives stronger bazookas; will be added to Paratroopers in the final release.

    Soviets - General faction changes

    Conscripts

    We are adjusting the upgrade to reinforce the role of Conscripts to fight from defensive positions to wear down the enemy through attrition.

    -When upgraded with Mobilize Reserves, weapon cooldown and reload on Mosin Nagant rifles is reduced by 50% when in cover.

    Numbers: 0/10/20/30/35
    Conscript Rifle: 3.61/2.6/1.98/1.346/1.0
    Conscript Rifle in Cover: 4.149/3.1/2.41/1.71/1.37

    If this proves to be too strong, we will adjust accordingly.

    M-42 Anti-Tank Gun

    We are boosting the M42’s range back up to match the range of infantry small-arms with slight compensation to its performance when camouflauged.

    -Canister range from 30 to 35.
    -First-strike bonus from camouflage now lasts for two shots; unit is still revealed after the first shot.

    Wehrmacht

    Radio Bunker
    -Can no longer be garrisoned.

    To smooth out some of the scaling for Panzergrenadiers, we are splitting their accuracy modifiers between veterancy 2 and 3. Accuracy remains relatively same at veterancy 3.

    Wehrmacht - General faction changes

    Panzergrenadiers
    -Combined Arms ability now triggers when near allied vehicle.
    -Veterancy 2 now adds +16.7% weapon accuracy.
    -Veterancy 3 accuracy bonus from +40% to +20%.

    Ostwind
    The Ostwind is having its rate of fire slightly lowered to lessen its lethality.

    -Cooldown from 0.25 to 0.35.

    OKW

    Tiger

    -Command Tiger penalty from -40% reload and -30 accuracy to -20% reload and -20% accuracy.
    -Vet 4 and 5 requirements significantly reduced

    Bugs

    -Fixed an issue where Conscript Tank Hunter Package abilities were unavailable.
    -Fixed an issue where the SU-76 hold fire did not work.
    -Fixed an issue where Rangers would pickup a regular bazooka in-addittion to a paratrooper bazooka.

  • #7
    1 month ago
    Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 255 admin
    edited April 30

    Version 7.0 changes

    USF - General Faction Changes

    WC 51 Dodge and M3

    -Passenger moving accuracy from 50% to 30%.

    Brits - General Faction Changes

    Universal Carrier

    The Universal Carrier is having its upgrades standardized to require the Platoon Command Post. We have also increased the price of Self-Repair so snares that hit the Universal Carrier evenly trade in terms of munitions.

    -Vickers K Upgrade now requires Platoon Command Post
    -Self-Repair cost from 15 to 25.

    Soviets - General faction changes

    Conscripts

    7 man Cons were too potent, previously beating upgraded Grens at all ranges, especially in cover duels.

    -Cover bonus to cooldown and reload from 50% to 30%.

    -New DPS at ranges 0/10/20/30/35: 3.91/2.87/2.21/1.54/1.22

    M1910 Maxim

    In order to increase the general viability of Maxims, without promoting Maxim spam, we are increasing suppression when using the Sustained Fire ability.

    The following change is intended to allow the Maxim to better suppress tactical control groups when the player is spotting for their Maxim and using the Sustained Fire ability in a strategic fashion.

    -Sustained Fire ability now increases suppression by 15%. This will be adjusted as necessary,

    M-42 Anti-Tank Gun

    Given the recent updates to the M-42, we have adjusted its costs to better reflect its current performance.

    -Cost from 200 to 240
    -Reverted boost to first-strike bonus.

    Wehrmacht

    Radio Bunker - Replaced With Observation 251 Upgrade

    Due to feedback, we have replaced the Observation Bunker with a mobile unit that better meshes with the theme of the commander.

    -Replace Observation Bunker.
    -All non-upgraded 251 Half-tracks can deploy as a Mobile Observation Post; disables weapons and movement. Unit is granted camouflage and access to special abilities. Detected when within 20m of the enemy.
    -Auto-detects nearby units within 60m when deployed.
    -Can launch Artillery Flares when deployed.
    -Requires 3 command points.

    Tiger Ace

    In-line with the OKW changes and to allow players to be rewarded for teching, the Tiger Ace has been placed at the end of the Ostheer tech tree.

    -CP requirement removed.
    -Now requires Heavy Panzer Korps before it can be called in.
    - Cooldown now starts upon unit's destruction

    OKW

    Panzer VI Tiger

    We have re-shuffled the OKW Tiger’s veterancy around to distinguish itself from its Ostheer counterpart which focuses more on its aura support ability over raw combat potential.

    -Veterancy 1: Command Tiger ability
    -Veterancy 2: +5 range, +20% accuracy; Command Tiger ability now -affects vehicles.
    -Veterancy 3:-20% scatter, -30% reload
    -Veterancy 4: Combat Blitz
    -Veterancy 5:+20% rotation, +20% speed, +20% ac/de-cel

    -Command Tiger ability cost from 25 to 15.

    Bug Fixes

    -Sherman White Phosphorous shell from G to W on classic hotkeys.
    -Tiger Ace for Elite troops should now be available once again.

  • #8
    1 month ago
    Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 255 admin
    edited May 3

    Version 8.0 Changes

    USF

    Pathfinders

    -Now start on initial cooldown.
    -Cooldown from 18 to 20.
    -Veterancy requirements from 340/680/1360; applies to both variants (IRPF)

    British

    Universal Carrier

    -Reverted Vickers K tech lock change.
    -Armor from 7 to 5.8.

    Soviets

    1910 Maxim

    -Sustained Fire suppression bonus from 15% to 25%.

    Bug Fixes

    -Engineers can once again build B4 Howitzers
    -Fixed an issue where the 251 could be upgraded with flamethrowers when acting as an observation post.
    -Fixed an issue where the Bofors could not kill aircraft. Chance to down planes is set to 10% per round.

    Observer Mode Update

    Mod team has added observer mode functionality in preparation for this weekend's King of The Hill special

    • Added "New Commanders Tournament (VPC)" mode which uses a dummy commander pick to fix observer bug.
    • Both players will need to select a dummy commander as soon as the game starts. They will then be able to select new commanders.
  • #9
    1 month ago
    Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 255 admin
    edited May 9

    UPDATE - May 9th

    The commander update is now considered feature complete. There will be no further iteration mods.

    There will be minor changes to values and balance items, but the final update will very closely reflect the finalized notes posted at the top of this page.

    We are now working on creating the live build.

    We do not have a hard release date for this update just yet, as creating the build and is a variable process.

    However, we are aiming to release this update towards the end of May, or early June.

    A major thanks to everyone who has voted, playtested, or given feedback during this process. It has all helped shape what we feel will be an awesome update for the game.

    Thanks all

  • #10
    2 weeks ago
    Andy_REAndy_RE Posts: 255 admin

    UPDATE - June 5th

    A quick heads up that we are now looking to release this patch next week (beginning the 10th of June)

    It's taken slightly longer than anticipated to implement certain items, and bugfix the update.

    Sorry for the slight delay, but not long to go :)

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