Just like its predecessor, Wargame: AirLand Battle takes players through a series of conflicts commanding NATO and Warsaw Pact troops between 1975 & 1985 at a turning point of the Cold War. In this episode, war rages in Northern Europe, notably Scandinavia, whose architecture and magnificent landscapes are faithfully recreated in the game.
Wargame: AirLand Battle allows players to command all military resources of the Cold War era from tanks to planes. A total of 150 planes strengthen the playable arsenal of the game, from fighters to bombers to electronic warfare planes. Four new nations and their vehicles join the original eight from the first installment, making a total of over 750 vehicles and combat units rendered in realistic detail! Wargame: AirLand Battle also brings authenticity to the next level thanks to a new weapons system, better handling of fire effects, and a new Urban Combat Interface (UCI) allowing for battle inside cities.
A member of NATO, the United States represent one of the two biggest striking force in Wargame AirLand Battle with USSR. Thanks to their large selection of units (over 130 in the game), the United States are able to face about any kind of situation on the battlefield.
We can see on the screenshots some of the new units the US have deployed, such as the fearsome M50 Ontos and its 6 antitank cannons, the famous Humvee and its many variants, or some of the new helicopters such as the Supercobra. The US Air Force and the Navy also brought their forces. Among them, some of the most emblematic aircraft: the F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle and its variants, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon, among others. And if you ever feel the urge to turn the ground into hell... the stealth bomber F-117 Nighthawk will most certainly bring a smile of satisfaction to your face!
The solo campaign is composed of several new dynamic campaigns, during which players manage all aspects of battle by leading each squad of the Theater of Operation and making good use of reinforcements and strategic support. Wargame: AirLand Battle still allows customization of armies in solo and multiplayer modes thanks to the 'Deck' system, which is now being enhanced with an integrated 'viewer'. Ultimately, each decision made will have an impact on the tactical outcome of battles and evolution of the global conflict!
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