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Airland Battle lands Americans in Scandinavia

By JcDent06-05-2013

Let's do this song and dance again: Wargame: AirLand Battle is the sequel to Wargame: European Escalation, which pitted Cold War NATO and Warsaw Pact forces against each other in the flatlands of Gemany. AirLand Battle moves the battles to Scandinavia, adding 4 new factions, new maps with mountains and bigger urban areas, adds 150-strong air force to the game and generally ramps up the unit variety to 750 (you hear that, other, punier RTS's?).

And now we get the first look at the refurbished forces of US of A. With total of over 130 units in the game, US is one of the biggest factions, along with the USSR (unsurprising considering the historical realities). New Humvees lead the way, armed with chainguns, AA missiles and what not. The strange M50 Ontos also shows up. Meanwhile, in the air we can see Supercobras (the last game probably had to make do with Apaches and Hueys), as well as every member of the "F-" family that a boy in the 90s could have dreamt about. There's also the F-117 Nighthawk, a stealth bomber that packs quite a wallop, but one guy sacrificed 2 of them to take out my radar AA guns (he won, by the way).

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