The Western Front Armies expansion pack contains two additional armies: the versatile US Forces and the highly experienced Oberkommando West, as well as eight new maps set in the French and Belgian countryside. These armies are deployed in Skirmish mode, which can be played either online or offline.
Despite being challenged by a German economy shattered after years of continuous war, the Oberkommando West still manages to field some impressively heavy armor. 70-ton King Tiger tanks are supported by well-trained infantry; assault Sturmpioneers lead the way while highly capable Volksgrenadiers are a threat to enemy infantry and vehicles alike.
The US Forces are an adaptable army that will bend but not break. It possesses extremely versatile infantry and vehicles. Fast light and medium armored vehicles, like the iconic M4A3 Sherman, provide mobile firepower to support Riflemen, while elite Paratroopers and airpower disrupt the enemy behind their front lines.
Unlike regular engineer units, Sturmpioneers are potent fighting against infantry. Equipped with the StG44 Assault Rifle, they are very effective at medium to close range and as a flanking squad.
The Lieutenant hits the field equipped with the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle and a Thompson submachine gun, granting the player a massive boost in firepower.
The Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer is an excellent anti-armor platform with sufficient range and punch to penetrate most armor. Not effective versus infantry.
The Captain and his squad are heavily armed and can improve the effectiveness of nearby infantry by immediately granting them veteran status. Highly effective at medium range against infantry and vehicles.
The infamous King Tiger is a heavy tank with unmatched armor and firepower. However, like all Heavy Tanks, it is susceptible to flanking due to its slow turret rotation and turning speeds.
The pinnacle of United States World War II Tank development. This monster heavy tank uses an M3 90mm as its main gun, the same used on the M36 Jackson tank destroyer. Can engage all targets.
Two Commander packs for The Western Front Armies are available separately, each offering a new style of play with a unique combination of five combat abilities.
Elite Armored Doctrine
With this ability you gain access to superior equipment and experienced crewmen to augment your armored forces. Use the Panzer IV with veteran Panzer Commanders to spearhead an assault.
Recon Support Company
This agile Commander will provide vital intel using forward observers and high altitude recon sweeps, enabling you to swiftly respond to enemy movements with M8 Greyhound armored cars and anti-tank gun-equipped paratroopers.
Use this ability to optimize your scavenging operations. With a stockpile of resources, artillery can pound enemy positions. Use light infantry to disrupt enemy supplies and lay traps.
Take advantage of a wide range of light US vehicles and air support for advancing infantry units. As the battle escalates withdraw your lighter units and replace them with more armored counterparts.
Construct advanced defensive structures with this ability to hold back the enemy at all costs! Use heavy weapons and artillery to repel any enemy breakthroughs.
Add the Rifleman to your company and take advantage of this unit's versatility and individual firepower. Call on your mobile vehicles and deploy a smokescreen to support the Rifleman advance.
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