Tannenberg was coming from the developers of Verdun, this game strives to create an authentic and realistic WW1 experience on the Eastern Front. You can experience authentic First World War action with 64 player battles of maneuver on the Eastern Front. Grab your rifle, ready your sabre and keep your gas mask close as you prepare to play a part in one of the most significant conflicts in history!
What are the differences between squads. How to be an effective squad leader useful for your team.
These are types of squads you can lead:
- Frontovik – a multifunctional squad. These men are armed with rifles, pistols and close combat weapons. They are good to shoot the Germans from flanks and to hold captured positions. If you are a skilled commander, you can conduct successful attacks with them.
- Cossacks – these brave men are basically assault troopers. They can run fast, and have different types of assault weapons. Cossacks are perfect to get to the Austro-Hungarian trenches fast, and to clear their positions, using grenades.
- Romanians – our allies were not very successful in this war until we came to help. But many Romanians are brave soldiers, who just lacked good commanders. Romanians are well-armed. They conduct reconnaissance using planes. It provides valuable information about the enemy positions. They are also suitable for assault and defensive missions.
You will have an opportunity to choose your weapons. Select what you prefer (menu – loadout) and go to a battlefield!
On the battlefield you can give orders to your men, show them positions to attack and to defend. Also you can communicate the HQ using field telephones to call support:
• Romanians can call recon plane to certain area so everyone can see, where the Austrians, the Germans or the Bulgarians hide.
• Cossacks can bomb enemy’s positions with gas bombs.
• Frontoviki can call in mortar or artillery strikes.
All squads can use smoke bombs, so the Germans find it difficult to stop your attack with some machinegun. You must use it often when attacking, since many positions have open fields in front. We usually put the telephones on positions, but don’t forget that one of your men has a field telephone. You will see a ‘telephone’ sign above this soldier.
2. The HQ will often provide you support. Call it as often as you can so we send recon planes, or organize an artillery strike. Just specify the spot on the map. Attacking without our support can often be a suicide.
3. Our officers of August 1914 were fearless. That is why they were killed by the German machineguns too fast. In modern warfare it is not rational to organize glorious melee attacks, running through open spaces. Use all kinds of cover. Run from one shelter to other. Crawl. Hit the ground if there is a danger. Request us to provide smokescreen if you assault well-fortified positions.
4. If you lead frontoviks, bomb the Central powers’ forces with mortats as often as you can. Use information from Romanian recon planes or your own vision and intuition to spot groups of the enemy soldiers. Sometimes, if you and your squad have some experience, we can conduct powerful ‘Putilov’ artillery strike, but recharge will take longer. Use it wisely. Artillery and mortar strikes can help you stop a wave of attackers that try to break through to your positions. They are also useful to clear the capture zone or other important areas.
5. If you command cossacks you can call chemical projectiles strike. This is a combination of lethal weapons and smokescreen. Unfortunately the Germans, the Austrians and the Bulgarians are taught how to use gas masks, so the effectiveness will not be very high. But it is hard for them to aim at your men through a cloud of poison gas with a gas masks on their heads. This cloud will last longer than ordinary smokescreen. Make sure your men wear gas masks before assault.
6. If you decide to be a leader in a Romanian squad, call reconnaissance planes as often as you can. Every enemy detected will be added to your score, because in the modern war information has the greatest importance. Your recon will allow frontoviks to call in mortats or even ‘Putilovs’ on the groups of Germans, so you will do your company a big favour.
7. However you should not sit by telephone all time of a battle. Request support from us and join the battle. Serve as examples for your men. Maintain contact with your squad. Exchange information. Give orders to attack or to defend on time, coordinate your actions. We encourage solid teams in which men fight together for weeks.