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Star Wars Frontlines v1.0 Release Transmission
Star Wars Frontlines — The Galactic Civil War
It has been a long, patient journey since our Alpha release but we got here thanks to your continuous support and immaculate will for a Star Wars mod for Company of Heroes.
Celebrating the 1.0 Release, we’ve released a trailer as featured above, it showcases what we’ve worked on for the past couple of years.
So, what has changed?
- Unit Portraits have been remade from scratch for a cleaner and a more uniform look for the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire.
- Unit Models have been remade from scratch for increased visual fidelity and to meet the grittiness we hope to achieve.
- Invented Walker Tech(thanks SirPsycho!) as a solid foundation for walker-type units. AT-RTs and AT-STs are now available for the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire.
- The DF.9 and 1.4 FD P-Tower turrets have also been added for anti-infantry and anti-vehicle purposes.
- Speeder Bikes have been added. Speeder bikes can capture resource nodes and has access on an activated speed boost ability.
- X-Wings and Tie-Fighters are now also available for use on both factions.
- Most of the doctrines for both factions are functional*.
- A handful of Star Wars maps have been added*.
- More Star Wars music have been added.
These are the major, notable changes we have added, there are still more changes in the nitty gritty of the 1.0 release, we can’t wait for you to discover and utilize them!
Tatooine Depression — 2v2
Hoth Outpost — 3v3
Scarif — 3v3
Hoth North Entrance — 4v4
Additional Information on v1. 0’s Doctrines:
Most of the Doctrines on both factions in the 1.0 Release are functional, while some of them are not ready just yet, also known as, models, scripts, and animations are still being worked on. Here is a quick rundown of what currently works.
- Guerilla Tactics — Fully Functional
- Defensive Measures — Smugglers, Deflector Shields, and DF.9 Heavy Turret are all functional.
- Armored Counter-Attack — Ground Control, Cluster Barrage, Y-Wing Pinpoint Strike, and X-Wing Close Air Support are all functional.
- 501st Legion — Fully Functional
- Imperial Navy — Death Troopers, TIE Fighter Air Raid, TIE Bomber Pinpoint Strike are all functional.
- Blizzard Force — Non-Functional
Final Thoughts and the Future:
That’s it for now and we’ll see you on the front lines. Again, we cannot thank you enough for your continuous support and patience for the mod. We currently have a patch on its way that addresses the UI Texts and a couple of balancing changes. Feel free to join our Discord for development screenshots, support, report bugs, balancing thoughts, or just to hang out.
May the Force be with you.
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Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Review
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
By Dan Adams
Updated: May 13, 2012 8:04 pm
Posted: Sep 29, 2007 1:18 am
Company of Heroes brought new life into the RTS market for me last year. Relic created the truly complete package with spectacular sound, visuals, single player, and multiplayer gameplay. Relic has certainly tried to maintain the level of glory they attained in the original Company of Heroes and have done a very good job. It may not be quite as big a breakthrough (in fact it basically provides the same core game with new toys) or provide that same punch in the nuts impact but it is more hectic World War II strategy fun. That same fast-paced in your face style of play permeates Opposing Fronts and we’re very glad to have it back.
Opposing Fronts marches two new factions off to war both online and off: the slow moving but heavy handed British and zippy and elastic Panzer Elite. Both offer up some distinct differences between the Allies and Axis forces of the original Company of Heroes. The British, the first true turtle-friendly faction, provide excellent defensive options. Their engineers are able to build some strong weapon emplacements including devastating 25 pound artillery guns and some thunderous anti-tank emplacements. The main drawback to these is that they take up a lot of the population cap and are immobile but players who manage to get that front line settled should be able to put up a hell of a fight. They’ll be used in defending the most valuable objectives like bridges and roads, or if you’re in multiplayer, victory points.
The standard infantry of the British can also dig trenches which give them a pretty spectacular defensive bonus against enemies, especially combined with the command units that provide unit bonuses to everyone in the area. All of these new tricks need a careful eye and quick thinking. The tricky thing is that these guys are likely to become a fan favorite, but they can be a hell of a challenge to play since they’re a little more deliberate in their tactics. You can even see this in the way their infantry are more cautious than others when moving into enemy controlled territory. I’d say that the British aren’t necessarily newbie friendly, but Company of Heroes in general isn’t exactly as newbie friendly as a game like World in Conflict with the amount of concentration needed to be successful.
The second new faction, the Panzer Elite, are more about fast attacks and getting places quickly. They have some of the most versatile infantry of the factions as they’re good soldiers and all have the ability to repair vehicles. That’s especially important since keeping units alive offers up veterancy with rewards. Players can choose to boost either offensive or defensive stats when promoting a unit. The only downside is that you have to stay on top of your units to make sure they’re upgraded.
The Panzer Elite also specialize in quickly moving around the battlefield to take and hold locations. Their infantry have the sprint ability and armored cars have an overdrive ability that allows them to penetrate deeper into enemy territory or flank entrenched defenses quickly. The Elite scout cars also have the inherent ability to capture strategic points (no command tree upgrade needed, as is the case with the Allies). They can also be upgraded to deploy on a territory and grant a resource bonus from that point. This provides a pretty excellently different way of playing from the British since the Elite are basically always dashing around the map trying to close gaps. Since the standard infantry grenadiers can repair vehicles and can be upgraded with any of three weapons, they offer up some spectacular versatility to back up the speed which also makes them very exciting to command. The major difficulty with the Elite is that they require a lot of management and attention to tactical detail. Whereas the British may have a hard time of it at the beginning but can hold a line and simply plug holes after getting established, you’ll likely always feel like you have to race off to another area of the map to defend.
Relic has given the Elite some pretty interesting abilities along their command lines though. The Scorched Earth path allows players to booby trap buildings for enemy infantry, booby trap strategic points, or, more importantly, disable strategic points altogether, denying enemy troops their benefits. That last ability should come in very, very handy in multiplayer. The Panzer Elite, like the British, aren’t exactly easy to use effectively early on, but provide some really spectacular abilities for those that put in the time.
Both of these groups get their time to shine in the single player campaigns. The great thing about Opposing Fronts is that it offers up two new campaigns where the original only offered up one. As you would expect, all of the missions include primary objectives, of which there may be multiple parts, as well as optional secondary and medal objectives. Completing the secondary and medal objectives aren’t totally necessary for success of any missions, but in many cases will definitely help players progress. But their most important purpose is to provide additional challenges that make require a bit more planning and quick thinking and in that they are very successful. Some of them are pretty damn difficult and require a tremendous amount of coordination. It’s good that they’re there for veterans who are looking for a little more than simple victory.
The first new campaign takes place later in the war as British and American troops begin Operation Market Garden, in which the Germans were successful driving back the push to get into Germany through the Netherlands. The campaign offers up a lot of intense defensive missions followed by some slower and less exciting pushes into enemy territory to defeat and secure the last bridges in the area. The assortment of missions is likely to please some, though I was left a little unsatisfied in the end.
The second campaign follows the British and Canadian forces in the Battle of Normandy and ending in the assault and liberation of Caen. As with the Panzer Elite campaign, this one should help players get a pretty good grasp on how the British are used effectively through the objectives. This campaign balanced defense and offense like the Panzer campaign, but provided a bit more satisfaction all around. It could just be my preference for the British power, but it was just more fun for some mysterious reason. Combined, the two campaigns offer up a more extensive campaign structure than the original Company of Heroes and should keep players occupied for a good amount of time.
With multiplayer back in full force with two brand new factions to master and a pretty robust single player campaign that provides plenty of good challenges, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is easy to recommend to players that enjoyed the first game. Because of the complexity of the British and Panzer Elite factions, it may be a bit more difficult for first-time players to get into, which seems to go against the point of creating a stand-alone product that you’re hoping new players will see and adopt. Either way, Company of Heroes is still an exhilarating experience on all fronts and Relic is showing again why they’re firmly in the top tier strategy designers in the business.
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Civil War Events | Read articles on the history of the Russian Federation for schoolchildren and students
The Great Russian Revolution of 1917 was the impetus for the deployment of armed struggle between different groups of the population. The revolution deprived some of them of everything, while for others it seemed to give everything, but did not say how it could be obtained. There were more dissatisfied people than one could imagine. The military-political structures that formed during the days of the revolution, and state formations on the territory of the former Russian Empire, were divided into two groups, which were assigned the names «white» and «red». The spontaneously arising military and socio-political groups, which were called the «third force» (insurgent, partisan detachments, and others), did not stand aside. Foreign states, or interventionists, did not stand aside from the civil confrontation in Russia either. nine0003
Stages and chronology of the Civil War
Until now, historians have no consensus on how to determine the chronology of the Civil War. There are experts who believe that the war began with the February bourgeois revolution, while others defend May 1918. There is also no final opinion on when the war ended.
It would be more correct to consider that the beginning of the Civil War was an armed confrontation that arose in the summer of 1917 and lasted until November 1918, when the main centers of the anti-Bolshevik movement were formed.
The next stage can be called the period until April 1919, when the intervention of the Entente is expanding. The Entente made it its main task to support the anti-Bolshevik forces, strengthen its interests and resolve the issue that had been troubling it for many years: the fear of socialist influence.
The next stage is the most active on all fronts. Soviet Russia simultaneously waged a struggle against the interventionists and against the White armies. nine0003
The end of the war can be considered the period from May 1920 to November 1922 (summer 1923) — this is the final defeat of the white armies.
Causes of the Civil War
Naturally, the beginning of the Civil War cannot be reduced to one cause. The contradictions that had accumulated in society by this time went off scale. The First World War aggravated them to the extreme, the values of human life were devalued.
Of no small importance in the aggravation of the situation were changes in the state political system, especially the dispersal of the Constituent Assembly by the Bolsheviks, the creation of which many counted on. The actions of the Bolsheviks in the countryside gave rise to great unrest. The Decree on Land was announced, but new decrees reduced it to zero. The nationalization and confiscation of land plots from the landlords gave rise to a harsh rebuff from the owners. The bourgeoisie was also extremely dissatisfied with the nationalization that had taken place and sought to return factories and plants. nine0003
The actual withdrawal from the war, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk — all this played against the Bolsheviks, which made it possible to accuse them of «the destruction of Russia».
The right of peoples to self-determination, which was proclaimed by the Bolsheviks, contributed to the emergence of independent states. This also caused irritation as a betrayal of Russia’s interests.
Not everyone agreed with the policy of the new government, which broke with its past and ancient traditions. The anti-church policy was especially rejected. nine0003
There were many forms of the Civil War. Uprisings, armed clashes, large-scale operations involving regular armies. Partisan actions, terror, sabotage. The war was bloody and extremely long.
The main events of the Civil War
We offer you the following chronicle of the events of the Civil War:
Formation of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers’ Deputies, to which the elected representatives of the soldiers adjoin.
The Executive Committee of the Petrograd Soviet concluded an agreement with the Provisional Committee of the State Duma on the formation of a Provisional Government, one of whose tasks was to govern the country until the convocation of the Constituent Assembly. nine0003
Since May 1917, on the South-Western Front, the commander of the 8th shock army, General Kornilov L.G., begins the formation of volunteer units ( «Kornilovites», «drummers» ).
Speech by General L. G. Kornilov, who sent the 3rd Corps of General A. M. Krymov (“Wild Division”) to Petrograd in order to prevent a possible action by the Bolsheviks. The general demanded the resignation of the socialist ministers and a tightening of the internal political course. nine0003
Resignation of Cadets ministers. Kerensky removes Kornilov from his duties as commander in chief and declares him a traitor. He turns to the Soviets for support, which send Red Guard detachments to repulse the military units sent to Petrograd.
Kerensky takes command of the troops. An attempted military coup is finally averted. nine0003
An open break between the Petrograd Soviet and the Provisional Government. The beginning of the uprising: the capture of the most important points of Petrograd by the Red Guards, soldiers and sailors. Departure of Kerensky for reinforcements.
The rebels control almost all of Petrograd, except for the Winter Palace. The Military Revolutionary Committee declares the Provisional Government deposed. On the night of October 26, the rebels occupy the Winter Palace. At the same time, the II All-Russian Congress of Soviets opens its meetings (out of 650 delegates, 390 Bolsheviks and 150 Left SRs). The Mensheviks and Right Socialist-Revolutionaries leave the congress in protest against the beginning of the seizure of the Winter Palace, thereby making it easier for the Bolsheviks to make decisions affirming the victory of the rebels.
Beginning of an armed uprising in Moscow.
Unsuccessful attack of General Krasnov’s troops (prepared by Kerensky) on Petrograd. nine0003
Organization of the first counter-revolutionary military formations in the south of Russia (in particular, the Volunteer Army of Generals Alekseev and Kornilov).
In Brest-Litovsk, General Hoffmann, in the form of an ultimatum, presents peace conditions put forward by the Central European powers (Russia is deprived of its western territories). nine0003
The Council of People’s Commissars adopted Decree on the organization of the Red Army — the Bolsheviks began to recreate the previously destroyed Russian army. Trotsky is organizing it, and soon it will become a really powerful and disciplined army. A large number of experienced military specialists were recruited, officer elections were canceled, political commissars appeared in the units). nine0003
After the presentation of an ultimatum to Russia, the Austro-German offensive was launched along the entire front; despite the fact that the Soviet side on the night of February 18-19 accepts the terms of peace, the offensive continues.
The Volunteer Army, after failures on the Don (the loss of Rostov and Novocherkassk), is forced to retreat to the Kuban (Ice Campaign). nine0003
The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is signed between Soviet Russia and the Central European powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary) and Turkey. Under the treaty, Russia loses Poland, Finland, the Baltic States, Ukraine and part of Belarus, and also cedes Kars, Ardagan and Batum to Turkey. In general, losses amount to 1/4 of the population, 1/4 of cultivated land, about 3/4 of the coal and metallurgical industries. After the signing of the treaty, Trotsky resigned as People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs and on April 8 became People’s Commissar for Naval Affairs. nine0003
At the end of March, an anti-Bolshevik Cossack uprising began on the Don under the leadership of General Krasnov
The landing of the British in Murmansk (initially, this landing was planned to repel the offensive of the Germans and their allies — the Finns).
The landing of Japanese troops in Vladivostok has begun, the Americans, British and French will follow the Japanese.
A coup took place in Ukraine, as a result of which, with the support of the German occupying army, Hetman Skoropadsky came to power.
Decree on general mobilization into the Red Army.
The 8,000th Volunteer Army began its second campaign (Second Kuban Campaign)
The uprising of the Terek Cossacks began under the leadership of Bicherakhov. The Cossacks defeated the Red troops and blocked their remnants in Grozny and Kizlyar.
The beginning of the White offensive on Tsaritsyn.
The first major victory of the Red Army: Kazan is taken by it.
Coup in Omsk, committed by Admiral Kolchak: overthrows the Ufa directory, declares himself the supreme ruler of Russia. nine0003
The beginning of the offensive of the Red Army in the Baltic States, which continues until January 1919. With the support of the RSFSR, ephemeral Soviet regimes are established in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
General A. Denikin unites under his command the Volunteer Army and the Don and Kuban formations.
The Red Army occupies Kyiv (Ukrainian directory of Semyon Petlyura accepts the patronage of France).
Admiral A. V. Kolchak’s troops begin their offensive, advancing towards Simbirsk and Samara.
|nine0002 The offensive of the Eastern Front begins — the fighting of the Reds against the White troops of Admiral A. V. Kolchak.
Offensive of the Whites on Petrograd. It is shown at the end of June.
The beginning of the offensive of General Denikin in the Ukraine and in the direction of the Volga.
The Red Army knocks Kolchak’s troops out of Ufa, who continues to retreat and completely loses the Urals in July-August.
Denikin takes Tsaritsyn. On August 31, White troops enter Kyiv.
The August offensive of the Southern Front against the White armies of General Denikin begins (about 115-120 thousand bayonets and sabers, 300-350 guns). The main blow was delivered by the left wing of the front — the Special Group of V. I. Shorin (9- and the 10th army).
Denikin launches an attack on Moscow. Kursk (September 20) and Orel (October 13) were taken, a threat loomed over Tula.
Yudenich’s new attack on Petrograd. By October 20, he is already on the outskirts of the city.
The beginning of the counter-offensive of the Red Army against A. Denikin.
The First Cavalry Army was created from two cavalry corps and one rifle division. S. M. Budyonny was appointed commander, K. E. Voroshilov and E. A. Shchadenko were appointed members of the Revolutionary Military Council.
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The Red Army begins an offensive near Rostov-on-Don and Novocherkassk — the Rostov-Novocherkassk operation — and again occupies Tsaritsyn (January 3), Krasnoyarsk (January 7) and Rostov (January 10).
Admiral Kolchak renounces his title of supreme ruler of Russia in favor of Denikin.
The Red Army enters Novorossiysk. Denikin retreats to the Crimea, where he transfers power to General P. Wrangel (April 4).
Beginning of the Polish-Soviet War. The offensive of Yu. Pilsudski (ally of S. Petlyura) in order to expand the eastern borders of Poland and create a Polish-Ukrainian federation.
Polish troops occupy Kyiv.
In the war with Poland, the start of a counteroffensive on the Southwestern Front. Zhytomyr taken and Kyiv taken (June 12).
An offensive of Soviet troops under the command of M. Tukhachevsky is unfolding on the Western Front, which approach Warsaw in early August. According to Lenin, entry into Poland should lead to the establishment of Soviet power there and cause a revolution in Germany. nine0003
The Red Army begins an offensive against Wrangel in Northern Tavria, crosses the Sivash, takes Perekop (November 7–11).
The Red Army occupies the entire Crimea. Allied ships evacuate to Constantinople more than 140 thousand people — civilians and the remnants of the white army.
Japanese troops, thanks to diplomatic efforts, were withdrawn from Transbaikalia, and during the third Chita operation, the troops of the Amur Front of the NRA and partisans defeated the Cossacks of Ataman Semyonov and the remnants of Kolchak’s troops.
As a result of the coup, power in Vladivostok and Primorye again passed to supporters of the White movement,
The offensive of the White Rebel Army from Primorye to the north began. On December 22, the White Guard troops occupied Khabarovsk and advanced west to the Volochaevka station of the Amur railway.
NRA units under the command of Vasily Blucher went on the offensive, threw back the advanced units of the enemy, went to the fortified area and on February 10 began the assault on the Volochaevsky positions
The Japanese command was forced to conclude an agreement with the government of the Far East on the withdrawal of its troops from the Far East.
Units of the NRA and partisans entered Vladivostok. The remnants of the White Guard troops were evacuated.
Results of the Civil War
The civil war ended, its main result was the establishment of Soviet power.
During the war years, the Red Army was able to turn into a well-organized and well-armed force. She learned a lot from her opponents, but her talented and original commanders also appeared a lot.
The Bolsheviks actively used the political mood of the masses, their propaganda set clear goals, promptly resolved issues of peace and land, etc. The government of the young republic was able to organize control over the central provinces of Russia, where the main military enterprises were located. The anti-Bolshevik forces were never able to unite until the end of the war. nine0003
The war ended, the Bolsheviks were established in the entire territory of the country, as well as in most national regions. According to various estimates, more than 15 million people died or died due to disease and starvation. More than 2.5 million people have gone abroad. The country was in a state of severe economic crisis. Entire social groups were on the verge of annihilation, primarily the officers, the intelligentsia, the Cossacks, the clergy and the nobility.
The Spanish Civil War — Picture of the Day — Kommersant
The Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) was a conflict between the left-wing socialist (republican) government of the country and the right-wing monarchist forces led by Francisco Franco in an armed uprising.
In the spring of 1931 anti-monarchist forces came to power in Spain, winning the municipal elections in the major cities of the country. King Alphonse XIII had to emigrate. Spain was declared a republic. The republican government, representing the liberal socialists, carried out a series of reforms that caused tension in society and the growth of radicalism. nine0003
In 1933 the reforms were curtailed by the center-right coalition that came to power . This was followed by a general strike and an uprising of miners in Asturias.
New elections were held in 1936, which were won by the «People’s Front», uniting socialists, communists, anarchists and left liberals. In turn, the generals, clerics, bourgeois and monarchists united into a single right flank.
July 12, 1936 one of the Republican officers was shot dead on the threshold of his house. The next day, monarchist MP José Calvo Sotelo was assassinated. Their murders sparked an open confrontation between the Popular Front and the centre-right. nine0003
On July 17, 1936, in Spanish Morocco and the Canary Islands, a military group came out against the republican government. The next day, an uprising broke out throughout the country. More than 164,000 officers and military personnel took the side of the rebels. In the shortest possible time, they took control of a number of southern cities, the north of Extremadura, Galicia, Castile and Aragon — a territory with a population of 10 million people, which produced 70% of agricultural products and located 20% of industrial enterprises. In Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and other major cities, the uprising was crushed. nine0003
In August 1936, the rebels captured Badajoz and launched an attack on Madrid. September 29, 1936 Francisco Franco was elected commander in chief and head of government.
By October 1936, Great Britain, France and the United States declared non-intervention in the war, banning the supply of weapons. Germany and Italy, , in turn, sent the Condor Aviation Legion and the Infantry Volunteer Corps. On October 23, 1936, the USSR began supplying weapons and ammunition to government troops, earlier, volunteers were also sent to Spain.
In February 1937, the troops of Francisco Franco captured Malaga, in October — Gijón. In March 1938, the attack on Catalonia began, and it was finally possible to occupy it by January 1939.
On February 27, 1939, England and France officially recognized the Franco regime, breaking off relations with the government of the Spanish Republic, Juan Negrin.