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Attack at Dawn: North Africa
« on: May 11, 2021, 06:01:17 AM »
Hellow fellow wargamers!  :) I've made a gameplay video showing in depth how to play the game in one small but exciting historical scenario - Operation Battleaxe. I hope you'll find the game interesting and to your liking ;)

Attack at Dawn: North Africa is an operational level wargame set in WW2 North African theatre. It features 3 campaigns, and 15 scenarios which can be played in solo or multiplayer modes. It can be played as a real-time, or turn-based (WeGo) game. The game begins with the German troops probing into the Libyan region of Cyrenaica, and finishes either with the total defeat of German-Italian Panzer Armee, or with the British loss of Egypt and their retreat across the Suez Canal.

The scenario shown in this gameplay video is Operation Battleaxe. It was an allied offensive that took place between 15 and 17 June 1941, during WW2 North African campaign. The goal of the operation was to raise the axis siege of Tobruk, and link with the besieged 9th Australian Division. The operation lasted for 3 days and ended with an Axis victory.

If you like the game - wishlist it on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1383640/Attack_at_Dawn_North_Africa/

For the maps and history behind this scenario: https://www.attackatdawn.com/post/maps-of-the-operation-battleaxe

« Last Edit: May 18, 2021, 07:25:24 AM by tcipcic »
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 08:18:05 AM »
Welcome and thanks for posting. Guys here will be eating that up.
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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 09:50:11 AM »
I'm glad to hear that  :D Cheers!
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 09:55:08 AM »
Oh they sure will! Great job as always Tomislav!

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 10:24:51 AM »
Couldnt really tell from the video as didnt have much time to watch - what kind of game is this - more panzer general or HPS Panzer battles....am thinking of level of fidelity of realism.
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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 10:28:26 AM »
Looking good.

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 10:34:21 AM »
@Zulu1966 > I would say neither. It's more of a tabletop hex-and-counter (like DAK II) with mechanics you find in Sid Meier's Gettysburg, Combat Mission, or even Harpoon. It's hard to explain, since I have been working on this for more than a decade, trying to find what works best for an operational-level game. I have also tried to be as close to the actual orders of battle as possible, because it (at least for me) gives a game more authenticity.

Take a look when you have some free time. I'll be loitering here if you have some questions for me O0
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 12:45:36 PM »
Well its on my wishlist now.

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 02:22:38 PM »
Wow, thanks!
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
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Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2021, 04:01:22 PM »
WISHLISTED SO FAST!!  :D
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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2021, 06:26:19 PM »
JH will want a VR version.   :idiot2:
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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 02:18:24 AM »
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 02:21:02 AM »
Does it have any WEGO elements?
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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2021, 03:44:40 AM »
Does it have any WEGO elements?

Yes! You can choose how to play it - as Real-Time or We-Go. You can change it during the game, to suit your needs. Also, Real-Time mode can be played very slow (x4) or very fast (x128).

I tried to make it configurable to players' preferences. Also, you can choose if you want to use 3D models or unit counters to represent units in the game.
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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Re: Attack at Dawn: North Africa - Gameplay Video
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2021, 05:55:03 AM »
WEGO. WOW. Then I will look at putting it on my list. Thanks.
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