In the upcoming Devyatayev update (named after the Soviet pilot Mikhael Petrovich Devyatayev) we are adding a new thrown Anti-Tank Grenade for the German faction!
The Panzerwurfmine Lang (or PWM for short) is a handheld thrown anti-tank weapon with similar function to the Soviet RPG-43. It enables German infantry to take out enemy tanks without having to run all the way up to them to place a magnetic mine.
Having shown the Soviet Uniforms yesterday, and a lot of tanks in previous posts, we also need something to protect the Soviet soldiers from attacks from enemy airplanes, AND give the infantry a way to defend themselves against enemy armor! So here is a presentation of the Maxim M4 Quad Anti-air setup and the PTRD 1941 Anti-Tank Rifle.
Soviet troops are marching! And beside (and behind) the tanks we have recently shown, infantry advances. These soldiers carry a selection of weapons, including SMGs, light machineguns & semi-automatic rifles. A crucial part of flanking is being able to keep your moves quiet, hence equipping a knife or shovel is a good way to kill some enemies without anyone knowing.
As you might have heard rumours of, a new antitank weapon is making its way from the factories to the fields of battle!
The German panzerschreck!
The Panzerschreck is closer in functionality to the American Bazooka and with new addition we have changed how anti-tank weapons are unlocked.
Leeb has been around for more than a week now, and most of you have now experienced the new armor model first hand, most likely from the outside of said armor (i.e. on foot), which can be quite inconvenient when high explosive shells are whooshing in your direction and you don’t have a tennis racket to return them to the sender.
Tankers rejoice! Starting with the imminent Leeb build, your enemies will have to learn to aim better if they want to stop you. We have increased the level of combat realism by completely rewriting the armor physics model. Here’s how it works…