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whopper44 Aug 22, 2014 @ 10:27pm
New Faction Ideas
I'm not sure if we'll have another WW2 game soon but if we do, we should include more factions. I loved how Rising Storm had 2 new factions (Japan and USA) and there are plenty of theaters that can bring new factions. They already have Russia and Germany on the Russian front and USA and Japan on the Pacific theater. They can include a French theater from the German/Italian invasion and include France and Italy as new factions. They could include an African theater with USA, UK/commonwealth, Vichy France or Free French Forces, Italy, and Germany. They could include the western front of 1944 with USA, UK, Germany, and Vichy France or Free French Forces. They could include UK/commonwealth in the Pacific theater with USA and Japan as well. There are many possibilities but they all include 7 major factions: USA, UK, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, and Russia.

The Russian, German, Japanese, and American factions have already been made with their weapons and classes but they can be tweaked to fit the time of a battle. For example: Germany could use the StG-44 if the battle is towards the end of the war or Germany can't use the PPS-42 if the battle is towards the beginning of the war. I have some ideas of weapons that Italy, Uk, and France can have if they will be used in future games:

France:
French F1 grenade (different than Russian)
Hotchkiss M1914 fixed machine gun
Modele 1935A pisol
Modele 1892 revolver
FM 24/29 light machine gun
MAS-38 submachine gun
MAS-36 rifle
Berthier M1916
Fusil Automatique Modele 1917 rifle
Berthier M1916 sniper
MAS-36 sniper

Italy:
Model 35 grenade
Breda M37 fixed machine gun
Beretta M1934 pistol
Beretta M1935 pistol
Breda M1930 light machine gun
Breda M1930/37 light machine gun
Beretta M1938 submachine gun
MTB 1925 rifle
Carcano M1891/38 rifle
Carcano M1891
Carcano M1891/38 sniper

UK:
No.36M Mk.I grenade
M1915 Vickers fixed machine gun
Enfield no.2 Mk.I revolver
Webley Mk.VI revolver
Bren Mk.I light machine gun
Lewis light machine gun
Sten Mk.II submachine gun
Lanchester Mk.I submachine gun
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III rifle
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifle
Lee-Enfield No.5 Mk.I rifle
Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I sniper
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III sniper

What do you guys think of new factions in a future game? Add any ideas to the lists or make lists of your own
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Nequis Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:39am 
I think it's just a dream,though i'd love to have all this stuff in a Raimbow Orchestra:Heroes of WW2.
whopper44 Aug 24, 2014 @ 12:38am 
Well I figured if they added Rising Storm, their next title could include many other theaters of WW2 that can add new factions and weapons
Moskeeto Aug 24, 2014 @ 12:41am 
You might want to see this then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVp9E5jX3Z0
[PsI] Operative13 Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:25pm 
If anything TWI would probably choose the new war theatre to be Britain vs Italy in Africa. But I don't see that happening anytime soon.
=(e)= Lemonater47 Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:08pm 
I think the Owen gun would be a better SMG for the game than the Lanchester. The Owen gun was used by the British commonwealth. Though many Americans in the pacific preferred it over the Thompson as the Owen gun could take a beating and be submerged in water and sand and still fire when you want it to.
Foxhound SFU Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:27am 
Damnit moskeeto I thought that was an actual mod, getting me all excited....
- Stich - Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:35am 
TWI has already hinted heavily that they are working on a Western Front.(American v. Germans)

They dropped a somewhat cryptic hint when they released RS.
- Stich - Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:54am 
Originally posted by PsI Operative13:
If anything TWI would probably choose the new war theatre to be Britain vs Italy in Africa. But I don't see that happening anytime soon.

It was called 'Mare Nostrum', a mod for RO Ost. It never caught on.

Here's the problem imo. That theater of the war is not well known, unless you're a huge WW2 history buff.

I would like to see a mod for every theater of the war involving all of the allies. Most people don't realize the scale of WW2 and that would be a good way of showcasing it in a game. Maybe get people interested in how fascinating WW2 history is and get them to read a good book about it. However, only the fronts that are still remembered by the average gamer are going to see any attention.

Quite honestly, if it wasn't for movies/series like 'Saving Pvt. Ryan', 'Enemy at the Gates', and 'Band of Brothers' I doubt the original CoD would have done nearly as well. They had alot of interest in the Western and Eastern front due to the aforementioned movies/series and profited.

I remember playing CoD, CoD2, CoDUO, Day of Defeat, etc. back in the day, and every server was packed with players with the names of the prominent characters from those shows. I think the popularity of them brought alot of players to WW2 fps.

If we had a big budget, wildly popular WW2 movie drop concerning one of those lesser known fronts of the war, you'd probably have a much better chance of seeing a video game developer putting out a game that spotlights that particular front.

Last edited by - Stich -; Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:22pm
=(e)= Lemonater47 Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:05pm 
Well if they made video games in the 60s and 70s you could have a game based on the conflict in Greece or the conflict in Burma. As there were movies about then back then.
Killroy Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:21pm 
Anything with italy is normaly in poor taste.
Most italian troops surrendered. They hated the Germans as much as the Allies did.
LupisVolk Aug 27, 2014 @ 7:50pm 
Originally posted by Killroy:
Anything with italy is normaly in poor taste.
Most italian troops surrendered. They hated the Germans as much as the Allies did.

When the brits and us landed on the island before Italy, the brits had the Italian garrassion there help them get off the beach.
Killroy Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:16pm 
Originally posted by Suicidal_xAlpha:
Originally posted by Killroy:
Anything with italy is normaly in poor taste.
Most italian troops surrendered. They hated the Germans as much as the Allies did.

When the brits and us landed on the island before Italy, the brits had the Italian garrassion there help them get off the beach.
Exacly.
The only new "Factions" that would make sense to me is , British Vs German (north africa) and China Vs Japan.
LupisVolk Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:43pm 
Originally posted by Killroy:
Originally posted by Suicidal_xAlpha:

When the brits and us landed on the island before Italy, the brits had the Italian garrassion there help them get off the beach.
Exacly.
The only new "Factions" that would make sense to me is , British Vs German (north africa) and China Vs Japan.

Italy had good planes and guns, but lacked the "spirit" to fight. they were "forced" to.
=(e)= Lemonater47 Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:36pm 
Originally posted by Killroy:
Anything with italy is normaly in poor taste.
Most italian troops surrendered. They hated the Germans as much as the Allies did.

Not really. Initially they loved facism, Mussolini and nazi Germany. Wasn't till Mussolini started ruining their country when they had their doubts. It turned to hate when they started losing. Also the Germans didn't treat them well. They always got the duties the Germans didn't want to do when there was a senior German commander.

But British commonwealth vs Germany would be a good game. New weapons for both sides.

After the battle for Italy was well under way most Italians sided with the king again. Only the fanatical facists stayed with hitler and mussolini. All the blackshirts and the majority of the elite paratroopers stayed with the facist Italians. As well as a bunch of other Italians who had reasons to hate the US and British.
Miyafuji Yoshika Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:08am 
Like mentioned, Mare Nostrum is a mod for RO1 with new factions. Australia is one of the factions, and they have some awesome taunts towards the Germans. An allied counter attack expansion that adds later campaigns and Brits would be cool though. I wonder how possible it would be to mix American and British soldiers in on the same side. Perhaps the model and voice could change depending on the weapon / role.
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Date Posted: Aug 22, 2014 @ 10:27pm
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