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Austro-Hungarian units?
Does the devs have any plans to add Austro-Hungarian units to the game? The Entente side has many nationalities, but the Central Powers side has only Germans.
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Bishop Aug 17 @ 7:39am 
No, while there was a small force of Austro-Hungarian forces on the Western front they deployed very late (like last month of the war) and seem to have been issued with German equipment and training which means they lack content to be a new squad.
If you want to play as the Austro-Hungarians you should go ahead and buy Tannenberg
Austrian units are in Tannenberg and will be in Isonzo.
Turtler Sep 1 @ 5:01pm 
Originally posted by Bishop:
No, while there was a small force of Austro-Hungarian forces on the Western front they deployed very late (like last month of the war) and seem to have been issued with German equipment and training which means they lack content to be a new squad.

In general the Habsburg presence on the Western Front sort of bookended the war, appearing both rather early and late. IIRC they really were famous for their artillery (particularly the heavy howitzer units that helped the Germans blast Liege and other heavy Belgian targets apart).

So perhaps finding a way to include a "Composite Unit" to sort of represent both the Habsburg-equipped units fighting in the West in 1914-5 and the primarily German-equipped ones of 1918 might be a nice way to add some diversity to the Germans?

Here's a decentish reference for both.

https://kb.osu.edu/bitstream/handle/1811/87594/OUDadWF_1918_Thesis.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y

I also know that Italian troops fought on the Western Front (and played a significant role in the counterattacks against the Kaiserschlacht).

So perhaps there could be some kind of crossover event? Give Verdun two units- Habsburg and Italian- and give Isonzo some representation from the other Allies (I know there were British, French, and American units based there) and Germany?

Just a thought.
Bishop Sep 2 @ 12:46pm 
Issue is it doesn't add any diversity if it's just a different name in the kill feed. They also didn't fight together and there wouldn't be advancement for their squad call-in.
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