Steel Division: Normandy 44

Steel Division: Normandy 44

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Just Before Dawn
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Apr 15, 2018 @ 1:01am
May 28, 2018 @ 11:25pm
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Just Before Dawn

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The Project is now fully updated with First Blood. Our 1. SS Panzer has been changed to the 9. SS Panzer to make room for the Devs' take on the fearsome LSSAH. Utilizing much of our work from the 1. SS the 9. SS has seen changes to make it fit into our vision of how that unit should be.

Just Before Dawn "Community DLC" and Mod is a project to expand and enhance Steel Division: Normandy 44. The primary goal of Just Before Dawn is to offer new divisions and more options for players within the asymmetrically balanced gameplay of Steel Division. We intend to mirror the compromise between fun competitive gameplay and historical accuracy that makes Steel Division a cult classic. With input from some of the pillars of the SD44 community, and the support of the Steel Division League, we strive to bring players more of the game they love.

While Steel Division offers commanders a vast array of deck to build, there are many divisions that fought in Normandy that aren’t represented. Most of these divisions are very similar to divisions already in the game, and might be overlooked as the Devs create new content and take greater steps to progress Steel Division. Just Before Dawn will fill these in, using the assets provided to create subtly unique decks to provide players with more choice, and enrich the flavor of gameplay.

Just Before Dawn will slowly release new divisions into the game. We will attempt to release the new divisions in pairs of 1 Allied and 1 Axis, for as many divisions as we can. This will be done through income, availability, veterancy, roster construction, and new units. Our addition content aims to be balanced with the vanilla roster of decks, and while it has been thoroughly researched, we take liberties for our divisions to parallel and exist within the original game.

This is a community project, it is impossible for us to do this alone. We need help with ideas and especially with balancing. Join your voice to the project on our discord: and/or find the Project Leaders as well as the SD44 community hub on the Steel Division League discord:

Lastly some of the new divisions use assets from the Steel Division DLC’s which mean that for players without that DLC, some of our decks will appear incomplete. These will be clearly marked. Please dont' ask for us to change or bypass this, we seek to enhance SD44 and that wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the developers. Players without DLC will still have access to some of the new divisions and they will be able to play against all of them just as if they were DLC content.

Divisions Added so far:
- 9. SS Panzer
- 4th Canadian Armour (*DLC*)
- 85. Infantrie
- 4th "Ivy" Division
- 11th "Black Bull" Armour
- 326. Infantrie (*DLC*)

A special thanks to MrCrisps, the creator of the definitive SD:44 realism mod, Storm in the West '44. The pioneer, founder and teacher of the Steel Division modding community, it is through MrCrisps’ exploration and work that any of this is understood or possible.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Sep 5, 2018 @ 10:13am
Which Divisions would be cool in the future?
May 9, 2018 @ 11:05pm
Chief Berto
Apr 30, 2018 @ 1:40pm
A Look at the Added Divisions:
Chief Berto
Hariott Mar 17 @ 2:34pm 
.. wasn't the last update for Steel Division on May 26th, 2018 ?
.. why doesn't this work, why would it need another update ?
Shadow - Rhyfelwr Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:47pm 
Needs update
Elias Sep 11, 2020 @ 5:50am 
battleship101 May 8, 2019 @ 11:20pm 
yeah... this mod is very dead... very.
The Crescent Hawk Feb 7, 2019 @ 11:25am 
The Crescent Hawk Dec 11, 2018 @ 1:02pm 
Correction, in over two months.
Protosszocker Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:14am 
Well chief still hasn't returned so yeah as long as he doesn't return it is"DEAD". He hasn't been online for over a month by now.
The Crescent Hawk Dec 10, 2018 @ 5:03pm 
I see that this mod STILL HASN'T been updated.... hmmm could it be dead!?
Protosszocker Dec 1, 2018 @ 12:13pm 
well he was working on it till 1 month ago, but atm he is MIA as he has some off road stuff to do where he doesnt have internet access so yeah if you dont know whats going on, stop insulting the modder and other community members. rather take your kids outside and ahve a good time.
The Crescent Hawk Dec 1, 2018 @ 9:36am 
Also, im not sure what " having a life" has to updating a mod that takes all of 15 sec to update. i have a life, 3 kids and a wife... im assuming I have more of a life then you... so next time you wanna come argure a point, make sure said point is valid.