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9) Polish Campaign  (click here to see my result at 100%):

Story : Play with Polish Army (from Road to Danzig in 39 to Pultusk in 45)
Theatre :  Europe (Poland -> West Europe (France)-> East Europe (Russia).
Number of scenarios : 12
Road to Danzig, Malbork, Ciechanow, Cracow, Chernovsky, Sedan, Caen, Caen2, Louviers, Pultusk
Mode : Linear (next scenario is always the same)
Description : This is a linear campaign with 10 scenarios
This campaign can be considered as a defending campaign. Most scenarios put you in difficult position at start. The scenarios are short and often in a half-map but the action is intense and some loses should be expected. Just remember you are playing with Poland so don't expect strong units and be carefull when you have to attack or you may face heavy losses. Try to protect your core army (not much units to upgrade!) and don't hesitate in sacrificing auxiliary units. Louviers can be very hard with Polish facing Tigers/Panthers supported by heavy artys. A bug in this scenario result in a loss for you if you capture a city and lost it ! This campaign can be considered as difficult --> interesting defending (and difficult) campaign but no real fun in playing with Poland (and its poor units.)
Equipement : Waffenkammer.
New Maps :  Not needed.
Settings : Experts 100%, Novice : 200%
Rating : 6/10

7) Das Deutsche MarineKorps  (click here to see my result at 100%):

Story : Play with German MarineKorps over all the WWII fronts (from Barcelona in 39 to Savannah in 45)
Theatre :  World : Spain -> West Europe (France)-> Africa -> East Europe (Russia)-> England -> USA.
Number of scenarios : 12
Barcelona, Narvik, Caen, St Lo, Thermopylae, Tobruk1, Tobruk2, Malta, Sevastopol, Batumi, Seelowe, Savannah
Mode : Linear (next scenario is always the same with BV or V. TV or Lost mean Defeat)
Description : this is a linear campaign with 12 scenarios
This campaign is very good from the technical point : You have some Battleships as core units and you may expect lots of scenarios starting in sea tranports and some naval battles. You may have special units (amphibious, heliported..). There is also some new maps and all the features that can be created with the special editors... You need the Waffenkammer equipement, so you need to play with modified units (long range artys, a great german bomber...)
But it is too easy for the first 10 scenarios : No surprises and lots of prestige. Until you reach the last 2 scenarios (Invasion of England and USA), where the Air Fleets are quite numerous and a serious problem (my 5 fighters were lost in these battles with their 5 bombers!). One advice in Seelowe : try to capture the 2 UK airports in the SW to make the Airfleet out of munitions) --> interesting campaign with great technical design but too easy (except the end.)..
Equipement : Waffenkammer.
New Maps :  5 : Panzer01, Narvik, Bardia, Sevastopol and England.
Settings : Experts 0-50%, Novice : 100%
Rating : 6/10

4) Spanish Civil War  (click here to see my result at 100%):

Story : Play with Spain in this Spanish Civil War (from Toledo in 36 to Gibraltar in 41)
Theatre :  Spain.
Number of scenarios : 6
The Alcazar of Toledo, Battle of Madrid, Battle of Bilbao, Battle of Teruel, Battle of Aragon, Plan Felix: Invasion of Gibraltar
Mode : Linear (next scenario is always the same, whatever your result)
Description : this is a linear campaign with only 6 scenarios, based on PG2 Allied short campaigns.
This campaign is like Free French : short and not very difficult : Maybe the historical background (new units) is the most interesting.
You will manage weak units (like panzers I) so multiple attacks are important. Upgrading is nearly impossible as no new units are available.
No problems for experts. No surprises.
Equipement : Special Equipement created and included in zip file.
New Maps :  Not needed.
Settings : Experts 0-50%, Novice : 100%
Rating : 3/10

3) Waffen SS  (click here to see my result at 100%):

Story : Play with the Waffen SS Divisions during WWII (from Spain in 38 to Antwerp in 45)
Theatre : Europe : Spain -> East/North (Poland, Norway)-> West (France)-> East (Russia)-> West (Allies)
Number of scenarios : 24
Barcelona, Seville, Lodz, Warsaw, Raate, Gjevik, Meuse Crossing, Arras, Last stand at Dunkirk, Tamapol, Zhitomir, Kiev, Viazma, Moscow, Prokorovka Station, Oboyan, Kursk, Voronezh, Kharkov, Normandy defence, Aachen, Liege, Brussels, Antwerp.
Mode : Linear (next scenario is always the same, whatever your result)
Description : this is a long linear campaign with 24 scenarios.
You will not change the history of WWII. Your results will not change the face of the war. Your task is only to fight as good as possible in the various battlefields. Upgrading is important in this long campaign : you need to upgrade regularly in order to always have the better weapons or you may have problems.
The computer is set to AGRESSIVE mode : this mean he will attack with ALL his units in the first turns. So expect some big fights (in last Russian battles)
It is easier to wait for ennemy in first turns. But try to proove you are good with always moving/attacking in first turns (and not waiting) : harder and more fun!
The first half is not difficult and you will have lots of prestige : so build a strong and experimented army (minimum 15 tanks/ 8 fighters). You will need it in the second half to face numerous and powerfull Russians. Some casualties (tanks, fighters) are hard to avoid in the first turns of later scenarios.
Some good surprises : entrenchement in Moscow, heavy tanks battles in Kharkov, some units start with 15 points (nice!)---> interesting and long campaign.
Equipement : Special Equipement created and included in zip file.
New Maps :  Not needed.
Settings : Experts 0-50%, Novice : 100%
Rating : 7/10

2) Free French (click here to see my result at 100%):

Story : Play with the Free French for the Liberation of Europe (from Lybia in 41 to Strabourg in 45)
Theatre : Africa, Europe
Number of scenarios : 6
Koufra, Bir-Hakeim, Opération Vésuve, Opération Diadem, Opération Dragoon, Strasbourg
Mode : Linear (next scenario is always the same, whatever your result)
Description : this is a linear campaign with only 6 scenarios, based on PG2 Allied short campaigns.
This campaign is short and not very difficult : Not great for strategy or units upgrading but interesting for Historical aspect.
This is also the first campaign available for PG2 and the army involved is French (me too!)
No problems for experts. No surprises.
Equipement : Special Equipement created and included in zip file.
New Maps :  Not needed.
Settings : Experts 0-50%, Novice : 100%
Rating : 4/10