Welcome back Wikingers!
We’re dropping the July update for you (in July as promised), and we’re going to be focusing on the new Wehrmacht doctrine that is to be released in patch 3.3.6.
On April 22, 1944, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel paced back and forth on a deserted French beach, waving his “informal” marshal’s baton, a two-foot long silver-topped black stick with a red, black and white tassel.
Accompanying him was his adjutant, Capt. Helmuth Lang. Pointing to the sand Rommel repeated what he had been saying for months, “The war will be won or lost on the beaches. We’ll have only one chance to stop the enemy and that’s while he’s in the water…
…Believe me, Lang, the first twenty-four hours of the invasion will be decisive . . . for the Allies, as well as Germany, it will be the longest day.”
We’re very pleased to announce the pending release of the third Wehrmacht Doctrine – Statische Infanterie Division – “stellung halten!”
We’re into our fourth internal beta build, with a lot of the heavy lifting now out the way we are pushing ahead on the remaining tasks for the doctrine. Our dedicated beta testers have been finding bugs and providing feedback so we can polish up this build and deliver another quality release as soon as possible.
There are a number of quality of life improvements going into this patch as well, with the new bug reporting channel on our discord operating well we have uncovered a number of bugs that had not been previously reported so we’re working hard to squash as many of those as possible before we release patch 3.3.6.
As with every new Wikinger patch we’re introducing new vehicles, emplacements and more to the game. Please ensure that you are subscribed to all our required files – LINK
If you don’t you may end up with some very odd looking units. We’ve locked it down and made it very restrictive but it’s the only way to ensure that everything works… as designed.
We will be releasing a full changelog document on the forum as we near release date, there are a number of non Wehrmacht doctrine changes coming to Wikinger as well, so we will ensure that you have a good overview as to those changes as well.
We’d like to extend a very warm welcome to the many new members of our community that have joined us over the past month, it has been great to have you around. We’ve had a big tidy up on our discord server and ensured that everyone has a role and they are organised properly. We’ve got a new “game hoster” role for members who are actively using the players lounge to organize public games.
The end of the road is getting nearer for us now, we’ve come a long way since we started this doctrine rework at the end of 2016/early 2017. After this patch there are the final two brand new doctrines – the final Soviet and Wehrmacht doctrines. We’re aiming to be done with these prior to Christmas, after that we will be taking a well deserved break and then heading into some balancing and further tweaking.
A modders work is never done.
That’s all for now from The Wikinger Development Team, we’ll see you again on release day and in the August update!