French developer Eugen Systems has recently been busy with the early access launch of its new Cold War-era RTS Warno, but that doesn’t mean it’s moved on from its latest WW2 game, Steel Division 2. A new historical expansion pack was released today that pays homage to the Italian campaign, and includes eight new divisions and over 300 new individual units.
Tribute to the liberation of Italy includes historical units that participated in the Italian campaign, especially in areas north of Rome in 1944. Axis forces in the pack include the 5. Gebirgsjäger mountain troops, the 4. Fallschirmjäger, the 26. Panzerdivision and Italian nationalist 4a Divisione Alpini “Monterosa”.
On the Allied side, the pack adds the South African 6th Armored Division, the Corpo Italiano di Liberazione, the 8th Indian Division (Infantry) and Task Force 45 – a singular and short-lived formation made up of anti-Japanese-Americans and Brazilians – air artillery soldiers who were reassigned to infantry while in theater and used their AA guns as improvised patrol and close support weapons.
These units will be able to field some 300 new units, including four new aircraft models, 22 new vehicle models, new infantry squads and numerous variants.
It should be noted that this expansion does not include a new Army General campaign, but a future DLC is currently in the works for the “not too distant future” which adds dynamic new campaigns to the game.
The Tribute to the Liberation of Italy DLC is available now on Steam for $19.99 USD / £17.49.