Unity of Command 2‘s DLCs have been bouncing all over the place, letting us command the Soviets there and the Nazis there. But now, we’re back to where it all started in the first mission of the game: Africa. It’s the Unity of Command 2: Desert Rats DLC, baby!
Ach Scheiße, jetzt geht es wieder los. The third(!) Unity of Command 2 expansion in 2021, Stalingrad DLC, has us commanding Nazis again. They were stopped in 1941 and badly mauled in winter. But it’s 1942; time for payb- wait, the Fuhrer did what?!
Up until this point, the DLCs for Unity of Command 2 focused on the German victories in early World War 2. They did quite a good job of portraying them as the real fights they were, and not just cakewalks as popularly imagined. Barbarossa was particularly good about showing how spread out and worn down the German forces became when faced with Soviet resistance and vast distances they needed to cover. Unity of Command 2: Moscow 41 DLC actually puts you in command of the Soviet forces that will stretch that attack to the breaking point – and then break it.
Everyone’s a World War 2 fan until it’s time to actually play the campaigns that gave “Blitzkrieg” its name. Without the ability to fawn over Rommel or wank over wunderwaffles like the Panther and Tiger, the enthusiasm of many a WW2 gamer shrivels. But the team behind Unity of Command 2 isn’t made of lilly-livered, yellow-bellied cowards. That’s why they made (and generously furnished me with) Unity of Command 2: Blitzkrieg DLC.