DCS: Normany map nears release, special offer still available

Eagle Dynamics appears to be preparing for final release of DCS: Normandy and the World War II assets pack. A special 20% off offer for both map and assets together is still available.

What’s available?

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The Normandy map release itself is fairly straightforward with the map and all of the assets for the map currently in beta now and with release impending. The map is 267 x 348 kilometers and features airbases both in Normandy and along the English coast for those cross channel operations.

What you’re lacking with just the map release is a separate World War II assets pack which includes a pretty wide variety of things:

Tanks and Mobile Artillery

  • M4A4 Sherman VC Firefly
  • M4 Sherman with “Rhino” hedge cutter
  • Mk VIII Cromwell
  • Sd.Kfz. 162 Jagdpanzer IV
  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger I
  • Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf. B Tiger II
  • Pz.Kpfw. V Panther
  • Pz.Kpfw. IV
  • Sd.Kfz. 166 Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär
  • Sd.Kfz. 173 Panzerjäger V Jagdpanther

Cars and Trucks

  • Jeep Willys
  • Truck CCKW 353
  • Bedford MWD
  • Kübelwagen 82
  • Truck Blitz 36-6700A

Steam Train and Cars

  • DRG Class 86 locomotive
  • Tank wagon
  • G10 covered wagon
  • DR 50 Ton Flat Wagon Type SSys

Anti-Aircraft Artillery

  • Bofors 40 mm gun
  • 8.8 cm Flak Gun 18, 36, & 37
  • 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling

Ships

  • LCVP Higgins
  • LST Mk2
  • USS Samuel Chase

Infantry

  • US soldier
  • UK soldier
  • German soldier

Aircraft

  • B-17G bomber

The pack is expected to grow with additional AI controlled aircraft and assets being added later. DCS: Combined Arms compatibility is apparently also planned so some control over ground forces is also a future possibility.

Of course, Normandy is the setting and the assets pack will add a good variety of necessary vehicles, flak batteries and the like but you’ll still need some aircraft to fly and right now the Spitfire LF.IX is the most historical option. The FW190D-9 and Bf109K-4 are also available although a-historical for the scenario. The P-47 and many others are planned from third party groups.

At this point it strikes me as both the map and assets as being necessary. Normandy isn’t ideally suited to the modern aircraft and assets typical of DCS and any future campaigns for the Spitfire or other aircraft will surely require both Normandy and the assets pack to function.

The Normandy map plus assets pack deal is currently available for $47.99 USD on the Eagle Dynamics E-Store.

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