Based on the events of the Western Desert Campaign during World War II, the Sudden Strike 4: Africa – Desert War add-on centers around some of the most notorious desert skirmishes in North Africa. Choose from five new highly decorated generals, such as Erwin Rommel and Sir Richard O’Connor. Lead the Axis powers in their mission to invade Libya, Tunisia and Egypt to crush the unprepared American forces in the Battle of the Kasserine Pass, or take command of the Allies and relive the battle that turned the tide of the Western Desert Campaign – the Second Battle of El Alamein. Fight in an unforgiving and harsh desert setting with sandstorms to challenge your tactical wits.
- Sudden Strike 4: Africa – Desert War features two new mini-campaigns with six new singleplayer missions based on the events of the North African campaign during World War II.
- In the Axis campaign, you will start the Italian advance on Egypt to take the city of Sidi Barrani, besiege the city of Tobruk and take over its harbor, as well as break through the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. In the Allied campaign, take part in Operation Compass and retake the village of Sidi Barrani, relive the watershed of the Western Desert Campaign - the Second Battle of El Alamein, and break through the German defensive line in the Battle of Mareth.
- Five new doctrine commanders to choose from: on the side of the Axis, choose from the highly decorated German general Erwin Rommel, as well as three additional Italian commanders, such as renowned field marshal Giovanni Messe. On the Allies side, you can now choose the legendary Sir Richard O’Connor as an armored general.
- Sudden Strike 4: Africa – Desert War introduces 30+ new vehicles, including an all new medical truck, the Marder II Tank Destroyer, the British Bishop SPG, as well as the Italian Semovente da 105/25 Assault Gun.