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.:Time Frames:.

One of D-day's main features is the ability to customize the game by picking from six different game modes or "time frames"; Pre-War, Early-War, Mid-War, Late-War, Post-War and Total-War. Depending on which one you choose the selection of units that you can use will change to fit that period.

Pre-War: 1920 - 1940

The Pre-War time frame stretches from the post World War I era in the 1920's where the collapse of mighty empires had left many countries in civil war. On to the late 1930's when the Axis powers started to expand and tensions across the world grew high.

Major events:
  • 1922: End of Russian civil war, the Soviet Union established
  • 1925: Benito Mussolini becomes dictator of Italy
  • 1933: Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
  • 1936: Spanish Civil War starts
  • 1937: Japan invades China
  • 1938: Germany annexes Austria and Western Czechoslovakia
  • 1939: Spanish Civil War ends with a Nationalist victory
  • 1939: Italy invades Albania
  • 1939: Germany invades and annexes the remaining parts of Czechoslovakia
  • 1939: Germany invades Poland provoking war with Britain and France
  • 1939: Soviet Union invades Eastern Poland
  • 1939: Soviet Union invades Finland
Early-War: 1940 - 1942

The Early-War covers the German Blitzkrieg across Europe and the beginning of the War in North Africa. Then 1941 sees the Axis powers attack the Soviet Union and America drawing them into the conflict. By the end of 1942 the Allies have regrouped and started to push back the Axis onslaught.

Major events:
  • Apr 1940: Germany invades Denmark and Norway
  • May 1940: Germany invades Belgium, Netherlands and France
  • Sep 1940: Germany, Italy and Japan sign Axis treaty
  • Sep 1940: Italy invades Egypt
  • Jun 1941: Germany invades the Soviet Union
  • Nov 1941: Germany troops reach the edge of Moscow
  • Dec 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor bring the USA into World War II
  • Jan 1942: Soviets push German forces back from Moscow
  • Apr 1942: American Doolittle Raid against Japan
  • Jun 1942: Battle of Midway
  • Aug 1942: American troops land in Guadalcanal
  • Sep 1942: Battle for Stalingrad starts
Mid-War: 1942 - 1944

The Mid-War time frame sees the tide turning against the Axis forces, the Soviets push the Germans back at Stalingrad, the Italians are defeated in North Africa and the Allies land in northern France and start the liberation of Europe.

Major events:
  • Nov 1942: American forces land in North Africa
  • Nov 1942: Soviets encircle the Germans in Stalingrad
  • Feb 1943: Germany forces are defeated at Stalingrad
  • May 1943: Axis forces in North Africa are defeated
  • Jul 1943: Battle of Kursk
  • Jul 1943: Allied forces invade Sicily
  • Sep 1943: Italy surrenders
  • Jan 1944: Soviet forces reach the Polish border
  • Jun 1944: D-day, Allied forces land in France
  • Jun 1944: Battle of the Philippine Sea
  • Sep 1944: Operation Market Garden
Late-War: 1944 - 1945

The last two years of World War II saw the introduction of many new weapons which were used in some of the bloodiest battles of the entire war.

Major events:
  • Dec 1944: Battle of the Bulge
  • Jan 1945: The Germans launch Operation Nordwind their last in the west
  • Feb 1945: American forces invade Iwo Jima.
  • Mar 1945: Battle of Remagen
  • Apr 1945: Soviet and American troops meet at the river Elbe
  • Apr 1945: American forces invade Okinawa
  • May 1945: Germany surrenders, war ends in Europe
  • Jul 1945: America tests its first Atomic bomb
  • Aug 1945: Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Aug 1945: Japan surrenders, war ends in Asia
Post-War: 1945 - 1960

The Post-War time frame covers the turmoil and uncertainty that came at the end of World War II and the creation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact marking the beginning of the Cold War. Depending on which sides and sub-factions you choose you can also play a hypothetical continuation of World War II using prototypes and paper projects designed in the closing stages of the conflict.

Major events:
  • 1945: Chinese Civil War begins
  • 1946: First Indochina War begins (precursor to the Vietnam War)
  • 1948: The state of Israel founded, Arab-Israel War starts
  • 1948: North and South Korea are established
  • 1949: Germany is officially split into East and West
  • 1949: Chinese Civil War ends on the mainland
  • 1950: North Korea invades the South starting the Korea War
  • 1956: Hungarian uprising against Soviet government
  • 1956: Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal triggering the Suez Crisis
  • 1959: Vietnam War begins
Total-War: 1920 - 1960

The Last time frame Total-War gives you access to all of the units from the previous five time frames plus many many more. This time frame can be very random and a bit chaotic at times, where World War I tanks can find themselves fighting against Cold War jet aircraft for example. The amount of units available to each nations varies quite a bit too, with some having access to over a hundred different units in this game mode. Because of this it is recommended to play the other time frames first before trying Total-War as it may be a bit overwhelming for new players.

Major events:
  • 1946: Albert Einstein travels back in time to assassinate Hitler
  • 19XX: Moon Nazis invade Earth
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