Recommendations: 18346 / Metacritic: 70
Released: April 28, 2015
Developer: M2H,Blackmill Games
Publisher: Blackmill Games,M2H
Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic World War One setting.
The merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense.
Verdun adds ruthless kilt-wearing Scotsmen in free update
Originally posted at: http://store.steampowered.com/news/externalpost/pcgamer/84840457391886458
January 11, 2017
World War One FPS Verdun may have ceased firing over the holidays while reenacting the Christmas Truce, but it's now back to business in the bunkers. To mark the new year, M2H and Blackmill Games are adding The Highlander Squad to the battlefield—kilts and all.
Performing an "aggressive scouting" role in Verdun, the Scots comes equipped with Pattern 1914 Enfield—a five-round 'dog-leg' bolt handle rifle, which combines elements of the infamous German Mauser and renowned Lee-Enfield, best suited to marksmen.
"The Scots were no stranger to war, and when the call to arms came in 1914, a relatively large number of Scottish young men eagerly joined the ranks of the British in Belgium," reads an update post. "Wearing their traditional kilts, they performed many aggressive scouting maneuvers, often finding themselves in the thick of savage battles such as Loos and Arras. They suffered a staggering number of casualties as a result, but were nevertheless undeterred and soon earned the nickname the 'ladies from hell'."
I'm from Glasgow myself and while not overly fussed with kilt wearing, I know better than to take the piss out of a proud Scotsman/woman for wearing one.
Should you wish to don the traditional tartan attire in the virtual battlegrounds of Verdun, the Highlander Squad update is out now free-of-charge via Steam. You'll of course need the base game to play, which costs £18.99/$24.99.
Other Verdun News
Blazy013 - January 13, 2017
Meet us at Verdun!
At the end of this month, we’re visiting Verdun together with the crew from WW1 YouTube Channel; The Great War.
Blazy013 - January 11, 2017
Meet the Highlanders
firstname.lastname@example.org (Alice O'Connor) - January 11, 2017
Get it up Ypres! Verdun adds Scottish squad
Scottish soldiers have arrived in World War 1 FPS Verdun [official site] and I’ve got nothing fancy to say about that, okay. As RPS’s junior Scottish correspondent, I feel pressure in matters concerning the country I’ve grown to love and I don’t want to blow it. I can swim in lochs, watch Still Game, and sing along to