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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 09:16:41 PM »
I knew a big announcement was coming. Letís hope we wonít have too long to wait.
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 09:16:47 PM »
Hmm.  New module for SF2/Black Sea?  Or a new game altogether?  Maybe Combat Mission: 1984 with a cameo by Gal Gadot?   :D
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 09:17:36 PM »
Cold war combat mission?
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 09:17:53 PM »
Hmm.  New module for SF2/Black Sea?  Or a new game altogether?  Maybe Combat Mission: 1984 with a cameo by Gal Gadot?   :D

My hunch is totally new series.
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 09:45:18 PM »
A Combat Mission: Yom Kippur War would be to die for.  :dreamer:
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 10:46:47 PM »
Classic BFC. After a long period of dormancy they finally announce pre-orders on the long-promised Eastern Front module and then without actually releasing anything they throw out this random teaser into the ether with stuff completely out of left field.

Like, just tell us what you're working on and when we might expect to have it. That's really all people want to know.

Having just sent in my money for the East Front module preorder, this really just says to me that module was never the priority.

The smart play would have been to release Fire and Rubble first, IMO.

Unless this is just a distraction around another delay to Fire and Rubble.




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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 11:41:41 PM »
Hi mom.
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 02:38:59 AM »
Cold war combat mission?

1985 central front. That would be a dream.
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2021, 02:40:02 AM »
Looks like cluster munitions in the picture. DIPCM - from later posts this is definitely CM Cold war.

Still not to get too excited - it'll be 2 years at least before we see anything. Unless this is a partnership with Matrix and they have extra resources to throw at it.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2021, 02:47:49 AM by Zulu1966 »
"you are the rule maker, the dictator, the mini- Stalin, Mao, Hitler, the emperor, generalissimo, the MAN. You may talk the talk and appear to be quite easy going to foster popularity, but to the MAN I say F*CK YOU." And Steve G is F******g rude ? Just another day on the BF forum ... one demented idiots reaction to BF disagreeing about the thickness of the armour on a Tiger II turret mantlet.

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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2021, 05:42:28 AM »
Apparently it is 1979-1982 around and including the Fulda Gap.

It says US, but I hope we can rummage around in Leopards at least with the first module.

Instant buy for me.

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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2021, 07:05:11 AM »
Tuesday February 16th, Slitherine will show the game for the first time during a special Twitch Live: https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup

Looks like it is at 12:00pm EST.
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2021, 08:18:28 AM »
1985 central front. That would be a dream.

It opens the door to a lot of possibilities - especially once the West Germans, Canadian, Brits and French are included. Which we all know will be spread out over a couple of modules. Would also be nice to see East Germans, Czechs, Poles and whomever else is in the lineup in the east.

Would be fun to see the Operation Flashpoint islands done in CM form - I doubt BFC could do it without running into IP problems, but I am sure there are bright boys in the community thinking about it as we speak.

The Canadian Army had a training manual which was more novel than training guide, with distinct scenarios that would be a perfect source for Canadian content. Unless BFC has really missed the boat, they're probably looking at that as well.

Lots of potential content, but the stuff that people really want to see - Team Yankee, etc. - probably belongs to someone else as far as IP goes.
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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2021, 08:29:13 AM »
Here are our pages for the game:

https://www.battlefront.com/cold-war/cmcw-base-game/

Expected release in April 2021. Yes, it is that far along.

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Re: Combat Mission: wait... what?!?!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2021, 08:30:54 AM »
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