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Offline Destraex

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Not sure if this has been posted before. It has been in development for over a year as far as I know.
What I am interested in is if anybody here is part of development or knows what is going on with it. It has been
in development for some time. Looks ok but also at the same time it is certainly not looking to be a state of the art engine at least graphically.
I was just thinking today that it might come up against steel division later this year. Considering it should be nearing the end of it's development cycle? If that is 2yrs long?




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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 07:16:08 PM »
There's been some discussion of this. Tim Stone mentioned it in one of his RPS Flare Path columns some time ago -- that was the first I became aware of it, though it kind of dropped off my radar.

It looks terrific, and the comparison with Steel Division seems apt. No idea where it stands in the development life-cycle though. Maybe a 2017 release? Maybe next year? Would love to know.

I love the board game concept -- reminds me of the Hegemony games, which do a beautiful job of seamlessly transitioning between the 'board game' strategic level and traditional RTS when zoomed in. I'd be happy if Anzio '44 featured something similar.
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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 09:42:03 PM »
I've been watching this too. The developer(s) aren't giving too much info out there days. I'd be shocked if this didn't come out until 2019

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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 02:42:04 AM »
Well from what I understood - I am hoping its nothing like steel division is likely to be. its much more combat mission like in historical fidelity not an RTS like wargame is.
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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 03:16:36 AM »
Well I guess fingers crossed it is not vapour ware.
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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 09:29:58 AM »
Hate to say it but it smells like it  :-\

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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 10:12:01 AM »
Looks like this game is dead....

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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 12:20:56 PM »
Well, that's definitely a bummer.

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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 06:31:19 PM »
I was sent an email about this due to my membership in closecombat.org back in 2015.
It claims to be true successor of Close Combat. Dev team involved in previous CC titles.

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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 12:13:33 AM »
I thought they were just modders of previous titles.
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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 12:29:56 AM »
I thought they were just modders of previous titles.

I guess you can say modders. If you consider the military variants of CC as mods.

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Re: Art of Combat - Anzio 44 ----- Competition for Steel Division?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 06:22:47 AM »
I had no idea that Sulla and co did CC marines. But yes I would probably consider it more modding just like every close combat game since cc5.
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