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More Close Combat at Gog.
« on: March 21, 2018, 10:09:34 AM »
Several more CC games released at Gog. Wondering how these stack up. Modern Tactics looks tempting.

https://www.gog.com/news/release_close_combat_second_wave
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 01:10:03 PM »
Way overpriced in my opinion. Even at 50% off.
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 01:11:43 PM »
shut your whore mouth!
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 01:14:39 PM »
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 01:24:41 PM »
Panthers in the Fog is only $13.99

https://www.gog.com/game/close_combat_panthers_in_the_fog

I'm talking about the new releases...Cross of Iron and Modern Tactics.
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 01:25:24 PM »
Panthers in the Fog is only $13.99

https://www.gog.com/game/close_combat_panthers_in_the_fog

I'm talking about the new releases...Cross of Iron and Modern Tactics.

That was strictly for Star's benefit ;)
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 01:37:14 PM »
^ah. Yes. He is still working on the review, as I understand it.
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 01:38:16 PM »
Can't wait for that review.
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 10:26:04 AM »
shut your whore mouth!

That sounds like a positive review synopsis...?
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2018, 01:22:40 PM »
I grabbed CC3 since I never played it back in the day. After CC2 I took a break from gaming, and then when I returned there was CMx1 in all it's glory so saw no need. I put a solid 3 hours into the grand campaign last night, time just melted.
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 01:48:31 PM »
Which is recommended in order?  I believe I have Gateway to Caen, which I got in a bundle....  But hey, I need more games I will probably never get to  ::)

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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2018, 02:11:33 PM »
After calling 1000"s of battles in WoT, I'll never complain about CC3'S AI.
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2018, 07:38:59 AM »
Which is recommended in order?  I believe I have Gateway to Caen, which I got in a bundle....  But hey, I need more games I will probably never get to  ::)

As a rule, the later remakes are superior (so there isn't much point buying earlier versions except for much older systems and/or to save a few bucks). And naturally this activity is preliminary marketing for the release of the new CC engine with "The Bloody First".

Sorted by war chronology then (with release dates also mentioned for comparison to newer versions of the engine), the latest versions of the games would be:


• 2007, CROSS OF IRON: because it covers so much of the Eastern Front, it tends to go earlier than the others. But it's also the only game on that front, so it kind of counts separately. Remakes CC3, and includes the older versions of campaigns without the updates.

• 2018 (unreleased yet) THE BLOODY FIRST: the brand-new Slitherine proprietary engine, I don't know how focused this game's campaign(s?) will be, but it features action in Tunisia, Husky, and Overlord.

• 2009, THE LONGEST DAY: the initial Normandy invasion (duh), remaking CC5 "Invasion Normandy" (a version of the original campaign also being included in this edition). I can confirm this runs acceptably on Win 8.1, but needs adjustment for compatibility (which my system automatically did after trying and failing to run it the first time), and it does not like running full screen. Running it in a window works fine, but the text does not scale well to higher resolutions so you're going to be squinting a lot!

• June 2014, GATEWAY TO CAEN: the British try to finally make it to Caen after the initial invasion. Not a remake of anything, and the final game on the original engine.

• 1998 CLOSE COMBAT: the original game! Operation Cobra. GoG is providing this game for free with at least some purchases of other other games.

• Nov 2012, PANTHERS IN THE FOG: the Allied breakthrough in Normandy in August after Operation Cobra. Not a remake of anything (unless part of CC1).

• 2010, LAST STAND ARNHEM: remake/update of CC2 (long regarded as the best of the series), covering Operation Market/Garden. Unlike the other updates, this does not include the older game campaign.

• 2008, WACHT AM RHEIN: remake/update of CC4, covering the Bulge. Also includes the older CC4 campaigns without the updates.

Now updated with proper release years for the games.
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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2018, 01:17:25 PM »
Note: I can't verify at the house yet, but checking the Matrix forum suggests that GATEWAY TO CAEN is indeed a remake/update of one of the LONGEST DAY campaigns (specifically the "Objective Caen" campaign, which is part of the LD grand campaign).

This suggests PANTHERS IN THE FOG is also a remake/update of part of the LD grand campaign, but I haven't verified that yet.
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: More Close Combat at Gog.
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2018, 03:22:50 PM »
Note: no, PANTHERS IN THE FOG is Operation Luttich (I'm spelling that wrong I'm sure), the German counterattack in August against the flank of Patton's advance after Cobra. LONGEST DAY is strictly the Normandy invasion, starting with the paradrops in the pre-dawn hours and going until June 9th.

Consequently, GATEWAY TO CAEN is not really a remake either: it assumes that, in effect, the Allied player was also unable to take Caen (much less bypass it) during LONGEST DAY, and so several weeks later Operation Epsom is launched by Montgomery to try to finally take the city and the inland beyond it.
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.