Excerpt: Pioneering games, if successful, often create
templates. In 1996, Close Combat pioneered
real-time squad action games. The game did much more than that, modeling
morale, fatigue and experience. In doing so, developers paved the way for all
other serious small unit games.
Excerpt: Close Combat: Gateway to Caen ( Gateway ) is the latest in the venerable Close Combat series of games. Gateway has all the virtues, and sadly, all the faults of its predecessors. That being said, the game is a fun and interesting Real-Time Tactical (RTT) wargame that engages and challenges players.
Pros: Great graphics; involving game play; high replay value; short learning curve.
Cons: AI is weak on the offense; cannot accelerate time; cannot save mid-battle.
is a look at the Battle for Caen mod for The Longest Day. I will be playing a
grand campaign. This is not a review, more like a look at the mod and engine
it’s running on. Battle for Caen is an adaptation of the Invasion Normandy mod,
Gold Juno Sword.
Excerpt: The Close Combat
series is the granddaddy of historical real-time tactical games. Since 1996,
seventeen games, including remakes, bundles and military training versions,
have been spawned from the basic engine. Most products cover World War II but a
few deal with modern warfare.
Excerpt: Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far is the explosive follow-up to Close Combat, PC Gamer's 1997 "Best War Game of the Year." Based on Operation et Garden, Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far challenges you to take control of five strategic bridges in the most dramatic battle of World War II.