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What was I waiting for?! - 10/17/2008 4:03:16 AM   
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I bought Close Combat - A Bridget Too Far, back in the day. Played it a little, but I didn't like that is was real time, and also did not have the patience to play it correctly. I tried rushing my guys around too much and they all died. So I scrapped it.

So, When CC Cross of Iron came out, I gave it a pass. Didn't like CC back then, why would I like it now. Well, the other day I was in the mood for something new to play, so out of boredom, I bought Cross of Iron, and started playing.

Well, I don't know if its because I'm older (i.e. slower) or I have wised-up or what, but I love this freakin' game. Playing the Grand Campaign, you start out feeling cocky, sweeping though the first maps like the Russians don't even exist. Ah, but that's just what the game wants you to do, because, when you get to the gates of Moscow and you get caught inside the walls by that bastard T-34 and his evil uncle KV-1, and you are just waltzing around cause you think its going to be a walk in the park, the bottom drops out of your world.

Now you are screwed. You units are decimated. You have gotten your a** kicked so bad that HQ won't give you any requisition points. And the worst part is, the Russians are coming and they are pissed! So, you find yourself reeling back all along the country that you so easily captured before, hoping to be able to ambush thos invulnerable Russian tanks, then finding out when the battle begins that your pos panzers won't start cause its too cold!

Anyway, I'm asking myself, "Why did you wait so long to buy this game?". And I'm telling anyone out there who has not played it yet, BUY THIS GAME. Play the Grand Campaign and play it slow. Pull out your WWII reference books (you know you want to) and spend delicious hours poring over stats trying to decide it you would rather buy that 50mm AT gun or pay the extra bucks and get the Stug III. Cry inside when your Engineer squad gets decimated by mortar fire and feel like you *earned* it when you get that first promotion.

Whatever you do, don't take the Russians for granted. It will come back to haunt you.
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RE: What was I waiting for?! - 10/17/2008 2:54:29 PM   
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Yeah, I have been toying with the idea of buying CoI. I was waiting for WaR, but the Eastern Front is hard to resist. I really liked the old series and I'm in a bit of a funk lately with computer games, so maybe I will jump into the eastern volcano.

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RE: What was I waiting for?! - 10/17/2008 7:26:50 PM   
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I wouldn't hesitate to buy COI, Arinvald. If you liked any of the original CC series, then COI is worth the money.

I recently purchased COI, and I'm really glad I did. I'm playing as the Russians in the Grand Campaign, and at first it was a struggle. But I was able to stop the Germans before they got to Moscow, and now I'm steam rolling the Germans back to the west.

To be honest, the AI on the default setting doesn't put up a hugely difficult challenge. But the game itself is so much fun that if you can find a human opponent, the challenges can be very great.

Speaking of which, I'll be looking for a human opponent soon myself.

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RE: What was I waiting for?! - 10/17/2008 7:45:49 PM   
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This is a game I keep coming back to! I think it's a great concept and I really hope the elder statesman - CC A Bridge Too Far gets updated...


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ORIGINAL: JameyCribbs


I bought Close Combat - A Bridget Too Far, back in the day. Played it a little, but I didn't like that is was real time, and also did not have the patience to play it correctly. I tried rushing my guys around too much and they all died. So I scrapped it.

So, When CC Cross of Iron came out, I gave it a pass. Didn't like CC back then, why would I like it now. Well, the other day I was in the mood for something new to play, so out of boredom, I bought Cross of Iron, and started playing.

Well, I don't know if its because I'm older (i.e. slower) or I have wised-up or what, but I love this freakin' game. Playing the Grand Campaign, you start out feeling cocky, sweeping though the first maps like the Russians don't even exist. Ah, but that's just what the game wants you to do, because, when you get to the gates of Moscow and you get caught inside the walls by that bastard T-34 and his evil uncle KV-1, and you are just waltzing around cause you think its going to be a walk in the park, the bottom drops out of your world.

Now you are screwed. You units are decimated. You have gotten your a** kicked so bad that HQ won't give you any requisition points. And the worst part is, the Russians are coming and they are pissed! So, you find yourself reeling back all along the country that you so easily captured before, hoping to be able to ambush thos invulnerable Russian tanks, then finding out when the battle begins that your pos panzers won't start cause its too cold!

Anyway, I'm asking myself, "Why did you wait so long to buy this game?". And I'm telling anyone out there who has not played it yet, BUY THIS GAME. Play the Grand Campaign and play it slow. Pull out your WWII reference books (you know you want to) and spend delicious hours poring over stats trying to decide it you would rather buy that 50mm AT gun or pay the extra bucks and get the Stug III. Cry inside when your Engineer squad gets decimated by mortar fire and feel like you *earned* it when you get that first promotion.

Whatever you do, don't take the Russians for granted. It will come back to haunt you.


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RE: What was I waiting for?! - 12/17/2008 3:00:44 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JameyCribbs


when you get to the gates of Moscow and you get caught inside the walls by that bastard T-34 and his evil uncle KV-1, and you are just waltzing around cause you think its going to be a walk in the park, the bottom drops out of your world.

Now you are screwed. You units are decimated. You have gotten your a** kicked so bad that HQ won't give you any requisition points. And the worst part is, the Russians are coming and they are pissed! So, you find yourself reeling back all along the country that you so easily captured before, hoping to be able to ambush thos invulnerable Russian tanks, then finding out when the battle begins that your pos panzers won't start cause its too cold!

Anyway, I'm asking myself, "Why did you wait so long to buy this game?". And I'm telling anyone out there who has not played it yet, BUY THIS GAME. Play the Grand Campaign and play it slow. Pull out your WWII reference books (you know you want to) and spend delicious hours poring over stats trying to decide it you would rather buy that 50mm AT gun or pay the extra bucks and get the Stug III. Cry inside when your Engineer squad gets decimated by mortar fire and feel like you *earned* it when you get that first promotion.

Whatever you do, don't take the Russians for granted. It will come back to haunt you.


Now you know why Col. Klink was so afraid of being transferred to the russian front

And yes ,thats what makes close combat 3/cross of iron so great, few other games have that sort of feel , when you are desperate to choose what to buy with your meagre supply of requisition points to stop that tank mass of t34's and kv's, especially in early 41-42.


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RE: What was I waiting for?! - 12/19/2008 8:02:50 AM   
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Yea, I just wish people would actually play online.

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RE: What was I waiting for?! - 12/26/2008 6:54:51 AM   
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We have this on the House PC and the boys are playing it all the time..

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RE: What was I waiting for?! - 1/12/2009 9:07:42 AM   
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