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Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/20/2012 2:06:41 PM   
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Hello hmm im not very adept to post in forums so ill try to be concise.
For the most part ive played turn based stuff such as Panzer General series, and then Panzercorps until now, with some adventures into real time such as CoH or Men of war, and both of them left me rather dissapointed.
Ive watched lots of gameplay videos from different CC games in youtube, the Stalingrad and Berlin mods specially.
And really liked the looks and play style. But time passed and I remained undecided due to many reasons.
So my question for those who have purchased PitF (or those who havent but can give some advice):
Do you recommend its purchase for someone who never played any CC but really wants to give it a try?
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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/20/2012 3:57:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Trost

Hello hmm im not very adept to post in forums so ill try to be concise.
For the most part ive played turn based stuff such as Panzer General series, and then Panzercorps until now, with some adventures into real time such as CoH or Men of war, and both of them left me rather dissapointed.
Ive watched lots of gameplay videos from different CC games in youtube, the Stalingrad and Berlin mods specially.
And really liked the looks and play style. But time passed and I remained undecided due to many reasons.
So my question for those who have purchased PitF (or those who havent but can give some advice):
Do you recommend its purchase for someone who never played any CC but really wants to give it a try?



I have played every CC release since A Bridge Too Far. Although I haven't purchased Panthers In The Fog, I will say that you're really missing out if you enjoy the World War Two RTS genre but have never been fortunate enough to play a Close Combat game.

I think you will find it much more authentic than Men of War and Company of Heroes. Although both of those games have some great graphical effects, and features, they are more suited to an arcade-crowd.

Close Combat is much slower paced and has more authentic weapon ranges and engagements.

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/20/2012 4:06:29 PM   
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Both of the CC Stalingrad mods where the best CC games I'd played followed by CC2.

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/20/2012 5:01:29 PM   
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Considering the cost, it's good value for money if you like realistic games. It is a fairly slow game, at least for me, and I'll maybe take one or two victory locations per 20 minute battle, or even just extend my zone of control a bit.
It is frustrating at times, especially tank pathing can be problematic, and you'll probably loose tanks because of it.

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/20/2012 5:02:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: wodin

Both of the CC Stalingrad mods where the best CC games I'd played followed by CC2.


thanks, I hope the future adaptation will be as good as the old ones

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/20/2012 9:51:23 PM   
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I think Close Combat is less stressful than CoH (you mean Company of Heroes, not Conflict of Heroes, I suppose?) or Men of War, so Close Combat is probably better for someone who likes turn based games. In Close Combat I've always felt I have time to give meaningful orders, while Company of Heroes feels like more of a click fest (although not as much as mainstream RTS games, like Starcraft).

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/20/2012 11:29:04 PM   
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Commanding 21 units (max) in PITF, as opposed to 15 in previous CC versions, can raise the stress level considerably

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/21/2012 12:50:07 AM   
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So 21 units is a first for PitF? I'm surprised they did not point this out in the features list on the products page. For me, it is a good thing. I trust you, xe5 - just want to confirm it. Thanks

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/21/2012 12:54:01 AM   
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So 21 units is a first for PitF? I'm surprised they did not point this out in the features list on the products page. For me, it is a good thing. I trust you, xe5 - just want to confirm it. Thanks

Page 12 of game manual:

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During a battle you command up to 21 units ranging from teams of infantry to tanks.

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RE: Newcomer to CC needs advise on PitF - 11/21/2012 1:00:54 AM   
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Thanks guys. Looks like I'm buying it, then

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