||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Close Combat: Modern Tactics Now Available!

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 by Erik Rutins

Type: News

Hop into that Abrams and fire up the engine, the classic real time tactical series just went modern!

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) Strategy 3 Tactics (www.strategy3tactics.com) and CSO Simtek are thrilled to announce that the latest and greatest title in the legendary Close Combat series, Close Combat: Modern Tactics, is now available for purchase via the Matrix Games Online Store. Offering the  tactical real time intensity found in the original World War II Close Combat titles blended with modern weaponry and real-world as well as hypothetical conflicts, Close Combat – Modern Tactics is an exciting and innovative new addition to the Close Combat series that still holds the addicting appeal of its predecessors.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “The Close Combat series has always been among my favorite wargames, so the release of a modern take on this tried and tested gaming system is particularly exciting.”

 

Andrew Williams of CSO Simtek added “It’s great to finally see fans of the series on the civilian side get to take a crack at this new modern release. It’s been great working with Matrix Games as they’ve given us the support we need to make Modern Tactics cross the gap from a military training tool to a fun new consumer product!”

 

Close Combat: Modern Tactics combines classic top down real time tactical warfare with the excitement of multiplayer head to head gaming.  Developed from the US Marines training simulation, Close Combat Marines, you get to take command of all types of modern battlefield weaponry including Abrams tanks and Soviet-made RPGs as well as air, helicopter and artillery support. This is serious gaming at its best.

 

You take command of modern US forces or various opposition forces in one of 25 scenarios included with the release. Engage in combat with with up to 5 players per side and participate in intense head to head battles using Modern Era weaponry and equipment on gorgeous hand-drawn maps measuring from 1km square to giant 4km x 1km maps.  Fight on hypothetical battlefields ranging in style from backwoods America to the streets of Iraq and the former Soviet republics.  You face all the enemy can throw at you in a series of immersive, action-packed engagements that will test your tactical abilities! Air and artillery support are on-call but the final objective can only be secured by Close Combat.  You are in command!

 

Exciting features of Close Combat - Modern Tactics include:

 

  • Based on Close Combat Marines, which is used as a USMC training simulation
  • Gorgeous hand-drawn 1km square to 1x4km maps
  • Comes with 25 Modern scenarios based on real-world and hypothetical conflicts
  • Realistic soldier psychological profiles during combat
  • Mount and Dismount specialized vehicles with infantry units
  • Close air support and direct and indirect fires.
  • Ability to protect your men in buildings, bunkers, and trenches.
  • Includes specialized squads, weapons, soldier types, attack aircraft & artillery.
  • Designed to be easily moddable to provide years of additional gaming excitement.
  • Adjustable game speed scroll speed and sound volume.
  • Multiple nationalities with varying capabilities available to both sides.
  • .. and much more!
  • View Enlargement
  • View Enlargement

Click thumbnails for full-size images and captions.

More Info

Close Combat - Modern Tactics

  ( Views : 15209 )


In Other News..

Come and see us during the Spieltagen in Essen!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

As October is upon us again, the time for the Internationale Spieltagen (or SPIEL for short)in Essen is approaching! Just as the previous years, the Slitherine Group has rented a booth and will be present at this event. This year, SPIEL will be held from October 16 until the 19th and during these days you will be able to find us in hall 1, booth C-143. We are really looking forward to the event and to be able to meet some of the community. Of course we will also have a lot of games for you to see, play and buy!

Read more...

New Screenshots for Pike & Shot

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today we are eager to share with you some new screenshots of Pike & Shot, our upcoming turn-based strategy game set during the 16th and 17th centuries. Developed by Byzantine Games and the Lordz Games Studio and designed by Richard Bodley Scott, this is guaranteed to bring an in-depth and plausible recreation of European warfare during the age of pike and shot. 

Read more...

Deal of the Week Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTY

Monday, September 29, 2014

Following the successful launch of Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations Wargame of the Year Edition, we are happy to announce that we will keep Command at a reduced price for the entire week. Thanks to this 25% percent discount, there is no better time to get involved in one of the deepest and most realistic games ever created!

Read more...

Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations WOTY is now available!

Friday, September 26, 2014

“Don’t give up the ship!” (Captain James Lawrence, American naval officer during the War of 1812)

The most detailed simulator for air/naval operations has just got even better.  Command Wargame of the Year Edition is now available and with a 25% discount on the game! This is the perfect time to get involved in one of the deepest and most realistic games ever created.  

Read more...

Frontline : The Longest Day Announced and in Beta!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.” (Dwight D. Eisenhower – Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe)

June 1944 – The Axis is retreating on all fronts. The German army does not have the strategic initiative anymore and is trying to strengthen its defensive lines in order to stop the progress of Russian forces on the Eastern Front, and to prevent any landing from the Allied forces in the West. The Atlantic Wall seems unbreakable but rumors about a possible seaborne invasion in the north of France puts the German commanders under pressure. And suddenly, on June the 6th, the Allied forces launch one of the most audacious operations of the whole war. The world’s destiny is a stake on the Normandy beaches…

Read more...

Command gets Wargame of the Year Edition

Monday, September 22, 2014

Launched in September last year, Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations blew the minds of fans of hardcore simulations with its unparalleled attention to detail, endless flexibility, and relentless realism. Command puts players in control of a vast array of units and formations, allowing them to lead the way in dozens official and user-created scenarios. The quality of this game did not go unnoticed by the press either, as Command won several awards including; Digital Wargame of the Year (Grogheads), Wargame of the Year 2013 (Usenet), and was selected among the Top Five Wargames of 2013 (War is Boring).

Read more...

Deal of the Week: Pandora Series

Monday, September 22, 2014

Following the release of Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira, the expansion to the successful Pandora: First Contact, we are happy to announce that the Pandora series will be featured in this Deal of The Week.  This week, you will be able to get a 33% discount on both Pandora: First Contact and the freshly released: Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira. If you are a fan of the 4X genre, this is a deal you cannot afford to miss!

Read more...