On May 10 1940 the Germans attacked in the West. The plan was to pretend to follow the same route as WW1 which the Allies anticipated so they rushed North West but the real attack was coming through the Ardennes forest to cut off those Allied divisions off from the rest of France. After the forest the only natural barrier left was the Meuse river. As the Allies can you hold the Meuse river and as the Germans can you repeat history with a Meuse Crossing?
The original mod team for Meuse Crossing consisted of Luer and Moloch who worked on this CC5 mod from January to May 2001. Luer was responsible for the data changes, with a bit of graphics and historic research, while Moloch handled the rest. The mod was last updated by original mod team in November 2001 with version 2.0 being released.
Both mod makers names have appeared together and individually on other mods; Afrika mod for CC3, Winter War for CC4, Finland Mod for CC3, PanzerJager mod for CC3, Real Romanians for CC3, etc. . Unfortunately the constraints of real life and time maybe taking away some of the enthusiasm for CC have made these two mod makers less active the last couple of years…. To the mod team, thank you for breaking new ground with this mod (the first for CC5) and all the extra hours of game play you added!
As a fan of CC and their mod, I asked them if I could address some of the issues that existed with the last version they did v2.0 and got the okay to keep updating the mod. I have made several releases/updates to the mod for CC5 before working to convert the mod to TLD/WAR.
The conversion to TLD/WAR involved fixing past data/graphic issues that still persisted, taking advantage of the new features and replacing all the original CC5 maps that were used in the mod. This work has now been completed.
A big thanks to Cathartes, Nembo, Mafi and Shrecken for the help, testing and tools. While An extra special thanks to Q.M and Southerland who worked to replace all the CC5 maps previously used by the mod!
Here is a link to AAR to read while we await the anniversary of the May 10 attack in the west;
Note: work is in progress on moving from 44 to 64 map strategic layer but that will most likely be a Christmas present
Edit: The Red Devils site is no longer up but the Close Combat series site now has the mod for download!
Close Combat Series web site: http://www.closecombatseries.net/CCS/index.php
Meuse Mod Direct Download Link: http://www.closecombatseries.net/CCS/modules.php?name=Downloads&op=getit&lid=4199
Thanks to the Gen_Jack and the Red Devils Close Combat Clan you can download the Meuse mod for TLD.
Red Devils web site: http://reddevilscc.com/
Meuse Mod Direct Download Link: http://reddevilscc.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=59
Note: they do have a limit on bandwidth to save costs thus at some put the download may not work. As soon as the Meuse Mod is available on the Matrix CCTLD website: http://closecombat.matrixgames.com/LongestDay/tLDmods.html I'll post an update letting people know....
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