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Close Combat: The Longest Day

In Close Combat - The Longest Day take command of either the Allied Expeditionary Force or Germanys Wehrmacht. You will either carry out the worlds largest amphibious invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation or defend Hitlers Atlantic Wall!

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Game SPECS

Strategy 3 Tactics
English
Operational
World War II
Western Europe
Intermediate
Real-Time Pausable
1-2
Present
None
Yes
PDF E-Book
Individual (People, Planes, Tanks, etc.)

Close Combat is a pausable real-time wargame series, heavily focused on historical accuracy and realistic soldier psychological profiles. Team management is crucial as every man in your teams matter. in Close Combat: the Longest Day take command of either the Allied Expeditionary Force or Germany’s Wehrmacht.


"In the East, the vastness of space will… permit a loss of territory… without suffering a mortal blow to Germany’s chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds… consequences of staggering proportions will follow within a short time." — Adolf Hitler, 'Directive 51'.

Close Combat - The Longest Day is a highly enhanced rebuild of the critically acclaimed Close Combat Invasion Normandy, originally developed by Atomic Games. Take command of either the Allied Expeditionary Force or Germany’s Wehrmacht.  You will either carry out the world’s largest amphibious invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation or defend Hitler’s Atlantic Wall! 

The game comes with expanded force pools, support for much larger maps, night battles with simulated flare effects, and more!  Also included in this rebuild is are 60+ battles, operations and campaigns including a new enhanced Grand Campaign as well as "classic" CC5 style Grand Campaign available for download!

Now in this classic top down real time tactical simulation, you take command of either US or German forces and either command the forces of the Allied Expeditionary Force or German forces and either successfully execute  the worlds largest ever invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation or defend Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. In this highly enhanced rebuild based on the critically acclaimed and award winning Atomic Games Close Combat series of games, you are in command!

MEGA UPDATE IMPROVEMENTS

-Noticeable improvements were made to the way vehicles and soldiers travel to way points and reach the end destination of both simple and highly complex, unhindered paths with a very high degree of success

-Soldier pathfinding was improved so that when soldiers fall behind (heavy weapon or momentarily lost) they plot their own path to successfully rejoin their team

-Vehicle driver and soldier decision making was improved to help them deal with unexpected obstacles (vehicle moving into their way , or wreck that was knocked out in the course of battle to block a path that was already determined), and get out of dead-end locations

-AI improvements were made to be in concert with the re-designed pathfinder

-The "Bee Dance" of CC2 that was related to conflicts between the AI for the vehicle driver and the AI that tried to keep the team moving along the team's path that would result in a conflict about which portion of the AI to follow or "which way to go"

-Many other minor improvements were made and reported bugs were fixed.

 

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