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Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein

Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein remake comes with a brand new Grand Campaign including a new strategic map with 64 gorgeous hand-drawn tactical maps, over 70 scenarios, tons of new interface and unit graphics, countless engine improvements, and much more!
TitleDate
[PC] Update v4.50.15Feb 20, 2015
[PC] Update 4.50.15b BetaMar 14, 2012
[PC] Installer v4.50.14Oct 28, 2008

Recent NEWS

Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein Let's Play Video

Nov. 29, 2013 -   We have published a new  Let's Play video for the Close Combat…

Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein Gets an Update

Mar. 05, 2009 - Graphical, gameplay and AI improvements spearhead this new Winter update! Matrix Games and Strategy…

Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein Now Available!

Oct. 28, 2008 - Hardened troops and ferocious armor are now rolling across the frozen European landscape and on to…

Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein Has Gone Gold!

Oct. 22, 2008 - The highly anticipated remake of Close Combat – Battle of the Bulge is gold and poised for…

Game SPECS

English
Tactical
World War II
Western Europe
Intermediate
Real-Time
Strategy 3 Tactics
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: Wacht am Rhein, you take command of US or German forces and either retrace the last steps of Hitler’s army in one desperate attempt to turn the tide of the impending allied victory or ride to the rescue with General Patton and push back the German offensive to reclaim Bastogne. 


Winter 1944, the Last Blitzkrieg. This is Close Combat, you are in Command!

Based on Atomic Games’ award-winning Close Combat series, Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein brings together the classic top-down tactical gameplay from the original series and plenty of new features, expansions, and improvements!  This remake based on Close Combat: Battle of the Bulge gives newcomers and veterans to the series alike a vastly improved and expanded version of the original experience.  The Wacht am Rhein remake comes with a brand new Grand Campaign including a new strategic map with 64 gorgeous hand-drawn tactical maps, over 70 scenarios, tons of new interface and unit graphics, countless engine improvements, and much more!

Take command of US or German forces and either retrace the last steps of Hitler’s army in one desperate attempt to turn the tide of the impending allied victory or ride to the rescue with General Patton and push back the German offensive to reclaim Bastogne. 

Also included is a bonus “classic” version of the original Close Combat IV.

MEGA UPDATE IMPROVEMENTS

-Improvements 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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Color box and disk with PDF manual
This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.