Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

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What version of Close Combat was your favorite?

Close Combat 1 Normandy
0
No votes
Close Combat 2 Bridge Too Far
16
41%
Close Combat 3 East Front
14
36%
Close Combat 4 Battle of the Bulge
3
8%
Close Combat 5 Normandy
6
15%
 
Total votes: 39

DJ88
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Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

Post by DJ88 » Sat May 05, 2012 5:27 pm

Poll has been done many times before on various CC forums...but thought it would make sense to post new poll here at Slitherine.

MajVonRyan
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Re: Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

Post by MajVonRyan » Tue May 08, 2012 1:52 pm

Dylan wrote:Poll has been done many times before on various CC forums...but thought it would make sense to post new poll here at Slitherine.
Hi Dylan,

You missed one, 'all of the above'

Kanov_Slitherine
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Re: Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

Post by Kanov_Slitherine » Tue May 08, 2012 8:31 pm

Only thing missing in CC2 is scavenging to make it perfect. And maybe a timer for the battles.

Talorgan
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Re: Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

Post by Talorgan » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:34 pm

Kanov wrote:Only thing missing in CC2 is scavenging to make it perfect.
Fairly sure I've witnessed scavenging in II.

greenmanx2o
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Re: Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

Post by greenmanx2o » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:14 am

Close Combat III The Russian Front was the very first PC game I bought. At the time it took up a quarter of my hard drive lol!

huckc
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Re: Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

Post by huckc » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:39 pm

Close Combat 3 East Front

Choosing your own units makes the game infinitely more fun, although I understand that's my personal trait.

honvedseg
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Re: Favorite Close Combat Series Game?

Post by honvedseg » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:45 pm

Tough choice between CC2 "A Bridge Too Far" and CC3 "Eastern Front", but I picked CC3. CC2 gave you the ability to divert points from one operation to put toward another, and the action rotated between different maps with different units, making it slightly more "strategic" and seeming much bigger that it was. CC3 gave you more latitude with troop and vehicle selection, and felt like a better "RP" experience, where you got to know the names and follow the exploits of a few of your more prominent soldiers, but it was a much more linear campaign. CC4 gave you direct control over which units were sent where, offering a lot more strategic possibilities, but all of the forces were strictly "by the book" in terms of composition, making the battles feel a lot more repetitive and the units rather generic, relegating it to a solid overall third choice.

I have fond memories of playing a German campaign in the original CC, where I ran the timeline bar completely off the edge of the menu screen by at least a month (delaying the Allies severely) while the game got tougher with each battle, until I couldn't get more than a single replacement trooper per battle. The final map must have had 30+ burned out Allied tanks blocking the way forward by the time I ran out of men, almost all toasted by Panzershreks. The sequels were better games, but the original was still pretty fun.

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