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And another bunch of questions

Post by steelwarrior » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:15 pm

Is there a kind of core force in CC?
How does the promotion work?
Does it work with Windows7?
What resolution does it offer?

I heard there should be good news on CC soon - please include core units ;-)

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Post by BloodCat » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:07 am

1. All forces in CC are core, there're no aux units. Core force like in PG exists in CC3.
2. I don't know of any promotions in CC games.
3. Don't know.
4. Works well in 1680x1050 for me.

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Post by steelwarrior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:51 am

Hi,

thanks for the info - which game/s are CC3 based? I love core units like PC ;-)

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Post by BloodCat » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Close Combat: Cross of Iron is based on CC3. There you can upgrade units, recoup losses, rest units from fighting, etc. CoI is the only CC re-release which has static campaign though.

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Post by steelwarrior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:43 pm

Ok so CC3 sounds good to me what about CC2 then? and which titles are these?

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Post by BloodCat » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:08 pm

Last Stand Arnhem is CC2 (my favourite), Cross of Iron is CC3, Wacht Am Rhein is CC4 and The Longest Day is CC5.

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Post by steelwarrior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:11 pm

all with core units and a long camapaign - just to be sure ;-)

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Post by BloodCat » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:59 pm

Damn, you've never played CC?! Lucky you. So much wonderful moments ahead...
In all CC except for CC3 you have a bunch of battalion battlegroups on a strategic map. You can change their composition, refill losses, etc. You move this BGs on strategic map; when they meet with enemy BGs, combat occurs; in combat you command lead element of BG (roughly a company).
In CC3 there're no strategic map, you fight through a semi-static campaign with your core force (from platoon- up to company+); you can upgrade your units, 'buy' new ones, etc.

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Post by steelwarrior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:01 pm

ok sounds goog just bought CC3 for the start - nor never played it yet ;-)

Thanks for the advice...

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Post by BloodCat » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:24 pm

You mean, you've bought CC:CoI?

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Post by steelwarrior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:32 pm

yep - to check it out - if I will like CC ;-)

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Post by steelwarrior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Any tipps for a good core force or force mixture?

Any good mods for the CC series - just bought all of them look really nice ;-)

Should I rather get elite units or rather low quality units or a mixture of them - what is the best mixture?

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Post by steelwarrior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:33 pm

I just finished the first scenario in the GC in CC3 and it was saved - but now I cannot find the option in the menu to load the saved game?

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Post by steelwarrior » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:04 am

and another question - am at the Kremlin CC3 now and get blasted by lots of KVs and T34 - what can i do?
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Post by BloodCat » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:28 pm

steelwarrior wrote:Any tipps for a good core force or force mixture?

Should I rather get elite units or rather low quality units or a mixture of them - what is the best mixture?
That's a matter of personal preference; I'm an infantry centered player so I mostly use it with 2 units of AT and 2-3 units of armor -- choice is map-dependent though.
steelwarrior wrote:Any good mods for the CC series - just bought all of them look really nice ;-)
Nope, I prefer vanilla games, but http://www.closecombatseries.net and http://www.closecombat.org should have a wide selection of mods along with discussion forums.
steelwarrior wrote:I just finished the first scenario in the GC in CC3 and it was saved - but now I cannot find the option in the menu to load the saved game?
'Play Game' from the main menu, and then you'll see a drop-out menu near the top of the screen -- there you can choose 'Saved Games' string. That's according to my memory, so if I'm wrong -- check the manual, such kind of info should be there.
steelwarrior wrote:and another question - am at the Kremlin CC3 now and get blasted by lost of KVs and T34 - what can i do?
AT guns and very careful advance are your friends.

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Post by honvedseg » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:48 pm

steelwarrior wrote:and another question - am at the Kremlin CC3 now and get blasted by lots of KVs and T34 - what can i do?
Toughest battle of the campaign for Germany, in my opinion. At that stage, the tanks you've got are way undergunned against the heavy Soviet armor, and there are large open stretches between the buildings that make it difficult to advance with infantry. I was able to eke out a marginal win in the original game, but it wasn't pretty: one of my 4 tanks brewed up and a second heavily damaged, plus a lot of shot-up infantry. If I recall, the SU may deploy either a wave of lighter tanks or a handful of heavier ones, so rerunning the scenario may give you a better shot at it.

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