Slitherine Software announced Close Combat: The Bloody First, the new chapter in the epic WW2 tactical RTS saga is coming to PC on October 3rd.
Lead the mighty Big Red One, the 1st US infantry division from North Africa to Sicily and then in its final assault on the beaches of Normandy. Three full campaigns, 11 operations, 36 battles, all in a detailed 3D world rendered in a completely new real-time strategy engine.
In Close Combat: The Bloody First the action is fast, but you can always pause the game and issue new orders to your troops. This will allow you to recreate complex historical actions; pin down enemy nests with machine guns, flank them with fast infantry, cover your advance with smoke barrages, target the vulnerable side armour of the German Panzers with armour piercing weapons, scout enemy positions and unleash artillery or mortar fire before they see you.
Your troops moght be heroic US infantrymen but they will still panic under enemy fire if caught in the open with no cover. Morale and pressure are deadly weapons.
Despite being a classic from the 90s, thousands of gamers still play the Close Combat saga for its unparalleled realism in multiplayer battles. The Bloody First keeps up with the tradition and adds a wide variety of new options to the multiplayer.