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Close Combat - Last Stand Arnhem

Close Combat Last Stand Arnhem is based on the critically acclaimed Close Combat A Bridge Too Far, originally developed by Atomic Games, as well as the more recent Close Combat: The Longest Day. This is the most ambitious and most improved of the new Close Combat releases.
TitleDate
[PC] Update v6.00.00Oct 04, 2018
[PC] Update v6.00.01Jul 28, 2010
[PC] Installer v5.60.51Jul 08, 2010

Recent NEWS

Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem is out on Steam and GOG

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Close Combat Last Stand Arnhem v5.60.53 update

Jun. 14, 2013 -   Matrix Games  announce the release of the new v5.60.53 update for the WWII…

The Close Combat Mega Update Is Now Out!

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Matrix Games Announces a Relaunch and a New Contest for the Close Combat Series!

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Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem is Updated

Aug. 04, 2010 - Map tweaks, bug fixes and more have just made the jump and are headed into action Matrix Games and…

New Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem Trailer!

Jul. 14, 2010 - Check out the new trailer to see why Last Stand Arnhem is jumping to hard drives everywhere! Matrix…

Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem Now Available!

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New Video AAR Released for Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem

Jul. 01, 2010 - Check your ‘chute – jump time is fast approaching as Close Combat returns to Arnhem! Matrix Games,…

Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem Is Announced!

Jun. 28, 2010 - Take charge of the audacious plan to end the war before Christmas in this highly anticipated…

Game SPECS

Black Hand Studios
English
Tactical
World War II
Western Europe
Basic
Real-Time
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. As the Allies, you will carry out the world’s largest airborne operation, Operation Market Garden, to cross the Rhine and bring a swift end to the war or, as the Germans, use a hastily organized set of defense forces to prevent the Allies from reaching their ultimate goal, Arnhem Bridge.


"Out of ammunition. God Save the King"This was the message sent by the British forces in the final hours of the struggle for Arnhem Bridge. It was intended for the Allied forces, but it was only heard by the Germans.

Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem is a highly enhanced new release of Close Combat, using the latest Close Combat engine with many additional improvements. Its design is based on the critically acclaimed Close Combat – A Bridge Too Far, originally developed by Atomic Games, as well as the more recent Close Combat: The Longest Day. This is the most ambitious and most improved of the new Close Combat releases.

As the Allies, you will carry out the world’s largest airborne operation, Operation Market Garden, to cross the Rhine and bring a swift end to the war or, as the Germans, use a hastily organized set of defense forces to prevent the Allies from reaching their ultimate goal, Arnhem Bridge. Close Combat – Last Stand Arnhem comes with expanded force pools, reserve & static battlegroups, a troop point buying system, ferry and assault crossings, destructible bridges, static forces and much more!  Also included in this rebuild are 60+ battles, operations and campaigns including a new enhanced Grand Campaign!

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.

MEGA UPDATE IMPROVEMENTS FOR LAST STAND ARNHEM ONLY

-The mechanism for borrowing teams from the reserve battlegroup was redesigned

-The Grand Campaign was redesigned for improved play balance.

 

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