Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin Preview
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Gaming site GameSpot has posted a preview of Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (CMBB). A title currently in development by Big Time Software, CMBB is a follow up to the much-lauded Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord, and expands on the turn-based and real-time strategy gaming that made the first title so popular.
One of the key features of CMBB appears to be the sheer variety of various units. Besides being able to command a wealth of troops, including German, Soviet, Hungarian, Romanian, Italian, Finnish, and Polish units, over 300 different types of vehicles will be available. The number of unit types also weighs in at a staggering amount:
What's immediately striking in the beta build of CMBB that we received is the vast number of unit types you'll get to employ this time around, more than 900 in all. In addition to numerous troop types, you'll find a huge panoply of weapons with each soldier, be it a simple rifle or a massive self-propelled gun, modeled according to real-world data. Success in a tank duel, for instance, shouldn't hinge on pure luck or some arbitrary gameplay rules, but rather on real-world ballistics data and complex armor penetration calculations--and of course smart tactics. In other words, what did and didn't work in the real war should also be true of CMBB battles.Those interested in more impressions on the current build can find the whole preview at GameSpot. A Mac demo is also available, though it should be noted that it doesn't run under OS X. More information on downloading and running the demo can be found at a previous IMG article.
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