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Keep your soldiers close, keep your enemies closer.

The Close Combat series has arrived, DRM-free and up to 65% off on GOG.com.
Bridge Too Far, The Russian Front, and The Battle of the Bulge, three legendary top-down RTS classics chronicling the gruesome battles of WWII are finally back, exclusively on GOG.com. Known for their snappy AI, realistic sound design and well-researched scenarios, Close Combat games let you side with either the Germans or the Allies as you pull off smart tactical maneuvers and desperate acts of heroism.

Additionally, two of the recent entries in the series, Gateway to Caen and Panthers in the Fog, bring a modern touch to your real-time WWII battles. Relive or change history as you experience the British assault on the aftermath of the Normandy landings and the ruthlessness of the desperate German counterattack at Mortain.

The discounts last until February 13, 2PM UTC.
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MightyPinecone: I remember this series fondly; will likely buy it at some stage.
According to the games page, the manuals are included.

Also, does anyone know what's the deal with Close Combat 1? Legal issues?
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MightyPinecone: I remember this series fondly; will likely buy it at some stage.
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ZFR: According to the games page, the manuals are included.
~snip~
I'm rather certain I checked that before I wrote the reply, so I guess they just forgot to add that info. Still, good to hear that they come with the manuals, and that the gamepages have been updated to reflect that.
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Post edited February 06, 2018 by MightyPinecone
Good bye my hard earned money, it was nice knowing you.
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Thanks for all the feedback guys. The GoG team had to go back to old retail masters and try and make them windows compatible as the source code for the original 5 games was lost many years ago before we acquired it.

They managed to get 2-4 working but are having issues with 1 and 5. We hope they'll be able to resolve them and add them to the list too at some point. Then there's the other 5 games we released. We don't have a firm date for when any of these will be available.
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IainMcNeil: Thanks for all the feedback guys. The GoG team had to go back to old retail masters and try and make them windows compatible as the source code for the original 5 games was lost many years ago before we acquired it.

They managed to get 2-4 working but are having issues with 1 and 5. We hope they'll be able to resolve them and add them to the list too at some point. Then there's the other 5 games we released. We don't have a firm date for when any of these will be available.
Thanks for the update. It's always nice to have a developer on top of things, especially so soon.
I played Close Combat IV years ago. A good wargame, but the manual is mandatory to master the gameplay.
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IainMcNeil: Thanks for all the feedback guys. The GoG team had to go back to old retail masters and try and make them windows compatible as the source code for the original 5 games was lost many years ago before we acquired it.

They managed to get 2-4 working but are having issues with 1 and 5. We hope they'll be able to resolve them and add them to the list too at some point. Then there's the other 5 games we released. We don't have a firm date for when any of these will be available.
Thanks for the update, I feared another copyright publisher issues ;)
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IainMcNeil: Thanks for all the feedback guys. The GoG team had to go back to old retail masters and try and make them windows compatible as the source code for the original 5 games was lost many years ago before we acquired it.

They managed to get 2-4 working but are having issues with 1 and 5. We hope they'll be able to resolve them and add them to the list too at some point. Then there's the other 5 games we released. We don't have a firm date for when any of these will be available.
Thanks for the reply! I'm happy to see that there could be the 1st and 5th arriving at some point as well as the other 5 from you all. :)
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IainMcNeil: Thanks for all the feedback guys. The GoG team had to go back to old retail masters and try and make them windows compatible as the source code for the original 5 games was lost many years ago before we acquired it.

They managed to get 2-4 working but are having issues with 1 and 5. We hope they'll be able to resolve them and add them to the list too at some point. Then there's the other 5 games we released. We don't have a firm date for when any of these will be available.
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murlock: Thanks for the update, I feared another copyright publisher issues ;)
Same here. Good to know 1 might come too.
"Based on Operation Garden, Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far challenges you to take control of five strategic bridges"

I suspect something gotten lost in translation there, shouldn't that be Operation: Market Garden?
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ZFR: Same here. Good to know 1 might come too.
I know somebody managed to get it running on Windows 7 (God knows how), so you never know. '2' is a vastly better game, anyway.
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IainMcNeil: Thanks for all the feedback guys. The GoG team had to go back to old retail masters and try and make them windows compatible as the source code for the original 5 games was lost many years ago before we acquired it.

They managed to get 2-4 working but are having issues with 1 and 5. We hope they'll be able to resolve them and add them to the list too at some point. Then there's the other 5 games we released. We don't have a firm date for when any of these will be available.
Thanks for the clarification. I'll surely be picking up at least some of these titles this week.

And I surely must take the opportunity to beg for a gOg release of the Steel Panthers games. ; ) Since you're here and all...

<beg-beg-beg-beg-beg-beg!>
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EndlessWaves: "Based on Operation Garden, Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far challenges you to take control of five strategic bridges"

I suspect something gotten lost in translation there, shouldn't that be Operation: Market Garden?
Not necessarily so, Operation Market was the code name for the action of the airborne troops while Garden was the code name for the ground forces. So technically, it is correct.
Post edited February 06, 2018 by animalmother2105
Yes...yes...yes....Thank you GOG!

I hated dealing with Matrix games. Plus their prices are horrible.

I'm going to go ahead and assume they are also part of the reason why CC5 isn't here.
Post edited February 06, 2018 by Kingpuddycat
Great addition! These are truly Good and Old Games. I didn't know that Slitherine aquired the rights for these. For a moment my heart jumped thinking that Microsoft stopped being retarded and actually do something with their old games catalogue. I should have known better.