Got hooked on CC in 2001 when i got an install CD from an internet provider with trial versions of microsoft games as goodies.
I must have played that CC2 trial version (only 1 map could be played) dozens of times.
It still amazes me how interested i am in this game and how fun it can be to play it.
Started with CC1, but the dream came true with CC2. It took me away from tabletop gaming and miniature painting since then.Together with Tim and others around the world made CC2 and CC3 Great War Mod. Most lasting came on my HD.
...a fascinating game, although its graphics are relatively rotten by now. CC got me when I was first playing "A bridge too far". Wasn`t a computerfan at all, then, but human sounds and behaviour convinced me very fast! In opposite to other realtime games and especially the dumb `egoshooters`, little cc delivers the feelings of soldiers at war. With each death you perish a little bit more and that`s the way wars should be seen.
I used to play the Avalon Hill bookcase game Squad Leader in the 80's, it was a tabletop hexmap game. Problem was you had to determine lines of sight.When cc came along i instantly recognized it, squad leader without the bs!.Can't stop. Just wish we still had the zone.
got hooked when i bought cc3 in my teenage years somewhere in a second hand gaming store.. i looked at the pictures on the box and thought that looks like a great tactical game, didnt bought it rightaway cause i wasnt quite sure if it was worth it
i did played the demo first of cc3, i played that demo more then a hundred times, the same battle over and over, was hooked, dont know if you guys remembered the demo battle
after that i bought the box, imagine me being able to play cmpgns, operations, other battles, all kinds of units.. i was real happy
Must have played the cc2 demo a thousand times, I played it like 2 hours straight every week after school and then some more on the weekends.
Finally one day I got the trilogy, discovered mods for CC3 and I remember waiting like half an hour for a single map to download on a 56k modem from the old CSO page. I tried all the mods I could. Fun times.
I will allways love Close Combat.
Best DAM WAR GAME EVER MADE! Nothing thing eles stacks up.
In August of 2004, Zappi, Homba, Bambam887, RedScorpion and MOOXE all pitched
in to create this Close Combat site. I would to thank all the people who have visited
and found this site to thier liking. I hope you had time to check out some
of the great Close Combat mods and our forums. I'd also like to thank
all the members of our volunteer staff that have helped over
the years, and all our users that contributed to this site!