I think Close Combat would have to be made much simpler to work on an iPad with touch controls. It would be more of an arcade game than anything else. It also opens up the game to micro transactions such as buying new maps, new units etc etc... the way all the games work on devices these days.
I tried to play in Close Combat on my Windows 8 tablet. Close Combat may be great mobile game, but now it have few problems.
At first, map scrolling is terrible. You need touch minimap any time you want scroll, very annoying and not precise.
Second, small units. Catch one soldier to give order is a great problem.
Third, order menu is small, and don't optimized for touch. I can't send unit on the opposite end of the map (because scrolling problem).
But game have great potential for improving, and I hope that the controls will be upgraded to a touch-interface
Now I play in CC3 on my windows tablet with touchmousepointer software. Slightly unusual and slightly uncomfortable, but the game works well.
In August of 2004, Zappi, Homba, Bambam887, RedScorpion and MOOXE all pitched
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