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Theatre of War

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Battlefront.com / CDV
Developer: 1C Company

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'Theatre of War' to Include Mission Editor

by Rainier on March 13, 2007 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT

This isn't just another WW2 RTS click-fest, but a thrilling Real Time Combat Simulator with an emphasis firmly entrenched on realism and detail, historical accuracy, and real world military tactics that will challenge even the most battle hardened armchair general! When the two teams that brought you the most successful and highly regarded combat simulations of the last decade come together, you can expect only the BEST! It's time to enter the Theatre of War!

This isn't just another WW2 RTS click-fest, but a thrilling Real Time Combat Simulator with an emphasis firmly entrenched on realism and detail, historical accuracy, and real world military tactics that will challenge even the most battle hardened armchair general! When the two teams that brought you the most successful and highly regarded combat simulations of the last decade come together, you can expect only the BEST! It's time to enter the Theatre of War!

This new Mission Editor will allow players to create their own missions (both single player and multiplayer for up to 8 players) and even campaigns (!) using any of the available huge 30+ battlefield maps.

Mission Editor Features :

  • Create new battlefields using portions of any of the 30+ huge battlemaps available in the game
  • Put together task forces using any of the hundreds of units available
  • Set your own weather and lighting effects, from a sunny summer day to an overcast winter afternoon in the snow, including sound effects
  • Create single player missions and multiplayer missions for up to 8 players
  • Create new linked missions and campaigns just like those included in the game

Features :

  • Real Time Combat Simulation - Realistic shell ballistics, armor penetration calculations and damage effects coupled with destructible environments, trenches, fortifications and individually tracked weapons, equipment, ammo and vehicles
  • 5 Historical Campaigns, each with unique units and equipment - US, UK, Soviet, German, French and Polish
  • Over 40 historically accurate campaign missions based on real WWII battles
  • Over 30 different maps designed using historical military documents and covering a variety of seasons, weather conditions and environments
  • 5 Single (non-campaign) Battles plus 3 Training scenarios
  • Unique Role Playing Elements: soldiers gain experience and new skills as they progress though the campaigns
  • Soldiers can be Promoted and awarded Medals and Decorations
  • Real World Military Tactics: Units fight using authentic tactical formations, realistic battle drills and operating procedures specific to their nationality
  • Amazing Freedom of Action: Replace and reinforce gun crews, pick up dropped weapons, capture enemy equipment and even select specific weapons and ammo to use
  • Advanced Individual Unit AI: Units intelligently react to changing battle situations and conditions. They will take cover, avoid obstacles and seek to gain the upper hand against their enemies
  • Huge assortment of units, uniforms, equipment and vehicles: hundreds of different unit types including Tanks, AT Guns, Support Vehicles, Armored Cars, MG Teams, Anti-Tank Rifles, Aircraft, Artillery, Infantry and more from the major nations of WWII; all based on historical military sources
  • Dynamic Battlefields; Wage war in all four seasons over beautifully rendered landscapes. Watch as trees get knocked over by tanks, vehicles crush men and equipment under their treads, tracers stitch across no mans land and high explosive shells leave huge smoking craters
  • Devastating Airstrikes and Artillery Barrages
  • State of the art 3D character animation and graphics
  • Easy to use order system. Command your troops quickly and efficiently and keep tabs on their individual status with the innovate soldier monitor system
  • Multiplay Support (Internet/LAN)

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