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Combat Mission: Red Thunder

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Battlefront.com
Developer: Battlefront.com
Release Date: May 7, 2014

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by Rainier on May 19, 2014 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT

Combat Mission: Red Thunder jumps right into the thick of the hard fought battles during Summer 1944 when Operation Bagration took the Soviet forces from the swamps of Belarus to the gates of Warsaw.

Get the Combat Mission: Red Thunder demo off WP (680mb)

Combat Mission: Red Thunder focuses on the hard fought battles from the swamps of Belarus to the gates of Warsaw during the summer of 1944. Experience the most balanced period of tactical warfare on the Eastern Front, even as the Axis' strategic ability to wage war began to collapse. Play out historical battles and campaigns or create your own customized Quick Battles. All new units, new terrain, and new features make this a must have for all Combat Mission fans.

On June 22nd, 1944, the Soviets launched the single largest ground offensive that the world has ever seen: Operation Bagration. So massive was the attack that in just a few days the German Army Group Center effectively ceased to exist, leaving the Third Reich with roughly 400,000 casualties it could not replace. Soon after, the Soviets launched two other major offensives which nearly destroyed a second Army Group and cut off a third. By the end of the summer all Soviet territory was liberated, Romania and Finland knocked out of the war, Hungary invaded, the Balkans under threat, and the Baltic states all but cut off from the Reich. Germany, and its capital Berlin, were left within striking distance of the Red Army.

CM Red Thunder is an all new standalone game, does not require any of the other titles, and it comes with all new game engine features.

Gameplay Features

  • Backpack and vehicle flamethrowers
  • Soviet air support attacks on its own instead of being controlled by ground observers
  • Antiaircraft weapons are now able to fire at attacking aircraft
  • Tank riders! Most AFVs are able to transport either teams or squads
  • WeGo TCP/IP with the ability to save but not the ability to replay combat action
  • Ammo Dumps allow platoons to have reserve ammo stored separately on map
  • More realistic/varied RoF of automatic weapons
  • All Squads can split, however Soviet units are less reliable when not in direct visual LOS of their Platoon Leader
  • Squads can act as HQs for better historical accuracy
  • Spotters restricted to directing only one Mission at a time. Assets can now be grouped together for a single Mission.
Graphics
  • Hit impacts to vehicles and bunkers now shown graphically ("hit decals")
  • Water animates for fording units
User Interface
  • Three different sets of camera controls; Standard (traditional), First Person Shooter, and Real Time Strategy
  • Optional graphical Command and Control link tracing
  • Casualties are shown in the Soldier/Crew Panels to track soldiers lost during the game
  • Option to disable music separate from other game sounds
Editor
  • AI Triggers allow AI forces to execute actions based on other units or interaction with Objectives
  • Maximum map size increased
  • Improve responsiveness of 2D editing, especially for large maps
  • Customized "Mod Tags" for most graphics. This allows scenario designers to specify specific mods be used for a specific Scenario. If CM fails to find the specified mod it will use the default
Table of Organization & Equipment (TO&E) Soviet Major Formations:
  • Rifle Battalion (Motorized)
  • Guards Rifle Battalion (43)
  • Guards Rifle Battalion (44)
  • Rifle Battalion (43)
  • Rifle Battalion (44)
  • Submachinegun Battalion (Motorized)
  • Guards Submachinegun Company (43)
  • Guards Submachinegun Company (44)
  • Submachinegun Company (43)
  • Submachinegun Company (44)
  • Cavalry Regiment
  • Cavalry Recon Squadron
  • Recon Company (43)
  • Recon Company (44)
  • Pioneer Battalion (Motorized)
  • Pioneer Battalion
  • Armored Car Company
  • Tank Regiment (Medium)
  • Tank Regiment (Mech)
  • Tank Regiment (Cavalry)
  • Tank Regiment (Heavy)
  • Tank Battalion (Medium)
  • Assault Gun Regiment (Light)
  • Assault Gun Regiment (Medium)
  • Assault Gun Regiment (Heavy)
Vehicles:
  • T70M M1942
  • T70M M1943
  • OT34 M1942
  • T34/76 M1942 Early
  • T34/76 M1942 Late
  • T34/85 M1943
  • T34/85 M1944 Early
  • T34/85 M1944 Late
  • IS1
  • IS2 Early
  • IS2 Mid
  • IS2 Late
  • SU76M
  • SU85 Early
  • SU85 Late
  • SU122 Early
  • SU122 Late
  • SU152
  • ISU122
  • ISU122S
  • ISU152
  • BA64
  • BA64B
  • GAZ 67 Jeep
  • GAZ MM Truck
  • Studebaker US6 Truck
Small Arms:
  • Mosin Nagant M1930 Rifle
  • Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
  • Mosin Nagant M1930 Sniper Rifle
  • Tokarev SVT40 Rifle
  • PPSh 41
  • PPS 43
  • DP LMG
  • DPM LMG
  • Tokarev Pistol
  • Nagant M1895 Pistol
Heavy Weapons:
  • Maxim MG M1910
  • SG43 MG
  • DSHK MG
  • PTRD AT Rifle
  • ROKS 3 Flamethrower
  • 50mm Mortar RM41
  • 82mm Mortar BM43
  • 45mm AT Gun M1937
  • 45mm AT Gun M1942
  • 57mm AT Gun ZIS2
  • 76mm AT Gun M42 ZIS3
  • 76mm Infantry Gun M43 OB25
  • 37mm AA GUN 61K
  • 85mm AA GUN 52K
Off Map Artillery:
  • 82mm Mortar M1937
  • 120mm Mortar M1943
  • 76mm Field Gun M1942 ZIS3
  • 122mm Field Gun M1931/37
  • 122mm Howitzer M1938 M30
  • 152mm Howitzer M1937 ML20
  • 152mm Howitzer M1938
  • 203mm Howitzer M1931
  • 82mm BM8 Rockets
  • 132mm BM13 Rockets
  • 300mm BM31 Rockets
  • 300mm M30 Rockets
Aircraft:
  • IL2 Ground Attack
  • PE2 Dive Bomber
German Major Formations:
  • Panzer Grenadier Battalion (Armored)
  • Panzer Grenadier Battalion (Motorized)
  • Panzer Aufklärungs Battalion (Armored)
  • Panzer Pionier Battalion (Armored)
  • Pionier Battalion (Motorized)
  • Pionier Battalion
  • Grenadier Battalion
  • Füsilier Battalion
  • Sicherungs Battalion
  • "Straggler" Company
  • Panzer Battalion (Medium)
  • Panzer Battalion (Heavy)
  • Panzerjäger Battalion (Infantry)
  • Panzerjäger Battalion (PzGren Div)
  • Panzerjäger Battalion (Pz Div)
  • Sturmgeschütz Battalion/Brigade
  • Sturmartillerie Brigade
Vehicles:
  • Pz IIL Lynx
  • Pz IVG Late
  • Pz IVG Latest
  • Pz IVH Early
  • Pz IVH Late
  • Pz IVJ Early
  • Pz IVJ Late
  • Panther D Late
  • Panther A Early
  • Panther A Mid
  • Panther A Late
  • Panther G Early
  • Tiger Mid
  • Tiger Late
  • King Tiger (Henschel)
  • Marder II
  • Marder IIIM
  • StuG IIIG Early
  • StuG IIIG Mid
  • StuG IIIG Late
  • StuH 42 Early
  • StuH 42 Mid
  • StuH 42 Late
  • JPz IV Early
  • JPz IV Early HQ
  • JPz IV Mid
  • JPz IV Mid HQ
  • JPz IV Late
  • JPz IV Late HQ
  • Hetzer
  • Nashorn Late
  • Grille H
  • Wespe
  • Möbelwagen
  • Wirblewind
  • PSW 222
  • PSW 223
  • PSW 231
  • PSW 234/1
  • PSW 234/2 PUMA
  • PSW 234/3
  • SdKfz 250/1
  • SdKfz 250/1 Neu
  • SdKfz 250/3
  • SdKfz 250/3 Neu
  • SdKfz 250/7
  • SdKfz 250/9
  • SdKfz 250/9 Neu
  • SdKfz 250/7 Neu
  • SdKfz 250/10
  • SdKfz 250/10 Neu
  • SdKfz 251/1
  • SdKfz 251/1 D
  • SdKfz 251/2
  • SdKfz 251/2 D
  • SdKfz 251/3
  • SdKfz 251/3 D
  • SdKfz 251/7
  • SdKfz 251/7 D
  • SdKfz 251/9
  • SdKfz 251/10
  • SdKfz 251/10 D
  • SdKfz 251/9 D
  • SdKfz 251/16 D
  • SdKfz 251/17 D
  • Zugkraftwagen 20MM Flakvierling
  • Zugkraftwagen 37MM Flak
  • SdKfz 10/5
  • Kübelwagen
  • Opel Blitz
Small Arms
  • Kar 98K
  • Kar 98K (Schiessbecher Grenade Launcher)
  • Kar 98K Sniper
  • G43
  • G43 Sniper
  • MP40
  • MP44
  • MG34 LMG
  • MG42 LMG
  • P38 Pistol
Heavy Weapons:
  • HG34 LMG
  • HG42 LMG
  • Flammenwerfer 41
  • 50mm GrW 34 Mortar
  • 81mm GrW 34 Mortar
  • 50mm PaK 38
  • 75mm PaK 40
  • 76mm PaK 36R
  • 88mm PaK 43
  • 88mm PaK 43/41
  • 88mm Flak 36
  • 75mm leIG 18
  • 150mm sIG 33
  • 20mm Flak 38
  • 20mm Flakveirling
  • 37mm Flak 36
  • 88mm Flak 36
Off Map Artillery:
  • 81mm sGrw 34 Mortar
  • 120mm sGrw 42 Mortar
  • 75mm leIG 18 Infantry Gun
  • 150mm sIG 33 Infantry Gun
  • 75mm FK 38 Field Gun
  • 170mm K 18 Cannon
  • 105mm leFH 18 Howitzer
  • 150mm sFH 18 Howitzer
  • 210mm Mrs 18 Howitzer
  • 88mm Flak 36 Flack (as indirect artillery support)
  • 150mm Nebelwerfer 41 Rocket
  • 280mm Nebelwerfer 41 Rocket
  • 210mm Nebelwerfer 42 Rocket
  • 300mm Nebelwerfer 42 Rocket
Aircraft:
  • FW190A8 Ground Attack
  • FW190F8 Ground Attack
  • JU87G Dive Bomber
  • JU87D Dive Bomber

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