Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy available now on the Mac App Store

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Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy faithfully recreates the experience of tactical land warfare in Western France during World War II, from Operation Overlord in June 1944 through the Cobra Breakout a couple months later.

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy puts players in control of teams, squads, individual vehicles, and support assets organized according to’s painstakingly researched historical Tables of Organization and Equipment, including US Army infantry, airborne parachute battalions and gliders, armored infantry battalions, engineers of different types, towed and self-propelled anti-tank units, and more. For the German Wehrmacht, players have access to Heer (Army) panzergrenadiers, pioniers, füsiliers, sturmgeschütz and panzer formation, and more.

The improved tactical AI ensures genuine battlefield behavior even at the smallest scale, no matter if you play a small platoon firefight scenario or a large battalion sized engagement. Soldiers can surrender and be rescued, administer buddy aid to wounded comrades, share ammo with nearby troops and vehicles, fire from open topped vehicles or open hatches, and much more. Dynamic lighting, deformable terrain (including partial and complete destruction of buildings), a wide range of weather types and environmental effects including rain, fog, heavy winds (with ballistic effects), realistic ground conditions, many new environmental objects such as gravestones, haystacks, sheds or woodpiles and graphic special effects only help to further accentuate and intensify the playable environments.

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy delivers replayability with two semi-dynamic campaigns (one from each side’s perspective), dozens of standalone missions, online play as well as Play-By-Email (PBEM) with another person, and a QuickBattles system including troops purchase, cherry picking, map selection, and preview. You’re also given a full featured mission editor to create your own maps, missions, and campaigns. You can then share what you’ve made and download the creations of others for free at the Battlefront Repository.

If you have a Mac capable of running OS X 10.6 or later and have 1.64 GB of space on your hard drive, you can play Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy. It’s available now on the Mac App Store for $49.99, with the Commonwealth Forces module coming soon.

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