Combat Command Series

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Combat Command Series (Matrix Edition)
Characteristics
Dominant theme WW2
Realtime or turn-based? Turn-based
AI opponent Yes
Multiplayer PBEM/Hotseat
Product Info
Developer(s) Tim Coakley
Publisher Boku Strategy Games
Platform(s) Windows
Licensing Commercial
Official site
https://www.matrixgames.com/game/combat-command-the-matrix-edition
A hexagonal battlefield of grey and tan colored boxes representing Axis and Allies respectively on a desert map.
Tebourba Gap scenario of Combat Command 2: Matrix Edition

A hex-based game focusing on World War II land-based warfare. It combines content from Combat Command 2: Desert Rats and Combat Command 2: Danger Forward!

Gameplay

During each player turn, there is a set of distinct phases (this does not include phases conducted by the computer, such as determining supply and units in command).

  1. Movement: Moving units or changing their posture (e.g., to Defense, Attack, Reserve, etc.). Moving to an enemy unit may subject the moving unit to opportunity fire.
  2. Direct fire phase: Defending units on both sides may fire on enemy units in range.
  3. Assault: Combat by units in Attack posture and adjacent to enemy units take place. Artillery bombardment also takes place or can be used to support assaults).
  4. Withdrawal/advance: A failed or successful assault may result in withdrawal away from enemy forces or an advance into the hex won by assault.

Scenarios in the game range from 1940 to 1944. It features amphibious landings and paradrops.

Hexes are 1/2 km and day/night are represented, units are companies (150+ men and 12 or more tanks), artillery units are battalions. Length of turns varies between day and night with 2-hour daylight turns and 4-hour night turns. The number of day and night turns vary depending on whether it is winter (if it is winter, there are more night turns).

The game employs five types of units: headquarters, artillery, anti-tank, armor, and infantry which are broken further into subcategories.

List of scenario names with a side description for the selected scenario.
Selecting a scenario in Combat Command Matrix Edition.

Scenarios

Scenario Name Start date Dates Size of Battle Type of Battle Axis Allies Location
Anzio 1944-02-16 February 16-19, 1944 Large German Attack German American/British Italy
Bastogne 1944-12-19 December 19-25, 1944 Large German Attack German American Ardennes
Carentan 1944-06-10 June 10-14, 1944 Medium American Attack German American Normandy
Celles 1944-12-23 December 23-26, 1944 Medium German Attack German American Ardennes
Djebel El Guessa 1942-12-06 December 6, 1942 Small German Attack German American Tunisia
El Guettar 1943-03-28 March 28 - April 1, 1943 Medium American Attack German/Italian American Tunisia
Faid Pass 1943-01-30 January 30 - February 2, 1943 Medium German Attack German/Italian American/French Tunisia
Fondouk 1943-04-8 April 8-10, 1943 Medium Allied Attack German/Italian American/British Tunisia
Gela 1943-07-10 July 10-11, 1943 Medium American Invasion German/Italian American Sicily
Guadalcanal 1942-10-23 October 23-26, 1942 Small Japanese Attack Japanese American South Pacific
Hearklion 1941-05-20 May 20-22, 1941 Small German Invasion German British/Greek Crete
Heraklion 2 1941-05-20 May 20-22, 1941 Small German Invasion German British/Greek Crete
Hurtgen Forest 1944-11-16 November 16-20, 1944 Large American Attack German American Hurtgen Forest
Kasserine Pass 1943-02-19 February 19-22, 1943 Large German Attack German/Italian American/British/French Tunisia
Laya 1942-01-02 January 2-6, 1942 Large Japanese Attack Japanese American/Filipino Philipines
Longstop Hill 1942-12-23 December 23-25, 1942 Small Allied Attack German American/British/French Tunisia
Maleme 1941-05-20 May 20-25, 1941 Large German Invasion German British/Greek Crete
Mareth Line 1943-03-20 March 20-23, 1943 Large British Attack German/Italian British Tunisia
Medenine 1943-03-06 March 6-7, 1943 Large German Attack German British Tunisia
Medjez El Bab 1942-12-10 December 10, 1942 Small German Attack German American/French Tunisia
Moscow 1941-11-15 November 15-23, 1941 Large German Attack German Russian Eastern Front
Oran 1942-11-08 November 8-10, 1942 Large American Invasion French American Algeria
Palermo 1943-07-12 July 12-14, 1943 Medium American Invasion German/Italian American Sicily
Primosole 1943-07-13 July 13-17, 1943 Medium British Attack German British Sicily
Reweisat 1942-07-21 July 21-22, 1942 Small British Attack German/Italian British Egypt
Salerno 1943-09-09 September 9-14, 1943 Large American Invasion German American Italy
San Pietro 1943-12-15 December 15-17, 1943 Small American Attack German American Italy
Sangro River 1943-11-30 November 30-December 3, 1943 Large British Attack German British Italy
Sealion 1940-07-14 July 14-16, 1940 Large German Invasion German British England
Sidi Bou Zid 1943-02-14 February 14-15, 1943 Medium German Attack German American Tunisia
Sidi Rezegh 1941-11-19 November 19-22, 1941 Large British Attack German British Libya
Singapore 1942-02-08 February 8-15, 1942 Medium Japanese Attack Japanese British Commenwealth South-East Asia
St. Vith 1944-12-16 December 16-22, 1944 Medium German Attack German American Ardennes
Stalingrad 1942-11-14 September 14-26, 1942 Small German Attack German/Croatian Russian Eastern Front
Stolberg Corridor 1944-11-13 September 13-18, 1944 Medium American Attack German American Hurtgen Forest
Sword 1944-06-06 June 6-10, 1944 Medium British Invasion German British Normandy
Syracuse 1943-07-10 July 10-11, 1943 Medium British Invasion German/Italian British Sicily
Tebaga Gap 1943-03-26 March 26-27, 1943 Medium British Attack German/Italian British Tunisia
Tebourba Gap 1942-12-01 December 1-3, 1942 Medium German Attack German American/British Tunisia
Tobruk Corridor 1941-11-27 November 27 - December 1, 1941 Large German Attack German/Italian British Libya
Troina 1943-08-01 August 1-4, 1943 Medium American Attack German/Italian American Sicily
Wadi Akarit 1943-04-06 April 6-7, 1943 Large British Attack German/Italian British Tunisia

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