Posts Tagged ‘Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog’

Patton Patrol: Close Combat – Panthers In The Fog

By Adam Smith on November 8th, 2012.

A forestry planning simulator, with tanks

Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog, AKA Close Combat: Normandy VIII, featured in last week’s Flare Path, announcing itself with what is surely one of the most underwhelming trailers in the history of moving images. It’s not even an honest trailer, the sort that shows the reality of the game in ‘action’ – that would be fine because at least it would be informative. The original Panthers in the Fog trailer is a dull orange background with some words on it. It’s fifty seconds long but it might as well be three seconds long because you could just read the words on a website instead. Thankfully, there’s a new trailer now, which does show the game. And, by gum, it looks like a Close Combat game.

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The Flare Path: Not Loitering, Reconnoitring

By Tim Stone on November 2nd, 2012.

Yes 'stubby red chinagraph pencil' is a euphemism.

Could those ruts in a pasture north of Saint-Lô have been made by an experimental Patton’s Best-inspired PC wargame? Might those scorch marks on the runway at Oberammergau indicate that a spiritual successor to Over the Reich is finally on the way? Is that newly-laid narrow-gauge railway line near Arras evidence of an imminent WWI logistics game? FP spends a fair portion of his working life hunched over recon photographs searching for signs of exciting work-in-progress war-fare. His stubby red chinagraph pencil is always close at hand, but recently he’s had precious few opportunities to use it.

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