News! Battlefront Releases Combat Mission: Final Blitzkrieg

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GrogHeads Newsdesk, 15 April 2016

Battlefront has released the latest Combat Mission game, and it’s back to WWII.

overview_4Centered on the frozen battlefields of the Battle of the Bulge, Combat Mission: Final Blitzkrieg depicts the desperate struggles between Allied and Axis forces during the latter stages of the Western Front in 1944 and 1945.

Following the July breakout during Operation Cobra, liberation swept across France as the Allied forces rapidly advanced in the wake of German collapse. Wehrmacht forces, shattered from crippling defeats in August, reeled towards the German border so quickly that for a time the only obstacle holding back Allied forces from moving east was the inability for supplytrains to keep up with the advance. In an act of operational improvisation, German commanders began to stabilize their defenses in September, as Allied forces ran up against the Siegfried Line and various rivers such as the Rhine. Met with determined German resistance and often rough terrain, the Allies began their long, hard slog into Germany.

During summer and fall of 1944 the Allies had been almost exclusively on the offensive. However, the Germans had been preparing a massive counter-attack of their own for months. Named Wacht am Rhein, or “Watch on the Rhine”, this bold operation was designed to launch a fast armored strike through the rugged Ardennes in southern Belgium, repeating Germany’s triumph in 1940. The ultimate goal of the offensive was the port of Antwerp, which would cut off a vital supply sources and separate the American and British armies. During early December 1944, the Ardennes was such a quiet front that the Americans had taken to using it as a proving grounds for green divisions and a rest area for burnt-out divisions. Meanwhile, the Germans quietly gathered a massive, freshly reinforced and re-equipped force on the other side of the front lines.

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2 Responses to News! Battlefront Releases Combat Mission: Final Blitzkrieg

  1. Keith Rose says:

    A WW2 Bulge game – what a novel idea…. 🙂

  2. jomni says:

    Where’s the snow?

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