This mod modifies "Cross of Iron" to allow you to fight the campaign on the Eastern Front as a single unit, the infamous Grossdeutschland. Lead your Battle Group starting as a Regiment in the Barbarossa invasion of 1941, to the bitter end (as a Panzer Korps) at Balga-Kahlholz.
To achieve these ends, extensive modifications to the original game were made. Graphics and sounds were replaced or modified for greater realism. Unit availability is based strictly on what the Grossdeutschland had at it's disposal for the time period and are modelled as close as possible to actual teams, from grenadieres to special tank-hunting groups. Additionally, to improve play against the AI, Soviet teams have been beefed up to 10 men each - Yep, ALL of them - and Soviet armor availablity is increased somewhat over stock RealRed (the data underpinnings of this mod), while German armor availability has been decreased. Infantry survivability and AT capabilities has been increased, so
don't be afraid to rush that KV-1 with your rifle team (just throw smoke first!)
1. Do a FULL INSTALL of Cross of Iron
2. Install the following maps:
All are available at the CSO Portal Site at Closecombat.org
Only use the "Historical Operations" and the "Grossdeutschland Grand Campaign". I have no idea what would happen if you try to play the others. You'll probably just get a bunch of bogus teams (which I labelled with a "z"). These ops are intended for play as Germans versus the computer. For H2H you'll have to make some more balanced scenarios. Most of the ops are relatively untested, and I've only gotten part way through the GC, so I suspect a patch to just the ops will be needed at some point. If you have feedback regarding this, please send to Dreaded88@excite.com Right now there are also no scenario briefings, this will also be in the future patch.
CREDITS AND DISCLAIMER
As with all mods, use at your own risk! If you don't think yo can handle the install, get someone to help you! This mod is in no way associated with Atomic Games or Microsoft, so don't contact them with problems, use the forums at www.militarygamer.net for questions.
Thanks to Atomic for making the greatest tactical wargame ever, Ron Gretz for the RealRed data this game is based on, FUTURE and Jon Johnson for sounds, and everyone out there making Close Combat maps and editing tools.
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