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Let's slaughter all Codexians in Close Combat Cross of Iron!

What should I do?

  • Start over again with Codexers as the Nazis

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  • Nah, let's continue and stay Soviet

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Infantryman

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I'm going to use all of you as meatshields for the glory of Mother Russia!

Introduction video



All characters on Soviet side, which I'm going to play as, will have names of top 150 Codex users in terms of post count plus all other volunteering users.



I shall play a grand campaign. Let's see if any of you would actually live long enough to see the end of the war. :smug: Because Kingcomrade has the highest post count, he will be a commander of the company, starting at the rank of Master Sergeant. Others will be assigned to their units in random manner.

Update will follow shortly, I'm going to use this first post for maintaining statistics.

Personal files

Total meatshields in reserve pool: 94
Total meatshields killed:
Total meatshields wounded:

In active service

Command section
Master Sergeant Kingcomrade (commander) [shot Kaiserin for desertion] <Medals: Red Star>

LMG Infantry Team 1
Sergeant Sceptic (squad leader)
Private First Class Satori (MG loader)
Private SCO (rifleman)

Cossack 45mm AT Gun (no gun)
Private First Class Chefe (gunner) [1 tank, 1 soldier killed]

45mm AT Gun (no gun)


Cossack Heavy Machinegun
Corporal denizsi (leader)
Private First Class Obediah (assistant)
Private First Class Zed (gunner) [9 soldiers killed]
Private First Class oldmanpaco (loader) [2 soldiers killed]

Militia
Private First Class Flying Spaghetti Monster (rifleman)
Private First Class Racofer (rifleman) [1 soldier killed]
Private First Class Texas Red (rifleman)
Private DarkUnderlord (rifleman) [1 soldier killed]
Private nomask7 (rifleman)

76,2 mm AT Gun
Corporal Azael (leader) <Medals: Patriotic War 1st Class>
Private First Class Data4 (assistant)
Private Higher Game (gunner)
Private dagorkan (loader) [1 vehicle, 2 soldiers killed] <Medals: Patriotic War 1st Class>

Penal Rifle Team
Private First Class Fens (leader)
Private First Class Trash (co-leader)
Private Awor Szurkraz (rifleman)
Private Fens The 2nd (rifleman)

Flamethrower
Private Bradylama (flamethrower operator)

WIA

Sniper
Sergeant Hory (Sniper) [1 soldier killed] - hit by mortar shell during Operation Barbarossa

45mm AT Gun
Private First Class Kaiserin (assistant) - hit by mortar shell during Operation Barbarossa
Corporal Slenkar (leader) - hit by StuG III C during Operation Typhoon
Private Kz3r0 (loader) - hit by StuG III C during Operation Typhoon
Private First Class JarlFrank (assistant) - hit by StuG III C during Operation Typhoon
Private Malakal (gunner) [2 tanks, 1 gun, 2 soldiers killed] <Medals: Patriotic War 1st Class> - hit by German heavy artillery shell during Operation Typhoon

LMG Infantry Team 1
Corporal Spazmo (assistant leader) - wounded by Panzer II during Operation Barbarossa
Private Clockworknight (AT rifle loader) - wounded by German Recon Infantry Squad during Operation Typhoon
Private First Class Diogo Riberio (machinegunner) [1 soldier killed] - hit by StuG III C shell during Operation Typhoon
Private 1eyedking (rifleman) - shot by MG-34 during Operation Typhoon
Private GeneralSamov (rifleman) - wounded by Panzer II during Operation Typhoon
Private Skyway (rifleman) - wounded by cleve's 20mm gun during Operation Typhoon

Militia
Private First Class Kaiserin (rifleman) - shot by Kingcomrade for desertion during Operation Typhoon <wounded for the 2nd time>
Private First Class Redeye (rifleman) - hit by mortar shell during Operation Typhoon
Private Jim Kata (rifleman) - hit by mortar shell during Operation Typhoon

Command section
Master Sergeant Kingcomrade (commander) [shot Kaiserin for desertion] - wounded by MG-34 during Operation Typhoon
Private Cassidy (radio operator) - shot by German Infantry when charging during Operation Typhoon

ATR Team 1
Corporal RK47 (leader) - shot by German Infantry when charging during Operation Typhoon

ATR Team 2
Corporal HanoverF (leader) - hit by StuG III C during Operation Typhoon
Private First Class Grunker (AT rifle specialist) - hit by StuG III C during Operation Typhoon

KIA

Cossack ATR
Corporal Multi-headed Cow (leader) [2 soldiers killed] - killed by StuG 3C shell during Operation Barbarossa
Private First Class Twinfalls (AT rifle specialist) - buttraped by German infantry squad during Operation Barbarossa

LMG Infantry Team 1
Private First Class Admiral Rimjob POOBUM (MG loader) - killed by StuG III C shell during Operation Barbarossa
Private Xi (AT rifle specialist) - killed by Panzer II during Operation Barbarossa
Corporal Helton (assistant leader) - killed by StuG III C during Operation Typhoon
Private First Class Radisshu (rifleman) - mown down by Panzer II during Operation Typhoon
Private Konjad (AT rifle specialist) [1 gun killed] - mown down by Panzer II during Operation Typhoon
Private First Class Gay Lussac (rifleman) - mown down by Cleve's 20 mm rapid-fire AT gun during Operation Typhoon
Private First Class Paula Tormeson IV (rifleman) - mown down by Cleve's 20 mm rapid-fire AT gun during Operation Typhoon

Cossack 45mm AT Gun
Corporal Major_Blackhart (leader) - killed by 37 mm AT gun during Operation Barbarossa
Private First Class Lesifoere (assistant) - killed by Panzer II during Operation Barbarossa
Private Crispy (loader) - killed by Panzer II during Operation Barbarossa
Private Ironyuri (gunner) - killed by artillery shell during Operation Typhoon

Militia
Private Secretninja (rifleman) - killed by mortar shell during Operation Typhoon
Private Khor1255 (rifleman) - killed by mortar shell during Operation Typhoon
Private First Class Balor (rifleman) - killed by German Recon Squad during Operation Typhoon
Private Silellak (rifleman) - killed by German Recon Squad during Operation Typhoon
Private DarkSign (rifleman) [1 soldier killed] - killed by German Assault Troopers during Operation Typhoon

Command section
Corporal Cloaked Figure (assistant commander) [1 soldier killed] - killed by MG-34 fire during Operation Typhoon

76,2 mm AT Gun
Private Freelance Henchman (gunner) [3 tanks, 1 soldier killed] - killed by StuG III C during Operation Typhoon

ATR Team 1
Private First Class Hobo Elf (AT rifle specialist) - killed by German Infantry when charging during Operation Typhoon
 

Gondolin

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Reporting for duty. :salute:

Can I get a KV tank? Can I???? :bounce:
 

Infantryman

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Bros, I'm afraid I'm going to have to replay our first battle. Too bad, you did a great job (Burning Bridges knocked out a tank with anti-tank rifle and Andyman Messiah with Flying Spaghetti Monster alone slaughtered one assaulting German squad). Fraps doesn't work with the game and I had to use some other program in which I overdone the quality settings, making most of the screenshots weight about 1 MB. :(

Vaarna_Aarne said:
Can I be part of an AT crew? (confidant in post count)

Yeah, I saw your name on the list, you certainly are a soldier in the game. Everyone with more than ~2000 posts is. But I don't know in which unit will you be assigned to because it's random.

Gondolin said:
Reporting for duty. :salute:
Can I get a KV tank? Can I???? :bounce:

Ok Sir, I'll add you to the list as the game did begin yet after all. Where will you end up does not depend on me.
 

Trash

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Tanks, mortars, mg's and AT. Win guaranteed.

Infantryman said:
To raise the difficulty even higher I would have to actually reduce realism levels for AI, which is a bit too XTREME for me. But don't worry, it's not a popamole game. There are some battles which you are doomed to fail and others are kid's play, to reflect historical imbalances during the war.

I know. Been playing the CC games since the very first one. Trust me, you can win any and all battles with the right force composition because the AI is generally a very predictable beast. If you want a real challenge go to difficulty and turn the slider up to hero. The AI won't get the reduced realism levels but they will get better reinforcements while your pool will be severely reduced. It actually can make the game challenging.

Anyway, have fun. Trash signing up to die a horrid death for the motherland!
 

Kz3r0

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NKVD_officer_Itsuki_Koizumi_by_ComradeMijur.jpg

Reporting for duty. :salute:
 

Vaarna_Aarne

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Try keeping as many Codexers alive as possible. Can you get reinforcement Codexers too when earlier ones fall?
 

Infantryman

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Yes, I can get Codex reinforcements. There is one problem though. Only thing I can influence is the list of names, and they can repeat themselves, so we might even have some ressurected/undead codexians.

I've replayed the first battle. Unfortunately, it went much worse than the first time.
 

Trash

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Infantryman said:
I've replayed the first battle. Unfortunately, it went much worse than the first time.

A good LP is made through the blood, sweat and tears of those who make it. There is nothing more entertaining than a rotten bloody uphill struggle. Go git 'em!
 

Vaarna_Aarne

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Infantryman said:
Yes, I can get Codex reinforcements. There is one problem though. Only thing I can influence is the list of names, and they can repeat themselves, so we might even have some ressurected/undead codexians.
Just pretend we got better, like Hitler did.
 

Gondolin

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Ok Sir, I'll add you to the list as the game did begin yet after all. Where will you end up does not depend on me.

Good 'nough.
 

Infantryman

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Greetings Bros! Germany invaded our Motherland, unfortunately the forces at our disposal are very weak. We currently have one poor medium infantry squad, one sniper, one commander section and Cossack AT rifle section. We shall see what can be done.



Our battlefield and deployment areas.



The Cossacks - Multiheaded Cow and Twinfalls, will ambush enemy tanks moving along the road.



The sniper, Hory, will try to hold the bridge.



The infantry squad will sit in the trenches, covering the northern approach.



Kingcomrade, and his second in command, Cloaked Figure, will be sitting in the trench together with infantry to boost their poor morale.



The battle begins. After minutes of silence, enemy squad finally appears on sight.



Soon after, another squads follow. The Germans have two MG teams. We're in serious trouble.



Cossacks could fire on one of MG teams, but they lack necessary firepower and would give out their positions too easily.



Then, Stug 3G assault gun appears. Its front armor is too strong for PTRD AT rifle. Our only hope is to fire on its rear or sides.



Meanwhile, Nazi infantry advances. Fortunately, they didn't spot our Cossacks.



The Stug is very close with no infantry support. Now's our chance!



Twinfalls fires. Unfortunately, the bullet did not penetrate the hull.



Germans shout in terror "Sniper!" as one of their comrades was shot from unknown direction. Good job, Hory!



While Twinfalls tries to take the Stug down, Multi-headed Cow notices the MG squad coming from behind. Oh ****!



Xi from infantry squad also tries to snipe the Stug with his PTRD.



Multi-headed Cow throws in an act of desperation a grenade at the MG Squad, killing two of the enemy soldiers.



Yeah, take that, bastards!



But then, Stug fires. The building partially collapses and our brave soldiers are stunned.



Meanwhile, Hory still keeps the Germans from entering the bridge.



Both of our Cossacks are killed in uneven battle. :salute:



Stug starts firing on infantry squad, killing Admiral Rimjob POOBUM. We're doomed.



Run for your lives!



Hory retreats either. Holding the Germans off now is pointless.



Holy ****, the Stug is chasing us!



Run for the hills!



Well, we've lost 3 men that were killed, while Germans only 3 wounded guys.



The only soldiers that scored some kills today were our dead Cossacks and the sniper.



But everyone that survived levelled up :smug:.
 

Malakal

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Da, for mother Russia, za rodinu za stalinu na boj!
 

GarfunkeL

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Wait, is this the classic Close Combat 3? Or some newfangled remake/restoration? I remember that the original CC3 was shitty when compared to CC1, CC2 or CC4 - but maybe it was just the disjointed battles that didn't make any sense and the over-emphasis on tanks which got on my nerves.

In any case, eagerly awaiting my tank platoon commission :salute:
 

Topher

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Which Close Combat is the best I have 1-5 but have only played number 5 and I think either 3 or 4 when I was younger. Should I start with the first one? What about the remakes from Matrix Games? Any recommended mods for the 5th one?
 

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