Matrix Games and Slitherine have announced the availability of Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog, a new Close Combat game that depicts an historical battle that closely follows the events of Operation Overlord, which was the setting of the very first release. The Battle of Mortain, when the 47th German Panzer Corps launched a desperate week-long assault on the strategic position of Hill 315 where the U.S. 30th Infantry Division proudly defended the allied gains made during Operation Cobra and ensured the success of the breakout from Normandy and the liberation of France.
The game gives the player strategic level command of their forces, issuing orders to regiments and battalions to defend or attack while allocating artillery and air support for them. Engagements move into the tactical level, where your decisions have huge consequences. Only the best-equipped and trained troops can face an advancing Panther, but a Panther with no fuel or ammo becomes as harmless as a kitten. These decisions can directly affect who controls the battlefield at the strategic level.
Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog includes more than 50 historically-accurate key units and 47 weapon types. Wargamers can command up to 21 squads in a battle against the AI or against friend (or foe) via Slitherine's integrated lobby system for easy matchmaking.