[press release] From Sicily to the Alps - Combat Mission: Fortress Italy released!

Battlefront.com proudly present “Combat Mission: Fortress Italy”!

Available immediately for PC and Mac OS X operating systems for only

$55 as digital delivery, mail delivery, or both - exclusively and

directly from www.battlefront.com! The mail delivery version includes

a 100 page printed and ring-bound Game Reference Manual, the DVD, as

well as a metal Tin Case (as long as supplies last) that holds up to 4

discs (for future modules ;-))

This latest installment in the critically acclaimed Combat Mission

series of tactical ground warfare simulations takes the players to

Sicily in the year 1943, and the first Allied invasion of mainland

Europe during World War Two. The “soft underbelly” of Europe

turned out to be anything but, and the US forces in Combat Mission:

Fortress Italy (including elite Rangers formations) encounter equally

veteran German Wehrmacht (such as the Herman Goering Division) and

Luftwaffe Feld Division, Italian Bersaglieri troops, new tanks and

weapons, and unique steep, rocky and arid terrain.

In addition to all the new toys, 5 (!!) campaigns (including 2 special

Tutorial campaigns, one for beginners, a second for advanced players),

more than a dozen standalone missions, and 250 (!!) QuickBattle maps,

CM: Fortress Italy also includes the long awaited v2.0 game engine!

Here is just a very short list of some of the highlights of the

improved game engine:

 Moveable Waypoints

 Target Armor Arc Command

 Expanded Floating Icon Categories

 "Fog of War" Floating Icons

 2D Editor Map Overlay (so you can create your maps right out of

real-life satellite photos and maps)

 Auto-Assemble Road/Wall/Hedge Tool (“paint” a road or wall now!)

 Camera Jump to Groups

 Target Briefly Command

 New Rendering Shaders (check out the new screenshots!)

 Bump and Normal Mapping

 Improved Framerates

 Pausable Realtime TCP/IP Mode

 ...and more!

A 2.0 Upgrade will also be available separately for the first game in

the series, Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy, within a couple of

months. A free demo of CM: Fortress Italy will be released within a

couple of weeks.

Yes, CM: Fortress Italy is bursting with stuff, so much that we had to

put it into a metal case  Buy your copy right now, and you can be

downloading and playing in minutes.

Can you breach Fortress Italy?



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