Combat Mission Shock Force — British Forces

#1
Looks like there's a new CMSF British Forces module due out soon from Battlefront a $25.

I haven't played CM for donkeys years but I thought that it would be worth a heads up for the Arrse gaming community.

 
#2
Is CMSF any good?
 
#3
Sorry Instinct, I only ever saw the Mk 1 version which was around about 10 years ago. Mind you, it was the mutts nuts at the time but a lot has happened since — including some competition (Steel Beasts et al).
Maybe there are some current players out there.
 
#4
I think CMSF is actually quite good. when it first came out it was full of problems but it has since been patched up and is very enjoyable. Marines is a good add on, so hopefully the Brit Module will continue in that vain when it finally comes out.
 
#6
1_reeper said:
Call me Mr thicky but what does CMSF stand for ?

Knackers. just seen the topic title. what a tit :oops:
Id have deleted the first part of your post when you editited it. :wink:

Is CMSF similar to the CM games?
 
#7
If you search for Combat Mission Shock Force theres, guess what, a demo. Cheers for that sticky, i'll have a look.
 
#8
brianlara said:
If you search for Combat Mission Shock Force theres, guess what, a demo. Cheers for that sticky, i'll have a look.
Guess what i just did. And i lost the whole damn weekend. Its now ordered off amazon and i cant bloody wait!!!!
 
#9
instinct said:
brianlara said:
If you search for Combat Mission Shock Force theres, guess what, a demo. Cheers for that sticky, i'll have a look.
Guess what i just did. And i lost the whole damn weekend. Its now ordered off amazon and i cant bloody wait!!!!
Good stuff. Ive always had the demo but after reading this thread i got the game off ebay (last week). For the price im not complaining, and the Brit forces will be good.
 
#10
Sorry' I know theres a link but lets have another look at that weapons/vehicle list again:

Preliminary equipment list

UK Small Arms and Support Weapons
L85A2 (5.56mm Rifle)
L85A2 w/UGL
L85A2 – new version
L86A2 (5.56mm Light Support Weapon)
L22A2 (5.56mm Carbine)
L110A1 (5.56mm Minimi-Para)
L96A1 (7.62mm Sniper Rifle)
L115A1 (8.59mm Long range Rifle)
L115A3 (8.59mm Sniper Rifle)
L111A1 Browning (.50 cal HMG)
L7A2 (7.62mm GPMG)
L134A1 (GMG)
L2A1 (ILAW)
NLAW
LASM
Javelin ATGM
L109 (hand grenade)
L9A1 (51mm Mortar)
UK Vehicles
FV4043 Challenger 2
FV4043 Challenger 2 – w/ current upgrades
FV 510 Warrior IFV - "TELIC"
FV 510 Warrior IFV - "TELIC Enhanced"
FV 511 Warrior ICV
FV 514 Warrior OPV
FV 107 Scimitar
FV 107 Scimitar with slat armor
FV 103 Spartan
FV 103 Spartan with slat armor
FV 105 Sultan
FV 432
FV 432 mark 3 – Bulldog
M-WMIK – Jackal
L.R. Command vehicle (w/ FFR)
TUM - HS/GS
TUM - HS/ST
R-WMIK
Snatch 2A
Artillery Support
L16A2 81mm Mortar
L118 Light Gun
AS90 Self-propelled gun
M270Bi MLRS
Air Support
Apache
Typhoon
Tornado GR4
Harrier GR9


Hmm....
 
#11
Damnit ive got to be doing work the next two weeks!!
 
#13
would anyone compare it to COD or BF2 :? Is it worth investing in?
 
#14
Personally, I'd recommend it, but it is nothing like COD or BF2.

It is a tactical wargame, with forces up to a battlegroup being playable, but you can get more on a map. It is unlike almost any mainstream game in terms of accuracy of simulation and playing style.

It's a small company that makes it, so it was a bit buggy when it came out, but numerous patches have made it much better.

Try the demo. The 1.11 version should be out shortly.
 
#15
I have down loaded the demo and can't get the damn thing to work. When I get to the set up screen the controls all appear at the bottom but the top 2/3 of the screen still has the mission brief on it. :x
 
#16
I down loaded the game a couple of weeks ago and was wondering if its worth getting the marine version.
Does it add anything worth paying for to the game or should i wait for the British forces add on?
 
#17
The Marine module does add to the base game as it adds new red units as well.
If you download the latest Demo, there is a mission with Marines in so you can get an idea of the differences.
If you have problems with it at all, track down the technical support forums on Battlefront's website. The developers will help if they can.
 

chrisg46

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#18
Got the game, anyone else find it rather difficult? Find it hard to win missions without losing less thana third of troops which doesnt bode well for the next one!

Bit irritated by the inability to spot tanks until you are around 50 metres from them on occasion...
 
#19
The learning curve is rather steep. Small things make big differences and it is very different to nearly every other game out there.

Losses depend on the side that your are playing as. The Red forces are usually going to get a pasting, even if they win. Blue forces can lose big in an asymmetric scenario, such as when red has armour and blue doesn't have much in the way of anti-armour assets, or in urban fighting, where it is very easy to make a mistake.

Large losses are often a sign that you are being too aggressive and not moving with sufficient support.
 
#20
I love this game although i havent had much time to play it recently. Can't wait for the Brit mod to come out.
 
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