Battlefront.com announces Combat Mission Afghanistan
, a new installment in the Combat Mission series due in Q2 of this year that represents their first collaboration with a third-party on a combat mission game. The setting is not the current Afghanistan conflict, but rather the war with the U.S.S.R. in the 1980s. Word is: "The two stock campaigns cover two periods of the Afghan wars - the beginning phase (1980-1982) and the later years of highest activity and most intense hostilities, 1985-1987. The tactics are different for these periods – during the first stage of the war, the mujahedeen forces attempted to fight against the Soviet Army and the Army of the DRA (Democratic Republic of Afghanistan) on 'equal footing'. Later on, the mujahedeen realized that these tactics would not lead to success and they turned to guerrilla actions."