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Combat Mission: Afghanistan was the second standalone game in the series which used the new CMx2 engine. It was released in September 2010. It is currently in version 1.03. It was developed by Snowball Studios which licensed the engine from Battlefront.

General Information

The game is set in the real life conflict in Afghanistan which took place from 1979 to 1989. Soviet forces invade Afghanistan after a civil war has torn the country to pieces. The game uses the CMx2 engine with some improvements to Combat Mission: Shock Force. These improvements were added to CMSF as well in subsequent patches.

The focus in again in asymmetric warfare. The Soviets have vastly superior weapons and firepower, but the Mujahidin used guerilla tactics which the game's scoring system reflects. Most of the scenarios are based on real life operations. The game has three distinct factions: Soviet Army, Mujahidin guerillas and Democratic Republic of Afghanistan which is the "legimite" goverment that the Soviets try to help. This conflict is perfect for the CMx2 engine, because the war in Afghanistan had only a few large scale battles. Mostly it focuses on platoons and companies.

There are two campaigns and 14 scenarions in the game. The game also comes with in-built scenario editor for making your own scenarios and campaigns.

The game added snowy terrain, multiple barrel firing systems (e.g. Shilka), exit zone victory conditions and infantry firing ports to some IFV's (e.g. BMP-1). These were later added to the Combat Mission: Shock Force (with the exception of snowy terrain).

System requirements

System Requirements MINIMUM:

  • Operating System: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium IV 1.8 GHz or equivalent speed AMD processor
  • Video Card: GeForce 5200 or Radeon 9200
    (32 Megabyte VRAM or better and must support 1024x768 or higher resolution) in OpenGL
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card 
  • System Memory: 256 Megabytes RAM 
  • Hard Drive Space: 1 Gigabyte 
  • Other Requirements: CD Drive (not needed for download version) 

System Requirements SUGGESTED:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (Vista/Windows 7 fully supported) 
  • Processor: Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or equivalent speed AMD processor or better 
  • Video Card: GeForce 6800 or Radeon x850 
    (256 Megabyte VRAM or better and must support 1024x768 or higher resolution) in OpenGL
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card 
  • System Memory: 1 Gigabyte or more RAM 
  • Hard Drive Space: 1 Gigabyte 
  • Other Requirements: CD Drive (not needed for download version, although recommended for backup) 

Equipment

Soviet Army

Branches:

Spetznatz

Soviet Spetznaz firing AGS-17 in Afghanistan

Armor: Soviet armored units. A tough enemy for the Mujahedeen, who cannot engage these forces directly.

Mech infantry: Bulk of the Soviet forces are mech units. Infantry supported by APC's and IFV's.

Special Forces: Spetznaz and VDV (Soviet airborne) units. Highly trained and highly motivated, equipped with the best weapons.

Equipment:

Small arms

  • PM
  • AKM
  • AK-74
  • AK-74 W/GP30 grenade launcher
  • AKS-74
  • AKS-74U
  • RPK
  • RPK-74
  • RPKS-74
  • SVD
  • PK
  • PKM
  • NSV
  • RPG-7V
  • RPG-16D
  • RPG-18
  • AGS-17
  • SPG-9 "Kopye" 73mm recoilless anti-tank gun
  • AT-3 "Sagger" ATGM

Armored Personell Carriers

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Tanks

Light Vehicles

Soviet Air Assets

  • Mi-24D
  • Mi-24V
  • Su-25
  • Su-17M
  • Su-22M
  • MiG-21Bis
  • MiG-23
Soviet Artillery Assets
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Main menu

  • 2B14 "Podnos" 82mm mortar
  • 2B11 120mm mortar
  • 2B9 "Vasilyok" automatic 82mm mortar
  • 2S1 "Gvozdika" 122mm self-propelled howitzer
  • 2S3 "Akatsya" 152mm self-propelled howitzer
  • 2S5 "Giatsint-S" 152mm self-propelled howitzer
  • D-30 122mm howitzer
  • M-46 130mm field gun
  • BM-21 "Grad" 122mm rocket artillery

Democratic Republic of Afghanistan

Branches:

DRA Infantry:

DRA Mech Infantry:

Equipment: Small arms

  • PM
  • AKM
  • PPSh
  • RPK
  • RPD
  • SVD
  • PK
  • DShK
  • RPG-2
  • AGS-17
  • AT-3 "Sagger"

Armored Personell Carriers

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Tanks

Light Vehicles

  • Ural-375
  • Kamaz 4310

DRA Air Assets

  • Mi-24D
  • Su-25
  • Su-17M
  • MiG-21bis

DRA Artillery Assets

  • M1937 82mm mortar
  • M1943 120mm mortar
  • D-30 122mm howitzer

Mujahedeen

Branches (Mujahedeen):

Mujahedeen infantry: The everyday Mujahedeen fighters. Mixed group with mixed weaponry, but a clear goal.

Mujahedeen specialists: IED experts and spies.

Branches (Tribal Militia):

Infantry:

Specialists:

Equipment:

Mujahedeen

Mujahedeen up to no good in Afghanistan

Small arms
  • AR-10
  • M16A1
  • G3
  • FN FAL
  • SMLE Mk III
  • Bren L4
  • AKM
  • AK-74
  • AKS-74
  • RPK
  • SVD
  • RP-46
  • Type 56
  • Type 85
  • PPSh
  • DShK
  • SGM
  • RPG-2
  • RPG-7V
  • Improvised explosive devices

Light Vehicles

Artillery assets

  • M2 60mm mortar
  • M1937 82mm mortar
  • GP 76mm mountain gun
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