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Combat Mission: Shock Force Marines was released in September 2008. It was the first expansion module to the base game . It adds the U.S. Marines to the game to the blue side and Syrian Airborne units to the red side. Both sides get new equipment as well.

General Information

The backstory of the game takes place in the summer of 2008. After a terrorist attack the Coalition forces, led by United States of America, invaded Syria in order to locate and punish those responsible. The Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU) task is to make an amphibious landing on the western shores of Syria and push on to Hims and down to Damascus eventually. The module has a new campaign for the marines and 16 new scenarios as well.

The biggest difference to the base game is the marine rifle squad which is the biggest unit there is in the game. 13 men squads with grenade launchers and machine guns ensure the most firepower any single unit has in the game. This means that each platoon has an extra squad and each company and extra platoon when compared to normal army units. The Syrians also get a couple of new toys to play with: T-90SA main battle tank and BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle.

New organizations and equipment

US Marines


United States Marine Corps Armor

United States Marine Corps Infantry

Weapons: Small arms

Marines fighting in Syria

  • M16A4 assault rifle
  • M16A4 assault rifle W/M203 grenade Launcher
  • M32 Multiple Grenade Launcher (MGL)
  • M240G machine gun
  • M82A3 sniper rifle
  • M40A3 sniper rifle
  • M2HB heavy machine gun
  • Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) rocket launcher
  • Mk19 grenade launcher
  • TOW-2 missile launcher
  • M72A3 anti-tank weapon

LAV family

Armored Personnel Carriers


Light Vehicles

Marines Air Assets

  • F/A-18C/D Hornet
  • AV-8B Harrier
  • AH-1W Super Cobra

Syrian Forces

Branches (Army):

Syrian Airborne

Syrian airborne squad with BMP-3M for support

Weapons: Small arms

  • RPG-16
  • RPG-7D3

Infantry Fighting Vehicles


Other Modules