Combat Mission Afghanistan

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Combat Mission Afghanistan

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Combat Mission Afghanistan covers two periods of the Russian-Afghan wars - the initial phase 1980-1982, and the later years of highest activity 1985-1987 - in two campaigns and additionally ten standalone missions. The fully featured editor will of course allow players to create all new custom maps and missions.

Combat Mission Afghanistan is not just a mission pack: based on the latest Combat Mission engine in development, the game includes all new artwork, terrain, new units, new weapons, and new nations! Players are able to take command of Soviet or DRA (Democratic Republic of Afghanistan) Army units as well as mujahedeen guerrilla forces.

But it doesn't end there. Combat Mission Afghanistan introduces completely new features to the series, such as:

    Drozd Active Defense system (on T-55AD and T-62D; shoots down incoming RPGs)
    Multi-barreled rapid-fire cannon (e.g. ZSU-23 Shilka, Kamaz ZU-23)
    New terrain such as Snow (on the ground) and Water
    Exit Zones (a new type of objective)


Combat Mission Afghanistan is bursting with a large variety of Soviet-made vehicles and weapons. An excerpt from the vehicle list:

    BMD-1
    BMD-2
    BMP-1D
    BMP-2D
    BTR-70
    BTR-80
    Kamaz4310
    Kamaz-ZU23
    T55AD
    T62
    Ural375
    ZSU23 Shilka

The Stock Campaign and Missions

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.

Campaign 1: Soviet Invasion


1980-1982. This campaign is dedicated to the 108th Motor Rifle Division, located in Kabul and Bagram. The 10 linked missions include clean-up operations, defensive assignments and escort duties in the Kabul, Kandagar, Parwan and other provinces.

Campaign 2: Bloody days


1985-1987. This campaign is dedicated to the 70th Motor Rifle Brigade, located in Kandagar, and is including assault, ambush and clean-up operations in the area.

Stand-alone missions

Ten stand-alone missions round out the stock missions, and include escort duties, clean-up operations, ambushes and night time assaults in the Helmand, Kunduz, Parwan, Nangarhar, Beglan and other provinces between 1981 and 1988.

System Requirements

  • 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

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