Battlefront.com

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Battlefront.com
Industry Video games
Founded 1997 (1997)
Founder(s) Steve Grammont
Charles Moylan
Products Combat Mission
Strategic Command
Theatre of War
Website Battlefront.com

Battlefront.com is a video game developer and publisher. Battlefront specialises in war-related games, including turn-based and real-time strategies, as well as simulations of air, land and naval military vehicles.

Apart from publishing the self-developed Combat Mission series, the company publishes games created by other studios (such as 1C Company), including Strategic Command and Theatre of War series.

History[edit]

The company began life as Big Time Software when Charles Moylan and Steve Grammont decided to form an independent game company. They produced the successful and unique Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord to critical acclaim in 1999. The fledgling company utilized an online sales model and published a manifesto on its website pledging dedication to its fanbase.

The company continued to grow as subsequent titles in the CM series were released, and other publishers began to partner with BTS. A name change to battlefront.com, coinciding with the domain name of the official website, followed.

List of games published[edit]

Release
date
Title Genre Platform Developer Notes
2000 Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord Hybrid turn-based /
real-time strategy
Macintosh, Windows Battlefront.com First game in the
Combat Mission series
2002 Strategic Command: European Theater Turn-based strategy Windows Fury Software First game in the
Strategic Command series
2002 Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Macintosh, Windows Battlefront.com Second game in the series
2003 Combat Mission 3: Afrika Korps Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Macintosh, Windows Battlefront.com Third game in the series
2005 T-72: Balkans On Fire! Vehicle simulation Windows 1C Company
2005 Down in Flames Vehicle simulation Windows Dan Verssen Games
2005 Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg Turn-based strategy Windows Fury Software Second game in the series
2006 DropTeam: Mechanized Combat in the Far Future Real-time strategy Linux, Macintosh, Windows TBG Software
2006 Down in Flames: Eastern Front Vehicle simulation Windows Dan Verssen Games Expansion pack of Down in Flames
2007 Theatre of War Real-time strategy Windows 1C Company First game in the
Theatre of War series
2007 Combat Mission: Shock Force Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows Battlefront.com Fourth game in the series
2007 Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare Turn-based strategy Windows Fury Software Expansion pack of Strategic Command 2
2008 Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East Turn-based strategy Windows Fury Software Expansion pack of Strategic Command 2
2008 Strategic Command WWII Pacific Theater Turn-based strategy Windows Fury Software Third game in the series
2008 Combat Mission: Shock Force - Marines Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows Battlefront.com Expansion pack of Combat Mission: Shock Force
2009 Combat Mission: Shock Force - British Forces Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows Battlefront.com Expansion pack of Combat Mission: Shock Force
2009 Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943 Real-time strategy Windows 1C Company Second game in the series
2009 Theatre of War 2: Centauro Real-time strategy Windows 1C Company Expansion pack of Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943
2009 Empires of Steel Turn-based strategy Windows Atomicboy Software
2009 PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Simulation Windows Akella
2009 Combat Mission: Afghanistan Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows Snowball Will be the fifth game in the series [1]
2010 Strategic Command WWII Global Conflict Turn-based strategy Windows Fury Software Fourth game in the series
2010 Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943 Real-time strategy Windows 1C Company Expansion pack of Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943
2010 CM:SF - NATO Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows Will be the third Module for Shock Force
2010 CM: Battle for Normandy Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows/Mac Initial game of the CM:X2 game engine set in World War II.
2012 Combat Mission: Fortress Italy Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows/Mac Second title of the CM:X2 game engine set in World War II

In development[edit]

Announced Title Genre Platform Developer Notes
2014 CM:Red Thunder Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows/Mac Third title of the CM:X2 game engine, first to be set on the Eastern Front of World War II.

Cancelled games[edit]

First
announced
Cancelled Title Genre Platform Developer Notes
2004 5 November 2009[2] Modern Naval Battles: World War II at Sea Simulation Windows Dan Verssen Games [3]
Would be based on a board game of the same name
2005 2009 Combat Mission: Campaigns Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows Hunting Tank Software Had been in development well before 2005; work was mainly by private software company under license.[4]
2005[5] 2009 Histwar: Les Grognards[6] Turn-based /
real-time strategy
Windows

Personnel[edit]

Matt Faller spent nine years as chief information officer and project manager, leaving the company for employment with Software Generation Ltd. in August 2009. Faller's duties involved design, implentation and support of the battlefront's IT infrastructure and management of customer support.[7]

On July 1, 2010, battlefront hired Philip Culliton as a "First Second Programmer" after operating for 13 years with a single coder.[8]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Combat Mission: Afghanistan".  At the official website of Battlefront.com. URL accessed on March 29, 2010
  2. ^ battlefront.com forum announcement
  3. ^ "Modern Naval Battles".  At the official website of Battlefront.com. URL accessed on December 12, 2009
  4. ^ "Combat Mission Campaigns announcement".  At the official website of Battlefront.com. URL accessed on December 12, 2009
  5. ^ gamershell announcement
  6. ^ Flash of Steel website
  7. ^ tvnewscheck article
  8. ^ battlefront.com announcement

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