Following the announcement of Company of Heroes 3, Relic Entertainment has detailed how its Dynamic Campaign Map will work. Essentially, the campaign takes place on a large open map where players can battle, cut off enemy supply lines and capture objectives. There are two main unit types – Companies and Detachments.
Companies are your major force and they consist of unique unit rosters with different unlocks and abilities each. For instance, a US Airborne company allows for aggressive strikes along with granting access to Elite Paratroopers. Once Companies enter combat, then battles play out in the classic style of RTS skirmish gameplay. Companies can also gain Veterancy and Officers for more unique abilities and bonuses.
Detachments are smaller support units that operate independently of Companies, providing unique effects on missions. A British Medical detachment, for example, can be used to call in a half-track that reinforces and heals your troops. Other elements include calling in a US Naval Destroyer squadron in range of a mission to provide fire support. However, you might also want to use to launch a preemptive strike on a mission (the results which can be seen when a company enters the same).
Company of Heroes 3 is slated to release in 2022 for PC but a pre-alpha preview is currently ongoing. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.
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