Did the British Army exist in WW2? -1 reply

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#1 12 years ago

According to CoD (and others) the only British military units in WW2 were pilots, commandos, paratroopers, SAS, saboteurs, guerillas, partisan helpers, spies, codebreakers and demolition experts.

I was so excited that CoD 3 focused on the fighting in Normandy but after learning the British scenario is another predictable SAS scenario I could just scream!!

The British Army suffered the full weight of the German Army/Panzers in Normandy (Caen) with battles rivaling (often exceeding) in intensity and units anything found on the Russian front. But I guess we'll never see regular British infantry with Vickers machine guns, PIATs and Churchill tanks vs. Tigers/Panthers and SS grenadiers.

So following the lame CoD formula, I'm now assuming the Canadian scenario is some night time 'lone sniper' thing and the Poles are a tanker scenario hooking up with the Americans (who actually have an army) at Falaise.

(BTW, I'm an American and not some Brit griping about his nation's portrayal.)




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#2 12 years ago

great point! i cant really imagine the SAS working with CoD. their tactics are far beyond the call of duty style of play.




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#3 12 years ago

Yeah, Call of Duty's always been more about the frontline action. The more covert lone-wolf kinda work was better done in games like Medal of Honor.




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#4 12 years ago

well cod has the actual british regulars most of the time.Cod's not really about u being 1 man nazi slaughtering machine.Look at the title it says "In War,No one fights alone."




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#5 12 years ago

A good example is that stupid dam mission in COD.




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#6 12 years ago

that destroy the dam mission and the ship r the worst missions in the game




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#7 12 years ago

lol, true ... I hated those missions as well. 1 guy kills entire carrier-crew *sigh* something for X-men not CoD.




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#8 12 years ago

Agreed. Buy COD2. Retains much of the original gameplay and has Brit combat in North African and European theaters (Including Caen)




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#9 12 years ago

If you guys havnt already noticed, the first CoD pretty much borrows a lot of its subject matter off three well known war movies and or series; Band of Brothers (American campaign and multiplayer maps, Carentan and Brecourt anyone?), Enemy at the Gates (Russian Campaign) The Longest Day (British for the first mission at least).

Now of course they added their own twists to it and their own content but 'if it ain't broke, why fix it?'. They saw how great these scenarios of war were depicted in movies and deduced that they would work well in a videogame (they were right). That is one reason why you dont see a British army so to speak, because who really wants to play Gold Beach when you could fly in a glider and take a bridge or in CoD UO's case blow up some huge naval guns in the vein of The Guns of Navarone?

Now it would be interesting to focus on the British army a bit more but then all you would have is three big army campaigns and nothing to spice it up (unless they put you in the boots of an OSS agent a la Medal of Honor but why do this when its been done so well in the MoH series?)

I like what they did in CoD 2, by balancing big British missions and some small ones too, thus having a mix of 'stealth' based missions as well as huge battles.

We'll see what they do in CoD 3 and we'll also see what movies they have borrowed of this time ;).