Close Combat II: A Bridge Too Far is the highly anticipated sequel to Microsoft's 1996 game, Close Combat. In this latest installment, you're in the middle of a nasty squabble for control of five strategic bridges, in a scenario that is based on an actual World War II campaign called Operation Market Garden. As you battle from the Allied or Axis perspective, realistic tactical combat and dynamic battle flow challenge you to outthink your enemy in the war room and on the battlefield. A resource-allocation model strives to make things as true to life as possible, too, rationing your resources and making your soldiers behave physically and mentally just as real troops might, given the circumstances. In addition, a Battlemaker mode is included to answer those "What if..." scenario queries and assist in multiplayer operations.