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  • Summary: 9th Company Roots of Terror is an action-oriented real-time strategy game based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan.
    9th Company follows the story of a ragged band of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan's Fergana Valley and
    culminates with a bloody stand against the Mujahideen warriors on a nameless mountain top in Afghanistan. It's the Battle of Thermopylae all over again: one Russian fighter against 10 Afghanis!
    9th Company recreates in detail the events that took place during the last large-scale Soviet military operation. Few know the history: the 9th Company of the 345th Guards Airborne Regiment came under heavy fire on "Hill 3234" on January 7th, 1988. They managed to stop several attacks by an estimated 400 Mujahideen and Pakistani mercenaries and held their position for two gory days. The company lost 6 men, and the remaining 28 of the total 39 were wounded. Two 9th Company soldiers were posthumously awarded the Golden Star medal and the title of Soviet Hero.
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  1. Jun 20, 2012
    5
    I can't quite put my finger on this game. It has excellent visuals, it is probably historically accurate but it isn't a lot of fun to play. I am not a very big fan of RTS games but this one reminded me of Men Of War but didn't quite come close. Your units are rather difficult to see because they are so small, the inventory management feels superfluous and the game itself just isn't much fun to play because you will constantly lose units to enemy soldiers that seem to pop up out of nowhere.

    I'd only recommend it to RTS fans that also enjoyed Men of War or Cold War enthousiasts.
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