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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
Call of Cthulhu The Wasted Land Steam Header.jpg
Official Artwork
Release Date: January 30, 2012
Developer: Red Wasp Design
Publisher: Red Wasp Design
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Genre: Turn-Based strategy

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn based strategy game originally released for IOS with PC and Android ports released later.

The game is set in 1915 as Captain Hill and his squad find themselves fighting against a German Cult plot and Mythos monsters, the game also received a DLC called "Karl's Diary" (Free on PC but paid on Mobile.) where the player takes control of the villain Karl in 1914 before the events of the main game.

The game would receive a pseudo-sequel with Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics by some of the original developers.

Firearms are split up into a few in-game categories using their own weapon skills as Handguns, Rifles, Shotguns and Machine Guns. (With Machine Guns labelled as "Heavy Weapons" in-game.)

The following weapons appear in the video game Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land:


Mauser C96

The Mauser C96 pistol appears as the basic starting pistol with Captain Hill, Professor Brightmeer and Carl Green having it by default. Karl also starts with in the Karl's Diary DLC missions.

Mauser C96 "Pre-War Commercial" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The C96's description.
The C96 in gameplay.

Lancaster Howdah Pistol

A Lancaster Howdah Pistol appears as the "Handcannon" of the handgun category, having the same AP cost as the C96 but with much higher damage to compensate.

Lancaster Over and Under Howdah pistol - .476 CF
The Lancaster Pistol's description.
The Lancaster Pistol in gameplay.


Webley Revolver

A Webley Revolver appears simply as the "Webley"

The Webley's description.
Brightmeer holds the Webley in gameplay with an absent trigger and trigger guard on the 3D model.
The Webley in a loading screen.


Browning Auto-5

The Browning Auto-5 appears as the first available shotgun and starting weapon of Emma Gold. German Cultists are encountered with the Browning Auto-5 though Karl is confirmed to be rogue in Karl's Diary as well as stealing equipment from the British meaning they are likely stolen battle captures rather than standard issue.

Browning Auto-5 (pre WW2) in Sporting/Field configuration - 12 gauge
The Browning Auto-5's description.
The Browning Auto-5 during gameplay, the texture doesn't properly mirror resulting in the top of the weapon almost looking like it's double barreled. (Though looking at the front shows only one barrel.)

Winchester Model 1912

The Winchester Model 1912 is the second available shotgun.

Winchester Model 1912 "Trench Gun" with heat shield and bayonet lug - 12 gauge
The Winchester Model 1912's description.
The Winchester Model 1912 during gameplay with the same texture mirroring issue as the Browning Auto-5.
The Winchester Model 1912 in a loading screen for Karl's Diary despite the fact it never appears in the entire DLC Campaign.


Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I

An anachronistic Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I appears as the default weapon of Sid "Sapper" Brown as well as the generic "Tommy" soldiers, in place of the appropriate No.1 Mk.III.

While the Mauser Gewehr 1898 is allegedly carried by German soldiers, the icon used to represent it in menus is a flipped and retextured Lee-Enfield icon, and its in-game 3D model is identical to the Lee-Enfield used by the player's forces; this weapon is also not available to the player.

Oddly this applies even to the "Karl's Diary" bonus levels, where German cultists under Karl's command use the Lee-Enfield and British soldiers use the alleged Gewehr 1898.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British
The Lee-Enfield's description.
An actual Mauser Gewehr 1898, for comparison - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The "Gewehr 98" in the inventory of a German soldier.
German soldiers with their Lee-Enfield Rifles.
The Lee-Enfield in a loading screen.

Elephant Gun

An "Elephant Gun" is one of the available rifles; it appears to be based off the Lee-Enfield's model as well.

The "Elephant Gun"'s description. Note the distinctly Lee-Enfield-like action, two-piece stock, and trigger group; the latter has been rather oddly pivoted down.
The "Elephant Gun" in gameplay.

Machine Guns

"Hotchkiss M1914"

What the game claims is a Hotchkiss M1914 appears as an available machine gun. However at best the weapon instead appears to be a hybrid of various Hotchkiss models, with the magazine of the Hotchkiss M1929 and the general design resembling the Hotchkiss M1922 in overall shape and relatively portable nature. This technically makes the weapon anachronistic as it includes parts from weapons created after 1915.

Hotchkiss M1914 - 8x50mmR Lebel
Hotchkiss M1922 magazine-fed version
Hotchkiss M1929 - 13.2×99mm Hotchkiss or 13.2×96mm Hotchkiss
The "Hotchkiss M1914" in the inventory.
A Tommy holds his anachronistic Hotchkiss hybrid as he avoids an anachronistic cloud of Mustard gas.

Lewis Gun

The Lewis Gun appears as the second machine gun.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
The Lewis Gun's description.
The Lewis Gun in gameplay.

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