Fight­ing Fan­tasy

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The stu­dio’s re­search for The Rev­o­lu­tion must surely have earned it a place on some sort of watch list. The in­spi­ra­tion for the orig­i­nal

Home­front was Red Dawn, the 1984 film in which a pack of high-school­ers re­sist Soviet oc­cu­pa­tion of the United States, but the read­ing list for

The Rev­o­lu­tion has been far more eclec­tic. “I read the Coun­terin­sur­gency Field Man­ual,” says Ker­sh­ner, “which is a US Army doc­trine pub­li­ca­tion – very, very dry; kind of bor­ing. But it was re­ally in­ter­est­ing, for the game’s oc­cu­pa­tion force, to get in the mind­set of work­ing with crowd con­trol, and deal­ing with a civil­ian pop­u­la­tion and an in­sur­gency.”

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