Truth About 9th Company, The
The Truth About 9th Company, (Russian: Правда о девятой роте) is the first Russian documentary computer game. The game simulates the historical battle for Hill 3234 which took place on 7–8 January 1988 in southern Afghanistan between Soviet paratroop units of the 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment and mujahideen.
The game was made in response to the 2005 Russian film The 9th Company." which deviated extensively in terms of historical accuracy for the sake of the narrative. Famed Russian translator, writer and activist Dmitry 'Goblin' Puchkov was the ideological leader and inspirer of development, and announced the idea of the game as a response to "the intentional destruction of historical memory of the people".
The Truth About 9th Company received a mixed reaction from video game review websites. The following weapons appear in the 2008 video game The Truth About 9th Company:
An AK-74 is depicted during an in-game video sequence.
Light machine guns
The RPK-74 light machine gun is used by the Soviet troops. It features a 45-round box magazine and bipods for stationary deployment.
Heavy machine guns
NSV 12.7mm 'Utes'
The NSV 'Utes' 12.7mm heavy machine gun is used by the Soviet troops. The NSV is also featured in the cover of the game and also in in-game real life photographic footage.
The SVD Dragunov sniper rifle is used by the Mujahideen and by Soviet soldiers.
The GP-25 series 40mm grenade launcher is used by the Soviet VDV paratroopers. It is however depicted inaccurately, as it appears to have the barrel of a BG-15, a wooden stock (BG-15s probably had these) and an M203-styled trigger guard and trigger.
The RPG-7 is used by the Mujahideen and Soviet soldiers.