Sunday, May 10, 2015

Some Random Airsoft Video Clips

From our latest foray into "pew-pew" combat in northern MD. Starring: my 12 years old kiddo.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thinking of Becoming a Paratrooper? - Combat Mission Market Garden AAR

... You better be a gifted tactician because firepower may not be an asset you can count for most of the battles.

Men from the 1st Platoon, B Company, 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment move towards the Heumen Bridge.
Excellent stock scenario from Combat Mission Market Garden module. This scenario is about the fight of B Company around the Heumen Bridge. By the way, I wrote a Command Ops blog entry about this Regiment a few weeks back.

IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad - I Came Here Just for the Maps

There is so much bad feelings around Battle of Stalingrad among long time flight simmers that is almost contagious. Due to my age, I limit my bitching to ten minutes a day (barely enough to deal with co-workers) and I try to enjoy the games as they are and not trying to vent about what they are not.

Yeah, it looks fantastic. I get it.
To my surprise, a flight simulator that at the beginning I didn't care too much about is becoming a staple in my virtual flying record.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comms Restored

Yet again, and of all things, the blog has been the target of repeated hacking attempts.So I contacted Google and they suggested me to close the comment section until they figure out what was all about.
I think it's sorted out now.
I know I am not the most talkative and responsive blogger out there but I appreciate your input. 
Keep your comments coming!

Monday, April 20, 2015

ArmA 3 - Sniper Shots Downhill

Now with the weapons resting in the Marksman DLC for ArmA 3 out I feel comfortable for some sniper training.

I used to call this screenshot "The Luckiest CSAT SoB Ever". The purple line is the trajectory of my bullet fired from a hill some 1,200 meters away and I thought that this guy just got lucky I didn't blow up his head. Lucky and all, it turns out that my marksmanship was the problem.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Command Ops 2 - Economy of Force

According to the principle of force, a minimal of the total combat power should be applied to secondary efforts. To the "All American" (82nd Airborne Division) of the 1st Battalion/504 Regiment, it was hard to see themselves as part of a secondary effort. And ever harder to see their combat mighty as minimal.

The first hours of this Command Ops 2 scenario. The green, light blue and grey icons represent US, Luftwaffe and German Army units.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Shadows of Synneforos - ArmA 3 - AAR

We moved through low terrain, trying to stay away from open areas like the one shown to my left in this picture.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Shadows of Synneforos - ArmA 3 - Briefing

For weeks we have operated from the high ground near Mt. Synneforos. In this area of operations, the invader found his patrols both increasingly inadequate in effectiveness and expensive in attrition. We fed from the neighboring villages, camped in the hills and moved, sometimes with borderline infamy against standard guerrilla tactics. We sabotaged, ambushed, stalked, sniped and thrived in waging assymetric war.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Scourge of War - Fox's Gap, AAR

This is from one of the two Fox's Gap scenarios in Scourge of War (Antietam expansion). This game has one of the best AIs in the market and is a hall of fame tactical war game. The setting is the American Civil War and the real life battle was fought just a couple of dozen miles from where I live.

The Confederate forces I command are sitting pretty on the summit of Fox's Gap. The high ground and the stone fences in front of us are seemingly a formidable defensible line (blue). Unfortunately, the Union forces outnumber us and start their push (red arrows) onto just my most weak right flank. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Steel Beasts ProPE - Keeping the Screen Up - Part 2 of 2

The infantry out, commander and gunners' eyeballs stabbing the CV 90's sights. A battle position against enemy tanks is not simply occupied by infantry fighting vehicles. It is embraced and cared for as a limb. It is, after all, the last sight you may have of earth.

Battle position. The infantry in front is manning machine guns and Javelin missiles. The enemy vehicles were already arriving at a choking point in the background.