Sunday, August 13, 2017

Steel Division: Normandy 44 - Light Tank Saves Some Troops But Not the Battle

A solo skirmish against the AI in Steel Division. British Airborne vs a Panzer Division in the 112 area.

During this skirmish, Tetrarch Light Tanks were all the armor we had for a considerable period of time.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Falcon BMS 4.33 - HARM Re-Training

I haven't shot a HARM missile in quite a while and after listening to Dan Hampton's Viper Pilot audiobook for the third time, I had to do it again.

Crossing into North Korea with two AGM-88 HARM missiles. Wild Weaseling is always a thrill.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Steel Beasts ProPE - Kill Zones Should Not Give Options to the Enemy

In this fictional scenario, I took just 6 soldiers from the Ejercito de Tierra (Spanish Army) head on to an insurgent attack of a military installation.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Combat Photography - DCS Spitfire LF Mk. IX Operation Epsom Campaign

Just a quick screenshot I wanted to share. In this image, I have lost my way to Caen and ended up near Le Havre. This is from the awesome campaign DLC by Bunyap. The missions are vicious. The Spitfire is a beauty. The weather is atrocious. Unfortunately so are the in game frame rates. Maybe is time to upgrade my rig.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CMANO - The Pole Positions DLC Offers a Chilling View of Submarine Clandestine and Covert Ops

If you play CMANO, I'm sure you already picked up a copy of the Pole Positions DLC. A continuation of the Command LIVE series, you are now to command clandestine and covert US operations in the Arctic region. Or to counter them, if you play as the Russians.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dangerous Waters - To Kill a Kilo - Part I

This gem of a naval sim is old like dirt but still amazing. It was my friend Asid  -Dogs of War's head honcho- who reminded me about it and this thing stuck to me like a tick.

Please join me into this fight against two Iranian Kilo class submarines. This is a tough battle against very silent enemies in shallow and noisy waters.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

DCS Normandy 1944 - Recon at the Carpiquet Airfield

A short mission in the DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX, just to kick the tires.

A custom-made scenario, with a single aircraft and a handful of AAA defenses in the Carpiquet Airfield. A far cry from any real life situation, no claims made for a history lesson.
Heads up: a 50% sale for many aircraft is going on now at DCS. This is where I grabbed my Spitfire today.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Maneuver Warfare: A Wargamer's Notebook - Schwerpunkt - An Argentine Commando Fire Team and the Simplest Focus of Effort

Montoneros de mierda, the young Lieutenant from the 602 Commando Company thought as he pondered through his limited options. Second day of Operation Suncho Huayco and the progress is way too short of expectations. Originally intended to dismantle a vast network of drug traffickers, the operation has run into a nasty surprise: leftist guerrillas with the willingness to come back from their dubious past, have been armed to the teeth by the bottomless cash coffers of the criminal cartels.

3 Km north of Villa Padre Monti, Tucuman, Argentina.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

DCS Bf-109 K4 - How to Take Off

Topic for today: taking off in the Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst. This is from a custom-made scenario played in DCS World Alpha, with the Normandy map. The take offs shown in this post are from the Carpiquet airfield.

In a clear day like this and in a clean configuration, we fly.
The K, as many of the other variants, had a powerful engine (a 1,800-hp DB 605 D), a narrow landing gear plus a small tailfin and rudder. This particular combo may put you virtual pilots in a pickle during take offs. I know it did for me.