Thursday, May 20, 2010

Steel Fury Kharkov 42: Mob Tactics

Having a blast with Steel Fury. Pun intended. :)

Only thing a bit disappointing is that I'm not able to figure out how to command my troops efficiently. Specially when I'm a tank-infantry combined arms team. Apparently there is no way to detach those panzergrenadiers to keep them back or send them forward from my tank platoon.

Rejoin formation immediately before they blow you up!

These PzGren have no air-watch discipline (note the empty rear mount for the MG42)

Cheers,

13 comments:

Harold said...

There is a way to detach the soldiers from their halftracks. Select the squad itself followed by the truck button in the panel at your right. Then you only order your halftrack (or vice versa by selecting the soldier button in the panel).

Best,

Harold

Harold said...

Sorry, forget it. Thought you were talking about Achtung Panzer Kharkov...

JC said...

Hi Harold,

Thanks for your comment.

There is a command to dismount troops from their APCs in Steel Fury too. I just can't find a way to send them forward and keep my tank platoon back. And vice versa.

Cheers,

UsF said...

Try a "Do as I do" command, then order your tank to move to a destination via minimap and then hold your tank with the Q button.

I think that worked.
Other than that they have orders to advance on their own from the beginning if you do not give them any other order.

Anonymous said...

Hello JC,

Do you prefer APK over SF,
or is there not too much difference ?

THX, Koen

JC said...

Hi UsF,

Yes, I've tried that. It works when you have tanks and APCs under your command. But unfortunately, you can only move all of them at the same time. APCs and infantry should be left behind sometimes. :)

Cheers,

JC said...

Hi Koen,

Even when the two are different things, they have a lot of things in common.

Engagements seem to be a bit smaller in SFK42. But there is nothing like pulling the trigger yourself against that pesky AT gun!

Right now APK43 has my unconditional love. :) But SFK42 is getting there too!

Cheers,

Anton said...

What are your panzergrenadiers thinking, skylining themselves like that? You definitively need to have a few words with them about not making themselves obvious targets against the horizon. :)

JC said...

LOL
Spot on, sir Anton! :)

I've summoned them to the tactical HQ as soon as the attack ends. There's going to be yelling ... if they survive, that is.

Cheers,

Anonymous said...

Hi, what games and what mods and anything else do I need to get this game Steel Fury Kharkov to get up and running?

This looks fantastic. Am I right in saying that it is a base game that is an older game that has been spruced up with a very good mod a la Over Flanders Field flight game?

H Gilmer from Matrix forums.

JC said...

Hi H!

Thanks for your comment.

I think I got the mods link from another reader's comment elsewhere. Let me find out and I will post the link.

The screenies I have here are from the out of the box game (available at GamersGate). I haven't followed the development of this game but it looks the engine may be some evolution over "T-72 Balkans on fire".


Cheers,

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for the welcome. I see the game on Gamersgate. Does it have multiplayer?

H Gilmer

JC said...

Hi H,

No multiplayer. :(

Cheers,