Vindicare_Boss (Steam handle) pointed me to his mission and I took the challenge. His mission is in Steam Workshop, at the following link:
I don't want to spoil the mission for you, in case you want to play it. But these are some highlights:
- Loved being part of a company/demi-battalion task force. It adds to the immersion.
- I used one of my squads to scout ahead, they were the first to make contact and find out what the ENY was up to.
- I really liked how I was obliged to command from the front. I was not familiar with the terrain and I had to find out the best approach route with the binos in hand.
- Combat in built up areas is slow and unnerving. Pulling my men forward was quite a thing. Hint: mutual support works marvels!
Some screenshots follow.
|Where is Rodopoli? Those hills in front had helped a lot to approach the objective.|
|I initially tried to command the operation from the hills surrounding the objective, but quickly learnt that the building layout of Rodopoli hides most of the best assault routes.|
|Streets, the ultimate kill zones. The AI squads made a great show of skill advancing through the streets of Rodopoli. But casualties were unavoidable.|
|Bragging rights: I got the last kill that secured the objective.|