Welcome to yet another winner DLC for the awesome Command Modern Naval Operations. The Old Grudges Never Die DLC requires just the base game (i.e. Northern Inferno not required). Priced at US $2.99, the DLC is a Syria/ISIS/Russia/Turkey/NATO single scenario that lasts 24 hours of simulated time. The player can take command of either the Russian or the Turkish forces.
|As described in Matrix/Slitherine games webpage: " you attempt to maintain national honour and pride while keeping any hostilities limited". In this picture, my Russian nuclear submarine has been fired upon.|
|Two Russian SU-34 Fencers return to base after a successful strike mission on ISIS-operated oil rigs. Note the Kurdish militias east of the targets. They are allies (that's why they are labelled "A") and can't be controlled by the Russian player.|
|Cruise missiles (blue icons coming from the north) flying over Turkey on their way to ISIS targets. As the Russian player I have no control on firing them, but I know I will pay the bill with my precious forces for that show of force.|
|Do not underestimate the naval aspect of the DLC. It's not by chance that the Russians have two nuclear submarines in the theater of operations.|
|If you are not using "missions" to organize and assign tasks/objectives, this would be a great time to start doing so.|
|Russian in-theater resources are few. In this screenshot I sent Mi-24 helicopters to attack ISIS-operated oil rigs. It's like Cold War tactics: use helicopters massed deep into enemy territory to interdict the enemy.|
|When it hits the fan, it's FUBAR. In this screenshot, USAF F-15Es had just shot down one of my Su-25s. I'm now officially fighting the US. Although two of my Su-27s managed to shoot down the F-15s, the road ahead is not pretty.|