WarfareSims and Matrix/Slitherine just got you into another war, and just 6 minutes into it, it gets you sweating. Even when you are winning so far.
|Yes! We now have detailed aircraft damage modelled into the engine.|
This DLC is a bit unusual because it is a standalone with the full game engine or a DLC if you already own CMANO.
The campaign is well designed, entertaining and challenging. You get to play as the USN, the USAF, the Chinese Armed Forces and the South Korean Armed Forces. Watch out for a massive/mega scenario ("Okinawa Bound") that features amphibious landings. It's a 3 day monster that will require some thoughtful play from you.
There are also 4 bonus scenarios, ranging from battles of the Cold War to some 1990's skirmishes between the US and China.
From the Matrix/Slitherine website, these are the main updates to the engine.
- NEW! Communications disruption by network/cyber attack or any other arbitrary factor: Isolated units realistically limit their tactical awareness to only what they themselves can detect and engage, and are completely of their parent side's control. Say goodbye to Borg-view of the battlefield!
- NEW! Cargo, landing and airdrop operations. Load mobile forces on ships, aircraft and even submarines, and unload them on any suitable point on the battlefield. Platforms are realistically limited by volume, weight and crew on what they can transport.
- NEW! Comprehensive damage model for aircraft. Aircraft may be shot down outright or receive damage that will still allow them to limp back home. Different aircraft can absorb different punishment on their fuselage, cockpit and engines. Depending on the amount of damage received a plane may be "mission killed" if its repairs take so long that it misses the fight.
- NEW! Advanced weapons for the new age of war. Tactical EMP weapons, railguns, high-energy lasers and more
Join me to explore these new and exciting features in future posts. Right here at your favorite blog!