Combat Mission's maps have gone bigger over the years. This has allowed better tactical narratives in the scenarios.
The "acquire" command in Combat Mission allows infantry to pick up ammo or extra weapons stored in vehicles and bunkers. These weapons can make a huge difference in the heat of battle.
I am testing my user-made scenario and it turned out to play so nice that I'm gonna be in trouble completing it with all the trimmings (briefing, scoring, etc). This story is from one of those tests.
The Prairie Fire CDLC for Arma 3 is an outstanding tool for learning small units patrol tactics in jungle environments.
Kiev `43 is one of those Panzer Campaigns war games that shows you how the tide of war changed in the Eastern Front. Kiev `43 is just a snapshot of the massive push of the Red Army in the southwest direction, a few months after the fight in the Kursk salient. During this period, the Red Army's concept of operations have significantly matured, in particular for the conduct of the breakthrough. The concentration of artillery, the reduction of frontages for every unit, the use of tanks as support units for Rifle Divisions ... All of that is there in Kiev `43.
The Cold War/World War III has now received the Combat Mission treatment.
It is a ritual that I follow with every Combat Mission release: fight the smallest battle first.
For Fire and Rubble, the battle involved the newly added Soviet partisan units. The scenario simulates a skirmish in Belarus during the last throws of the Battle for Minsk.
The new Typhoon Rising DLC expands the already existent 1941 content on the Eastern Front. If playing as the Soviets, the starring role is for the 150th Tank Brigade, a relatively weak force consisting of T-34s, T-50s and motorized infantry.
There is literally no War in the East 2 corner (and there are many) that I look into and come out disappointed.
Today I'm playing the Barbarossa scenario "The Road to Leningrad". After a period of "learning", permitting myself all sort of peccadilloes, it is about time to get serious and be a serious armchair general.
The fabulous Global Mobilization-Cold War Germany has been updated. New equipment, Flecktarn cammo, the G-36 gun and more! The new vehicles include the Schützenpanzer MARDER 1 AIFV.