Sunday, May 2, 2021

Combat Mission Cold War - Direction Found - AAR - SPOILER ALERT

The Cold War/World War III has now received the Combat Mission treatment. 

This is an AAR for the smallest scenario: Direction Found. SPOILER ALERT. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Partizan's Life: Enemy is not Fleeing, He is Looking for a Flank Shot - Combat Mission Fire and Rubble

 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. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Graviteam Tactics Mius Front / Typhoon Rising - From the 150th Tank Brigade's War Diary: There is More Than Just Objectives

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.

The morning of 30SEP1941 finds part of my forces fending the aggressive attempts of the German 10th Motorized Infantry Division along the Zholkevshina-Khokhlovka road. The town of Zholkevshina  first came under attack and I chose to defend it with a fortress mentality, totally inappropriate for an enemy with great mobility.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Gary Grigsby War in the East 2 - Lines of Operation

 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.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Arma 3 Global Mobilization DLC - First Mission with the Marder

 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 Sch├╝tzenpanzer MARDER 1 AIFV.

Although this vehicle was available in at least one community mod, I never tried commanding one until the DLC update happened. So I did set up a very short mission (capture a bridge held by a mix of motorized/mechanized Soviet infantry) and I entered combat with my infantry and a Leopard tank providing overwatch.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Graviteam Tactics Leopard's Leap

Graviteam Tactic's The Angolan Civil War series just got an additional DLC that features the push of the  21st FAPLA (People's Armed Forces of Liberation of Angola) Motorized Rifle Brigade towards the Lomba River.

An Angolan T-34-85 tank confidently enters the fray.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Panzer Campaigns Budapest '45 - Getting There for a Battlefield Tour (Mi piace volare con il mio MB339)

 Budapest '45 has a lot to teach about armored operations. Desperate times for the Germans, trying to relieve Budapest with a shoe string force. In this scenario I started playing (Operation Konrad), some of my tanks are still on trains, some 15 Km north of the Danube. 

Not only I'm short on tanks, but also on time. The offensive has to start immediately and there is no time to shift forces for an approach from the tank-friendly terrain in the south. Instead, I have to push tanks through hills. The hills south of the Danube (see above screenshot) are a bit of a mystery to me so I decided to take a flight and see them in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Armored Brigade Nation Pack: Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands - Coming 25FEB2021

 World War III was to be a war with an unimaginable level of destruction, fought with an enormous variety of equipment, national idiosyncrasies and through vast geographies. Europe is just too big for a few armies and warring nations. In that spirit, Armored Brigade has been spoiling us with DLCs encompassing Italy, France, Belgium and Yugoslavia. This next Thursday 25FEB2021 is the turn of Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands.

Monday, February 22, 2021

You Can't Hold The Enemy with Just Javelins - Armored Task Force (ProSim Games)

It's going to be a Cold War week, it seems. Combat Mission Cold War announced, a new DLC for the venerable Armored Brigade (more on that later) and my regular diet of Steel Beasts ProPE. And on top of that I just can't let go Armored Task Force (ProSim Games). After all these years!

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Guard Detachment - Steel Beasts ProPE

This is a small, easy and fast scenario intended for single player. In this blog post, I describe it and show you a video AAR for it.