Sunday, November 7, 2021

Hell in the Wrong Place - A Combat Mission Cold War Micro Video

 I have posted at YouTube another video from my Combat Mission Cold War scenario.

Almost One Year After Release, "War Room" Can't Tap into its Full Potential

War Room is a game about the War in Afghanistan. As a commander of the US Army, you are in charge of patrolling, and securing a thousand square kilometers fictional territory inspired by the real life counterpart. You establish and supply bases, order missions of different types, and work on the safety of the civilian population.

The concept is great, the ambiance is tremendously well done and the difficulties of waging a war against non-conventional forces are delivered onto the player in a very modern format.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Have You Tried "The Troop"?

So many new great games out there that I really want to play ... This one was brought to my attention by the friends developing Burden of Command (Green Tree Games LLC). 

Combat Mission Cold War - No Man Left Behind

This is (yet) another vignette about the scenario I am playing in Combat Mission Cold War. For this vignette, I took a pause to medevac a trooper that was injured by enemy indirect fire on his way back to the friendly lines. Made me reflect on how much combat value IFVs have in the artillery-ravaged Cold War battlefields.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

DCS Mosquito FB VI - Interdiction at Rinxent


More an acquired taste than a first-choice must-fly warbird for the majority of us, the Mosquito expands the limited hangars of DCS World War II with a British multirole twin engine fast aircraft. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Combat Mission Fire and Rubble - Room to Maneuver

Combat Mission's maps have gone bigger over the years. This has allowed better tactical narratives in the scenarios.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Combat Mission Cold War - US Infantry Fireteam Destroys Two Soviet Tanks in One Minute

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.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Command - Kashmir Fire - Killing the SPYDER

If you have played the recently released Kashmir Fire DLC for Command, I'm sure you have faced the SPYDER air defence system that the Indian Corps of Army Air Defence have deployed near FOB Harpy.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Panzer Campaigns Kiev '43 - What Killed The Bukring Bridgehead - Spoiler Alert

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.