Gritty. Unconventional. Realistic. Slow paced. Multiplayer oriented. Unforgiving.
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Sunday, June 11, 2023
You know the usual story: an observation post spots an enemy formation, then the commander decides when and how to engage. I have been a bit busy working out target handoffs by observations posts with Steel Beasts ProPE and Armored Brigade.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
I am trying to improve my gunnery and tactics as a machine gunner. Special Tactics has an e-book on this very subject and I went onto a practice mission I self-edited in Arma 3.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
As I write these lines, the road to Copenhagen lies open and the Swedish invader is poised to cut deep into our Danish homeland without even bothering about beach-heads.
The landing at Humlebæk is one of those Charles XII's war stories that may appear minor in his military career yet still is a remarkable event. In the recently released The Great Northern War from Wargame Design Studio, the solo player is encouraged to play as an outnumbered Danish battle group of peasants, a couple of squadrons of cavalry and the support from a few guns.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023
The last "Tiny" update to Command has been massive.
I'm currently working through the changes, trying to unlearn certain habits I had before. The part where you can have ATOs and operations planning has me very intrigued, but one thing at a time.
So to start with a small setup, I gave it a try with an scenario from the new Falklands DLC. This scenario is named Handbrake and simulates the 04MAY1982 Exocet strike by two Argentine Navy Super Étendards.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Another Combat Mission AAR, this one a bit abridged to avoid major spoilers.
This blog entry contains extra commentary and a link to a video report.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Battle Pack 1 for Combat Mission Red Thunder was released yesterday. It is always great to see new official content for Combat Mission and this follows a tradition of high quality and value.
Just a clarification, you will require a copy of Combat Mission Red Thunder (the base game) and the Fire and Ruble DLC, to enjoy this battle pack. The Battle Pack 1's main area of operation is eastern Poland (summer 1944).
It is an old tradition for me to start with the smallest scenario when I get new Combat Mission content, so I loaded Lesson 1 (of a series of 3) about SPW squad tactics. These scenario/lessons are inspired in a period document "Combat Instruction for the Panzer Grenadier" (Maj. von Wehren) and canned into this pieces of art scenarios that George MC creates.
A mechanized Panzer Grenadier's platoon is on point and acting as an advance guard for a bigger formation. It must secure a route and a bridge, enemy infantry is expected to be defending the access to the bridge.
So, this is what happened when I played this scenario. Spoilers warning.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
From On Target Simulations and Slitherine/Matrix Games, this grand tactical wargame is set to be released on 17NOV2022. Today, a new developer's blog has been published and it features the scenario creation process.
Probably nothing is more telling from a wargame than the scenario creation parameters accessible to the end user. It almost provides an x-ray image of what to expect from the gameplay.