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.

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.