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.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

DCS F/A-18C - Ground Radar Modes Screenshots and Video

Yes, I do have a TGP, but I will not use it in these scenarios. :)

DCS' F/A-18C continues to be updated. The pace is glacial, but it is happening. Interested in experiencing the ground radar mode, I created a mission against a Russian column of tanks. The video is presented a few lines below ...

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Steel Beasts ProPE - In-Game AAR Feature Shows Detailed Impacts, Even From Sabot Petals

 The AAR feature in Steel Beasts is a great aid to understand the flow of a battle you have completed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tank Warfare Tunisia 1943 - Where Tanks Don't Dare to Go

I've been preaching maneuver warfare for a long time, but I find myself unable to resist an invite to a good battle of attrition. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Steel Beasts ProPE 4.25 - Anti-Tank Ditches (Video)

 Having fun with the AT-Ditch obstacle in Steel Beasts! In case you don't follow my Twitter account and/or my YouTube channel, I'm posting my latest Steel Beasts video here.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Steel Beasts ProPE Updated to Version 4.25

This top-notch, military-grade armor simulation keeps getting better. Yesterday it was updated to version 4.25.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Revolution Under Siege - Review - The Birth of Deep Battle During the Post-Bolshevik Revolution Years

A couple of readers have asked me to resurface some old reviews I have written in the past. This one was originally posted back in December 2010.

During the chaos of post-World War I, the young Bolshevik revolution had the fight of its life. Against the White Army, against the Polish Empire, against Western Allies expeditionary forces and against Japan. This conflict, where almost everybody ganged up against the Bolsheviks is loosely consolidated in the pages of history as the Russian Civil War.