Saturday, January 13, 2024

Small Unit Tactics - The Hidden Flank of the Wedge Formation

Every squad formation can be evaluated by the firepower it can deliver in all directions. If a particular direction is not covered by enough weapons, this is considered as a vulnerability and an opportunity for the ENY attacking from that direction/angle. The concept is masterly explained in "Squad-Level Infantry Rural Combat: Small Unit Tactics and Battlecraft for Infantry and Recon Units", by Special Tactics LLC.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

DCS AH-64D Apache - Tactics Primer - Rule #2: Use the Maximum Standoff Range Available

 DCS AH-64D Apache - Tactics Primer

Some 13 years ago, I started posting a tactics primer series for the Black Shark flight sim. This series relied heavily in Richard Sheffield's Gunship Academy. This book was originally intended as a sort of "strategy guide" for the wildly successful Gunship by MicroProse.

I once started a redux/remix/repost of that series, with the help of DCS's AH-64D Apache. The subsequent patches/fixes (?!) of the DCS module made me drift away from the module because  it became very tricky to fly. The latest patch has included some major changes in the flight/stability systems that appear to be pointing in the right direction, so I think it is time to resume with the series.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Precision Strike with JDAMs - Debrief- DCS F15-E

 Mission for today: strike a tunnel complex entrance including it's logistics assets.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Six Days in Fallujah - Early Access Preview and Critique

Gritty. Unconventional. Realistic. Slow paced. Multiplayer oriented. Unforgiving.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Target Handoff by Observation Posts: The Point Where Engagements are Won or Lost?

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

MG Employment: Watch Out for Bullet Dispersion and Ricochet

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

Landing at Humlebæk - Great Northern War from Wargame Design Studio

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

Broken Arrow Demo Out Tomorrow

Broken Arrow is a large-scale real-time modern warfare tactics game. It will combine the complexity of a joint-forces wargame with the typical real-time tactics action-packed gameplay. The game's demo will be released tomorrow for all to enjoy.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Command Modern Operations - Handbrake!

 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

Combat Mission Red Thunder Battle Pack 1 - Met by Moonlight - AAR

 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.