Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wars of Succession - How a Professional Pessimist Evicted Eugene of Savoy from Italy

A bit more gameplay of Wars of Succession, including commentary.

Wars of Succession is a great game. I could have benefited from some tutorials and a couple more of those small scenarios, like the one I'm playing in this video.

I can't believe how Eugene gave up on Mantua and retreated to his liar after a single fight with Villeroi ...


Friday, February 9, 2018

Combat Mission Black Sea - Saving Private Bryan with Obscuration by Fire

Somebody used this trick against me in a PBEM game a while ago. It's not cheap in ammo and potentially dangerous to friendlies around the targeted area. But who knows? Maybe one day I can use it in a real game!


Monday, February 5, 2018

DCS 2.5

I just fed DCS with another SSD. And it was worthy.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wars of Succession, First Look - My Wig is Bigger Than Yours, And So Is My Army

Welcome to the crazy world of the early 1700's. Wars of Succession (an AGEOD game produced in association with El Gran Capitan and published by Matrix/Slitherine) has been out since a few days already. In this first look, let's see what this game brings into your virtual war room.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Graviteam Tactics Mius Front and Tank Warfare Tunisia - Close Engagement Mode

Not feeling like playing a campaign or a relatively large scenario? No time to edit a small scenario?

The "Close Engagement Mode" has been around since the beginning of the year, and it allows you to fight a smallish battle without the editing overhead.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

DCS AV-8B Night Attack - Destruction of a Contraband Post

A US Marines patrol has been fired at from an old outpost overlooking a previously peaceful valley. Contraband of arms from nearby countries has recently increased and the USMC is on the hunt for any troublemakers.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Basics of Operational Art: Centers of Gravity

Whatever game you use to get your operational level of war fix, there is a need to understand the basic concepts of fighting at this level.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Combat Actions: Vietnam

This game was recently released by Digital Gameworks. It's a turn and hexes based game, with plenty of abstractions and focused in simplicity and fast gameplay.

Please join me in a short video recap of my initial thoughts about this game.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Command Ops 2 - The Sharp End Gaming Blog's Alternative Scenario for Red Devils Over Arnhem

A good wargaming session with the legendary Command Ops 2 engine was long overdue and Chris from the Sharp End Gaming blog offered the perfect reason to strap my paratrooper helmet and get command the Red Devils at Arnhem.

The above video briefly describes the scenario.But I recommend to read Chris' post at his blog to understand the rationale for this scenario. In a nutshell, a variation of the 9 day long stock scenario which is shorter (2 days) and has all the brigades (including the Polish) ready for action very early during the scenario. It's more playable but still will demand a lot from your commander's skills.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

IL-2 Cliffs of Dover Blitz - Bury Me at the Beach

Never been a big fan of the Hurricane, but will not pass a chance to sit in the virtual cockpit of one in the Blitz edition of IL-2 Cliffs of Dover.

Quick mission: jump on a flight of Fiat G50s returning to France. My Hurricane is the one in the background.