Sunday, January 15, 2017

Command Ops 2: Interior Lines!

This is a continuation from my previous post about Command Ops-Westwall "Counterstroke in the Swamp" scenario. Spoilers warning.

Day 2, 7:52. As reinforcements pour in, I order them south towards the critical road junction at Meijel and the stretch of road between Liesel and Heitrak. These two pieces of real estate dominate the two main bridges that the Germans are using to move across the canal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad/Moscow - The Ju 52/3m 4ge DLC Aircraft

Slow and defenseless but no less iconic of WWII military aviation. This is an aircraft DLC for IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad/Moscow combo.

Somewhere near Moscow, hauling fallschirmjäger.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Command Ops 2: Rescuing Cavalry

Yes sir, troopers need to be rescued sometimes too.

In this scenario, US Cavalry (brown icons) is caught off guard along the 25 km front held by the 7th US Armored Division. In this screenshot, fallschirmjägers are swarming north along the road network in the town of Ospel (Holland).
This is from a game I played as the Allies against the computer. The game is Command Ops-Westwall and the scenario is "Counterstroke in the Swamp". Massive spoilers warning.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Combat Mission Game Engine 4

I didn't see this one coming, but it arrived yesterday and I am so excited to see two particular improvements to the virtual tactical combat world of Combat Mission.

Russian infantry treating a building corner with great respect and appreciation: the new update features an automatic "peeking around corners" which allows a careful recon in the unforgiving urban environment. From Combat Mission Black Sea.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DCS Mi-8 - Finally in Release/Final Status

This wonderful chopper has been in beta status for a long time (3.5 years or so). It was recently released in final form, along with a very detailed manual.

I took it for a victory lap around Batumi airport. I wanted to see those door gunners in action (one left door, one rear window).

Monday, December 12, 2016

Scourge of War Waterloo Coop Multiplayer - Today at Dogs of War Virtual Unit

It turns out that Dogs of War is expanding at a good pace. Now: multiplayer (including coop) sessions of Scourge of War Waterloo.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe - Review

It's simple but deep. It is a game for the 21st century but designed with solid, good, old principles. Its gameplay flows unrestricted, seamlessly across several strategic aspects but invites and rewards a deep exploration of many factors involved in waging a global scale war. It's hex-based but devoid of many board games' antics.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Infantry Guns - Graviteam Tactics: Drive on Voronezh

Past noon and its after taste of half-eaten food. It's almost like you can feel the exhaustion and dropping morale of my German soldiers. Determined to end the day with a solid foothold on Shilovo, a renewed attack on the town is carefully planned.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Flashpoint Latvia Episode 7 - Steel Beasts ProPE - Hit and Run

This narrative is fictional. No political point is intended.

D-day. The Russian mechanized brigades have crossed the border at Morozovka and Terehova. The Russian spearheads inexplicably paused for one hour just a few kilometers after the crossing. There was no real opposition from the Latvian National Armed Forces, just a few incidents with civilians throwing harmless household projectiles at the Russians. The Russian soldiers endured this with remarkable stoicism. It was clear this was not the Russian Army of yesteryear. Professionals, very conscious of their relationship with civilians.