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.

Looking for a Scourge of War Waterloo Multiplayer Session? Find it at the Dogs of War Virtual Unit

Dogs of War is a very cool bunch of sim/wargames guys who play in both a very immersive and a casual style. Their diet includes Arma 3 and Steel Beasts ProPE.

Now, according to this forum thread, they will start multiplayer sessions of Scourge of War. The first one (Waterloo) is today at 1300 GMT. More details in the original forum thread.

Make sure to drop by today or sometime in the future.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Scourge of War Waterloo - Ligny DLC - A Virtual Tour of the Sombreffe Position

This blog post contains images from the recently released Ligny DLC for Scourge of War Waterloo and excerpts from the controversial book 1815 The Waterloo Campaign by (the no less controversial) Peter Hofschroer. Book quotes are in italics.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

DCS World 1.5 Mig-21bis - Flares That Lit the Fires Inside

June, 1980 something. Col. Evgeny Nudler has been deployed to the Vaziani Airbase (near Tiblisi) as a first responder to a political crisis that is spinning out of control. After a successful strike on separatist vehicles bivouacking at the Dinamo Arena, the commander of the Soviet forces placed a priority on the agitators that were about to move into Tiblisi proper for a massive demonstration downtown. It was an unusually hot, dark-pitch night and no less than 34 buses were observed in the April Garden park  (a few hundred meters west of the Mtkvari river) along with thousands of demonstrators camping under the trees. HUMINT, always easy to get from civilians, indicated that the demonstrators were to transported by bus via the Saarbruecken bridge early the next day.

Time of take off: 2300. Flight: 1 Mig-21 piloted by Col. Nudler. Mission: destroy the Saarbruecken bridge in order to disrupt demonstrations in Tiblisi. Loadout: S24B rockets.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Flashpoint Latvia Episode 6 - Arma 3 - The Eve of War

This narrative is fictional. No political point is intended.

For the border detachments of the Latvian National Armed Forces, the routine patrols were shoved aside and replaced by orders of hunkering down and prepare for a quick withdraw east.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Strategic Command WWII War in Europe - Coming Out on 17 November!

After almost 15 years of successful releases of strategic-level war games, Fury Software is getting ready for its latest, Strategic Command WWII War in Europe (SCWiE). This time under the strategy games publishing powerhouse Slitherine/Matrix Games.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Russia Doesn't Love my Grenadiers - Graviteam Tactics: Drive on Voronezh

Scorching sun, the densest fog and cross fires. Boy, the new DLC for Graviteam Tactics had a rude awakening for me!

Retreating after a tactical defeat, west of Shilovo. The noon sun falls hard on my soldiers.