Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Syrian Warfare - When Controversy is Your Only Asset

Syrian Warfare is a so-called "realistic" RTS that has been sold via Steam until it was removed because of some copyright infringement issues.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

DCS: AJS37 Viggen (Beta) - Naval Strike

Mission for today: locate and destroy a Russian Neutrashimyy-class frigate that is interfering with the deployment of special operations forces aboard HMS Vigilant.

Loadout: 2 x Rb15f anti-ship missiles, 2 x Rb74 air to air missiles. Target area: 1 km off the coast of Abkhazia, in the proximity of the Sukhumi airport.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Afghanistan '11 - Not Your Grandpa's War Game

Afghanistan, graveyard of empires. Can you win a war without frontlines?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Panzer Battles Demo Packs a Lot of Variety and Content

From the beaches around the Alligator Creek estuary in the Solomons, through the troop- and fuel-eating expanses of the Ukraine, the unforgiving sands of the desert in Lybia and all the way to the bucolic pastures and crops west of Brussels (what a beautiful place to fight in a tank!), you will get a chance of leading Allied or Axis troops in WWII battles.

Hannut, South East of Brussels: May 13th, 1940. A beautiful scenario in which you command a German tank brigade. Don't get fooled, the French have more than that tankette seen at the edge of Lens St. Remy.

Monday, February 6, 2017

DCS: AJS37 Viggen (Beta) - Screenshots and Quick Look

The beta for the AJS37 Viggen, developed by Leatherneck Simulation has been out for more than a week. This version of the Viggen is an attack aircraft in essence, featuring a very nice array of weaponry and capabilities. And, yeah, it is very photogenic.

In this blog post, a quick look at the DCS Viggen. More screenshots than anything else ...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Combat Mission Game Engine 4: Withdraw Zones in the Scenario Editor

One of the cool features in the new game engine is the possibility to have the computer opponent to withdraw its forces towards a destination.

Pull back! According to the manual: "By shift-left-clicking on the map, AI Groups can be ordered to Withdraw while moving towards their movement destination. Vehicles will move in Reverse to the destination ..."
This computer-controlled US tank destroyer has been assigned a move zone back away from the screenshot. The US vehicle pulls back in reverse while throwing a smoke screen hiding him from a specific point in the map (the distant gap in the treeline) called a withdraw zone.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Steel Armor Blaze of War - Attack by Fire

I have this gameplay, non-edited video takes of my ongoing operation against the Mujahideen in Helmand.

X-Plane 11 (Beta)

Have you tried the beta for X-Plane 11? Here is a video of my landing at a very popular airport in Argentina.

Make sure to watch it at YouTube (better resolution).
X-Plane 11 has a better user interface (still a bit too nerdy but at least your controllers show up in the set up screens), the trademark surface-based flight models and off course gorgeous views.


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.