Sunday, October 22, 2017

IL-2 Sturmovik / DCS World - Strafing with the Spitfire

Let's talk ground targets, guns and WWII aircraft.

The Operation Epsom Campaign for DCW World, has you strapped to a Spitfire in an armed recon role. The Spitfire LF Mk. IX featured can't carry bombs so you are limited to your guns.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Field of Glory 2 - Trebia, Continued

Released yesterday, Field of Glory is already a favorite of mine.

My battle plans went to the dump. A very dishonorable defeat for myself. :)

Make sure to check it out at YouTube for HD.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Field of Glory - Quick Overview and Battle of Trebia

The upcoming Field of Glory II is shaping up great. Take a look at this video with some notes, gameplay and the first moves for the Battle of Trebia.

Make sure to check it out at YouTube for HD resolution.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

CMANO - Making Tactical Decision Aids - The Lua Gag Reel Episode 2

This is a continuation from my previous post. Let's take a look at the triggers that move my tactical decision aid scenario.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Arma 3 - Faces of War Mod - Keyhole Positions: Be Proactive

It's September and I am feeling a bit for a WWII, British Paras action. In this blog entry, a beleaguered Para has German infantry closing on his position.

The attic from hell: I fortified the position with some sandbags and placed my character in a keyhole position. Two German squads are advancing (not a fat chance to get out alive, I know).

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DCS Operation Epsom Campaign - Some Random Hints

As I mentioned in a previous post, this campaign is remarkable and sets the bar really high for other DLC content authors.

I am a bit surprised and disappointed about how little is written in the official forums these days. Ten years ago, virtual pilots used to discuss tactics, share experiences and fully illustrated debriefs. Maybe I am missing something. So I am posting here some observations and practices that are worth mentioning.

Monday, September 18, 2017

CMANO - Making Tactical Decision Aids - The Lua Gag Reel Episode 1

In my previous entry, I praised WarfareSims for their farsighted decision to extend the CMANO's base code with the wide capabilities, simplicity and memory management benefits of the Lua scripting language.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Steel Beasts ProPE - The Artillery Observer's Job

One thing that Steel Beasts has is that keeps you thinking. The modern mechanized/armored battlefield is lethal and humbling. Learn or be condemned to reload the scenario forever.

An M981 FISTV (Fire Support Team Vehicle) assumes a hull down position to acquire targets and call for indirect fire support.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Kuban - Map and New aircraft Available

The series continues to get better and better.

Two Kuban collectors aircraft, the Spitfire Mk.VВ and the Hs-129 B-2, dance to the tune of the deadliest song.