Combined Arms

Written by Phil on . Posted in Battle, Combined Arms, Latest

 

The choice was to either get Combined Arms (another DCS module) or Arma 3 Alpha. I decided to get Combined Arms because i just wasn’t sure about paying £20 for an Alpha and later having to pay for the full version. Anyway the decision has been made.

Combined Arms is not a full on war simulation and i think it kind of falls somewhere in between Arma and Steal Beasts Pro. Which is not a bad thing it’s  just a different approach. I’ve only spent a couple of hours playing around with it but already I’m starting to like it. Limited yes but a lot of fun.

combined arms

SB Pro Mission Design

Written by Phil on . Posted in Battle, Steel Beasts Pro

I have started to dive into and have a go at mission designing in Steel Beasts Pro. This SB Pro wiki is a fantastic source of information and has helped me out a lot. It has saved me from posting the often repeated questions within the forums.

My first mission is a “defend the bridges” scenario with joint European and US forces in the defence role and Russian armour in the attacking role. In SB Pro you can give the option for specific “deployment Zones” i’m quite generous with mine because for me the planning phase within this tank sim is as much fun and interest as the sim itself. Don’t get me wrong i still enjoy blowing the shit out of enemy armour but i have to admit i spend more time planning than i do fighting.

Command Ops Battle from the Bulge

Written by Phil on . Posted in Battle, Command Ops

For a long time i have been looking for a grand strategy game based on world war 2 that isn’t turn based. I simply don’t like the turn based games and yes i have tried them. They are to much like a board as opposed to a more realistic RTS game. No hexi block things for me. Anyway this brings me onto this little gem. Command Ops Battle for The Bulge. It has no 3D flashy graphics far from it, it is played just with icons but these icons represent units that are very realistic and true to the world war 2 era of military Divisions, Regiments, Battalions and Company  It is more suited to setting up your tactics from a battalion level but if your one of those people that like to micro manage then your taken care of here. The AI is fantastic. You give a battalion the task of taking a small bridge and it will complete that attack in a realistic manner using tactics used from that time. I simply love it. Loads to learn and definitely not a click fest.

I also have Command Ops Highway to the Riech based on the Operation Market Garden. Which this screenshot is taken from.

Command Ops