Radio Commander

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

I came across this game on Steam a few days ago and thought it looks interesting. A new approach to command. Is it just cosmetic or is this a game with some depth?

Of course I don’t know as it hasn’t been released yet. This is what It’s all about.

In Radio Commander you are playing as an American military commander serving in US Army during the Vietnam War. You will be carrying heavy burden as your mission is to coordinate military operations taking place between 1965 and 1967. But this is not just another RTS, in which you are an invisible being hovering over the battlefield. In Radio Commander situation reports are given to you in form of dramatic radio statements sent by troops fighting on the ground. And your only accessory is a strategic map, on which you can place tags and notes. Will you be smart, fast and cold-blooded enough to carry the responsibility and save your men?

The Fighter Pilot Podcast – YouTube

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

A few weeks back I mentioned the Fighter Pilot Podcast and gave links etc. Well they now have a superb YouTube channel that really is worth checking out. One of the highlights for me was Vincent Aiello, callsign “Jell-O” who talks in detail about an F/A-18 Super Hornet daytime carrier landing. The video is a famous YouTube video and he goes into detail about what is going on within the cockpit.

The test of the channel is growing into a fantastic place to go and already littered with great content.

Armoured Brigade

Written by Phil on . Posted in Armoured Brigade, Battle, Latest

The cold war era for me is the most fascinating and interesting period of time for all war-games and simulations. Armoured Brigade  is a real-time tactical war game set during this period. You take command of the equipment from this era  in large and detailed maps in those European theatres.

I spent a large part of my childhood in the 80’s in West Germany on an RAF fighter squadron base (Laarbruch) and this was where the roots of my fascination with the Cold War were formulated. To be able to pick parts of a map where I lived to have these engagements is the reason why I now have this in my library. I really hope they make a campaign for the game because that will certainly be the icing on the cake.

 

 

 

The Fighter Pilot Podcast

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

For anyone that is interested in fighter aviation and espicelly Naval Aviation. These Podcasts are simply superb. Made by an actual former fighter pilot.

Vincent Aiello, callsign “Jell-O” (more on callsigns in episode 2), and this is The Fighter Pilot Podcast, the internet radio show that explores the fascinating world of air combat.

Website here.

Spitfire Bombing

Written by Phil on . Posted in DCS Spitfire, Latest

I had heard a while ago that the ability to add bombs to the Spitfire was added but I have been so engrossed in the Viggen and practising case 1 recovery landings in the Hornet that I simply didn’t have the time to see how they were. It turns out they are a lot of fun to deploy.

So of course, I loaded the Normandy map and placed some Russian APC’s in a field not too far from me and gave them orders to drive about a bit and enjoy the countryside.

There are many bombing profile tutorials on YouTube etc,If you want to know how to do it properly but I didn’t bother with those and just kind of worked it out on my own. This highly technical approach involved me pointing the nose of the aircraft from height at the targets and then dropping them when I thought I was close enough. Straight from the manual stuff.

Indecently that “other thing” that you can see falling with the bomb is my left aileron that was shot off by the Russians.

Bombing Russian APC’s With A Spitfire.