Silence The Guns

Written by Phil on . Posted in Battle


I managed to find a bit of time this evening to have a go at one of the Missions in Combat Missions Battle For Normandy. I chose “Silence The Guns” because i heard it was designed around the famous scene from the movie Band Of Brothers where Lieutenant Winters takes a group of men to find and take out some 88’s.

I have to admit i get my butt whooped big time in this game. I do try to use some form of tactics and don’t just rush in but this is proving to be one tough nut to crack. In this mission one of my machine gun teams gets taken out right on the point of contact where i try to sneak (hunt) up to the hedgeline where the German trenches are located. After that i push all my men up to that hedge and try to win the firefight which takes a good 10 to 15 minutes. I then leave a squad of men to provide covering fire while i push the rest into the trenches for cover and get the last machine gun team to deploy to provide more covering fire.

This is about as far as i can get and then it turns ugly with 2 enemy teams of infantry and gunners opening up on us from the North West of the map. Here i have saved it and i will continue to press on to the rest of the 88’s when i can.

This game is great.

Silence The Guns

Wargame Airland Battle

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

I have no idea why the Silent Hunter sims are not working on my setup but I just can't get them to run. I haven't given up and will be getting a new solid state drive in a couple of weeks so when that gets here i will try to install on a freshly formatted drive.

In the meantime I picked up Wargame Airland Battle from Steam. If Battlefront used the same control system on there Combat Missions series of games they would be far better for it. The system is very intuitive. I've had a great time in single player mode so far. I have to admit its a bit of a click fest but the hardware on offer is fantastic . I love the Cold War era of combat. This is a fantastically refreshing game and has the best interface of a RTS I have ever played. Well worth a look in.



Yep Silent Hunter 5

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest


I can’t for the life of me get Silent Hunter 3 or 4 to work on my set up. I have had loads of help from the chaps over at Sub-Sim and between us we can’t get anywhere. I did manage to get them working to a point and even had a go at a few training missions but after that they just won’t boot. Short of doing a format and a full Windows install i give up. So i have heard bad things about Silent Hunter 5 but my appetite for a World War 2 Sub Simulation is just to great and i have heard some mods can make it ok. It only cost me a few quid and it runs on my machine.

Just a short note to say i am going into a few days of exams with a course i have been doing at work so i’m in full revision mode. I will continue to read your blogs of course but i won’t be doing any serious simming or gaming until i finish this stuff. Probably a week or so.

Silent Hunter 3

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Well after i posted below RangerX3X suggested i try Silent Hunter 3 as he thought it was better than Wolves of the Pacific. I have the Silent Hunter 3 cd sitting on my shelf so it was a no brainer. I’m in the process of getting the mods etc and it’s a bank holiday over here in the UK so i should in theory be able to get some time on this PC. I can only hope.


What the?

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

I have literally had no time to pursue my hobby at all. Which is why it has been slightly quiet around here. I have managed to get some scenarios going in Steal Beasts Pro in anticipation of the new release but nothing to shout about. I have been considering getting Silent Hunter 4 with all the mods on my hard drive in an effort to expand on the Naval stuff here. So this weekend barring any disasters i will have a go and report back promptly.