Pushing South

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Theatre Of War 2 – Battle For Caen

We continue South and in our next phase of the campaign. We have a multitude of objectives given to us to take on. So I break it down into phases and this being phase one.

This is an overview of my opening phase to take objective one. Like all my plans nothing fancy or complex. As always I made a video of the battle. In this we find one outstanding 88 gunner who deserves a medal for his incredible bravery.

Operation Epsom – Theatre Of War 2

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The first mission in this campaign takes me to Cheux. This was part of Montys plan to outflank Caen which was held by the Germans at the time.

I need to take the village, secure it and defend against any counter attacks from the German forces.

The Glasgow Highlanders lost a quarter of there force in a single day trying to take this position. I think Theatre Of War 2 if anything make great maps. They look great and provide enough elevation to make tactical decisions a necessity. The game-play if approached with tactics and  yes a bit of micro managing can be very rewarding.

I clumsily try to do my best to take this objective in this video I made.

 

 

Theatre Of War – A Little Gem.

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This series of games got a bunch of mixed reviews when it first came out. This also coincided with the release of the Vista operating system. I purchased all of the games in this series a few months ago for just a few quid. They have been sitting in my Steam library until just a few days ago I decided to try the Africa 1943 campaign because I am in the middle of reading the Rommel Papers (great book).

I tried the fiddly tutorial that comes with the game and I have to admit I just found this annoying. So I plunged into the campaign and Oh Man! I am glad I did. This reminded me of Graviteam Tactics Operation Star. The maps are huge and the battles that take place are brilliant. The detail immense. A lot of the complaints back in the day were of game crashes. I am yet to have any crash of any sort. Vista was a load of crap.

I am goring to do some videos on this series without a doubt. In particular I am going to focus on Operation Epsom the battle that took place shortly after the D-Day landings. The map looks sweet and a place where it is hard to fight.

If you were put off by these games back then it really is worth giving them a go on today’s more stable operating systems. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.