DCS F-14 Tomcat

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I pre-purchased this module first thing this morning. A bit of buyers guilt after feeling the pinch post X-Mas etc.

Despite the now legendary status of this iconic aircraft from a military and media point of view the thing I am really looking forward to is Jester. Jester is a new, lifelike AI that fills the role of RIO when flying single-player or multiplayer without a human RIO. That for me is going to be a game changer. A real leap forward in combat flight simulation.

Not only for the F-14 but the possibilities for other two seater aircraft. Imagine a Tornado IDS low level attack on an airfield with two of you, be that AI or human.

Can’t wait.

Radio Commander

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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

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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

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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.

 

 

 

Combat Missions Shock Force 2

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I missed out on the first Shock Force because funds were low and in the end I got the Battle for Normandy version. The need to get the modern equipment version has always been there.

A generous demo version was released recently and I got a chance to have a crack at the scenarios. I am really pleased with it. I’m getting the British Forces version at the end of November when I get paid.