Sunday, June 26, 2016

DCS SA342 Gazelle - What if They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

Heads up! the DCS Gazelle module has a new update that you can try in its beta status at DCS World Beta 1.5.4.

Main attractions of this update: new weapons (M621 cannon and SNEB rockets) mounted on the SA342L variant. And noticeable modifications to the flight model/SAS stabilization system.

In this mission, a French Gazelle is sent to investigate reports of insurgent activity in a remote village some 35 miles northwest of the Batumi airport.

Scourge of War Quatre Bras DLC Giveaway - And the Winner is ...

Congratulations prodoverAK, you won the Steam key for the Quatre Bras DLC. Please check your e-mail, my friend, to redeem your prize.

I would like to thank everybody for participating and a special thanks to Matrix/Slitherine for their kind gift of a Steam key.

Last but not least, here is a link to the details of the prize drawing:


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Scourge of War Quatre Bras DLC Giveaway - List of Participants

Just a quick update to present the participants of the Quatre Bras DLC. All the nicknames have been uploaded at Don't worry I did not and will never share your e-mail and real name.

Drawing will be tomorrow. Please check this blog to see who won!

Flashpoint Latvia Episode 1 - Arma 3 - Deadly Stand

The following series are just fictional. No political point is made.

The backdrop: a 3 men patrol of the 32nd Latvian National Guard Infantry Battalion has been ambushed by pro-Russian guerrillas. Just with enough time to run away from their burning vehicle, the Latvian infantry takes refuge in a nearby church.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Steel Beasts ProPE at Dogs of War - Saturday Mission 25/06/16 @ GMT19:00

Dogs of War is a virtual unit that plays a variety of simulations and games. Their style of play emphasizes immersion and realism. There are no ranks the style is semi-casual. This is a great group to join for your online forays or even to chat about anything of interest (they have a TeamSpeak channel).

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Scourge of War Quatre Bras Giveaway

Participate for a chance to win a Steam key for Scourge of War Quatre Bras.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Middle East War 1948-2010 - The Scarce Resources of the US 1st Cavalry Division

Operation Desert Storm, G+1 day. Originally ordered to stand by as a reserve, the 1st US Cav is ordered to screen the VII Corps right and center.

Right click and open in a new window for a better view. The 1st US Cav (counters outlined white and green) are spread thin for this screen mission. The rest of VII Corps (HQ counter highlighted yellow) is moving north, pushing aside the Iraqi infantry brigades found in its path. Green counters = US, Brown Counters = UK, Light Green (Teal?) = Iraq, Other counters south of the border = Rest of the Coalition.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Scourge of War Quatre Bras Released

Is the weekend shaping great or what? Take a look at NorbSoftDev's release (via Matrix/Slitherine) of the Quatre Bras DLC for Scourge of War Waterloo.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Steel Beasts ProPE - I'd Rather Have Tanks Than Being Just Lucky

In one of my favorite movie scenes of all times,  Sergeant Horvath and an unknown grenadier aim guns at point blank from each other just to find themselves out of ammo. Both throw their helmets at each other and in the end resort to their side weapons. This scene from Saving Private Ryan presents unrelenting violence that doesn't go away when weapons fail. On the opposite end, a very much debated account from the Sherman tank commander Lt. Gordon during Operation Goodwood (WWII) explains how his tank crew and a Tiger's tank crew shared a slit trench after bailing out during a particularly intense firefight. Just a few "suspicious looks" exchanged, Gordon explains (Tigers in Normandy, Wolfang Schneider, Stackpole Books [2011], page 141)

In this scenario, one of my tankers has been closer to the latter situation.

A Leopard tank crewed only by a driver (all the others dead) stops to let a column of Soviet infantry. Unable to engage the enemy, the driver just watches. The Soviets, lacking any major anti-tank assets drive by, probably thinking they are the luckiest men. An RPG would have sufficed to end the live of this driver.
The above happened in one single-player scenario I played recently. Many of you would find the situation a bit goofy, but I am an unabated manchild and it was a memorable gaming moment for me.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Arma 3 - Suppression, Bot Style, Now Available in Plain Vanilla Version

I know everybody is very excited about the upcoming Apex and Tanoa but just let me share my excitement about the complete rehaul of the "suppressive fire" command that a player can give to computer-controlled members of his squad.