Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Digital Combat Simulator World 1.5 Open Beta

The open beta is up for you to grab at Eagle Dynamics website.

This is the A10-C from a paid module.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

My Latest Combat Mission Black Sea Scenario: Donetsk Bypass

I started with a small skirmish and I got carried away. I thought you would like it.

A Russian soldier is cut by machine gun fire from a Ukrainian T-64.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Panzer Battles Normandy - AAR, Part 4: Verrieres Falls!


The rattling of main guns and machine guns of German infantry-armor teams in the west flank, south and west of "The Factory" objective, prompts me to take out of the line some of my exhausted troops and replace them with other Calgarians, barely in better shape, from other parts of the sector. They hold against German fire and at least one assault. With the Black Watch struggling to move the center line forward, all eyes are upon the the Royal Hamilton Regiment and their assault on Verrieres.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Combat Mission Black Sea - A Poor Man's "Follow" Command

We have seen it in movies, in real combat footage and we discussed it exhaustively: infantry moving directly behind tanks or IFVs.

Ukrainian infantry moving behind their BMP-2 IFV.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Panzer Battles Normandy - AAR, Part 3: The German Counterattack in a Crescendo


I have given up the initiative in my west flank. With "The Factory" objective secure and the demands on keeping it on our hands are more than what the Calgary Highlanders can take. The German armor and the infantry south of the objective are the telltales of an impending assault on the objective. I can't afford to lose it.

Another indirect fire mission is called on the grenadiers and support troops (highlighted red) directly south of objective "The Factory".
This is game play from the soon to be released Panzer Battles Normandy. Graphics and game play functionality are subject to change. The briefing for this scenario can be found here. For a better view of the screenshots, right click and open in a new tab. Short entry tonight again, lads. Day job is being quite a ride lately!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Panzer Battles Normandy - AAR, Part 2: Pressure Mounting and a General Paucity of Good News

The Germans are not willing to let us just own the ridge. At the "Factory", they start to move troops for a counter-attack. At Verrieres, they hide at their trenches, picking up the right time to fire.


On the west flank, the Calgary Highlanders stand fast onto Objective "Factory" (brown box with a 50 and a Canadian symbol). On the center the Black Watch stumbles onto yet another German position. Their tank support (1st Royal Tank Regiment, highlighted yellow is busy dealing with German grenadiers on top of a hill (1 man down legend). On the east flank, the Hamilton Regiment and start to move onto objective Verrieres. Tanks from the 1st Hussars Regiment are on the lead, which is a risky proposition because there are multiple concealed German positions on those fields.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Panzer Battles Normandy - AAR, Part 1: With Our Backs to Caen ...

... We move south onto an entrenched enemy who is tenacious and a master of reinforcing defensive lines in record time.


The 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade (highlighted yellow) has just made contact in the proximity of "The Factory" objective (light blue box with a 50). Grenadiers from the German 272nd Infantry Division (light blue counter) open up immediately onto the platoon-sized patrol from the Calgary Highlanders Regiment. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Panzer Battles Normandy - AAR, The Official In-Game Briefing

This is a continuation from my previous blog entry. The game is the soon to be released Panzer Battles Normandy. Graphics and game play functionality are subject to change. Thanks for the crew at John Tiller Software for allowing me to have the first AAR ever of this war game!

My little gig of keeping a shroud of mystery on the location of the whole game and the particular scenario I am playing kind of miss-fired. Over there at a couple of fellows figured out the exact location of the scenario. Brilliant work they have done!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

... And The Next Panzer Battles Takes You To ...

Black blocks are not html malfunctions, they imitate obliterated text from an official document. The text behind the blocks will become visible later this week when any of you answer the question at the end of this blog entry. 

Welcome to my command post. Today I'm in charge of the ██████ Infantry Division and what a tough mission is upon us!

A cropped view of the battlefield. Although this game is at an advanced stage of development, graphics and game play functionality are subject to change. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Steel Armor Blaze of War Short Video: Dawn Attack

Thanks to Asid (Dogs of War Virtual Unit), I got back into Steel Armor Blaze of War. A very brief video of a T-62 Iraqi platoon attack is shown in this blog entry.