Posts Tagged ‘Command Ops’

The Flare Path: Trained To Kill

By Tim Stone on June 21st, 2013.

Deciding which story should lead Flare Path each week is never easy. Today, rather than risk causing offence by putting the Civil War II announcement above the Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 one, or the Graviteam Tactics: Zhalanashkol 1969 words in front of the Open Rails news, I thought I’d let the stories sort out their own running order. Beyond the jump: raised hackles and crazed heckles, cross words and crass ones. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Flare Path: A Skulk Of Foxers

By Tim Stone on August 17th, 2012.

The Flare Path turns one this week. Here in the UK that means it can legally get its navel pierced, buy wine gums, point at clouds, and read Knut Hamsun on public transport. To commemorate the occasion there’ll be no game newscasts or inscrutable intros today. The entire column will be given over to quizzes. Dozing adorably beyond the jump are five bushy-tailed Foxers, each with a rather special prize tied to its brush. Read the rest of this entry »

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Good Greif: Battles From The Bulge Demo

By Tim Stone on July 19th, 2010.

By striking wallet-scouring operational wargame Command Ops: Battles From The Bulge repeatedly with sledgehammers, Matrix Games have managed to chip off a small scenario-sized piece. Eight tutorial vids make up the lion’s share of the 525MB fragment. If you’re new to the unique Airborne Assault/Command Ops approach, you’ll definitely want to watch these before attempting to dislodge the┬áregiment of doughty Volksgrenadiers defending St Vith. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Cost Of War: Battles From The Bulge

By Tim Stone on May 27th, 2010.

A wargame dev can disappoint his customers in thousands of ingenious ways. Getting the armour thickness wrong on a Panther glacis plate usually works, as does neglecting to model Russian anti-tank dogs, Polish cavalry, and Bren gun tripods. Strangely, one of the least used methods is steep pricing. Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge a game I talked about excitedly earlier in the year has just vaulted out of its halftrack and sadly, the initial hubbub seems to be more about the price than the promising AI advances.

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