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Armoured Commander

3 years ago

Feature: Military morsels. Mainly.

The Flare Path: Topical Titbits

Q's tail is a trip hazard. V and J often fall over in high winds. B lacks dignity*. Rain tends to collect in M and U... Many letters of the alphabet have inherent flaws but here at The Flare Path we treat all 26 with equal respect when we're compiling one of our breathtakingly superficial alphabetical sim and wargaming news round-ups. * It's easily transformed into…

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Patton Recognition: Armoured Commander Hits 1.0

Armoured Commander [official site] is one of the most elaborate roguelikes I've ever played. So elaborate, in fact, that I struggled to reload my tank's main gun during my first attempt and ended up trying to crash into a truck. The game plants you and your crew in an M4 sherman tank and, as the title suggests, has you command that tank and its crew…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Simple Pleasures

There is an underclass of aerodynes that even the encyclopaedic Microsoft Flight Simulator and the modded-to-within-an-inch-of-its-life IL-2 shuns. For the last four decades, aviation embarrassments like the Seddon Mayfly and Wight Quadruplane have been studiously ignored by flight sim fabricators. Until now - until SimplePlanes - curious simmers have had to imagine the terror of the De Bruyère C1 test pilot, the mingled shame and…

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The Flare Path: Alphabetised

Alphabetia is a miserable disease. Like Malaria its symptoms come and go without warning. I realised I was having an attack early this morning in the shower. Usually, when it comes to lathering - apologies for the following mental image imposition - I'm a conventional head-to-toes sort of guy. Today's ankles-buttocks-chest sequence was a sure sign something was amiss.

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4 years ago

Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Eras Of Judgement

Last week while I was busy snubbing Stock Car Extreme, Condor: The Competition Soaring Simulator, Deer Hunter: The 2005 Season, and countless other quality simulations, Australian developers N3V were busy outshopping Trainz: A New Era. According to their cock-a-hoop copywriter it's 'the best Train Simulation experience ever'! Unfortunately, the laptop that I'm toting round the West Country at present, begs to differ/dither. Flare Path's TANE…

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The Flare Path: Muskets, Moscow, And M4s

Tim's pre-FP checks Is it Friday morning? Is coffee pot within reach? Are biros arranged according to ink content? Are members of Perry Miniatures SAS squad a) upright and b) equidistant from each other? Do all visible D6s display odd numbers? Has photo of Neville Duke been saluted? Yes? COMMENCE WRITING

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