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Posts tagged “Armored Brigade”

Feature: Snippets of sim and wargaming news

The Flare Path: A2Z

A is for A7V action WWI armour sims are such rare creatures, I can't bring myself to say anything negative about 79p work-in-progress Cry of War. Currently boasting one tiny cosy map and three tank types (the A7V, Mark IV, and Renault FT), the game combines amateurish quirky presentation and crude forgiving movement physics with surprisingly sophisticated ballistics (shells can ricochet... system damage is determined…

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Feature: A Nantucket slay ride

The Flare Path: Thar She Blows!

Half Moby Dick, half Sunless Sea, Nantucket sweats Nineteenth Century nautical drama the way the Charles W. Morgan to this very day sweats Nineteenth Century whale oil. Picaresque's failure to recreate whaling's most telling/pathetic scenes (The hopeless marguerite... the confused calf following the whaleship that slaughtered its mother...) worries me, but not sufficiently to cause a rift. I'm in for the long haul. Unlike some…

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Feature: Wargame and simulation news

The Flare Path: Topical Titbits

In the alphabetical news round-up waiting like a pre-pounce puma beyond the break 'A' is more likely to be for 'airship' or 'angry house' than 'apple'. Stripy ungulates probably won't feature in the entry for 'Z' but simulated Bf 110s or Mitsubishi A5Ms might. If you've an eye for a shapely engine nacelle or a finely chiselled turret – if you've an interest in the…

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Feature: Sim and wargaming news

The Flare Path: Topical Titbits

Nice try Shambler Soft. No doubt you thought naming your new Boer War wargame 'Aasvogels Overhead' would guarantee you the top spot in this week's alphabetised news round-up. You hadn't banked on Happy Hermit christening their new F-111 flight sim 'Aardvark Attack' yesterday morning.

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Not Loitering, Reconnoitring

Could those ruts in a pasture north of Saint-Lô have been made by an experimental Patton's Best-inspired PC wargame? Might those scorch marks on the runway at Oberammergau indicate that a spiritual successor to Over the Reich is finally on the way? Is that newly-laid narrow-gauge railway line near Arras evidence of an imminent WWI logistics game? FP spends a fair portion of his working life hunched…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Tomorrow’s Chip Wrappers

In pre-RPS days The Flare Path came in leaflet form and was distributed by a fleet of low-flying Whitley bombers. It was a horribly wasteful and expensive business. It could be dangerous too. Several planes were lost in accidents and on one dreadful occasion in 1939 a Cornish district nurse went over a cliff edge on her bike after being blinded by a sheet of…

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Armored Brigade

A T-80 tank bogged-down beside a river gets cluster-bombed by a passing A-10. The plane then strays too close to a Shilka and is shot from the sky, crashing next to a forest occupied by two Russian ATGM teams. These teams have just killed the lead vehicle in a column of Bradleys and, anticipating a retaliatory artillery strike, are pulling back. They're retreating on foot because their…

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