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Posts tagged “Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy”

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The Flare Path: Goes Dutch

When covering Pegasus Bridge or Eben-Emael wargames, verbose intros are verboten. You are duty-bound to coup de main your subject... drop right on top of it in the dead of night or at the crack of dawn. When writing about Market Garden wargames the rules are a little different. Not only are leisurely preambles permitted, questionable conclusions written in Polish are fine too. Can't be arsed…

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The Flare Path: Simkhana 2012

It's that time of the week again, that time when Shermans and StuGs stop squabbling, Albatrosses and Camels play football together in no-man's-land, and rust-streaked U-boats sidle up to exhausted Victory Ships and start nuzzling them like thirsty calves. The Flare Path has been lit, and today its flickering rectangular finger points towards an important flight sim demo, some classified campaign intel, a festival of…

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The Flare Path: Juno’s Golden Sword

What's General Paulus' take on splendid recent releases like Achtung Panzer: Operation Star and Unity of Command? Does Genghis Khan play anything other than Mount & Blade? Does Oliver Cromwell still believe the lack of English Civil War wargames is the result of a fiendish Popish plot? In an effort to answer nagging questions like these The Flare Path has acquired a SpiritMaster IV ouija board. I'm…

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Norman Conquest: A Combat Mission AAR

Hampshire - well, my little corner of it - is all fire and brimstones at present. A Spring-enthused Mother Nature is providing the Brimstones. A preview build of Battlefront's Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy is supplying the fire. Beyond the html hedgerow below, you'll find a first-hand account of my second brush with this realism-rammed game-o'-war. Fingers-crossed, you'll also find numerous pictures of kaput Panzers and surrendering…

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