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Feature: Seasons greetings from gulag country

The Flare Path: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

I was all set to brand Medved-Taiga, the latest expansion for theHunter: Call of the Wild, “the perfect Yuletide mood generator”. Its stunning snow-mantled wilderness was putting me in a seasonal frame of mind almost as effectively as my usual aids -  The Greatest Christmas Movie of all Time and lashings of cream sherry - up until the point last night when I encountered the 'Euthanize the…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Whatever Happened To…

Remember that flight sim that was going to do for the WW2 Regia Aeronautica what IL-2 Sturmovik did for the Voyenno Vozdushnye Sily? Recall that imminent Napoleonic roguelike – the one that was going to let you desert, rustle chickens, and scavenge on corpse-littered battlefields? The Dorset outfit that was looking to raise £250,000 to fund an Eighteenth Century smuggling sim? In today's column I point…

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Feature: Alphabetical wargame and simulation news

The Flare Path: AlphaBet Pilot

A is for annus mirabilis 2016, you've an awful lot to live up to. I've been computer wargaming for over three decades now, and I can't recall a better year than the one just gone. Vietnam '65, Rule the Waves, Pike & Shot: Campaigns, Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa... for any grognard partial to bold designs, unusual settings, and absorbing, plausible action, the temptations were many.

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Feature: Simulation and wargame blather

The Flare Path: Dreadnoughts And Droid Thoughts

Though my Battle-of-Jutland-through-the-eyes-of-a-ship's-cat war movie remains unfunded, untitled and largely unwritten, I have mentally sketched out the final scene. EXT. FIRTH OF FORTH. DAWN. Passing under the awesome edifice of the Forth Bridge, the bruised and battered HMS Warspite is pelted with coal by disappointed railway workers. Tickles, asleep in her customary spot atop 'A' turret, wakes and dashes for cover. Scampering across the bloodstained,…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path’s May Day Parade

...was a bit of a fiasco this year. The Maus replica managed to wedge itself between Specsavers and Cash Converters forcing everyone behind it (85% of the parade) to detour through the Quaker Burial Ground. The counter-IED systems on the Humvees shut down several life support machines in the local hospital. And perhaps most regrettable of all, due to a schedule mix-up, the flypast by…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Trained To Kill

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…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: UNITA Play This

last year I gave up commas for lent this year ive decided to go the whole hog apologies in advance if this makes following the following difficult following a reluctant name change achtung panzer is now graviteam tactics rather than sulk the dispossessed devs have chosen to embrace the timelessness of their new moniker by releasing an add on set in eighties angola after a…

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