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Feature: Teeming with Creoteam and Graviteam teamtalk

The Flare Path: Ukrainian Edition

Compiled on Ukraine's Constitution Day, this FP only covers games made in the world's 46th largest country. Beyond the break, I conclude my Football, Tactics & Glory coverage with some excerpts from a conversation I've been having with Creoteam supremo, Andrey Kostyushko, talk about the latest and strangest Graviteam Tactics: Mius-Front add-on, and point out that 4th Best Game Ever to Emerge From Ukraine is a…

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Feature: Embracing the chaos

The Flare Path: Things You Need To Know About Graviteam Tactics: Mius Front

...ahead of its release tomorrow. 1. It will ship with major realism flaws. Having spent a couple of days with the latest build of this painfully overdue Operation Star sequel, I'm now in a position to say with certainty that the Ukrainian devs have made no effort whatsoever to model incidental lubrication. Route a Tiger tank through a field of sunflowers and the Panzerkampfwagen VI…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: In Search Of A Sub Title Subtitle

The eyecatching Yellow Pages advert that is currently serving as my bookmark, is tucked between the pages of Bob Whinney's 'The U-Boat Peril' at the moment, a fact that may explain why work-in-progress sub sim Wolves of the Atlantic is on top of this week's word heap. A mobile game destined for the PC, WOTA seems eminently dismissable until you glimpse the screenshots, peruse the feature…

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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: Hurls Demo Charges

Demos are a digital wargamer's Predator drones and PR Spitfires. They allow us to scout new battlefields safely and smartly. They furnish us with the information reviews, AARs and Let's Plays can't provide. I wouldn't be without them, yet, these days, often am thanks to the questionable policies of sector-dominating militaria-mongers Slitherine/Matrix Games.

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Achtung, Panzer Poachers!

The walls of the FP office are plastered with pictures of iconic war machines. When I yaw left I see the elegant elliptical wings of a Supermarine Spitball, the slab prow of a Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiepin, the yawning bomb-bay of an Avro Lankystreakofpiss. When I yaw right I see swarms of side-slipping Sopwith Camelots, HMS Hoodie steaming at full speed towards the Denholmelliot Strait, a…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: While My Balalaika Gently Beeps

In an effort to weed-out oiks, riff-raff, rotters, fakes, frauds, bounders, curs and cads from Flare Path's readership, from this week onwards only individuals able to answer 'yes' to one of the following questions - Do you rush outside and start scanning the sky on hearing an unusually throaty aero engine? Is your contentment reservoir refilled by the whistling of distant trains? Have you named…

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Feature: Brass monkey business

Achtung Panzer – Operation Star review

Did you know that by counting the number of 'R's in a cold person's 'BRRRRRRRRRR!' you can tell the temperature of their surroundings? My 'BRRRRRRRRRR!' for instance, indicates my room is currently -10C. Why is it so fffffffffflippin (it also works with 'f's) cold? I blame greedy British energy companies and the bitter Siberian wind that has been gusting from my monitor all week. Stick…

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Graviteam Conduct Patton Recon

If you've got a 50-ton M60A1 Patton tank parked on your drive, Ukrainian developers Graviteam  would like to talk to you. The team responsible for the best WW2 tank sim since Panzer Elite and finest WW2 tactical wargame since Combat Mission: Afrika Korps have just put out a request on the SimHQ forums for detailed interior pictures. It seems the lads and lasses from Kharkov are in…

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Front Roads: Kharkov 1943 Demochka

The makers of my favourite simulation of 2008 may, fingers-crossed, be about to unleash my favourite wargame of 2009. The demo of ЛИНИЯ ФРОНТА: БИТВА ЗА ХАРЬКОВ is disappointingly nocturnal and only available in Russian right now, but I reckon there's enough Close Combat-calibre tactical action and Combat Mission: Campaigns-style meta-game discernible, to warrant incautious optimism.

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