Posts Tagged ‘Unity of Command’

The Flare Path: My Bloody Valentine

RPS likes to give the impression that it’s one big happy family, but believe me, behind the scenes you can’t move without tripping over a feud, a grudge, or a hefty hunk of personal enmity. Just this morning I pulled into the office car park and found the ‘the team’ bickering like battlefield vultures. It seems Mr. Grayson had parked his Ferdinand in the spot where Mr. Meer usually parks his KV-2 and when Mr. Rossignol intervened, Alec said something disparaging about Jim’s Tsar Tank. When the arriving Mr. Smith’s Tortoise ‘accidentally’ crushed Mr. Walker’s T-27 tankette for the third time this month, the dispute really turned nasty. Read the rest of this entry »

Unified: Unity Of Command Patch/Sale/Demo


You will recall that one of Comrade Gillen’s many, many, many returns from retirement included this Unity Of Command review, in which he reported a strategy experience that was “accessible yet deep, attractive and with an AI which teaches you the core of the game by beating you around the head.” Despite that kindly recommendation some folks thought it was a little pricey to take a gamble on. And yet now there’s a sale, and also a demo. So there’s really no excuse for you not to take a look, is there?

The Flare Path: Moscow Or Bust

Sorry, no Foxer this week.

The Flare Path has a bust of Napoleon on his mantelpiece, and a bust of Wellington on his piano. Sometimes, when he comes into the room unexpectedly, he finds these busts side-by-side on the sofa puffing on clay pipes, or stretched-out on the carpet poring over old maps. Last night he came downstairs in the small hours and discovered the pair riding around the room on the back of the cat. The cat looked pleadingly at FP. FP looked disapprovingly at the busts. The busts dismounted. FP went back upstairs to finish his reports on The Paradoxification of AGEOD, 2×2’s 2011-12, and L’ Aurore, an amazing Vehicle Simulator add-on. Read the rest of this entry »

The Flare Path: Happy Trafalgar Day

There are the names of four Battle of Trafalgar ships in this pic. One oak FP point for each of them.

Most years I celebrate Trafalgar Day by getting tanked-up on Nelson’s blood then nipping down to Warsash and chucking lit matches through Ian Brennan’s workshop window. This year I thought I’d try something different. I thought I’d stay in and relay news of The Hunter, Unity of Command, rFactor 2, Automation and Kart Racing Pro, with the aid of my trusty Mackenzie Mk. IV electro-semaphore machine. Read the rest of this entry »

The Flare Path: Your Display Is Pepper

This BA pic and Nicholas Kove are linked. How?

In the game development playground, wargame and sim devs are easy to spot. They’re the ones sitting on their own in quiet corners with noses in history books. They’re the ones transfixed by warring ant colonies, feathery vapour trails, and distant trains. This conspicuousness and level of distraction makes them soft targets for playground predators. This week’s Flare Path commences with a tale of despicable bullying. Read the rest of this entry »