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    Developer Diary 217 - Discussion

    Pacific Confirmed, they can't deny it anymore... ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Developer Diary 217 - Discussion

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    What was your first combat flight sim?

    First arcade was Ace Combat 3 (gutted out European/North American version) First sim was Microsoft CFS 3
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    Graviteam Tactic

    I would say it depends on which scenarios looks more interesting to you, the number of turns and so on. The one with a bigger price are the one with bigger and longer battles, so: Black Snow, Final Offensive (which is also the continuum of the Mius Front engagments) and Dawn of Blau. Under the Cruel Star is a medium sized operation which is also the one I am playing at the moment pitting a Panzergrenadier Battalion against a soviet cavalry division. The others are slightly smaller engagments but still including good selection of units and interesting scenarios (especially Raid with interesting disposition of forces and objectives). I highly recomend the modern scenarios as probably they are some of the most interesting and challenging scenarios that they have created, covering at the tactical level operations not that studied in the West. Modular pits in an unfavourable terrain three Motorised Angolan Infantry Battalions and a Cuban Tank Battalion against 2-3 UNITA rebels battalions and a South African Mechanised Battalion ambushing them. I highly recomend it. If you need more info on one of the other scenario feel free to ask. I can give you a summary of them. PS: Mind that some operations are doubled for each side because they let you choose to play them either with the old or new grouping system (some of them are also included in both base games) The learning curve is steep in this simulator, feel free to ask me or even on the steam page for tips and how to play with the non-always-intuitive controls
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    Graviteam Tactic

    Both are pretty, it is more if you want to give a shot to late northbafrica theatre too. The main game mode are scenarios based on real engagments down to troop strenght, perceived morale of units and ammo supply. You have the units that are given for that scenarios with additional units coming as reserves as the battle progress on the operational level. Depending on the scenarios you can attach and detach platoons to the companies as need by the tactical situation. Scenarios are divided in operational turns which cover from 1 to usually 3 days of fighting at most in which you organise your units and manouver the battlegroups around; then there is the tactical phase in which the battle is fought in real time in a series of engagments around the sectors in which battlegroups are moving to engage enemy forces. The system is a little complex because in Op. star and in some scenarios of the newest games they used a platoon based system which was a little difficult to handle for big engagments. Now they use a company based system which helps you to move troops around and to have a good numbers of units engaged in real time fight. You can easily have multiple battalions sized engagments in a single turn. Some scenarios are hard depending on the historical situation and side you choose so you can always replay them for trying to have a better result. Obviously all scenarios are available for both forces engaged
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    Graviteam Tactic

    They are the best tactical/operational simulators for up to division sized engagments with an highly detailed DM for weapons and vehicles. Mius Front has the eastern front and they are adding slowly some cold war scenarios. Tunisia is a little smaller in scope but with interesting battles. Operation Star has a very outdated UI and is no longer supported much, buy it if you like some of the scenario not present in Mius Front yet. I have all of them, feel free to ask
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    PTO/Korea/ETO... next il2 expansion thread?

    They are good comparisons. From the images the best are New Guinea and the Solomons. The Marianas are good too because the operations around them involved both the Japanese Carrier group and their land asset on the islands. Okinawa got the problem of having no japanese airfield active on map...
  8. You have to own it, not have it installed
  9. I have to say that I had some Win10 problems with WOTR when it was released (see my previous posts here) but last month some updated finally solved them and I was able to play it for a little. I have to agree with Blademeister, despite some points (which are due to the dated platform on which it was developed) WOTR is at the moment the best BoB single player experience available. I will gladly wait for next packages (seems like they want to go for the Battle of France) and probably give also WOFF a shot in the future
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    What is your favorite airplane?

    The Zero is overrated anyway
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    DD today?

    No no, today they will announce Spanish Civil War, Pacific is next week
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    Friday Night Bomber Flight Topic

    Jizzo seems all alone in that Yak and with the JaVa guys... Can I defect back to the Soviets? ๐Ÿ˜…
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    DCS news

    What I would like is an early MiG-21F-13, always preferred the lighter look compared to the later models...
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    When the P51 will be available?

    Amen to that
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    Friday Night Bomber Flight Topic

    Unless the reign of terror of Yak's bureau is overthrow in favour of Lavochkin's designs I think I will defect and ask for a Gustav...
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