Flashpoint Campaigns

I am currently working on a battle plan for the Flashpoint Campaigns: Germany Reforged scenario “Ardennes Revisited”. This is the Soviet version of the scenario as I am working on completing the Red Army mission set since I played the original game scenarios from Flashpoint Germany as NATO (and in that mission I scored a Decisive Victory outcome). This first go around is a bit of a boot camp for me since I have been away from the game for a few months, and it shows in both my initial decision making and later turn execution.

Skyrim

Tonight (or should I say this morning) I finally made it to level 78 which spawns a Legendary Dragon, and in turn killed the first one I encountered at Arcwind Point. Using the Dragonrend shout I was able to pin the beast on the ground below the summit I stood atop and while it was distracted by various Draugr about, I pummeled it with Daedric Arrows and Fire magic until it succumbed to the accumulative damage. This is was the last Steam Achievement that I needed to score a Perfect Game rating, the only other one that I have is for Tropico 4.

Free Remaster Craze

Lately I have been getting free remastered games on Steam. Now trust me, I think that this is a slick marketing ploy for verified owners of an original game to garner a sort of loyalty towards a particular publisher or developer. However the results are of a mixed bag. A few years ago Metro 2033 by 4A Games came out with a Redux version of the base game and expansion pack, however it was not for free (this is not the way to do it). As a result I took a pass on the blatant cash grab as the original game looks very good on my now run of the mill gaming rig.

Arnhem Coup de Main Campaign (Repost)

Arnhem, Netherlands: This mission is the Grand Campaign for the Arnhem map in Highway to the Reich and lasts for approximately ten days, running from D1 08:00 to D10 22:00. This is one of those missions where the force disposition can change from one start to the next.

SITREP

The other day I purchased The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt after becoming thoroughly engrossed with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It seemed like a logical next step as the game has a similar open world play style with like quests, etc. The graphics are absolutely stunning and it is crystal clear to see the amount of care and development that went into that title. Sadly I could not play the game for very long without becoming sick to my stomach. The combination of camera, motion and radial blur, plus the physics of the game all lent to my first case of video game motion sickness.

SITREP

Hello Bloggerverse, I am still alive and kicking it gaming wise. I have a ton of games that I purchased over the years on Steam, and a few months ago I decided to purchase a second hard drive for my 2012 rig so that I could cram as many games onto this beast as possible. I have very often bounced from one game to another and back, many times actively playing several titles simultaneously.

ArmA II Steam Sale

Steam is currently having a sale for several ArmA products, and there are a number of bundled packages available. In terms of ArmA II content the lead bundle on that page is for the ArmA X edition, which oddly enough is missing one of the DLC packages (but includes older ArmA series games). You would have to do some searching to find a complete ArmA II bundle offer for the price of $7.99 (80% off of retail).

Steam Sale

The following post details my thoughts on the Steam weekly sale that started today. There are a number of titles of interest that are available at some significant discounts, and if your war game or strategy library is a bit on the light side of things these games may do the trick in filling out your roster of potential go-to games.

Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm Back to Town

The following after-action report details a scenario from the battle pack “Germany Reforged” that depicts an action between the West German 21st Panzer Brigade and the Soviet 283rd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment in the town of Westerbrück (the map spelling), on the third day of the war May 9, 1989 at 1100. The Warsaw Pact successfully drove NATO forces out of the town the day before and are preparing for an expected counterattack in an attempt to retake a vital base of operation.

Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm The Pied Piper

The following condensed after-action report details a battle between the West German 4th Panzer Brigade and the Soviet Red Storm Battle Group on D1 + 6 hours, July 21st, 1989 in and around the town of Hameln, West Germany. NATO forces consist of the 204th Panzer Battalion, the 202nd Panzer Grenadier Battalion, and the 201st Panzer Battalion. Soviet forces consist of the 27th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment, two battalions of motorized infantry, and two battalions of tanks.