blog posts regarding the single player set of scenarios from the original game Flashpoint Germany which was released several years ago and has since been discontinued by the then publisher Matrix Games. The new game that I am playing is the massive 2.0.9 update, or the “Players Edition”. Having never played the release candidate of the new game I am not sure what the differences are, but they seem substantial.
first and second scenarios from this set some time ago, but playing as the Warsaw Pact commander. In this scenario I will be playing as the NATO Force Commander. There are two versions of this “Scen 3” from the mission set: v1.1 and v1.1-alt. There is no explanation in the briefing as to the difference between the two and both appear to be virtually identical from within the game itself.
first by adding in additional assets such as airstrikes, artillery, and mines. Although helicopters are mentioned in the briefing there are none available for the US side. I will be playing again as the NATO force commander against a Soviet AI commander, with advanced difficulty settings (over and above what is suggested in the tutorial manual), as well as utilizing my own battle plan. There are a total of 24 turns available for both sides to secure Sector Six which affords a maximum of 100 Victory Points for the occupational force.
Type XXI U-Boat. These were the first submarines designed to operate submerged instead of on the surface, and in real life only two of these vessels made war patrols (sinking no ships). The U-2522 that I am provided with in the scenario was actually assigned to a training flotilla and eventually scuttled just seven months after having been launched.