State of the Blog Address

My fellow gamers, I write to you today to announce that I am still alive and kicking. I am still actively gaming as well, however I have taken some time away from blogging so as to enjoy the hundreds of titles that I have access to. This sabbatical of sorts (no actual pay is involved) has been refreshing and at this point I do not have a particular return date in mind.

Flashpoint Germany Agincourt Revisited

The following after-action report details the third and final scenario from the West German III Corps mission set in which I will be playing as the NATO commander during the fourth day of the war May 10, 1989 @ 11:00 in and around the town of Pappeln. Soviet intelligence has learned of a conference being held in the area and has decided to intervene in force.

Flashpoint Germany The Soviet Alamo

The following after-action report details the second scenario from the West German III Corps mission set in which I will be playing as the NATO commander during the second day of the war May 8, 1989 @ 08:00 in and around the town of Pappeln. It assumes that after the previous day’s action remnants of the East Germans had made it to the town of Pappeln to reorganize.

Space Hulk Review

A long time gaming friend of mine recently gifted me a copy of the turn-based tactical video game Space Hulk, which was released in August 2013 by Full Control and is based on the Blood Angels Chapter of the Space Marines that are in battle against an alien foe known as the Genestealers. Having little experience in the Warhammer 40,000 universe (other than a total of 11 minutes of playing time in Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine), this game and its place in the overarching mythology are fresh material for me.

Windows 10 Indecisiveness

So I’ve had this task bar icon nagging me to install Windows 10 for a while now, telling me that my system passes inspection and that none of my installed applications are incompatible. Every now and again I look at it and wonder, and then I think about Vista, 8, and 8.1 and how each of those iterations of the OS ended up being widely ridiculed for one reason (sometimes many) or another. I can’t quite seem to pull the trigger on this yet and make the change.

Font You Very Much

Awhile back I posted about a scaling issue that I had with the Airborne Assault games (Highway to the Reich, Conquest of the Aegean, and Battles from the Bulge). It even affected the new game back when I tried the core engine. Those games worked fine on my Windows 7 machine up until sometime in November 2014 when the scaling issue reared its ugly head. I had thought it was an issue with my AMD video card, however several driver updates had gone by without a resolution.

Flashpoint Germany Ardennes Revisited

The following after-action report details the first scenario from the West German III Corps mission set in which I will be playing as the NATO commander during the first day of the war May 7, 1989 @ 11:00 in and around the town of Pappeln. With the premiere units of the Red Army focusing on REFORGER sites to attack the American and British positions, weaker screening forces are tasked with confronting the territorial units with the belief that they could at least check the West German war effort.

Flashpoint Germany Back to Town

The following after-action report details the third scenario from the West German I Corps mission set in which I will be playing as the NATO commander during the third day of the war May 9, 1989 @ 11:00 in an area to the immediate west of Westerbrück, where the previous two days of action have taken place. This scenario assumes that the Soviets had taken the town and currently has the 283rd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment (BMP2) of the 21st Motorized Rifle Division stationed there.

Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm Spartans at Norderfurt

The following after-action report details a mission from the new battle pack “Germany Reforged” that depicts an action between the American TF 5-18 and the Soviet 244th Motorized Rifle Regiment in and around the town of Norderfurt on the second day of the war May 8, 1989 at 14:00 hours. NATO has orders to hold the town to allow for the 11th Cavalry to fall back thru to friendly lines while the Warsaw Pact has orders to take the city and deny its use as an escape route.