Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

Can you fight a war-games campaign using WW2 computer simulations?

The AWI campaign is paused for the month of October. My secret wargaming friend has gone to a traditional October Sauerkraut festival in Germany, followed by a two week trip to a Village People tribute band concert, in full 'motorcycle cop garb' and will be unavailable until early November. One of those is a lie, I will let you make up your mind which...................

Other than a battle connected with the campaign, it is likely that the month will be quiet on the table top front. So I cast my eye around for something in the late autumn into winter evenings to keep me occupied.......................

How about fighting a world war two mini campaign, using Berthier and the ability of the program to automatically move units (Plans)? - trouble is, solo table top games are OK, but I would prefer a regular opponent.

I considered the war-games I had available:

1. Berthier - the strategic map movement
2. Combat Mission Barbarrossa - Land Combat (also have Combat Mission Afrika Korps, and Beyond Overlord)
3. IL2 Sturmovik (1946) - Air combat
4. Silent Hunter 3 - sub combat
5. Fighting Steel - surface combat at sea

I realised I could almost fight the whole war on the eastern front (almost) from the first person point of view, I made my decision. I intend to keep it simple, and will update the blog with my adventures as and when they happen.............................