From: WEST AUSTRALIA
I'm sorry but you guys are nuts. The scenarios in this game cheat for the computer player, I've played six so far, and they're all the same. The Human/NATO player inflicts casualties, then the computer forces start moving with impunity, just marching across the map killing everything, while the human units either don't move or don't fire. Sorry, apparently I can't attach a screenshot here, but 2 Russian tank units that drive past a dozen German units in defensive positions, without taking fire, then park themselves on a bridge over a major river, the most vulnerable position on any battlefield since the beginning of time. And from that bridge proceed to kill 3 leopards, 12 marders, 12 113's, 8 pzgr squads, 2 atgms, 2 mg3's, and a HQ while losing three tanks is completely unrealistic. No possible way that would ever occur in any imaginable real world scenario. Driving across open ground, then killing units defending in towns or on hills with a single salvo is bullshit. A HQ unit, ordered to move from the second impulse of the game, that sits there for 12 impulses until every Russian unit that passes it can take a potshot at it and wipe it out is bullshit. A Weisel reconnaissance tank section that moves one, (1) hex per impulse over roads and open ground, until it gets blasted by Russian forces that move 6-7 hexes per impulse is bullshit. This game is completely unrealistic, it's the goofiest wargame I've ever played, and I've been playing wargames since ASL, where you had to learn a manual like a legal brief. Complete waste of money, unless you want to just play your own simple, made from scratch scenarios. If you're a Soviet fanboy, this is your game, if you want some kind of modern realism, it's not.
I noticed there isn't any place to review the Flashpoint Series, I guess a bunch of one-star ratings wouldn't look so good against the "wargame of the year," award you bribed or blackmailed out of someone.
Pity, you could've been more precise and tell us what commands given to your Germans, or perhaps they were in 'Hasty' movement when they got ambushed..
I don't know, Artillery?, smoke? not enough info here.
But I'm sure the Soviet Tank Commanders were each awarded the 'Hero of the Soviet Union' and Generalleutnant Steiner demoted Mine Clearing Gefreiter in a Penal Battalion...
Taking a swipe at the On Target Simulation Team is a cheap trick, Flash Point Campaigns is an excellent Sim, there is a learning curve, with a damn fine AI.
There are a lot of people here (many ex-military) that have and will give plenty of advice in the Forums
but with a Rant like yours above... (or is it just trolling?), will get you nowhere.
< Message edited by HeinzBaby -- 1/13/2019 5:36:25 AM >