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Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 1:23:48 PM   
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Sahel Slugfest is the thirteenth DLC in the Command LIVE series.



As public opinion worldwide sets its sights to more popular geopolitical affairs, the situation in sub-Saharan Africa is getting hotter than ever.

Old and new “colonial” powerhouses are wrestling over oil reserves, significant business opportunities and for political dominance. In particular, China and France are showing a clear interest in Chad and Sudan, where the Sahel desert stretches across both countries.

Jump into a tense escalation of events that will get out of hand fast in Command LIVE Sahel Slugfest. Out now.

Sahel Slugfest releases alongside the massive 1.02 update for Command Modern Operations. It introduces a huge amount of fixes and new content, including many new types of aircraft, weapons, ships, submarines, loadouts, facilities and much more. You can read the full changelog here.
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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 1:46:58 PM   
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Awesome, I was eagerly awaiting a French official scenario!

Is there a Live News PDF for this one?

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 2:04:38 PM   
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Great news, didn't realize this was coming out. Who is the author?

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 2:18:39 PM   
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quote:

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Great news, didn't realize this was coming out. Who is the author?

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Me.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 2:22:12 PM   
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Basically a China vs. France scenario in Africa?

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 2:32:33 PM   
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Me.


Congratulations Colin, well done!

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 2:51:28 PM   
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Thanks for the new DLC.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/15/2020 4:13:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Coiler12


quote:

ORIGINAL: Gunner98

Great news, didn't realize this was coming out. Who is the author?

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Me.

Congrats!

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/16/2020 12:13:17 AM   
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Well this was a surprise! Thanks!

A couple notes from my first tentative playthrough.

1) Regarding the nations you can't overfly (as France at least), it honestly seems a little odd to specifically bar flights over the Arabian Penninsula, when there's no real reason to even head in that direction to begin with. I think a more interesting thing to do would be to mandate French aircraft stay clear of Ethiopian and maybe Egyptian airspace, so to narrow the corridor of approach for De Gaulle's aircraft, especially since while Eritrea doesn't have much capability. Ethiopia does have some Floggers and Flankers.

2) From the French side at least, the briefing is rather open-ended, which is both good and not-so good. It's good for allowing some more freedom, but not so good in that it doesn't specify any particularly valuable targets to strike to hinder the Sino-Sudanese effort.

Just my thoughts so far. I made a seriously bad blunder in my first playing so I'll take another stab tomorrow.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/16/2020 12:38:56 AM   
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Don't get me going on Eritrea...

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/16/2020 8:44:28 AM   
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Having mixed feelings about this one...

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/16/2020 9:15:56 PM   
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What a nice surprise to find on a Friday. Loading up now.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/16/2020 11:17:16 PM   
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Congrats! Downloading now.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/17/2020 4:33:49 PM   
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Nice. I was waiting for a scenario with Charles de Gaulle. It's a shame there are no Franch submarines and French Foreign Legion.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/17/2020 7:47:56 PM   
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I downloaded the Sahel Slugfest scenario and ran the installation with the serial number as per usual. The installation seems to run normally but when I run CMO and go into the Load Scenario window the new scenario does not show up in the list of Live scenarios. In the Command Modern Operations folder I can see a file called CLIVE-SahelSlugfest_reg.txt. This is the only sign of the new scenario I can find. Any help would be appreciated.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/17/2020 9:28:19 PM   
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I had a similar issue. The Launcher would not allow me to enter the serial number. Unless you are able to enter the serial number, AND allow the game to install it, then the scenario is not considered to be loaded.

I contacted MATRIX Tech Support. Before they could actually provide any assistance, I reverted to the old "reboot the system" trick. This time the screen area to enter the serial number popped up, and it allowed me to enter the serial number.

Make certain that you follow through with the loading procedure. IIRC, it will mention loading the CMO GAME, but it is really just registering the new SCENARIO. It will be completed in seconds.

Try rebooting, and then see if you can enter the serial number. If not, then contact MATRIX Tech Support and report it and get a ticket.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/18/2020 2:55:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sschnei244

I downloaded the Sahel Slugfest scenario and ran the installation with the serial number as per usual. The installation seems to run normally but when I run CMO and go into the Load Scenario window the new scenario does not show up in the list of Live scenarios. In the Command Modern Operations folder I can see a file called CLIVE-SahelSlugfest_reg.txt. This is the only sign of the new scenario I can find. Any help would be appreciated.

i had to try a few times...

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/18/2020 3:02:12 AM   
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the escorts for the french carrier group seems unreal and minimal without asw platform and only 2 asw helicopters.... i also moved my ground forces back away from red sam coverage...

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/18/2020 4:08:50 AM   
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I figured out what happened. The installation created a new folder inside the load scenario window called "shaders". Inside this folder are the stand alone scenarios, the large DLCs (chains of war etc.) and a live folder. All of the live scenarios including the new one were are in there. All of the live scenarios are also in a separate "live" folder and the stand alone scenarios and large DLCs are as well. Now all of my DLCs and stand alone scenarios are in two locations on the load scenario page. Weird, but at least it works.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/18/2020 6:00:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: magi

the escorts for the french carrier group seems unreal and minimal without asw platform and only 2 asw helicopters.... i also moved my ground forces back away from red sam coverage...



True.
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The only serving French carrier is the Charles de Gaulle, which also serves as the flagship of the Marine Nationale. The Carrier Battle Group (Groupe Aéronaval, GAN, in French) of the Force d'Action Navale is usually composed, in addition to the aircraft carrier, of:

a carrier air wing (Groupe Aérien Embarqué, GAE, in French), a complement composed of about 60 aircraft:
Rafale F3 (up to 30)
E-2C Hawkeye (2)
SA365 Dauphin (3) for RESCO and EC725 Caracal for CSAR (2)
one Rubis-class submarine
two anti-submarine destroyers (currently FREMM ASM or Georges Leygues class)
one or two anti-air destroyers (Horizon or Cassard class)
one stealth frigate in forward patrol (usually a La Fayette class)
one supply ship (currently a Durance-class tanker)

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/18/2020 7:40:53 PM   
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I played this scenario from both sides over the weekend. Playing the French side was a breeze. The de Gualle airwing decimated the Port of Sudan with no losses. Playing the Chinese aligned side was much more difficult (to me). It took several retries until I got far enough into the playthrough that I thought I would pull out a win. I spent far too much time obsessing over the French carrier. I did eventually sink it, but it took literally everything I had in and on the Red Sea to pull that off.

A couple thoughts:
- Personally I don't like a scenario with missions pre-planned for the player, unless they're required.
- Other than fodder, what is the purpose of the ground units? It would have been interesting if they'd either been player controlled or had some sort of battle of their own going on. From the LIVE scenario description I thought there'd be some ground combat, but apparently not.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/19/2020 8:15:50 AM   
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I'm into it on the french side and I like it a lot. Congratulations for the idea and planning.
Coiler, you did Commonwealth collision, Kurile sunrise, Broken shield, Black Gold and what else?
Why the author is not cited in the DLC briefing and documentation?

Thanks

Francesco

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/19/2020 12:27:16 PM   
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@Coiler12,

This is a fun, tight, battle. I'm enjoying your work. Thanks!

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/20/2020 8:49:08 AM   
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Coiler12, thanks for nice scenario!

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/20/2020 8:52:44 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: giantsquid

I'm into it on the french side and I like it a lot. Congratulations for the idea and planning.
Coiler, you did Commonwealth collision, Kurile sunrise, Broken shield, Black Gold and what else?
Why the author is not cited in the DLC briefing and documentation?

Thanks

Francesco

Francesco, IIRC this is a list of all LIVE scenarios with authors (forum name)

01 Old Grudges Never Die - Gunner98
02 You BREXIT - You Fix it!/No BREXIT, no Problem! - Gunner98
03 Spratly Spat - mikmyk
04 Don of a new Era - Gunner98
05 The Korean missile crisis - Gunner98
06 Pole Positions - Gunner98
07 Black Gold Blitz - Coiler12
08 Commonwealth Collision - Coiler12
09 Kuril Sunrise - Coiler12
10 The King Of The Border - [BSM]Roby7979
11 Operation Broken Shield 300 - Sharana
12 Aegean in Flames - Defencegreece
13 Sahel Slugfest - Coiler12
14 ???


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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/20/2020 6:03:19 PM   
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Thank you so much.
I have all of them.
Don of a new era, You brexit, Korean missile crisis, Aegean in flames are too big for me. I get lost with so many units and I'm not hooked in the scenario.
Pole position was a real masterpiece in my opinion, but I liked Spratly Spat, Broken Shield, Commonwealth Collision and Sahel Slugfest a lot.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/20/2020 10:24:37 PM   
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Similarly, I prefer smaller scenarios, so my favorite LIVE scenarios are Pole Position, Spratly Spat, Old Grudges Never Die and Kuril Sunrise.

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RE: Command MO: Live - Sahel Slugfest is out - 10/27/2020 3:14:03 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: goldfinger35


quote:

ORIGINAL: magi

the escorts for the french carrier group seems unreal and minimal without asw platform and only 2 asw helicopters.... i also moved my ground forces back away from red sam coverage...



True.
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The only serving French carrier is the Charles de Gaulle, which also serves as the flagship of the Marine Nationale. The Carrier Battle Group (Groupe Aéronaval, GAN, in French) of the Force d'Action Navale is usually composed, in addition to the aircraft carrier, of:

a carrier air wing (Groupe Aérien Embarqué, GAE, in French), a complement composed of about 60 aircraft:
Rafale F3 (up to 30)
E-2C Hawkeye (2)
SA365 Dauphin (3) for RESCO and EC725 Caracal for CSAR (2)
one Rubis-class submarine
two anti-submarine destroyers (currently FREMM ASM or Georges Leygues class)
one or two anti-air destroyers (Horizon or Cassard class)
one stealth frigate in forward patrol (usually a La Fayette class)
one supply ship (currently a Durance-class tanker)


thank you... lovely group....

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