Monthly Archives: February 2015

Modeling Political Influence in Command

Political restrictions and influences have always played a part in war, and several Command scenarios have taken this into account. To what degree political difficulties should be implemented depends greatly on the context on the scenario. The tools a scenario designer can use include: geographic restrictions, point penalties, indirect political effects and the briefing. Geographic […]

Lua in Play – Using Lua to Implement Scenario Functionality

Lua provides a vast number of new possibilities for scenario creators, letting you automate tasks. Today we’re going to discuss how you can use Lua in a real scenario, using my upcoming Operation Fei Lian as an example. We’ll discuss how to integrate Lua into your scenario development workflow, and also how to implement solutions to […]

Command 1.07 Release Candidate

Command 1.07’s first release candidate has been released! Matrix thread. MAJOR NEW FEATURES =============================== * Weapon Release Authorization (WRA). See here: * Mission Editor 2.0 . See here: * Scenario Attachments (aka auto-bundling). See here: USER INTERFACE IMPROVEMENTS ================================ Updated functionality ———————- – Ignore plotted course when attacking: moved to doctrine – […]

Lua as a Force Multiplier

  Integrated in Command version 1.06,  the Lua scripting language is a new “Event Action” type in the Scenario Editor’s established Event Engine allowing for altering elements of the running scenario. Baloogan, Tomcat and ckfinite have produced an excellent documentation explaining how to use Lua in Command scenarios. What I want to share with you here is my non-advanced user experience of […]

Air Power in Civil Wars

There have been many good reasons why air-to-air combat remains the near-exclusive domain of nation-states. Even the earliest and/or simplest aircraft require trained pilots and ground crews that are not exactly in the greatest supply, and to use them requires a complex supply chain. Because of this difficulty, the one proven route to the deployment […]

A-10 and the Future of US Close Air Support

The A-10 is a program that the USAF loves to try and cancel, and recently there was a big push for it. Chopping entire fleets of aircraft saves an awful lot of money, and they needed the crews to help with the F-35A entry into service. However, the A-10 is a much loved airplane, and […]

Baloogan Campaign Chat (BCC) back online!

Baloogan Campaign Chat has returned! Sorry about the downtime.