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Two early 1990s exercise books give examples of fictional air and naval forces that aren’t simply the most advanced enemies possible. The countries are in the British Generic Enemy-ROWEN and American Light OPFOR manuals. The GENFORCE ROWEN air force has a sample order of battle attached, and it consists of: Three fighter/ground attack wings, each […]
Last August, I started a specific review blog called Fuldapocalypse Fiction that was originally meant to review just World War III books (think Hackett, Red Storm Rising, Team Yankee, etc…) Now it’s grown to encompass all sorts of cheap thrillers-and grown to a hundred posts. I made a special reflection post to celebrate.
Most of the time in decisive naval battles, both in real life and Command, the winner wins in a lopsided manner, with very few losses. The frequently deterministic nature of it means that once force is concentrated, the result is very clear. However, playing the still-excellent First Contact standalone scenarios included with Command, and remembering […]
Having started the Fuldapocalypse Review Blog and being a natural reader, I’ve consumed a lot of books this year. Many have been technothrillers published in the period following the USSR’s fall and Gulf War. With the strongest foe lost, there was a big flailing around for opponents. Besides the traditional and still most credible Russians […]
A lot of aircraft paint schemes are in either the “dull but practical” or “deliberately showy” category. Then you have one of my personal favorites, used briefly by Moldova for MiG-29s. This Fulcrum, in the process of being shipped to the US as part of a purchase deal, has a very green color scheme. A […]
From page 313/chapter 10-19 in the Heavy OPFOR Operational Art handbook, a look at a strike package in a concise, illustrated way. This sample package features 20 MiG-27s supported by ten MiG-23s, six MiG-29s, and eight Yak-28PPs. The latter have a particularly unenviable job, specialist aircraft like themselves are always in low supply and very […]
I want to start by( slightly belatedly) mentioning Command’s “fifth birthday”. It’s amazing both how far it’s come and how good it was even back then. As I’ve mentioned before, what made me fall in love with Command was its ability to simulate the most obscure and unlikely conflicts. Simulating the American or Russian Air […]