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Old July 28th, 2022, 08:59 PM

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Beer Just rebooted this game and wow!

I have been playing the boardgame MBT by GMT PBEM style using VASSAL and while I like it, it is getting a bit much doing everything manual. I have had this game for a while but didn't play it much. I decided this time I would actually read the release notes and wow! Much has changed! So I read the rules and played 2 battle scenarios based on Scenario 1 and 2 from MBT. Had a great time, the fog of war is just great and how the units interact with enemy units is great to watch. The AI let an APC get within 2 hexes before it started shooting. My Dragon team nailed it though the next turn. I had a T-72 get hit numerous times for NE. However, it turned and fled which was a mistake. Getting shot at from guys in woods you can't see, enemy tanks nailing my guys on the first shot, but then my guys started hitting on the first shot and I actually held the field but taking too many losses. The huge advantage is that I played these out in maybe 90 minutes. I especially like the opportunity fire updates that are available. I need to explore that more closely especially if I play against real people.

I did have one question, is it possible to click on a hex and check LOS from it? I know I can do it if I have someone there but not just an empty hex or an enemy occupied hex.
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One the major benefits I see is switching Nationalities. The Canadian units deployed to West Germany have an interesting organization. It's a simple matter to click their flag and off you go. I also like being able to select the units purchased for both sides. Not so great for fog of war in that regard but knowing that the AI will be playing with a realistic organization is worth it and not that unrealistic. And who doesn't like playing with British tanks?!?
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Played a Soviet advance against the Canadians in 1987 using the German countryside map. Great fun, fought them to a draw but took heavy losses. I swear one Soviet T-55 could not miss, sheesh. For me, the Delay mission is the hardest, how long do you hang in there and when do you retreat. Great challenge. I can see a campaign game making the game even more realistic. Watching the Soviets chase down my crews was tough to watch, if we were playing a campaign, I would have to fight to keep those guys alive and get them off the map. Many historical battles happen that way for one reason or another.

Now I am off to see how the British do against the rampaging Soviets.
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