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Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....



It's 1989, and the Soviets are attacking - in the way of their push is a small unit of American troops, lead by everyones (least)favourate croctapus.


It's Flashpoint Campaigns Soveit Storm time .
This is a game with several interesting quirks - its hex based (which is always good) but its we go with a command and control delay - so when I give orders, there is a lag time between that and my next order.

What makes this interesting is that this lag time changes depending on a lot of factors - how many runners I'm using, how much electronic warfare is going on, and generally how beaten up my men are. this can mean that one side can get two orders in in the time the other gets one, allowing them to better respond to the enemy actions.

This is modern warfare, so expect lots of guided missiles and artillery - and maybe the odd tactical nuke!

Here is video 1, in which I go over the overview and set my troops up - tomorrow's video will see the start of combat!

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glynnenstein
Feb 18, 2014



Yessssss. This is such an underrated game.

Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....



Episode 2 and the fighting starts - my infantry in the town come under immediate attack from enemy tanks!

Gideon020
Apr 23, 2011


I wonder, if you do launch a tac-nuke, is that a game over?

Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....

Gideon020 posted:

I wonder, if you do launch a tac-nuke, is that a game over?

No, but it does subtract from your points score!

Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....



The Soviet assault gathers pace, and the men in the city are taking losses! can I hold out and continue to give as good as I get?

Gideon020
Apr 23, 2011


Grey Hunter posted:

No, but it does subtract from your points score!

Ah, reasonable. You have basically the panic-bomb option, but at the cost of a score penalty.

Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....



Two more videos, and I kinda need those reinforcements. Like. now.

Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....



The bodies and wreaked tanks are really starting to pile up now!

Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....

Part 7 - My tanks are starting to take losses now!

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Grey Hunter
Oct 17, 2007

Nice planet you have there.

It would be a shame if someone forgot they had a planet destroyer wouldn't it.....

Part 8 - Reinforcements begin to arrive!



Part 9 - The soviet advance begins to slow!



Part 10 - And stalls! time for my boys to push back!



Part 11 - The tanks keep advancing, and Soviet Losses are mounting once more!

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