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Mgellis

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  1. The beta version for the newest release of Command:MANO is here! Lots of new features, including EMP effects for nuclear weapons! http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3923060
  2. Version 1.08 of Command has been released... http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3897234&mpage=1&key=&#3897509
  3. Just on the off chance people didn't know about this, there is a facebook group for Command... https://www.facebook.com/groups/400225503448206/ It usually has a couple of new posts every day or so, people sharing news and/or humorous links, asking and answering questions, posting pictures of aircraft and ships, etc. Please join if you are interested!
  4. There is a new update to the scenario pack. There are now 235 available scenarios for Command. http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=1876 Many of these were written for the newest release of Command, v. 1.06, so be sure to update the game if you have not done so already. http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3762756 Enjoy!
  5. I truly enjoyed the years I spent designing scenarios for Harpoon, both HC and H3, but I've migrated to Command, and it's a game that keeps getting better and better. And there's an entire community of scenario designers writing new scenarios right and left--just in the first year, we're already close to two hundred released scenarios! Version 1.05 of Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations has been released! It includes lots of updates and new features and its two databases (for its integrated scenario editor) each come with thousands of ships, planes, subs, facilities, etc. It's the wargame of the year! Enjoy! http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3705003
  6. I truly enjoyed the years I spent designing scenarios for Harpoon, both HC and H3, but I've migrated to Command, and it's a game that keeps getting better and better. And there's an entire community of scenario designers writing new scenarios right and left--just in the first year, we're already close to two hundred released scenarios! Version 1.05 of Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations has been released! It includes lots of updates and new features and its two databases (for its integrated scenario editor) each come with thousands of ships, planes, subs, facilities, etc. It's the wargame of the year! Enjoy! http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3705003
  7. Version 1.05 of Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations has been released! It includes lots of updates and new features and its two databases (for its integrated scenario editor) each come with thousands of ships, planes, subs, facilities, etc. It's the wargame of the year! Enjoy! http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3705003
  8. Version 1.04 of Command has been released... http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3653233 Enjoy!
  9. New scenarios released for Command... http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=1876 http://wiki.baloogancampaign.com/index.php/ScenarioListing According to Baloogan, there are now 158 released scenarios! Hooray!
  10. A new release of the Community Scenario Pack is available. See... http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=1876 http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3587065 ...for details and download. Some scenarios use the newest released update to the game and the databases, Build 521, so be sure to download that, too. For details, see http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3601435 There are now 140 released scenarios available for Command. Enjoy!
  11. A quick update...the newest build for Command (517) has been released with some terrific new features (see http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3596652 for details). And the Community Scenario Pack has been updated with several new scenarios (see http://www.warfaresims.com/?page_id=1876 for details). The total number of scenarios for Command is now about 120...about 10-20 new scenarios are being written for Command every month.
  12. According to... http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3521588 ...and... http://grogheads.com/?p=3604 ... Command has been voted the Grogheads digital wargame of the year and digital game of the year. Congratulations to the Command development team on their outstanding work!
  13. Just a quick update... I'm spending most of my gaming time on Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations these days. Harpoon is a terrific game, and I will probably come back to Harpoon and the HUD-4 every now and then, but at the moment I'm busy exploring the many possibilities of Command. It's a terrific game and I recommend people try it out. For more information on Command, you can look here... http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=1154 http://www.matrixgames.com/products/483/details/Command:.Modern.Air.Naval.Operations
  14. Just to get the conversation started... What is your favorite scenario for Command so far? Why? What makes it a great scenario?
  15. I would like to recommend the addition of a new sub-forum for Command - Modern Air/Naval Operations. The game is very similar to Harpoon in many ways, but it is an entirely new game with many differences. Anyway, just a thought. Thanks!
  16. Command is great. The game plays beautifully. The scenario editor offers a tremendous number of options—the two databases, one for 1946-1979 and the other for 1980-2020, are outstanding. The game does have a bit of a learning curve, but it’s no worse than Harpoon and a lot of it is just that Command does some things differently than Harpoon does. Once you get used to it (and it does not take all that long—I’ve had the game a grand total of one week) it seems perfectly natural. If you can master Harpoon, you can master Command. One nice thing about Command is how much control you have over the amount of information you get. If you want, you can get data blocks on every unit on the screen, or you can switch it (using the Map commands) and only get data for one selected unit.
  17. Just posted my 30th Harpoon scenario of the year... For this one, I tried something different. This is actually a trio of scenarios, following the Japanese destroyer Haruyuki (DD 128) through one fateful week in 2015, as she is suddenly thrust into the center of a conflict between Japan and North Korea. Since the events take place over the course of only a few days, the Haruyuki and the submarine assisting her, the Wakashio (SS 587) are not able to resupply, and so they will have fewer and fewer weapons as the scenarios progess. This was accomplished by using the logistics editing options in H3 ANW. http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?/files/file/841-the-haruyuki-saga-2015/
  18. My 29th scenario of 2013... This Cold War scenario assumes the Soviets have stealthily moved a couple of submarines into Hudson Bay. Canada considers this intolerable and acts to remove this threat. I think this one turned out quite well. It might work well as a scenario for people getting used to Harpoon ANW because it is a straightforward search-and-destroy mission and you only have a few ships and aircraft to control. The only drawback, and this is often the case with an ASW scenario, is that there can be a lot of waiting while you search. There is at least one twist, however, that might show up and surprise you. http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?/files/file/839-gray-hermit-1984/
  19. Just posted my 28th scenario of 2013... In the near future, tensions have increased between the Netherlands and Venezuela. The Netherlands sends a small task force to Aruba to "show the flag," and hopefully discourage Venezuela from any aggression, and to gather intelligence. But things may not go as smoothly as planned... (This is another scenario that I think shows how good Harpoon ANW and the HUD-4 are at modeling small battles where both sides only have a dozen or so units. It is not too hard to win, but you have to pay attention to what is going on because it is easy for trouble to sneak up on you.)... http://harpgamer.com...id-sentry-2018/
  20. My 27th scenario of 2013... In the near future, France must help its ally Gabon in a conflict against Angola. It must help protect a Gabonese air base from attack and destroy an Angolan air base and Angolan SAM facilities in Cabinda. http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?/files/file/834-black-rooster-2018/
  21. Just posted my 26th Harpoon ANW scenario of 2013... In the near future, a small American task force must take on a drug cartel operating out of Costa Rica. (This might be a good scenario for people getting used to Harpoon ANW...it is not hard to win as long as you are careful and don't take unnecessary risks. It is, I think, a good example of how Harpoon ANW does well with small scenarios and in modeling low intensity conflicts; I also had fun mapping out part of the Western coast of Costa Rica using online resources to identify where beach resorts, etc. were located). http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?/files/file/831-coast-bronco-2015/
  22. The newest version of the HUD-4 database (v 1.2, July 26 2013 version) is now available for download. Some new platforms have been added. Enjoy! http://harpgamer.com...e/780-hud4-v12/
  23. My 25th scenario of the year! This scenario assumes that the brief war that took place between Egypt and Libya in 1977 has continued and that Italy has tried to broker a peace between these two nations. However, when Egypt begins preparing for a new offensive in 1980, Italy decides that further aggression against Libya is unacceptable and decides to intercept an Egyptian convoy carrying vital supplies to the occupied port of Tubruk... http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?/files/file/830-crocodile-snare-1980/
  24. Just posted "Baltic Squeeze (1980)", my 24th scenario of the year... A nice, basic Cold War scenario, set in 1980, in which West German forces must ambush a Soviet convoy headed for East Germany. It's one of those scenarios where, if you are careful, it is not too hard to win, but if you are not careful, it is very easy to lose. http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?/files/file/829-baltic-squeeze-1980/
  25. My 23rd scenario of the year... This scenario assumes that, in 1971, the United Kingdom tried to enforce an arms embargo on South Yemen, which it believed was creating instability in the region. The Soviet Union, an ally of South Yemen, refuses to recognize the embargo and has sent several merchants, some carrying weapons, to South Yemen; with them are several Soviet warships. Can the United Kingdom enforce the embargo, boarding and seizing those ships carrying contraband? This scenario was an attempt to demonstrate the flexibility of the HUD-4. Officially, the HUD-4 covers approximately 1980 to 2015; however, many platforms in the HUD-4 were active earlier in history. As one can see, it is not difficult to create scenarios set in the early 1970s using the HUD-4. In fact, the HMS Lion, for which this scenario is named, and which is in the database (because the Tiger-class cruisers were not completely retired until the 1980s), does not even appear in the HUD-4's official time frame, having been decommissioned in 1972 (and then cannibalized for parts for her sister ships). It seemed only fair, however, to give her a chance to play Harpoon, too. http://harpgamer.com/harpforum/index.php?/files/file/828-lions-last-roar-1971/
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