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Learn about institutional subscriptions. Table of contents 10 chapters Search within book Search. Front Matter Pages i-xiii. Esdaile Pages Resistance, Collaboration or Third Way? Back Matter Pages About this book In the Napoleonic period warfare ceased to be a matter for armies alone, but also became an affair of the people. So, at least, runs the usual claim. In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against the French armies and fell upon them without mercy.
From these insurrections we get the modern word 'guerrilla', but did armed civilians really play an important a role in the struggle? In this collection of essays a group of specialists on the Napoleonic epoch tease out the question, and arrive at some startling conclusions.
Back to top. Keywords Europe Napoleon Russia Spain. Buckaroo Babe While the game offers plenty of opportunity for the trigger-happy to relieve their tension, your quest also requires you to take note and act upon all that's going on around you. Hidden throughout the levels are navigational aids-bridges, rocks to climb, a monkey bar to cross-and transporters that require carrot power-ups to tunction. Meanwhile, your sis- ter, anxiously awaiting your arrival, leaves little parcels out for you, with clues or useful gifts to help you on your journey.
Sometimes, the box will contain one of several out- fits, each of which provides the wearer with a differ- ent protective power. The game maintains its tongue-in-cheek humor throughout, with the help of the smart-mouthed heroine, who throws out one-lin- ers and breaks off into hilarious song and dance routines every now and then. Wells and uses the music of Jeff Wayne's best-selling UK album of the same name. The Martians have landed in jolly olde England and must be stopped before they get off the island kingdom.
Although the novel was told strictly from the human perspective, the game allows players to assume the role of defense coordinator for the Human forces or offensive coordinator for the invading Martians. Play balance is more important than faithfulness to the script, and the result Isa fair amount of give and take across both the strategic map of the British Isles used for planning and the attrac- tive tactical maps where bat- tles actually take place.
The game is due in the summer of While the collection has a cou- ple of mediocre games The Dig, Afterufe , the rest of the games are well worth the price. With the recent release of Jedi Knight, the upcoming release of The Curse of Monkey Island, and the far-off Grim Fandango, it's lime to get re-acquainted with these classics. The analog throttle is on the back, and is a sideways slider— perfect lor the thumb of the hand holding the base of the stick.
The stick itself is symmetrical, which should suit southpaws well. There are four buttons but no hat. About the only downside is that the Gamestick is not programmable. Gamers can instead pay a S9,95 entry fee for each three-month season, which offers cash and prizes.
The entry fee will be waived for current TEN subscribers. The Software Pub- lishers Association SPA recently filed a lawsuit against two individuals alleging that they were uploading. The Web sites under question are www. More information on SPA's software piracy efforts can be found at www. And ice. And trees. And cliffs. And pain. Giant Slalom, Super G. All Around,.
Are you insane enough to answer? At the helm of a pirate ship, you must navigate through mazes of harbors, locks, and jetties. Your objective is to find ports, wreak havoc upon them, and raise the Jolly Roger-all in preparation for a show- down with the hated pirate Blowfieet. The levels are arranged as mazes made up of geographical features and obstacles.
Sailing is not smooth, however. Hindering you from pillaging ports are many obstacles, traps, and enemies- stationary flame-throwers, giant rotating buzz- saws, mobile cannon ships, and more. Defeating them requires a combination of accu- rate cannon-fire, swift navigation, and ingenuity. On top of that, ship fires, as well as the occa- sional alien abduction, can decimate your crew of hardy swabs.
One of the most impressive aspects of Shipwreckers! Taken from a top- down perspective, the 3D graphics consist of bright colors and humor- ous art. The whole artistic intent, in fact, seems to encourage players to focus their attention on the fun and exciting aspects of piracy.
The inno- vative design of Shipwreckers! You must help Mendel, an autonomous four-legged baby war machine don't ask escape from his evil masters by guiding him through a series of increasingly diliicult, Escher-iike 3D environments. One lalse move and he's dead. More importantly, gameplay in this public beta is a step beyond Quake. During firelights, the new adversaries will sometimes retreat under cover to hide, and several limes I was hosed by a sneaky cyborg in an area I thought I'd cleared out-always count bodlesi Second, the monsters in Quake II are more agile.
They dodge from side to side, stopping only to fire unerr- ingly. This made Ihem much harder to hit than in Quake, which adds realism. Instead, they executed full turns and took multiple steps to the left and right, even turn- ing around and marching away, more focused on dodging than attacking. Remember, though, that this is an early beta, and speed and gameplay may still improve. Negatives aside, the demo was over all too soon. The arsenal and abundant power-ups stack the odds in your favor, and, playing on nightmare difficulty, I completed the demo my second time through without having to restore a saved game though it was close.
You can download Quake II Test at www. Many gamers will have to reduce resolu- tion 2 or use a blur-inducing 30 card 3. Frustrated that society frowns upon exercising the psychotic side of your personality? Postal may give you the anti-social thrill you are looking for. Taking its name from the actions of real-life homicidal letter carri- ' ers. Postal offers the visceral satisfaction of ruthlessly murder- ing police, vigilantes, and innocent bystanders.
From an isometric per- spective, you navigate your enraged character through levels based on different locales in a small town, killing all "hostiles," While not provid- ing any real gameplay innovations, Postal's thrill comes from whom you kill, not how you kill them.
There are even priests who morph into gigantic werewolves. Gun Jam: bandits, 6 o'clock high! HiTech: i'm done — bingo ammo GunJam: run low — i'll cover you home HiTech: roger that — p51 closing fast! GunJam: pull left! GunJam: HiTech!?! All r ights reserved. Unlike Multi-Player BahleTech, its closest competi- tion, it offered no rich game universe, no group loyal- ties beyond color-based teams , and no persistent level of advancement.
The graphics were crude as were MPBT's compared to the boxed games of the time, and no one thought it was revolutionary. It was a good game, but join ongoing clans and participate in full-blown cam- paigns, conquering the cyberlandscape city by city. Obviously, there is a strategic side to the game- every city has an economic value and that economic value can be transformed into new weapons, cyber- pods, and supporting forces.
Fans of giant robot games will love the impressive variety of weapons available in CyberStrike 2. Mortars and cluster bombs will enable you to assault cyberpods who have retreated beyond your line ot sight. Detlective vYeapons will allow you to fire around corners. Tracking mis- siles will allow wealthy ClanLeaders to dispense with some enemies right oft the bat. Laying mines will enable you to create defensive GAME The 3D terrain in CyberStrike 2 allows the advantageous use of multiple weapon types without losing frame rate.
There are so many different tacti- shreds. Louis headquarters. Therein lies the rub, because I want a steering wheel that requires some forca Also, while the CH Wheel auto-centers, it has a very weak spring, so you can't just let go of the wheel and expect it to spin to center instant- ly. The foot pedals also have a light, almost insubstantial feel. Ail rights reserved. Forget limits. Forget small. Brace vourseif for the future of games. Forever changing. Populated by thousands. Real people. Real battles.
Real adventures. This is the great unknown. This is GameStorm. Everything else is just practice. Access is excited about the leap to DVD, believing it to be the best possible medi- um for their graphically heavy adventure games. Righl now, though, they are anxious to accommodate all users, until the full conver- sion to DVD occurs. The two of them wanted to include elements of film noir, along with gritty, compelling characters, in the game.
Both are quick to agree, though, that, first and foremost. Overseer is a game, not a movie Nonetheless, Access has managed to snag a Hollywood-caliber cast for Overseer, with Michael York fresh from his Austin Powers success heading up the list as a wheelchair-bound, billionaire recluse.
The first of three new Tex Murphy adventures. The story relates how Tex is hired by the beautiful Sylvia Linsky, his first client-later to become bis wife-to inves- tigate the apparent suicide of her father. Access has also revealed that a feature film of The Pandora Directive is in the works. Adrian Carr, who directed the last two Tex Murphy games, will also be directing the movie, so Access can rest assured that the character of Tex and the general atmosphere of the games will remain intact.
Carr promises that the movie will focus upon elements that were overlooked in the book and that it will have a different ending. Look out for updates on the movie and on the next too Tex Murphy games over the next few months. An alien invasion? You play an agent trainee working with two ex-agents, Multy and Scudder, to uncover an alien plot that uses the X-Files show to control the world.
It could have been bet- ter, Only for hard-core X-Philes. The new missions are well done, but perhaps not enough to justify the cost for solitary gamers, although this package is almost a must-have for Net gamers, given the new units and a cornucopia of new battlefields, includ- ing 25 giant-size maps. The Golf Pro will also feature an Innovative mouse control, Mousedrive, which Empire claims feels remarkably close to a real goif swing.
The Golf Pro will offer three major game-play types- stroke play, match play, and Stableford-all of which can be played multiplayer up to 32 pliers via network, modem, and Internet. Disney interactive recently made a decision to drop its OT Sports division, developers of the Mondw Night Football and Heroes of the Gridiron titles, Although two thirds of the OT Sports staff were laid off, General Manager Deborah Wiler confirmed that a skeleton crew has been retained to finish to Racing, which will be released in time tor the holiday season, and to provide support for MNF and GrioIron.
Last year, it was Fox's Independence Day. At least this game isn't just another piece ot FMV-filler-there's actually a game Intercut with comic-book style mon- tage scenes that tell the story. Gameplay Is similar to the classic Alone in the Dark or the recent Resident Evil, in that you control a character In the third-person perspective as you solve puzzles and engage in com- bat with a variety of enemies.
You move about in the game world, gradually learning about the MiB and about a global conspiracy that serves as the game's main plot. Whether or not the final game will be more memorable than staring Into the red light remains to be seen.
Quake id Software 13 1 3. Civilization U MicioProse 20 j 4. Duke Nukem 3D 20 1 8. Daggerfall Bethesda 10 ' 9. Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Microsoft 4 i 2. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Interplay i 4. Dark Reign Activision ' 5. Monopoly Multimedia Hasbro Interactive 5 A Discovery Channel release, Byzantine aims to educate as well as entertain, couching its lessons in geogra- phy, history, and more in a traditional adventure game focusing on a mystery- filled hunt for an ancient diadem in Istanbul.
While extensive tuil-motion video is good at capturing street life and landmarks, it feels as if the game is constantly interrupted by an average TV documentary. Lifeless acling, a limp plot, and an awkward and sluggish game engine further beleaguer this weti-inlentioned, but forgettable, efforl.
But with only one melee attack, halt a pocket- ful of spells, and a tiny menagerie of monsters, Mageslayer's limited gameplay quickly deteriorates into a dreary, repetitive exercise in carnage, despite the frequently hectic action. Traps and puzzles are similarly lacking originality, coughing up the same old crushing walls and moving platforms gamers have been dealing with for years.
All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. NOT TO mention a. HIS job. Bottom: Preparing for her return. Fly through the Seaplane and experience something you can't with any other most hazardous, realistic weather conditions, flight sim — land on water. Test your skills attempting to evade a pair of F'l6s that are trying to blast your butt out of restricted airspace.
Take off and land from any one of 48 different Bay Area airports. Pull mind-bending G's in your quicksilver P 51 -D Mustang. Play chicken with F-l 6 s. Get on the horn with Air Traffic Control as you pick your way through skies filled with aircraft. Because of what was perceived as a prohibitive Internet requirement, early expectations put sales at around 25, copies, but by this summer, after gauging vendor interest and pre- orders, the number had swelled to over , Just a few weeks before the release, though, we realized that we needed three server sets, which proved insufficient even in the first week.
Sure there are peo- ple bitching, but there are a lot more people having a great lime. We have to educate people that It will always be this way. Our altitude that everyone must be happy a! We want this to be a journey that we all take together. We thought about it very hard, and it was unanimous across the team that now was the time.
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Mana Link will allow players to hook up over the Internet on the official Magic the Gathering site, www. There, they can chat and challenge players to online duels. Duels of the Planeswalkers will be available by Christmas. Birth of the Federation allows you to take the reigns of five of Star Trek's premier races-Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Ferengi, and Cardassian-and take them from prewarp times to control of the galaxy.
First Contact is a late release, v;hile Klingon and Federation are slated for mid releases. The other movie license MicroProse has is Starship Troopers. The game currently on display at MicroProse is reminiscent of MechWarrior 2. Starship Troopers will feature small tactical control of squad- mates, as well as a deathmatch mode for over 20 players. The game is listed as a Spring reiease. Other games on show included Falcon 4. Most of these latter titles are all slated for spring , at the earliest.
So, while MicroProse has been quiet lately, the news is good lor strategy and sim fans, as fhe com- pany is hard at work on bringing back big names, such as Civ, Falcon, Magic, and Star Trek to the gam- ing community -Elliott Chin no longer 3D iron :s in READ. An explosion shot from a deep pot hiinkeri Yoit have the technology.
Seiioiis control. Serious golf. It feels perfect. And it looks perfect too. Plowing terrain, surveyed to the last inch. Pine textures down the rolling fairway to the contoured green. The hunkers raked, and 20, frames of animation put you in the correct stance even in the most awkward lie. Unique features. Uniquely realistic. Interplay, Interplay Logo, JyGamers. Fdr Gamer5. All rights resetved. All other copyrights and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
And not a moment too soon. While veteran gamers grow misty-eyed just thinking about the beloved original, a new generation of players is clueless to the whole phenomenon. POPULOUS Originally released in and since ported to 20 different formats, Populous sold more than three million copies worldwide and launched the career of then-fledgling British developer Bullfrog. The title also introduced a brand-new gaming genre: the god-sim. Its premise, both simple and ingeniously clever, cast players in the role of gods, nurturing a primitive race of mere mortals.
As gods, gamers could raise or lower land, and trigger earth- quakes, floods, and volcanoes, all with a single click of their mighty mouse. Lead by programming virtuoso Peter Molyneux, Bullfrog followed the success of Populous with PowerMonger, arguably the fore- runner of today's real-time multiplayer strategy games. It attempted to merge the best elements of the two previous titles. Despite strong sales, neither game captured the imaginative qualities of the original Populous.
In recent years. Bullfrog has emerged as one of the leaders in cutting-edge game design, with titles such as Syndicate, Magic Carpet, and Dungeon Keeper. Molyneux recently split with the company to form LionHead with Steve Jackson. Does this mean an end to the Bullfrog we know and love? Not hardly. Your alter ego on this mortal col! Upon entering the world, the Shaman creates a Reincarnation Site. This stone circle provides magi- cal powers and cannot be destroyed.
The race for world conquest has begun. Instead, you must channel spells through the Shaman, so she needs to be carefully maneuvered to within spell range and then guarded well. Blast for nuking all 1. Hypnotism, Ghost Army, and Angei of Death. Each speii costs a specific amount of Mana, the game's spiritu- ai currency, and you obtain Mana oniy by converting Wiidmen and keeping your peo- ple busy and happy. Shouid your Shaman die, she can be reborn Wiidmen aiso popuiale this world.
In their primitive state, they are simple pagans found roaming about the iandscape, drinking from streams and eating fruit from trees. Your first task is to send the Shaman into a trance. Whiie in this state, she converts Wiidmen into Braves-devoted foiiowers of your cause.
You can then use Braves to gather wood, construct houses, guard bases, and fight rival factions. You can also create special training facilities to turn Braves into new characters, including Disciples and Warriors. Discipies can be sent to mingle among enemy ranks and preach to their Braves, distracting them from their work and you hope converting them to your cause. Warriors behave iike Braves, but are much stronger in battle, Untii weapons technology evolves, all battles are fought hand-to-hand.
Another vital character class is the Super Warrior, who has the abiiity to hurl magical fireballs at the enemy. The most intriguing character, however, is the Infiltrator. Trained in the art of subversion, he can dis- guise himseif as a native of an enemy camp and spy inside the settlement.
To minimize enemy intru- sion, construct your buildings near impassabie terrain water, steep cliffs or behind man-made waiis. Much of the iand separating your tribe from others vehicles are at your dis- posal, you wiil delight in discovering the size and scope of the Populous game world. To expand beyond your borders and convert new tribes of Wiidmen, you need to cross the mountains, oceans, and rivers biocking you from the rest of the worid.
The battle begun with the best- selling Robert E. Lee: Civil War General continues with 40 authentic battles. WA When the enemy is completely wiped out or converted to your side, the Shaman enters a special portal, which transports her to another world to conquer.
Whereas the first two games in the series featured a three- quarter isometric view of flat terrain maps. Pop 3 otters full, spherical rotation of its 3D game world, spun along multiple axes. As players shift locations on the globe, mountains, valleys, oceans, and inlets unfold in 3D topographic glory, along a curved horizon line. Bullfrog used this same technique in Magic Carpet, but here the textures and colors are much more vibrant and-nearly-photorealistic.
A scanner in the bottom-left corner provides a quick overview of the planet. Although most of the game is played from slightly above ground level, you can also switch to god-view, which provides a fully playable global perspective. Gamers can use this view in the final version to plot long-range strategies, especially when equipped with boat or balloon travel. The At was designed to incorporate the same vari- ety of play strategies I found in human multi- j The Gods Must Be Vengeful B lame it on centuries of human misery, but the gods that created us— or vice versa — are not a happy lot.
Faced with the two-fisted powers of salvation and retribution, lowly humans must either go with the flow or be drowned in a flood of vengeance. Free-will simply will not be tolerated. Theology in a computer game? Believe what we believe or die. Convert to our way of life or die. Not much of a choice. Are gods, by their very nature, vengeful? Why do they create life, only to extenninate it?
Sounds outrageous, but think about it. Nearly all actlon- and strategy-oriented computer games involve violence and killing. We justify this, of course, by labeling the other side as evil. And the only way good can defeat evil is by scratching, clawing, or blasting evii to smithereens. Pop 3 simply devolves these actions down to their most primitive level.
Would anyone buy Pop 3 if the object of the game were to foster a harmonious civilization that worships you, the god- like player? Not bloody likely. No more than they would buy a dungeon exploration game without monsters to slay, or a space game without hostile aliens. As gods, we need mur- player games, in order to provide the utmost chal- lenge for solo gamers.
Those with faith are good guys. Pagans aie evil. At least that's the message here. Because of this. Populous: The Third Coming might be the ultimate reflectian of life, in all its pri- mal glory. Engage in hundreds of entertaining mini- quests that branch off from the main saga. Experience breathtaking bit.
Precision Killing. The original at least had a certain Twilight Zone quality to make up for its lapses in plot, its predictability, and its empty, sometimes barren, environment. Most MYSi-clones lack in atmosphere and basic coherency almost as much as they do in characters with which you might converse.
It was too nicely constructed, too gorgeous, and well.. Now, two years later. Presto seems ready to pull another rabbit out of its magic hat. Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time is bigger, more mysterious, and much more beautiful than any previous PC time-travel trip. And, irony of ironies, this well-traveled Journeyman will be released this time around by the pub- lisher of Myst itself. Red Orb. Could I possibly be forced to admit a fondness for two Myst clones?
Legacy of Time tries to position Itself squarely between the social com- mentary of H. As in Buried in Time, here you portray Temporal Agent Gage Blackwood, whose dash- ing, handsome brand of heroism fails to hide his ignorance of the majority of events from the previous game. The confused Gage is hardly to blame; after completing his mission. Gage was bralnwiped. This is, admittedly, a novel way to ensure that any Legacy gamer unfamiliar with Buried in Time will be on an even footing with veterans of the series.
Still, such treatment of heroes-especlally one who overcomes being framed, then manages to preserve the proper flow of history— can hardly give you confidence in this particular scl-fl future. But what can you do? He sneaks you into a hidden alcove, straps you into the top-secret Chameleon timesuit while he gives you a quick tour of the interface , and losses you into the temporai breach.
She leads you on a wild chase through the past, where you see the fabled cities of Atlantis, El Dorado, and Shangri-U. The problem is, all of these mythic lands have been destroyed. While he is, if anything, more annoying than in Buried in Time, Arthur is infoimative and a great source of hints. Plus, you can control the number of comments that he makes. Journeyman 3 still carries some traditional adventure-game baggage.
Here, you must repair the rope and get aboard the hot-air balloon above. As in any good sci-fi mystery, the questions begin to pile up. What news could be so terrible that Agent 3 would turn herself in to share it? Who was that mysterious man fleeing the destruction of Atlantis? Were those truly spaceships belonging to your alien allies, the Cyrollans, that you saw firing on the temples at Shangri-La? Since the beta is almost totally com- plete, I could give you all the answers.
But that would be even more cruel than causing Atlantis to once again sink beneath the waves, because Journeyman 3 looks to be one of the true sleepers of this year. What a true Legacy oe Time that would be. Virgin Is a registered trademark ot Virgin Enterprises. CA 92S Although the program had lots going for it, many gamers wrote it oft because ot its outdated look. Al pilots who are flying energy fighters will examine the energy- state differential between their planes and yours.
While the free-for-all battle arenas will still be available, there will be ongoing historical campaigns as well. The mission editor will support branches for outstanding vicloiy, success, partial victory, and fail- ure, so that a campaign can take a variety of turns depending on the performance of each side. These missions will be much lite those in the solo cam- paign, but with humans fiying each plana The boxed version of Air Warrior III should be available in January The online-only version is slated to go into beta-testing in late November and should be available as a free download, with free play during the beta period, at www.
In the past, most Air Warrior online play involved pilots flying for three imaginary countries in a constant battle for territo- ry. Turn-fighters, of course, will take advantage of their maneuverability. In addition to the new graphics and better Al, the boxed version wil! Many of the new missions will lake place in the Pacific theater, an area neglected in the first release.
Or hecome extinct. As Agent 5, Gage Blackwood, you're on a race to save mankind. Only by assuming the identities of those around you can you hope to unravel the ancient mystery which lies before you. All righls reserved. Preducls lirpordium. Prnducts Corporaiion. Flavor is responsible for innlinb!?
That Is. Entff the world of Myth: The Fallen Lords, a three-dimensional landscape of blood-soaked hills and carnage-filled valleys. Where the iindead lurk in ambush under bridges, behind trees, submerged in swamps. Where your weary troops can see their haggard fates reflected in the water they wade through.
Where lightning blasts men into cinders, and explosions shake and scorch the ground. Where you view the horrors of war from any angle, cruising over the battlefield in teal time. Batllt your way through rithly delaM deserts, rainy swamps,. Myth's 3d engine brings to life explosions that that the landscape and send limhs flying across the battlefield trailing gore.
Weather changes dramatically, ciimhing hills puts you at a Play multiplayer games like capture the flag and king of the hill over the Internet through hungie. When [the team] started Falcon 3. But what could you really do on a ? A lot has happened since that time.
With all that under the bridge, many gamers became concerned that Falcon 4. And even if it did, they feared that it might either be outdated or just a mess. After spending some quality time with a late-devel- opment version of the game. Leon Rosenshein, who developed F simu- lation technology for Ihe U. The beginnings were Ihere in Falcon 3. But that inte- gration was via add-ons; this time the team want- ed to design the sim from the ground up fo fully realize the electronic battlefield.
It wasn't the same 30 missions over and over again. The dynamics of the campaign kept changing. We knew we had to do that again, and we had to do that better. We started with the assumption that there will be a real war in Ihe background-fuil-blown strategy covering the whole theater, and you're a part of that. At any given poinl the tanks could anywhere, and your mission could change in the middle.
They had to say, 'Okay, this is what we can do. But the com- petition in those days would be considered arcade today. This j,:. Falcon team has to stand up to much more seri- ous challengers. Although Falcon 4. The team is very concerned with making the cockpit experience as accurate as possible. Even Gilman Louie, who founded the company when it was known as Spectrum HoioByte, can provide some expert input, since Bonanni took him for a ride in the back seat of an FD.
The detail and push tor authenticity in the Falcon 4. The way Leon has it, if he detects a target, he puts it in a slot. The beam has to hit a target a certain amount of times before it will actually display the target, just like In the airplane. What it gives you is a really good, accurate radar. So somebody else is doing it. Rally your routed troops around a genend for quicker recovery'.
Entrench with a Double Battle Line formation. Attack frohiitlie trees to protect your brigke. Ciiange tactics with die click of a mouse. Mtineuver the troops of the North pr the South in a stunning, three-dimensional battlescape. Immerse yourself in the most addicdve real-time experience ever, with complete multiplayer support and thousands of possible campaign outcomes.
Wliich army will you command? Keep your general close by to improve morale. Bolster your line with these reinforcements. Take the high ground for tactical advantage. Decimate opposing lines with rifled cannon. MIG MO I— The sim's Tactical Reference module-the section that allows you to examine aircraft, ships, tanks, and so on and read about their real-life capabilities-also allows you to listen to the RWR frequencies given off by those craft.
Each sound is unique, so with some study time you should be able to get pretty good at identifying the sources. Again, for more casual gamers, you can have plane types pop up right on the HUD. Take Maverick air-to-ground missiles, for example.
Both infrared and TV Mavericks are modeled, with three deliv- ery modes: preplanned, boresight, and slave. Preplanned mode takes your Maverick and ground-sfabilizes it at each steer point. As you reach the IP initial point of attack and make a run toward the target, the Maverick will automati- cally slave to that target. If you look down at the multifunction display, you should see the target and be able to quickly lock it in. Slave mode simply follows your radar lock, while boresight lets you manually target the missile.
The missile performance is realistically modeled. You should find similar realism in the perfor- mance and targeting of laser- guided bombs and HARM antiradiation missiles. The HUD has as much detail as an unclassi- fied simulation can. This reflects the lime until the missile goes active. Once the next product in the-,.
Both rear- and all-aspect Sidewinders are available. Even the bullets in the game have been updated to the latest specifications. Your F is loaded with the new PGU bullet, which has a new aerodynamic shape that holds its speed better. This makes it lethal up to about a mile at a degree or greater aspect ratio to the target, or about 4,, feet, when fired from the target's stern. Each weapon is evaluated against about 10 different target types, from soft- skinned troops running around on the ground to hardened, fixed sites.
Different weapons have different effects on each type of target. Mission Critical So now you have this authentic model ofamultimillion-dollar weapons system. What are you going to do with it? In Instant Action mode, you start in the air and the basic goal is to blow up everything in sight. Two modes are available.
Fighter Sweep and Moving Mud, and you can choose from five skill levels. The Dogfight mode pits up to four groups of four fighters against each other. These can be human-piloted Fs or computer-piloted fighters of a number of types. You can choose Furball mode, in which the pilot with the most kills wins, or Match Play. This mode is ideal for dogfight ladders, as you can play, say, the best three out of five. Although a number of missions are included, this mode is likely to get the most use, as a result of ifs powerful mission editor, which lets gamers create their own missions by setting down ground and air targets, defenses, way- points-you name it.
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These tradeoffs and others make for an interesting set of systems. We saw a lot more variation in both performance and "flt-and-finish. Others required a little tweaking okay, in a couple of cases, a lot of tweaking to get working. Having invented the large-scale direct-sales model, Dell has refined and polished its business to a shiny I Lately, Dell has even been outselling longtime mar- ket leader Compaq in cer- tain market segments.
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The XPS system proved to be a very polished per- former, well-balanced in many respects. Graphics benchmark all ranked close to the top in both the 3D and 2D arenas. The hard-drive bench- mark was the fastest real metric in the roundup you have to discount the Solid Computer benchmark due to the bus- mastering EIDE driver anomaly.
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The Falcon is a fine box to be sure, but its core components-CPU and graphics architecture-may need to swapped sooner than those from other competi- tors in his roundup. Direct3D game test results were, again, respectable-though not the fastest of the lot.
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On the morning of the battle on the northern flank, Cossack patrols saw that the ground in front of them was clear of the enemy and a plan to flank the French and attack the French rear was put into action. The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history? The shallow fords do not stop movement.
Saber and cavalry rolls have no effect. Tactician Cards FAQs. Submit a file. Remember Me. Log in. Total plays 91 - Last reported by Mark-McG on Posts in discussion: Borodino - Village of Borodino 5 September LARS replied the topic: 1 year 4 months ago. Grouchy eliminated the threat to the French left.
Subsequently Eugene attacked the right. The town, garrisoned by elite troops was avoided until the end was in sight. French win Infantry units not in square have the option to declare a Bayonet Charge on their battle turn which increases their firepower by one, however die rolls of 6 cause self-inflicted hits. Russian units defending in redoubt areas have double defense requiring the French to inflict 2 hits to cause one step loss.
All of the above rules try to impart some feel of Napoleonic tactical combat in a game that is largely grand tactical in scope. Although imperfect, it does encourage use of combined arms and conveys some feel for lower-level Napoleonic tactics. It works smoothly in a system that is generally unfettered by minutiae.
Therefore, as a Napoleonic Grognard, I happily accept this design for effect rather than bemoan its minor deficiencies. If the attacker does not clear the area by round four of combat he must retreat rather than fire. Defending units get Pursuit Fire. Units fire normally except that pursuing cavalry add 1 to their firepower rating and Cossacks add 2. If a unit is forced to retreat into an over stack area it loses one step and must retreat to another legal area that is not over stacked or else face elimination.
The victor of the battle may Regroup his remaining units by moving them into any adjacent areas that are friendly or vacant. A Regroup move may not start a new battle or reinforce an existing one. Battle limits apply to units moving via Regroup.
The final phase of a turn, after all battles are resolved, is the Supply phase. Each player gets supply points from on-map supply centers they control. Unless the supply centers are enemy occupied, the French get 3 and the Russians get 4. These points can be used to add steps to a unit that is on or adjacent to a road that can trace back to a friendly supply source uninterrupted by enemy occupied areas.
Decisions in the supply phase can be crucial to determining the outcome of the battle. If your headquarters are not resupplied, they will quickly lose the ability to activate after a few game turns, subjecting their un-commanded units to Straggler Rolls when they wish to move. Therefore, players must decide what the most decisive areas of the battlefield are and allocate their supply points accordingly.
Moreover, both armies must protect their supply lines, as failure to do so will rapidly result in a depleted, inactive army! Victory points are accrued for holding redoubts and destroying enemy units. At the end of the last game turn of the scenario, the higher victory point total wins with the Russians winning ties. The redoubts are worth 2 victory points to the French and 1 to the Russians.
Eliminated French units are worth 2 victory points to the Russians, while the French only receive 1 victory point for each eliminated Russian unit. However, headquarters, particularly the French and Napoleon himself, are worth quite a lot more, as are eliminated units of the French Imperial Guard and the Russian Guard.
In general, players must decide on a specific plan with all activations focused on achieving their objectives. Battles should not be fought if they do not further the objective, as combat tends to be bloody and rarely are there enough supply points to replace losses. The Russians in particular, must use terrain to their advantage. The battlefield is crossed by significant water barriers so it is extremely important to hold bridges to hinder any French advance.
Defensively, woods and swamps can ameliorate losses to enemy bombardments and attacks. In particular, the Russian army, unit for unit, has lower combat strengths and is more brittle. Therefore, players must become intimately familiar with how terrain affects stacking, bombardment and battles to minimize losses. Artillery bombardment from adjacent areas should be used to soften up enemy held areas before you launch an attack.
Remember that the attacker must clear the area by round three of combat or he is forced to retreat. If you can begin the process of eliminating the enemy with bombardment, it will make it easier for you to succeed in the subsequent combat. Additionally, weakening enemy units before allowing them to fire will reduce your potential losses.
Use the combat firing sequence to your advantage. Artillery units firing first allows you to weaken enemy units before they fire thereby reducing potential friendly losses. Likewise, cavalry can inflict losses on enemy infantry before those units get to fire. Although attacking or defending with all cavalry may seem appealing, infantry units can simply form square, making opposing cavalry ineffective.
However, infantry may be loath to form square and present a massed target if enemy artillery is present. Cavalry is particularly useful during pursuit fire when an attacker must retreat because he has not cleared the area. Therefore, proper utilization of combined arms is of utmost importance.
The French have the burden of attack and start the first turn with the initiative. There are three possible routes of advance. Each has its own advantages and challenges, which is what makes this game so fascinating. The advantages to this approach are that it avoids trying to tackle the Russian redoubts while attacking through relatively clear terrain.
Unfortunately, this attack can stall when trying to cross the Kolocha River. It also tends to stretch the French Army, while the Russians are able to use their central position to quickly shift reinforcements northward. The French player must be careful not to stretch his lines to the point that a Russian counterattack launched from the vicinity of Borodino breaks his lines.
The key to this approach is adequate support from Ney and Murat and a diversionary effort further south. The central approach is the one chosen by Napoleon. He feared that anything short of a direct attack might allow the Russians to retreat and fight another day. Simply put, this central attack is a slugfest as the French are attacking directly into the teeth of the main Russian forces that are firmly ensconced in the redoubts. There has been much talk online of a strategy whereby the French simply use adjacent powerful artillery to bombard the Great Redoubt until it becomes untenable for Russian forces to survive there.
Once captured, the French sit on the defensive forcing the Russians to counterattack. While this may be a viable strategy, we have found it does not assure a French victory. Russian counterattacks in other areas, although difficult, can cause enough French losses to balance the two victory points for capture of the redoubt.
The Russians can also utilize several adjacent areas to bombard and counterattack the French once the redoubt has fallen essentially reversing the French tactic. As eliminated French units are worth twice as much as Russian units, the victory point advantage will go to the Russians.
The problem is that although the French have somewhat higher quality units, the Russians have very defensible terrain and are more numerous. They can also replace their losses more quickly because of their higher resupply rate. This strategy is a real nail biter and needs expert handling of your troops with a dash of good luck to succeed. Nevertheless, it is quite fun to try. The southern approach is my least favorite, although this was the one that was championed by Marshall Davout.
He urged Napoleon to flank the Russians rather than try to beat them in a set piece frontal assault. The southern approach is problematical however. The terrain is very difficult with numerous areas containing swamps, woods and water obstacles. The terrain only gets denser as the French advance. Also, the French have their weakest units deployed in the south, so any attempt at a southern push would require several turns of marching centrally located units to the southern line of advance.
Once again, this strategy tends to stretch the French line and allows the Russians to quickly reinforce any threatened sectors utilizing their central position. I have found that this strategy requires patience on the part of the French to allow it to develop. It can be successful as long as French forces pressure the Russians in other areas along the line.
A combination of a North and South approach is possible whereby Eugene, Ney and Murat assault along the northern axis and Poniatowski gets support from Junot and the Imperial Guard to tackle the southern approach. Davout will be left alone in the center, but usually has sufficient strength and quality to hold against anything but a determined Russian attack. The Russian player must not sit back idly waiting for the French to attack. Remember that eliminated French units give you twice as many victory points as eliminated Russian units.
Although your army is of slightly lesser quality, it is more numerous and is fighting in terrain of its own choosing. The defense of the redoubts is extremely important as it is likely to tie up a tremendous amount of French combat strength. Therefore, these should be defended until they become untenable. If the French player attempts a northern approach, the Russians can marshal units of the 2nd and 4th Corps to counterattack at the base of their northern pincer.
This may cut them off from supply, allowing the French units to be ground down and eliminated. If the French attack comes in the south, use 3rd Corps to screen and delay. Retreat to Utitski Kurgan to make your initial stand and then draw the French back into the swampy terrain further east. Make the best possible use of terrain and draw the French forward. Try to collect a counterattack force in the area of Semyomovskaya Heights that can threaten the left flank of the French advance. In general, the Russians must make use of terrain and their central position to shift forces between threatened battle sectors.
They should never give up the opportunity to eliminate a French unit or cut French units off from their supply. Out of supply units cannot be augmented in the supply phase, so they are more susceptible to being attrited and eliminated. I must say that I quite enjoyed playing Borodino The game is a grand tactical puzzle that requires a well-conceived battle plan prior to commencement of the French onslaught.
No matter which approach the French choose, the game will most assuredly be tense! I like games that make you think. Borodino forces constant decision-making about how to commit your forces, which headquarters to activate, what areas of the battlefield require resupply, how aggressive the attack or the defense should be and in what manner to properly coordinate the use of the various combat arms to their maximum effect.
Although Napoleonic small unit tactics are not simulated in great detail, the nuances of the combat firing sequence along with decisions regarding pinning enemy units, flanking forces, defensive reserves, bayonet charges, forming square and sheltering units provide quite a bit of Napoleonic flavor.
Best of all, this is achieved with a mere 10 pages of rules utilizing a tried-and-true battle system that is greatly enhanced by its use of blocks to simulate the fog-of-war. If you are a Napoleonic fan and want to be able to fight a large Napoleonic battle in a single evening, this is the game for you! Columbia Games has done a fantastic job with Borodino and I hope they continue to utilize this system for other iconic Napoleonic battles. Hats off to Tom Dagliesh and Carl Willner for producing such an excellent game.
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March 7, Harvey Mossman Borodino Leave a comment. I have one minor quibble with this combat system, which has been adopted from many other Columbia Games designs. However, good Napoleonic battle tactics often required the use of combined arms in a different sequence. Quite often the battle would open with a long-range bombardment of the enemy position followed by an infantry attack to force the opposing units to deploy in a formation that was tactically vulnerable to another supporting arm such as cavalry or massed artillery.
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