Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations [Steam] £18.66 @ Fanatical (Bundlestars)
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Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations [Steam] £18.66 @ Fanatical (Bundlestars)

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Found 12th Nov
EDIT: Extra 10% off with code FANATICAL10 bring cost to £18.66

Thanks jdraper for the code.

If you know what this is then this is a great deal, since I've never seen it cheaper and Matrix/Slitherine niche titles are usually expensive.

Link to the main product page:

matrixgames.com/pro…ion

This is not a conventional game. This is a command simulation military wargame. There are no fancy 3D models or explosion graphics. Think of this more as playing with military symbols on Google Earth with radar and weapon ranges projected over the symbols. Clicking on the symbols, whether they be aircraft, ships or missiles will display their data and allow you to set missions, scramble aircraft, set engagement rules etc. A third party mod will add (copyrighted) 2D pictures for most common items so you can see what the it looks like in the real world.

The learning curve is pretty steep. I'd recommend watching Baloogan's youtube videos to learn the game more easily, although you can play through the tutorials a few times while reading the included instructions and learn it easily enough.

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I don't know what it is, but you sound like you do! voted hot for the discount % alone!

Never heard of this before. Sounds very interesting.

Best price I think it's ever been. Voted hot

Indeed sounds interesting but if I buy it, all my spare time will disappear.

Late nights, no jobs around the house done - upset wife.

Read reviews - they mentioned that this is essentially an updated version of Harpoon.

Ah well bought it and with an extra 10% discount code - voted hot.

£60.99 on steam. So def a very good deal.

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Ian201429 m ago

Indeed sounds interesting but if I buy it, all my spare time will …Indeed sounds interesting but if I buy it, all my spare time will disappear.Late nights, no jobs around the house done - upset wife.Read reviews - they mentioned that this is essentially an updated version of Harpoon.Ah well bought it and with an extra 10% discount code - voted hot.



Essentially it is an updated Harpoon that receives frequent updates.

I should have added that this is a Steam key.

If you want to waste even more of your time then google adding custom overlays to missions. You can use Google maps (or Bing etc) using Gmap to get highly detailed views of land targets, terrain etc. A highly detailed view of say an airfield at a high zoom level so you can view buildings, airfields, control towers, etc over a lower zoom level view of the surrounding terrain (valley hugging and terrain masking routes for strike aircraft) adds a greater level of immersion in mission planning.

Great deal and thanks for posting as I was eyeing this up at £60 just 2 days ago.

Extra 10% off with code FANATICAL10 bring cost to £18.66

Niche game but well worth it.

"Essentially it is an updated Harpoon that receives frequent updates."

For those old enough to remember Harpoon

Apparently this is even HARDER than Harpoon, with a steep learning curve.

I was a huge Harpoon fan, had every version from the original Amiga v1.0 to the last buggy PC v6.3.xxxx; but the complexity of this worries me, as do some of the rather big omissions from Harpoon that make this game overly onerous; like lack of group windows etc

On the other hand, the price is fantastic, as mentioned, the normal price for this is over £60, so heat just for that.

yeh this game is painful to learn.

It needs an 'arcade' mode. something simple where you only need say a maths and physics degree to play it.
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