Grogheads AAR - Combat Mission Black Sea!

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Jarhead0331

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al_infierno

Great stuff!  Thanks for posting.  I liked the bit of tactical analysis at the end, which a lot of AARs overlook.  Agreed that "short and nasty" is where Combat Mission excels.

Also, I wasn't expecting to learn so much recent history from a Combat Mission AAR.   :hide:
A War of a Madman's Making - a text-based war planning and political survival RPG

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao

Jarhead0331

Quote from: al_infierno on January 23, 2021, 12:12:20 AM

Also, I wasn't expecting to learn so much recent history from a Combat Mission AAR.   :hide:

Thanks, al. I like including historical coverage and references with all my AARs...check out these in case you missed them.

JTS Battles of North Africa 1941 - Crete
https://grogheads.com/featured-posts/19826

Operational Art of War IV - Grenada
https://grogheads.com/aars/20237
Grogheads Uber Alles
Semper Grog
"No beast is more alpha than JH." Gusington, 10/23/18


al_infierno

^ Hell yeah!  I just played that TOAW Grenada scenario recently so that'll be right up my alley.   O0
A War of a Madman's Making - a text-based war planning and political survival RPG

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao

Yskonyn

Nice AAR, JH!
Enjoyed reading that.

Especially liked the way you did the intro. It must have been quite a lot of work.
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Jarhead0331

Quote from: Yskonyn on January 23, 2021, 07:38:34 AM
Nice AAR, JH!
Enjoyed reading that.

Especially liked the way you did the intro. It must have been quite a lot of work.

Thanks, Ysk. Yes, I try to put a lot of effort into my AARs.
Grogheads Uber Alles
Semper Grog
"No beast is more alpha than JH." Gusington, 10/23/18


Jarhead0331

Just came across this series in my youtube feed.

Grogheads Uber Alles
Semper Grog
"No beast is more alpha than JH." Gusington, 10/23/18


Gusington

^Some great companion viewing there, thanks for posting it.
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