It combines futuristic sci-fi weaponry like mechs with modern-day combat units like tanks and infantry squads. The action is like Combat Mission, where you issue commands and then watch the results play out in real time.
Brace Yourself Games is publishing the title this year and showing it at the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 , the big game trade show this week in Los Angeles. The combat units have the benefit of sophisticated artificial intelligence. This can predict what the enemy units are going to do.
If you slide the timeline forward, you can see what those enemies will do and when they are likely to fire. That helps you plan countermeasures and make more intelligent moves.
This kind of predictive combat technology helps the Phantom Brigade survive, despite being outnumbered and outgunned. Above: Phantom Brigade is a clever turn-based tactical role-playing game with predictive analysis. The developers showed me how the fighting works in an assault on a small town.
The art looks realistic, with a kind of cartoon layer. You play the blue team with a squad of mech units. A red enemy force comes close to the town and takes out one of your mechs, but not before it sends a warning. Well-crafted cinematics convey a sense of urgency and story. A second mech comes to help with a shield.
But you only have two mechs to face off against enemy infantry, tanks and mechs. Then you can ambush the lead enemy mech, positioning your mech to fire at a place where the mech is expected to be.
When you are done, you end the turn and the combat scene plays out. Then I had to hide from the tanks that were arriving from another direction. I fired at them from a good vantage point and sent them into retreat.
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David R. His war was not in Vietnam; it was a secret one in the skies of a neighboring country almost unknown in America, attacking the Ho Chi Minh Trail that fed soldiers and supplies from North Vietnam into the South.
It works in an unrealistic way. After a Mach 1. However, major legal obstacles were encountered when individuals made efforts to acquire non-demiled demiled combat jets are not flight-worthy US-built combat jets in America or from abroad. The vehicle is fitted with height-adjustable suspension and 35in 90cm tires and can cross waters up to 3ft deep. Often, ground forces simply used barrage fire—large groups firing rifles and other sidearms into the sky simultaneously. Though not strictly solid state, the airframe was stuffed with state of the art: Westinghouse radar, Raytheon missile fire control, advanced navigation systems, and an analog air-data computer.
Stateside he learned the art of flying the F-4, but in combat, the bomb-loaded fighter handled differently, targets shot back, and people suffered. Inert training ordnance was replaced by lethal weapons. In the air, a routine day mission turned into an unexpected duel with a deadly adversary.