Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at MicroProse’s ‘Second Front’


I am, as you know, a World War II buff. I’ve been one since I was a boy of six living in Bogota, Colombia, and in those 54 years, my interest in the topic has not diminished. I still buy an occasional book or documentary about the war, and I’m always learning new things aboutContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at MicroProse’s ‘Second Front’”

Old Gamers Never Die: Mastering the Mobile Defense Skirmish in ‘Regiments’*


* On Easy difficulty level A nation’s ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability. – Frank Whittle I’m getting good at playing the Mobile Defense variant of skirmishes on Regiments. Before I watched Amazon Women on the Moon last night, I decided to play a 30-minute-long session of Regiments,Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Mastering the Mobile Defense Skirmish in ‘Regiments’*”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion of Mobile Defense Skirmishes in ‘Regiments’


“Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War About Regiments If you’re a regular reader of this space, you will doubtlessly recall that gaming is one of theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion of Mobile Defense Skirmishes in ‘Regiments’”

Old Gamers Never Die: Starting 2023’s Gaming with the Updated ‘Regiments’ in Mobile Defense Mode


Old Gamers Never Die: Tackling the ‘Mobile Defense’ Skirmish in Regiments If you’re a regular visitor to A Certain Point of View, Too, you may remember that late last summer – in the last weeks of August – I purchased Regiments, a real-time tactical game depicting conventional combat in an alternate version of 1989 inContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Starting 2023’s Gaming with the Updated ‘Regiments’ in Mobile Defense Mode”

Old Gamers Never Die: Meeting Engagements in ‘Regiments’ are a Tough Challenge for This Armchair Tactician


Adrift in the Fog of War Last night, for the first time since I bought Regiments in mid-August, I tried another of the three types of Skirmish single battles in the recent Cold War-turns-hot real-time tactical simulation created by Bird’s Eye Games and published by MicroProse. In addition to Attack (the type of mission I’veContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Meeting Engagements in ‘Regiments’ are a Tough Challenge for This Armchair Tactician”

Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Better at Playing the ‘Attack’ Skirmish Mission in ‘Regiments’


“In case of doubt, attack.” – Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. USA I’m getting better at playing Regiments. I’m not yet as good a commander of armored forces as George Patton, one of America’s best-known generals from the World War II era and the namesake of the U.S, Army’s Patton series of main battle tanks.Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Better at Playing the ‘Attack’ Skirmish Mission in ‘Regiments’”

Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges


Regiments: The Battle for a ‘Hot’ Zone Last night, after trying – and failing – to choose a movie or TV show to watch, I decided to play Regiments again. Once more I selected the Skirmish titled Raw Power, which depicts a fictional 1989 battle near what looks like a nuclear plant in what wasContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges”

Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Regiments’ – More Lessons Learned from the Battles of Grasleben in Skirmish Mode


Regiments – More Lessons Learned in the Battles for Grasleben “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War At ease, ladies and gentlemen. Please take your seats; the briefing will start in a moment. IContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Regiments’ – More Lessons Learned from the Battles of Grasleben in Skirmish Mode”

Old Gamers Never Die: My First Total Victory in ‘Regiments’ (Oh, and This is Blog Post #1,000!)


V-Day in Grasleben! “The fight isn’t over until you win.” ― Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin Last night, while refighting the Battle of Grasleben for – I think – the 10th time since I purchased Regiments (Bird’s Eye Games/MicroProse, 2022) on August 16, I earned my first Total Victory as the Blue force (American) commander againstContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: My First Total Victory in ‘Regiments’ (Oh, and This is Blog Post #1,000!)”

Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Regiments’ – Lessons from the Battles of Grasleben: There is NO Shame in Tactical Retreats!


Lessons Learned from the Battles of Grasleben: There’s No Shame in Retreating “Retreat? Hell, we just got here!” – Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from playing Regiments’ Grasleben Attack scenario multiple times is that even though the objective of the mission is to capture and successfully defend asContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Regiments’ – Lessons from the Battles of Grasleben: There is NO Shame in Tactical Retreats!”