Snarks

  • Hey guys!

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted up here. In that time, I’ve been prepping Skirmish Line for its Steam Early Access release. I’ll leave the current public beta build available for anyone who wants to try the game, but please be aware that it is no longer supported. In other words, there will be missing features and bugs! That said, I…[Read more]

  • Some more bugs:

    The Sherman’s turret will still keep moving and aiming even after the tank has been destroyed. It will not shoot however.

    There are definitely ghost machine guns that cannot be targeted but will continue to fire at your troops.

    The new German half-track’s machine gunner seems invulnerable.

    Lastly, I had another crash/freeze…[Read more]

  • Just got through another round without any crashes. I got awarded another Kyoto Ribbon though. It’s exactly the same thing except the ribbon is lighter gray with green stripes instead of darker gray with red stripes. Both ribbons are in my profile.

  • I haven’t been able to test extensively, but the game has been running smoothly at all stages. I did noticed that none of my progress saved after the crash (even though I had halted the day before for the Scout challenge).

  • Hey Urb, remember when you were talking about the game crashing because of giblets, back on Discord? My flash crashed when a machine gun position was hit by a Sherman’s main gun. I think the crash might be related to either the gun exploding or the man manning the gun exploding.

  • The Offizier will provide an accuracy and morale bonus to nearby troops. Under his presence, German troops will be much less likely to retreat or fallback. Of course, this will also mean letting the Germans be affected by morale as well (just as US troops do currently). In addition to his lugar sidearm, the Offizier has a powerful binocular, with…[Read more]

  • IIRC, none of the ribbons currently work.

  • Snarks posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Neato. I’ve only played CMBN and CMFI. Haven’t tried out the 3.0 upgrade myself though. Used to play it via a PBM system with a friend. It’s probably the most realistic WW2 strategy game. I’d also personally recommend the original Company of Heroes for a more casual but still competitive experience.

  • Snarks posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    As far as I know, all of Urb’s games are made with Flash.

  • In Skirmish Line, I used the following method for the machine gunner (although technically this property applies to other units as well):

    Soldier A picks a target, B, and fires one bullet. Soldier B makes a suppression check. All other soldiers within X distance, let’s call them Soldiers C*, also make a suppression check as well, although with a…[Read more]

  • I would say at +5 days ahead of schedule, there’s not much you can do, except pray you get lucky. I like to rush for marksman, since they seem to be the most combat efficient troop at the first promotion. On the other hand, if you lose enough times, it’ll get easy enough for you to recover and advance multiple days.

  • Don’t talk into bushes. If it’s a hedgerow, blow it up with explosives.

  • Formation-wise, I like to order my troops by their portrait order before advancing. This helps me keep track of my soldier since the first soldier (1 key) is always on the far left and so on.

    As for surviving the initial onslaught, it’s a bit of luck, and you just have to accept that there will be casualties. Your first few promotions should be…[Read more]

  • I believe so. I usually try to give weapons to soldiers who already have a max level weapon.

  • Snarks replied to the topic Games in the forum General Forum 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    @lance Domina does have optional fighter controls, but it’s hack and slash type gameplay, which I’m not sure how appealing it would be to you.

    And if you’re interested in a modern setting counter insurgency game, Afghanistan 11 came out a few months ago, from the same creator as Vietnam 65. By now, they should have fixed a lot of the issues from…[Read more]

  • Snarks replied to the topic Games in the forum General Forum 3 months ago

    Domina is a fantastic indie gladiator game on Steam. It’s also got an amazing soundtrack.

    For Aliens fans or Warhammer 40k Space Hulk fans, I highly recommend Space Beasts Terror Fright (SBTF). It is an extremely difficult, unforgiving, and intense FPS with rogue-like elements.

  • 0.23e

    Not exactly sure if this is a bug or a feature, but a detracked M3 Stuart tank will teleport to the next map when advancing. Since you can’t seem to fix the tracks, it makes the Officer’s level 3 ability useless as you cannot call on a new tank for the map. I assume this can be fixed by blowing up the tank and then advancing to the next map…[Read more]

  • There doesn’t seem to be a reason to use strafing runs or bombing runs once you unlock artillery strikes. Perhaps change the cooldown timer from each option, so that it takes longer to recharge when using an artillery strike but faster when just calling a strafing run.

    Alternatively, they can all be on their own cooldown timers but with increased…[Read more]

  • Snarks replied to the topic Mud and Blood 3 Suggestions in the forum Suggestions 3 months ago

    There doesn’t seem to be a reason to use strafing runs or bombing runs once you unlock artillery strikes. Perhaps change the cooldown timer from each option, so that it takes longer to recharge when using an artillery strike but faster when just calling a strafing run.

    Alternatively, they can all be on their own cooldown timers but with increased…[Read more]

  • Snarks posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Mouse over Play URB Games. Look for MnB3 or MnB3 (fullscreen). Click and enjoy!

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