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Subject: How does it play as DRV player? rss

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R Larsen
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Hi all,

Having recently 'discovered' this game, and looking to aquire it, I was wondering about the assymetric system it presents.

It would seem that it is really exciting, with planning, attack and a lot of stuff to do as the US player, and with little options, with stationary units, and very few MiGs for the DRV player. In short, far less exciting as the DRV player.

How does this feel during play? What options do the DRV player have that can really make a difference during play?

Thanks a bunch in advance for any help.
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Cory C
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A lot of the DRV fun goes into messing with the US during play using their dummies/real flights, and trying to capitalize on that.

They also have to decide when to light up hidden AAA weapons to cause optimal damage, and plan sneaky integrated defense setups. If you don't like playing defense then try the US.

While the US gets more aircraft, everything on a bombing mission is pretty constrained in how it moves and what it attacks. In a way both sides are somewhat stuck to a plan.
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Thanks Cory. Yeah, seems there is no way around going for a try on this game.

 
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