Those of you who have been wandering through these virtual pages for a few years now, may remember a game I mentioned back at the end of 2012: Eternal Battle. Still in the works, and now even more grand and complex in its remit.
One of the periods I’ve been trialling it in is modern, or ultramodern conflicts, such as the war in Afghanistan. Asymmetric warfare is always a good testbed for rules.
My question is this: what movies can you think of which portray modern combat well? EB isn’t based on movies (mostly I use discussions with veterans, first-hand accounts, training manuals, and suchlike), but watching them is a fun way to get in the right frame of mind. And it’s a good excuse too… I’m watching war films for work, dear 🙂
There are lots of military movies about, but most are way too Hollywood for what I’m after. Fun sometimes (I watched World War Z last night), but not right. Interestingly, the film that servicemen most often tell me accurately captures modern small unit tactics (and which I found cited on an official Armed Services page the other day) is Heat, which isn’t a military film at all.
So what would you recommend? Something from Hollywood after all? Non-English language offerings? I miss most of those, I’m sure. Must be some great stuff I know nothing about.