Fade2Gray wrote:What on earth is so unattractive about mirror matches?
You'd know if you saw what I see in a mirror
teslars wrote:And I don't recall a training exercise where tanks blow up with their crew inside, bombers level the crap out of everything and soldiers dying left and right.
Happens all the time. The marshal type blokes wander through the simulated battlefield saying "You're dead, you're dead, you're dead" as everyone fires blanks and screams at each other. Then they're 'dead' or their tank is 'dead'. It's reported up to command as 'that unit is dead' and you, playing as the commander, see them 'die'.
Heck, if you're playing an internecine battle at the battalion level it's entirely possible that what you're actually doing in your imaginary command bunker is pushing little paper chits around a map and rolling dice. Which is pretty much what the game is, and if you zoom out you can see the other maps on the table. The whole thing is actually just Kreigspiel with a graphics update.