Following our interview on the Armchair General site, here is a is a new batch of screenshots from the recent builds of Red Pill. Some of these shots were used in the interview article; others were left on the cutting floor (hence the captions). Click on the images for full-size.
Raptors on the prowl: A pair of F-22 fighters are using stealth, speed and their highly-sensitive passive ESM sensors to detect, triangulate and silently attack a fighter screen composed of Su-30MKIs.
Global Reach: The destroyer Mahan demonstrates how, while still in the open Indian Ocean, it can strike at any of a large number of important Iranian military facilities with its Tomahawk cruise missiles (red range-ring).
Busy day: Overview of air operations at Bushehr airbase. Most aircraft are in their shelters/hangars, while some are busy taking off, landing or moving between the main runways and the parking facilities. The "Unit Info" displays a summary of the available facilities in the base.
Sharks of steel: The Volk, an improved Akula-class submarine, has entered the Tyrrhenian Sea and is setting up for attack (with tracking help from a prowling Il-38) on an Italian formation centered on the carrier Garibaldi. Based on the weapons available, the first attack will probably be a pair of heavy wake-homing torpedoes, followed by two wire-guided ones.
"Vampire, Vampire!": An Aegis cruiser lets loose with her SM-2 anti-air missiles to engage an incoming swarm of heavy anti-ship missiles launched by a Backfire squadron. A Perry-class frigate (southernmost ship) belatedly
joins the fray.
Taking a beating: The USS Stethem is being bombarded by relentless gunfire from the destroyer Shimakaze. Although the majority of the impacting rounds are airburst, thus posing no immediate threat to hull integrity, they
nevertheless are playing havoc with the Stethem’s exposed weapon & sensor systems. The damage status window depicts this clearly enough: The Stethem is effectively out of the fight.
The Armchair General website hosts an interview with one of the Red Pill developers:
If you think Red Pill is a simulation game of the pharmaceutical market, think again. Red Pill is the working title of a highly detailed wargame of air/naval operations that is being developed by Warfare Sims. Imagine a cross between Harpoon and the Modern Air Power series and you are close.
Read the full interview here.