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Harpoon for Dummies

In response to ongoing pleas for player assistance, a Harpoon for Dummies channel has opened on YouTube to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience. These series of video tutorials will continue to be written as needed and as requested. Many thanks to Ian Bowes (a.k.a. Spelk), amongst others, for speaking up and specifically requesting such videos be made and for the kind assistance he provided in reviewing them.

Presently, videos are available to demonstrate:

1) Installation procedures for the PlayersDB and scenarios
2) Basic game functions through a comprehensive tutorial for H3
3) Thorough use of the scenario editor for H3
4) Thorough use of the scenario editor for ANW
5) A complete sample scenario session

Folks who have never played a Harpoon scenario can watch the complete Sierra Strike: The 1st Team scenario run from beginning to end:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonked?feature=mhee#p/c/92B10E53A32BC1B6/0/MqDFDZZ0r-k

Harpoon3.6.3 users can get the Complete PlayersDB Harpoon 3.6.3 Library
Harpoon ANW users can get the Complete PlayersDB Harpoon ANW Library
Harpoon HUE users can get the Complete PlayersDB Harpoon HUE Library
 

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Harpoon for Dummies

In response to ongoing pleas for player assistance, a tutorial video for the Harpoon Classic Commanders' Edition has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

Folks who have never played a Harpoon scenario can watch the complete Alpha Strike: Dragon's Jaw bridge scenario run from beginning to end:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonked?feature=mhee#p/c/AA752F9D65440DD3/0/CHDrlQRWCgQ
 

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Harpoon for Dummies

In response to ongoing pleas for player assistance, additional videos for the Harpoon3 Tutorial have been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

Eight additional Lessons have been added to H3 Tutorial to show the basic procedure for the creation and use of Missions in the game.

Lesson 21 Missions Overview
Lesson 22 Transit Missions
Lesson 23 Ferry Mission
Lesson 24 Air Intercept Mission
Lesson 25 Strike Missions
Lesson 26 Plotted Strike Missions
Lesson 27 Area Missions
Lesson 28 Reconnaissance Missions

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonked?feature=mhee#p/c/F87F7C1369BCF8A5/0/M70t0oCavlw
 

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In direct response to yet another user request,

ORIGINAL: coldstayr

Could you post a scenario play-through where you use the "missions" feature of the game? I noticed that you haven't used that feature in? any of your scenario tutorials yet (except for the tutorial of course). Thanks.
another video After-Action Report for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete Guardian scenario run from beginning to end:

[video=youtube;A2MNV9nk-_4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2MNV9nk-_4[/video]​
 

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In direct response to yet another user request,

ORIGINAL: MartinB

Of course the next request has to be that some of you pros running the Guardian by hand and show us how it is done.
another video After-Action Report for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete Guardian [under Human Intelligence] scenario run from beginning to end:


[video=youtube;8hKxOhU4XHE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hKxOhU4XHE[/video]​
 

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In direct response to yet another user request,

ORIGINAL: CaptPiluso

I find very difficult to play this scen from USA side, only 4 F-15´s a pair of Orions and a DDG are quickly attacked and burned by lots of planes that seem to come from coastal Venezuela air bases.
I set the DDG to Puerto La Cruz and launch a P3 and then F-15´s to attack enemy planes flying near my ship,but they are quickly shot down.
Any ideas ??
an additional video After-Action Report for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete Dine and Dash scenario run from beginning to end:

[video=youtube;3gtBxzmwTZo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gtBxzmwTZo[/video]​
 

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Another video for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete Dawn Patrol scenario run from beginning to end:

[video=youtube;94yo7OymEPw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94yo7OymEPw[/video]​
 

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In direct response to yet another user request,

ORIGINAL: GorduzBackstabber

Question about the AI: How come the are so generous with their emitting radar? This becomes especially clear in the dawn patrol scenario where it seems almost to easy(note seems, im not saying it is..). If they have link you would expect only one of the contacts to radiate and just link the information over to the others.
another video After-Action Report for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete Dawn Patrol (USSR) [MP] scenario run from beginning to end:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonked?feature=mhee#p/c/F11C2550A25370AA/4/eXxzkzlvhaA

[video=youtube;eXxzkzlvhaA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXxzkzlvhaA[/video]​
 
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In further response to a question posed by GorduzBackstabber, another video After-Action Report for Dawn Patrol (NATO) [MP] between HermanH and MartinB has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to show how a human player might approach EmCon in the same tactical situation from the other side.

You can watch the complete Dawn Patrol (NATO) [MP] scenario:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonked?feature=mhee#p/c/F11C2550A25370AA/5/5v5U8FZoJA0

[video=youtube;5v5U8FZoJA0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v5U8FZoJA0[/video]​
 

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In further response to GorduzBackstabber,

ORIGINAL: GorduzBackstabber

"I like the MP battles :)

I actually served on a Hauk-class Missile boat"
another video After-Action Report for Dawn Patrol round II (NATO) [MP] between MartinB and HermanH has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel. MartinB and HermanH have switched sides and both made video recordings of the battle. Viewers can watch both sides of the same battle and see what the respective commanders were thinking at the same point in time during the action. This is MartinB's matching video from the opposing NATO side viewpoint.

You can watch the complete Dawn Patrol round II (NATO) [MP] scenario:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonked?feature=mhee#p/c/7E951380A4C68ACF/4/vaUlV2Bwyvo

For your convenience, both AARs have been arranged side-by-side so that they can be run in unison to see what is happening on both sides throughout the scenario.

[video=youtube;vaUlV2Bwyvo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaUlV2Bwyvo[/video] [video=youtube;N9m0-BjpI7M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9m0-BjpI7M[/video]
 
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Glad that they are of use to you. Just let us know if there are any other subjects you might like to see covered by the tutorials.

Interested in a game of ANW, sometime?
 

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Another video for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete Caribbean Clash scenario run from beginning to end:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonked?feature=mhee#p/c/2D052791527D5CBE/0/u6QiAi9LR-4

This is [probably] the first 6-sided MP game ever to be played in ANW.

[video=youtube;u6QiAi9LR-4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6QiAi9LR-4[/video]​
 
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In direct response to Dale H,

ORIGINAL: Dale H

It was mentioned that Weapons Tight can be checked (or should be checked) but it really doesn't work. Is this true?
a video explaining "Weapons Tight and how it works" has been added the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch Weapons Tight and how it works:

[video=youtube;-coUcnekUoM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-coUcnekUoM[/video]​
 
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Another video After-Action Report for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete Lone Wolf scenario:

[video=youtube;U1S0RR1LBFo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1S0RR1LBFo[/video]​
 
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