My video game thing is telling me I last played arma3 in 2017. I remember it being pretty cool and pretty "realistic" as far as combat goes but yeah, I didn't survive very long. I have never been good at first person shooters.Would anyone be interested in trying ARMA 3 sometime? I’ll actually step up and give everyone a crash course in individual and fire team movement techniques so MAYBE you all won’t die right away.
I play old strategy games a couple times a year, usually Imperial Glory and Railroad tycoon2 which I'm sure is considered sad by both people who like and dislike videogaming. I have been reading up on the civil war lately and found a really good documentary on Sherman the other day. I thought, there's gotta be a video game that gets into detailed battles, right? Sure enough, there's one called ultimate general: civil war. Definitely looking forward to wasting a few hours on reliving Bull Run, Chancellorville, Antietam and Gettysburg when I have time. Jocko Willink has some really good podcasts reading and analyzing books about battles. I think my latest history kick was started by listening to his podcast about B.H. Liddell Hart.
I used to live near Antietam and would go to the 4th of July celebration there so it would be awesome to recreate that battle virtually sometime.
I also like the youtube channel Upper Echelon. I think it's because it's a guy who made his own career doing something he loves doing and just diving headfirst into it. He does comment on how wokeness is affecting that space too.