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Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/20/2008 3:44:05 AM   
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Just wondering... it's an old PC game but had a lot of really nice (albeit hard coded) events and stuff. Great diplomacy ideas on how to influence countries too.

If the engine could be tweaked to allow any number of "events" that the player could decide on it would be great, and somewhat similar to HOI2 mods. However, these might be implemented in an official patch otehrwise PBEM might be a bit crazy.

I'm really liking the progress I see here in various ideas and tweaks.

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/20/2008 5:21:56 AM   
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HC had some nice ideas in it, but with a very weak AI. I always preferred Clash of Steel and I think that R2V captures a lot of what COS offered and I think that with updates, it can finally be a true COS update. It just seems to me that the developers of R2V started out making a COS "clone" (update, that would run on Windows) and then about 3/4 of the way through the project either opted to change direction to make it uniquely their own, or perhaps they felt the need to quickly sew up what they had while leaving the rest in a state of incompleteness. No knock on commrade, doomtrader and others involved; I just think it's no big secret that some things could stand some improving upon here and a tip of the hat to them for listening to our requests and trying to implement what most of us want.

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/20/2008 5:36:11 AM   
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Yep, HC's AI was weak, but their production and diplomacy was really good for the time this game came out (in 1992). Even after 16 years of games, this one is still a pretty good one to play.

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/20/2008 6:04:23 AM   
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Yeah HC's AI was weak... As far as I recall... The interface was very smooth for the time was one of the few ETO's aside from Third Reich in the 90s.. I really liked it. Bad that you couldn't PBEM

I do not recall the Political system, but perhaps I neglected it altogether


Strategic Command 1 was a lot like HC and Third Reich in my opinion, and with full IP capability. CEAW was next but I couldn't get it to work on my PC.. SC2 is too much of hybrid to compare to these types of games....and now you have this, in the genre of Hexagon, or old fashion ETO/Strategic/Smaller Tactical WW2 games... I am watching this with some concern! Not sure it

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/20/2008 1:33:37 PM   
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HC, blek!
CoS, that was good.  I actually still have it.
SC2, CEAW, nice design, layout, But I hate naval systems like that.  If you ever played (board game) World in Flames that has the best naval system as a balance for this scale I have ever seen.  (board game) ETO-PTO had all the ships individually, DDs, CAs, CVEs, DEs, on a smaller scale but it was an el-destructo fest in the ocean.  Their naval combat system was long tedious and irraticating.  In 3 months a whole navy could be wiped out.  As for PC games SC2 is my choise even though CEAW looks better if I play the PC.  Heads up probably CEAW.  I think SC2 is more flexible and you can better individualize units without much hassle.  CEAW has oil and manpower.

My god I think I just rambled on.

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/21/2008 12:04:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: GJK
... or perhaps they felt the need to quickly sew up what they had while leaving the rest in a state of incompleteness.


This is what kept me from buying it - now that the patch is out I'll see what the old-timers have to say about it and will probably jump in after the weekend - the omens are good on this one

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/21/2008 1:16:02 PM   
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My favorite part was the chrome... The National Anthems when you declared war on an oponent. I know it sounds trite but things like that help sell the game for me.

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/21/2008 10:17:03 PM   
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Clash of Steel was an excellent game.  For any interested in game design, I have always found the following analysis of CoS to be quite insightful.

http://www.grognard.com/info1/steel.pdf

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RE: Has anyone here ever played High Command? - 8/21/2008 10:51:20 PM   
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Sure I played it to death - or rather to the stupid AI death, that let the RN sits in Southern England to get killed by my Luftwaffe !
But at that time it was a hell of a wargame still...
Like some other ppl here, I eventually preferred CoS which was more of a challenge, and quite faster to play.
Nowadays we still have Schwerpunkt games that are visually reminiscent of HC ...

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