Dear Matrix delevopers this is the second thread that i am going to open in this forum,at first allow me to thank you for all the great games that you provide to publish,this is something that people who loves history like me and many are very grateful to you.
actually i didn`t see such a good tactical/strategical game like this since napoleon 1813.
i also apoligize to you if my english is not perfect but i`ll try my best and i hope that you will understand what i`m trying to tell you in this thread.
as an old matrix player i enjoy your games,especially the crown of glory series and forge of freedom.
especially about the new CoG i have some questions for you.
1 Forge of Freedom is about 3 years older than the new Crown of Glory,so i hoped with this new CoG you could bring some features from the amazing FoF but unfortunatelly i didn`t have the pleasure to see them,for example,why in forge of freedom we have such detailed divisions,each one of them with his own original brigade and flag,but this was not implemented in CoG EE,i also can`t understand why you decided to bring the `brigade` level detail in CoG only in the tactical battle and not also in the strategical one,now i can understand that CoG is based on events that came about 50-60 years before the american civil war,and i am awared that there are less historical information about the composition of each singular brigade,but in my personal opinion if you search well you can find the detailed composition of each corp of army,division,brigade,regiment and even battalion from the napoleonic era,the books of david chandler and even the ofsprey books provides the knowledge to re-contruct dettailed armies,at least for the main nations like france,austria,prussia,russia and england.
2 About the tactical detailed battle,why you didn`t add the graphical features of forge of freedom and the informations that where provided in the battle? i think it was really nice the idea that you had that we could read under each bridade in red from wich division they belonged,in fact FoF could be even more tactical than CoG,becouse if i divided the brigades in battle i could even simulate a battle in a regimental scale.
another thing that i liked from FoF was how nice where the units recreated in the tactical battle who gave he sense to lead a real army instead the line of dots in CoG.
was this something hard to do?
3 About the generals,i was amazed of how detailed was the database for the commanders of each side in FoF,again i can understand that certanly there are less informations about the generals from the napoleonic era compared to the american civil war,but for sure i think you could add something like 40/50 generals for each major faction,and i mean not like now with their name written only in the divisions,but like in FoF that you could deploy them in each division.
please don`t take this thread like a critic,i really like this game,actually i love both games FoF anf CoG,and i think you did a wonderful job with the new incarnation of CoG,and so far this is in my opinion the best napoleonic game that we can play in a tactical/strategical way.
< Message edited by Marshal_Ney -- 5/26/2009 11:57:10 AM >