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What the F? - 8/10/2010 10:32:13 PM   
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OK. I used foul language to get you to look. Here's the deal--a lot of war gamers are posting complaints on this forum about this product BEFORE THEY HAVE PLAYED THROUGH A CAMPAIGN. I finished the North Africa campaign and am hooked. Here's the 411--the details they keep whining about are built into the game engine itself. DO YOU REALLY THINK real tank commanders in WW2 checked out the "chance to penetrate" chart before they ordered "fire?" Of course not. Target acquired, "fire!" This game has all that built in already. You don't have to shuffle through sub-menus to determine if it's a good idea to pull the trigger. INTUITIVE is the word here folks! If you think you can pull a rear shot, yank the lanyard. If you're staring at the bow MG, probably best to rethink.

Forget to lay down the artillery barrage before assaulting the village? Well, YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE! AND, THIS GAME WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DESERVE!

OK. I've been in this hobby for a long time (almost 40 years, but who's counting!?) and I recognize an elegant design when I see one. Battlefield Academy allows you to focus on strategy and the proper use of combined arms without worrying about the minutiae. So, whiners, I'm tired of reading your ill-founded complaints. Enjoy the product for what it is--a war game that requires you to think rather than consult. This is a gem. Enjoy.
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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 12:30:31 AM   
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They're just used to realism.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 12:47:17 AM   
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And they can't realize realism without tons of tables...?

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 1:04:10 AM   
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I'm thankful for all the posts, whether for the game or against it.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 1:14:27 AM   
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I'm just loving this title for a lot of reasons. There's a lot under the hood, whether you want to mod it or not. Looks good with a lot of flair and personality. Those last two are missing in most wargames. And it's not as "light" as it seems. OpBarb is much lighter, IMO.

I wish I liked FoG this much, considering what I spent on the expansions...


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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 1:28:41 AM   
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I'm just loving this title for a lot of reasons. There's a lot under the hood, whether you want to mod it or not. Looks good with a lot of flair and personality. Those last two are missing in most wargames. And it's not as "light" as it seems. OpBarb is much lighter, IMO.

I wish I liked FoG this much, considering what I spent on the expansions...


That puts me closer to buying this game. I have FoG and all three expansions and it is a simple no frills game but fun for the right mood. I also have OpBarb and don't play it very much.

I know you love to mod games so this should be a real good toy for you.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 1:31:58 AM   
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I find it to be a "one more turn" game because it is not tedious.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 1:38:45 AM   
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Awwww c'mon LarryP you know you want to get it.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 1:59:27 AM   
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I do, but I'm just thirty-seven-dollared to death at this point.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 3:08:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LarryP

I do, but I'm just thirty-seven-dollared to death at this point.



LOL... Im with u.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 1:26:25 PM   
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When they add a solo german campaign I will buy. Thats the only complaint I have.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 2:51:33 PM   
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+1 on the solo German campaign. I'm so close to squeezing the trigger on buying but I want to play both sides.


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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 2:55:53 PM   
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I'll bet someone puts one together by this weekend.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 3:00:56 PM   
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...credit card out and ready.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 3:08:26 PM   
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Just played a battle where my Tiger stalled twice, missed everything it shot at, even easy shots, ran and hid like a coward and got owned and surrendered in the end.

Those waiting for a solo German campaign likely won't have long to wait, as long as someone feels like making it by hand themselves.

Frankly I have not even touched the campaigns in several days of constant playing.
I have had up to 11 games going at the same time. I don't have time for lame solo for the AI.

If you can post here, you can go online.
If you can go online, you can be playing vs a person.
If you can play vs a person, you can get your Germans you so desperately seem to need.

Maybe you're afraid of a real challenge?
Play 10 opponents if you want more than 1 turn or 3 in a day.
Played for about 12 solid hours the other day.

There is no argument that's going to work in this game for pouting and demanding a solo AI game when it is NOT needed.

I don't think Slitherine will need to release a single expansion for this game.
So those saying 'I'll wait', good luck, I think you are going to wait a long.
Aside from some tweaks they can offer as updates, Slitherine has already done their job.

I'm willing to now say I likely will be promoting this game to the best game ever. Including Steel Panthers.
The Slitherine server provides fast simple to use competition with other gamers.
And it appears to be a lot more 'secure' than any other process I have ever used.

Probably just saved several gigs of hard drive here, as I think a handful of games just got uninstalled. Why waste space on second place eh. In the realm of squad level tactical, there is now no room for anything else.

And I can now say I don't care if Battlefront ever releases Combat Mission Normandy.
I won't need to even care about the eLicense garbage.
I've got a better game to play.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 4:35:16 PM   
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Does this forum have an ignore option????

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 4:54:41 PM   
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Yes you simply stop coming and ignore it.

Was that what you meant?

You do seem to be having trouble with simple explanations is why I ask.

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 5:42:51 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jestre

Does this forum have an ignore option????







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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 6:56:51 PM   
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Hi Les,

Your last few posts here have been argumentative and not civil in tone. We can all discuss the game and our likes and dislikes without getting personal or making assumptions about other posters. I'm glad you enjoy the game, now please relax and keep your posts civil.

To be clear, it's comments like these that make folks want to ignore you and I don't want anyone leaving this forum (as you also suggested) because they'd rather not read your posts.

"you can get your Germans you so desperately seem to need.
Maybe you're afraid of a real challenge?"

"pouting and demanding a solo AI game when it is NOT needed."

"You do seem to be having trouble with simple explanations is why I ask."

Regards,

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 9:00:32 PM   
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Thanks Erik.  Now I can visit the forum again without wondering if my blood pressure will go up.   

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 9:06:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LarryP


quote:

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Does this forum have an ignore option????









THANKS!!!!

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RE: What the F? - 8/11/2010 9:23:51 PM   
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You're welcome. I've never used this feature, yet, but I know of a lot of people that have.

There have been times when I should have and would have kept me out of trouble.

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RE: What the F? - 8/12/2010 12:31:06 AM   
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Les does sound enthusiastic about this game which is good... I've already decided to purchase this but have to wait for the money to do so. Anyway, I dont mind playing another "live" person but I've been gaming a long time and never got into the server side of things for various reasons. Thats why I loved the Panzer Command series and when PC Kharkov came out with its scenario editors I could play my random scenarios endlessly without worrying about buying another game to fill its shoes or going online after I finished the campaign. This does seem like a logical "next step" and I want to continue to enjoy the solo side of things with BA.

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RE: What the F? - 8/13/2010 1:20:57 PM   
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The game is quite good and certainly doesn't need any unpleasant cheerleaders--it speaks for itself once you play it. I was a bit skeptical at first but it's very addictive, looks really good (I love the style) and is just flat-out fun to play. It ain't ASL but it never claimed to be. I'd LOVE to see Easter Front battles one day in this system....

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RE: What the F? - 8/13/2010 1:38:32 PM   
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I'd LOVE to see Easter Front battles one day in this system....

Yes those Good Friday invasions would be something....

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RE: What the F? - 8/13/2010 7:32:45 PM   
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When they add a solo german campaign I will buy. Thats the only complaint I have.


Well then, I would be curious what your complaints would be about Company of Heroes.

Considering you can only play as the damn Americans, and there is only one damn campaign, and there are only 15 damn scenarios in that campaign.  Oh yes, and they are all pretty damn short too.



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RE: What the F? - 8/13/2010 8:38:02 PM   
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I had bought CoH but I didn't like the building stuff and the typical RTS fast pace. What I like (last scenario of the desert campaign) is that compared to the John Tiller's titles, the battle filed is not that big. So it's a nice little gem for me :)

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RE: What the F? - 8/13/2010 9:28:08 PM   
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I never played CoH.

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RE: What the F? - 8/13/2010 10:13:58 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: TheWombat

I'd LOVE to see Easter Front battles one day in this system....

Yes those Good Friday invasions would be something....


Well, the German Hasenpfeffer Battalion would be useful, certainly.

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RE: What the F? - 8/13/2010 10:27:15 PM   
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Once a labour day campaign comes out I am all over this.

I find it ridiculous that it wasn't included out of the box.


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