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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/30/2010 8:31:34 AM   
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Not necessarily in this order;

Close Combat 3: The Russian Front
Starcraft Broodwars- Armageddon
Age of Mythology
Colonization
Second Front: The Russian Front (Amiga version)
World in Flames


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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/30/2010 6:22:46 PM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 5:42:46 AM   
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WITP and HPS Squad Battles on the side.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 8:09:53 AM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 8:39:26 AM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 9:13:27 AM   
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That could be a long list covering different game types.

But:
SPWAW--of course
War In Russian
Civilization II
Heroes Of Might & Magic III
Panzer General 2
TOAW(WONKY PULSES OR NO)


Squad Leader
Panzer Blitz/Leader
Advanced Squad Leader
Enemy at the Gates

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 9:52:45 AM   
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Lets see, MTW2 with the Warhammer mod, Jagged Alliance 2 with the 1.13 mod, and WITP AE. Oh and the original Tropico, one must always refresh thier Bannana Republic dictator tendancys.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 9:57:04 PM   
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Colonization
Panzer General II
Disciples II



and many more besides.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 10:03:41 PM   
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quote:

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Lets see, MTW2 with the Warhammer mod, Jagged Alliance 2 with the 1.13 mod, and WITP AE. Oh and the original Tropico, one must always refresh thier Bannana Republic dictator tendancys.


Warhammer mod? Cool. Where?

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/1/2010 10:18:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Greybriar

Master of Magic
Colonization
Panzer General II
Disciples II



and many more besides.


You and I have almost the same taste tell me about Disciples II? What makes it better than HOMM II or III?

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 1:02:40 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Greybriar

Master of Magic
Colonization
Panzer General II
Disciples II



and many more besides.


You and I have almost the same taste tell me about Disciples II? What makes it better than HOMM II or III?


I would have mentioned Heroes of Might & Magic II and III if they hadn't slipped my mind. That's why I added "and many more besides." Disciples II isn't better than the HoMM games. Both series have a style of their own and I enjoyed playing each of them.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 1:32:19 AM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 3:07:05 AM   
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To be honest, it's Brother Against Brother, the upcoming title from Western Civilization Software. Not just because I'm a beta tester for it, but because it's a lot of fun. If you have any interest in Civil War tactical combat, or small unit combat in general....I think you guys are really going to like it.

I bought RUS last week, but still haven't played it because I'm having so much fun playing BAB.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 4:49:52 AM   
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War in the Pacific...soon to be replaced by War in the East I think.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 5:03:00 PM   
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What games do I go back to?

Generally, the ones my wife refers to as "what the hell are you playing now."

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 5:15:07 PM   
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To be honest, it's Brother Against Brother, the upcoming title from Western Civilization Software. Not just because I'm a beta tester for it, but because it's a lot of fun. If you have any interest in Civil War tactical combat, or small unit combat in general....I think you guys are really going to like it.

I bought RUS last week, but still haven't played it because I'm having so much fun playing BAB.



So how is the AI in BaB? Does it goto regiment level? Can you break regiments up into companies? Platoons? Squads? I'd love to see a game where it had break downs like that in a tactical nature.

BTW would someone be kind enough to list the chain of formations from squad up to Army? I always get mixed up somewhere between brigades, regiments and battallions. They don't even have brigades anymore in modern day armies do they?

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 7:38:57 PM   
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Not sure this is what the OP intended but, to me the question of "going back to" implies that (a) you play it intensively, to the point that you get sick of it just from playing it too much (not because of a flaw in the game); then (b) you go back and replay it again; and (c) B might recur multiple times. As an exception to this "go back to" pattern, I would point out two games that are "never go back" games to me: Call of Juarez 2; Gothic 2 (or was it 3?). Both superficially good games with real promise, but not only did I not get in to them for various reasons, and never "finish" them, but I have no desire to ever fire up the game again; if I could lose the ability to ever play them again, and get even $5 I would happily do so.

The ones I have "gone back to" the most times over the years (not that I necesarily have gone back to them lately, nor that I will go back again [even a good thing can be done too much]):

Sid Meier's Pirates! (must have binged on that one till I puked at least half-dozen times during a seven or eight year span, I "won" at least 3 times [meaning entire Caribbean taken over])
Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge (have gone back to it twice now and have yet to beat it; maybe third try is a charm?)
Crown of Glory Emperor's Edition (have gone back to it at least 3 times, and yet to "beat it" [in this case that would mean something like conquer all other Great Powers])
Civilization 3 Conquests (probably more hours of my life spent on this game than all others combined. SOO many mods, so well balanced, such a nice compromise between graphics and game play. Will probably never play it again, but I definitely got my money's worth)
Oblivion. Only bought it this summer, and played it exclusively, for literally hundreds or hours. To the point where I lost interest. But I'm sure I will go back. I've only begun to scratch the surface on mods with that one.
Railroad Tycoon 3 (might've been 2, anyway, the last one in the series; revisited it many, many times. Might even reinstall it one of these days . . .)

ADDIT: couple others I forgot:
Mount&Blade Warband
Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe
Fallout3


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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/2/2010 9:40:10 PM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/3/2010 2:09:16 AM   
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I'm with Anthropoid. I cna't say that I keep going back to WITP:AE because I have never stopped playing it (except during vacations, and I usually manage at least one turn during that time).

So for me, those games are:

Oblivion
Fallout 3
Railroad Tycoon 2
Railroad Tycoon 3
Tropico
Neverwinter Nights 2
Dragon Age

I'll get on a kick of playing anyone of these for a few nights (after having run my AE PBEM turn) and then put it away for some time again.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/3/2010 4:00:50 AM   
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BTW would someone be kind enough to list the chain of formations from squad up to Army? I always get mixed up somewhere between brigades, regiments and battallions. They don't even have brigades anymore in modern day armies do they?


US Army:
Squad
Platoon (3-4 squads)
Company (3-4 platoons)
Battalion (4 Companies)
Brigade (4-5 Battalions)
Division (3-4 Brigades)
Corps (2+ Divisions)
Army (2+ Corps)

The US Army does not make heavy use of regiments except in name only. We use brigades. Regiments would fall above Battalions and below regiments. They would have 1-3 battalions in them. These are modern uses.

Civil war era, think smaller. Company was the smallest real unit IIRC and number about 60 men. Then the next jump was regiment which was smaller than a modern battalion. Civil War divisions only numbered about 5,000 troops where as modern are 20,000+.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/3/2010 4:22:25 AM   
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just some....

CC2
Soldiers Heros of WW2
Men of War
DDay
Desert Rats vs Afrika korps
HOM&M 2,3 & 4.
Sid M's Alpha Centauri.
Sid M's Gettysburg.
Majesty.
Commanche vs Hokum.
IL2.
Gunship.
Master of Olympus Zeus Gold.
Hammer & Sickle.
Seven Kingdoms
All the age of wonders...
Romance of the three kingdoms XI.
Shogun Total War...RTW..MTW..MTW2
ThiefGold..Thief2... & Deadly Shadows.
NOX.
Imperium Galactica.
+ others.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/3/2010 2:28:58 PM   
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John Tiller Campaign Series
Birth of America 2
Medieval 2


Oh wow, when you say Medieval 2 you are refering to Jeff lapkooff's game correct (and not MTW 2?)
I thought i was the only one that still fired up that cool little game.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/3/2010 2:46:27 PM   
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Here's one I don't think has been mentioned yet, Starfleet Command 2: Orion Pirates. I've gone back to it about 4 or 5 times over the last decade and I find I play it for maybe about 50 hours each time. Superb game, great depth and wonderful (if hard to install) mods.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/3/2010 4:59:09 PM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/4/2010 12:03:19 PM   
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Steel Panthers...what a great game...what an outstanding community of people play and support this game!

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/4/2010 12:38:09 PM   
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Matrix version of the Campaign Series for its sheer number of WW2 scenarios and fronts

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/4/2010 2:44:05 PM   
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Combat Missions 1, 2 and 3 and the Take Command titles. I suspect this will be true of Battlefield Academy in a few years, plus possibly Theatre of War, Crown of Glory and Forge of Freedom.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/4/2010 9:47:47 PM   
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One more:
Master of Orion 3....i know many don't like but it's one of my classics too...have been playing a campaign since last week as the Tachidis.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/4/2010 11:50:55 PM   
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One more:
Master of Orion 3....i know many don't like but it's one of my classics too...have been playing a campaign since last week as the Tachidis.


Not exactly a favorite, but every year or two I go back to it as well.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 12/7/2010 3:25:27 AM   
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I can pick up almost any game in my collection and play it now and again, however, my favorites are:

Command & Conquer: The First Decade (compilation pack)
Dawn of War: Platinum Addition (compilation pack)
Codename: Panzers I
Codename: Panzers II
Civilization III Complete
Commander: Europe at War

These are, by far, the most enduring games I own.

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