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In the market for a new game - 4/3/2011 11:45:21 AM   
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Okay I'm ready to make my next purchase but just can't make my mind up. I spend a fair amount of time with Witp AE but want something new. Doesn't have to be less complex (isn't everything?) and open to all suggestions.

Ideas anyone? Reasoning would be appreciated.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/3/2011 3:03:34 PM   
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What genre are you interested in, and what do you already have?

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/3/2011 4:37:51 PM   
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I have Witp Ae, WitP, Highway to the Reich, Battles in Normandy, Korsun Pocket, TOAW and a few others. Really want WWII but happy to explore other historical stuff. I'm not really into exploring other planets!

At the moment my leaning is towards either War in the East or Battlefield Academy - but I can be swayed!

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/3/2011 4:45:50 PM   
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I would think that BA would be a fun diversion while waiting for turns with WitP. WitE seems to be more like WitP without the ships.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/3/2011 4:48:59 PM   
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quote:

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At the moment my leaning is towards either War in the East or Battlefield Academy - but I can be swayed!


Both excellent games, but Battlefield Academy might be a little too "lite" for you if you're a hardcore grog.

For WWII, I'd recommend taking a close look at Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris. I think it's excellent, and if you have an interest in the early part of the war it's a no-brainer.

It might be a nice warm-up to getting War in the East.

If you're thinking of moving out of WWII and into some other period, I highly recommend Forge of Freedom. A very, very good hybrid grand strategy/small unit tactical game of the American Civil War.

FoF doesn't support widescreen resolutions, however, if that's a concern.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/3/2011 10:51:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Durrant

Okay I'm ready to make my next purchase but just can't make my mind up. I spend a fair amount of time with Witp AE but want something new. Doesn't have to be less complex (isn't everything?) and open to all suggestions.

Ideas anyone? Reasoning would be appreciated.

Thanks


WitE? As you are an experienced WitP player, complexity isn't an issue so why not go for 'the' other monster game (which is actually least complex of the two)? Depends what you want, though. If you want something a bit different and are prepared to stray a little way from WW2, I'd recommend Revolution under Siege. It's the best game yet with the Ageod engine, is the first PC game to my knowledge to cover the subject matter and presents unique challenges. Nothing to lose from trying the demo, anyway.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/4/2011 1:57:38 AM   
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A totally different kinda suggestion: Take Comamnd Second Manassas. The best tactical simulatof I've played. $5 on Gamersgate.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/4/2011 5:39:59 AM   
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John Tiller Campaign Series.

Battlefield Academy for fun.

Advanced Tactics, but wait for the Gold version.

I enjoy BA, but boy do I get stomped on in PBEM.

Warsay to Paris, don't own it but it looks like fun from all the posts.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/5/2011 12:34:13 AM   
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Thanks for all your comments. My musings are as follow in no particular order:

Battlefield Academy:
Really like the look of this but the cartoon screenshots put me off a bit in regards that I fear it will be too simplistic - not in game mechanics but in representing units. To put that comment in perspective - I love ASL.

WitE - the complexity is not a problem but the screenshots seem to be massing one side against the other. Reminds me of the war of attrition in Russia that seemed to be played out in Third Reich?

Decisive Campaigns - I like the look of this a lot. What other campaigns are planned for release?

Forge of Freedom - never really got into ACW - more my lack of historical knowledge than the subject matter

Revolution Under Seige - doesn't look like my sort of thing

John Tiller Campaigns - sorry but just don't like the units on discs graphics

Advanced Tactics - would have to wait for Gold but looks good. I presume there will be a lot of historical mods when this is released?

More confused than ever so any more information greatly received. BTW will be buying from Matrix as they have given me many hours of pleasure and I feel they deserve my loyalty.



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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/5/2011 1:13:24 AM   
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I have Witp Ae, WitP, Highway to the Reich ...


Battles from the Bulge, by the same developers that gave us HttR's game engine, and it also won an award for its AI.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/5/2011 1:27:00 AM   
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Decisive Campaigns: Warsaw To Paris

How bout some operational WW2 with a unique but not overbearing system? Yet not a big departure from other hex based games. Hrmm?

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/5/2011 2:12:35 AM   
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At $5 for TC2M you can hardly go wrong with that one!

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/5/2011 4:43:16 AM   
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Go for the double win, Decisive Campaigns, followed by AT Gold when it's released.

There is Combat Command if you are into retro, with JMass's map upgrades looks pretty good, and lots of scenarios, but it is an old game. I just happen to like the scale of 500 meters, and phased movements/commands. It is cheaper too.

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RE: In the market for a new game - 4/5/2011 4:45:25 AM   
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If you like board game type pc games, there is always Schwerpunkt games too. RGW, AGW, MDE.

Check out his forum on the Wargamer. They are shall we say an acquired taste, due to the UI, but highly researched and tons of scnearios from tiny to massive campaign.

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