ATG is a great wargame. It hits my sweet spot for cerebral entertainment.
The latest iteration (ATG) is a big step in the right direction.
But I’m a Wargamer. Which means that I’m never really happy with the status quo. Sure ATG is excellent, but it could be even better if it came with this and that.
My particular version of ‘ATG only needs these few extra features - which I personally deem to be necessary - to be a world beater’ runs a little like this.
Firstly you need to fix the crazy resource situation. How can resources magically appear in your capital if there is no viable transport connection?
And where oh where are the leaders? I was promised leaders. There aren’t any. Distinct and noticeable lack of leaders.
One of ATG’s many finer points is that it comes with a powerful editor and associated programming language.
So being the man of action that I am, I decided to learn how to tell it what to do and straighten out a couple of aforementioned oversights in the features department.
Action man meets funky, obtuse, retro green screen editor and loses round one. Badly. Comes out punching for a second round. Down for the count.
Gives up. Goes home. Hangs up action man hat.
Asks a few questions, thinks about it and tries a few cautious prods and pokes. Eventually gets to grip with the beast, wrestles it to the floor and holds it there till it coughs up the ‘Resource Mod’.
First problem solved.
Puts on the Smart Hat and tries again. Fully it expect it to be all done and dusted by the end of the fortnight.
Smart hat not so smart. Dumb and delusional, actually.
Persevere. Persist. Stumble onwards. Get used to overcoming problems only to run into a bigger one. Start to receive perverse enjoyment out of running head first into brick walls. Develop an intense dislike of green text.
Resort to violence. Subdue the beast. Keep kicking until it says chicken and promises to produce a Leaders mod. One that’s interesting, challenging and has a sense of humour.
Read all about it here…
The LEADER Mod