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New Game? - 1/6/2012 8:31:22 AM   
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I apologize if I am being pushy, but us loyal fans of HRC are anxiously awaiting any info on the new game currently under development by Forced March Games.

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In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say that I'll post something next weekend. It won't be too extensive, but I'll post something. And, as always, thanks for the interest!


C'mon mercenarius, throw us a bone! After the unqualified success of HRC, I can't wait to see whats next.

EDIT: I guess I should mention that I just finished my 100th game.

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RE: New Game? - 1/7/2012 3:29:10 AM   
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In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say that I'll post something next weekend. It won't be too extensive, but I'll post something. And, as always, thanks for the interest!

Splendid!INow I can match Hard AI, wish there is an opportunity to against human

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RE: New Game? - 1/7/2012 7:47:33 AM   
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You are not being pushy. And I'm sorry that I left you guys hanging a little bit. I'll talk to Erik Rutins again (when he gets back from vacation). He's very leery of putting out material too far in advance. But I'll see what he says now.

The plain fact is that I've had a couple of delays, particularly with artwork, and I am waiting to speak with Erik when he returns. There are a couple of things which I need to coordinate with Matrix before I put out any preview materials.

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EDIT: I guess I should mention that I just finished my 100th game.


Wow! I really do appreciate your kind words about "Hannibal," and I'm glad you're getting your money's worth. I know that the development of the new game is dragging and my resolution for 2012 is to kick it into high gear.

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RE: New Game? - 1/14/2012 12:07:32 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mikerolf1
I guess I should mention that I just finished my 100th game.

Noob.

:D

I too can't wait to hear what the next game will be...


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RE: New Game? - 1/14/2012 12:53:40 AM   
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Been at it a while, but have never played 100 games of anything. Hannibal forget it, but Steel Panthers might come close 

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RE: New Game? - 1/14/2012 11:56:34 PM   
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I've been playing strategy games on the PC since they were first commercially available back in the late 70's, and this game is one of the 3 or 4 best I've played.

Haven't played it 100 times, but maybe 50 or so. Still loving it.

Can't wait to hear what the next installment is...I'm guessing Caesar in Gaul from the hint.

Alexander's Conquest of the Persian Empire should be Chapter III. ;-)


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RE: New Game? - 1/17/2012 1:10:28 AM   
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Nah, this game system is too good for little bite-sized campaigns -- let's go for broke: all of Europe in a Total War style sandbox campaign featuring dozens of factions and spanning centuries of history, with online multiplayer support.  Do it!


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RE: New Game? - 1/19/2012 3:04:43 AM   
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Nah, this game system is too good for little bite-sized campaigns -- let's go for broke: all of Europe in a Total War style sandbox campaign featuring dozens of factions and spanning centuries of history, with online multiplayer support.  Do it!




I'd play it!

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RE: New Game? - 1/24/2012 10:07:46 AM   
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Smaller scenarios would be nice too. Something like the Spartacus War would work well, I think.

A grand campaign plus a combination of smaller campaigns (not necessarily about the same subject as the grand campaign) would be great.


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RE: New Game? - 1/25/2012 12:05:44 AM   
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Agreed -- I'd love to see multiple campaigns within a given timeframe.  You could easily come up with half a dozen Roman campaigns using the same map, just shift faction and unit dispositions (Spartacus, the Social War, Sulla, Crassus in the east, Caesar, the 2nd Triumirate, Antony vs. Octavian, etc.).  My only real problem with the current game is that you only have one campaign, played from one side, with no variation in starting dispositions.  As fantastic as the game system is -- and it's one of the best I've ever played -- this really does limit replayability.


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RE: New Game? - 1/26/2012 12:20:56 AM   
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I think this system would work well in other eras, such as Napoleon's 1813 campaign where you have an uber commander like Napoleon (Hannibal) who was basically undefeated that year until the last battle (like Hannibal) and was undone by his subordinates (like Hannibal) and where his opponents (after several early defeats) went to a Fabian-like strategy.  Just add some artillery, make the battles less bloody and have the tactical board over three "flanks" instead of one.  Voila! 


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RE: New Game? - 1/27/2012 2:28:25 PM   
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Hmm, that's a very interesting idea Cleveland -- it never occurred to me, but I think you're right, with some modifications the system might work quite well for Napoleonic warfare, maybe even the American Civil War.  That's the beauty of the system -- simple and elegant but with real depth to it.

I really do hope the next game has a higher quality of graphics though -- while I don't mind the current look myself, I know several gamers who didn't purchase because of the map in particular (the counters I think are quite nice, but the map could be much more beautiful and high res). With a more polished presentation this game system could become a real indie hit, like we're seeing with Unity of Command.






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RE: New Game? - 2/2/2012 3:01:33 AM   
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Vive L'Empereur !

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RE: New Game? - 2/3/2012 11:01:28 PM   
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I'm just wonderfully pleased that this gem of a game is getting a followup of some kind. Everyone who's played it has a kind word for it - I just hope the next one gets more attention.

God knows I've tried to fob it off on anyone I think might be marginally interested in wargames.

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RE: New Game? - 2/19/2012 3:31:24 AM   
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The game system is so much fun but the very limited content.....play 1 side in 1 scenario is really weak with this game sadly. I loved it and played it but just not enough meat to keep my attention for more than about a week. I'd love t see more content n the next one....system in place is fine

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RE: New Game? - 3/12/2012 8:01:56 PM   
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Sooooooooo??? we have any additional info about the new game??? Can't wait.....

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RE: New Game? - 3/26/2012 12:08:35 AM   
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Agree! Do we have an announcement yet?


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RE: New Game? - 3/30/2012 6:02:32 AM   
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gdgrover and especially sitito, I'm sorry for the delay in responding. I don't have anything to announce right now. Recently, I've had to spend most of my time on other concerns but I expect to get back to working on the next game full time. Matrix has released quite a number of games recently, and I haven't been able to coordinate with Erik Rutins because of that.

I'll try to get at least a road map out to everyone as soon as I can. I'm sorry that I can't give you anything better right now.

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RE: New Game? - 3/30/2012 2:27:00 PM   
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Is that a hint of a rumor of a possible pre-announcement?

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RE: New Game? - 4/1/2012 12:18:30 AM   
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Cool!

By the way, I was curious if you would be interested in an investor in your company?

Perhaps it might allow you to move to developing full-time if you aren't already.

If you'd like to discuss the possibility, give me a shout at: gdrover65@gmail.com

Cheers,

Glenn

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RE: New Game? - 4/2/2012 4:53:55 AM   
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quote:

Is that a hint of a rumor of a possible pre-announcement?


Exactly.

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RE: New Game? - 4/2/2012 5:23:26 AM   
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By the way, I was curious if you would be interested in an investor in your company?

If you'd like to discuss the possibility, give me a shout...


Done.

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RE: New Game? - 4/4/2012 5:59:28 AM   
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If it comes down to financing, don't be afraid to appeal to donations or use a Kickstarter or something. I know I and others would be happy to contribute for development of another game.

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RE: New Game? - 4/4/2012 7:46:39 AM   
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I still play Hannibal every now and then. It's such a great game that I'll probably never get tired of it.

Looking forward to the next one!

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RE: New Game? - 7/3/2012 9:21:58 AM   
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So, any news about the new game?

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RE: New Game? - 7/7/2012 10:37:12 PM   
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I am back to working on the game full time. I'll try to announce a road map next week. I just want to coordinate with Erik before I do that.

I very much appreciate everyone's interest and I am sorry that the next game is taking so long. But it's a much bigger task than "Hannibal" was.

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RE: New Game? - 7/20/2012 10:14:29 PM   
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Some idiot wrote:

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I'll try to announce a road map next week.


Well, I'm not ready to announce a road map but work is progressing and that's all that I can say right now. I know that waiting really stinks.

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RE: New Game? - 8/9/2012 1:24:46 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mercenarius

Some idiot wrote:

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I'll try to announce a road map next week.


Well, I'm not ready to announce a road map but work is progressing and that's all that I can say right now. I know that waiting really stinks.

I have no trouble with waiting for another great game. I am used to waiting anyway.

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RE: New Game? - 8/15/2012 7:45:45 PM   
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Looking forward to the new game.

The Forced March Games website is not working BTW.

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RE: New Game? - 8/15/2012 9:27:52 PM   
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Waiting for your next game.

Loved Hannibal !

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