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War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 12:10:09 PM   
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I have been thinking for a couple of years about getting that game, I would like some thoughts about it from the people here.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 12:15:27 PM   
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witp without planes to speak of, without production - but with a lot of BBs!

Surely a lot of fun!

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 1:17:53 PM   
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witp without planes to speak of, without production - but with a lot of BBs!

Surely a lot of fun!


I never thought of it like that before....you have whetted my interest!!


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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 1:32:01 PM   
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I have it but never played a PBEM.
If anyone is interested in creating new artificial reefs...

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 1:34:07 PM   
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I think I might get it if you are interested in a PBEM game?

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 1:34:44 PM   
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allright!
Rest per PM.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 1:41:30 PM   
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Ok!!

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 2:16:44 PM   
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The shorter scenarios area blast with lots of surface gun action. However the long campaign just got tedious with very long waits between action. Usually, a lot of ships are sunk in the first few months of the war and then nothing for very long periods. My opponnent and I finally gave up due to boredom. I would recommend you play a short scenario.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 2:35:12 PM   
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Thanks guys, I believe I am going to buy it.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 2:38:04 PM   
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Lots of distance to cover in the Pacific with slow ships.  If you don't stumble into one another there will be little action.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 2:40:31 PM   
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Yes get it. I played a PBEM against Terminus which eventually came to a 'terminus' on my part due to RL issues at the time.

He had playtested the game (I think) but I remember we had great fun. I also think we posted an AAR on the forum but would have to check

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 7:33:44 PM   
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It's great fun on the simple basis that very few games deal with surface ship gun battles, but as tocaff and crsutton said, it has some problems with pacing. I'd also like to say it has unit stacking issues, as it's not uncommon to have several thousand troops garrisoning Wake Island. Having to dig out hexes like that repeatedly can get very tedious.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/11/2012 11:50:08 PM   
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Amphibious landings are very trying affairs in WPO. I had an AAR vs the AI going for a while until I tried to take Wake. The 1st Cav Div and a USMC Rgt went right through the woodchipper.

WPO does play quickly. Once things settle down, you can have lots of turns where nothing happens. With the ranges of the ships, you tend to work in more direct paths a la Nimitz.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/12/2012 3:32:58 AM   
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Badly needs to be brought to AE standard.

Plus a real plot rather than it currently has.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/12/2012 11:57:10 AM   
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We'd need to get Tankerace back here...

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RE: War Plan Orange - 4/13/2012 9:50:00 AM   
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AI is almost nonexistent in the game. I would consider it PBEM only.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/7/2012 1:01:46 PM   
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It's great fun on the simple basis that very few games deal with surface ship gun battles, but as tocaff and crsutton said, it has some problems with pacing. I'd also like to say it has unit stacking issues, as it's not uncommon to have several thousand troops garrisoning Wake Island. Having to dig out hexes like that repeatedly can get very tedious.



It needs an update so uit has stacking limits like WITP:AE

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/8/2012 9:49:34 PM   
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Somebody please update Fighting Steel.  I had a killer strategy for the Battle of the Denmark Straits.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/8/2012 10:01:55 PM   
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I was rather dissapointed with it. Almost impossible to spot enemy fleets until they arrive at a destination hex......strange combat results......lots of BBs firing 7.7mm machine guns at each other for 10 minutes in the combat phase.......and large periods of tedium inbetween. To be fair a few modders had a crack at making it more enjoyable, but I deleted it off my hard drive years ago.

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/9/2012 3:28:29 PM   
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This was my 1st Matrix game. I love the subject , but this game needs tweaking , and I'm afraid that there just isn't the intrest. Speaking of which, anybody care for a go?

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/9/2012 4:38:34 PM   
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one of the shorter scenarios, Steve?

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/9/2012 4:51:33 PM   
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one of the shorter scenarios, Steve?


Sure! Think about what scenario, side and H/R's (if any) that you would like. And please give me a day or so to re-install the game and patch it. I think a short, fun game might be just the thing. And give you someone else to "beat on" when you are not hammering Mike!

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/9/2012 4:59:18 PM   
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one of the shorter scenarios, Steve?


Sure! Think about what scenario, side and H/R's (if any) that you would like. And please give me a day or so to re-install the game and patch it. I think a short, fun game might be just the thing. And give you someone else to "beat on" when you are not hammering Mike!

He is suffering from SCLS and doesn't want to send the turn back

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/9/2012 6:34:05 PM   
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We just had a similar "punch-up" in our Guad scenario. We each lost CV's, but I lost some and he lost all. (If not an actual kill , then so badly damaged that he won't get it back in THIS game!

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RE: War Plan Orange - 5/9/2012 11:33:59 PM   
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Somebody please update Fighting Steel.  I had a killer strategy for the Battle of the Denmark Straits.
I assume that this project you know Naval Warfare Simulations: Fighting Steel Project, but if not, you can try a modified version of the Fighting Steel with a number of new features and scenarios.

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