From: Chichester UK
Hi Wodin, indeed we do.
I am an old time tactical level gamer. Anything above battalion level and I feel a disconnect - moving regiments, divisions and corps does little for me.
I think the type of game that we both want is rapidly becoming a quest for the holy grail. Mobile compatibility, fast pace, easy to learn and flashy graphics are the key components for most games now and that is only going to intensify going forward because, sadly, that is where the money is. And that is in common with the general 'dumbing-down' evident in almost all forms of entertainment, particularly TV and films.
My only hope is that, in the same manner as Kickstartrer is giving old fashioned hard core RPGs a new lease of life, perhaps we may see a similar trend in wargames.
My personal 'grail' would be along the lines of the MMP platoon level WW2 boardgames wherein you have to write down your plan of attack or defense, in detail, and deviating from the plan is as difficult as it was in reality. At this time there is no PC wargame that comes even close to that level of historical integrity and very few boardgames for that matter.
I suppose the closest is either Combat Mission Normandy which is quite good but is both frustrating and hard work in equal measure or Panzer Command:Osfront which still needs a lot of work on it's infantry model.
I live in hope but see little to encourage optimism.