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Great games by VR Design - 8/7/2012 7:14:28 AM   
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The more I get in Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue , the more I dive into the game, the better it gets.

Still (I should finally read the manual), I discover features that are intelligent and well thought out.

Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue and Decisive Campaigns: Blitzkrieg From Warsaw To Paris, both, are excellent products that do not need to fear comparison with other competitors.

Seriously, I can recommend:
• Buy
• Get thru the irritating cartoon graphics and learn to live with them
• Accept that some is abstracted

and then report here again.

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RE: Great games by VR Design - 8/7/2012 7:24:13 AM   
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i see another innocent man turning into a fanboy. we should found an aa sort of group.

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RE: Great games by VR Design - 8/7/2012 8:15:55 AM   
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I'm a hopeless fanboy, too. It's a very absorbing game. I actually like the drawings, especially the way the background changes to indicate both terrain and weather. And the AI continues to impress me. It's putting up a very good and fun fight.

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RE: Great games by VR Design - 8/7/2012 12:26:07 PM   
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Very much enjoying it as well. Also I like that WtP and Case Blue play very differently, so it's not like I'd never play the first one again.
I have to say that I am enjoying Case Blue more than I enjoyed WtP, though. I think it's because both sides are rather equal and you will have to decide whether to act offensively/defensively instead of (like as the Germans in Wtp) CONSTANTLY being on the offensive.

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RE: Great games by VR Design - 8/7/2012 3:03:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grotius

I'm a hopeless fanboy, too. It's a very absorbing game. I actually like the drawings, especially the way the background changes to indicate both terrain and weather. And the AI continues to impress me. It's putting up a very good and fun fight.



Hopeless fanboy here too. Nothing's quite as absorbing as chewing through the Germans in May 1942 (that is if you take the May 12 start and do a free set up against the AI on easy). Still, the easy AI puts up a coherent fight, so that's something, though the AI might want to consider not basing lots of planes in shore bombardment range around the Sea of Azov.

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A future all time highlight? - 8/16/2012 11:20:54 AM   
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Although I am already busy for weeks with the game I still discover, often with the help of forum members, new details in the game.

This is certainly the fact that the included manual is so incomplete.
So, for his manual I do not love the game.

There's unsuspected depths under the hood.

I hope Vic will still remains commitment above average to the game in the near future and of this consequence the game become a real all time highlight.

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RE: A future all time highlight? - 8/21/2012 12:00:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Templer

Although I am already busy for weeks with the game I still discover, often with the help of forum members, new details in the game.

This is certainly the fact that the included manual is so incomplete.
So, for his manual I do not love the game.

There's unsuspected depths under the hood.

I hope Vic will still remains commitment above average to the game in the near future and of this consequence the game become a real all time highlight.


I will keep supporting my games. I always fix bugs, glitches and big historical mistakes (last is of course open to interpreation). I am also keeping manual errata lists as we speak and i read the forums. For bigger (really time consuming) improvements and new features I am however keeping a list for stuff to do in a possible DC3, and will then eventually backport to DC2 if and when a DC3 game is released..

kind regards,
Vic

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RE: A future all time highlight? - 8/31/2012 10:45:50 AM   
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I guess this would be the thread to introduce myself. I've been playing Panzer Corps for the last year and thoroughly enjoying it but felt like getting back to the boardgames of my youth and have been thinking about what game to start off in. Will still be playing Panzer Corps as it is a fabulous game, but I wanted to have a go at a campaign style game.

I started off by having a look at Strategic War in Europe, it was very cheap so worth a punt. Have to say it wasnt really for me although I'm sure it is good at what it actually offers. So after much reading of these forums since it first came out I finally made the decision this week to purchase Case Blue as my introduction to strategy games.

Right decision!

I'm having a ball. So far I'm on my third playthrough of the linked scenario campaign which is an excellent introduction. The first attempt was best, managed the firs scenario easily enough, got a bit cocky in the second one and ended up with two stranded and surrounded panzer divisions! I decided to desert to the Russians at that point before my career ended with a visit to Fuhrer Headquarters.

I've also played the 2nd Kharkov scenario as the Germans..despite my grand plans it was again abandoned as I had made far too many mistakes and was on for a minor Soviet victory at best, too many grand plans and not enough looking at trying to get a breakthrough, note to self, dont use PZ divs as battering rams, the losses were horrific!

I keep looking at the grand campaigns but am not quite ready for them yet, still getting used to trying to reorganise HQs, playing the cards at the right time and not running ahead of my supplies.

Have to admit I am getting impatient as the campaigns look brilliant, but the scenarios are worthwhile games in themselves and really help with learning the mechanics of combat. I keep going back and re-reading the manual as various bits make more sense and these forums have been really helpful, especially the playthroughs in the AAR section. Overall I'm having a blast, hope to have a go at a PBEM game soon as well which I've never done before, I'm sure I'll get trashed but the beauty of the game is you can have fun whilst losing. I think my evenings are about to disappear down a Case Blue shaped hole

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RE: A future all time highlight? - 8/31/2012 11:46:14 AM   
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quote:

I finally made the decision this week to purchase Case Blue as my introduction to strategy games.

Right decision!


I agree, I think is perfect for newcomers.

PBEM Campaign is the way to go

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RE: A future all time highlight? - 8/31/2012 5:38:21 PM   
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Purchased the game last week. Been digging into the small scenarios, playing them over and over, from different sides. Reading the manual and these boards as much as I can including the AARs. Having a blast. Pretty soon going to try the full campaign. Then I will try PBEM. Thanks to the developer for such a creative work of art.

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RE: A future all time highlight? - 8/31/2012 6:46:02 PM   
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I think there's a new patch on the way - I saw Vic mention something about 1.03 - which I am guessing will fix some issues like the AI air stacks bug. I am holding off starting a full campaign game until 1.03 comes out.

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RE: A future all time highlight? - 8/31/2012 7:26:30 PM   
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ORIGINAL: redmarkus4

I think there's a new patch on the way - I saw Vic mention something about 1.03 - which I am guessing will fix some issues like the AI air stacks bug.


It is already done in the 1.02c.

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RE: A future all time highlight? - 8/31/2012 8:52:50 PM   
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That's good news - I missed that.

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