Richie61, I love your enthusiasm!
My post was intended as tough love, rather than meant as negativity towards the forum members. For over six years, LnL and Matrix have been intentionally misleading people into thinking this game’s release wasn’t far off. If you browse through this forum, you can see their comments for yourself. When asked how soon people could expect the game to be released, rather than being honest and saying this game is very early in development, they keep saying stuff like hopefully by the end of the year, probably not by Christmas, hopefully it should be in beta testing shortly, etc. Okay, six years later and still nothing…
According to Wodin, LnL posted on Facebook back in August that "The computer game, Heroes of Stalingrad is projected for a holiday release”. Now that we are approaching the holidays, you see a post from Matrix saying “release is 2013”. Go back through this forum and you will see that pattern repeated over and over again. My point is that given LnL and Matrix’ deceptiveness to date, you should ignore this game until it actually gets released. Ignore the pretty screenshots, videos, and useless banter about beta testing, adding new scenarios, etc. This game is vaporware until LnL and Matrix can actually prove otherwise. And given their poor management of this project to date, I would strongly encourage people not to purchase this game until you have read a number reviews saying the game isn’t full of bugs.
And don't take this as a knock against Matrix in general. I’ve greatly enjoyed their Gary Grigsby's World at War Series and John Tiller's Battleground Series, which were well produced games. But for your sake, I suggest you forget about this game until you actually see it available for purchase. And even then I suggest reading reviews to make sure it is not full of bugs, since they are obviously struggling mightily to get this game out the door.
(And it was worth the 86 year wait for the Sox to win it all!)
And I do understand where you are coming from. I waited a long time for PCO and the wait was long!
I have the Squad Battle titles (which are well worth the cash) to keep me going for awhile.
PS: I am from Massachusetts too, but I am a NY Yankee's fan
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