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Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/1/2013 11:47:11 PM   
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In addition to loving Matrix produced wargames I also really enjoy Sid Meier's stuff. Interesting new game from Sid Meier which is supposedly his first game in awhile, and despite a major publisher like 2K it includes Hex based game-play!

Ace Patrol

Also not sure of the rules, not trying to promote a competitor but I don't think Matrix has any games like this, it's clearly more mainstream than most Matrix products and it's only a developer video.
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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/1/2013 11:57:24 PM   
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AARGGHH!! Looks like a game I've ha din my head for awhile now..but it's only out on tablets...oh the horror..why I ask why are they doing this to me!!!!!

I'd love to see this expanded..made a touch more realistic..where you have to send out your Squadron on patrols or recon escort, Arty Spotting etc etc..

Throw in a RPG aspect aswell as managing the mechanics..keeping Squadron moral up...pairing up pilots for two seaters...You are A Suqadron Commander and the game follows your career over the war.

Sill this looks cool.

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 12:06:40 AM   
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Actually it reminds me a lot of an old pc game where you were a squadron commander during the battle of britain but I can't remember the name of the game and obviously it was only for pc.
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AARGGHH!! Looks like a game I've ha din my head for awhile now..but it's only out on tablets...oh the horror..why I ask why are they doing this to me!!!!!

I'd love to see this expanded..made a touch more realistic..where you have to send out your Squadron on patrols or recon escort, Arty Spotting etc etc..

Throw in a RPG aspect aswell as managing the mechanics..keeping Squadron moral up...pairing up pilots for two seaters...You are A Suqadron Commander and the game follows your career over the war.

Sill this looks cool.


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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 12:21:16 AM   
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Achtung Spitfire and Over the Reich..both of those based on the boardgames by J Webster..I'd love to see them redone and see Whistling Death as a new game (Thats the latest boardgame set in the Pacific).

http://uk.gamespot.com/achtung-spitfire/

Battlefront (When they where called Bigtime software or something like that)had something to do with them aswell as Flight Commander 2..all great little games that are crying out for a remake.

Les from Wasteland Interactive will remember my game design idea...with regards to a WW1 air war game. Looks like Sid beat us to it..:)

I wonder if anyone will make some sort of emulator that meant we could get IOS and Andriod games working on the PC. On second thoughts..touch screen...oh b##ger.

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 1:21:05 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: flanyboy

Actually it reminds me a lot of an old pc game where you were a squadron commander during the battle of britain but I can't remember the name of the game and obviously it was only for pc.



Lucas Arts Battle of Britain comes to mind. But I had the Amiga version.

European Air War maybe.

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 3:06:16 AM   
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edit: someone already mentioned it's only for ipad/iphone above

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 4:24:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Achtung Spitfire and Over the Reich..both of those based on the boardgames by J Webster..I'd love to see them redone and see Whistling Death as a new game (Thats the latest boardgame set in the Pacific).

http://uk.gamespot.com/achtung-spitfire/

Battlefront (When they where called Bigtime software or something like that)had something to do with them aswell as Flight Commander 2..all great little games that are crying out for a remake.

Les from Wasteland Interactive will remember my game design idea...with regards to a WW1 air war game. Looks like Sid beat us to it..:)

I wonder if anyone will make some sort of emulator that meant we could get IOS and Andriod games working on the PC. On second thoughts..touch screen...oh b##ger.


Hrrm, IIRC Websters board games that I really liked were Airstrike and Air Superiority both neat systems.




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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 5:34:49 AM   
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Jeff, The Speed of heat is his most recent modern jet wargame. Whistling Death is his most recent game altogether set in the Pacific..with carriers the lots..

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 1:41:37 PM   
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Cool. AH Richthofen's War for the PC.

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 7:44:48 PM   
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quote:

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Jeff, The Speed of heat is his most recent modern jet wargame. Whistling Death is his most recent game altogether set in the Pacific..with carriers the lots..


I never played Speed of Heat but I recall it being for sale at a convetion where I briefly met JD. Long long time ago. I think I've seen a copy of Whistling Death being played but it didn't seem like the same kind of game, more of a card driven thing than a tactial hex move type of game. Of course my memory may not be very accurate.

I was able to get a copy of flight comannder II via an abandonware site but I haven't played it much.



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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/2/2013 7:59:17 PM   
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Jeff oh no it's still hardcore tactical airwarfare game...part of the series,,Buffalo Wings is the beginner\starter set I believe..

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8521/whistling-death

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 1:47:27 AM   
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Cool. AH Richthofen's War for the PC.


ipad and iphone not PC.

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 1:59:03 AM   
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I thought the missus got me an Ipad for Christmas. Much to my surprise I didn't get one. Usually I am pretty good at guessing. That and she makes things a little obvious at times. Fooled me this time though.

I'd check this out had things been a little different. Do I sound bitter?

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 3:04:15 AM   
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Damn MR what a Xmas blow...as you handed her her pressie through gritted teeth..you best be a good lad all year and then drop huge hints this tine around.

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 3:12:07 AM   
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Just bite the bullet guys.
I got the missus an Ipad for her birthday. ..Then she got one for mine.
But the kids kept using it all the time. I noticed on the Eurostar trains that all the families had ipads. And all the dads were stuck reading the old fashioned way whilst he kids used the devices. so I've got one ipad mini between them.
So we have 3 ipads.

Now that is extravagant. But then I found its almost the same in every family I know. One or two or three touch devices.
So just get one.

The $40 a game you spend on PC titles will be just $2 on your new ipad.
That's some sort of crazy justification for buying one ..


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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 3:18:19 AM   
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quote:

.you best be a good lad all year


There has to be another way.

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Just bite the bullet guys.


I do have a kindle fire but the thing is a slug.

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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 5:57:41 AM   
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In my experience on my Fiance's iPad the VAST majoriy of games that are $2-$5 are worth just that, $2-$5. They are not deep or all that interesting with a few exceptions.
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Just bite the bullet guys.
I got the missus an Ipad for her birthday. ..Then she got one for mine.
But the kids kept using it all the time. I noticed on the Eurostar trains that all the families had ipads. And all the dads were stuck reading the old fashioned way whilst he kids used the devices. so I've got one ipad mini between them.
So we have 3 ipads.

Now that is extravagant. But then I found its almost the same in every family I know. One or two or three touch devices.
So just get one.

The $40 a game you spend on PC titles will be just $2 on your new ipad.
That's some sort of crazy justification for buying one ..




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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 6:22:21 AM   
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True story. I bought the iPad 1. Wife said why? You have a laptop . Two years later I got an iPad 2 for Christmas . I gave her my old iPad . She couldn't put it down. While I will admit she uses it for different reasons than I do. Like fanboy said is true many games are .99 to 6.99 or even higher but not all games are like that. Remember it is still relatively new...people don't understand that the iPad can handle a lot more than the current games that are available for it.
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Just bite the bullet guys.
I got the missus an Ipad for her birthday. ..Then she got one for mine.
But the kids kept using it all the time. I noticed on the Eurostar trains that all the families had ipads. And all the dads were stuck reading the old fashioned way whilst he kids used the devices. so I've got one ipad mini between them.
So we have 3 ipads.

Now that is extravagant. But then I found its almost the same in every family I know. One or two or three touch devices.
So just get one.

The $40 a game you spend on PC titles will be just $2 on your new ipad.
That's some sort of crazy justification for buying one ..





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RE: Sid Meier Is Back! - 5/3/2013 7:37:08 AM   
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3!! Blimey thought we were all skint in a recession....wish I could afford one.

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