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HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 8:01:28 AM   
johndoesecond


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Just to let you know.

From November 25 to January 14:

Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge - $39.99 (33% off, down from $59.99)
Command Ops: Highway to the Reich - $15.99 (36% off, down from $24.99)

Panther Games games:
http://www.matrixgames.com/products/?d=152

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 9:33:32 AM   
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A second "just to let you know"..
The game is well worth it. I often judge the worth by how active the forum is, and this one has slowed down, but that is only because most of us are waiting on a patch. The game engine is a definite "buy" if anyone is interested in the subject material.
Just posting this because it would be a shame to pass on this just because the forum is a bit slow the past few weeks. It will pick up soon.

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 5:01:40 PM   
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Saw the two Command Ops titles in the sale and bought them both. Waiting for the patch to dive in. Any tips for my first of this type game?

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 5:03:58 PM   
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If you haven't seen them, the Game Concepts and the Tutorial series videos are a must see.

You can watch them on the Panther Games Youtube channel here:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMyo3cXPNrcoY9-u-lezVEQ/

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 5:06:33 PM   
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Watch the videos..though remember the game has changed abit under the hood since then so the results wont be the same but it gives you a good foundation on how to play.

Pick one of the small scenarios and try things out..DON'T have the game running to fast as you loose alot of immersion. Play with realistic order delay (not sure if anyone plays anything else and it's hhow the scenarios are balanced.

Read some AAR's and ask questions.

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 5:53:44 PM   
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Aha! Videos. Nope, I had not seen them. Thank you for pointing them out.

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 6:20:04 PM   
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You haven't seen the videos?! Well, while watching them you will realise what an incredibly special game you just bought.

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/16/2013 7:30:01 PM   
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Wodin's advice good.

I learned to play this game (in as much as I have) playing Hofen as Axis.

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/17/2013 12:25:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: phoenix

Wodin's advice good.

I learned to play this game (in as much as I have) playing Hofen as Axis.


You're a bit of a masochist, Phoenix

A relatively low complexity scenario, challenging and allowing several playthroughs, is "Skorzeny's Bid for Glory" for BFTB and for HTTR, maybe, "Joe's Bridge". Hofen, while the first scenario in the BFTB timeline, isn't really the first scenario I'd recommend to play

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/17/2013 7:01:40 AM   
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Oh. I never thought of myself like that....

I suppose it did take many times before I could win it. But that's challenging!

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/17/2013 12:14:06 PM   
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Just to let you know (n. 2)




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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/18/2013 6:58:02 PM   
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The sale is also good for picking up second copies to introduce new players (like my son)



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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/18/2013 8:04:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Major SNAFU

The sale is also good for picking up second copies to introduce new players (like my son)




The more the merrier, even though Dad and Son may disagree on some generational principles ;-).

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RE: HOLIDAY SALE Command Ops - 12/18/2013 9:14:35 PM   
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I just purchased it too, so that makes the first Red Devils over Arnhem game they released many many years ago, HttR which was an awesome step up and Conquest of the Aegean; however funnily enough I never did get Bulge when it was released. I think that could well have been the initial price tag they were asking however; it seemed quite expensive. Just brought this holiday sale BFTB and the HTTR expansion, and loving the new supply aspect with HTTR. Having to keep my supply lanes open is much more challenging.
Great series folks.

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