Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: First PC wargame you played seriously

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> RE: First PC wargame you played seriously Page: <<   < prev  1 2 [3] 4   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/22/2018 6:58:00 PM   
rickier65

 

Posts: 13616
Joined: 4/20/2000
Status: offline
My first computer wargame was also Knights of the Desert (for the C64). Followed by Battlefront by Roger Keating and Ian Trout. This was the original Battlefront game.

Rick

(in reply to Jason Petho)
Post #: 61
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/22/2018 7:21:14 PM   
simovitch


Posts: 4310
Joined: 2/14/2006
Status: offline
My first commercial game was F15 Strike Eagle on my IBM 386 probably in 1986.

First board game I think was Gettysburg at around age 9 or 10 (1970). My brother Mark used to beat me pretty severely.

_____________________________

simovitch


(in reply to rickier65)
Post #: 62
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/22/2018 7:28:03 PM   
simovitch


Posts: 4310
Joined: 2/14/2006
Status: offline
Oh man that is some sweet memories.
quote:

ORIGINAL: Crossroads

Edit: here it is:





_____________________________

simovitch


(in reply to Crossroads)
Post #: 63
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/22/2018 10:52:18 PM   
aaatoysandmore

 

Posts: 2855
Joined: 9/11/2013
Status: offline
ahhh d-day by AH; the game I loved to play because it let you choose where to invade not that static nomandy beach all the time.

(in reply to simovitch)
Post #: 64
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/23/2018 1:27:23 AM   
HighwayStar

 

Posts: 28
Joined: 11/9/2010
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Greybriar


quote:

ORIGINAL: jimi3

That's easy. Action Stations. Raw Entertainment and Alan Zimm. I still have the big floppys. The really floppy ones.


And all this time I thought I was the only one who had purchased Raw Entertainment's Action Stations.


No, you and jimi3 aren't the only ones that purchased Action Stations. I spent many an hour playing.

(in reply to Greybriar)
Post #: 65
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/23/2018 3:57:31 AM   
Capt. Harlock


Posts: 5006
Joined: 9/15/2001
From: Los Angeles
Status: offline
Guadalcanal Campaign (supposedly "the first monster computer wargame").




Attachment (1)

_____________________________

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?

--Victor Hugo

(in reply to HighwayStar)
Post #: 66
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/23/2018 7:07:06 AM   
E

 

Posts: 1182
Joined: 9/20/2007
Status: offline
This user is on your "block" list and the message has been blocked.
Click here to unblock this user and view this post.


< Message edited by E -- 3/23/2018 6:11:05 AM >


_____________________________

"Lose" is the opposite of "win." "Loose" is the opposite of "tight."

Friends Don't Let Friends Facebook.

Twitter is for... (wait for it!) ...Twits!

(in reply to Capt. Harlock)
Post #: 67
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/23/2018 8:28:14 PM   
CGGrognard


Posts: 385
Joined: 10/3/2013
From: Washington, DC
Status: offline
My first PC war game was Mech Brigade on the Commodore 64. Later I moved to the V for Victory series which at the time were the best PC war games at the time.

_____________________________

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." - Sun Tzu

(in reply to E)
Post #: 68
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/23/2018 10:50:39 PM   
aaatoysandmore

 

Posts: 2855
Joined: 9/11/2013
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: CGGrognard

My first PC war game was Mech Brigade on the Commodore 64. Later I moved to the V for Victory series which at the time were the best PC war games at the time.


What? You didn't get Steel Tigers or Typhoon of Steel on the c64? Those were the brothers and sisters of Steel Panthers W@W and WWII today.

(in reply to CGGrognard)
Post #: 69
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/23/2018 11:03:47 PM   
hadberz


Posts: 1106
Joined: 5/11/2000
From: Moncks Corner, SC
Status: offline
I had some for the c64, but just can't remember what they were or was first. There was a text-based civil war game, but it was pretty simple. Think it was freeware or whatever they called it back then. I do remember Wargame Construction Set, but it wasn't that great. For the PC, its Steel Panthers.

(in reply to aaatoysandmore)
Post #: 70
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/24/2018 1:36:42 AM   
jwarrenw13

 

Posts: 1263
Joined: 8/12/2000
From: Monroe, LA, USA
Status: offline
B1 Nuclear Bomber and Midway Campaign, Avalon Hill, about 1980.


(in reply to Crossroads)
Post #: 71
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/24/2018 11:25:47 AM   
Noypi53

 

Posts: 220
Joined: 8/14/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: simovitch

Oh man that is some sweet memories.
quote:

ORIGINAL: Crossroads

Edit: here it is:






Same. This game & AH's Guadalcanal game were my favorites for quite some time. My first computer wargame was SSI's Tigers in the Snow & Shiloh for the Apple II. It's the reason why I bought an Apple II.

I forgot what game was my first IBM PC game. I think it was either an SSI or SSG Apple II game ported to the PC. SSI & SSG were my favorite computer wargame companies then (mid-/late-80's). Time sure flies!!

< Message edited by Noypi53 -- 2/24/2018 11:31:55 AM >

(in reply to simovitch)
Post #: 72
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/24/2018 5:47:14 PM   
RFalvo69


Posts: 262
Joined: 7/11/2013
From: Lamezia Terme (Italy)
Status: offline
My first "true" wargame was Midway by SSI. It was written in Basic, and you could enter the program and change everything...

Or at least I could then. Today I'm too sclerotic to pull the very same feat. Some memories are not beautiful, but depressing

_____________________________

"Yes darling, I served in the Navy for eight years. I was a cook..."
"Oh dad... so you were a God-damned cook?"

(My 10 years old daughter after watching "The Hunt for Red October")

(in reply to Noypi53)
Post #: 73
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/24/2018 7:19:24 PM   
E

 

Posts: 1182
Joined: 9/20/2007
Status: offline
This user is on your "block" list and the message has been blocked.
Click here to unblock this user and view this post.


< Message edited by E -- 3/23/2018 6:11:08 AM >


_____________________________

"Lose" is the opposite of "win." "Loose" is the opposite of "tight."

Friends Don't Let Friends Facebook.

Twitter is for... (wait for it!) ...Twits!

(in reply to RFalvo69)
Post #: 74
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/24/2018 8:01:28 PM   
Jafele


Posts: 728
Joined: 4/20/2011
From: Seville (Spain)
Status: offline
Probably Ancient Battles on Amstrad CPC 464. Not sure.

_____________________________

Las batallas contra las mujeres son las únicas que se ganan huyendo.

NAPOLEÓN BONAPARTE


Cuando el necio oye la verdad se carcajea, porque si no lo hiciera la verdad no sería la verdad.

LAO TSE

(in reply to E)
Post #: 75
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/24/2018 11:39:39 PM   
Neilster


Posts: 2813
Joined: 10/27/2003
From: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Status: offline
Theatre Europe on the mighty Amstrad CPC6128. It was a mid-80s game about a Warsaw Pact invasion of Western Europe. Great stuff. Then, after a long hiatus, The Ardennes Offensive by SSG. This quickly led to The Operational Art of War etc etc

Here's Theatre Europe.

Cheers, Neilster




Attachment (1)

(in reply to Jafele)
Post #: 76
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/25/2018 6:34:51 PM   
aaatoysandmore

 

Posts: 2855
Joined: 9/11/2013
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: E

quote:

ORIGINAL: RFalvo69
My first "true" wargame was Midway by SSI. It was written in Basic, and you could enter the program and change everything...

Midway was by Avalon Hill...



However, there is/was a Midway scenario in Carrier Force by SSI...





I played the shtdog out of Midway, Bismark and Planet Miners by Avalon Hill back in the day of great ascii wargames. Anyone else have Blue Powder and Grey Smoke or Under Fire?

(in reply to E)
Post #: 77
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/25/2018 6:39:43 PM   
E

 

Posts: 1182
Joined: 9/20/2007
Status: offline
This user is on your "block" list and the message has been blocked.
Click here to unblock this user and view this post.


< Message edited by E -- 3/23/2018 6:11:10 AM >


_____________________________

"Lose" is the opposite of "win." "Loose" is the opposite of "tight."

Friends Don't Let Friends Facebook.

Twitter is for... (wait for it!) ...Twits!

(in reply to aaatoysandmore)
Post #: 78
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/25/2018 6:55:22 PM   
aaatoysandmore

 

Posts: 2855
Joined: 9/11/2013
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: E

quote:

ORIGINAL: aaatoysandmore
I played the shtdog out of Midway, Bismark and Planet Miners by Avalon Hill back in the day of great ascii wargames. Anyone else have Blue Powder and Grey Smoke or Under Fire?




While Blue Powder Grey Smoke was by Ralph Bosson (who did Under Fire, pictured above), he released it under his own company "Garde"...





Still those were two challenging games for their time. I like to have never beat the Union at little round top. My men kept getting slaughtered at devils den.

(in reply to E)
Post #: 79
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/25/2018 7:27:11 PM   
athineos


Posts: 108
Joined: 1/6/2017
From: Kansas City, USA
Status: offline
Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far, Panzer General II

(in reply to Lord Baldy)
Post #: 80
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/25/2018 7:38:08 PM   
wodin


Posts: 9378
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
Can anyone remember the name of a fantasy wargame on the Amstrad 464? Even gave casualties by at individual level. Was bloody difficult. I just can't seem to find it online and can't remember the name. On map forces where shown as shields.



_____________________________


(in reply to athineos)
Post #: 81
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/26/2018 8:39:47 PM   
wodin


Posts: 9378
Joined: 4/20/2003
From: England
Status: offline
After searching again I think it was Sorcerer Lord

_____________________________


(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 82
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/26/2018 9:12:17 PM   
DROregon


Posts: 129
Joined: 1/19/2002
From: Oregon
Status: offline
Harpoon, then Steel Panthers.

_____________________________


(in reply to wodin)
Post #: 83
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 2/26/2018 9:26:40 PM   
CGGrognard


Posts: 385
Joined: 10/3/2013
From: Washington, DC
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: aaatoysandmore


quote:

ORIGINAL: CGGrognard

My first PC war game was Mech Brigade on the Commodore 64. Later I moved to the V for Victory series which at the time were the best PC war games at the time.


What? You didn't get Steel Tigers or Typhoon of Steel on the c64? Those were the brothers and sisters of Steel Panthers W@W and WWII today.


C64 games were hard to come by where I was stationed at. The nearest 'retail' was more than 50 miles away and my occupation didn't provide much time off.

_____________________________

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." - Sun Tzu

(in reply to aaatoysandmore)
Post #: 84
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 3/15/2018 11:12:14 AM   
HunterICX


Posts: 68
Joined: 6/6/2014
From: Spain
Status: offline
Panzer General on my very first computer too thos where the days untill I swapped my old Dos comp in for a Pentium II and didn't had a clue about CPU cycles which turned Panzer General unplayable boy did I regret that I didn't kept the old one .

(in reply to CGGrognard)
Post #: 85
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 3/15/2018 1:50:49 PM   
Cryfindor


Posts: 15
Joined: 2/21/2018
Status: offline
Ah...Western Front is the only I played seriously, probably yeah-

_____________________________

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. Joyce Meyer

(in reply to Crossroads)
Post #: 86
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 3/15/2018 4:21:21 PM   
Caedmar

 

Posts: 2
Joined: 3/15/2018
Status: offline
Eastern Front from Talonsoft, Steel Panthers, and Age of Rifles. But concerning earlier gaming, is Heroes of Might and Magic som kind of war game? I ask with some feeling of ankwardness, so i ask for understanding :)

(in reply to Crossroads)
Post #: 87
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 3/15/2018 4:26:55 PM   
Erik Rutins

 

Posts: 33873
Joined: 3/28/2000
From: Vermont, USA
Status: online
First Computer Wargame? Around the same time, I think it was 1981 or 1982, I received as presents two SSI games - The Warp Factor and Southern Command. The first due to my parents' knowledge of my enjoyment of all things Star Trek and the second because I already had a few tabletop wargames (pretty sure my first one was the original Squad Leader) and showed a lot of interest in them. I tried The Warp Factor first, which I loved (it was kind of like Starfleet Battles for the computer), then I played a lot of Southern Command (which led me to make sure I got all of Roger's and later SSG's games as well). So depending on what you consider a wargame, it was either The Warp Factor or Southern Command.

_____________________________

Erik Rutins
Director of Product Development


For official support, please use our Help Desk: http://www.matrixgames.com/helpdesk/

Freedom is not Free.

(in reply to Cryfindor)
Post #: 88
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 3/15/2018 6:27:26 PM   
HudsonGame


Posts: 38
Joined: 10/5/2013
Status: offline
My first board Wargame was 1914 by Avalon Hill (1968). My first computer wargame was Bomb Alley by SSI (1984).

(in reply to Crossroads)
Post #: 89
RE: First PC wargame you played seriously - 3/16/2018 3:18:06 PM   
95bravo

 

Posts: 14
Joined: 8/20/2003
From: Texas
Status: offline
Tactics II was the first. Had a great battle with AH Gettysburg where I beat my older brother on the first turn. I attacked his only unit on the board with 2 of my 3 units. I rolled an "exchange" which left me the winner with one unit still left. 50 years later and I still remind him of it.

Panzer General for first computer game. Fog of war hooked me from then on. You don't get that with board games.

(in reply to HudsonGame)
Post #: 90
Page:   <<   < prev  1 2 [3] 4   next >   >>
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> RE: First PC wargame you played seriously Page: <<   < prev  1 2 [3] 4   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.313