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JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/20/2018 6:33:17 PM   
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Greetings to All,
JTS Panzer Campaign France 40 Gold upgrade released today:
http://www.johntillersoftware.com/PanzerCampaigns/France40.html

Wargame Design Studio description
https://www.wargamedesignstudio.com/2018/12/21/jts-wds-christmas-present-3/
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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/20/2018 8:55:01 PM   
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Every once in a while get into my HPS version of this game (France 1940 my favorite). Read about the changes here for gold, did not see any language about AI, always played it in SP, this game looks to be great in MP. Of course is my absolute favorite, was the original board version France 1940 by AH (Avalon Hill). The one thing I hated about these pc games was printing out the pdf manual.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/20/2018 9:19:36 PM   
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Greetings operating,
I remember Avalon Hill's France 1940 board game, among many other AH titles as young teenager.
As a social security card carrying old timer, I find that moving some units and letting the AI finish my turn provides enough fog of war to make up for mediocre to poor AI. I also find playing hot seat, with my declining memory, gives a decent contest.

I am looking forward to JTS Market Garden 44, Salerno 43 & Sicily 43 with fewer units for a better AI performance from Wargame Design Studio.
In the meantime, I still fire up Matrixgames John Tiller's Campaign Series and always use extreme fog of war setting.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/20/2018 9:19:43 PM   
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Glad to see the continued support for John's games.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/21/2018 12:56:08 PM   
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I actually found AH France 1940 in an antique store a couple years ago for $30. I bought it, thats compulsory, but never played it.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/21/2018 1:19:14 PM   
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Greetings Blond_Knight,
Check the boardgamegeek AH France 1040 page:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/746/game-france-1940-german-blitzkrieg-west

Love-Hate France 1940 reviews:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/496392/dunnigan-his-worst

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/303453/looking-back-old-friend

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/21/2018 10:24:58 PM   
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Yes, I have to get my France upgraded

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/22/2018 12:53:48 AM   
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Your going to see a lot of battles added in this upgrade that aren't covered anywhere else to my knowledge. Many early battles that took place in Belgium and the Netherlands

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 12/23/2018 2:17:01 AM   
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I think their upgrade strategy is a good move. But I had no idea they added new battles as well.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 1/1/2019 8:12:38 PM   
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Great new map!!! The Gold version is much bigger than the old one. That is why new battles were added.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 1/1/2019 9:21:10 PM   
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I wish the "upgrade" was one to change the scale to division as the smallest unit. Battalion/company in an operational setting makes for an absurd number of units that make the campaigns depicted virtually unplayable.
Wishful thinking I know.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 1/1/2019 10:05:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JTP

I wish the "upgrade" was one to change the scale to division as the smallest unit. Battalion/company in an operational setting makes for an absurd number of units that make the campaigns depicted virtually unplayable.
Wishful thinking I know.

Panzer Campaigns have a set scale, and uniform rules. No title is a "one off" design.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 1/1/2019 10:21:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Capitaine


quote:

ORIGINAL: JTP

I wish the "upgrade" was one to change the scale to division as the smallest unit. Battalion/company in an operational setting makes for an absurd number of units that make the campaigns depicted virtually unplayable.
Wishful thinking I know.

Panzer Campaigns have a set scale, and uniform rules. No title is a "one off" design.



I know; hence my comment about the unit size used being inappropriate for the actions depicted. Tactical scale depicting an operational/strategic battle equals to many units and to much carpal tunnel syndrome.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 1/19/2019 4:18:45 AM   
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I much prefer the tactical scale battles on the JTS engine (i.e. Squad Battles), but I'll still gladly support them and buy the France '40 upgrade.

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 1/20/2019 8:08:59 PM   
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At last!

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RE: JTS Panzer Campaigns France 40 Gold Upgrade - 1/20/2019 8:46:48 PM   
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Game looks great - still some AI problems. During the first night a fairly small confederate cav unit comes right up to my lines at cemetery hill. Whose with it? Robert E Lee. Attacks on union lines went on all night long, a unit or two at a time.

Still the Gold version well worth updating to.

Oops this thread about France 1940 not Gettysburg Gold update.

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