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Campaigns on the Danube What is it like? - 3/10/2007 9:31:50 PM   
Ursa MAior

 

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I am starving for a good nappy action. I just finished a book about the only Nappy battle in Hungary (Györ/Raab) and another one Die Hard! by Hawthornwaite so I am desperate for a good game (CoG is out of the question ).

I play the antique Battles of Napoleon and Fields of Glory out of pure desperation. DOSBOX rulz!

HAs anyone played it?

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RE: Campaigns on the Danube What is it like? - 3/11/2007 2:02:40 AM   
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well, why don´t you simply hava a look at the "Campaigns on the Danube 1805 - 1809" forum ?

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RE: Campaigns on the Danube What is it like? - 3/11/2007 11:35:07 AM   
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Although Off topic/forum......I like it, but we have used it for generating miniatures battles for our gaming group...using a hotseat game.

That is the main reason why I am hanging in on this forum....there is basically nothing avaliable which allows for a miniature wargamer to have the computer handle the logistics and let the players get easily to battles which can then be played out on the table top.

The game has a few bugs, the odd strange crash, so make sure you save your games 2 deep ie use a series of saves verses saving over the same game. Not sure how you would find it as a stand alone game....it probably lacks the intensity of modern games....our guys loved it as a hot seat battle generator!

Why won't the matrix guys listen...add the off table resolution to your games....people will buy them!!!!

mike

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RE: Campaigns on the Danube What is it like? - 3/22/2007 8:49:58 PM   
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I enjoyed Campaigns on the Danube though it had some severe limitations on replayability.

What I liked best about it though was that this operational level game required one to approach the problem of the 'Ulm encirclement' in such a way that I realized that it wasn't a revolutionary and splendidly choreographed anomaly. It wasn't as Chandler described it at all.

It was Napoleon simply advancing with his traditional three wings and a reserve all within supporting distance approach. When you have to look at the supply lines and depot arrangements you see how the lines of march that they undertook were really the only logical routes and if you advance in this manner it will have the appearance of an encirclement.

Trying to encircle Ulm and do elaborate maneuvers had me losing. Adopting the principles of Napoleonic Warfare and paying due attention to one's lines of communication and support and it will end up having all the appearance and effect of an encirclement.


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