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Squad level wargames - 7/7/2008 7:01:49 PM   
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Tell me what squad level computer wargames you know. If game has RPG elements (most of those does), I don't forbid it, but avoid the ones like Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights. I know some myself:
UFO serie
X-COM serie
Jagged Alliance serie
Laser Squad (Nemesis)
Space Hulk
Space Crusade
Pathway to Glory (for N-Gage)

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/7/2008 8:16:32 PM   
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There's about a zillion Squad Battle games over at HPS I think.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/7/2008 8:19:15 PM   
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Space Hulk, that game was pure class.  




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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/7/2008 9:43:58 PM   
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All of the Combat Mission games (old series and new) are squad-level wargames.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 12:50:31 AM   
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Sean O'Connor's Firefight 4.0

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 2:06:53 AM   
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All of the Combat Mission games (old series and new) are squad-level wargames.


Based on the examples squad level would be the entire size of the force. Individual units would be 1 man/woman.

Brigade E5
I had alot of fun with this one, lots of fire fights with a plethora of weapons and realistic weapon attachments. Yes there was quest playing and money but it was based on tactics. Not too scripted either. Sequel is 7.62 if you speak Russian.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 5:43:58 AM   
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John Tiller's Campaign series is squad based I believe.


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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 7:55:04 AM   
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Best out there at present is ALFA: Antiterror. Great gameplay and considerable 'realism' if you can adjust to what might be the worst camera controls in the history of gaming. And the usual disaster associated with low-budget Russian to English translations. There's a demo floating about, and you can buy the DD from Gamersgate.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 9:57:26 AM   
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Legion Arena is squad based RTS with RPG elements of equipping your troops and choosing the skills they gain as they level up.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 1:45:40 PM   
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AS far as boardgames go, the Squad Leader series' a hard one to beat. On the PC, Campaign Series and Combat Mission would fit the bill.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 2:00:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grell

John Tiller's Campaign series is squad based I believe.


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Greg



Platoon level.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 2:01:42 PM   
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Yes HPS has a series of Squad Battle games - covering from WWII to Korea and Viet Nam

I have a few of the WWII titles, not too bad I play them every now and then

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 2:07:09 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grell

John Tiller's Campaign series is squad based I believe.


Regards,

Greg



Platoon level.



Hi Wodin,

I thought it was that's why I put "I believe".

Thanks,

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 6:43:36 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: gunny


quote:

ORIGINAL: Paul Roberts

All of the Combat Mission games (old series and new) are squad-level wargames.


Based on the examples squad level would be the entire size of the force. Individual units would be 1 man/woman.

What gunny said. Please, stop repeating CM and the likes.

And another one I remembered:
Star Trek: Away Team

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 8:07:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Matti Kuokkanen

Tell me what squad level computer wargames you know. If game has RPG elements (most of those does), I don't forbid it, but avoid the ones like Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights. I know some myself:

Baldur's Gate sucks so much at the RPG level and is so obsessively focused on combat (especially BG2) that actually, it could be called a computer wargame.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/8/2008 8:59:12 PM   
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Judging by Matti's examples, he wants something with each individual soldier represented X-Com style.

I'd like to add Silent Storm from Nival.  While the late game gets a little sci-fi, it's a WW2 setting.  The destructible environment and ragdoll physics are just plain fun as hell.

They used the same setup for their spy game, too.


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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/9/2008 7:00:40 AM   
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And there is UFO: Alien Invasion, a 3D (Quake2 engine) free squad based UFO clone. Homepage here: http://ufoai.sourceforge.net/

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/9/2008 7:46:57 AM   
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I know:
Laser Squad
Laser Squad Nemesis (yuck)
X-Com 1
X-Com 2
X-Com 3 (yuck, unless with my X-Com 3 Revisited mod)
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate II
Icewind Dale
Icewind Dale II
Fallout Tictacs
Red Hammer (banned from my comp and returned to store for Starforce)


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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/9/2008 10:14:44 PM   
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PC:
Soldiers at War - Was one of my faves, but doesn't run well on XP unfortunately.
Fallout
101 Airborne
Age of Rifles - Wasn't this squad level or is my memory failing in my old age?
People's Tactices - Was abstract enough to play at a squad level?
Tacops - I know there was no infantry, but units were individual, so perhaps this counts too?
Flashpoint Germany - Same comment as Tacops.

Board Game:
Never played ASL (too scary), but still have Ambush! and that's awesome to play.


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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/9/2008 10:29:13 PM   
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What was the Card game version of Squad Leader called?It was a great game,still got mine somewhere.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/9/2008 10:32:06 PM   
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Andym - is that Charlie Drake I see? 

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/9/2008 10:32:34 PM   
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Yes it is the LAte Great Charlie Drake.


"ello my Darlin's!

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/9/2008 10:40:13 PM   
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Crikey, I remember seeing that one when I was a kid! I'm just trying to get my 5yr old to appreciate Laurel and Hardy. He thinks they're very funny, so I've got an excuse to watch them all again hehe. You can't beat the oldies

Sorry for the hijack folks. Move along...Nothing to see here...


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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/11/2008 7:37:49 AM   
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quote:

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What was the Card game version of Squad Leader called?It was a great game,still got mine somewhere.


Up Front? Couldn't get my head round the extra level of abstraction in that game.


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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/11/2008 8:20:18 AM   
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Am I the only one who has played Wages of War?

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/11/2008 8:23:52 AM   
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Fallout

Fallout isn't squad level. It's individual level.

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/11/2008 5:13:54 PM   
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Just remembered one more:
Payback Time 2
http://www.free-games-net.com/games/paybackt2.shtml

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RE: Squad level wargames - 7/11/2008 5:37:28 PM   
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What was the Card game version of Squad Leader called?It was a great game,still got mine somewhere.


Up Front...MMP bought the rights from AH and is going to publish it again...

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