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looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 3:01:40 AM   
bean5671


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i need a new beer and pretzel type wargame
something like PGII or Steel panthers WAW but one that will take advantage of my hardware and OS,in otherwords work without dosbox or a win xp install
i am running win 7 my system is
i7 950 3.27GHz
12 gb ddr3 1600
ati 5770 1 gb
anything new out there I have a ton of matrix and paradox titles but looking for a 2-4 hour quickie
thank you
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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 3:05:45 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bean5671

i need a new beer and pretzel type wargame
something like PGII or Steel panthers WAW but one that will take advantage of my hardware and OS,in otherwords work without dosbox or a win xp install
i am running win 7 my system is
i7 950 3.27GHz
12 gb ddr3 1600
ati 5770 1 gb
anything new out there I have a ton of matrix and paradox titles but looking for a 2-4 hour quickie
thank you


how about battlefield academy...some folks seem to really be enjoying it so far

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 3:36:35 AM   
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Yeah, sounds like Battlefield Academy would be right up your alley. 

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 4:29:38 AM   
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Battlefield Academy is often called Steel Panthers Lite (Steel Panthers with Panzer General level of complexity)

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 2:25:50 PM   
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BA is a very good suggestion.

Also, if you'd like a tabletop strategy game conversion that's beer & pretzels, I'd recommend "Montjoie!" from AGEOD.  It's only $20.  There's a good review about it at Wargamer.com, too.

http://shopus.ageod.com/game-description-Monjoie_-659242.html

Edit: Oops! I noticed you mentioned something like PG2. That would be Battlefield Academy, definitely.


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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 5:04:04 PM   
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Try the newest release here, Decisive Campaigns.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 6:10:05 PM   
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thanks guys

i have a ton on my plate right now to much stress and WITPAE, HOI3 and the others like them i own just take to much time right now
i will look at BA today

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 6:35:27 PM   
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For beer and pretzels, Operation Flashpoint should not be forgottened, even if it's kind of dead in terms of upgrades. Fast paced and simple to play, but still fun IMHO. Haven't tried it under Win 7, but maybe someone else has?

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/26/2010 11:08:46 PM   
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Decisive Campaigns looks like beer & pretzels of the better kind. At least the predecessor was quite enjoyable.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/27/2010 4:07:41 PM   
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For beer and pretzels, Operation Flashpoint should not be forgottened, even if it's kind of dead in terms of upgrades. Fast paced and simple to play, but still fun IMHO. Haven't tried it under Win 7, but maybe someone else has?


How can u drink beer and eat pretzels while playing FPS (both hands are occupied)?

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/27/2010 6:49:43 PM   
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For beer and pretzels, Operation Flashpoint should not be forgottened, even if it's kind of dead in terms of upgrades. Fast paced and simple to play, but still fun IMHO. Haven't tried it under Win 7, but maybe someone else has?


How can u drink beer and eat pretzels while playing FPS (both hands are occupied)?



I wasn't gonna ask if he was a mutant, but now that you mention it..



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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/27/2010 7:04:30 PM   
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FPS? Man, I was dead wrong there. LOL. I meant Flashpoint Germany of course! Sorry about that..... must have been something in that mushroom soup!

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/28/2010 11:53:34 AM   
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Battlefield Academy is the beer n' pretzels PC wargame of the year imo.

Even easier to play than SSG's Carriers at War (my other contender for this thread). It's also been rock solid on release.

I still have not read 1 page of rules - I am half way through the game and stuck in Normandy right now being stomped on by the German AI.

I have also caught myself humming the theme tune at odd times of the day

In other words - forget the rule book - and keep your hand around the Fosters.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/28/2010 4:23:14 PM   
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In other words - forget the rule book - and keep your hand around the Fosters.





Or Newcastle... maybe he's British.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/28/2010 11:45:38 PM   
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He, if he is British, it probably will be a Fosters. It's more popular in the UK than OZ. Tastes better over there too.

bean, have you tried Panzer General Forever?


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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/30/2010 1:00:30 AM   
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For beer and pretzels, Operation Flashpoint should not be forgottened, even if it's kind of dead in terms of upgrades. Fast paced and simple to play, but still fun IMHO. Haven't tried it under Win 7, but maybe someone else has?


This is an excellent and under rated game. Won't take up too much time either. I've had a lot of fun with Operation Flashpoint.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/30/2010 1:47:00 AM   
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ORIGINAL: NefariousKoel


quote:

ORIGINAL: jomni


quote:

ORIGINAL: Widell

For beer and pretzels, Operation Flashpoint should not be forgottened, even if it's kind of dead in terms of upgrades. Fast paced and simple to play, but still fun IMHO. Haven't tried it under Win 7, but maybe someone else has?


How can u drink beer and eat pretzels while playing FPS (both hands are occupied)?



I wasn't gonna ask if he was a mutant, but now that you mention it..




Well wargamers need this...


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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/30/2010 2:32:08 AM   
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I agree - Battlefield Academy should fit the bill perfectly for you. A second option would be Operation Barbarossa if you want more of a PG style.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/30/2010 3:02:59 AM   
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I was thinking Storm over the Pacific and Time of Wrath combo?

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/30/2010 4:44:18 PM   
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So... bean5671.. when will we hear who the big winner was?

Edit: You may want to wait just a tad to see what else comes along the release path, too.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/30/2010 7:13:01 PM   
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quote:

something like PGII or Steel panthers WAW


Battlefield Academy hands down is what you're looking for.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/31/2010 5:41:06 AM   
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What about old classics like John Tillers Civil War- still playable and fun- easy to do- doesnt take much rules read and if you've been around gaming a long time its a fit like an old glove.  There are others- newer- shinier- and more time consuming. Just a bee in the bonnet..

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 8/31/2010 6:26:04 AM   
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uuummm... black and tan. Game beer.

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 9/1/2010 3:01:55 AM   
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well i do like Ba alot, however great news for me but bad news on the new game front. MY HOUSE SOLD IN 2 days so i now have to really move on finding a new house
We thought our house would sit for months but one showing and first offer done, so no time for games now. need to pack, search for new house and change kids school all in 60 days
we did not even start looking until the week before we put the house up so we are a bit behind the ball

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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 9/1/2010 7:41:21 AM   
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bean5671, I was to recommend you checking Wasteland Interactive World War II sale (I mean Time of Wrath and Storm over the Pacific promotions):  http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2563623 , but since you no longer have time for wargaming maybe you will have opportunity to have a look at those games in future.


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RE: looking for NEW game beer and pretzel please help - 9/1/2010 5:26:52 PM   
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Congrats Bean. You'll get settled in and back to your pasttime before long.

Anraz' suggestion is quite valid, too, if you want some on a grand strategy scale. I own Time of Wrath and can defnitely say it's easy to get into and play for a hex-based game.

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