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Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 2:13:20 AM   
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Something like all those great boardgames (ASL, LnL, ect) that I can never find opponents for.

I have "Awakening the bear"

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 2:36:42 AM   
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HPS squad battles?

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 10:31:22 AM   
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Being a squad scale wargame lover I think HPS Squad Battles is what your looking for. Superb PBEM and a great active community over at The Blitz. Plus lots of great art mods to improve the look loads. Esp those by Ritchie.For me they are the best squad level games out there. The X Mod fixes one aspect I was never keen on so the only thing lacking is multi level buildings but then I can't think of any boardgame like Squad level game out that has them.

Lots of Wars and theaters to choose from. However I do think the system struggles with modern warfare, Anything Vietnam and before works great. Red Victory is an amazing title to start with.

I do live in hope that Mr Grigsby eventually gets around to doing a new monster Steel Panthers, however with their current development plans it would be years away yet.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 1:34:04 PM   
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The best squad based WWII game I ever played was SSI's Soldiers At War. If you could somehow find a copy and get it to run on a new computer, I think you would enjoy it.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 1:46:35 PM   
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http://www.squakenet.com/download/soldiers-at-war/11512/

then download any dos emulator, i use http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1

and your done, playing it on any o/s even win 10

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 1:51:30 PM   
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Steve Young's Squad Assault(like close combat), Panzer Command: Osfront (platoon level but looks like squads), HPS SQUAD battles (Pacific one is excellent), Computer Ambush (ancient squad game for commodore 64), Silent Storm (good if you can handle sci-fi mixed in with WW2). Squad Leader by Hasbro (awful game with Squad Leader title). Not sure if Close Combat series is squads? The original Combat Mission before they made real time out of it was pretty good. AI is lacking in both old and new versions though. Steel Panthers W@W looks like squads but believe it is company level or platoon level been a long time. Very good game though and it's free.

Oh I guess you could say all the first two X-com series of games are squad level and the newest ones. Those are what I call detailed squad level games.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 2:57:35 PM   
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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 5:16:33 PM   
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quote:

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Something like all those great boardgames (ASL, LnL, ect) that I can never find opponents for.

I have "Awakening the bear"


While not hex based, you might want to check out the free demo for Panzer Command Ostfront. It's turn based, WEGO system at squad level with individual tanks.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 6:06:31 PM   
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Mark H. Walker's Lock 'n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad is an excellent squad based game.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 6:55:55 PM   
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Isnt Advanced Tactic game squad?

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 8:44:59 PM   
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Mark H. Walker's Lock 'n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad is an excellent squad based game.

Patrick


For once I agree with WINGS!!

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/25/2015 11:29:08 PM   
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Lock and Load is on my list

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 1:04:45 AM   
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The best squad based WWII game I ever played was SSI's Soldiers At War. If you could somehow find a copy and get it to run on a new computer, I think you would enjoy it.


I agree with this. Great soldier-based game.

It does run on my machine, however the scrolling is incredibly hard to control... mouse to the edge of the screen and you're looking at the end of the current map in an instant. One other hassle is needing to keep the CD in (I bought my first hard drive so I wouldn't have to keep putting in disks to run different programs! *ack*).

I'd love to see a remake or even a GOG version. However, it does pop up from time to time on Ferrengi-Bay, I mean E-bay (but wait for a decently priced listing).

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 3:07:57 AM   
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Lock and Load is on my list



You should get it. Fantastic game. On sale now for 30 Krackel Bars too.

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/349/details/Mark.H..Walker%27s.Lock.%27n.Load:.Heroes.of.Stalingrad

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 3:08:09 AM   
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If I remember rightly SaW first brought me to The Wargamer website looking for scenarios and then I found here, wasn't until a couple of years later I registered here as I'd been offline for a couple of years.

Silent Storm could have been even better if they hadn't gone all sci fi.



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The best squad based WWII game I ever played was SSI's Soldiers At War. If you could somehow find a copy and get it to run on a new computer, I think you would enjoy it.


I agree with this. Great soldier-based game.

It does run on my machine, however the scrolling is incredibly hard to control... mouse to the edge of the screen and you're looking at the end of the current map in an instant. One other hassle is needing to keep the CD in (I bought my first hard drive so I wouldn't have to keep putting in disks to run different programs! *ack*).

I'd love to see a remake or even a GOG version. However, it does pop up from time to time on Ferrengi-Bay, I mean E-bay (but wait for a decently priced listing).



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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 3:20:57 AM   
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Isnt Advanced Tactic game squad?


No Advanced Tactics is more like Grand Strategy.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 3:36:37 AM   
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Isnt Advanced Tactic game squad?


No Advanced Tactics is more like Grand Strategy.


For some reason this page says it's operational. Any idea why?

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 12:46:53 PM   
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When people say 'squad based', they really should further define, if it is a game with 'a' squad (like X-Com) or a game based on squads plural like Steel Panthers.

Because in some respects, Steel Panthers is often a company and battalion game when you consider how many units are in your force pool.

A squad leader is a Sgt, not a Colonel.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 3:59:12 PM   
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Isnt Advanced Tactic game squad?


No Advanced Tactics is more like Grand Strategy.


Ah didn't know, I haven't play that game much, been busy in other things.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/26/2015 6:26:02 PM   
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When people say 'squad based', they really should further define, if it is a game with 'a' squad (like X-Com) or a game based on squads plural like Steel Panthers.

Because in some respects, Steel Panthers is often a company and battalion game when you consider how many units are in your force pool.

A squad leader is a Sgt, not a Colonel.



I'd take either or

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/27/2015 1:06:17 AM   
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The best squad based WWII game I ever played was SSI's Soldiers At War. If you could somehow find a copy and get it to run on a new computer, I think you would enjoy it.


I agree with this. Great soldier-based game.

It does run on my machine, however the scrolling is incredibly hard to control... mouse to the edge of the screen and you're looking at the end of the current map in an instant. One other hassle is needing to keep the CD in (I bought my first hard drive so I wouldn't have to keep putting in disks to run different programs! *ack*).

I'd love to see a remake or even a GOG version. However, it does pop up from time to time on Ferrengi-Bay, I mean E-bay (but wait for a decently priced listing).


There's some used copies on Amazon for $11 plus some change. Haven't checked ebay yet.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/27/2015 2:17:46 AM   
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Isnt Advanced Tactic game squad?


No Advanced Tactics is more like Grand Strategy.


For some reason this page says it's operational. Any idea why?

Because it can be. I do not consider it strategic.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/27/2015 3:21:48 AM   
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http://www.squakenet.com/download/soldiers-at-war/11512/

then download any dos emulator, i use http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1

and your done, playing it on any o/s even win 10




It says free but ican,t seem to be able to download. It sends me to a location that has me download a zip program

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/28/2015 12:33:50 AM   
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There has been quite a dry spell for this type of game. Been playing the 2012 Jagged Alliance Back in Action for the 3rd time already mainly because I like the Wego combat engine. Although the bullet physics are there and the camouflage ratings, it may be heavy in the role play elements. if you want an all out combat game

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/28/2015 11:50:34 AM   
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Isnt Advanced Tactic game squad?


No Advanced Tactics is more like Grand Strategy.


For some reason this page says it's operational. Any idea why?


Sorry. I was being a bit sloppy with terminology. I guess it's a little difficult to say specifically what AT is. It's a pretty versatile game and there are a number of different mods and scenarios out there which verge on grand strategy. Great game though.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 2/28/2015 4:08:23 PM   
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It's hard to beat the X-com series of games for individual sqaud based play. The new ones are great though I still liked Terror from the Deep the best.

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RE: Looking for a squad based game - 3/3/2015 12:35:54 AM   
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It's hard to beat the X-com series of games for individual sqaud based play. The new ones are great though I still liked Terror from the Deep the best.


I've been playing X-COM Enemy Unknown (the new one by Firaxis) and it really is well done. Really the same concept and graphics could be used in a game set in any milieu and it would make a great game. I wouldn't mind seeing a version done set on a contemporary battlefield with realistic modern weapons. I'm not sure if there are any games like that in existence now, if there are I'd love to know about them.

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