I think Brother in Brother is one heck of a game. The maps are perhaps the nicest I've ever seen in a computer game and the manual seems to have covered all the important points. Having dabbled in wargamming for nearly 40 years, I know a quality piece when I see one. This one has all the essentials except... I can't play the darn thing! Simplistic concepts like adjusting the facing, ranged fire etc have resulted in a frustrating purchase. Why can't there be a tutorial along the lines of the excellent ones found in games like Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm and The Battlefront Combat Mission Games?
I've tried most of the video's too. Sorry. They didn't help answer a lot of the basics. I don't think I can begin to convey how important I consider this issue. Right now I'm wondering why I ever attempt a game like this without a good tutorial in support. Enough said.
the best way to learn and full appreciate any game is the manual, then the basic tutorial, it has basic steps in it which covers most things, but not all, those are for the manual and while a step by step approach for everything would be nice, it also would take forever to do, after a few small battles the basic is gotten with a few reads from the manual, like most modern games like WITW for just one example, once a few smaller battle are done then move on to a medium one.
smaller battles have less troops so can be sorted, played and replayed quicker, with the opposite for med and large ones.
so i'd try a few from both sides of a smaller battle then move on, playing both sides not only is good practice but teaches you the finer points and also what is or was in the history of the battle.
and tbh nobody hear with do it much better than what's already been done,
any more depth than what's shown here and you would be the reincarnated General on the battlefield from the time with knowledge far greater than what they or me have.
i'd do a step by step one, but it would be nowhere near as good as what's already been done, my AAR lack the depth and my pictures only tell what's happening not only in view, but where it's taken, elsewhere is hidden and also can be better or worse for you, so only tells and shows half if not a small portion of what's going off at any given time.
without putting a finer point on it, to play and play properly you have to be prepared to,
one put the time in,
and also loose as lot,
then and only then do you see mistakes and alter your plans and tactics, along the way you pick up either from game play or the manual / online video's / AAR the finer points to make you a better player and then gives you the knowledge to fully understand what is and isn't happening at any given point.
well that's my take on it, might be wrong, 50% of the time it's a coin toss tbh
< Message edited by zakblood -- 4/27/2015 6:50:02 AM >