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This game is freaking amazing - 10/7/2015 2:16:11 AM   
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I know nothing about this era and I never play games prior to Civil War. I bought this last week (the new one, Campaigns) to kill time before Civilization Rising Tide comes out this Friday. I actually bought the Medieval Dark Ages (whatever it is called, and I just hate that as you can see in my post) to kill time but it sucks.

This game is outstanding. The rules are well written, the AI is the best. I am trying to scare up some PBEM.

I cannot be specific because there is so much I love about this game. If you are on the fence about this, jump off and get it.

Best turn-based game I bought in a long time. Thanks for making this.
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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 10/7/2015 4:39:14 PM   
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Possibly my favourite Matrix title, I kid you not.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 10/18/2015 1:04:54 PM   
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I agree. The best tabletop wargame experience for PC in a looong time. There is some room for further improvement but overall a very solid title. And with the sound mod its even better.

Very satisfying gameplay, and fits the PBEM multiplayer model quite well.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 1/10/2016 9:26:05 PM   
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Indeed the AI is one of its stronger points. It took me several tries to win the first scenario.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 7/7/2016 11:33:31 PM   
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Wait, you actually managed to beat the first scenario of the Italian Wars? Dang, that's the one I just can't crack.

But yeah, this is a great game, very satisfying as each battle presents you with a different tactical challenge.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 7/9/2016 5:21:07 AM   
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I so agree with everyone. Really a challenging, but nice game.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 7/9/2016 7:16:18 AM   
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The 'Shadow of the Shogun' is every bit as good. If you have not tried it yet you have much more gaming pleasure to come.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 7/11/2016 2:36:44 PM   
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Looks to me that if the campaign layer contained some enhanced military considerations e.g. lines of communications/logistics and enough complexity where "auto resolve" would be an option say 10% of the time to speed progress, the developers might have a cool niche. That is, a nice balance between the tactical and strategic layers where campaigns take a < week to complete compared to Total War, for example. Devil in the details. But. That could lead to a campaign layer on top of something like Battle Academy WW2.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 2/7/2017 2:48:14 AM   
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Yes, very nice game. Just bought it tonight and am finding it quite addictive. Good job guys!

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 2/15/2017 9:27:59 AM   
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Got it yesterday with the 30% off coupon, started the tutorial scenario and I'm affraid I've become addicted
It's so easy to pick up, the rules are clearly explained and am quite impressed by the AI so far as when you make a mistake it'll take advantage of that.

Like the OP, I know very little and just the basic jests of the time period but this game will surely change that, kudos to the devs.


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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 3/2/2017 9:37:18 PM   
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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 3/15/2017 7:04:10 AM   
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I bought this on sale just two days back. Haven't played it much at all yet though so can't say much. Ever play HPS Renaissance? Standard John Tiller design but with pike and musket units.

http://www.hpssims.com/Pages/Products/MuskPike/Ren/ren.html

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 5/13/2017 4:00:15 PM   
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Hi guys!

Just bought this game: it's amazing

Thanks for your recommendations!

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 9/10/2017 2:26:59 AM   
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I would like to try it

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 9/10/2017 9:25:14 PM   
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It is excellent, and there are absolutely loads of free user made scenarios to download, making it excellent value. I would highly recommend purchase.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 11/4/2017 6:09:13 PM   
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I just wish the campaign system was better. Everything else has been pretty good.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 11/4/2017 6:41:34 PM   
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must admit with everything now added, still the best in the series imo

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 11/8/2017 2:51:15 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: zakblood

must admit with everything now added, still the best in the series imo


In the series of what? Field of Glory II is the best now if we're talking about the engine.

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 12/11/2017 4:43:19 AM   
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Byzantine Games rulez!
Being a RTS (ntw3-ntw) player for years, now i am old and not good at mouse clickfest anymore for the battlefileds
So found these PBeM tactical 3 games just on time i guess ^^

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RE: This game is freaking amazing - 2/2/2018 11:00:04 AM   
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These are the types of games and AI that should set the standard for future wargames. Best gameplay, doesn't take a year to play them out and a very challenging AI. Only wish they had come out sooner and in more era's of digital wargames. Now we need a good civil war version and and WWI version and a WWII version. A campaign version for Field of Glory II would be nice also.

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