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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/13/2017 9:14:09 AM   
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I bought Campaign Overland last year. Not a particularly exciting game despite the incredibly huge map. Still prefer Campaign Gettysburg as the only "real" campaign in the series.

I'm a bit concerned that some of his patches are now for the JTS versions of the ACW and Napoleonic series. They won't work with the HPS versions and HPS hasn't provided equivalent patches yet. Campaign Waterloo and Campaign Antietam are examples of JTS only patches. I am not going to buy the JTS versions just to get the minor enhancements though despite my love for these games.


If you have the HPS version then JTS will provide you with a serial number when you update with their patch. Just send a note to JTS support. If you are in the HPS database and your in there as a purchaser of the game than they will send you a serial number. Otherwise you may need to send a photo of your CD.


I saw this, gut wrenching! Knowing she has passed on. But the info nelmsm gives is welcome.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/13/2017 4:26:21 PM   
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There is a significant effort underway to upgrade the graphics of some, if not all, of the JTS game series.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/14/2017 3:32:49 PM   
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There is a significant effort underway to upgrade the graphics of some, if not all, of the JTS game series.

Is Tiller himself involved with it?

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/14/2017 5:10:50 PM   
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Not directly. WDS is. Will these be official graphics upgrades, not just mods? Yes.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/15/2017 6:47:33 AM   
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I bought Battles of Normandy not long ago. As for graphics, the old JT/Talonsoft Napoleonic and Civil War games sold on here still have not been surpassed and they are about 20 years old.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/15/2017 3:17:59 PM   
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The funny thing is after sinking money into Combat Mission Normandy and its addon's/engine upgrades, Ive come to realize that I enjoy Squad/Panzer battles/campaigns more.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/15/2017 4:41:36 PM   
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The funny thing is after sinking money into Combat Mission Normandy and its addon's/engine upgrades, Ive come to realize that I enjoy Squad/Panzer battles/campaigns more.

Absolutely.

I downloaded the demo for CM2 a while back and there was a situation where I had a column of afvs and other vehicles moving down a road. There is no "plot" to just "follow" the lead vehicle. This was a disaster of gaming. It was unrealistic in my opinion. And it was tedious. There is so much fiddliness in virtually all of these real time systems that I just don't have the patience to deal with them. They work in certain limited ways, but the payoff is far less to me than the hassle of using them.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/15/2017 6:37:17 PM   
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Squad Battles is so s close to being down right perfect tactical wargame..


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The funny thing is after sinking money into Combat Mission Normandy and its addon's/engine upgrades, Ive come to realize that I enjoy Squad/Panzer battles/campaigns more.



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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/15/2017 7:22:01 PM   
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Because of this thread, I was just looking at the Squad Battles product page and noticed a name from days gone by. Have not thought about this gentleman in a while but when I saw his name, I remembered all of the help he provided me and others thru the years with Steel Panthers and others. So just a quick shout out to a wargame legend, thanks for everything Wild Bill Wilder. You have not been forgotten.




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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/15/2017 7:53:27 PM   
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Squad Battles is so s close to being down right perfect tactical wargame..

I don't have that one yet. Can you say something about it to maybe convert me from Steel Panthers series?

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/16/2017 12:02:23 AM   
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Squad Battles is so s close to being down right perfect tactical wargame..

I don't have that one yet. Can you say something about it to maybe convert me from Steel Panthers series?


IIRC its very similar, but only covers a part or single theater instead of covering decades.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/16/2017 1:44:18 AM   
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Right after Strat O Matic I would say Tiller's titles are my alltime favorite,  still playing Campaign series and most of his Panzer Campaigns . Anyone that sights the dated graphics I counter with keep developing JT and let the community polish the chrome ..... not to mention his new Panzer Battles art is some of the best 2d work I've ever seen, the maps are amazing

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/16/2017 11:24:25 AM   
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I used to play strat o matic in the old days before the computer sims.

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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/16/2017 11:48:34 AM   
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Now that's difficult. Personally I'd play both as one doesn't stop the other from being enjoyed. SB comes to life PBEM over at the Blitz forum whose community is excellent and welcomes newbies to the ladder. Also I found SB creates more of a narrative. With all the visual mods out there it doesn't need to look bad in 2D either..plus currently a great 3D mod for games with 3D is being made. Though for me the 2D is what gives SB it's unique character, well for me anyway.

Lots of eras to fight in aswell..though again personally I think it struggles with anything after Vietnam..remember really this engine was designed for Inf combat. If SB source code was given to someone and they managed to add ROF and Ammo counts instead of the current way which cripples weapons way to quickly so an MG42 ends up like a pea shooter and they add multi level buildings for me nothing could touch it. Still even in it's current state it's great fun PBEM.

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Squad Battles is so s close to being down right perfect tactical wargame..

I don't have that one yet. Can you say something about it to maybe convert me from Steel Panthers series?



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RE: Is anyone buying John Tiller games? - 3/16/2017 7:11:52 PM   
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Now that's difficult. Personally I'd play both as one doesn't stop the other from being enjoyed. SB comes to life PBEM over at the Blitz forum whose community is excellent and welcomes newbies to the ladder. Also I found SB creates more of a narrative. With all the visual mods out there it doesn't need to look bad in 2D either..plus currently a great 3D mod for games with 3D is being made. Though for me the 2D is what gives SB it's unique character, well for me anyway.


Have any link for that mod?

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