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Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 in sc... - 9/5/2016 4:29:59 PM   
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Developers from Fury Sofware are very proud to share with you a new bunch of screenshots! With the UI pratically done, it's time to see how the enitre World War II will look like!

From the early operations in Poland in 1939, passing from El- Alamein. Stalingrad, the D-Day and coming to the final Allied victory in 1945, you will see how much Strategic Command: World War II in Europe has been improved!

Stay tuned for further updates and get more information from the official product page!

















































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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/5/2016 5:34:31 PM   
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Nice. The images of the UK preparing for D-Day makes shows how important it is for the Axis to stop US troop convoys from reaching Britain.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/5/2016 6:10:44 PM   
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With all these unit types available, I hope we see some smaller operational scenarios created.

I'm thinking you could do battalion level organizations, with AA, AT, recon, armored, armored infantry, artillery, and special forces for the heavy weapons or specialized company/battallion assets.

Anyone want to make a Battle of the Bulge or PanzerArmee Afrika scenario? You could go even further to localized theaters like the Bulge's Northern Shoulder with Peiper's push with the 1ss Panzers.

Hopefully we'll see some user produced scenarios real soon. Any coming with the developer's release?

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/5/2016 6:25:56 PM   
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These screenshots look great and I love the large scale which provides for a large number of units which gives us the best of both worlds - the super strategic and operational play. To wet my appetite I'm playing a multiplayer Brute Force which thanks to unexpected declarations of war has turned into an incredible show case for that earlier incarnation of SC - so I can't wait for the release of this new version.

The units icons are very impressive too. The only oddity for me are the staff icons represented by what looks like a commander poised over his operations table which seems out of kilter with the battle scenes around them.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/5/2016 6:39:56 PM   
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Great shots. Looks like it's going to be a great game. From an old grognard.

Now that said, how about some shots with NATO symbols? I know the new crowd has to have more imagery in the icon. But IMHO, the NATO symbols provide a more clear overall picture.

Not to mention, NATO symbology SELLS to me, and the grognard market in general.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/6/2016 12:55:01 AM   
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Beautiful work on the hexside rivers that look like rivers instead of hexsides

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/7/2016 8:23:48 AM   
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Have to agree with all the above, great screenshots and probably instant buy for me. Great work team!

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/7/2016 4:53:12 PM   
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Great shots. Looks like it's going to be a great game. From an old grognard.

Now that said, how about some shots with NATO symbols? I know the new crowd has to have more imagery in the icon. But IMHO, the NATO symbols provide a more clear overall picture.

Not to mention, NATO symbology SELLS to me, and the grognard market in general.



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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/8/2016 11:04:52 AM   
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Hi, actually there is the possibility to switch from 3D images to NATO counters (and vice-versa) during the game through the game menu

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/8/2016 4:20:05 PM   
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quote:

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Hi, actually there is the possibility to switch from 3D images to NATO counters (and vice-versa) during the game through the game menu


Great, can you show a few screenshots?

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/8/2016 5:24:28 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Hi, actually there is the possibility to switch from 3D images to NATO counters (and vice-versa) during the game through the game menu


Great, can you show a few screenshots?


I too am a fan of the NATO symbols but like the 3D images as well...except for the 3D images having those unsightly round bases which reminds me more of toy soldiers than a representation of an actual Army of Army Corps sized unit. They also block out a lot of the terrain features...

Is there any chance that the 3D images can be toggled on but without the bases?

This is of course only an extremely minor annoyance on my part as overall, the game looks fantastic and I can't wait to get it!!!

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/9/2016 8:39:46 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Hi, actually there is the possibility to switch from 3D images to NATO counters (and vice-versa) during the game through the game menu


Great, can you show a few screenshots?


Hi!

This is an example with NATO counters. The screen shows the situation on the french border before the german invasion



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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/9/2016 2:57:13 PM   
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quote:

I too am a fan of the NATO symbols but like the 3D images as well...except for the 3D images having those unsightly round bases which reminds me more of toy soldiers than a representation of an actual Army of Army Corps sized unit. They also block out a lot of the terrain features...

Is there any chance that the 3D images can be toggled on but without the bases?

This is of course only an extremely minor annoyance on my part as overall, the game looks fantastic and I can't wait to get it!!!


Glad to hear you are looking forward to the game and yes those 3D unit bases can be toggled on or off as desired.

The naval units in the screenshot are an example of this as their bases are turned off

However, one reason they are shown with unit bases is to help the 3D units pop out on the map. This is because we have a detailed and textured map and having detailed 3D units on top of that, results in it being easy to "lose" the 3D units on the map.

This is why the 3D naval units stand out well enough on their own since the sea background is much less detailed, and also why the NATO counters in the above screenshot stand out so well also, but in reverse, i.e. less detailed NATO counters on top of a more detailed background etc.

But in the end we do leave the option for players to configure their units as desired in game, NATO vs 3D, unit bases or not.

Hope this helps,
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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/9/2016 4:37:20 PM   
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Looking good Herbert / Daniele - thanks for the NATO images.

I may yet buy this game ....

Is there an option to make the hex grid more visible?

Saw one above but looked rather faint ...

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/10/2016 5:32:24 AM   
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Is there an option to make the hex grid more visible?

Saw one above but looked rather faint ...


As in all SC games the hex grid can be activated.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/10/2016 10:06:50 AM   
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@ DonCzirr

The pictures have all been taken with the hex grid deactivated. When hexes on these pictures are outlined, than only to show the player his movement or attack allowance.
SC games always had an option to activate / deactived hex grids (and formerly square grids), and this game will have this option too. And once activated, the lines are dark, and not at all faint. Imagine your classical hex board game with black hex line color. That is pretty much what this game will offer you if you decide to play with the hex grid activated. If you're a friend of this grid, it will look like "welcome back from retirement, General, please, sit down, and let me show you the situation on your map here, sir."

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/10/2016 1:56:58 PM   
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Thanks guys - I thought I saw one above - but that seems to have only been a sea movement area.

Any pics with the Grid on?

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/11/2016 12:30:10 AM   
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As the humble owner of every SC every released, I will share one comment. The graphics look great. But I still feel the snow is a bit overdone and makes it hard to read city names, etc. At least in the resolutions we have seen thus far. Of course, my piddling criticism would be moot if an on/off option was provided

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/11/2016 6:40:24 PM   
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I just can't get used to all the units having a 10 counter. I'm used to seeing the power of the unit right there on the unit and not having to look elsewhere. If it's a 4-4-4 put a 4-4-4 out there. If it's a 12-8-6 then put that out there as well. 10 on every counter looks 2nd grade to me and lazy programming.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/11/2016 7:17:07 PM   
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Funny, that has always bothered me too. The "10" always felt too abstract for me, but it's always been that way. Schwerpunkt's WWIIe counters are full of info, but the game has a much larger learning curve.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/11/2016 7:51:01 PM   
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At some point, expanded options would be nice - for map, counters etc ...

Time of Fury had some flaws and was dropped like a bad habit by Slitherine but it gave some nice customization options for various elements of the presentation layer ...

Companies that offer the customer abundant choices - and don't simply assume that they know what everyone should like, get extra points (and currency) from me ....

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/11/2016 11:19:12 PM   
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The game looks great from the screenshots, only one small request though. Instead of the generic unit names could there be historical ones?

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/12/2016 9:05:58 AM   
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There are. SC has always used historical unit names.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/23/2016 12:13:48 AM   
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My only comment is everything seems REALLY dark--esp. the terrain. Doesn't seem to be much contrast with the units, and makes the units blend in to my eyes.

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RE: Strategic Command shows the course of World War 2 i... - 9/28/2016 1:41:27 AM   
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I would like to see 3 screen shots of the new game.
1. The campaigns that we can choose from: We all know that there will be a campaign for he whole war, but I do not know what the mini-campaigns will be included.
2. A screen shot of the different units that we can purchase during the game. Will the units be exactly the same as in SC2, or will there be new types of units that are available.
3. A screen shot of the research and development screen. Again, will it be the same as SC2, and I am guessing no. It will peak our interest in the game before it is released.

Also, I noticed that the coming in fall has been removed. When will the game be released Fall, Winter, Spring, or later?

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