From: Somewhere deep in appalachian valley in PA
I'm surprised I don't see more comparisons between Armored Brigade and Eugen Systems' Wargame series. I think Armored Brigade much more closely resembles Wargame: Red Dragon (or one of its predecessors) than it does Steel Panthers, Close Combat, or Combat Mission.
Obviously Wargame: Red Dragon is not the most realistic game, but if you layered a heavy helping of realism onto WGRD, what you'd have is nothing other than Armored Brigade.
I also played Eugen's Wargame since W:EE, I have almost 2k hr of steam play time if I add all play time of WEE, WALB, and WRD XD. Oh I really enjoyed 10vs10 games so much. A lot of good memories. Too bad they just ruined and gave up on Wargame franchise...
Anyway, I think they are close in some sense, but at the same time I think they are different, more different points than similar points. As you know, Wargame is full 3D, and more close to modern RTS games when compared to classical 'wargame' genre. And I think that is why Wargame franchise is not that much discussed in this forum. Most of Matrix/Slitherine fans are more close to "classical wargame" fans, maybe most of forum users in here may not have that much experience in Wargame. But I agree that any person who played Wargame franchise would easily learn how to play AB.
I also can see some features of Command Ops, Flashpoint Campaign, Close Combat, Combat Mission, SB Pro, and etc...
Speaking of Wargame franchise, I once mentioned about 10vs10 multi of AB in the beta forum as far future wish list, if this game make good success. That will be amazing XD
< Message edited by exsonic01 -- 11/22/2018 2:41:49 AM >