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Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/4/2019 1:29:51 AM   
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It may very well make for a good setting. But personally very disappointed it is not Panzer Battles series. That series has a more robust editor and the scale pulls me in more than the same PC operational level.
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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/4/2019 5:16:53 PM   
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Greetings Rosseau,
I agree that Panzer Battles scale might be better for the individual battles.
At Panzer Campaigns scale more map area for campaign battles can be covered.
I find the game interesting, like Operation Sealion, since it never took place.
My father was trained to be an army sniper in preparation for Operation Olympic back in 1944/45.
He passed away at 90 back in 2016.

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/4/2019 6:11:45 PM   
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I was looking for opinions as to if people think this might be a FUN game. I love the setting but I wonder if the number of units and the slow going might make even more of a chore than their Petersburg game

http://www.johntillersoftware.com/PanzerCampaigns/Japan45.html?mc_cid=08da1892e1&mc_eid=ba04c74065

< Message edited by Delaware -- 5/4/2019 7:21:12 PM >

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/5/2019 4:25:32 AM   
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Yep rommel222, it seems many veterans like your father had great strength and lived a long life. And then we got Korea.

Delaware, I typically do the unthinkable and loosen up the movement rates of Tiller's games in the pdt files. What's the sense of the realism if you're going to die of boredom. I've found this has helped me enjoy quite a few of his games.

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/5/2019 9:50:47 AM   
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Great news !

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/6/2019 10:03:53 PM   
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Is there a good active forum for the Tiller games?

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/6/2019 10:48:38 PM   
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Here's the active forum i know of http://www.theblitz.org/message_boards/ scroll down

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/6/2019 11:22:27 PM   
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I would think about it if the AI is any good....
I am afraid it will just be a feed a few troops at a time at you.(Bad totally uncoordinated AI)
Making the game Long and Super Boring. Seems like the AI is an after thought in his games.
ACW & Nappy Series anyway

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/7/2019 12:06:06 AM   
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I have wondered what the "AI advantage" slider in the scenario settings affects? The manual is vague on the point. Don't think it will be turned into Sun Tzu, but might improve the challenge nonetheless?

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 5/7/2019 4:56:02 AM   
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I don't think the slider makes the AI any smarter. One essential thing is using the AI scripting, which is very easy, even for me.

This way you have a reinforcing enemy maybe appearing at your backdoor, maybe not. Maybe five turns earlier or later than expected. Your own reinforcements variable. The enemy appears, but which way will he head? Orders for the units already on-map - attack, defend, retreat, encircle. Not ideal, but giving everything a percentage-chance, not bad.

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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 8/27/2019 1:54:55 PM   
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Greetings to All,
Wargame Design Studio just released an update for JTS Japan 45.

Details at link below:
https://www.wargamedesignstudio.com/2019/08/25/panzer-campaigns-japan-45-updated-to-version-1-01/


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RE: Tiller's Japan '45 is out - 3/19/2020 11:37:03 PM   
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I see there is no other threads for Japan '45 and Japan '46.
I just purchased both over a week ago. Great games. It would be nice to see some exchange of thoughts, ideas and tactics. Such as the US 37mm AT gun seems to be nearly useless. How best to takeout bunker? Most effective way to deal with the Japanese tanks? Etc.

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