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Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/21/2020 12:30:40 AM   
rommel222

 

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Greetings to All,
What game(s) did you decide to get from the JTS website sale?
I went for Napoleon's Campaign Eylau-Friedland 1806-7, Wellington's Peninsular War & Civil War Campaign Shenandoah
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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/21/2020 8:40:01 AM   
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Got too many...


Notice you have listed two non sale titles as well, or did you combine them into a single USD 199,- or more order?
As with previous sales I did not plan for more than a couple of titles, but ending up buying more anyway.

MP Seven Years War

CWB Chancellorsville
CWB Campaign Gettysburg

NB Bonaparte’s Peninsular Campaign
NB Campaign Waterloo

Out of curiosity:
NB Midway
MAP War over the Mideast

...I blame the lockdown!

I have all the PzB, PzC, MC and FWWC titles


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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/21/2020 2:48:02 PM   
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Greetings Simulacra53,
Yes, I did a BulkOrder discount getting 2nd copies of Civil War Gettysburg and French & Indian War as well(gifts for a reenactor of Union infantry & Roger's Rangers). Own all the Civil War, Napoleonic, Early American, Naval Battles, most Squad Battles and most WW 2 Campaign Series.

I like Naval Battles Midway and it will be challenging to find the Japanese carriers and survive the air attacks on your carriers as well.
I love Bonaparte's Peninsular Campaign for the many small to medium sized scenarios. Great variety of units too.
I have not tried any of the Air War games since I was a foot soldier and is my preference.
Sitting on the fence with the new Wolfpack game. Glad to see so many like it in the forums.



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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/21/2020 6:10:22 PM   
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Just one game Battles in North Africa 1941, as I've bought every other game I wanted over the years.
I have a number of Squad Battle games original CD's which I never play along with the serial numbers for the Gold upgrades, again never implemented, would be willing to sell cheap to any gamers in the UK.

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/21/2020 6:38:04 PM   
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Funny - everybody complains about the AI (Not me - I'm not good enough to beat it) and then they buy ton of games.

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/21/2020 7:38:35 PM   
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ORIGINAL: coachi

Funny - everybody complains about the AI (Not me - I'm not good enough to beat it) and then they buy ton of games.



I don't like the AI of any of his games but I keep buying them. I'm guilty.

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/21/2020 8:27:15 PM   
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I also picked up MAP War over the Mideast... I'd been looking at it for soooo long; just had to have it.





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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/22/2020 7:49:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jack54

I also picked up MAP War over the Mideast... I'd been looking at it for soooo long; just had to have it.






I bought it when it came out years ago and could never understand why the same SAMs in the Vietnam game were annoying but the ones in Mideast were deadly. Maybe its something hardcoded for historical flavor.

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/22/2020 10:17:32 PM   
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Modern Campaigns 67
First Blitzkrieg
War on the Southern Front
France 40 Gold
Panzer Battles North Africa
France 1914
El Alamein Gold 42
Wolfpack
Modern War

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/23/2020 1:17:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Don60420

Modern Campaigns 67
First Blitzkrieg
War on the Southern Front
France 40 Gold
Panzer Battles North Africa
France 1914
El Alamein Gold 42
Wolfpack
Modern War


Please share your experience with First Blitzkrieg / Southern Front.
Been curious about these titles, but undecided if they are good enough compared to the PzC titles.

Does Wolfpack also offer surface action other than anti-submarine ops?

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/23/2020 1:21:47 PM   
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On the fence about Wolfpack too.

Shenandoah is on the wishlist, together with CWB Peninsular

Good to know that Bonaparte’s Peninsular Campaign is good title.

How do the Early American titles compare nowadays?

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/23/2020 2:24:26 PM   
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"Please share your experience with First Blitzkrieg / Southern Front."

I like them but I have always been a sucker for strategic level games. I have had these games for over a decade and the purchases replace the disk versions I have.

"Does Wolfpack also offer surface action other than anti-submarine ops?"

Not sure. I am hoping to get in some play time when I am on vacation next week.

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/23/2020 3:32:44 PM   
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Greetings Simulacra53,
The Early American War games have fewer units in scenarios so the AI is fair to good. Since I like near Saratoga, NY I am in French & Indian and Revolutionary war territory. Love vacationing in Montreal & Quebec (before pandemic) to see the battle sites there.
The French & Indian War has lots of dense wood terrain in several battles which makes for some tense ambush situations.
https://www.wargamer.com/reviews/the-french-and-indian-war/
Campaign 1776 & War of 1812 also have small to medium sized scenarios with lots of terrain types. Again, fewer units allow AI to do a fair to good job.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISHd5aROuU4
https://www.gamerstemple.com/game-reviews/pc/119/the-war-of-1812-review

NOTE: always use Fog of War setting for maximum challenge.

The Mexican American War game is good but I find there are lots of small units/sections to move. However, it is the "only game in town" on the subject.
http://armchairgeneral.com/the-mexican-american-war-pc-game-review.htm


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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/23/2020 3:38:15 PM   
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Thanks guys!

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/23/2020 3:55:56 PM   
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What do you guys think of the Waterloo update? Also the Gettysburg update? Thinking of both - missed sale

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/24/2020 3:12:43 PM   
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I purchased the Marengo Campaign. I had just started rereading Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon, and the game is a perfect accompinament.

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/25/2020 12:35:29 AM   
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Greetings coachi,
Compare the graphics for Waterloo:
JTS Waterloo old graphics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcA5loTaJqc

JTS Waterloo new graphics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw5oxy1Z2jU

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/25/2020 11:11:51 AM   
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I got Smolensk ’41 and Normandy ’44, so fairly modest shopping...

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 7/25/2020 3:37:42 PM   
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I was asking about the actual updated gameplay. But thanks

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RE: Day After John Tiller Software Sale - 8/4/2020 2:58:04 PM   
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I've played all versions of the JT games since the Talonsoft days. There are many improvements, including the latest maps looking (almost) as good as the original hand drawn ones. One big, big problem is the breaking of batteries into gun sections. It slows the game way down and leads to a historically long road columns with a 1 gun section blocking a road hex, while the ammo trains, which should take up 5-10 hexes are still only 1 hex. It also breaks the AI, such as it is, as it can't untangle the enormous stacks of units at entry points such as the Chambersburg Pike. We really need the option to combine sections into batteries, or is that already there as a hidden option?

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