help me make my wife like SPWAW !

SPWaW is a tactical squad-level World War II game on single platoon or up to an entire battalion through Europe and the Pacific (1939 to 1945).

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El Che
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Post by El Che »

Originally posted by Gallo Rojo:
Che:
This saying is a quote from “Communist Manifesto”, isn’t it?
Yes, you get me!

Che Bolú: dónde estás?? no estás en baires seguro ... no contestás mails, pensé que te agarraba logeado acá y que te podía agarrar con el icq, pero ni ahí... te podés poner en contacto con migo, querido, que te tengo una noticia que te va a sentar de traste!
Buhé! te digo: se casa Nadra![/QB]
Noooooo!!!! Cae un bastión!!! A las barricadas!! en cualquier momento me vuelven a agarrar a mí!! ;)

Si no me encontrás es porque no estoy levantando mails de la dirección de siempre.
Para los viajes tengo una nueva de excite que me gusta más porque te dice si tenés mail directamente desde la pagina.

Estoy en "La Gran Manzana" por unos días.
Luego en una de esas me paso unos días por "el largo lagarto verde" (if you know what I'm saying) a visitar a Andre.

Mikimoko: Muchas gracias! Ves que si uno deja el mundo en manos de los gringos crean un matriarcado y mandan todo al tacho!
Saludos
Hasta la victoria siempre!
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Alexandra
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Post by Alexandra »

Well, I have to say I've found this thread quite amusing.

Now, as a woman, let me chuck in my two sense.

I want to echo an earlier comment - Any way you get her playing is fine. It's quite nice when you and your spouse share hobbies - it's one of the best parts of my own marriage, so I speak from experience.

However, I'd advise you to take all the advice in this thread with a grain of salt. You, more than any of us, know the qualities of your girl, and need to tweak the advice that way.

As an expample, my hubby knows better than to 'let me win.' I wanna have fun, when I game, I really don't care if I win or lose. Of all my PBeM's, I still like the first best, and I lost bad. If she's competetive by nature, play her competetively. If she just wants to play rarely, to share your hobby, play her less mean :)

Overall, though, you really have to feel things out by ear, and take the course that works best for you and her.

Good Luck!

Alex
"Tonight a dynasty is born." Ricky Proehl, then of the Saint Louis Rams. He was right! Go Pats! Winners of Super Bowls 36, 38 and 39.
WanhaPatu
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Post by WanhaPatu »

Originally posted by El Che:

Women are much more intelligent than we are –And that we ever been or will.
That's so true! I lost the second battle we played with SP2 even though She knows (knew)nothing about tanks! ;)
WanhaPatu
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Post by WanhaPatu »

Originally posted by Gallo Rojo:
Does this means that your wife knows a lot about modern tanks??!!

:eek:
No, not much. But as She played mostly with US troops, She learned pretty quickly that "Always buy Abrams & TOW's" :) Not to mention those darn snipers...

And She is not my wife. At least not yet.
WanhaPatu
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Post by WanhaPatu »

Originally posted by Alexandra:
Now, as a woman, let me chuck in my two sense.

I want to echo an earlier comment - Any way you get her playing is fine. It's quite nice when you and your spouse share hobbies - it's one of the best parts of my own
marriage, so I speak from experience.


Nice to see that there are also women reading this messageboard :)

You are speaking the words of truth - we share all our hobbies and it is fun!

As an expample, my hubby knows better than to 'let me win.' I wanna have fun, when I game, I really don't care if I win or lose. Of all my PBeM's, I still like the
first best, and I lost bad. If she's


I always have to use 100% of my skills to beat Her in SP2. It is a bit easier with WaW. And I have played SP-series since SP1 was published!

[ April 24, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmo Paananen ]
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skukko
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Post by skukko »

most interesting...here is more women reading this than you can think of...

But

My wife started to play board games, mostly ad&d for beginners, then moved to consols, same area, roleplaying, now she'll have to order our girls ( or I ) to sleep early to get time to play Baldurs Gate2...She is thinking of starting it again, with updateds. We are both waiting Fallout Tactics to come out..And she has shown interest to spwaw, (most expected thing as I usually do something spwaw related) and I even have had her watching WW2 documents of tanks and great war operations such as war at Africa, Operation Barbarossa, and recent in this line is Battle of Kursk, (how do you spell it in english?) Also he has been reading books of war from my little collection...

Very nice, not so uncommon behavior when two species meet each other and are equals in whole area of life.

good luck to all with your attempts to continue life with these nice little Gods creatures :D

mosh
salute

mosh

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ruxius
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Post by ruxius »

LOL here ...trying to imagine your wives..they are so different from italian typical girls..here we are still surprised if a girl can to understand the difference between a TV and a PC...ecexpt for that rare minority of girls who attend science computing university
(like mine girlfriend) and who regularly HATE any PC-games and the PC in general..

They are too professional job-oriented for my taste.. :)...It's so difficult here to find a supporter of SPWAW around my city that thinking at a girl playing SPWAW recalls me drug's visions


P.S
To Tom_Davie : Hi ,Medieval Knight..will you please tell me more about that game "Europa Universalis" ? I am very interested in the subject..

To Alexandra : Welcome senorita ! Here armored girls are so rare that still
I feel suspicious about you :p :D
NOw I will test your typical female attitudes :
Which is your idea about cleaning ?
.....
If you are thinking at : "raising up my leg so that my wife can go on with the vacuum cleaner.." ok
you are the tipical man reading his daily newspaper..!! :)
Anyway , you know I am kidding... but let me say I am very curious about you..which is your husband's attitude towards SPWAW ?
Please answer to this..I am VERY VERY curious
Don't tell me he likes to go dancing...
Italian Soldier,German Discipline!
Les_the_Sarge_9_1
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Post by Les_the_Sarge_9_1 »

Hmmmm actually I am glad Alexandra posted a reply here. It at least allowed at least one female reply to be read by me.

I have noticed that women roleplay a great deal better than most men (but they lack the interference caused by penis envy, so they have an unfair advantage).
its therefore not illogical to assume they might make good wargammers.
Wargames being a differing sort of competitiveness though, its not automatically true (gotta watch them sweeping generalisations).

Now I have noticed her getting easily obsessed playing Heroes of Might and Magic (I have latest version stuff). And I have noticed her logical mind doesnt automatically translate into strategic brilliance.

Concerning sharing the computer time, heheeh yeah sure it might be a dumb idea showing her how to use up your computer access duhhhhh!!!
That and it might be a ploy to sucker ya into something sappy (equal time thing).

Then again....when was the last time you were able to enjoy the aftereffects of watching a sappy movie....Steel Panthers is just no competition to her seemingly absently walking by clad in only a shirt (talk about fog of war, I lose track of my ability to even see the screen hehehe).
I LIKE that my life bothers them,
Why should I be the only one bothered by it eh.
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Post by Figmo »

Antonius,

Don't know if this will help but I saw this looking for something else and thought of you.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wargaming_Women

Wargaming_Women
This is a group for women but caring men or other creatures are welcome too. I know there are Wargaming Women out there, so come on, let's unite! We are a special little minority group subject to the oddities of an all-male arena. This is a place to vent your frustrations or find a sympathetic ear before you go back out and take on the men at their own game again! I'm mainly into Games Workshop stuff but you can talk about whatever you like here. Just no flaming (insults) against other members, ... more
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Maybe she can recruit some women for SPWaW!! :D

Figmo
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dox44
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Post by dox44 »

my wife doesn't mind it at all...

she was born in hawaii, her parents
were missionaries, she spent spent
15 years in vietnam (61-75), around hue...her dad was one of the last to
leave...in a boat no less....they
had their kitchen blown up by a nv
rocket...still has pieces of it...she
especially likes the helicopters in
SP2 and 3...they bring back a lot of
memories...some good; some bad...

isn't life strange.
murx
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Post by murx »

stukko, I won't advise buying Fallout Tactics - better invest into Jagged Alliance 2 and the addon Unfinished Business, or get that old XCom - games out of the shelf - they are MUCH better.
The game is full of bugs, some that'll crash the game or make continuos play impossible or difficult. But the worst is that the game is not thought out properly. There is less tactics in there then in the old shooter/scroller type games...
Even the old Fallout style doesn't really carry over - neither in the world nor in the movies and animations.
If you want it wait until it's down to under 15-20$ worth - better invest the money in Megacampaigns :)

murx

(btw, I played it all through and I wont ever play it again...)
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