Would Bob Smith go back to making historical wargames?

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Would Bob Smith go back to making historical wargames?

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I still want a game to give me the same depth/challenge as Desert Rats on the Speccy. Basic supply, deeper combat than PG and nothing too complicated like many wargames.

I read this in the comments section of an RPS Flare Path article (2017/05/12/the-flare-path-wars-across-the-world, can't post full link). After a bit of a rabbit hole search, I realized that Robert T. Smith, the author of Armada 2526 had previously released a bunch of wargames for the ZX spectrum and DOS. Reports seem to indicated that they were a notch above Panzer General in complexity, while remaining lightweight and playable.

It seems to me that there is a void of light wargames that aren't Panzer General clones, so I was wondering if Bob Smith would maybe consider putting his design experience to work making new historical wargames at about the same level of complexity. I never played his old games so I'm not saying this out of nostalgia, but I'd be fine with some nice counters on a 2d map, no need to go full 3d like recent Slitherine offerings. However, since the mechanics would be simple, it would be awesome if the games were playable with a controller from the couch - offering much needed rest to my mouse hand when I'm not at work.

Can't emphasize the Controller part enough... currently if one wants to play a strategy game without a mouse, one has to resort to Japanese strategy RPGs. But there's no reason simple games like Panzer Corps, Order of Battle, WH40K armaggeddon and the like couldn't be played with a controller, concurrencing classics like Advance Wars, Fire Emblem, and so on.
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His current game is Oriental Empires. A 4x in ancient China. I like it very much. He's still working on it (DLC) so wouldn't expect anything else for a while.
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instead of my reply, i asked the master

so will know wait for his reply
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ORIGINAL: zakblood

instead of my reply, i asked the master

so will know wait for his reply
Who's your master?
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he who wrote it
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