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Strategy game / Wargame l OT l Let’s talk about hex.

Kagey K

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This is a place to talk everything about strategy game and wargame. You are welcome to talk about everything involving one of the of oldest genre in gaming.

Lets discuss about old game, new game, post your long play, talk about your after action report, find a player, etc.

Here a few adresses if you are curious about the genre:

https://www.matrixgames.com
one of the juggernaut of the genre

nice news site

Battlefront
home of the Combat Mission series

another big publisher
 
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pochepiller2

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Thanks you Kagey K for the creation of the thread.

Now to the wargame:

I'll just finished played Unity of Command 2, https://unityofcommand.net/ very slick game but got frustrated with it in the end game, its more like a puzzle game by mid campaign.
 
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I enjoy strategy games, but damn am I not too great at them.

Still a while back I went on a binge trying some out like Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic & AoW 3, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, Warlock 2, Endless Legend, and Worlds of Magic (which then re-released as Planar Conquest which I haven't played yet, though got it for free for buying Worlds of Magic).

I never played Master of Magic but damn did it sound cool, just never actually heard about it back in the day (was too busy with Daggerfall/Might & Magic/etc).
 

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I could never get into grand strategy games so here're some recommendations that aren't too mainstream.


Rimworld. An RTS/survival game about managing crash landed survivors in an alien world. End game is to help your survivors go out back into space. Many still haven't seen the ending due to the shit load of mods you have at your disposal to improve the survival and story aspects. Survivors have their own personalities and traits so every session is different.

Plague Inc. Evolved. You're a pathogen or a fake news outlet looking to infect the whole world. Start from any country and strategize how to spread. Game sessions are short and should last about 15-25 mins each.

Prison Architect
. You have full control on who to take in from low-med-high risk prisoners. Manage their time in cells and the yard, bath time, exercise, and personal time. You can even use prisoners as free labor. Make sure to watch out for escape attempts.

SUPER ROBOT WARS V. Grid type TBS. Famous anime robots fighting other anime robots. Original story so even if you know zero of the characters, the game's completely playable. Difficulty is on the easier side.
 

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I bought the Hong Kong version of Super Robot War V for the play4. There is SRW V, X, and T, do you know which one is the best?
 

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I bought the Hong Kong version of Super Robot War V for the play4. There is SRW V, X, and T, do you know which one is the best?
I can't answer since I honestly haven't played the other 2. But I did enjoy what I played of SRW V even though I haven't finished it yet.

EDIT: You can turn off battle animations to make stages go faster or watch the animations at least once then turn off.
 
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pochepiller2

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Are you crazy? Do you plan to buy an AEGIS cruiser? Do you like symbol? How many unit is enough unit? Again, are you CRAZY?

 

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Just want to nurture my thread a little.
Here is Unity of Command 2, a really nice looking wargame with emphasis on the supply situation. Can get puzzly at times but still a nice recap of the western front in WW2.

 

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Do you want to play WW2 in a weird scale and at a weekly pace? Do you like anti-tank unit as big as whole army on the playscreen? Do you like clicking 3 times for everyaction in the game? I present you

 

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A nice recap of the year:

 

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Been playing Total War: Warhammer 2 over the last few weeks and have been having an absolute blast. It's been awhile since I've really dipped into anything slow and tactical, so the change of pace has been refreshing. Haven't played a game in a long time that just melted the hours away like this does though. It definitely invokes that "one more turn" feeling of the Civ games. I'd highly recommend it if you're interested in the genre.
 

pochepiller2

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Been playing Total War: Warhammer 2 over the last few weeks and have been having an absolute blast. It's been awhile since I've really dipped into anything slow and tactical, so the change of pace has been refreshing. Haven't played a game in a long time that just melted the hours away like this does though. It definitely invokes that "one more turn" feeling of the Civ games. I'd highly recommend it if you're interested in the genre.
is it better than the first one, I never could get into it.
 

Nixonomics

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is it better than the first one, I never could get into it.
I never played the 1st one. But the general consensus seemed to be that the sequel was an improvement over the first. IIRC they added some more depth to the turn based, overworld portions of the campaigns. If you didn't like the first one I doubt the second will change your mind. But if you simply never got into it - which is what happened to me when I bought it months ago - I'd recommend giving it a shot. There's a lot to dig into.
 

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Its a card game but there are strategy in it and its WW2. Very nice art for the card and the game design is simple enough with a little strategy. Like it very much.

5 major nation plus 2 minor one, they try to mimick what the equipment were in real life so its not all fantasy Maus tank vs Iceberg carrier.

The british are very good on defense, their tank suck, their airplane are good .
The german got the best tank, have some blitzing ability in their cards.
Japan is suicidal infantry plus good airplane.
US is good all around I think.
URSS is light infantry plus artillery plus crazy tank.

Italy is a minor country, I don't like them.
France are annoying cards mostly
 

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You like simple RTS, its litte like command and conquer. Nice voxel like graphic, its from Petroglyph who made Star Wars empire at war.
 

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Do you like art? Are you operational? Is the number four sound great?
The operational art of war 4 is a monster wargame that englobe 100 years of warfare. You can play anything from ww1 to modern war in a brigade to division scale. Its got hundreds of scenario but you'll only play that Korean war one.

I like this wargame, its great to play in PBEM mode (play by e-mail). Still got some issue playing it on my 4klgoled tv I bought to play old wargame on.
 
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Do you wonder how the Yugoslav army will do in a fictional world war 3 in Europe? You think graphic are overrated? You like to have a history order of battle of a fictional war? Do you like to speed up time just enough to see things unravel in a splendid way to disaster? Its for you!
 
I love strategy games but never have the time for them. It's sad.

However, I have an old Microsoft Surface that all I use it for now is for my yearly playthrough of Panzer General II. All these decades later, it's still fun. It's not terribly hard or creative or anything at this point, but the hand painted maps still look great, and the small sprites still look nice enough, allowing it not to show its age too bad.

I have some mods and equipment packs and other nonsense I downloaded years ago, but it runs and runs well, so I'm happy. I space my play thoughs out long enough so I mostly forget how the maps go, but I always end up doing pretty good, but it's enjoyable.

I tried Open General a little but it is just different enough where I couldn't quite get into it. Maybe at some point when I have free time.
 

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One of the biggest wargame of the year just got a release date.

I expect the same jump in quality that we saw from panzer general 1 to panzer general 2.

Excited to play this in 2021 ( no new game in 2020 for me)
 
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If you like turn based fantasy games, get a copy of Heroes of Might & Magic 3 : Complete Edition. Make note it's sprite based shit from around 1999.

One of my fav PC games ever. The Complete Edition is important since it's more content, and more importantly, it has the random map generator. I never even played the canned campaign maps. I played it 100s of hours based solely on tweaking the handful of sliders and options and having random maps.

Technically, I think the random map mode comes from one of the expansion packs, but Complete has everything so no guessing needed.

Tip: When doing random maps, turn off underground dungeons. Waste of time. Underground is mostly barren and the AI likes to drag out matches by dicking around underground.

Didn't know this, but UBI released an HD version in 2015.

 
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