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Sounds good. Where can you see more details/revues?After his stint with Talonsoft, he hooked up with a company called HPS Simulations and started working on various games series. The first one, Panzer Campaigns is base on SPI's battalion level games, "Panzergruppe Guderian" and "Wacht im Rhein". While these games are battalion level, units can be broken down into company so although you would call them operational games they tend to be more grand tactical. In this series there are 15 games already out with more being developed at this time.
Think 4 map 3000-5000 counter size games but with no setup time.
I actually own almost all of the games in the ACW and Napoleonic series. I have the original versions from the mid to late 90s and enjoy them for the very reasons you stated. They are by far among the best of the computer based traditional wargames in my opinion.There is also a Civil War series based on SPI's "Terrible Swift Sword", and a Napoleonic Series based on SPI's Wellington's Victory" Again these are based on the old SPI series but they are also different in there own right. And with play by email their are plenty of opponants to play. So if both of you still enjoy playing the old SPI games and like turn based, hex based wargames, you owe it to yourself to at least check out one of these games. I am not trying to be a salesman here as like Leo, for my research and design I get free games.
Interesting you would feel that way, most people feel that way about miniatures, I know I do. No offense in any way or form, but I tend to not really like the "here is my force represented by 3 tanks and 10 stands of soldiers but it really represents 1000 men and 40 tanks, and that village over there with 3 buildings is really a city of 25..." You get my point. I never liked the one-equals-five concept generally used in miniatures. I like certain minis, like ACW or Napoelonic era, but that's because I think miniatures are best suited to games where the terrain was less varied and where manuver was more linear and less dynamic as in modern warfare. I don't think you can get more specific than in some of the board wargames I've seen and played. For pomp and grandure though, minis really do impress visually.I tried boad wargames but couldn't get into them, too abstract
I am sitting about 10 feet from both of those games, in fact. Haven't played either yet but am eager to try Midway.I still remember my two first games. They were Avalon Hill's "Alexander the Great" and "Midway".
Did you kick yer own arse???Reb wrote:...I've been known to accuse myself of cheating.
I happen to like Steel Panthers. I have I - III, but I mostly play III.As age begins to wave its boney hand in my face I've been seriously thinking of looking at some computer games that allow for a) compelling visuals, b) lots of boring organizational and weapons specific detail.