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Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

This is sneaking by in all the news: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1109680/Regiments/

Looks like someone is taking a shot at the Wargame: ALB formula!

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Arrath
Apr 14, 2011



Eyyy thats it, thanks guys!

Shame about the reviews and it being abandoned now.

apseudonym
Feb 25, 2011



Alchenar posted:

This is sneaking by in all the news: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1109680/Regiments/

Looks like someone is taking a shot at the Wargame: ALB formula!

I miss goon ALB so much, watching this

TheDeadlyShoe
Feb 14, 2014

pretense is my co-pilot


Alchenar posted:

This is sneaking by in all the news: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1109680/Regiments/

Looks like someone is taking a shot at the Wargame: ALB formula!

Seems pretty solid on first playthrough. The Regiment - Task Force system is a better take on the Phase system of Wargame. I cant really figure out if the infantry actually do anything though lol

Mans
Sep 14, 2011

We have the dimension of an empire.


Drone posted:

Steam sale is supposedly starting in like 6 hours, maybe you'll get lucky?

and i did!

Bought Weltkrieg, now i'll just entertain myself with the german and pacific campaigns while i wait for the soviet trilogy to come out

Mans
Sep 14, 2011

We have the dimension of an empire.


Drone posted:

Which Graviteam game is the one to buy?

i bought the Angolan one due to hitting close to home and i just couldn't do anything useful

Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

If anyone doesnt have DC: Warsaw to Paris yet and picks it up I think its about time to run another multiplayer game.

BBJoey
Oct 31, 2012



Alchenar posted:

If anyone doesnt have DC: Warsaw to Paris yet and picks it up I think its about time to run another multiplayer game.

count me in

Stairmaster
Jun 8, 2012




they retracted the regiments demo? what the gently caress thats not how demos are supposed to work piss

Deptfordx
Dec 23, 2013



It was part of this whole steam festival thing where a ton of indie devleopers would thrown up current snapshots of their games in a big promotional thing.

It was specifically time limited. It wasn't a "This is our game" demo. It was "This is our game and we're still working on it" demo.

Think of it as a teaser trailer.

For the record it was pretty good. Not without flaw, I agree Infantry seemed pretty weak, but again still very much in development. I've definitely added it to my wishhlist.

Deptfordx fucked around with this message at 23:08 on Jun 27, 2020

Alikchi
Aug 18, 2010

Thumbs up I agree



Alchenar posted:

If anyone doesnt have DC: Warsaw to Paris yet and picks it up I think its about time to run another multiplayer game.

I WILL win one this time. Hope it's not Poland again

Alikchi fucked around with this message at 03:24 on Jun 28, 2020

Panzeh
Nov 27, 2006



Alchenar posted:

This is sneaking by in all the news: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1109680/Regiments/

Looks like someone is taking a shot at the Wargame: ALB formula!

There's actually three of them in the works:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/.../Cold_War_Game/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/cate...10654423702100/

Regiments is pretty much gonna be SP-only, so it's not gonna fill the role of the goon ALB games.

wins32767
Mar 16, 2007



apseudonym posted:

I miss goon ALB so much, watching this

So much. T-34 convoys to the enemy spawn is one of my favorite gaming memories.

gradenko_2000
Oct 5, 2010



Lipstick Apathy

Alchenar posted:

If anyone doesnt have DC: Warsaw to Paris yet and picks it up I think its about time to run another multiplayer game.

Yeah count me in

V for Vegas
Aug 31, 2004

THUNDERDOME LOSER

Interesting thread on Taiwan's incorporation of US equipment into its military.


https://twitter.com/TangAnZhu/statu...533600087715840


Nice that I was able to fire up C:MO, find the ROC P-3C in the database and recreate this sortie fairly quickly.

Mans
Sep 14, 2011

We have the dimension of an empire.


wins32767 posted:

So much. T-34 convoys to the enemy spawn is one of my favorite gaming memories.

Cat C DDR mechanized deck just flooding maps with the cheapest units in the game until the enemy was overwhelmed will never get old

Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Mans posted:

Cat C DDR mechanized deck just flooding maps with the cheapest units in the game until the enemy was overwhelmed will never get old

The best bit was that by watching the behaviour of the 4 vet 4 Abrams the other guy invariably had you could see him move from 'heh, gonna get all the kills' to 'should maybe create some space' to 'OH poo poo' to quitting out .

ZombieLenin
Sep 6, 2009

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

-Vladimir Lenin

Mr Luxury Yacht posted:

So apparently UA: Dreadnought will be hitting Steam in early August, with the beta campaign to follow 5-6 months after that.

Full complete game sounds like it'll be out sometime next summer.

I love big gun battleship sims. Not without campaigns though, fighting random battles is kind of dumb. Especially, especially with the build your own ship component. It’s totally wasted without a campaign.

It I am stuck fighting random battles I at least want historical ships to fight with.

So, sadly, looks like a need to wait more than a year to play this game... if COVID doesn’t kill me.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952





ZombieLenin posted:

So, sadly, looks like a need to wait more than a year to play this game... if COVID doesn’t kill me.

You'll hear when the campaign mode goes in. I'm getting my campaign fix from RtW2 and UA:D is giving me purestrain pretty battleship fights.


Alchenar posted:

If anyone doesnt have DC: Warsaw to Paris yet and picks it up I think its about time to run another multiplayer game.

I found my key and the installer. I'll give it a shot.

Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Right then Case White Signups. Quote this post and edit in your votes/army preference, the next person in the chain needs to quote/edit the post above yours. If somehow two people post at the same time and sign up for the same army then the top post wins:

Germany 3rd Army (also OKH):
Germany 4th Army:
Germany 8th Army:
Germany 10th Army:
Germany 14th Army:
Polish Northern (also Rydz-Smigly):
Polish Southern:

Variants:

Early Rain:
Stalin Breaks Promise:
Western Troops:
Western Offensive:
Better Polish Equipment:
Better Polish Strategy:

Free Setup: x
Equalise:
+10 Days:


I think Free Setup is a no-brainer. I genuinely don't have a sense for what variant settings are fair. Last time we played this one I was all of the Polish forces against a full German team and I won, but only because some inexperienced players made errors and I took some outrageous gambles to punish them (e.g. 2 Panzer corps stacked up in one hex and I used an armoured train to cut them off from supply for two turns). Likewise I don't think we've had a Case Blue game yet where the Germans didn't win.

gradenko_2000
Oct 5, 2010



Lipstick Apathy

Alchenar posted:

Right then Case White Signups. Quote this post and edit in your votes/army preference, the next person in the chain needs to quote/edit the post above yours. If somehow two people post at the same time and sign up for the same army then the top post wins:

Germany 3rd Army (also OKH):
Germany 4th Army: gradenko_2000
Germany 8th Army:
Germany 10th Army:
Germany 14th Army:
Polish Northern (also Rydz-Smigly):
Polish Southern:

Variants:

Early Rain:
Stalin Breaks Promise:
Western Troops: x
Western Offensive:
Better Polish Equipment:
Better Polish Strategy:

Free Setup: x
Equalise: x
+10 Days:

I think Free Setup is a no-brainer. I genuinely don't have a sense for what variant settings are fair. Last time we played this one I was all of the Polish forces against a full German team and I won, but only because some inexperienced players made errors and I took some outrageous gambles to punish them (e.g. 2 Panzer corps stacked up in one hex and I used an armoured train to cut them off from supply for two turns). Likewise I don't think we've had a Case Blue game yet where the Germans didn't win.

Signed up for 4th Army, and putting in a vote for "Western Troops" and "Equalize", and I concur with free set-up.

My take is that:
* Stalin Breaks Promise only gives a chance of more troops, so might not be good
* Western Offensive just robs the Germans of troops, so not so interesting
* Better Polish Equipment - I'd be okay with also taking this if more people want to
* Better Polish Strategy - we're already doing free set-up, so this should be of no consequence?

Taintrunner
Apr 10, 2017

LET ME HELP YOU UNDERSTAND MY POSTS


How likely am I to get a 21:9 ultrawidescreen patch for Steel Fury Kharkov 1942

I already posted on their forums

Panzeh
Nov 27, 2006



Mans posted:

Cat C DDR mechanized deck just flooding maps with the cheapest units in the game until the enemy was overwhelmed will never get old

I remember playing Cat C West Germans and just getting in under the walls of ATGMs by walking hordes of heimatschutzen in against them from 3km away and opponents were so used to defense in that game that it somehow worked.

Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Panzeh posted:

I remember playing Cat C West Germans and just getting in under the walls of ATGMs by walking hordes of heimatschutzen in against them from 3km away and opponents were so used to defense in that game that it somehow worked.

There was definitely a phase while we were still working out the meta where we realised that the solution to two sides squaring off against each other from opposite ends of a field in cover was to march infantry at them, because they either shot at you and then got smacked by your tanks or your guys got to walk in and murder them all.

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde

Hey Alchenar, do you want newbs for this? I own Case Blue but I can't say I've seriously played it.

Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Literally anyone. The German armies all have something interesting to do, but none of them are by themselves 'make or break'.

e: case white is also a good warm up game for case yellow

e: you do however need to be able to follow basic instructions

Alchenar fucked around with this message at 14:00 on Jun 29, 2020

HannibalBarca
Sep 11, 2016

History shows, again and again, how nature points out the folly of man.

I'll give German 14th army a shot. I played one DC:B campaign to completion, but kept bouncing off of Warsaw to Paris

Hypnobeard
Sep 15, 2004

Obey the Beard


Slippery Tilde

quote:

Right then Case White Signups. Quote this post and edit in your votes/army preference, the next person in the chain needs to quote/edit the post above yours. If somehow two people post at the same time and sign up for the same army then the top post wins:

Germany 3rd Army (also OKH):
Germany 4th Army: gradenko_2000
Germany 8th Army: Hypnobeard
Germany 10th Army:
Germany 14th Army:
Polish Northern (also Rydz-Smigly):
Polish Southern:

Variants:

Early Rain:
Stalin Breaks Promise:
Western Troops: x
Western Offensive:
Better Polish Equipment:
Better Polish Strategy:

Free Setup: x
Equalise:
+10 Days:

Fine with these options.

Bold Robot
Jan 6, 2009

Be brave.


Outrageous Lumpwad

I picked up thread-favorite DC:B on sale - is there anything I should known/read/watch before I jump in? If there's a relatively succinct tutorial out there somewhere I'd be interested in it.

Alchenar
Apr 9, 2008

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new wallpaper tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Bold Robot posted:

I picked up thread-favorite DC:B on sale - is there anything I should known/read/watch before I jump in? If there's a relatively succinct tutorial out there somewhere I'd be interested in it.

The manual is... alright. Really it's just one of those games where you have to play for a bit and then you'll be able to eyeball combat odds and then you are good to go.

pedro0930
Oct 15, 2012


Bold Robot posted:

I picked up thread-favorite DC:B on sale - is there anything I should known/read/watch before I jump in? If there's a relatively succinct tutorial out there somewhere I'd be interested in it.

One run ending thing I wish I knew was that the Soviet will counter attack from the Pripyat marsh. The AI basically can get supply as long as it can trace a supply route so anything short of full encirclement will not stop them from getting supply. Also don't forget to deploy your artillery and air support with the card system. Watch for overstack bonus, a little over is fine but anything else will see you suffer ridiculous amount of casualty.

I'll throw in my hat

quote:

Germany 3rd Army (also OKH):
Germany 4th Army: gradenko_2000
Germany 8th Army: Hypnobeard
Germany 10th Army: pedro0930
Germany 14th Army:
Polish Northern (also Rydz-Smigly):
Polish Southern:

Variants:

Early Rain:
Stalin Breaks Promise:
Western Troops: x
Western Offensive:
Better Polish Equipment:
Better Polish Strategy:

Free Setup: x
Equalise:
+10 Days:

pedro0930 fucked around with this message at 16:17 on Jun 29, 2020

HannibalBarca
Sep 11, 2016

History shows, again and again, how nature points out the folly of man.

guess I should do this too

quote:

Germany 3rd Army (also OKH):
Germany 4th Army: gradenko_2000
Germany 8th Army: Hypnobeard
Germany 10th Army: pedro0930
Germany 14th Army: HannibalBarca
Polish Northern (also Rydz-Smigly):
Polish Southern:

Variants:

Early Rain:
Stalin Breaks Promise:
Western Troops: x
Western Offensive:
Better Polish Equipment:
Better Polish Strategy:

Free Setup: x
Equalise:
+10 Days:

nessin
Feb 7, 2010


Anyone played Victory and Glory: The American Civil War (https://store.steampowered.com/app/...ican_Civil_War/)? Just looking for general impression of whether it's worth looking into or not.

HannibalBarca
Sep 11, 2016

History shows, again and again, how nature points out the folly of man.

nessin posted:

Anyone played Victory and Glory: The American Civil War (https://store.steampowered.com/app/...ican_Civil_War/)? Just looking for general impression of whether it's worth looking into or not.

I think that this game is a descendant of "Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War" which, while fun for a few hours, wasn't exactly deep or particularly replayable. The price tag for Victory and Glory: ACW gives me pause in large part because of that (another part is that there's apparently no multiplayer).

Mr Luxury Yacht
Apr 16, 2012




Any opinion on Wars Across the World? It has one hell of a diverse scenario catalog.

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


HannibalBarca posted:

I think that this game is a descendant of "Hannibal: Rome and Carthage in the Second Punic War" which, while fun for a few hours, wasn't exactly deep or particularly replayable. The price tag for Victory and Glory: ACW gives me pause in large part because of that (another part is that there's apparently no multiplayer).

It is indeed part of the same family. I have played out both campaigns and its interesting, although there are some obvious UI issues and there are some cards that are a bit gamebreaking. I would recommend it but don't spend too much money on it (I'm in a cheap steam pricing region so no idea what the game goes for in USD).

everydayfalls
Aug 23, 2016


Bold Robot posted:

I picked up thread-favorite DC:B on sale - is there anything I should known/read/watch before I jump in? If there's a relatively succinct tutorial out there somewhere I'd be interested in it.

This LP has a lot of great info here. If you’re playing watch out for the ai, I think it cheats a little bit with regards to supply. The couple of times I played the Germans the soviets would send a couple units down the seam between army group north and center and gently caress up my supply situation. Something a human wouldn’t be able to do.

BBJoey
Oct 31, 2012



quote:

Germany 3rd Army (also OKH):
Germany 4th Army: gradenko_2000
Germany 8th Army: Hypnobeard
Germany 10th Army: pedro0930
Germany 14th Army: HannibalBarca
Polish Northern (also Rydz-Smigly):
Polish Southern: BBJoey

Variants:

Early Rain:
Stalin Breaks Promise:
Western Troops: x
Western Offensive:
Better Polish Equipment:
Better Polish Strategy:

Free Setup: x
Equalise:
+10 Days:


everydayfalls posted:

This LP has a lot of great info here. If you’re playing watch out for the ai, I think it cheats a little bit with regards to supply. The couple of times I played the Germans the soviets would send a couple units down the seam between army group north and center and gently caress up my supply situation. Something a human wouldn’t be able to do.
Sending units in between army groups is actually exactly what humans do as the Soviets in DCB. Taking a couple of divisions that are too battered to fight and sending them on an exploratory journey into the enemy backlines is a great way to gently caress with German supply. The AGN-AGC line is particularly vulnerable southeast of Lake Ilmen, which the German player often leaves exposed, and AGC-AGS is vulnerable around Kiev.

everydayfalls
Aug 23, 2016


BBJoey posted:

Sending units in between army groups is actually exactly what humans do as the Soviets in DCB. Taking a couple of divisions that are too battered to fight and sending them on an exploratory journey into the enemy backlines is a great way to gently caress with German supply. The AGN-AGC line is particularly vulnerable southeast of Lake Ilmen, which the German player often leaves exposed, and AGC-AGS is vulnerable around Kiev.

Granted it could be that I am just bad at the game. But if I remember correctly, the units where both 10’s of hex’s away from their hq and in a different theater. Which should have provided an ap malus large enough to prevent them from moving more then a hex a turn. I was seeing tank units with their full ap scooting around.

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uPen
Jan 25, 2010

Zu Rodina!

Children of a Dead Earth is $2.50 on steam atm.

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