Discussion in 'General Industry Related Topics' started by Carl M, Sep 10, 2001.
I'll take two!
OK, so who's buying this game ?
Episode 9 was Heart Wrenching
Easy Company liberates a Concentration Camp near Landsberg, Germany. To see the people in the Camps makes you think long and hard- how could this happen? But then the Terrorists hit the WTC and reality strikes home!! Anything is possible!!
Getting Back to the Original Topic!
The last w shows- Bastogne and the breakout from Bastogne DEC 1944- Jan 1945. These shows were simply amazing- just goes to show you what condidtions the 101st Airborne lived in. Also that Lt Spears was the equivalent of Superman when Easy company way attacking the town of Foy!
This one looks like it has potential as well:
but doesn't have the "historical significance" of an actual battle.
[Edited by slinkybender on 10-15-2001 at 03:50 PM]
Slinky- thanks for the game recommendation!
Thanks for the recommendation. Invasion Normandy is awesome.
For those of you into tactics then Close Combat's real time operations on the platoon level is a real challange.
Games based on the Avalon Hill format published by S.S.I. are very good. [though I wish they would bring "Tobruk" back]
Jane's "Fleet Command" is a dandy for those into modern naval tactics.
Their flight sims are also very good, but VERY involved. The learning curve is almost as steep as learning to fly the actual planes.
For real time tactical gaming I do recommend the recent release of "Age of Empires". The lastest release [over a year old now] of the "Civilization" series is a good "I move/you move" strategy game with lots of angles to keep you interested [though managing all those various assets can bog you down later in the game if what you are interested in is combat strategy].
For just kicking back and dealing with strategy in its most basic elements Hasbrouck [sp?] has a good version of Risk [RiskII] out and the old standby, "Axies and Allies" is good fun now and then.
These are my personal favs for taking the mind out for a walk.
Here you go mate... don't know if this is what you want but it is a free demo...
Can you recommend any computer games about the Russian Front down to Regimental or at worst Divisional level- Thanks! Where would I find them also!
Re: I know it well!
Never knew Waterloo had an outfit by Stony Brook - I used to always trek into Nassau to the Mineola location -- only store I knew out there was Men At Arms, in Middle Island...
Re: Computer war games
Avalon Hill put out a line of computer games - avoid every one of them!
Microsoft's Close Combat series is based on Avalon Hill/Multi-Man Publishing's game "Advanced Squad Leader" - arguably the most complex, detailed game ever invented (a 2000 pg. rulebook, for the board game).
Additionally, any games by SSI or Talonsoft are excellent...
Sadly, a lot of the "wargames" out there today are of the "Warcraft II" or "Command and Conquer" variety - which I also DO like; but Talonsoft's "Operational Art of War" is a true classic...
A friend of mine recommended this source:
thanks for the response. I haven't tried that game, but there is a software store across the street so I am going to buy and try it out.
Any other recommendations?
Have you tried "Invasion Normandy" ??
I know it well!
Drang Nach Osten- I do know it. A couple of the fanatical members in the war games club played it. For fun and speed Russian Campaign is probably the best AH game. Squad leader is pretty good also(Russian Front)There use to be store in Stony Brook- across from the college called Waterloo- had every kind of War Game imaginable- but closed about 8 years ago!
Computer war games
Are there any computer war games that are comparable to the Avalon Hill board games that are good?
I knew who the manufacturers were Actually, one of the best (and toughest to get) was Drang Nach Osten - put out by....damn...I think it's GDW....the map took up about 8' x 8' and the box itself said, "don't even TRY to play this game, unless you have two years worth of Sundays to devote to it..."
The longest games I have in my collection was Victory's "Vietnam" and AH's "Struggle of Nations" I think...although the A3R/ERS combo neversoft mentioned can also take a good week of solid playing...
The longest game I've had the patience to sit down and actually PLAY is an 8-person Advanced Civilizaion game - not "wargame" per se, but strategy...that game lasted 15+ hours....
Russian Campaign is an AH game, Wacht Am Rhein and Atlantic Wall are SPI(Simulation Publications Inc) SPI games are probably the best but extremely compicated- To play a complete game of Wacht Am Rhein can take weeks!!
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