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Title: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 14, 2020, 07:38:09 AM
Another UCG AAR kicking off!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/armchair-empire-a-shadow-empire-aar-ep-1/

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Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: bob48 on May 14, 2020, 07:46:31 AM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: Steelgrave on May 14, 2020, 08:13:57 AM
Sweet  8)
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Post by: bbmike on May 14, 2020, 09:00:08 AM
Nice!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Barthheart on May 14, 2020, 09:12:39 AM
 :D  :rockon:
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 14, 2020, 10:30:59 AM
I'm in!  :nerd:
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Barthheart on May 14, 2020, 10:35:49 AM
Man, I really love Vic's game designs but he really needs someone to make better art for him. Why isn't Matrix/Slitherine ponying up the cash for that?!?  :waiting:
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Martok on May 14, 2020, 09:01:13 PM
Very cool, geek.  Looking forward to reading more!  :bigthumb: 




Man, I really love Vic's game designs but he really needs someone to make better art for him. Why isn't Matrix/Slitherine ponying up the cash for that?!?  :waiting:

From what I've seen, they rarely care to pony up anything to their devs for an art budget. 

Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 20, 2020, 03:56:24 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/armchair-empire-a-shadow-empire-aar-ep-2/
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Steelgrave on May 20, 2020, 06:16:32 PM
I'm loving this AAR   :bigthumb:  I don't say this much anymore, but....day one purchase. For damn sure!
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Martok on May 20, 2020, 11:44:15 PM
Agreed!  This might be my first day-one purchase in quite some time. 
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 27, 2020, 08:07:24 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/armchair-empire-a-shadow-empire-aar-ep-3/
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Martok on May 27, 2020, 10:01:37 AM
Nice!  So it's to be war with the slavers, then? 
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Post by: Undercovergeek on May 27, 2020, 10:12:42 AM
Yeah - they’re assh****!!
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: JasonPratt on May 27, 2020, 01:20:46 PM
The rabbis taught that there was only one crime in the Torah for which no provision of atonement had been made: being a slave-dealer. So, seems kosher to me!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Justin Penwith on June 02, 2020, 09:51:37 AM
I AM looking forward to this game.


Justin
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Martok on June 04, 2020, 09:33:20 PM
I see part 4 came out yesterday.  Odd that the enemy doesn't seem to have a capital; you'd think they would, even if they are "nomadic" ??? 


Incidentally, I also see the game itself is now out.  Price on the Matrix store is $39.99, which is a little better than I expected. 
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Post by: bayonetbrant on June 04, 2020, 11:10:08 PM
I see part 4 came out yesterday. 


Every Wednesday 😁
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Undercovergeek on June 05, 2020, 01:13:34 AM
I see part 4 came out yesterday.  Odd that the enemy doesn't seem to have a capital; you'd think they would, even if they are "nomadic" ??? 


Incidentally, I also see the game itself is now out.  Price on the Matrix store is $39.99, which is a little better than I expected.

Unless it’s already been taken I can’t find one - if they never have one I need to look into how they get supplies because if they’re independent and make their own then there’s no point surrounding them in battle to cut the supply line
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 10, 2020, 10:43:38 AM
Episode 5 today! (https://wp.me/pae4WL-13N)
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Sir Slash on June 10, 2020, 12:04:29 PM
NICE UCG!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Undercovergeek on June 10, 2020, 12:07:29 PM
I have a feeling the other majors are much bigger than me - we’ll see soon
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Post by: bob48 on June 10, 2020, 12:18:56 PM
We have confidence in your abilities.
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Martok on June 10, 2020, 08:28:37 PM
Sweet!  Congrats on your victory over the Pezono, and acquiring a free folk town.  :bigthumb: 


What difficulty level is this, by the way?  I've been hearing the AI in Shadow Empire is significantly better than in most 4x/wargames, and subsequently that it's recommended playing on a lower difficulty than you would other games. 
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Post by: Undercovergeek on June 10, 2020, 09:01:51 PM
It’s the one above beginner - normal I think - the ai is definitely more aggressive and resources are harder to come by
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Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2020, 09:41:26 AM
Episode 7
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/armchair-empire-a-shadow-empire-aar-ep-7/


just gonna leave this here
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Sir Slash on June 25, 2020, 10:54:37 PM
This looks tense UCG. Can't you just Nuke the hell outta them? Damned Independent Nomads!  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Martok on June 26, 2020, 06:08:05 AM
Ugh.  I'm irritated, and it's not even my campaign!  Stupid nomads and Zezonars...  >:( 

Title: Re: Armchair Empire - A Shadow Empire AAR
Post by: Undercovergeek on June 26, 2020, 10:09:34 AM
I suppose it’s a lesson in keeping the rear areas covered and not splitting forces - I have enough power to crush any non aligned force or minor but not 3 at once

The incursion on my supplies in the south is easy fixed and the ones in the south east sat on the road but the assholes who stole the metal might be trouble