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Reply #15 on: March 16, 2020, 08:49:37 AM
Man, that does look a whole lot better.  :bigthumb:

Sigh, can't believe I'm asking this but:
How's it play, asking from a non-musket tread head point of view?
Easy to learn about the period combat from this or do I need to do a pile of reading first?


It's ridiculously easy to play. It's really an excellent introduction to the period. With the larger formations and area movement, it's Grand Tactical. You don't get bogged down in tactical minutiae.

So... I should buy it then.  ;)

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Reply #16 on: March 16, 2020, 08:51:03 AM
So... I should buy it then.  ;)


What else are you going to do while you're sitting home waiting for the plague to pass?


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Reply #17 on: March 16, 2020, 08:54:19 AM

What else are you going to do while you're sitting home waiting for the plague to pass?

 :bigthumb:

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Reply #18 on: March 16, 2020, 09:12:33 AM
What else are you going to do while you're sitting home waiting for the plague to pass?


ride the elevator to/from his apocalypse bunker

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Reply #19 on: March 16, 2020, 12:37:12 PM
Command his minions to take over the world as step 2 to his master plan.



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Reply #20 on: March 19, 2020, 04:13:52 AM
@Barthheart let me know if you want a practice pbem (always more enjoyable than SP  ;))

Man, that does look a whole lot better.  :bigthumb:

Sigh, can't believe I'm asking this but:
How's it play, asking from a non-musket tread head point of view?
Easy to learn about the period combat from this or do I need to do a pile of reading first?

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Reply #21 on: March 19, 2020, 06:50:34 AM
@Barthheart let me know if you want a practice pbem (always more enjoyable than SP  ;))

Man, that does look a whole lot better.  :bigthumb:

Sigh, can't believe I'm asking this but:
How's it play, asking from a non-musket tread head point of view?
Easy to learn about the period combat from this or do I need to do a pile of reading first?

Thanks for the offer Lancier. I haven't bought it yet. The Canadian dollar just plummeted to $0.69 to the USD so it may be a bit until before the program doesn't cost $400CAD...  :waah:

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Reply #22 on: March 22, 2020, 08:54:49 AM
Just ran through the Gilly tutorial scenario. They only minor complaint I have is how the map scrolls. The main problem is when I go to select something on the Toolbar the map scrolls north, which is annoying. Other than that I like what I saw. The tutorial does a very good job of walking you through the game basics. It appears to be a very easy game to learn. Now I just need to learn some Napoleon era tactics.  8)

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Reply #23 on: March 22, 2020, 11:19:17 AM
Just ran through the Gilly tutorial scenario. They only minor complaint I have is how the map scrolls. The main problem is when I go to select something on the Toolbar the map scrolls north, which is annoying. Other than that I like what I saw. The tutorial does a very good job of walking you through the game basics. It appears to be a very easy game to learn. Now I just need to learn some Napoleon era tactics.  8)


Yes, the map scrolling thing can be a bit of a trial.


There's a second game in the works. It covers one of my favorite campaigns.


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Reply #24 on: July 17, 2020, 12:54:04 AM

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Reply #25 on: July 17, 2020, 08:51:43 AM
Marengo is released!..
https://www.hpssims.com/Pages/Products/MarchingEagles/Marengo/ME_Marengo.asp


almost like that was worth including in the list of new releases in this week's news or something  :whistle:
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HPS has released their Marching Eagles: Marengo game

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Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 01:29:31 AM
It's ridiculously easy to play. It's really an excellent introduction to the period. With the larger formations and area movement, it's Grand Tactical. You don't get bogged down in tactical minutiae.

The area movement and placing of units in an area, reminds me a wee bit of the Eagles of the Empire games from Games USA and Avalanche Press. Those were good games. After watching part of JC's  Real and Simulated Wars, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rbDKM1DRgA) video about the game, I see there is a stacking limit and that units in an area are put in a specific order than can be changed as needed. Interesting.

Marengo is more interesting to me than Waterloo; however, I am even more interested in other major battles such as Preussisch-Eylau, or anything from 1809. Does anyone know if there are plans to produce more games using this system?