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Reply #30 on: December 09, 2019, 03:44:39 PM
So, I see that you can only have a single unit in a hex, is that true?  Seems kind of restrictive.

Also, the one negative review I saw on Steam stated that naval warfare was one of the big reasons for it. 

Still, I"ll probably give it a go.

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Reply #31 on: December 09, 2019, 03:49:35 PM
Also, the one negative review I saw on Steam stated that naval warfare was one of the big reasons for it. 

Ugh. If that's accurate, the naval combat sounds terrible.

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Reply #32 on: December 09, 2019, 04:04:22 PM
Here is what the person said about naval combat.  Overall the reviews are positive.  There is more to this persons review, both positive and negative.

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EDIT: I changed my review to "not recommend". It may seem to be countering the summary and my multiple praises, but the sea battle system broke it for me. It is so unrealistic, gamey and obsolete that it turns sea battles into individual skirmishes between ships, rather than grand battles as in the real world. As you can imagine, the attacker gets to choose what to do and he can use his heavy ships to destroy your light ships before you get to react - you have to wait for your turn, there is no automatic firing. This is something that Panzer General from the 90s did much better and this is inexcusable. I tried to love this game, but it's not nearly as good as I expected.

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Reply #33 on: December 09, 2019, 04:07:11 PM
^yeah. I read it on the Steam page.

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Reply #34 on: December 09, 2019, 09:17:19 PM
Yep, all those games suffer from that naval failing.

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Reply #35 on: December 10, 2019, 12:48:28 PM
Here is what the person said about naval combat.  Overall the reviews are positive.  There is more to this persons review, both positive and negative.

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EDIT: I changed my review to "not recommend". It may seem to be countering the summary and my multiple praises, but the sea battle system broke it for me. It is so unrealistic, gamey and obsolete that it turns sea battles into individual skirmishes between ships, rather than grand battles as in the real world. As you can imagine, the attacker gets to choose what to do and he can use his heavy ships to destroy your light ships before you get to react - you have to wait for your turn, there is no automatic firing. This is something that Panzer General from the 90s did much better and this is inexcusable. I tried to love this game, but it's not nearly as good as I expected.
Isn't the base of this game Time of Fury? If so, I remember I loved Time of Fury with all it's customisations and the gameplay was very good too - deep. However I also recall not playing it for long because naval warfare and amphib stuff was just shit.

I could be wrong about SC being from ToF stock

Is there actually a strategic game out there that has got naval operations right?

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Reply #36 on: December 10, 2019, 01:01:59 PM
Sc has nothing to do with ToF.

I'm liking War Plan from Matrix right now for strat level hex counter computer game. It plays well and the naval aspect actually works well.

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Reply #37 on: December 10, 2019, 01:06:20 PM
I'm liking War Plan from Matrix right now for strat level hex counter computer game. It plays well and the naval aspect actually works well.





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Reply #38 on: December 10, 2019, 01:42:09 PM
Sc has nothing to do with ToF.

I'm liking War Plan from Matrix right now for strat level hex counter computer game. It plays well and the naval aspect actually works well.

If only it was WWI

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Reply #39 on: December 10, 2019, 02:40:14 PM
My wife will not be happy with any of us.  Right now my cart has SC:WWI, Warplan, and FoG:E in it. 

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Reply #40 on: December 10, 2019, 02:52:40 PM
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Reply #41 on: December 13, 2019, 12:52:03 PM
Just pulled the trigger on FoG:E, SC: WWI, and War Plan.  I'm so glad my birthday is in November and my Matrix anniversary coupon comes in the beginning of December. 

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Reply #42 on: December 13, 2019, 01:55:29 PM
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Reply #43 on: December 13, 2019, 01:59:55 PM
Just pulled the trigger on FoG:E, SC: WWI, and War Plan.  I'm so glad my birthday is in November and my Matrix anniversary coupon comes in the beginning of December.


Plus, you've still got CMO to play with  :rockon:

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Reply #44 on: December 13, 2019, 04:10:24 PM
Just pulled the trigger on FoG:E, SC: WWI, and War Plan.  I'm so glad my birthday is in November and my Matrix anniversary coupon comes in the beginning of December.


Plus, you've still got CMO to play with  :rockon:

And the Christmas Steam sale to go. And waiting on WAW85 to arrive.

I need to win the lottery and retire.

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