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Computer Wargaming / Re: Combat Mission status
« Last post by Jarhead0331 on Today at 09:08:30 PM »
I seem to have a fratricide problem.

I'm almost more of a threat to my Marines than the Syrian army. In the second mission of the marine campaign, I had an F18 drop heavy ordnance near a building occupied by a recon team. I lost two marines as a result of this incident. I dont even think it was my fault. I had ordered airstrikes within the same urban area, but the hornet attacked a nearby vacant bunker and the explosion caused my loss. I did not perceive that the empty bunker would be a target, especially since it fell well outside of the target zone.

The next incident in the subsequent mission was a God damn disaster. I was assaulting a trench position and I ordered a long heavy pre attack bombardment with a pair of 155s. The occupying defenders panicked and broke, so I called a cease fire on the artillery. I sent a squad from 2nd plt F/2/6 into the trench,  but those shells kept falling. The anti personnel rounds pinned the squad and they just wouldnt stop coming down. I'm not sure if this is a bug. When it was all over, 8 marines were down.

I have a lot of trouble accepting casualties in this game. It really hits close to home. When its blue on blue...the frustration is even worse. War is hell, even on a computer.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: X4 Foundations
« Last post by Jarhead0331 on Today at 08:40:33 PM »
Impressive. There is big jump in size from Frigate to Destroyer. I'm reputation level 18 in Argon space, so it won't be long now...However, I've heard capital ships are presently pretty useless in the game. There is still apparently no large scale combat taking place.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: X4 Foundations
« Last post by mikeck on Today at 08:10:43 PM »
...I just peed a little.  :o

 Thatís not Pee
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Computer Wargaming / Re: X4 Foundations
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 08:05:02 PM »
...I just peed a little.  :o
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Computer Wargaming / Re: X4 Foundations
« Last post by PanzersEast on Today at 07:59:55 PM »
I have a question about basic mechanics of the game. Is the universe the same for all players? Meaning if the Argon and Xenon go to war and a sector is a battlefield, is that occuring in everyoneís game (via Steam update)? It wouldnít be exactly the same I suppose...but I saw a thread where players are talking about a war coming between several races and Iím wondering- since itís not an MMO, how that can be?

Of course, Elite Dangerous does it. There is one universe and you play in it. If you chose Solo mode however, you are invisible to other players and they are invisible to you basically

The world is dynamic and the economy.  The sectors are all placed randomly, as well as station etc.... so it is never the same from one player to the next.... or even if you start a new game.  When the war starts and how I am not sure.  There is a persistent threat, however I have heard players HQ being attacked and I have not been.  But I have been jumped by Xenon rogue raiders in different sectors.  Also, as I believe it, all ships are generated at the start of the game and after that if ships are destroyed or new ones introduced, they have to come from the shipyards.... no generating.  This means the economy has to work to bring shipments of wares to create the ships, parts, etc.... this is where we are suppose to profit.

Level 20 is were you can purchase capital ships, and I did buy a basic carrier and destroyer just to try out.  I had my corvette land on my carrier!

Bridge of the Destroyer


Bridge of the Carrier


Looking out from the bridge of the carrier, you can see 8 landing pads for small craft, another four on the back for medium.


You can barley see it, but my corvette is docked on the back of the carrier.


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Computer Wargaming / Re: X4 Foundations
« Last post by mikeck on Today at 06:36:19 PM »
I have a question about basic mechanics of the game. Is the universe the same for all players? Meaning if the Argon and Xenon go to war and a sector is a battlefield, is that occuring in everyoneís game (via Steam update)? It wouldnít be exactly the same I suppose...but I saw a thread where players are talking about a war coming between several races and Iím wondering- since itís not an MMO, how that can be?

Of course, Elite Dangerous does it. There is one universe and you play in it. If you chose Solo mode however, you are invisible to other players and they are invisible to you basically
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Conan Unconquered
« Last post by Steelgrave on Today at 05:33:22 PM »
Clearly you guys have not played Bastard Bonds. Its one giant naked barbarian orgy of sex and violence.

Or one could simply run for Congress.....         8)
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Combat Mission status
« Last post by Grim.Reaper on Today at 04:29:43 PM »
Good to know about the campaigns, thanks all.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Conan Unconquered
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 04:26:22 PM »
*quietly opens Steam window*
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Conan Unconquered
« Last post by DoctorQuest on Today at 04:17:17 PM »
Where do I get this game? Asking for a friend.

Tell your friend it's on Steam.

A friend told me.
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