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Computer Wargaming / Eximius: Seize the Frontline
« Last post by Jarhead0331 on Today at 08:33:55 AM »
This is a promising little indie game I came across the other day. The developer was kind enough to give me a few codes for their closed beta test. I've tried it out and so far, I've been pleasantly surprised. Its very enjoyable and looks like it could successfully blend FPS combat with RTS gameplay. If you're interested in a code, PM me.

Eximius combines tactical First Person Shooter gameplay with high level strategic decision-making of a Real-time Strategy(RTS) game. The game features a competitive 5v5 team battles where players square off in a post apocalyptic urban environment.

Play as a Commander ( RTS ) ; build base, train an army and call down support abilities to help your allies on the ground to gain territory.

Play as an Officer ( FPS ) ; lead your infantry squad into combat and crush your enemies with your agile tactics or brute force. Capture resources for your team, upgrade weapons and equip your squad with suitable weapons.

Eximius provides a multi-role gameplay experience where each player could choose to play a diversely different role and fight not only with brawns but also with their brains. An expert shooter could be outnumbered, ambushed and overwhelmed if caught in a wrong position. While a scheming officer could be assassinated in the right moment at the frontline.

The objective of the gameplay is to win by holding down the most victory points. Alternatively , if your forces are powerful enough , you can completely destroy your enemyís base and win the match immediately. The command headquarters cannot be rebuilt and the game will be instantly over.

Axeron Corporation ( AXR )

AXR is private research organisation that turned into a security contractor out of global needs. Being at the forefront of science, many believes that this wealthy organisation holds key technologies that could bring about global peace. With limited manpower , the Axeron industrial complex produces highly advanced drones for their workforce , both for military and nonmilitary use. This elusive organisation operates in an extremely organised and stealthy manner. Nations that choose to fund AXR do so for their advanced scientific capability and confidence that they will be the solution to the growing mutant threat.

Global Security Force ( GSF )

A peacekeeping organisation set up after the first initial great war; the GSF foundation is built upon the principles of securing the walls, recovering human survivors and rebuilding the civilized world. They command the largest military force in the world and operates on a near limitless budget. Nations that choose to fund GSF do so for their vast armies and their global presence.


Seamless Transition
As a commander , you are also an officer. But you have the extra capability to switch to top down RTS interface to build bases and command units. An aggressive commander can also join the battle in the frontline but they are normally expected to stay in relative safety and manage base development. Commander needs to be nominated by the team.

Base Building
As the gameplay of Eximius revolves around Team vs Team battles, each team shares a base, resource and technology tree. RTS Commander to support the battle operations by training infantry units and vehicles,building bases and call in airstrikes or support abilities.

Train Armies
Commander can train AI infantry and assign them to players. Leading them as a frontline officer; your squad will fight with you sensibly , taking cover and help you both offensively and defensively.

Tactical Battles
Decide your combat roles and purchase weapons suitable to your play style and tactics. Your weapon and equipment determine your roles in the team. Respond to enemy strategy with appropriate firepower and equipments; be it vehicles , massive amount of infantry or sneaky players.

Unlock Technologies
As your resources and technology grow, you can construct increasingly powerful units such as armored vehicles, gunships and elite soldiers. Your team can also gain powerful team abilities when you tech up to new tiers. Call down artillery, deploy quick-response force or launch EMP strikes.

The pinnacle of each teamís firepower is the legendary battle-suit. Equipping battlesuits allow players to use powerful abilities, have increased stats and is able to push the frontline much faster. Officers will have choice of several choice of battlesuits, each with their own play style and set of abilities.

Computer Wargaming / Re: What were the earliest video games you played?
« Last post by Con on Today at 08:25:38 AM »

My dad had just bought an Apple 3 because it was supposedly for more serious applications such as business and early word processing.  I remember how I laughed the first time I went into the dark attic and a Grue got me - even though Zork had warned me not to do it.

After that I was in the sweet halcyon days of gaming with Atari at friends houses and Pizza arcades - so all the classics

Computer Wargaming / Re: DCS Discussion
« Last post by Jarhead0331 on Today at 08:22:21 AM »
Great sticks, but the thing that always holds me back from them is the supply issue (that you've just experienced) and the wait or delay in receiving the product from overseas.
Computer Wargaming / Re: Madden football returns to pc!!
« Last post by Nefaro on Today at 08:19:00 AM »
He's not happy

Anything made by EA could be substituted as the subject.   ;D

I'd call it "nickel and diming" but it's more like "fiving and tenning" by those bastids.

If I end up getting the PC version it will only be for running single-player Franchise mode.  So hopefully I don't need to give a damn about the typical soul sucking EA microtransaction bullshit.  Hopefully. 
Computer Wargaming / Re: What were the earliest video games you played?
« Last post by Rayfer on Today at 08:16:23 AM »
SDR already posted a screen was in a bar, cost a quarter, and it was so astounding to people you couldn't get near it when it first came out.
Computer Wargaming / Re: DCS Discussion
« Last post by Nefaro on Today at 08:11:30 AM »
That's a solid stick, congrats!

Unfortunately it seems as if the whole joystick (stick & base) is out of stock whenever I look.   :buck2:

Plus I just screwed up and ordered a stick (aka "grip") instead of the full stick and base, in a miasma of confusion, since those were listed on the first store page I was sent to.  Had to send a cancellation request.  :uglystupid2:  :hide:

If they don't have whole ones in stock, it appears the Warthog stick may be my only option for awhile.
General Staff Support Forum / Re: Army editor (august 2018) feedbacks
« Last post by Adraeth on Today at 07:41:16 AM »
maximised tried and it did really well  :bd:
Computer Wargaming / Re: What were the earliest video games you played?
« Last post by bob48 on Today at 07:26:48 AM »
The good old C64;

Elite (wireframe)
Moon Lander
M1 Platoon (Microprose)
Silent Service
F16 Pilot

Army Editor Tech Support / Re: Army editor doesn't start
« Last post by Quartermaster on Today at 07:09:23 AM »
This is what beta testing is all about :)
Andy, your screen looks a little different from mine, the paste and delete "boxes" are lower down the page in your screen capture then on mine when they overlap the close combat box
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