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Title: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: steve58 on July 31, 2019, 03:16:02 PM
Just got my Matrixgames 15 Year Anniversary coupon.  50% off!  :bd:  Thanks MG!

30 days to decide.  Looking at these guys so far:
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Tripoli on July 31, 2019, 04:18:05 PM
Just got my Matrixgames 15 Year Anniversary coupon.  50% off!  :bd:  Thanks MG!

30 days to decide.  Looking at these guys so far:
  • Field of Glory: Empires
  • Strategic Command WWII: World at War
  • Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe
  • Afghanistan '11

IMHO, the ability to prioritize is over-rated.  Get them all.... :)
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: -budd- on July 31, 2019, 04:37:48 PM
^^^
What he said. Why stress yourself with the choice, 50% off total purchase O0
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: JasonPratt on July 31, 2019, 05:03:54 PM
Just got my Matrixgames 15 Year Anniversary coupon.  50% off!  :bd:  Thanks MG!

30 days to decide.  Looking at these guys so far:
  • Field of Glory: Empires
  • Strategic Command WWII: World at War
  • Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe
  • Afghanistan '11


Yes. But be aware that while Af'11 has a great tutorial (tracing the history of Afghan War ops) seguing into the campaign, in principle; in practice the tutorials are a little broken in that it's possible to break the tutorial missions and have to restart them.

Keeping that in mind, buy with confidence. (I have no experience with SCWW2:WaW, but other people whose opinion I respect seem to like it. I have trouble with no stackable hexes at that scale; it's a little less onerous at the War In Europe scale, but still gnashy. It does help that there are different sized groups represented by single counters, in some cases.)
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Geezer on July 31, 2019, 05:10:14 PM
FWIW I didn't care for the naval mechanics in SC:WaW at all.  Ships could attack from long distances and then sail back out of range with no chance to intercept them.
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Gusington on July 31, 2019, 07:02:07 PM
FoGE - yeah you know me!
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Rayfer on July 31, 2019, 07:26:31 PM
FWIW I didn't care for the naval mechanics in SC:WaW at all.  Ships could attack from long distances and then sail back out of range with no chance to intercept them.

Couldn't agree more...it was a game killer for me in SC: War in Europe so I never bothered with SC: World at War.  The naval game is just awful.
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: steve58 on August 01, 2019, 08:37:12 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys.  Sounds like the naval game play in the Strategic Command games would kill them for me as well.  Also thanks for the reminder that the the coupon works on multiple games in a cart.  That could be good news for me, but bad news for my wallet :-\
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: W8taminute on August 01, 2019, 09:42:30 AM
FoGE - yeah you know me!

You down with FoGE?
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Gusington on August 01, 2019, 10:14:04 AM
YEAH YOU KNOW ME
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: W8taminute on August 01, 2019, 01:30:51 PM
Who down with FoGE?

8)
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Huw the Poo on August 01, 2019, 02:25:20 PM
Who down with FoGE?

8)

It's a question of when, not if, for me.  But will probably have to wait a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: MC on August 04, 2019, 01:40:19 PM
Just got my Matrixgames 15 Year Anniversary coupon.  50% off!  :bd:  Thanks MG!

30 days to decide.  Looking at these guys so far:
  • Field of Glory: Empires
  • Strategic Command WWII: World at War
  • Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe
  • Afghanistan '11

I'm in the same predicament. I got my Matrixgames 15 Year Anniversary coupon about the same time as you. Coincidentally, my list is almost the same as yours. Just replace Afghanistan '11 with Armored Brigade and we match up.

What to do, what to do..............

I'm not sure, but the Empires Giveaway thread may still be active. You get a chance for a freebie and that beats 50% off.  :bd:
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: al_infierno on August 04, 2019, 01:53:45 PM
Of the games listed so far, Field of Glory: Empires and Armored Brigade are my personal favorites.  Both games are relatively easy to jump into if you have experience with other similar games, but also quite deep and unique and take a lot of time to master.

@MC, if you do go with Armored Brigade, keep a couple things in mind:

1. You can place deactivated waypoints to mitigate command delay.  There is no command delay for activating a deactivated waypoint, just for placing the waypoint in the first place.

2. Currently, there is no unit stacking, so on maps with one-tile chokepoints (like narrow bridges) it can be easy to get your units clogged up and bog down whatever plan you had.  Be prepared to work around this by sending 1 unit through a narrow chokepoint at a time.  (As an aside, the dev is apparently working on implementing 3-unit stacking per-tile.)

3. Most importantly, try not to micro-manage your squads too much.  Stick with giving orders at the platoon/company level and you'll mostly be fine.  Occasionally you might want to move a squad to a better building or away from artillery or something, but with command delay it's inefficient to give out on-the-fly orders to individual squads.
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: MC on August 28, 2019, 09:39:44 AM
Only one day left to decide. Strongly leaning towards Armored Brigade.  :-\
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Tripoli on August 28, 2019, 10:05:50 AM
Only one day left to decide. Strongly leaning towards Armored Brigade.  :-\

Go with FoG-Empires and Armored Brigade.  Both are very good.   With a 50% discount on each you can tell yourself you only got one game.... >:D
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: steve58 on August 28, 2019, 01:50:44 PM
Well I actually ended up getting Battlestar Galactica Deadlock :-[ :D  Just didn't feel like I would have given Field of Glory: Empires the attention it deserves.  I'll probably still grab it during a future sale. :)

Only one day left to decide. Strongly leaning towards Armored Brigade.  :-\

p.s. Don't wait until the last minute. Your clock and Matrixgames/Slitherine's may be different ;)
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: Tripoli on August 28, 2019, 03:40:55 PM
Deadlock is also good.  A lot of fun, and a little easier so it is more relaxing after a long day at work.
Title: Re: Decisions, decisions....
Post by: MC on August 31, 2019, 07:19:21 AM
Well I actually ended up getting Battlestar Galactica Deadlock :-[ :D  Just didn't feel like I would have given Field of Glory: Empires the attention it deserves.  I'll probably still grab it during a future sale. :)

Only one day left to decide. Strongly leaning towards Armored Brigade.  :-\

p.s. Don't wait until the last minute. Your clock and Matrixgames/Slitherine's may be different ;)

PANIC! PANIC!  -- The token provided is no longer valid for this user.

Almost waited too long. That is the message I got when I clicked the link in the email. I should have had a good 12 hours before it expired. Anyway, I grabbed the coupon code from the anniversary coupons history list and picked up Armored Brigade.  #:-)