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Computer Wargaming / Re: Second Front (in Development)
« Last post by Jo B on Today at 09:14:20 AM »
Moving German Infantry with MG42

Moving German Infantry with MG42. Creeping, walking, running with and without an Officer. Disassembling the MMG and HMG.
As Passenger in a halftrack and bail out as riders when the tank rotates its turret.
Also notice the moved MMG, HMG can't fire after the move while the LMG or disassembled HMG, MMG can.
This disassemble HMG/MMG to LMG is only possible with German MG 42.
Disassemble weapons have less weight and costs the Infantry less movement to carry.

The hedge costs one more movement point for the Infantry. The line of sight 'can see' behind the hedge, but no further.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: A Total War Saga: TROY officially revealed
« Last post by Ubercat on Today at 06:43:25 AM »
If you enjoy sword and sandle epics, there was an old Black&White one from the early 60s, think it may have been titled With Caesar's Legions.
In the climactic fight between the young, noble Roman and the hairy, shaggy barbarian, the fight was staged in front of a huge scrum of soldiers fighting in the background.  At the height of the action, with the Roman on the ropes and nearly getting skewered, an assistant director with a clipboard walks onto the set.  He points at different people, who rise from the dead and walk off.  Presumably telling them, "You're in the next scene, you're in the next scene."
And they never cut it!  The whole thing stayed in the final release.  Viewers loved it. 
...

It's got to be in YouTube. I did a search for that title and couldn't find it. Any ideas how to narrow it down?
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Computer Wargaming / Re: A Total War Saga: TROY officially revealed
« Last post by besilarius on Today at 05:47:20 AM »
If you enjoy sword and sandle epics, there was an old Black&White one from the early 60s, think it may have been titled With Caesar's Legions.
In the climactic fight between the young, noble Roman and the hairy, shaggy barbarian, the fight was staged in front of a huge scrum of soldiers fighting in the background.  At the height of the action, with the Roman on the ropes and nearly getting skewered, an assistant director with a clipboard walks onto the set.  He points at different people, who rise from the dead and walk off.  Presumably telling them, "You're in the next scene, you're in the next scene."
And they never cut it!  The whole thing stayed in the final release.  Viewers loved it. 

Italian cinema was a real quirky mix.  I think in one that was shot under Mussolini, they filmed a Battle of Zama, and acutally killed an elephant.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Hes Gonna Step On FRIDAY Again!
« Last post by nelmsm on Today at 05:44:41 AM »
Wife is at self defense class almost all day Saturday so it will be a few PBEM files, some playtesting, and giving the Cicero beta a so I in Imperator Rome
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Yet another launcher...
« Last post by Huw the Poo on Today at 01:23:53 AM »
If somebody else wants to try making another launcher that's just as good or better, more power to them!

Absolutely!  I didn't complain when GOG made their own launcher, or EA, or anyone else!  I have a particular problem with Epic because of their shitty practices, not because they entered the market.  Like I said, Valve use their powers for good, Epic use theirs for evil.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Yet another launcher...
« Last post by FarAway Sooner on Yesterday at 10:25:22 PM »
Jarhead is 100% correct.  "If the experience is better than what Steam offers" - well it's not even close, with any client, and some of them have had years and haven't been hobbled by the same ridiculous kind of "flat management" style Valve apparently uses either.

Valve have said in the past that the cut they ask for is necessary in order to fund the development they do on Steam.  Without being privy to their accounting records, it's hard to argue otherwise.

It's easy to lose sight of just how much work Valve put into Steam.  And not just Steam either - Windows-only people will not realise it, but Valve contribute shitloads to the free software community as well.  Like, a TON.  Read about Proton, for just one example.
Steam is estimated to have made more than $4BN revenue in 2017, which is the last year I can find numbers for.  Any time a privately owned Fortune 1000 company tells me that they're pricing just enough to cover their business, forgive me if I'm skeptical.

I've seen how much money Steam makes.  I'm not going into details, so I won't expect any of you to really believe me, and that's fine, but Steam is making PLENTY of money.  A ton more than almost all of the developers who put their goods up there.

I'm not bashing Steam.  It's a good product, and really the only game launcher I use.  But it is a free market.  If somebody else wants to try making another launcher that's just as good or better, more power to them!
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Close Combat-the blood first
« Last post by LoganismyHERO on Yesterday at 10:03:40 PM »
I watched the video and I know it's a beta he was playing but it was concerning to see that Sherman take 5+ shots at maybe 100m away and miss.
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Computer Wargaming / Re: A Total War Saga: TROY officially revealed
« Last post by Martok on Yesterday at 09:47:15 PM »
^Never seen Troy 2004...Ill work on it.
Cool movie....you really should see it.

Agreed. 

MD's poo-pooing aside, it's a decent film.  Maybe not as good as Gladiator or Ben-Hur, but still worth watching.  If you have even just a mild affinity for sword-and-sandal epics, you owe it to yourself to sit down and watch Troy at least once. 




I wish they would get back to black powder. 

I just don't get the appeal of a Total War title set in an era of gunpowder warfare, at least from the perspective of the battles.  I could see some interesting possibilities on the strategic level (dealing with the diplomatic & religious factors of the Thirty Years War could be intriguing, for instance), but the tactical appeal eludes me. 

That being said, I admit I wouldn't object to an Empire 2...as long they actually did it right this time.  Proper naval battles, a proper "imperial" atmosphere with Great Powers playing off against each other, and an AI that could actually find its ass with both hands would all be welcome. 
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Computer Wargaming / Re: A Total War Saga: TROY officially revealed
« Last post by Hofstadter on Yesterday at 09:31:35 PM »
Black powder ai  was terrible though. They never formed lines
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Hes Gonna Step On FRIDAY Again!
« Last post by Martok on Yesterday at 09:28:12 PM »
Back to Stellaris, with the New Horizons mod.  I'm getting a game going as United Earth/UFP -- for realz this time. 


I work all weekend again (I'm in the middle of a week-long stretch of morning shifts - bleh), so I doubt I'll have much time/energy for other games.  (Sorry, Rome II. :(

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