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Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:00:44 AM »
Boggit's review dropped today.  Your comments drop now!

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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 08:13:21 AM »
Very interesting.  Rome was a master of divide and conquer - and the scenarios seem to have a large element of revolts and gaining the alliance of smaller political players. 

One thing that the review did not cover - is the game totally strategic or are their tactical battles?  I could not tell from the review itself.

Well done, thanks.

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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 08:26:57 AM »
You have no control over tactical battles in any Ageod game.  They occur but you don't get to move forces or anything like that.

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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 10:00:52 AM »
A very interesting article. I haven't bought the game yet, but this article is definitely pushing me towards doing so.
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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 01:23:49 PM »
Great Review. Boggit I think you just added a game  to my weekend gaming list. Had my eye on Hannibal or To End All Wars and I think I just made my decision.
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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 10:36:02 AM »
Very interesting.  Rome was a master of divide and conquer - and the scenarios seem to have a large element of revolts and gaining the alliance of smaller political players. 

One thing that the review did not cover - is the game totally strategic or are their tactical battles?  I could not tell from the review itself.

Well done, thanks.
Hi Avery :)

It's a strategic/operational game.

I didn't comment on it directly, as I cross-referenced  (3rd para. down) my review of Alea Jacta Est in the instant review. The earlier review covers the nuts and bolts of the game, scale etc. in detail. I had a lot to comment on the specifics of Hannibal and it just didn't seem sensible to repeat what I'd already covered regarding the game mechanics itself- hence the link. I hope that helps.

However, given that it slipped under the radar for you, you might find this covers the missing links (so to speak ;), and I hope you enjoy it. :) Herewith... http://grogheads.com/?p=1449
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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2014, 10:37:48 AM »
@Wallysworld and Kushan :)
You're both very welcome, and I'm glad you've enjoyed it. O0
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. Aldous Huxley

Foul Temptress! (Mirth replying to Gus) ;)

On a good day, our legislature has the prestige of a drunk urinating on a wall at 4am and getting most of it on his shoe. On a good day  ::) Steelgrave

It's kind of silly to investigate whether or not a Clinton is lying. That's sort of like investigating why the sky is blue. Banzai_Cat

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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2014, 01:09:23 PM »
Very interesting.  Rome was a master of divide and conquer - and the scenarios seem to have a large element of revolts and gaining the alliance of smaller political players. 

One thing that the review did not cover - is the game totally strategic or are their tactical battles?  I could not tell from the review itself.

Well done, thanks.
Hi Avery :)

It's a strategic/operational game.

I didn't comment on it directly, as I cross-referenced  (3rd para. down) my review of Alea Jacta Est in the instant review. The earlier review covers the nuts and bolts of the game, scale etc. in detail. I had a lot to comment on the specifics of Hannibal and it just didn't seem sensible to repeat what I'd already covered regarding the game mechanics itself- hence the link. I hope that helps.

However, given that it slipped under the radar for you, you might find this covers the missing links (so to speak ;), and I hope you enjoy it. :) Herewith... http://grogheads.com/?p=1449

Thanks.  This led me to purchase........................... Pride of Nations on sale at Matrix.  May pick up the other titles when/if they go on sale.

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Re: Feedback on Review of Hannibal: Terror of Rome
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 01:39:05 AM »
^^ Lol!

Actually I have PON too. It's a very ambitious game, but turn processing can be slow. IMO, it's a very engrossing game. Take the chance to check out the scenario DLC - they have the ACW, Franco-Prussian War, Spanish-American War and the Scramble for Africa. I'm glad you enjoyed the review. :)
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. Aldous Huxley

Foul Temptress! (Mirth replying to Gus) ;)

On a good day, our legislature has the prestige of a drunk urinating on a wall at 4am and getting most of it on his shoe. On a good day  ::) Steelgrave

It's kind of silly to investigate whether or not a Clinton is lying. That's sort of like investigating why the sky is blue. Banzai_Cat