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Offline rocketman

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Kursk Early Access game
« on: March 10, 2017, 07:47:23 AM »
"Kursk - Battle of Prochorovka" becomes early access at Steam. Has a nice board game look to it. Will investigate further...
http://store.steampowered.com/app/605200/?snr=1_620_4_1402_47


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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 08:21:21 AM »
Notice the clipped counters.  8)
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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 08:23:23 AM »
Notice the clipped counters.  8)

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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 08:29:37 AM »
Interesting looking. The description says the units are battalion level, but the map doesn't look that way? 

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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 10:27:01 AM »
But why early access on a single day battle with no apparent  random factors? Strange. Didn't see any mention of map scale of time scale either.
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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 10:28:31 AM »
Early access because there is no AI presently but the Dev says he's working on one.

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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 11:03:41 AM »
Guess I should of clicked "read more" :-" . No pbem, just hot seat or AI  play when released. It's a wargame  so I'll be checking it out on release.
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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 11:19:41 AM »
I checked the dev's web page and he said on full release it will be 9.99 so a 30% discount if buying at this stage. No AI will make me wait.

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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 02:22:00 PM »
It looks interesting.

My first impression was not good, but the more I looked the more I liked. For a computer game, the combat system looks a little simplistic. However, what matters is fun I suppose.

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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 01:18:37 PM »
I wonder if we might have a slight copyright problem here. Does anyone remember the old 1979 Task Force Games boardgame Prochorovka: Armor at Kursk? Take a look at the counter values in the screenshot, and then look at the counters in the boardgame. https://boardgamegeek.com/image/86147/prochorovka-armor-kursk?size=original

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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 06:41:57 PM »
I remember Prochorovka: Armor at Kursk. It was my first wargame.

I see what you mean about the counter values. Given that Tigers on the Hunt was published by Matrix and is still available for purchase in spite of many similarities with ASL, I suspect it will be fine.

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Re: Kursk Early Access game
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 05:12:10 AM »
I wonder if we might have a slight copyright problem here. Does anyone remember the old 1979 Task Force Games boardgame Prochorovka: Armor at Kursk? Take a look at the counter values in the screenshot, and then look at the counters in the boardgame. https://boardgamegeek.com/image/86147/prochorovka-armor-kursk?size=original

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Is anyone really concerned over a 35 year old fringe wargame copy right ? In any event - is copying the vales from a counter an infringement. Logic says that if the original got it right then someone else who got it right would get the same numbers ? Cant see a problem here.
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