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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #135 on: August 15, 2018, 06:31:09 PM »
Between this and Close Combat's relaunch, and Panzer Strategy (quite a different type of game of course) coming out of EA Sept 1...  :smitten: :D
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #136 on: August 16, 2018, 06:02:14 AM »
It's a good time to be a gamer  <:-)
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #137 on: August 16, 2018, 08:22:02 AM »
Amen Brother! Amen.
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #138 on: August 24, 2018, 12:10:03 PM »
Ugh, did I just see a Squad bum rushing a MG Team?!?  :o

Rock, Paper, Shotgun just published an article on Burden of Command featuring lead developer Luke Hughes.  It is located here:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/24/the-flare-path-no-place-for-cowards/

In the article, Luke describes some of the psychological and tactical mechanics of the game that are illustrated by in the video, including the "bum rush" of the MG team and why that didn't work out so well.   

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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #139 on: August 24, 2018, 01:13:04 PM »
Ugh, did I just see a Squad bum rushing a MG Team?!?  :o

I think the idea is that they jazz up the gameplay with dramatic music and wartime film footage and you're not supposed to notice?

I think the idea is that there are times when you have to make a hard decision as the leader. Do you take that MG out even though it will cause you casualties or not?

You don't know what the full context of the situation is at all times. In wargames we are used to being in 'God Mode' we are used to knowing the entire situation, the enemy forces, our forces, etc....

In real situations much of this is not known.

So, do you take that MG out as you  have been ordered and lose some men? Do you refuse to attack it frontally only to find out it flanks the platoon on the other side and kills 12 of them and wounds another 23.  How do you feel about your choices? Not good....

The Burden of Command is never light.

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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #140 on: August 24, 2018, 01:34:28 PM »
Great response, MR, and makes me want to buy the game even more  O0
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #141 on: April 04, 2019, 11:36:17 AM »
Necroposting to see if there is any news. Steam page still has TBA and the game website has nothing in the press section.

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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #142 on: April 04, 2019, 12:44:03 PM »
Necroposting to see if there is any news. Steam page still has TBA and the game website has nothing in the press section.

I am interested in this one as well.  I believe there are some fairly recent dev notes on the Steam community site. Project does appear to be moving.
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #143 on: April 04, 2019, 02:18:20 PM »
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #144 on: April 04, 2019, 02:34:04 PM »
Hey Luke here, project lead. We are alive and kicking ;) We post pretty regularly on our Twitter, FB, and Steam accounts. Or if you just want the occasional update (every few months) subscribe to our newsletter.
  Thanks for your interest!

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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #145 on: April 04, 2019, 06:04:52 PM »
I subscribed to the newsletter but stalled when the "I am not a robot" captcha came up, because honestly....if I were a robot, would I know?   8)   
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #146 on: April 04, 2019, 08:40:42 PM »
Probably there to confuse Cylons.  ;D
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #147 on: August 03, 2019, 07:45:57 PM »
New video related to this game -- a 20 second demo of a random event so I don't think it really warrants its own thread...



To copy my YT comment:  I'm a bit confused by this demonstration. Is this just a random event that can happen to any unit at any time? Is this specific to the scenario? Not sure that "units randomly running out of AP because they got overheated" is my idea of enjoyable tactical chaos.
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #148 on: August 03, 2019, 08:15:13 PM »
^especially for units that appear to have just hit the beach.  There is a fine line between modeling the burden of command and just being burdensome to the player. Removing all APs for the unit doesn’t present the player commander with a challenging decision to make...it removes all decision making from the equation.
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Re: Burden of Command Announced
« Reply #149 on: August 03, 2019, 08:42:18 PM »
The Burden of Dehydration.  :hide:
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