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Zulu Dawn!!!!
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:25:12 AM »
holy shit!

http://digitalgameworks.com/index.php/first-look-zulu-dawn/



I guess it's Jeff Lapkoff, using the new engine to that 'Nam title out recently... to cover the Anglo-Zulu War.. count me in, naturally.
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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 02:22:23 PM »
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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 03:03:00 PM »
Very intriguing, but there are some funky design decisions going on there!
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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 09:38:05 PM »
Very intriguing, but there are some funky design decisions going on there!

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 09:41:33 PM »
What's up with all the placeholder models?

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 10:09:42 PM »
Very intriguing, but there are some funky design decisions going on there!

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 08:23:48 AM »
I'd be Shaka'd if it's any good.  :2funny:
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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 08:26:33 AM »
The Vietnam game unfortunately appeared to be lackluster and basic in the extreme. Not sure this title will be much different. I wouldn't get too excited fellas.
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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 10:01:56 AM »

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 03:37:46 AM »
The Vietnam game unfortunately appeared to be lackluster and basic in the extreme. Not sure this title will be much different. I wouldn't get too excited fellas.

agreed...this developer has put out interesting themes but i havenít found any of them to seem actually fun to play.

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 05:02:16 AM »
agreed...this developer has put out interesting themes but i havenít found any of them to seem actually fun to play.

I got a lot of enjoyment out of "The Drift 1879" game.

http://sugarfreegamer.com/the-drift-1879-aar-part-1/

But then, I am the target audience for games about the Anglo-Zulu War given my interest in the subject.

The current games under this developer (if they are even the same people) , have certainly come on in terms of presentation, but so have our expectations of games.

I'm cautiously optimistic, but mainly because any game about AZW is better than no game at all. :)

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 07:41:43 AM »
i wish the best for it.....just have my expectations very low

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 07:56:24 AM »
I had a lot of fun with the prior Vietnam game, partly because of its elegant simplicity, and the designer introduced a lot more complexity and detail into the followup Afghanistan game -- my only problem with it so far, is that the tutorials can be easily broken.  :pullhair: Which given the laudable attempt at connecting the tutorial missions to historical developments in the war, also somewhat breaks my attempts at tracking through a 'historical development' play of the game.  :-\ But if I would just get past the tutorial missions that wouldn't be a problem anymore -- I could start proper games at any time, and RTFM like a real grog rather than trying to insist on handholding. So I acknowledge my failure to keep going on the game is also partly my own problem.

For me, anyway, this is a no-brainer: I like the Anglo-Zulu war setting, and I appreciate the designer and look forward to seeing what he'll do with the topic.
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The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Zulu Dawn!!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 04:12:49 PM »
This is out now, being distributed on itch.io

https://digitalgameworks.itch.io/zulu-dawn-the-battle-of-isandlwana