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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2018, 05:46:01 PM »
And BC, I think the old PC Civil War game you were thinking of was No Greater Glory. A brutal, brutal game that I was never able to win.

That's the one, thanks bbmike.



DROVE ME NUTS, this game did. But I kept coming back for more.

I managed once - once - to get thiiiiis close to winning as the South, but I didn't quite make it. Otherwise I'd just get my butt kicked and find support drop like a stone. You have to really play the numbers in this one and put dummies in charge, and even then you'd never get ahead!

But if this lil' bastard appeared on GOG, I'd totally be all over it. :(


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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2018, 11:06:53 AM »
Episode 4 today!
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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2018, 02:55:28 PM »
Great show guys  O0 7 wonders tabletop sounds like a lot of fun to play in a group :) And I've played Jamaica the boardgame, it's a lot of fun. It was great to hear that discussed.  Lots of interesting points to listen to again, thanks :)
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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2018, 09:23:12 AM »
GorgCast gets a mention in a new War Game News YT series.  O0



Around the 16:00 mark...
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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2018, 09:34:23 AM »
^Sweet! Thanks for posting.
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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2018, 09:48:52 AM »
Yep!

Phantom mentioned it over here, too :)

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=21914
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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2018, 07:22:33 AM »
A very groggy episode for you today, as we cover the historical periods from WWI back to - but not including - the AWI.

So we're talking Napoleonics, with Cyrano, and manage to keep it to around an hour :)
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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2018, 01:10:29 PM »
A very groggy episode for you today, as we cover the historical periods from WWI back to - but not including - the AWI.

So we're talking Napoleonics, with Cyrano, and manage to keep it to around an hour :)

How? Did you sedate him?  ;D

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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2018, 08:15:39 AM »
Skipping back an episode, JH mentioned this game and it set me to re-playing it (it takes real doing).

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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2018, 08:31:10 PM »
Today's episode is finally up.  It's not midnight yet, so it's still technically live by Friday!
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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2018, 09:43:01 PM »
Realistic space combat:

Boardgame:  https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6767/attack-vector-tactical Attack Vector Tactical: physics are correct, engineering is handwaved in order to create a tactically interesting decision space; orbital mechanics is an option. [Disclaimer:  I was part of the team for AVT.]

Computer:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/476530/Children_of_a_Dead_Earth/ Children of a Dead Earth:  physics is correct, engineering sticks to currently known techniques, orbital mechanics always enabled.

Computer, as a tutorial to Children of a Dead Earth (and a superb game in its own right) : https://www.gog.com/game/kerbal_space_program Kerbal Space Program doesn't have combat, unless you mod it (easy to do), but it will teach you a gut-level understanding of orbital mechanics that will help a lot with CoaDE.  (I've been part of a STEM outreach program to a local junior high school using this...  we're eagerly anticipating some teams landing on the moon in the next few weeks.)

Computer, if you think Kerbal is not realistic enough:  http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/ Orbiter.  Pack a lunch, this wants you to do your homework in full.

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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2018, 12:34:00 PM »
I have and enjoy Children of a Dead Earth. I need to give it another run since there have been a lot of updates since I last played.


I really wish Torchships had made it...



While I've always thought that realistic space combat games probably belong on the computer, AVT is appealing. In the end it always loses out in my time budget to games with muskets, but someday...

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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2018, 02:52:18 PM »
I spent enough time teaching AVT in demos that I can still do it a decade later.  :)

Plus, Ken Burnside, the primary designer, usually shows up at Origins. 

Your call.  :)

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Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2018, 05:32:52 PM »
AVT is the one with the wooden blocks to help the ships assume the correct aspect, yeah?
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