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JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:05:51 AM »
http://www.johntillersoftware.com/MusketAndPike/SevenYearsWar.html

Playtested by not one but two Grogheads for no additional charge.

That makes it better.

Honestly.

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:40:02 AM »
http://www.johntillersoftware.com/MusketAndPike/SevenYearsWar.html

Playtested by not one but two Grogheads for no additional charge.

That makes it better.

Honestly.

Holy Shit!  Well, I know what I'm going to be playing for the next few weeks.

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 10:41:33 AM »
My life again has meaning!!

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 10:46:42 AM »
Damn it...ninja'ed.
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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 11:18:02 AM »
Dang, I didn't want to buy another game right now!

Oh, and how did those North America battles playtest?  ::)  :-"
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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 11:27:18 AM »

Honestly.

    Freiburg 1762:  Prince Henry, Seidlitz (or Seydlitz) and the light troops skirmish their way to glory:

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 12:14:28 PM »
Dang, I didn't want to buy another game right now!

Oh, and how did those North America battles playtest?  ::)  :-"

This title focuses on the European battles of this war. If you want the NA ones you'll need to pick up French & Indian War:

http://www.johntillersoftware.com/EarlyAmericanWars/FrenchIndianWar.html

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 12:42:26 PM »
I know that graphics aren't the selling point for any Tiller title but those screenshots look gorgeous (much like the recently updated ACW titles). 

I wish they would do similar updates for the Napoleonic titles. 

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 12:47:06 PM »
I know that graphics aren't the selling point for any Tiller title but those screenshots look gorgeous (much like the recently updated ACW titles). 

I wish they would do similar updates for the Napoleonic titles.

No promises on time frame, but we hope to get an updated look for the Napoleonic series at some point, too.

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 12:55:04 PM »
Dang, I didn't want to buy another game right now!

Oh, and how did those North America battles playtest?  ::)  :-"

This title focuses on the European battles of this war. If you want the NA ones you'll need to pick up French & Indian War:

http://www.johntillersoftware.com/EarlyAmericanWars/FrenchIndianWar.html

I'll pick that one up once (if) it gets beautified.  :dreamer:
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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 02:13:55 PM »
Dammit.
I never buy Tiller games because - although I’m not a graphics whore- they are sooooo hard to look at. But this one looks....decent! Not like a YouTube video of someone’s IBM from 1991.
I’m in

Is there a game manual
Included in purchase for download? Or is it one of those that is in the game files?
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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2018, 02:32:08 PM »
@mikeck:  The manual is in .pdf formal in the install. 

There's the manual itself as well as a "Getting Started" guide to a simple scenario.

Also, the link above includes useful notes on how the system "thinks" if you want to peek into the black box.  It's quite remarkable what the game takes up.

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2018, 02:34:03 PM »
...and much as I credit Grogheads and its work at Origins for swelling the ranks of Kriegsspielers, soon Doug will be able to say the hordes of SYW fans now marches in their tens to glory!

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2018, 02:39:53 PM »
I know that graphics aren't the selling point for any Tiller title but those screenshots look gorgeous (much like the recently updated ACW titles). 

I wish they would do similar updates for the Napoleonic titles.

No promises on time frame, but we hope to get an updated look for the Napoleonic series at some point, too.

Great news, thanks!

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Re: JTS' "The Seven Years War" -- RELEASED
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2018, 04:25:39 PM »
Read somewhere that no 3D units/terrain in this version, is that true?  Not sure that's a deal breaker or maybe these lines of games removed them along time ago?

Always want to try these again, but the amount of units you control ultimately tires me out:(