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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2019, 09:18:53 PM »
GREAT SUCCESS

   I consulted the I Ching
(it said:
The melons are concealed by willow trees.
The story that fell from heaven is kept to oneself.) so to help those melons and keep the story to myself
 I bought the Gascoigne (which was never built, but at least it was physically possible unlike some of the other French ships that I will not name):

 

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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2019, 11:42:39 PM »
Duskers

Good choice!  More people should know about this game.  It's tough, but it's so atmospheric and a joy to play.

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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #92 on: January 04, 2019, 02:14:48 AM »
Cold Waters and War in the Pacific.
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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2019, 06:14:56 AM »
Too much. 

Let's see;

Heart of Iron IV Colonel edition (got it last night as Green Man Gaming had it for $18)

Had a 38% discount anniversary coupon from Matrix so of course I had to use it

Battlestar Galactica with all DLC
Armored Brigade
The Operational Art of War IV

Other games;

Cold Waters
Table Top Simulator

Mega Corp for Stellaris
Holy Fury for Crusader Kings II
Dharma for EU IV

On the table top side;

South China Seas
Der Weltkrieg: Western Front.


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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2019, 08:16:02 AM »
That Gascoigne is one sexy French mofo.
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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #95 on: January 04, 2019, 08:28:24 AM »
That Gascoigne is one sexy French mofo.

  Named for Admiral Darlan's home province: Gascogne (no i as it turns out).  World of Warships factors her out as slightly better than the Washington/South Dakota/Alabama class in most ways.  Essentially it's the last French battleship that even came close to being built.

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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #96 on: January 04, 2019, 08:30:00 AM »
1950s?
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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #97 on: January 04, 2019, 08:42:22 AM »
I successfully resisted the urge to buy anything this year, mostly because I already blew my budget in the fall sale.  #:-)
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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #98 on: January 04, 2019, 10:44:24 AM »
Thanks to the Best of 2018 thread, I bought Assassins Creed Odyssey and Kingdom Come Deliverance
I am debating doing the exact same thing also due that best of thread. How are those games working out for you?

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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #99 on: January 04, 2019, 11:06:44 AM »
Commander: The Great War on Steam.  Nice game.  At only $10, I don't regret the purchase in the slightest.  With the PotzBlitz Mod as an essential add-on, I can foresee myself continuing to, you know, actually play CTGW.

I have had my eyes on that game for quite some time as I have no good WWI game. Do I need to know much about WWI to enjoy it? How complex is it? How about the AI? Will look for that mod you mentioned if I get the game. Thanks for the heads up.


No prior knowledge needed.  Tactically simple, strategically complex, but not overly so.  The AI is decent enough to challenge me.  With the PotzBlitz mod especially -- an essential add-on, IMO; don't play the game without it -- there is much variation and replayability.  The game can go down a different narrative path each time.  Recommended.
I got the game after your recommendation and I'm glad I did. Have just started with it but seems to be a good WWI entry game. And it does look really good to boot. But the PotzBlitz mod can't be downloaded. There is a link over at Slitherine but it is broken. Hope it will be revived soon.

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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2019, 12:50:40 PM »
Behaved, grabbed Foxhole in the last hour.
In the sale week before Xmas sale, I grabbed Kuban for IL2.

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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2019, 03:00:04 PM »
Got Aggressors: Ancient Rome for the second time. Had refunded it once due to technical issues but going to try it again.

Also picked up Slay The Spire and Into the Breach after seeing them mentioned so many places. Both are pretty cool so far.

And out of curiosity stemming in part from the thread here I grabbed GTA V. I haven't played since GTA I lol. The top-down, 2D one.
Not my usual sort of game but a couple of my buddies have countless hours in it. I figured for $15 what the heck.

Will probably still play more Rocket League than anything. Just so easy to jump in and play a match or two.

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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2019, 03:52:35 PM »
Commander: The Great War on Steam.  Nice game.  At only $10, I don't regret the purchase in the slightest.  With the PotzBlitz Mod as an essential add-on, I can foresee myself continuing to, you know, actually play CTGW.

I have had my eyes on that game for quite some time as I have no good WWI game. Do I need to know much about WWI to enjoy it? How complex is it? How about the AI? Will look for that mod you mentioned if I get the game. Thanks for the heads up.

No prior knowledge needed.  Tactically simple, strategically complex, but not overly so.  The AI is decent enough to challenge me.  With the PotzBlitz mod especially -- an essential add-on, IMO; don't play the game without it -- there is much variation and replayability.  The game can go down a different narrative path each time.  Recommended.

I got the game after your recommendation and I'm glad I did. Have just started with it but seems to be a good WWI entry game. And it does look really good to boot. But the PotzBlitz mod can't be downloaded. There is a link over at Slitherine but it is broken. Hope it will be revived soon.

I passed along your broken download link report at the Slitherine PotzBlitz thread (http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=218&t=77884&p=762965#p762965).
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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2019, 04:35:19 PM »

I got the game after your recommendation and I'm glad I did. Have just started with it but seems to be a good WWI entry game. And it does look really good to boot. But the PotzBlitz mod can't be downloaded. There is a link over at Slitherine but it is broken. Hope it will be revived soon.

I passed along your broken download link report at the Slitherine PotzBlitz thread (http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=218&t=77884&p=762965#p762965).

The response (http://www.slitherine.com/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=218&p=762968#pr762968) from the PotzBlitz Mod author at the Slitherine Forum:

Quote from: Robotron post_id=762968 time=1546644402 user_id=20370

I checked both links provided in the opening post with no problems.
Both the main mod and the latest update are still online and downloadable.   
Don't know why it's not working for the guy, sorry.  :?

The basic mod V4.7 is still online at GoogleDrive at
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0N7V0wxZvJ3X0Z5NzVkMllrTHM

lastest  update V7.2 is still online at zippyshare
https://www86.zippyshare.com/v/hC1Jo9UN/file.html

I'll be back in a week with the new V7.3.
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Re: Holiday Game Swag -What Did You Get?
« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2019, 05:29:04 PM »
Thanks a lot @berto  :bd:
What happened was that I got a link from the Matrix forum section and that pointed to an much older version. So no surprise it wasn't available. But I could download from the links in the quote you made. I guess I'll go directly to Slitherine from now on for updates to the mod.
Again, thanks  :clap: