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Offline al_infierno

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WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« on: May 08, 2019, 11:04:31 AM »
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2841/Take.WWII.into.your.hands.and.create.your.best.WarPlan!

This looks very promising -- like a nice bridge to the gap between Gary Grigsby and Strategic Command games.  Beta signups are open!
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 11:07:27 AM »
Looks promising indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 11:21:00 AM »
I'm definitely interested.  Looks like the map only covers the European theatre?  No Pacific/Asia campaign then.
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 12:54:14 PM »
The dev commented in the form when asked about that and replied they wanted to shake out the concept  before going the whole world war route.
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 06:46:49 AM »
Sweet.  O0
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 04:04:47 PM »
Alright!  Another WW2 wargame! 

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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 06:52:47 AM »
Hopefully they can distinguish themselves, it looks super bland.
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 07:11:33 AM »
Hopefully they can distinguish themselves, it looks super bland.

This is a hilarious comment to me because I can't tell any of these games apart! :D

They all look awful, it's probably the main reason I haven't seriously dived into any of them.  Ironically enough I was thinking this might be the game I buy to take the plunge.

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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 10:59:34 AM »
Hopefully they can distinguish themselves, it looks super bland.

This is a hilarious comment to me because I can't tell any of these games apart! :D

They all look awful, it's probably the main reason I haven't seriously dived into any of them.  Ironically enough I was thinking this might be the game I buy to take the plunge.

It will look better when IronX does a counter and map mod for it, something like this http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4584600  :)
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 12:25:21 PM »
^Wow. Those are beautiful!
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 03:33:34 PM »
release on october 24th....not sure if buying, but by then I should have my matrix coupon in hand:)

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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 06:07:26 PM »
After reading some of the Matrix forum I am less than optimistic about this game. I am ready to be wrong. I really want something deeper than Strategic Command.
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2019, 06:13:54 PM »
I got into the beta and never really sunk my teeth into this one.  Something about it didn't grab me.  It felt a bit deeper than the SC series in terms of HOI-style alt history research and production, but not a whole lot else -- not that 30-40 minutes of dicking around in the menu can really tell you that...
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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2019, 10:24:27 PM »
Matrix WarPlan looks like an interesting game.  After reading this thread I watched a few u-tube videos of the Beta version of the game.  As I looked at the map and counters it reminded me of the Avalon Hill board game Rise and Decline of the Third Reich.  I eventually found and read the developer diaries for the game.  On the very first post of Dev. Diary #1 was a big screenshot of the old Avalon Hill game box for Rise and Decline.  The developer goes on to explain how he played the Avalon Hill board game as a kid.  It seems some of the inspiration for WarPlan came from the board game.  As a kid I also spent many hours playing the board game with the game map sections, counters, manual and a notebook spread out on the dining room table.  It was a fun board game.  Now with a computer handling the record keeping, number crunching etc. (instead of my notebook) it should, in theory, be even more fun.  :)     

Granted, my judgment is biased and clouded with nostalgia for a favorite old board game but still ..........  I'll follow this one with interest.           

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Re: WarPlan -- new game announced from Matrix Games
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 01:01:43 PM »
This will probably be released on Steam, right?  I've decided I need this game.