Hard mode: no grand strategy
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and the Holy Ghost
@Garbage Can Lid
Back then when I played EU4 the wizard meme was real.
also Boringblanda for M&BW
Sends nude prophets at you
Replace with ck2
It's kinda sad to see the Paradox not even try to pretend they're offering content for their DLCs and for normies to get ahold of EUIV so much
I mean I'm glad more people enjoy the game, but the attitudes of all the new players is just... unpleasant and bland.
I'm hoping this game turns out alright:
Takes place in Bohemia during the 1400's. It's not as focused on big battles, like Mount & Blade is, but the combat and setting are supposed to be very faithful to the era. Some of the music was also taken directly from medieval Czech manuscripts.
He said grand strategy you illiterate retard.
Empire Earth is RTS
Strategy is strategy, does "grand" really have anything to do with it?
Yes. Grand Strategy and RTS function differently. It's like saying there's no difference between RPG and JRPG. OP said "no grand strategy" that means RTS such as Empire Earth and Age of Empires are exempt from this. If it were "no strategy games" then there would be a reason to complain, the idea that EE doesn't fit OP's criteria is absurd.
what is hard mode
You're a nigger, okay?
starcraft, XCOM, Disgaea and HoI3 are all the same because they're all strategy
Rule the Waves
really looking forward to this since its supposed to really focus on historical accuracy
Thought this was a cool channel. They do historical reviews of games, and they actually have real historians from the topic at hand on the show to discuss it.
WHERE MY CAMPFIRE GAMES NIGGAS AT?
Brigadier General donor reporting in
What game is this?
Verdun sucks. I hate everyone that says Verdun is good. It'd be a bit better if it had 50vs50 or something, but it doesn't. I'm also pissed that the developers upped the player count for the retarded paid v2.0 for the Eastern front.
I even asked the developers about that a while ago and they basically said the people were too stupid to have a higher unit count in the game as it was. Now they're having you pay for it.
RO2 also sucks. Play Darkest Hour instead. It's about to get a pretty massive upgrade.
giving money to Henkel after he shitted up M&B almost as much as Vince with NW
Play Darkest Hour instead.
I own this but I've never played it. Does it even still have players?
butterlord never ever
Yeah. The 29th server usually has at least half full, and mostly full. Especially on weekends. I'm about to play right now.
Why no one ever does China/Burma/Winter War I dunno.
I'm not poor, but I don't just throw my money at shit. If I wanted to do that I'd go to the dog park.
rate my resurgent Ottoman empire Veeky Forums
Starts at 3,600 B.C.
You haven't domesitcated the dog some 30,000 years behind everyone else.
Shit-tier shit is shit, user.
Better detailed map of Europe for NapoopaN was great but the loss of theatres was terribly disappointing
no fucking Aegypt,no Persia,no India so we can kick the Mysore and Sir Roger Dowlett ass,no war of 1812
atleast the battle is cool
this is muh France holding out against the 3 nation alliance
@Garbage Can Lid
its another episode of Old Guard winning a battle by themselves
Age of empires 1&2 had wonderful history notes on almost everything in game.
For nonstrat I'll go with Encarta's mind maze.
Age of Empires 3 had them too.
But they were online, and the site is gone.
Name a genre that could use a good Veeky Forums game. Or come up with a fresh take on the usual strategy Veeky Forums games.
Turned based medieval RPG
immersive open world medieval RPG with realistic damage that doesn't suck dick
dwarf fortress being the closest to achieving this
Why do people call it the Holy Ghost? That sounds fucking retarded, it's the Holy Spirit
Because it's a ghost.
It'll be here soon
anime rhythm games.
Open world survival crafting game. The genre needs a decent title full stop, structured age like tech progression would be a good mechanic in a game finished at launch
tfw you're in the 29th but only play RO2
This one is still not out for sale but it looks fucking amazing.
You are kidding me. I've literally been looking for a game like that for 2 months and had just accepted the fact that there were none.
Join me in waiting for 2018 release date...
That looks superb
IL2 Sturmovik (1946, Cliffs of Dover and Battle of Stalingrad were kinda meh)
Silent Hunter 3 and 5
Assassins Creed games (yeah i know it's pleb as fuck but historical settings are top tier and lots of historical characters appearing)
East India Company (historical trading simulator)
Sounds spooky. Good thing it's not a skeleton.
Or is it????
I want to see this battle play out
Tfw I backed the kickstarter for 40$ for full game, future DLCs/expansion pack and name on the credit list.
This sounds very ambitious and I am sorry to say it but I doubt we will get half of the features they have promised.
King of Dragon Pass is a tribe simulator game where you lead a pseudo-Celtic tribe in it's attempt to dominate the other tribes and become King of the region. Although it's set in a fantasy world, the Orlanthi culture your tribe belongs to is closely modeled on the pre-Roman era Celts, and the gameplay itself is very emergent and varied.
unfortunately i am struck with the misfortune of not being to pick fucking cataphracts or else it crashes
10/10 game otherwise
Every citizen's attributes, experience and knowledge are simulated. Each citizen has their own aspirations and decides how to live, where they work and if they come or leave the city.
Only thing that sounds unrealistic on the pitch. Everything else doesn't sound too complicated.
Not really, Crusader Kings already does that with its randomly generated characters.
Knowledge is the one that struck me as kind of weird and maybe a bit hard to do, but I suppose it could be just a separate selection of traits they gain trough the game. idk how many characters would be in this game, if they want to extend it all the way into the iron age you'd eventually have to start dealing with quite a lot.
It's just some flags, stuff like who they've met and what skills they have.
tfw I won't have enough time to play when it actually come out :( feels sad man.
Thanks user, didn't know about this.
Is Victoria II worth it? I'm interested in it but it's a high price point off-sale
I kind of want to play as Hawaii and make a Kalakaua Pacific Empire where WW1 starts to stop me and my expansion
Not worth buying, no. Torrent it and give it a try, it's extremely autistic and pretty boring and good fucking luck playing as a minor unciv like Hawa'ii
set time to max
put down uprising
put down uprising
Europeans arrive and immediately annex you, gg
It's a good game
It's not at all good for playing as small countries though, especially if you want to avoid using silly unhistorical strategies. For example a common strategy is to conquer a certain part of Asia that always discovers gold and then annexing parts of China for the big boost in population.
Darklands is the shit. I dunno why it's so forgotten, as I think it's the best CRPG ever
A campaign focused strategy game about gathering forces, playing politics to keep the army together, dealing with local geography and political factions during your march, and finding and engaging enemy forces day by day, skirmish by skirmish, until a decisive blow is struck.
What are some good &humanities games?
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri?
It's got some philosphy stuff in it.
I believe I lost
I like Verdun. You can get many stabs in it if you completely ignore the people giving shitty tips like "take cover" and just keep running towards people and stabbing
5/5 fuck the mg's and other cowards
Oh yeah and the devs truly are dickheads. I have found so many game breaking bugs and ways of going trough the walls in that game that it is unbelivable.
Also they shit on me because I use linux and told me to use better Os when I complained about having performance issues.
A total war game with proper skirmish and marching mechanics needs to happen
I'm thinking that the army would be layered and subdivided like provinces, duchies, and kingdoms in Crusader Kings 2 only with diplomatic options replaced with orders and relations being morale/loyalty.
I've played it and liked it a lot. The only thing that I hate is that when you get big, you start getting random defeats out of nowhere. There are a lot of things in the game background that it doesnt tell you about.
Wish it was purely historical instead of fantasy.
Pic related, a legit GOAT rpg
Thanks for the rec dude. Never heard of it before. Seems amazing
Oh. It has been posted already. My bad.
Age of Decadence is pretty Veeky Forums.
If you want to play as a small civ give use the console to give yourself a boost by acquiring some dece province otherwise it won't be worth it and you'll be sitting there for 10 hours waiting for time to pass.
And imo no it isn't worth it. I wasted like 500 hours in that game and wish I could have that time back.
There are really only 4 choices in this game
get raped by Spider Queen
get raped by ducks
get raped by floods
choose Praxians, Elves, or Ice Demons and don't get raped
Why did Art of Conquest lost its charm, I played it and it just didn't felt right.
playing an unciv passively
It's like you want to be annexed by Euros
Don't worry. You can trust me.
Wow user this is so cool, thanks!
I don't know if they changed this in the more modern TW games, but I hate how in Rome and most other grand strategies you only seem to have the option to either completely annex a province or not.
Like, there's the city that is the capital of the province, and having your army inside the province does fuck all unless you are besieging it. Can't destroy buildings, or attack villages, or do anything to force the enemy out of the fortress other than laying siege.
It's too easy. Once you get big enough to defeat everyone, there's is not much to do but keep raping all the clans. There's no endgame as far as I can see.
Can we get some pleb person shooters?
War of Rights is shaping up nicely. I've got 2nd Lieutenant backing so I'm waiting for the Beta.
It looks nice on a technical standpoint, but I couldn't play a civil war game where the battles are so ridiculously small.
32 v 32 is pretty alright by me, RO2/RS1 had that amount of players and battles felt significant.
Plus I just love muzzle loaders in FPS games.
32 v 32 is pretty alright by me, RO2/RS1 had that amount of players and battles felt significant.
It's not the same. WW2 battles happened on really large fronts filled with infantry in no formation. You can realistically have battles with only 64 people and still have them feel fairly realistic, because such small engagements did happen.
By civil war standards, 64 is too small even for a minor skirmish.
@Garbage Can Lid
It would be incredibly hard to make an action game about the line-infantry era without bots filling up the ranks tho.
Are they really only doing 32v32? Warband has 100vs100
This. I've tried using formations in Mount and Blade playing online. You can't even get a dozen people to stand in a line.
Warband ain't UE4. I'll be lucky if this game runs smoothly on my PC as it is.
fucking Greydog raided my tribe 5 times in a row
To be fair the Warband engine is a bit limited. Heard Bannerlord is going to support 1000v1000 battles out of the box.
Nice cheat engine.
Heard Bannerlord is going to support 1000v1000 battles out of the box.
that would be nice, but that would also require Butterlard actually releasing within the next 10 years.
Its pretty good. The female conquistadors bother me slightly, though
So are Anime games where teenagers with lots of homrones kill Hitler with magic historicall?
what do you think user? Follow your heart.
The Guild II, conceptually interesting while almost unplayable and a major disappointment
I would like to see an economic, strategy, and city-building sim based off of the early colonial period. Managing a colonial charter company and settling the East Coast of North America, dealing with individual towns, Indians tribes, shipping, and seeing things grow and develop over time
What makes it so unplayable?
Try Sid Meier's Colonization. Or one of the Anno games set on that period.
Also what makes The Guild 2 unplayable? I've had the first 2 on Steam for a while but I haven't played them yet. First one is a bit annoying on modern computers.
Not necessarily unplayable, I used the wrong word. It's just that no feature quite seems to work out well. It's a decade old, so it can't quite be blamed. When it first came out I really liked the visuals
The 24-hour clock/month thing is kind of odd
even the largest cities feel quite small
everything is very structured, doesn't feel like an open world. Just a sequence of mini-games strung together
being a thief or pirate is basically like being any other business. Same with a church
same interiors and exteriors for all like structures
it's just not quite fun or interesting in an in-depth sort of way. Everything feels a bit off
There is another one coming out soon I think.
no single non-politician/guard female spawns in the entire map of 4 large cities
That's what killed it for me.
yeah, it's kind of funny, very little publicity. I'll wait a bit for some reviews and video demonstrations before getting it, if I ever do.
I guess the way to put is that the Guild II was one of those games that you can immediately see the underlying game structure rather than just simply desiring to get ahead and see more of the world, and it just becomes repetitive from the get-go
taking the oldest extrapolated figure from caves in Europe (disputed btw) and using them to determine when Egyptians will domesticate the dog
This is why brainlets shouldn't study genetics, you get full retard ideas like this one. The Egyptians domesticated the canine late, and Egyptian dogs descend from Central Asian genetic stock which aren't documented in the archaeological record until 7,425BP... about 5433BC. The game starts in 5000BC, unlike what you stated, giving about four hundred years for the dog to reach Egypt.
The indigenous dog populations of Vietnam, India, and Egypt show minimal evidence of European admixture, and exhibit indicators consistent with a Central Asian domestication origin, followed by a population expansion in East Asia. The study could not rule out the possibility that dogs were domesticated elsewhere and subsequently arrived in and diversified from Central Asia. Studies of extant dogs cannot exclude the possibility of earlier domestication events that subsequently died out or were overwhelmed by more modern populations.
So no, you're wrong, shut the fuck up.
WARRIORZ. OF. GERMANIA.
Mod is Fall of the Eagles for Total War: Attila. From my Burgundian campaign.
Chap with the gold panoply and green cape is "Ybor" a special event based hero-general in the vein of Siegfried or Beowulf. Available to the Burgundians, Langobards and Allemannic confederation. I have more if anyone wants
Feels good knowing Persona 2 is a history game
Haha, nice fucking vaporware.
Probably the best RPG of the last few years - very unique vision that the developers really stuck to.
I think the required grinding at the beginning in the city streets/thugs bores a lot of people out. Also the combat aged somewhat poorly. Shame because the game has so much charm.
Give me a Spice&Wolf style VN about traveling historical settings meeting historical QTs.
what does spice&wolf style mean
My fucking brother!
Comfy peddling adventures.
Verdun (not great but realistic in that cheesy Delta Force kind of way)
Get raped by the Spider Queen
Implying that's a bad thing
Even thought the combat gets stale in many of the early Assasins creed games, I still enjoy the atmosphere the 1st game creates in the holy land. In particular the marketplace encounters are cool and AC 2 does much of the first one did but with more depth (this time in Italy). Worth checking out if you haven't played the series yet.
not just staying out of their turf
not raiding the ducks so hard in your first meeting that they pack up and leave
never had this happen to me desu
not choosing fucking elves and fucking up the shits when they get uppity
if you fuck with the ducks too much the other beastman get salty and threaten you to never attack them again otherwise they will destroy you, and they do if you attack the ducks again
also playing a war focused tribe is incredibly hard, easy path to power to be happy merchants making alliances
wish i could actually destroy tribes desu