Post by RedsandRoyals on Apr 28, 2017 8:20:35 GMT -5
Glad you're enjoying it.
I'm really liking how the units mesh together, and how important morale is. There's been complaints about the power of artillery, but that's sort of fitting, since it was the leading cause of casualties in western Europe, if memory serves.
French armored are allegedly the next deck to be released.
Post by RedsandRoyals on Apr 29, 2017 8:25:23 GMT -5
It's an RTS for the PC, you can find it on steam. It's much more macro level than, say, Company of Heroes, though, you can command large numbers of tanks and troops. It's a bit like Supreme Commander in that you're zoomed out most of the time (although not quite as far as SupCom), but you can zoom in right to ground level to watch the action.It's made by Eugen, who did the Wargame series, and published by Paradox.
Post by treadiculous on Apr 29, 2017 9:24:10 GMT -5
So I've now beaten the medium difficulty Scottish on all 3 maps, trying to work out if I should play as the Scots vs my SS, or try using some different divisions entirely... you may have noticed I don't like changing too many variables at once!
Finding a 2000 point conquest game of 30 mins is a really nice set up, though am getting hungry for a longer larger game.
I like the fact that if you have nothing holding an area / flank the front line will advance massively into that territory, even if there are no enemy units in it, this kinda helps balance the lack of stealth tactics due to the persistent blue/red marker overlay.
the only snag I see is the falling back pathfinding which seems a little weird sometimes.
Post by treadiculous on May 1, 2017 12:40:02 GMT -5
If I win I tailor the opponents deck to better plug the holes I exploited in the last game, this tends to make things get tough pretty quick, as their deck becomes specialised against the deck I am fielding.
With all the Frenchman you could possibly ever want.
Edit: I just fought six hard AI french decks with the 21st Panzer, and ended up with some of the most horrifyingly bloody tank battles I've ever fought in any PC game ever. The King Tigers saved me, as I was able to push them into the enemy flank and knock them apart at long range. Two ended up with 19 Sherman kills apiece.
I ended up with over 60,000pts in kills, with just under 15,000 in losses. I traded three enemy armored divisions for one panzer division, essentially.
Post by Rolling Thunder on May 28, 2017 18:43:38 GMT -5
716 infantry is surprisingly good; I'm having fantastic fun with it in 1v1s.
The Guards Armoured are shockingly bad. Just. Don't. Unvetted/1 vet Cromwells are simply not good enough in A, and they certainly can't hold up to something like Lehr or even their historical foes, the 17th SS, in B to C.
Windhunde looks to be amazing at early-game armoured warfare.