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What war game do you wish would be made next
« on: October 03, 2022, 11:57:13 AM »
Iíll start off that a Decisive Campaigns set in todays Ukrainian war would be irresistible for me
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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2022, 11:59:35 AM »
And updated, more detailed version of Defending the Reich with a more robust Research and Development system.

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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 12:56:38 PM »
A multiplayer Destroyer/Silent Hunter with a Strategic layer, so you could actually fight the North Atlantic naval war/  "They say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...."  :)
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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2022, 03:22:51 PM »
It would sure be nice if the legal issues could be unsnarled for WW1:Centennial so that patching could continue on it, sigh...

Granted, not a huge forward progress, but also practically impossible aside from wishing.
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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2022, 04:50:50 PM »
I know Fire and Maneuver kinda sorta is trying to do this, but really what I'd kill for is just a straight polished remake of Age of Rifles. 

So far I just don't get the proper feel from FnM.

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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2022, 05:48:11 PM »
Not sure if qualifies for a "war game", but the type of game I most yearn for is a true Geopolitics game, sort of back to the days of Balance of Power and even the old SSI title Geopolitque game.  They weren't perfect, but none of the more modern attempts have ever provided the kind of game I would want.  I want to control all facets of running a country including all the economics, diplomacy stuff that happens in the real world.  Want to support various causes, have the potential to lead to minor conflicts, and ultimately the next major war if it gets that far, and possibly ending nuclear.  Basically a true real world simulator.  However, I don't want to actually control any of the actual armies if it comes to war, I want to give macro direction and orders and let things turn out based on other factors.  I know this will never happen but all the stuff happening in the world today makes me want this even more.  Super Power 3 is coming out and I doubt it will scratch the itch either.

Probably a close second, something like the old Computer Ambush SSI game.  If I recall correctly, soldiers had backgrounds and you "felt" their loses because of it.  Again not perfect and basic stuff, but some reason I felt a connection with controlling the squads.  Would love a squad level game that made you truly bond with your men, not simply nameless people without backgrounds you grow to like.  As you take loses, you bring replacements in also with a story.  Make me think twice before I send the soldier into harms ways.  I know Burden in Command is in development, hopefully some day it comes out, but not entirely sure if it will provide this level of experience either.

Pretty sure I am out of luck with both, but a person can hope:)

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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 06:34:37 PM »
... but really what I'd kill for is just a straight polished remake of Age of Rifles. 

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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2022, 08:08:02 PM »
Steel Division 3 Napoleonic
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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2022, 08:47:38 PM »
Steel Division 3 Napoleonic

Despite the same level of unit variety, that seems like a great idea!
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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2022, 11:41:38 PM »
And updated, more detailed version of Defending the Reich with a more robust Research and Development system.

What he said..

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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2022, 12:59:22 AM »
A full on WW3 with the West against Russia & probably against China...but not cold war (why do they always do cold war?). I want current with possible (but not unavoidable) use of nukes.
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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2022, 06:13:29 AM »
A remake of Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe.

A game that has a detailed strategic component involving management of bases and airfields, manufacturing and production sites, resources and assets with a light research element. A layer that lets the player manage squadrons, pilots and aircraft, plan complex missions and then actually take part in them by jumping into any one of the aircraft.

Delicious.

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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2022, 08:43:35 AM »
Remake of Age of Rifles

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A remake / better version of "Muzzle Velocity" by Digi4Fun (1997). This game was ahead of the technology, so had issues. But the concept allowed the player to fight WWII battles at the battalion level or so, but then also allow them to pick any unit and fight first person.

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A remake of "Campaign" by Empire Interactive (1992)

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A remake of Pacific Storm by Buka Entertainment.
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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2022, 09:57:18 AM »
A remake of Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe.

A game that has a detailed strategic component involving management of bases and airfields, manufacturing and production sites, resources and assets with a light research element. A layer that lets the player manage squadrons, pilots and aircraft, plan complex missions and then actually take part in them by jumping into any one of the aircraft.

Delicious.


I love a secret weapons remake.  Rowanís Battle of Britain falls into this category, could be worth a remake, as most of the versions have trouble with modern windows.

Along the same theme of multi layered fight sim / game.  Iíve always had an idea of a Vietnam version and call it AirCav.  Basically manage an aircav troop dynamically through Vietnam in a strategy layer.  When units make contact, you jump in and take control.  You could fly helos and fps soldiers or just manage the tactical like a rts.  The gameplay would be the typical counter insurgency patrolling, but at certain points in the time line you would take part in major historical operations.

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Re: What war game do you wish would be made next
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2022, 12:42:35 PM »
A computer version of Avalon Hill's Republic of Rome would float my boat, using detailed AI & Crusader Kings type personality traits to create a really authentic feeling senate.
It was tried with Pax Romana, but despite some great concepts the game was almost unplayable.