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Title: Greetings from Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Post by: Grecco on May 07, 2018, 11:12:33 AM
Hello everyone, I had an account here already but I seem to have broken it. But that's okay since I'm mostly a "lurker" on forums anyway  ^-^ . I've been into (mostly computer-based) war/strategy games since I first played some of the classics on my C64 in the 80's and I've always dreamt of making a wargame myself. It's taken a little time since then for computers to catch up with my ambitions (as well as acquiring the programming skills required) but the project is finally underway under the name "Military Operations".

I like reading forums like this one for user comments on what they (dis)like about games, how they would like to see them improved and evolve. I also like reading AAR's, especially after I wrote one pretty big AAR of an Advanced Tactics PBEM battle and writing that one took more time than playing the game itself, so I know how much work goes into making one. Devouring history books on WW2 is also one of my hobbies and thanks to the e-book I don't have to leave any book at home when traveling  8)

Currently, as I spend most of my time programming, I have little time for gaming but I'd like to. Any tips on a good strategy game with some depth to it that you can comfortably play for 1 or 2 hours a session? Multiplayer would be a plus since computer opponents are too easy to beat.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 07, 2018, 11:33:32 AM
welcome!
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Post by: RommelFox on May 07, 2018, 11:40:51 AM
Welcome Grecco!

Look forward to hearing more about your project.
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2018, 12:23:14 PM
Hey Grecco, good to have you here!
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Post by: bbmike on May 07, 2018, 12:50:32 PM
Welcome to Grogheads  O0
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Post by: bob48 on May 07, 2018, 01:00:34 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 07, 2018, 01:01:33 PM
Welcome...not much in the way of military history in your neighborhood, eh?  ^-^
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Post by: bob48 on May 07, 2018, 01:03:05 PM
^LOL

I bet if we dug through the history books a bit we may find the odd event or so. :)
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2018, 01:04:25 PM
Great to have you with us Grecco. That's how I got started here, looking for honest game opinions, then lurking about in the shadows for a while. Then somebody said something I just couldn't let go by and not only did people listen to what I had to say... some of them agreed with me.  :o   Better treatment than I get at home where most often they just ask, "Are you STILL here"? So I stayed. Look forward to hearing what you've got to say.
Title: Re: Greetings from Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Post by: Grecco on May 07, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
Thank you all for the welcome!

Welcome...not much in the way of military history in your neighborhood, eh?  ^-^

Nah, just these places everybody's already been to, like Arnhem, Bastogne, Dunkirk, Normandy, Berlin, or Waterloo, if you're into Napoleon  ;) (did I mention I was mostly into WW2? so sorry if I'm forgetting to mention other era's). But seriously, there's a treasure trove of places to visit that are just a few hours distant from here. Unfortunately, growing up in a small country has ingrained me with the perception that a 3-hour drive is a very long drive. You know: like going to another country (which is literally what happens if you drive in any direction from here for 3 hours). That was until I visited the USA where "the next city" is at least 4 hours away by car (and for some reason you're not allowed to drive as fast as you are allowed to on the German Autobahn).
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Post by: JasonPratt on May 07, 2018, 01:36:57 PM
Oh, great! -- I've been keeping a bit of an eye on that MilOps game on steam for a little while.  O0
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Post by: Dammit Carl! on May 07, 2018, 02:15:26 PM
Howdy!
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Post by: MikeGER on May 07, 2018, 02:33:50 PM
Hi Grecco

don't forget Overloon  :)
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Post by: Grecco on May 07, 2018, 04:13:34 PM
don't forget Overloon  :)

Overloon, of course! I plan to visit Overloon in 2 weeks for Militracks, they have a pretty unique collection of (running) vehicles on display that weekend and there might just be a King Tiger present: http://www.militracks.nl/en/participating-military-vehicles/ (http://www.militracks.nl/en/participating-military-vehicles/)
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2018, 05:32:43 PM
King Tiger you say? First day here and already he's moistening our loins. A true Grog.  O0
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 07, 2018, 05:53:56 PM
Hartelijk welkom Grecco!
Mijn familie komt uit Zaandam, hoewel ikzelf in Leeuwarden werd geboren terwijl mijn vader in de KLu diende. Toen ik drie werd, emigreerde mijn familie naar de Verenigde Staten. Meer dan vijftig jaar later, hier zijn we!



These guys around here are mostly pretty alright, though I'd not leave a tasty sandwich untended were I you.



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Post by: MetalDog on May 07, 2018, 07:08:33 PM
Welcome, Grecco!
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2018, 09:18:44 PM
Did some one say, 'Sandwich'?
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Post by: bob48 on May 08, 2018, 04:41:29 AM
^'Burp' - pardon me. Yes, and very nice it was too  8)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2018, 06:35:36 AM
and for some reason you're not allowed to drive as fast as you are allowed to on the German Autobahn

There's a very good reason - most Americans drive like shit; keeping speeds down keeps them from killing even more of their countrymen.
Title: Re: Greetings from Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Post by: Pete Dero on May 08, 2018, 06:53:16 AM
Welcome neighbour.  Greetings from Brabant, Belgium.

Check out JudgeDredd's pictures from Bovington Tiger Day 2018 in the UK.  http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=22216.0

They had a Tiger II over there. 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/40882946585_07c65be550_h.jpg)
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 08, 2018, 09:05:59 AM
Oh, she's a beauty. I wonder if I could slip her out in my pocket and nobody would notice?
Title: Re: Greetings from Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Post by: bob48 on May 08, 2018, 09:59:30 AM
A mere 68 tons should be no bother for a chap of your stature.

And hernia's are easy enough to fix these days......
Title: Re: Greetings from Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Post by: Sir Slash on May 08, 2018, 08:40:35 PM
Maybe if I told them, "It followed me home"?
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Post by: bob48 on May 09, 2018, 04:27:33 AM
Yeah, that sounds plausible.
Title: Re: Greetings from Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Post by: Grecco on May 09, 2018, 05:13:35 AM
"it's searching for its former master, but I've never seen such devotion in a droid tank before"
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Post by: Boggit on May 09, 2018, 05:16:10 AM
Maybe if I told them, "It followed me home"?
So you'll be taking some catnip with you?  ;)
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 09, 2018, 08:00:53 AM
A lot Boggit! Great idea.  O0