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Offline Grim.Reaper

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JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« on: November 04, 2020, 04:32:16 PM »
Looks like JTS winter sale starts on Dec. 11 according to their announcement...save your JTS purchases until then:)

JTS Winter Sale
The JTS Winter Sale will kick off Friday, December 11th and run through the evening of December 31st. All titles that have been out 12 months or longer at that point will be on sale for $29.95.

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 08:22:55 AM »
Good games and excellent for PBEM. :)
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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2020, 05:34:23 AM »
100% agree Boggit.

The PBEM scene is one I only started a couple of months ago via The Wargaming Society and The Blitz forum and it has been the most enjoyable experience I have had in over 40 years of wargaming...so much so I am playing nothing else !
My record of success is hardly inspiring but it matters not :)

The sale has been noted and Republican Bayonets on the Rhine and either Bautzen or 1814 beckon....
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=534&t=92000

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 06:48:07 AM »
Good games and excellent for PBEM. :)
I really have to try that sometime as I feel the AI is quite lacking. Too busy with other games though. Which is the best place to go for setting games up for a novice?

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 07:02:52 PM »
Good games and excellent for PBEM. :)
I really have to try that sometime as I feel the AI is quite lacking. Too busy with other games though. Which is the best place to go for setting games up for a novice?
The Blitz is good but if you want I've got most of the games and would be glad to show you the ropes. Done it for lots of folks before 

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2020, 06:51:08 AM »
Good games and excellent for PBEM. :)
I really have to try that sometime as I feel the AI is quite lacking. Too busy with other games though. Which is the best place to go for setting games up for a novice?
The Blitz is good but if you want I've got most of the games and would be glad to show you the ropes. Done it for lots of folks before
Thank you  :bd:
There are a number of games I'm thinking about for the sale, so I'll drop you a line if I want to start a game. IIRC there was some news a while back that the Pz Campaign games would get an update to the new graphics engine. I hope that is still the case because the icons make my eyes hurt on the closest zoom level.

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2020, 09:25:18 AM »
For anyone interested the impressive looking new Scheldt 44 game is due out on 13th November  according to Wargame Design Studio who are working with John Tiller Simulations......... (won't be on sale in Decenmber though obviously)

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2020, 11:33:29 AM »
 <:-)  Looking forward to Scheldt although I don't play much Tiller these days.
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
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If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2020, 12:15:59 PM »
Wasn't going to get Scheldt, but the fact it has an updated Market Garden scenario and some variants may push me over the edge. I am looking forward to them porting over the new zoom level to the other PC games.
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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2020, 10:40:47 PM »
100% agree Boggit.

The PBEM scene is one I only started a couple of months ago via The Wargaming Society and The Blitz forum and it has been the most enjoyable experience I have had in over 40 years of wargaming...so much so I am playing nothing else !
My record of success is hardly inspiring but it matters not :)

The sale has been noted and Republican Bayonets on the Rhine and either Bautzen or 1814 beckon....
I was an active member of the Blitz many years ago, and my experience was they were a VERY good club for PBEM. It sounds like they have maintained their standards!

I'm really glad you are enjoying yourself with the games.

I have been playing Nelmsm for quite a while now on various Squad Battles scenarios and they are great fun too... and of course Mark is a great opponent to play as well. O0
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. Aldous Huxley

Foul Temptress! (Mirth replying to Gus) ;)

On a good day, our legislature has the prestige of a drunk urinating on a wall at 4am and getting most of it on his shoe. On a good day  ::) Steelgrave

It's kind of silly to investigate whether or not a Clinton is lying. That's sort of like investigating why the sky is blue. Banzai_Cat

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2020, 07:12:29 AM »
And it begins....

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2020, 09:40:22 AM »
Bought Bautzen and Republican Bayonets on the Rhine.... ;)

More ACW titles will have to wait until the next sale !
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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2020, 08:29:48 AM »
Does Campaign Jena-Auerstedt have the upgraded, improved graphics that other titles have gotten? 

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2020, 09:38:22 AM »
Does Campaign Jena-Auerstedt have the upgraded, improved graphics that other titles have gotten?

Updates listed on their page at:

https://johntillersoftware.com/Updates.html

Doesn't look like the maps got update, the core game update history below:

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.07a
   - Fix for Col. Anon not keeping its Brigade from becoming Detached.
   - Fix for melee bug in obstructed terrain.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.07
      - Updated 2D graphics by David Freer, Steve Trauth
      - Melee across a hexside or into a hex that would cause Disorder results
       in the same Melee penalty as if the unit was Disordered.
      - Units defending in Melee fire at 100% fire.
     - No Detached Melee optional rule introduced.
     - Movement Threat Disorder optional rule introduced.
     - Added button to return to Default on the Optional Rules Dialog.
     - Added "True" 2D zoom view
     - Added 11 new 2D icons to more easily differentiate unit types at a glance, credit Steve Trauth
     - A/I adjustments to path finding, target  acquisition, stacking and other tweaks.
     - Changed the way Division Colors display on the counters.
     - Fix for leader causing an over stacking error.
      - Change so that disorderd units which fail the Threat test become routed, when the Movement Threat
        Disorder optional rule is selected.
      - Additional design documentation added to the \Notes sub-folder
     - Fix for LOS issue.
     - PDT file changes: Weapons now have standard values, Corrected end of file values for version 13.
     - Weapons.dat changes: New weapon code letters added to coincide with PDT file weapons.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.06
    - Added Magnified 2D view (View menu, mouse wheel, or hot key '5').
    - Added 2D terrain slopes to show elevations.
    - Added movement sounds.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.05
    - Initial John Tiller Software release.

NOTE: Starting with this version, no CD-check is performed by the
main program and all documentation is supported only in PDF format,
available from the Help menu in each application.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.04
    - Change so that Infantry can melee attack mounted Cavalry in Obstructed
      terrain.
    - Change so that Artillery Weather effect does not apply to Indirect Fire
      weapons.
    - Added feature to award victory points for supply wagon losses.
    - Added ability for weapons to be defined as not having bayonets,
      which reduces the melee strength of the units carrying them to
      1/3 of normal strength.
    - Added ability for artillery to be given an indirect fire capability.
    - Added a Supply Source feature that can be used with the optional
      Isolation rule to determine unit Isolation (see Supply section in
      Users Manual).
    - Added ability to put abatis and trenches in a scenario.
    - Added separate Bridge Movement value to parameter data.
    - Change so that three rank units that exceed the Extended Line
      strength value in one hex have their fire value reduced.
    - Change so that Pioneers can deploy entirely into Skirmishers.
    - Added Withdrawal feature which results in units being withdrawn at
      a specified time with a specified probability.
    - Added an Emplaced artillery unit "E" in Order of Battle which cannot
      limber but can change facing.
    - Removed the confusing Activate AI toolbar button.
    - Added option for Mouse Wheel Zoom.
    - Added reinforcement variable arrival hex feature.
    - Change so that Dragoons only get a 10% attack bonus, not 25% as heavy cavalry.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.03
    - Added ability to specify that releases cause the units in the specified
      organization to become Fixed rather than releasing them.
    - Added Dragoons to the cavalry types, which can dismount.
    - Change so that retreating units cannot overrun Skirmishers in Chateau
      hexes.
    - Map corrections
    - Morale grades upgraded for French to improve play balance.
    - Additional solitaire scenarios.
    - Stacking allowance improved to 1800 men.
    - 15 minute versions for standalone scenarios.
    - Minor scenario corrections based on customer feedback.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.02
    - Fixes for Vista compatibility.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.01
    - Put cavalry charge multiple in parameter data.
    - Put disordered movement fraction in parameter data.

Changes to Campaign Jena-Auerstedt V1.0
    - Implemented a minimum bridge strength requirement for crossing a
      damaged bridge of 50, 100, and 150 for infantry (and leaders), cavalry,
      and artillery (and supply wagons) respectively.  See the section on
      Movement in the Users Manual.
    - Put cavalry charge factor in parameter data.
    - Added the ability to define a unit as "Has Boats" which allows the
      unit to enter water hexes.
    - Added option to prevent defender elimination when there is no valid
      retreat after melee.

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Re: JTS Winter Sale - Starts December 11th
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2020, 11:11:35 AM »
Thanks GR...!