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Offline al_infierno

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Re: Back to Friday
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2021, 12:38:14 PM »
In terms of non-gaming Fridaying, I picked up a jaw harp recently and have been enjoying strumming on it.  Once you get the technique down it's surprisingly easy to play any sort of sing-a-long song.  I haven't nearly mastered it like this guy playing Turkey in the Straw (about 1:00 in), but I can at least strum along to something simple like Rule Britannia on YouTube.   :buck2:

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: Back to Friday
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2021, 12:57:06 PM »
a_i  pretty cool video you posted.

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Re: Back to Friday
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2021, 01:52:14 PM »
Oh...and maybe some Call to Arms too. The Russian campaign was recently released and I still need to catch up on the German campaign, as well.

I bought Call to Arms over the sale.  I got the deluxe version.  Why can't I play as the Russians or Germans in conquest mode? 

Also did you have to do anything special to unlock the Russian or German campaigns?  What version of Call To Arms do you have?  (Base, deluxe, or ultimate?)

Unfortunately, you need to have the "Ultimate" version to access that content. The way they released the various versions was pretty screwy and unclear. Rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but it is a really fantastic game.

I feared that that was the case.  Well I have the Ultimate upgrade pack on my wishlist for when it goes on sale next time.  I agree this is a fun game and very well put together.  It's just unfortunate, and I'm saying this selfishly I admit, that I got fooled into buying the basic version then dumping money into the deluxe version when really I should have just bought the ultimate version right off the bat. 
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Re: Back to Friday
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2021, 02:23:50 PM »
When I'm not posting on the R&P board, I plan on getting my Wizards and Warlords game to a good pausing point and winning my first Shadow Empires game.  Next time, I think I need to play with some actual opponents on the board, rather than just a bunch of random minor factions that I wanted to bulldoze the first time I played!   ;D

Alternately, I may get one shard of Eador: New Horizons in, but I think I'll end up doing SE.

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Re: Back to Friday
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2021, 02:37:28 PM »
If you ever win Shadow Empire officially - please take a screenshot (not easy - there is no internal mechanism) and post it.  Everyone else will have a drink to honor your accomplishment.

Offline Lotti Fuehrscheim

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Re: Back to Friday
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2021, 03:12:03 PM »
If you ever win Shadow Empire officially - please take a screenshot (not easy - there is no internal mechanism) and post it.  Everyone else will have a drink to honor your accomplishment.




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Re: Back to Friday
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2021, 03:18:23 PM »
Awesome!  Congrats!   :bd: :bd:

Post this on the Ha: I finished it! Thread.

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Re: Back to Friday
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2021, 08:41:50 PM »
I will read about the games , instead of playing them , as has been my, admittedly unhealthy, habit for the past (generously) 5 Years.
Or , if I am lucky , I will expand on my love/hate relationship with GG War in the West.
Something tells me, though , that I will sleep on the sofa tonight, again