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Prime & Load: 1776
« on: March 27, 2021, 02:58:00 PM »
This is only $4.49 at the moment and they just released a regimental commander mode. Players can now command a regiment of AI bots and the command system looks pretty robust.

They also appear to have added an offline single-player mode and based on my preliminary investigation, it doesn't seem to totally suck. 

Check it out!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/926540/Prime__Load__1776/



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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 02:59:00 PM »
Offline single player you say?
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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 03:34:21 PM »
Reminds me of Freeman: Guerilla Warfare.  Not a bad thing.

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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 03:35:37 PM »
Not a musket person (although I own one, I've never fired it) but shouldn't it be Load & Prime?

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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 09:51:19 PM »
You tear open your cartridge and prime the pan before you load the rest of the round.

I looked for a decent vid to illustrate the '64 manual of arms but the ones I found on Youtube were all pretty bad.
Here is a link to a good translation of the original into more understandable terms. The original can be found online as well
The loading procedure start on page 11
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a334854d55b415d1d9344a8/t/5e8aa0a206e7117ae536fb9a/1586143395749/British+Manual+of+Arms%2C+2nd+Ed.+(1).pdf

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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 10:08:13 PM »
Looks interesting: Description says;
"the first game is our planned collection"

Obviously this means in our planned collection. They have cavalry and cannon in other game modes apparently.
This reminds me of holdfast so I am interested.
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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2021, 11:07:21 PM »
Is this based on the Mount and Blade engine?  Sure looks like it.
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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2021, 06:20:35 AM »
You tear open your cartridge and prime the pan before you load the rest of the round.

I looked for a decent vid to illustrate the '64 manual of arms but the ones I found on Youtube were all pretty bad.
Here is a link to a good translation of the original into more understandable terms. The original can be found online as well
The loading procedure start on page 11
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a334854d55b415d1d9344a8/t/5e8aa0a206e7117ae536fb9a/1586143395749/British+Manual+of+Arms%2C+2nd+Ed.+(1).pdf
Sorry I was thinking of civil war loading (primer caps), my bad!

Game looks interesting although I'm not sure how much tactical flexibility a single regement has during a battle.  I think the regemental officer's main job was ordering the shots and keeping up morale.  Note I have almost no knowledge of low level tactics of the revolution other than reading a couple books on Bunker (Breed's) Hill.

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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2021, 07:50:11 AM »
I've been playing John Tiller's "Campaign 1776" for years.  Very Good tactical level WG of this period -bit old school now. SP good and Pbem thru Colonial Campaigns Club. Was sold by HP now direct  from John.

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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2021, 10:22:37 AM »
Can you also play the good guys in this one?  ;)

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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2021, 10:51:59 AM »
Can you also play the good guys in this one?  ;)

I think it has British, American, French and German armies.
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Re: Prime & Load: 1776
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2021, 10:01:52 PM »
Can you also play the good guys in this one?  ;)

You mean that the Boston tea party was the British trying to help the locals with fairer (monopoly breaking) Tea prices after all which the local merchants did not like? That is a subject I would actually need to be more well versed in actually. I do have an interest in an unbiased account on the start of the "American" war of independence.
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