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Offline The_Admiral

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Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« on: April 21, 2022, 06:07:30 AM »
While browsing through these noble corridors, I realized to my surprise that nobody seems to have opened a topic about some project that has been going for a certain time already - name's Fire & Maneuver.



It is a bit of a new way of doing it - the instigator being the owner of the Armchair Historian channel, who decided to re-invest his Google bills into something that might give fans of Age of Rifles plenty reasons to rejoice. A lot of devlogs have been posted over the course of the last year, and I am sure some of you 19th century fans will find much contents to please your senses. Although it is not totally AoR - it is going its own way system-wise, and is being pretty innovative if you ask me - the care given to the project and some details, such as the possibility of equipping troops with different generations of firearms, are definitely reminiscent of the old classic. Check that out.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDrTqCbgTmF5eM-oyzazzzg

Here's the latest devlog:


Note that everything is naturally in development. As for the game proper, you can already wishlist it on Steam  :coolsmiley:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1679290/Fire_and_Maneuver

At the end of the day, might not be exactly what you would be expecting, but it might also be something you didn't know yet you'd wish for. For certain, an engine that can tackle Crimea, Sadowa, the Civil War, the Franco-Prussian war, etc... all in one deserves some attention. But that's just my opinion  ;)
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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 07:28:55 AM »
Cool!  And thank you!

Age of Rifles was one of my fave's back in the day, so always glad to see something with a similar focus.

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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 07:40:48 AM »
The above almost reads like someone hacked The Admiral’s account…

…that said, Fire and Maneuver does get my GIGGITY up.
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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 07:53:36 AM »
See Gus,

I hacked his account.
And now using F&M I have clearly hacked your pants.

What will be next? I wonder  :coolsmiley:

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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 08:12:00 AM »
Looks interesting. 

Steam description does not indicate but...
Is there a grand campaign that includes empire management in addition to the tactical battle system?
We battle not against flesh and blood...

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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2022, 08:40:15 AM »
Pfft like I’m wearing pants.
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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2022, 11:12:09 AM »
Been following this on steam.

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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2022, 09:59:02 PM »
No, this is too good.  Age of Rifles? 

This can't be real life......


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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2022, 07:26:50 AM »
This looks interesting :)
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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2022, 07:59:33 AM »
I think I am in love after checking it out on Steam.
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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2022, 08:26:32 AM »
Man panties are certainly tightening.  The impression I got from the video was that it might be years away from release but the comments from the developer on Steam indicate that a June release for early access is likely. 

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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2022, 08:38:37 AM »
^Yeah I got that impression too :/
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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2022, 10:18:48 AM »
An "Age of Rifles" of reboot is just money sitting on the table.

Look at what The Lordz did with SSI's old classic "Panzer General"...The Lordz did minimal changes to the SSI concept and called the new one "Panzer Corps"...they then turned it into a successful series.

That is all someone has to do with AOR. Hopefully these guys are paying attention.

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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2022, 10:41:25 AM »
Looks interesting. 

Steam description does not indicate but...
Is there a grand campaign that includes empire management in addition to the tactical battle system?

Can't remember...did the original Age of Rifles have a grand campaign and empire management?  I only remember tactical battles.

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Re: Fire & Maneuver - reviving the holy ghost of Age of Rifles
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2022, 10:49:46 AM »
Looks interesting. 

Steam description does not indicate but...
Is there a grand campaign that includes empire management in addition to the tactical battle system?

Can't remember...did the original Age of Rifles have a grand campaign and empire management?  I only remember tactical battles.

No, AOR did not have a grand campaign. Only tactical battles. But it had a really strong set of editors. You could even modify unit uniforms, weapons carried (first and secondary weapons) and all sorts of parameters. Kind of like the Operational Art War, but for 19th century tactical battle (both games had the same designer/developer: Norm Koger). You might have been able to string scenarios together to form a campaign, but I can't recall off-hand. 
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