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Offline ArizonaTank

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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2021, 10:25:53 PM »
I remember dealing with JMM regarding his Jutland game and also HistWar.  He struck me as being somewhat prickly, shall we say.

Are you sure about JMM and Jutland?  I believe you might be talking about Jim Rose of Storm Eagle Studios who published the Jutland / Distant Guns series. Norm Koger, the dev on the project, and who goes back into SSI days of yore dropped out of the scene long ago. Jim Rose published it and ran (still runs?) Storm Eagle Studios. Jim Rose is definitely prickly. Many would say his gruff approach and near suicidal insistence on insane DRM schemes drove away customers.

As far as JMM (Jean-Michel Mathe’ ) is concerned...I have followed his career somewhat, and as far as I know, he only ever produced Napoleonic games (I believe his first game, before Histwar, was "La Grande Armee at Austerlitz").

In my experience, JMM generally engages with the community in a positive manner (I seem to recall he has even posted on Grogheads). He can be a bit stubborn, but not in an anti-social way. For example early versions of Histwar had a very unique UI that did not follow wargame conventions. JMM stubbornly held on to it for a long time, despite requests from the game's fans to change it. He eventually did.

If JMM has a fault, it is that he just has never been in a hurry. Histwar, in its various versions has been in constant development since at least 2006...and by all appearances is still being worked on.
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2021, 12:41:52 AM »
JTS games will be on sale on 15th June.. You can check the store for Napoleonic titles: https://john-tiller-software.myshopify.com/collections/napoleonic-battles


What ever happened to HistWar?
Histwar is waiting for a playable patch for a looooong long time..

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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2021, 01:30:07 PM »
"Are you sure about JMM and Jutland?  I believe you might be talking about Jim Rose of Storm Eagle Studios who published the Jutland / Distant Guns series. Norm Koger, the dev on the project, and who goes back into SSI days of yore dropped out of the scene long ago. Jim Rose published it and ran (still runs?) Storm Eagle Studios. Jim Rose is definitely prickly. Many would say his gruff approach and near suicidal insistence on insane DRM schemes drove away customers."

You are correct and I am wrong.  Jim Rose was the bloke I was thinking about.  Apologies to JMM.

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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2021, 02:25:22 PM »

Glad to see the old games getting some love.

The gold standard is still SSI's Battles of Napoleon IMHO...HistWar made a good run, but just missed passing up BON by a smidgeon.
Well, I am not there yet, but I have Napoleon's Campaign in "only" 15 games. Actually, I came here because I was looking for Napoleon's Campaign manual :). Still have not found it


You can download the manual at
http://replacementdocs.com/download.php?view.2492

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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2021, 01:05:56 PM »
A bit late, but thanks !  Still, not the correct game : It is Battles of Napoleon and I was looking for "Napoleon's Campaigns" :)
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2021, 11:31:45 AM »
Is this the one ?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjanMO_ru3xAhUSzqQKHaFKDdQQFjAAegQIBRAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fageod-forum.com%2Fdownload%2Ffile.php%3Fid%3D1670&usg=AOvVaw0ESOWhuN2XPIKgpmhxAK-F

I know it is a weird link but it let's you download the manual for Ageod's game 'Napoleon's Campaigns'.
Heya - I am not looking for Ageod's NCP, but SSI "Napoleon's Campaigns : 1813 and 1815"
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2021, 12:33:18 PM »
This is the one you are looking for.  Apparently only Apple II, so I wasn't really aware of it.

looks like free, public domain download from archive.org

https://archive.org/details/a2_Napoleons_Campaigns_1813_1815_1981_SSI_RDOS
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2021, 12:06:13 PM »
Yeah, I have the game - I was looking for the manual and it is not there :)
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2021, 02:07:27 AM »
One more try : http://docplayer.net/29695284-Battles-of-napoleon-strategic-simulations-inc-ssi-game-rules.html

Download button is beneath the preview.
Note, that's SSI's 1988 Battle of Napoleons, not SSI's 1981 Napoleon's Campaigns : 1813 & 1815" :)
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2021, 08:37:18 AM »
One more try : http://docplayer.net/29695284-Battles-of-napoleon-strategic-simulations-inc-ssi-game-rules.html

Download button is beneath the preview.
Note, that's SSI's 1988 Battle of Napoleons, not SSI's 1981 Napoleon's Campaigns : 1813 & 1815" :)

Short of doing a deep internet dive, or getting lucky for a copy on ebay, you might be out of luck on this one. Noble Knight games may also have a copy for sale.
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