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Offline Millipede

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Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:28:53 AM »
I see Hegemony III available on GOG for $7.49 and I'm tempted. Any of you have comments, suggestions etc?

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 04:37:54 AM »
I still haven't played much yet, but if you liked the first one it gave a similar impression.  Although with a little more variety.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 08:23:51 AM »
Thanks for the reply Nefaro. I haven't played any version of Hegemony but it seemed kind of interesting and I wondered if it was worth $7.49 to find out if it offered anything original.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 09:47:45 AM »
Very definitely worth $7.49; worth twice that without question.

The Hegemony games are sadly underrated, and Hegemony III is the best of the series, IMO. I have not poured a ton of hours into it, but it's a marvelous game. Love the completely fluid transition between the strategic and tactical layers. Love the overall visual style. It may play a little fast for my aging reflexes, but not impossibly so (also I think there is a mod that nerfs raiders).

Anyway, definitely pick it up if you're at all intrigued by the period and the way the game represents it. I don't think you'll regret it -- esp. at the give-away price of $7.49.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 08:31:58 PM »
Very definitely worth $7.49; worth twice that without question.

The Hegemony games are sadly underrated, and Hegemony III is the best of the series, IMO. I have not poured a ton of hours into it, but it's a marvelous game. Love the completely fluid transition between the strategic and tactical layers. Love the overall visual style. It may play a little fast for my aging reflexes, but not impossibly so (also I think there is a mod that nerfs raiders).

Anyway, definitely pick it up if you're at all intrigued by the period and the way the game represents it. I don't think you'll regret it -- esp. at the give-away price of $7.49.
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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 09:19:19 PM »
Okay, you've convinced me. Just downloaded but not sure when I'll actually start playing... hopefully tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for the comments.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 03:33:20 AM »
I would add on a recommendation to pick the the 'Eagle King' DLC if it's also going cheap - it adds some cool features and campaigns to the game and rounds it out a bit.

But yes, H3 is a fun (if paced) logistics-based wargame.
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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 07:17:53 AM »
Well, I found this thread and it's as good as any to post some news re the topical game (no need to start a new thread I believe)  ;D

Just wanted to announce to all Hegemony players here around that there's a decently filled Fandom-Wiki for Hegemony 3 now:
https://hegemony.fandom.com/wiki/Hegemony_III:_Clash_of_the_Ancients_Wiki

It really has some nice content compared to what it was just a couple of months ago!  :clap:
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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2021, 07:51:44 PM »
Plus from what I've heard Longbow is at work for another DLC

The Isle of Giants which about the Nuragic tribes of Sardinia and Corsica.

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2021, 01:04:30 AM »
Plus from what I've heard Longbow is at work for another DLC

The Isle of Giants which about the Nuragic tribes of Sardinia and Corsica.
Yep :bd:, it can even already be wishlisted on Steam :smitten::
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1351790/Hegemony_III_Isle_of_Giants/?l

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2021, 07:17:33 PM »
I would add on a recommendation to pick the the 'Eagle King' DLC if it's also going cheap - it adds some cool features and campaigns to the game and rounds it out a bit.

But yes, H3 is a fun (if paced) logistics-based wargame.
I agree with Joe, the "Eagle King" DLC adds a lot to the game.
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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2021, 02:40:16 AM »

Just wanted to announce to all Hegemony players here around that there's a decently filled Fandom-Wiki for Hegemony 3 now:
https://hegemony.fandom.com/wiki/Hegemony_III:_Clash_of_the_Ancients_Wiki


Thanks for this link, I have this game and Hegemony Gold but never put in more than 3 hours between the two because I bounced right off of it.  I reinstalled and ended up buying the Eagle King DLC, too O0

EDIT - Holy sh!t, this game rules... how did I never play this more sooner??
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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 07:27:22 AM »
Thanks for this link, I have this game and Hegemony Gold but never put in more than 3 hours between the two because I bounced right off of it.  I reinstalled and ended up buying the Eagle King DLC, too O0

EDIT - Holy sh!t, this game rules... how did I never play this more sooner??

You are welcome!  O0
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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2021, 01:12:01 AM »
There's a 75% discount at the moment for Hegemony 3 & Eagle King DLC as well as for the classic Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece on GOG.COM (summer sale)!  :wow:

https://www.gog.com/game/hegemony_iii_clash_of_the_ancients

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Re: Hegemony III: Clash of the Ancients
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 08:21:55 AM »
How is Wars of Ancient Greece?
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