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Offline Skoop

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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2014, 11:48:34 AM »
cool i hope you can enjoy it and - its not at all complex regarding what you cna do each turn and of course if you play with full fog of war then the positions of your own units that is showing may not be accurate depending on how long it took the message to get back . the AI also must received information the same way, ie it doesnt cheat so to speak

I have been playing the 1805 scenario and wasnt sure where exactly the coalition armies were, but have not got reports back of some massive dinosaur of austrian army and i realised my army hospital has not been position well to stem the flow of woundeds  coming from some smaller clashes surrounding the austrians - its a great game and one that you cant win by just simply throwing armies at the enemy.

I will be keen though to play the 1809 scenario too as i am reading Crisis on the Danube at the moment and its thrilling stuff!

You guys know that the Danube game has a resolve battle with minis function that some have used histwar in it's place to resolve tactical battles.  I've looked at this game last year for that reason but sounded like there were some issues with the game running in win7.  It's seems that the win7 issues have been resolve if you guys are playing it.

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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2014, 10:30:55 PM »
FWIW...I enjoyed both Waterloo: NLB and Austerlitz: NGV by Breakaway games.  Although the AI sometimes had problems and artillery (at least in Waterloo) was far too deadly, I appreciated the chain-of-command that allowed orders to be given to armies, divisions or individual units.  I recall more than a few tense battles where victory hinged on how well a veteran unit of british troops stood fast against a line of advancing french recruits.  Huzzah! indeed.
IIRC...Breakaway had tweaked the AI significantly so that by the time Austerlitz was released, melee combat was much more likely...and deadly.

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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2014, 02:47:29 AM »
I really want the Austerlitz NGV game but it is simply nowhere to find secondhand on the web

Campaigns on the Danube runs beautifully in win 7 and win 8 too by the sounds of it
combining it with then histwar battles makes it pretty outstanding however that function 3rd party resolution only exists for multiplayer as i understand it.

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« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2014, 09:55:16 AM »
^ have you tried it out?  Would be ideal if it worked in sp but mp is still ok. You would have to play both sides like a solitaire board game.  What does the screen look like for the 3rd party battle import data?

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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2014, 07:13:17 AM »
Hello all

about ANGV here is the right place to get some infos
http://greatestbattlesforum.yuku.com/


For those who are looking for an operational level game  playable with tactical games, this project could interest you
http://greatestbattlesforum.yuku.com/topic/751/Export-OOB-From-ANGV-after-a-battle#.Ux8IH_l5OBp

This project is related to this one
http://www.arpastrategy.com/

I was working on an operational level game "pluggable" with tactical games like Combat Mission and Panzer Command Ostfront with the idea to
generalize the  idea to other eras.

Currently i consider there is not enough interest from CM PCO players, maybe because the solution is not enough "smooth".

The project regarding ANGV is more interesting since the bridge between tactical and operational game can be created programatically.

However, unless/until i find some players interested and who would like to be involved in this project, i suspend it and am working on a full operational/tactical game.
Except the graphics part (i need an artist), the operational game is in a late alpha stage and i work on the map editor which is an important part of the whole project.

If you're interested in the ANGV operational game and woul like to contribute let me know.
I am also interested in fixing bayonet and charge in a mp game.

Thanks

Patrick aka duncan






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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2014, 09:19:00 PM »
Hey Patrick aka Duncan,

I see that I can download the ISO's from you site.  I assume these are the original CD's for the game.  Are these games no longer covered by copy-right laws?  If not, then we would consider them "pirate-ware" and the link should properly be removed from this site.  If they are not covered by copyright (ie:  Breakaway has officially released them as "freeware") then please include a statement from Breakaway on your website indicating that this is so.

Yours in gaming,

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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2014, 03:03:29 AM »
Hi Jack,

At  first i am not the owner of this website.
It's a site i found a long time ago looking for mods about  ANGV and WNLB
I don't know for the iso because i own the original boxes.
The only thing i can say is this site exists since a very long time and was a reference about angv and wlnb so I assume that if there was a copyright problem
it wouldn't be so visible.
In case of i remove the links they are not difficult to find.

Cheers,

Patrick


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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2021, 05:50:19 AM »
Hey folks,

Bouncing this old thread because it is missing the granddad of them all- the very first Napoleonic computer game : Computer Napoleonics, by SSI in 1980. Battle of Waterloo only.

I did an AAR on it (google my name + Computer Napoleonics - don't want to trigger an automod with a link as I am new here) if you want to check what it looks like. It was forgotten for a reason.
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2021, 06:12:04 AM »
^posting a link won’t trigger anything, other than hopefully good discussion. We’re  not so fancy around here. No auto mods, but us old timers.

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Offline The Wargaming Scribe

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« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2021, 06:21:20 AM »
Ah nice.

So for Computer Napoleonics :

My AAR : https://zeitgame.net/archives/667

And my review (it assumes you have at least glanced through the AAR) : https://zeitgame.net/archives/690

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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2021, 07:28:17 AM »
Ah nice.

So for Computer Napoleonics :

My AAR : https://zeitgame.net/archives/667

And my review : https://zeitgame.net/archives/690

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.
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2021, 07:46:39 AM »

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
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2021, 12:48:39 PM »
What ever happened to HistWar?
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2021, 03:02:32 PM »
What ever happened to HistWar?

Still around, and being supported by the dev: JMM

The latest version is HistwarN.  Latest patch came out in March of this year.

https://www.histwar.net/histwar-napoleon-1
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Re: Napoleon Era PC War Games
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2021, 07:47:10 PM »
I remember dealing with JMM regarding his Jutland game and also HistWar.  He struck me as being somewhat prickly, shall we say.