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Title: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 30, 2021, 10:17:19 AM
What the heck...12:15 EST and no Friday thread!? Slackers!

Going to be a bunch of Battlefront...Cold War and Fire & Rubble.  Always DCS with the new rig that is finally running well. Maybe some Star Citizen 3.13. Finally, I hope to test out the new Burning Baltics DLC for Steel Division 2.

Tonight, I will game and toast to John Tiller...what a loss. R.I.P., good sir.

Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Gusington on April 30, 2021, 11:08:54 AM
RIP John Tiller. I will raise a glass.

Awesome track, btw.

I will be trying out Rome TW Remastered, playing some more Age of Empires Remastered and perhaps go back to Assassin's Creed: Origins (not remastered, yet). Perhaps some Civ VI and Field of Glory II as well.

Oh and please post impressions of Combat Mission Cold War...I want this to be my first foray into the series.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Redwolf on April 30, 2021, 01:15:48 PM
Oh and please post impressions of Combat Mission Cold War...I want this to be my first foray into the series.

It's awesome. Really tough, even battles that are hard to get in CMSF2. Helicopters, AA firing back at them, DPICM artillery, ATGMs everywhere. Nothing lives long.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 30, 2021, 01:28:03 PM
Oh and please post impressions of Combat Mission Cold War...I want this to be my first foray into the series.

It's awesome. Really tough, even battles that are hard to get in CMSF2. Helicopters, AA firing back at them, DPICM artillery, ATGMs everywhere. Nothing lives long.

Just wait until the tactical nukes start dropping.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: al_infierno on April 30, 2021, 01:32:24 PM
Oh and please post impressions of Combat Mission Cold War...I want this to be my first foray into the series.

It's awesome. Really tough, even battles that are hard to get in CMSF2. Helicopters, AA firing back at them, DPICM artillery, ATGMs everywhere. Nothing lives long.

Just wait until the tactical nukes start dropping.

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Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: W8taminute on April 30, 2021, 02:06:14 PM
I'm going to spend more time with Enlisted over the weekend.  This one has the kind of hook I have been searching for. 
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: solops on April 30, 2021, 02:23:13 PM
Deity Empires
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: MengJiao on April 30, 2021, 02:37:44 PM
Oh and please post impressions of Combat Mission Cold War...I want this to be my first foray into the series.

It's awesome. Really tough, even battles that are hard to get in CMSF2. Helicopters, AA firing back at them, DPICM artillery, ATGMs everywhere. Nothing lives long.

Just wait until the tactical nukes start dropping.



   I guess I'm skipping the nukes for now: HLL, World of Warships and Boardgames
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Redwolf on April 30, 2021, 03:29:43 PM
Oh and please post impressions of Combat Mission Cold War...I want this to be my first foray into the series.

It's awesome. Really tough, even battles that are hard to get in CMSF2. Helicopters, AA firing back at them, DPICM artillery, ATGMs everywhere. Nothing lives long.

Just wait until the tactical nukes start dropping.

I just had a fully loaded 120mm mortar carrier hit by an ATGM. Came pretty close.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: -budd- on April 30, 2021, 06:23:43 PM
Still storming Leningrad in WITE 2.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Gusington on April 30, 2021, 07:19:18 PM
Sounds like you guys who have it are really enjoying Cold War.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: IICptMillerII on April 30, 2021, 08:45:34 PM
Sounds like you guys who have it are really enjoying Cold War.

Granted I am pretty biased, but Cold War is amazing  ;D

Predictably, it is what I will be spending a lot of my future time on. Hoping to get some good PBEMs in while working on a few things on the side, like scenario's, write ups, and mods. Good time to be a CM fan!
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Sir Slash on April 30, 2021, 08:47:28 PM
The Wife and I just got back from a Spring Break get-away to lovely Asheville N.C. for 4 days where we saw the sights, ate too much, and I drank WAY too much. The last night there we took a guided tour of downtown Asheville's Roof-Top bars. You sip complimentary drinks while the guide tells you the history of the town, you look over the beautiful scenery and mountains surrounding it. Drinking is a lot more fun if you have somebody else to do all the driving for you.   <:-)  Now I'm home. And broke. Again. So, it's mow the lawn or do the taxes.  :-\
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Gusington on April 30, 2021, 08:57:15 PM
Try mowing the taxes.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Boggit on April 30, 2021, 10:08:57 PM
Trying to get my head around WarPlan Pacific. I just downloaded it and dived into the Solomons Campaign. There is no tutorial and I haven't got a clue as to what I should be doing. Looks like my first task is to read the manual. The game is really nicely presented, but it's not something to just dive into. I suspect there is a lot to learn before playing it.

Also have a Combat Mission game in progress and some Field of Glory MP games, and my Warhammer II Ikit Claw Skaven campaign...
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Anguille on April 30, 2021, 11:07:17 PM
I may fire up John Tiller's Gettysburg....RIP.

I have some modest objectives for this weekend (gamingwise):

- One mission in Conflict: Desert Storm (i spent hours to finish the previous one, very tough, mission 8).
- One mission in Stronghold Warlords
- Master of Orion CtS

Have a good weekend
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Destraex on April 30, 2021, 11:52:08 PM
There are a tonne of games I want to play this weekend.

- Iron Harvest - free to play for two days - have had one game so far with a mate
- Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail - This game is so much fun. Really enjoying it. Have 3 3rd rates so far. A few frustrating niggling things but over all really relaxing while giving me the feeling of the sea that it should. I have had a couple of "questionable" wind changes at just the right time for the AI, that can be a little frustrating, but if I am honest it happens to the AI as well. :P
- Steel Division 2: Burning Baltics - Grabbed this and so far have tried with a mate the side with ar234 jet bombers - did not lose one of the 4 I deployed. Untouchable!
- Rome Total War Remastered - I grabbed this and have played one battle. Already much more satisfying than rome2. But will have to play some more to see if they have not done anything funny with the graphics.
- Star Citizen - if any of my squaddies get up I might try 3.13
- il2 Tank Crew - This is my fall back currently. Even with Post Scriptum's armour physics upgrades. You cannot do single player or have large armoured formations in Post Scriptum. Keep in mind if any of you own il2 - you can crew any tank with a tank crew owner.

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Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: fran on May 01, 2021, 01:56:02 AM
I played Iron Harvest using the free weekend on Steam. Only single-player campaign for now. I thought the tutorial with snowballs was quite cool. I did notice enemy soldiers taking cover beside my own behind the same wall. I try it a bit more over the weekend.

Does anyone know how good multiplayer matching is and how easy it is to find a game?
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: al_infierno on May 01, 2021, 01:59:48 AM
Just finished Last of Us II and posted my thoughts in the Ha! I Finished It thread.  In short, I really like the gunfights but fighting zombies was boring.  I'll stick with Killing Floor 2 or Dead Rising for the undead smashin' fix.

Too many options this weekend.  I'll be playing some Dominions 5 multiplayer for sure, but beyond that I don't know.  I need to figure out what to invest my time in now that I've finished TLoU2.  :buck2:  I have the new Combat Mission games loaded up but I haven't had the patience for wargames beyond Dom5 lately.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Destraex on May 01, 2021, 05:48:02 AM
I played Iron Harvest using the free weekend on Steam. Only single-player campaign for now. I thought the tutorial with snowballs was quite cool. I did notice enemy soldiers taking cover beside my own behind the same wall. I try it a bit more over the weekend.

Does anyone know how good multiplayer matching is and how easy it is to find a game?

Sorry Fran. I am just learning the ropes vs the AI with a mate. Steel Division 2 10 v 10 is most of what I play vs humans for RTS these days.
If I decide to buy iron harvest that might change. My biggest concern is the lack of maps. Do you know if a mod tools for map making are coming? Another small concern is that my mate told me that iron harvest's devs are making console controller mappings.... which probably means a console release. I am always concerned when titles go multi platform. But all power to them I guess.
Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: CJReich46 on May 01, 2021, 06:08:01 AM
I actually started and finished a game that I found on itch.io - it was a nice little game called "The Shadow of the Twelve Lands." - it's almost like Might and Magic. Good story, pretty easy, once you get the handle on the combat and magic and your counters to the monsters, it gets to be kind of fun. It's a tiny download (3MB!)- and programed in lua using TIC-80, I find these neat little 8-bit games on there. Plus it's Free.

The developer includes a .pdf manual to get you started, and even a map. I beat the final boss yesterday and finished it.

Title: Re: When the FRIDAY Broke Free
Post by: Gusington on May 01, 2021, 12:17:05 PM
I donít play MP in Iron Harvest but according to Steam chatter it is quite popular/robust.

The single player campaigns were good enough for Iron Harvest to be one of my favorite games from last year...I was also a backer when it was launched on Kickstarter, so I am a little biased 😎

The new expansion will be a Day One purchase for me. The trailer, with Over There playing in the background, made me teary eyed!