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Offline demjansk1942

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2021, 03:04:57 AM »
I donít play the Middle East version much but this should be a good game

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2021, 04:19:42 AM »
The original version of the Campaign Series did include historical and dynamic campaigns, but I'm fuzzy about whether the new series has done so in its first game (set during the modern Israeli-Arab wars).

I think Groghead member Crossroads is a dev working on the series, so he should be around soon to provide details.  :notworthy:

That's correct, Jason, there are two different types of campaigns as you recall.

First, the Linked Campaigns, which are manually created by the scenario designer. These consist of a select number of scenarios, and a certain pathway around them depending on your success, or failure, per each scenario completed in the campaign. Casualties carry over as well, so can't go all gung-ho there. Once we have the Lua based CS Event Engine available here as well, these should be a complete hoot.

Then, the Dynamic Campaigns that are auto generated by the dynamic campaign generator. Here, the designer does not create any scenarios as such, but sets the paratemets as how it flows. Each one scenario is then generated within the campaign per the Dynamic Battle Generator engine you might recall from the John Tiller Campaign Series. I wrote a Developer Diary of how to create Dynamic Campaigns a few years back (A "few years?" In 2014! Yikes!).  These are way cool as well.

Once the Dynamic Campaigns are migrated to latest standards, the individual Dynamic Battle Generator for individual battles should be available as well. I wrote a Dev Diary on those way back then as well.   

Alas, both need a fair bit of TLC yet before available. Thank you for your patience!
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2021, 11:16:13 AM »
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2021, 11:19:28 AM »
Project hand-off to Matrix Games at the end of October... Wish us luck!
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2021, 11:34:45 AM »
Project hand-off to Matrix Games at the end of October... Wish us luck!

Great, this is definitely on my list to purchase.

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2021, 11:51:47 AM »
 <:-)
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2021, 11:52:21 AM »
Project hand-off to Matrix Games at the end of October... Wish us luck!

Tell Paolo to give us press code!
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2021, 12:22:50 PM »
Project hand-off to Matrix Games at the end of October... Wish us luck!

Tell Paolo to give us press code!

 O0

Exciting times, still plenty to do, but can almost smell the napalm in the morning now...
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2021, 12:43:02 PM »
Most anticipated game for me.

Brilliant news.

Fingers crossed for you.
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2021, 01:20:27 PM »
Good look Crossroads!
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2021, 01:24:37 PM »
Thanks for your support guys! Little by little we can start posting more sneak peeks etc I am sure. 
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Campaign Series: Vietnam 1948-1967 - COMING SOON FROM MATRIX GAMES
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CS: Middle East AAR: High Water Mark (Syria 10/12/73) Me vs Berto | Riptide (Libya 8/6/85) Me vs Berto | The Crossroads (West Bank 6/5/67)  Me vs Berto

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2021, 02:32:57 PM »
I too am looking forward to this. The linked scenario  system sounds very interesting.

There is a lot more information and screenshots here.   https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4661692
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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2021, 05:56:38 PM »
Day 1 buy for me.  Most anticipated game in awhile.

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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2021, 06:13:58 PM »
Day. 1. Buy. For. Damn. Sure.

Thanks to any and all who've worked on that and given further life to the series.


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Re: Campaign Series Vietnam
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2021, 07:31:31 PM »
+1 to the last few comments.  Feels like I've been waiting ages on this one.
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
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