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  1. I have no affinity to Total War. I owned TWW but none of the DLC. To have good experience what, if any, of the DLC is a must have.
  2. It really saddens me that the Wildman kickstarter is not going well. I hate what it means for GPG and it's employees. I hate that we miss out on an interesting game idea. We might miss out on a Chris Taylor/GPG SC3, Kings & Castles, or whatever other ideas they had. I wish they had been able to get the IP for TA back as I think that would have done gangbusters on kickstarter, but I understand that they couldn't a/o didn't want to. My biggest hope is that he doesn't follow so many of our strategy heroes into social gaming. I still hold hope that we'll get Brian Reynolds back some day.
  3. Episode 200: Tapping Past Bastogne

    I have been enjoying the game, but at least as Axis against Monty I feel like I win by accident. I'm a pretty terrible war-gamer It was never a genre I was interested in when I was younger, but now I want to be. I've managed to win the Battle and the Race after a couple of tries. I feel these were wins of chance not me being a good (or even passable) strategist. I won't stop playing. I want to understand the game better. I think the challenge is not if you win, but how well you win. But it seems like multiplayer is the way to go. Hit me up if you'd like to play: warthurton on GameCenter
  4. Elemental Fallen Enchantress

    I also am playing it based on Tom's recommendation. I've played a couple of hours and really enjoy it. I've learned that since I'm not a great advanced level strategic 4X player, I tend to not see the flaws in games. Maybe in a couple of years when I'm a Troy, Rob or Tom level player I'll have a different opinion.
  5. Alea Jacta Est

    I haven't heard much at about AGEOD's newest. This has been out almost 2 months at this point. Is the general lack of discussion an reviews just the best guage of it's reception or is it a gem that people haven't jumped on yet due to XCOM & CK2 Expansions? At $25, I'll probably pick it up soon, I'm just curious what other's impressions are.
  6. The 3MA Canon

    You can't forget Rise of Nations, the official RTS of 3MA: http://www.microsoft.../riseofnations/ Imperialism I & II: http://en.wikipedia....sm_(video_game) http://en.wikipedia...._of_Exploration Jagged Alliance Solium Infernum http://www.crypticcomet.com/games/SI/Solium_Infernum.html
  7. Creeper World

    When listening to Episode of 107 3MA, I ran into a list of indie strategy games that Tom loves. One of these was Creeper World. I picked it up on his recommendation and I loved it. Instead of an AI, there is an ever generating "liquid" that spread from emitters around the world. You have to keep it from destroying your base and also energize some control points. You use a number of items: mortars, blasters, eventually flying bombers to thin out the liquid as it moves towards you. Getting power to these involves gathering energy (fractal energy?), or using generators. You also need to create a network of links between all the items to provide power. The energy moves in packets that are sent down paths in a need based algorithm. It pretty unique. The graphics are simple (which is fine), the pace is fast at times, and the threat keeps moving closer. The music is haunting and doesn't get annoying. Finally there are a couple of amazing standout maps in the campaign: Tucana, Ix, and Pyxis as my favorites. On top of that, there are some other modes outside the main story that are worth exploring. If that isn't enough, 5650 custom maps have been made so far. I suggest checking it out. The developer is working on a third episode (yes there is also a 2nd episode that I have just started playing). So I've shared my gem of the week. I hope somebody else picks this up and gets a chance to enjoy a truly fun game.
  8. Here are some links for people who want to play. Downloadable non-DRM version, no ads, just the game from Norbsoft (new company of MadMinute Games guys) $9.99: http://sites.fastspring.com/norbsoftware/product/scourgeofwar Community Mod Pack 4 (with necessary patches to base game) Include a campaign called "Complete Civil War" Most engagements of war represented in the scenarios included. http://www.madminutegames.com/MadMinuteBB/viewtopic.php?t=12536&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 First post contains most recent patch available and is updated upon new releases.
  9. Solium Infernum

    OK. I'm back. Bad times at work. If you are still interested please email me at [email protected]
  10. Solium Infernum

    Awesome between here and another forum, we have 4. Let me get all the info together and I'll PM you the details. I'm OK with a slight delay during those days since it means having another human player. Back at you in a few days to see if there is any more responses.
  11. I have an extra copy of The Political Machine 2012 due to double preordering. First person to write me and promise to play 1 multiplayer game, I'll give it to you.
  12. Solium Infernum

    I'm looking to play my first (and hopefully continuing) Solium Infernum game. Is anyone up for a PBeM game (with Dropbox)?
  13. So of the best episodes are full out bouts between some combination of Tom, Bruce, Troy, Julian and Rob. I'm so happy they are not in the same room sometimes. "Can I get anyone a coffee" "Hello gamers" "Unity of Command is the game Panzer Corps should have been" I could go on and on.
  14. Controlling the center is an important strategy. Your opponent should/might be taking/banishing monsters so that only hero's and constructs are left. http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/687646/basic-strategy-managing-the-centre-row
  15. Some Slitherine & Matrix wargames coming to the iPad.... http://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/10041/ios-news-slitherine-announcements-agricola-tricky