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1stvermont
Vermont, VT, USA
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E-4 Specialist


Posts: 68

Civil war games
Posted on: 8/14/2017 8:35:18 PM
Who else plays civil war 2 by ageod? great grand strategy game.

http://www.matrixgames.com/store/product.asp?gid=500


or norb soft dev Gettysburg, best tactical civil war game ever

http://www.matrixgames.com/store/product.asp?gid=441

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“The CSA congress can have no such power over states officers. The state governments are an essential part of the political system, upon the separate and independent sovereignty of the states the foundation of the confederacy”
-1864 Virginia supremeCourt

kaii
Edinburgh, UK
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E-9 Sergeant Major


Posts: 1884

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/14/2017 9:50:32 PM
Hi, welcome to MHO!

I loved Gettysburg when it was released and I even bought a new laptop to ensure I had the data power to fully enjoy the game. It is still on my hard disk and I do bot it up from time to time - it is still a great game, even with 5 year old graphics.

I haven't tried Civil War II, but it looks well worth a try.

In general there are some real gems on Matrix Games - I still play Gary Grigsby's war in Russia for instance.

Kai
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littlepowell
SC, USA
top 25
E-6 Staff Sergeant


Posts: 391
http://www.scourgeofwar.com/
Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 12:56:19 PM
Great to see SOW Gettysburg getting some love around these parts. Did you ever try out Waterloo? It's the same engine as Gettysburg but with some extra bells and whistles, and the interface has been changed a bit. NorbSoftDev is still going strong. We're actually working on a new title, keeping with Napoleonic's (for now at least)

Civil War II is also a great game. It's quite a steep learning curve but once you grasp it, you can literally play out the entire Civil War. If you have mastered Gary Grigsby's game, then AGEOD will be quite easy to pick-up.
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kaii
Edinburgh, UK
top 10
E-9 Sergeant Major


Posts: 1884

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 4:31:43 PM

Quote:
Great to see SOW Gettysburg getting some love around these parts. Did you ever try out Waterloo? It's the same engine as Gettysburg but with some extra bells and whistles, and the interface has been changed a bit. NorbSoftDev is still going strong. We're actually working on a new title, keeping with Napoleonic's (for now at least)

Civil War II is also a great game. It's quite a steep learning curve but once you grasp it, you can literally play out the entire Civil War. If you have mastered Gary Grigsby's game, then AGEOD will be quite easy to pick-up.
--littlepowell


Bought Civil War II today and will give it a go in the weekend. Never tried Waterloo either,so will have a look for that as well.

K
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1stvermont
Vermont, VT, USA
top 50
E-4 Specialist


Posts: 68

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 5:30:17 PM

Quote:
Hi, welcome to MHO!

I loved Gettysburg when it was released and I even bought a new laptop to ensure I had the data power to fully enjoy the game. It is still on my hard disk and I do bot it up from time to time - it is still a great game, even with 5 year old graphics.

I haven't tried Civil War II, but it looks well worth a try.

In general there are some real gems on Matrix Games - I still play Gary Grigsby's war in Russia for instance.

Kai
--kaii


Thanks for the welcome. I will still play from time to time as well.
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“The CSA congress can have no such power over states officers. The state governments are an essential part of the political system, upon the separate and independent sovereignty of the states the foundation of the confederacy”
-1864 Virginia supremeCourt

1stvermont
Vermont, VT, USA
top 50
E-4 Specialist


Posts: 68

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 5:33:44 PM

Quote:
Great to see SOW Gettysburg getting some love around these parts. Did you ever try out Waterloo? It's the same engine as Gettysburg but with some extra bells and whistles, and the interface has been changed a bit. NorbSoftDev is still going strong. We're actually working on a new title, keeping with Napoleonic's (for now at least)

Civil War II is also a great game. It's quite a steep learning curve but once you grasp it, you can literally play out the entire Civil War. If you have mastered Gary Grigsby's game, then AGEOD will be quite easy to pick-up.
--littlepowell


I have not tried waterloo not because it does not look such a great game, but because i am a civil war fan not so much European history fan.

Yeah civil war 2 has a steep learning curve, I almost gave up on it if not for the price [it was $50 than] so i stuck it out and am sure glad I did. I got my brother and father to get the game as well and we pbem.

I hope norb soft keeps adding onto the mini campaign section of the game. I almost got waterloo because of it. If you return to the civil war, i am there.
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“The CSA congress can have no such power over states officers. The state governments are an essential part of the political system, upon the separate and independent sovereignty of the states the foundation of the confederacy”
-1864 Virginia supremeCourt

1stvermont
Vermont, VT, USA
top 50
E-4 Specialist


Posts: 68

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 5:34:59 PM

Quote:

Quote:
Great to see SOW Gettysburg getting some love around these parts. Did you ever try out Waterloo? It's the same engine as Gettysburg but with some extra bells and whistles, and the interface has been changed a bit. NorbSoftDev is still going strong. We're actually working on a new title, keeping with Napoleonic's (for now at least)

Civil War II is also a great game. It's quite a steep learning curve but once you grasp it, you can literally play out the entire Civil War. If you have mastered Gary Grigsby's game, then AGEOD will be quite easy to pick-up.
--littlepowell


Bought Civil War II today and will give it a go in the weekend. Never tried Waterloo either,so will have a look for that as well.

K
--kaii


wow great. It takes some time getting use to and learning but after you do, its an amazing game. Any questions and just ask, i will do my best to help, especially with settings.
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“The CSA congress can have no such power over states officers. The state governments are an essential part of the political system, upon the separate and independent sovereignty of the states the foundation of the confederacy”
-1864 Virginia supremeCourt

littlepowell
SC, USA
top 25
E-6 Staff Sergeant


Posts: 391
http://www.scourgeofwar.com/
Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 6:20:21 PM
If either of you would be up or a PBEM game on Civil War II, let me know. The AI in the game is good, but playing real opponent is where it really comes alive.

(FYI I'm not very good.. lol)
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1stvermont
Vermont, VT, USA
top 50
E-4 Specialist


Posts: 68

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 7:03:38 PM

Quote:
If either of you would be up or a PBEM game on Civil War II, let me know. The AI in the game is good, but playing real opponent is where it really comes alive.

(FYI I'm not very good.. lol)
--littlepowell



I was going to say the same for Gettysburg. I dislike the community team play that the online site has, its impossible to do a 1v1. I am not very good at Gettysburg at all lol.


If you dont mind the wait i would love to play civil war 2 with you. Once I am done my war with my brother [we are in early 62] I would love to play one with you. I dont care what side i play as.
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“The CSA congress can have no such power over states officers. The state governments are an essential part of the political system, upon the separate and independent sovereignty of the states the foundation of the confederacy”
-1864 Virginia supremeCourt

littlepowell
SC, USA
top 25
E-6 Staff Sergeant


Posts: 391
http://www.scourgeofwar.com/
Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/15/2017 7:13:25 PM

Quote:

Quote:
If either of you would be up or a PBEM game on Civil War II, let me know. The AI in the game is good, but playing real opponent is where it really comes alive.

(FYI I'm not very good.. lol)
--littlepowell



I was going to say the same for Gettysburg. I dislike the community team play that the online site has, its impossible to do a 1v1. I am not very good at Gettysburg at all lol.


If you dont mind the wait i would love to play civil war 2 with you. Once I am done my war with my brother [we are in early 62] I would love to play one with you. I dont care what side i play as.
--1stvermont


Sounds good. Just PM me or reply here when you're ready!
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jahenders
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
top 60
E-3 Private First Class
Posts: 37

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/16/2017 2:00:21 PM
I enjoyed both, but eventually stopped playing them because they had bugs that would, with some frequency, lead to a situation where a game was unplayable and the saves of that game were also unplayable. So, I could lose quite a few hours of effort to corrupt files.

1stvermont
Vermont, VT, USA
top 50
E-4 Specialist


Posts: 68

Re: Civil war games
Posted on: 8/16/2017 5:24:52 PM

Quote:
I enjoyed both, but eventually stopped playing them because they had bugs that would, with some frequency, lead to a situation where a game was unplayable and the saves of that game were also unplayable. So, I could lose quite a few hours of effort to corrupt files.
--jahenders


I have only played post 6 patch for civil war 2 and had no issues. Have you played with the new patches?

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“The CSA congress can have no such power over states officers. The state governments are an essential part of the political system, upon the separate and independent sovereignty of the states the foundation of the confederacy”
-1864 Virginia supremeCourt

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