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jahenders
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Did / does anyone play the original Universal Military Simulator (UMS)
Posted on: 10/25/2017 3:03:38 PM
Does anyone play the Universal Military Simulator (UMS), circa 1988 or so?

I haven't played it for a long time, but I enjoyed it a lot at the time. It had very primitive graphics but was a pretty good simulator for many battles. The main problem I had with it was that combat outcomes were heavily influenced by how the units were sized (i.e. a group of 1K men broken down into 5 - 200 man units would fare far differently from the same 1K men broken down into 2 - 500 man units). You could create your own armies, but some of the built in ones suffered severe disparity because of how the units were constructed.

BWilson

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Re: Did / does anyone play the original Universal Military Simulator (UMS)
Posted on: 10/27/2017 1:01:44 AM
Jim,

 I think I played UMS II. At some point later, I got TOAW.

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BWilson

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Re: Did / does anyone play the original Universal Military Simulator (UMS)
Posted on: 10/27/2017 6:29:28 AM
 UMS and a bunch of other old abandonware strategy games can be downloaded (for a fee) at:

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Re: Did / does anyone play the original Universal Military Simulator (UMS)
Posted on: 10/27/2017 4:42:58 PM
Wow, looking at that link. I had an Amiga growing up and I don't remember there ever being that many games for it.

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