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by Boomer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How old are you guys ?
Replies: 56
Views: 23727

Re: How old are you guys ?

...while playing my last campaign of Civil War II, whiskey bottle next to my keyboard. And a good cigar? ;) https://img.sharetv.com/shows/characters/large/north_and_south.justin_lamotte.jpg Sadly, no. Gave up tobacc'y two years ago (saw too many smokers go down from lung and heart problems). I'll j...
by Boomer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Is this forum dead ?
Replies: 52
Views: 20953

Re: Is this forum dead ?

It's clear that Philippe Th. was THE guy bringing this unique historical feel of ageod games. In fact I even don't want to play other editors' games anymore (even Paradox's) thanks to this historical accuracy that I never found in any other game series (except of course Gary Grigsby's fantastic WIT...
by Boomer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD on GOG?
Replies: 3
Views: 4958

Re: AGEOD on GOG?

A week later and the thread has over 300 views and only reply. From that I can only assume that there's an unwillingness to talk about gog or distro platforms... or there's some heavy NDAs being handed out on the business side of things. I don't understand it. Many dev and publisher companies don't ...
by Boomer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?
Replies: 25
Views: 12199

Re: Battle system: FOG2 or AGEod?

Will you need to own FOG2 in order to enjoy that battle feature, or will it be included as a part of Empires? Probably a stupid question, but I wasn't sure. I was imagining FOG:Empires as an adjunct to an established game. To use the FOG2 battles you need to own FOG2. As I said above, Empires is a ...
by Boomer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How old are you guys ?
Replies: 56
Views: 23727

Re: How old are you guys ?

At 41 you are DEFINITIVELY NOT TOO OLD for video games, what is this nonsense!! What will you do when you retire?? No, video games are the future for all old people! Don't forget to do some sport each week though. Your body is your capital, don't waste it. I'm blue collar, so I'll probably never re...
by Boomer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: is there anybody outthere....
Replies: 22
Views: 22512

Re: is there anybody outthere....

The younger you are, the more 'fast paced' you like all activities. The young like 'battle royales', with blitz matches of 5-15 mn (overwatch and such). The slightly older will prefer a RTS-action game, like company of heroes. And there is us, with turn based :laugh: True, but I still like my occas...
by Boomer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: AGEOD on GOG?
Replies: 3
Views: 4958

AGEOD on GOG?

Hey guys, Now that Matrix/Slitherine are releasing games on GOG, is there any chance we could see AGEOD appear as a publisher on there as well? I've been using GOG for years, and rarely purchase games outside of their shop now. I would love to have DRM-free copies of all of my strategy games, includ...
by Boomer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: is there anybody outthere....
Replies: 22
Views: 22512

Re: is there anybody outthere....

I'm still here, and browse the forums from time to time. Sadly, most forums are pretty dead nowadays. Social media has come and scooped up all the folks, I'm afraid. Back in my day, forums WERE social media. :papy:
by Boomer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: How old are you guys ?
Replies: 56
Views: 23727

Re: How old are you guys ?

I'll be 41 next week. Gettin' too old, even for video games. 41 is too young to be old, and too old to be young.
by Boomer
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Customers *NOT* beta-testers
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

I'm quite frustrated as well. The setup and turn processing times are brutal in WON, so you have to spend a great deal of time just getting the game going only to watch your game crash a few turns in. I think I'm gonna put WON on the back-burner for a bit until it's properly patched.
by Boomer
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: WON Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Critical Error Crash...happened before patch, and after.
Replies: 40
Views: 4988

Also still getting crashes, even with the recent patch. Early 1806 game as Spain just crashed. Getting tired of this. 8:22:02 PM (Reporting) User: home Computer: HOME-PC 8:22:02 PM (Reporting) Loading general settings 8:22:03 PM (Reporting) USettings.LoadSettings 960 settings loaded, out of 7 settin...
by Boomer
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: CTD's
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Same here. Just had one playing the August grand campaign as Prussia.
by Boomer
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: What do you want to see next in patch 1.02
Replies: 38
Views: 8005

I voted for the diplomacy option. Tweak the casualty oddities, enhance the diplomacy options, and offer some better tooltips and WON will be good to go.
by Boomer
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy.
Replies: 2
Views: 1863

Agreed. I've been reading it as well. Packed with loads of detail.
by Boomer
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: The good, the bad and the ugly: Game overview and a suggestion for dynamic diplomacy
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

The good - Beautiful game - Tons of potential - Attention to unit detail is incredible - AGEOD is very responsive to problems and issues. I'm very impressed so far. The bad - Problems with basic combat mechanics that should have never made it out of beta - Production system too reliant upon Regiona...
by Boomer
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: WARS OF NAPOLEON: Using our enthusiasm to help and not hurt.
Replies: 43
Views: 7494

AGEOD has developed a reputation for making games that look fantastic on release but don't play as intended until after several patches. Folks by now tend to know that going in. To be fair, that statement covers about 90% of gaming publishers and developers. The term 'gone gold' isn't used much any...
by Boomer
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Great Game!
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Just started playing my first grand campaign as Spain. Initial impressions are really good. Map is beautiful. UI has been tweaked, unit and map clicking seems faster and more responsive. Everything looks like this is a finely tuned and deep Ageod game. Very impressed so far.
by Boomer
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Ageod release promotion (or lack of it)
Replies: 23
Views: 5767

To be completely fair AGEOD games never really got the promotion they deserve and have deserved. Even in the days of their independence it was hard to notice their games if you weren't exactly following the right and specific websites that were dealing with wargames. I found them by mistake when I ...
by Boomer
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Early CSA Leader Promotions
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

My CSA games' army counts usually goes as follows... 1st army - ANV under Lee in Virginia. 2nd army - Potomac army under PGT in Virginia, used for reaction movements and to possibly guard against James River/Norfolk landings by the Union forces. 3rd army - Mississippi command under Joseph Johnston h...
by Boomer
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Many more questions ;-D
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

I've played through a few times where the CSA AI doesn't even bother taking Norfolk, even without me reinforcing it. I don't know if it's a bug or what, but it seems odd that the AI would leave an undefended Norfolk alone. As to the naval invasion question, taking New Orleans should be an early (and...
by Boomer
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Okay this is getting somewhat ridiculous
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Apparently, I was wrong. Those weren't spoons, they were men after all. Um... holy crap. 220,000+ Union troops. All the brave men in the south couldn't have stopped that juggernaut. Too bad that's how it ended. Good LP, Xtrg. Very entertaining to watch. Maybe you'll actually win one someday. :D
by Boomer
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Okay this is getting somewhat ridiculous
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Those aren't men in that doom stack. That's the metric weight worth of silverware that Butler pocketed while in New Orleans. ;)
by Boomer
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Would European Intervention have changed the outcome?
Replies: 16
Views: 2828

I suppose it could have, but I don't think so. The only way intervention from UK or France would have worked was if they actually mobilized an expedition force and sent it via sea transports to the continent and worked in conjunction with CSA forces to defeat the Union. I doubt the British forces av...
by Boomer
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Union's mentality seem's akin to the Soviet's
Replies: 27
Views: 4257

Xtrg, Things are getting dicey in the LP. Really entertaining so far. Virginia is in total chaos. How are you doing holding back those Union doom stacks? Late war for the CSA player requires a lot of fine tuning and pinpoint strategies. Late game can get very tough fighting off all the various threa...
by Boomer
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Fort Monroe...go for it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

I've taken Monroe a time or two, but it's not easy, and the later you wait the more the Union reinforces it. I usually just send a blocking force to Williamsburg and defend the peninsula rather than bleed out forces on Monroe that could be more beneficial elsewhere.
by Boomer
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Ageod release promotion (or lack of it)
Replies: 23
Views: 5767

To be clear, I wasn't making a criticism of Ageod's engine or its lack of 'changing with the times.' Saying that a new engine is being worked on was their own admission. I have both positive and negative thoughts about a new engine, but if promotion is going to be done internally and with little eff...
by Boomer
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Ageod release promotion (or lack of it)
Replies: 23
Views: 5767

Glad to hear that reply from Slitherine. At least I know I'm not crazy for sensing that lack of coverage. At least one idea - The old text gaming blogs are slowly dying off. However, Youtube and Twitch gaming is really big right now. Slitherine and Matrix channels on those sites are pretty sparse. I...
by Boomer
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: The Union's mentality seem's akin to the Soviet's
Replies: 27
Views: 4257

Xtrg,
Good campaign so far, especially out west. You're really keeping Athena on her toes. Virginia could see trouble soon. There's some huge combat power Union stacks. Hope they sit still for a while.

Are you still planning on a move towards St. Louis?
by Boomer
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Ageod release promotion (or lack of it)
Replies: 23
Views: 5767

I didn't say it was. I'm not trying to throw blame around. I'm just wondering what is causing lethargy to be taking over this genre. Seems no one wants to play these games, let alone review or cover them any more.
by Boomer
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Ageod release promotion (or lack of it)
Replies: 23
Views: 5767

Ageod release promotion (or lack of it)

Bit frustrated. I was going to post this in the Thirty Years War forum, but I feel it covers a larger problem for all the current releases. Where's the promotion for Ageod titles? Back when Civil War came out, hell even Rise of Prussia and Pride of Nations, they all got decent coverage and reviews i...

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