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Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:12 am

I am in a game of "The Spanish Ulcer" which is a real challenge. While I do hope the next AGEOD game is the Napoleonic Wars with a grand campaign of all the Napoleonic Wars, the current game is really nice.

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Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:16 am

I have just been having a play of this, it's probably my favourite AGEOD scenario, however flawed. It is still fun to play though. I prefer to play as the Brits, with a little help from the Spanish and Portugese. :D
I find I have to impose a couple of house rules on my self though. Spanish troops are always led by Spanish commanders and I can't move any of the numerous partisan elements that pop up. This makes it a bit more of a challenge. I have never played it against a human though.
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Mon May 12, 2014 4:18 pm

A few days to Matrix/Slitherine and Ageod Press event in Italy... finger crossed for NCP II :D

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Mon May 12, 2014 4:55 pm

Duke76 wrote:A few days to Matrix/Slitherine and Ageod Press event in Italy... finger crossed for NCP II :D



That would indeed be most welcome!

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200th anniversary of Waterloo is 2015.

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Jagger2013 wrote:200th anniversary of Waterloo is 2015.



I'm not that patient.

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Fri May 16, 2014 2:31 am

I have another thought, always messy and dangerous.
For all gamers who are relatively new to the delight of Ageod games, this Napoleon game is a lesson in the history of game design. It actually helps players understand design concepts and evolution of things like the economic side of gaming. It also is one of the best games for focusing upon the idea of a campaign versus a grand campaign. That said, NCP II, it is past time.

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Sat May 17, 2014 9:52 am

Mhh NCP is definitely a good game but I really think Napoleonic era (and his fans :) ) would deserve "at least" the same options and engine improvements as RoP gold :cool:
obviously NPC II would be even better...

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Sat May 17, 2014 12:09 pm

Well i would say that better, more detailed map would be great. I like AJE/BOR one. But i would be really to see number of regions even bigger to allow more maneuver. And region could tend to be more less the same size and shape. It would actually create a platform for games set in different ages and endless development of the new projects. Just a thought...

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Wed May 21, 2014 5:34 pm

Here we are!!!!! (don't know when, probably in 2015 but glad to hear about it finally!)

"Napoleon's campaigns II approche à pas de loup, et Operationnal Art of War 4 est en prévision".

Also glad about TOAW 4 :D


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Wed May 21, 2014 5:46 pm

Definitely try Napoleon's Campaigns (original). It is one of the few games, as far as I know, that has the "Guard" ability in certain elements (obviously Guard units) implemented which can abstract winning hopeless battles really nicely.
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Wed May 21, 2014 8:39 pm

I've got it and yes, It's very good game but, although I'm a great napoleonic fan, I prefer RoP gold which is more "complete" . As I wrote, a "gold" edition (regional decisions and a couple of fix and updates ) would be welcomed but obviously, a new version with a new engine can be even better :)

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I really hope to see some official statement about NCP II soon, rumors are fine but they come and go.
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Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Would really liked to have seen something about an upcoming NCP II. Think somewhere else in the forum I called out the old Avalon Hill game War and Peace as a good example of what I'd love to see. Think if we tossed in the following things we would have a winner.

production and research based on the way PON worked.
supply based on CWII mechanics
leaders based on CWII mechanics
map based on NCP but much larger. I get a better feel for the important of river crossings on the NCP map (bridges).
Diplomacy based on PON mechanics
AGEOD and their beautiful artwork that makes up the map and the units/leaders

I'm sure others feel that other AGEOD titles do a better jobs at some of these mechanics and I'd really like to see others ideas.

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helm123 wrote:Would really liked to have seen something about an upcoming NCP II. Think somewhere else in the forum I called out the old Avalon Hill game War and Peace as a good example of what I'd love to see. Think if we tossed in the following things we would have a winner.

production and research based on the way PON worked.
supply based on CWII mechanics
leaders based on CWII mechanics
map based on NCP but much larger. I get a better feel for the important of river crossings on the NCP map (bridges).
Diplomacy based on PON mechanics
AGEOD and their beautiful artwork that makes up the map and the units/leaders

I'm sure others feel that other AGEOD titles do a better jobs at some of these mechanics and I'd really like to see others ideas.



I couldn't agree more with all of these things! I would buy it at release! The world needs a better, full-length, realistic, historical Napoleonic GRAND strategy game, and AGEOD should make it. And the potential for expansions would be great. French Revolution, First Coalition, Egypt, Consulate/Second Coalition. And it would be even better if these dates served as starting points for a grand campaign, rather than just stand-alone, shorter prequel scenarios.

Anyway, I'd love it!

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Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:12 pm

One must always consider that the length and the longer periods of peace give a lot room to alter the course of history so it is surely not easy to simply cover the the complete Napoleonic era as many possible outcomes have to be considered.
But yes it would be great to have such a game.
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NPC is a great game.

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Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:21 pm

Napoleon's Campaigns is only £1.99 on Amazon today. Easily worth it.

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