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Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:07 pm

I know it's a bit weird because time frames are completely different between these two games but which one is the most "Grand Strategy" ga,e of the two ?
Is TEAW more global, ie less "tactical", including politics, economics management, etc, or are the two games comparable (regarding this "grand strategy" criteria) ? Do they use exactly the same engine ?

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Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:17 am

I think you are on the right track.

TEAW - Turns are 15 days and the war goes on from 1914-1918. Thirty Years War is turns of 30 days and goes on for well, 30 years, 1618-1648. The first few turns of TYW (I will use abbreviations from now on) go by very quickly because it is mostly a small rebellion at first and not many decisions to make. TEAW the first few turns take a while, if you ask me, because you need to go through all units. Decide on build strategy. Decide on a lot of different things.

I am not sure if they use exact same engine, but I think so.

If you want a good example of differences between the two, watch XTRG's let's plays and some of his TYW Let's play. It will show you much of the differences. A lot more "economic" juggling is in TEAW. Largest battles I have seen in TEAW involved 1.5 million men total both sides. So far largest battle I have seen in TYW has been about 35,000 men total both sides.
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