Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wargaming news update: the busy week of AAR's

So far this week has been full of news that I have had to post quickly on the Facebook page but just an update real fast so that readers here know what has been going on.

Dominions 3 has gotten patched again as of yesterday and you can read all about that here: http://download.shrapnelgames.com/downloads/DOM3_Patch_History.pdf and you can download it here: http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Illwinter/DOM3/DOM3_page.html

Decisive Campaigns Warsaw to Paris was also patched to 1.04D. http://www.matrixgames.com/products/390/downloads/

War in the East had a super busy week last week with beta patches, a conversion of the user made tutorial to PDF and a lot more. I have uploaded the user created tutorial to my domain here which you can download at: http://www.bluntforcegamer.com/Books. The original Boot Camp post on the Matrix boards is here http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2649216 and was posted by dlazov66. Thanks for all your hard work!

Slitherine had another game announcement http://bluntforcegamer.com/?p=3583

Gladius blog announced the results of their survey about the Ancient Warfare Series http://tjd-gladius.blogspot.com/2011/01/lucius-on-aw-survey-results.html

Real and Simulated Wars blog reviewed and played the heck out of War in the East: http://kriegsimulation.blogspot.com/2011/01/gary-grigsbys-war-in-east-review.html

We got a new blog up and running in the wargaming arena with Fog of Wargames which then went ahead to belt out some really good AAR's including Hannibal. Read em here: http://fogofwargames.wordpress.com/2011/01/15

Board wargamers got good news when it was announced the best BOARD wargaming podcast was coming back with Point 2 Point getting a new episode: http://viewfromtheturret.com/2011/01/17/point-2-point-edpisode-43-now-available

Phew. Quite a few days there of some hectic activity. Ok now back to gaming. I recently uploaded a video of Ancient Warfare Gallic Wars but the game was not kind with FRAPS, as many wargames that play in a window are not. I could not get some of the movement command windows to pop up and some of the other things I wanted to show did not appear but you can get a general idea of the graphics in 2D and 3D mode in the video. Not much going on in the video but me moving and some minor combat.

As a side note I picked up King Arthur the Roleplaying Game and all the expansions on Gamers Gate for 17 dollars. Not bad for over 90 hours of content I would say. Grab them now while they are on sale and cheap. http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-KARPW/king-arthur-the-role-playing-wargame

I don't normally like RTS games unless its a Total War title (sometimes) or something like Rise of Nations but I do like the theme and setting for KA so I will give it a shot even though I have been less than thrilled with Paradox lately.