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Why No Historical Wargames ?

07-15-2010, 01:59 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 15
Why No Historical Wargames ?

Just wondering why we haven't seen any 'classic' style (hex-based) historical wargames....

Like the Panzer General series, Steel Panthers, Civil War. Seems like a natural for the device.

It's seems like all the turn-based strategy games are fantasy/future conflict style. Is it no market anymore for those?

Just wonderin'.....

CT
07-15-2010, 02:12 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,968
Have you seen Nectaris?

Now if only VASSAL could be ported to HTML5 or iPhone binary...

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07-15-2010, 02:20 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
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Historical wargames don't fit that well small screen, wargames rather detailed match much better large screen because they tend multiply number of units.

Myself I'd like some less hardcore game like Battle Isle and few other similar but I forgot their names, perhaps A Certain General too but not sure. They had a less serious approach to wargames but RTS destroyed this turn based genre and took this more fun place for wargames and those turn based games quickly disappeared. I hate so much RTS.

But games like Battle Isle would fit much better the ipad not really an iphone.
07-15-2010, 02:25 PM
#4
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I recommend you get "European War".

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/european-war/id342097431?mt=8

Hakuna Matata
07-15-2010, 02:29 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,609
Woo wargame card game? I never played a card game and that it's a simplified wargame is even more alien for me. Thanks a lot for the link, it's been instant add in wish list and they made more than one and there's demo, perfect!
12-22-2010, 12:45 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Finland
Posts: 15
Ooh, historical wargames would be nice. Perhaps someone could port the old SSI titles, such as the Civil War series to the iPad? Or Computer Ambush? Or just about any of their WW2 games.

Yes, I'm an old fart.
12-22-2010, 03:39 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
not my type. but i do feel there are too many tower defense games. guess some dev could consider making something more serious.
12-22-2010, 03:41 AM
#8
Because the userbase is waay to casual to actually learn or know how to play such games. Those gamers play on the pc and stay away from the ultra casual idevices where every game csn be learnt under five minutes. Same reason you dont see final cut or any complicsted programs on there either. Spple wont sllow it csusemit would destroy the "me too" userbase.
12-22-2010, 03:43 AM
#9
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You call that a hardcore wargame?
12-22-2010, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Stirolak26 View Post
You call that a hardcore wargame?
No, I never called it a hardcore war game. The guy wants a historical war game, he never said it had to be hardcore.

Hakuna Matata