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napoleonic strategy game

12-07-2010, 07:53 AM
#1
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napoleonic strategy game

i'm a history buff and i've been playing napoleonic (war-)games all of my (computerized-)life. my friend and i currently develop a fantasy tactics game, but once this is finished I would love to do some napoleonic themed game.

i just want to ask if there are people here, who would welcome these sort of games (either turn-based or real-time strategy) become realized as an iphone/ipad app?

would you like only famous battles? grand campaigns? more political stuff? what would you like to see?
12-07-2010, 08:20 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
OMG YES EVERYTHING!!

I personally would like something along the lines of a Total War game, or perhaps something along the lines of Cossacks.

I definitely would prefer Real-Time (at least for battles)

In direct response to your question, I want everything that you can make, just preferably real-time (excluding a total war-like setup)

Games I have beta tested: Minigore, Cogs, Guerilla Bob, Above and Beyond: Air Combat, Baseball Superstars 2010, 33rd Division, Cash Machine, 5 star General, Flick Football... Possibly some other ones I;ve forgotten

12-07-2010, 10:52 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by smuttlegiaco View Post
would you like only famous battles? grand campaigns? more political stuff? what would you like to see?
all of this.

well, except for the 'only'

in real time.

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12-07-2010, 11:59 AM
#4
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Sounds fantastic, though I'd prefer turn-based.

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12-07-2010, 01:16 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
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Yes, I would love to see anything historical. Something like Romance of the Three Kingdoms (but feel free to simplify it if need be) and set in one of the many fascinating Western-European conflicts of history would be amazing. I am partial to Roman history, (how awesome would a game based on the Punic Wars be?) but the Napoleonic era would be pretty cool if you prefer that...maybe include some historical reading in there for those of us who aren't as familiar with the period ...Or even the First World War would be amazing. I would personally love to see something about the Ostfront too, but I know that's probably still not the most popular thing to take on...Still, as a history fan I would love anything in depth and historical. The Greek-Persian wars, the Crusades or anything with the Byzantines, Normans, Vikings, or Steppe nations such as the Huns or Mongolians...all of that would be so cool to see in a game.

And...I much prefer turn-based strategy, myself.

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12-07-2010, 03:06 PM
#6
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ok two "real-timers" and two "turn-basers" (apologies for these awful word creations ). I usually prefer turn-based games also, but the occassional real time hectic thrill can be nice too.

as to other historical periods: roman history is another favorite of mine, but as you said medianotzu, every period has its fascinating aspects. nothing is sure at the moment, so we'll see what we decide on.

if you're interested in napoleonic warfare and you got a little bit of money to spare, buy this book...i love it.
12-07-2010, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by smuttlegiaco View Post
ok two "real-timers" and two "turn-basers" (apologies for these awful word creations ). I usually prefer turn-based games also, but the occassional real time hectic thrill can be nice too.

as to other historical periods: roman history is another favorite of mine, but as you said medianotzu, every period has its fascinating aspects. nothing is sure at the moment, so we'll see what we decide on.

if you're interested in napoleonic warfare and you got a little bit of money to spare, buy this book...i love it.
Looks awesome, but out-of-print...and I can buy a lot of iPhone games for that $99...mmmm...but I will keep on the lookout, you never know what can turn up in yardsales or used book stores.

Incidentally, I might pick up War & Peace again, but I could do with an edited "war only" edition.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
12-07-2010, 03:15 PM
#8
Please, no RTSs. As much as I prefer them on the computer, you just can't beat a good TBS on the iPhone.
12-07-2010, 03:55 PM
#9
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Sounds awesome! Count me in as another who prefers turn-based on the iPhone.
12-07-2010, 04:42 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 48
Excellent idea. I really like complex historic turn-based strategies!