The Strategy Gamer Podcast #6 : Aurora 4X, Not Really Accounting Software

In today’s episode we’ll be discussing Aurora 4X. This game is a space sim/4X/story engine unlike anything else available. It’s also totally developed by one man, Steve.

My guests are Saros and TortugaPower.

The game is available for FREE.

iTunes Link

Direct Download Link

Links from the show :

Quill18’s LP

Saros’ War of the World LP

Tortuga’s LP

Aurora4X Download Link

The Strategy Gamer Podcast #5 : Graviteam Tactics Mius Front

In today’s episode we’ll be discussing Graviteam Tactics : Mius Front. This simulation is one of the most detailed company-platoon level war games on the market. It features a tactical and an operational level that really set it apart.

My guests for today’s show is Phi230 and TortugaPower.

The game is available on Steam for $35 and, while it has a steep learning curve, is well worth the money for anyone into war games.

Get it on iTunes here.

Direct Download Link.

The Strategy Gamer Podcast Future Episodes

Our first listener poll is mostly in and 34 of you have voted to see Graviteam Tactics covered first followed by Aurora. Thanks to everyone who voted! So far we’ve had really reception to the show and look forward to covering the less covered niches.

Originally Aurora was in the lead so I’ve been living the VB6 life until, surprise surprise, GT has squeaked out a lead! Both are great games and completely and totally different. We’ll cover a brief synopsis on each. If you have questions about either of these for the podcast please leave them in the comments below.

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The Strategy Gamer Podcast #4 : Commands Ops 2

In Episode #4 we discuss the real time pause-able WW2 game Panther Games Command Ops 2.  My guest for this show is YouTuber TortugaPower. This game has one of the most innovative AI systems where instead of you micro-managing the units all you have to do is give an order to an HQ and watch as it’s executed intelligently. Plans can be coordinated, combined arms teams form, and artillery flies, all on a divisional scale with just a few clicks.

The game is available on Steam for the whopping price of $0. This comes with 4 missions. Scenario packs cover anywhere from Arnhem to Germany 1945 and are about $30.

 

Recommended Reading

 

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The Strategy Gamer Podcast #3 : Rule the Waves

In Episode #3 we discuss the NWS Wargaming Classic Rule The Waves.  My guest for this show is The Happy Hedonist. This game is a masterclass in innovative design and fun game play that trumps those little details like UI design or modern flow. All kidding aside it really is a great game, as long as you know what you’re getting into. On one hand it’s a naval design simulator and on the other hand a fairly detailed pre-carrier era combat simulator.

You get to be your own Jackie Fisher and take a navy of your choice through the pre-dreadnought era all the way through the 1920’s.

Recommended Reading

An audio artifact created some distortion. This episode might be a bit crunchy. Episode 4 is back on path with the smoothness.

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The Strategy Gamer Podcast : Episode Poll

Do you feel a certain topic is neglected in the strategy gaming podcast world? Let me know which of the below topics look interesting. You can pick up to three. We’ll do what we can to find a knowledgeable stable of guests and convince them to talk about it for an hour or two.

What Podcast Category Should We Do Next?

  • Graviteam Tactics : Phi LOVES this game (26%, 13 Votes)
  • Aurora : All the Orbits. All the Time. (20%, 10 Votes)
  • War in the Pacific : Logistical Autist Simulator V2.0 (14%, 7 Votes)
  • V for Victory : Atomic Games Classics. Still better than most of todays wargames. (12%, 6 Votes)
  • Indie Wargames : Kursk, Land Doctrine, Battle for Wesnoth (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Total War Rome 1 : Like you played in college (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Battle Brothers : Merc your way to profits (8%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

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Is there something on the list you’d like us to cover? Please let me know. Want a longer show? Industry news? New releases? Let me know in the comments! Also if you’d like to come on and chat, drop me a line.

The next two episodes will cover Rule the Waves and then Command Ops 2.

The Strategy Gamer Podcast Episode 2 : Europa Universalis 4

In today’s episode I speak with HerpicleOmnicorn5 about Paradox’s game EUIV. Herp is a long time EUIV player and a profilic Let’s Player known for his real time streams of game like Silent Hunter 3 and CMANO.

Mods covered 

MEIOU and Taxes v2.0 

Imperium Universalis

Recommended Reading

The Thirty Years War : Europe’s Tragedy

The Iron Kingdom : The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600 – 1947

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

Guest Info

HerpicleOmnicron5’s Youtube Channel

HerpicleOmnicron5’s Twitch Channel

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