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.

 

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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.

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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.

Imperium Universalis : The Rome we Wanted

Rome.

So many PC games have sought to encapsulate the mammoth history, culture, and growth. A few have hit the nail on the head, notably Total War : Rome, while others have failed miserably, Total War : Rome 2. How do you successfully make a game that spans the moments from when Rome went from a city-state all the way to when it was landing on the British Isles and peering into the mists?

I think I might have found a game that does a damned good job of it. And it’s just a mod. A very, very well done mod.

Imperium Universalis.

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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

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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

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HerpicleOmnicron5’s Youtube Channel

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The Strategy Gamer Podcast

Need something to fill the void between Hardcore History episodes? Check out my new podcast, the Strategy Gamer Podcast. Yes, what an original title, but hey, it gets the point across. In the inaugral episode I look at Combat Mission and also Paths of Glory. Please let me know what you think.

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iTunes Link : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-strategy-gamer-podcast/id1269407234

Stitcher Link : http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=147084&refid=stpr

If you’d like to come on the show and talk about a game just let me know. It’s going to be pretty free form with a rotating panel of guests. Stay tuned!

Moscow 1941 iOS Review

There is an unfortunately low amount of quality strategy games for mobile. This amount is about to get even smaller with the upcoming app store apocalypse where anything not 64 bit will be pulled from sale.

Yobogames is stepping in to fill the gap with a couple of titles. First up is Moscow 41, and they also have a Kursk game too. So how does it stack up in hex and counter land?

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CMANO : Barents Sea Boomers

Command Modern Air Naval Operations is a unique wargame unlike anything else out there. Instead of fighting an arcane interface or poorly designed structure we have a fairly simple interface overlaid on top of a deep and vibrant simulation. CMANO is agnostic to a theater or area. In fact it is very friendly to scenarios from 1946 all the way to 2030+. But for now we’ll be looking at the Northern Inferno campaign, specially Barents Sea Boomers.

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