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Imperial Glory by EB Games
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Author:  Bill Peters [ Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:42 pm ]
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Looks interesting. Anyone here playtesting this game?

Oberst-Lt Wilhelm Peters
2nd Kuirassiers, Austrian Army

Author:  Rich Hamilton [ Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:29 pm ]
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Certainly looks good, but at least for me, as with all real-time games, I imagine it will become most unmanagable in short order once the action starts, and hence becomes a click-fest. [:(] Div. Hamilton, 21st Division, VII Corps, ADR

Author:  Richard [ Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:48 pm ]
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I agree, it seems the sort of game that looks very impressive at first glance but proves virtually unplayable. I suspect real-time gaming is only really viable with one or two ships or a mere handful of units.

Perhaps the best system is a turned-based game (with PBEM capability) where both sides plot their turn <i>in advance </i>but the computer then carries out both side's turn simultaneously. I hope that HPS will eventually adopt this sort of system - the existing "replay" feature should mean that it's something that could be incorporated without too much difficulty, even if only as an optional method of playing.

Lt Rich White
4th Cavalry Brigade
Cavalry Corps
Anglo-Allied Army

Lt Col Rich White
28th North Glos Rgt
Right Wing British Army 1776

Col. Rich White
3 Brig. Phantom Cav Div

Author:  Bill Peters [ Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:18 pm ]
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Rich White - of course you refer to Combat Mission which to me IS the way to go. While I dont like RTS much if there is a SPEED control then its quite manageable.

Rich H. - yes, for me the fingers are not what they used to be. However, with the games like Shogun, Medieval and the latest release Rome Total War they make managing the units quite easy. I hope that this game copies that style.

Oberst-Lt Wilhelm Peters
2nd Kuirassiers, Austrian Army

Author:  dean beecham [ Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:47 pm ]
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That looks great,I looked at the Trailer Very good,I am not a lover of real-time but because its a Nappy game i will have to get it,

Marechal BEECHAM. Commandant
3ème Division de Cuirassiers,
1 Corps Res Cav,ADN.

"Toujours féroce,jamais étourdi"

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