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 Post subject: Midway and Sealion
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:11 am 
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No ACW amphib op this time, but it looks like the Brits are having the Germans over for a beach party. PzC Sealion '40 is announced as a new title on the SDC website.

The other is a new Naval Campaign ... Midway '42 WOW! All the early Pacific fights I like. Not the Monitor and Merimack, but very tempting.

SDC site is here: http://www.hist-sdc.com/



MG Al "Ambushed" Amos, Commanding Officer
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:46 pm 
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Point of order, Al :) - afaik, there is no '42 after Midway ... and the title includes the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot ( from Summer 1944)... so it has, pretty much all of the Pacific carrier battles included (well USN vs IJN ). I assume Leyte doesn't count as such -it had a carrier aspect, but a big surface aspect. It wasn't mentioned on the press release at any rate.

I hope they do do an Ironclads game someday ... considering as a noob asking that on the old Talonsoft boards earned me a ban from there...


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Nope, Leyte's not in Midway. A couple of reasons. First off, the map would have been a memory hog (with all those islands), and frankly, it wasn't much of a "carrier battle" with Ozawa running around as big fat decoy.

Pearl Harbor (with hypotheticals)
Wake Island (all hypo)
Coral Sea (with Hypos)
Midway (with lots of hypos)
Eastern Solomons (a couple hypos)
The Sinking of the Wasp
Santa Cruz (with 1 hypo)
Operation Hailstone (raid on Truk, and one hypo)
and of course, the Turkey Shoot as mentioned.

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Sealion...makes me think of the expansion to Talonsoft's West Front. I had a lot of fun with that. Is there a specific reason why that scale of combat has been ignored by HPS?

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by DMcCartney</i>
<br />Sealion...makes me think of the expansion to Talonsoft's West Front. I had a lot of fun with that. Is there a specific reason why that scale of combat has been ignored by HPS?

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What scale?

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Platoons were the basic unit size, allowing the game to encompass several battalions.

Squad Battles seems too small, and PzC seems too big. As a result, you can't really fight out battles like Omaha Beach or Arnhem.

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Dylan,

All of Tiller's platoon scale WWII Campaign games can be bought through Matrix. I'm not sure JT could improve on that series much. If he did do something like that, I would guess it would not have the 3D graphics. That would be a shame.

The Campaign Series available through Matrix Games has East, West and Rising Sun, and a bunch of extras. I have it. It runs well, but I don't have enough hours in the day to play it. [:(]

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