AP514
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:30 am

Waterloo: Napoleon???s Last Battle and Austerlitz: Napoleon???s Greatest Victory are a bit older but are two excellent games based on the Sid Meier???s Gettysburg engine.
+1 for those games...
I had real high hopes for NORBSOFT game but they just fell short...

AP514
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:31 am

Campaigns on The Danube

http://www.matrixgames.com/store/produc ... atformID=1

Similar to Command Ops series
What ever happened to the rumored COTD 2 ??

AP514
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:37 am

Victory and Glory (https://store.steampowered.com/app/4430 ... _Napoleon/)-Good but a bit basic IMO

March to Glory (http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=710)

A couple others at Matrix (just click on Napoleonics there) -Great place to get games

Really the John Tiller series has always been the main thing.- But lacks any AI

Although way back in the day, Battles of Napoleon on C64 was pretty awesome. Sometimes cavalry charges went nuts and took on a life of their own. (https://www.mobygames.com/game/c64/battles-of-napoleon)--Good/Great AI only thing it lacked was AI would not Melee on a diagonal-House rules fixed this by not doing it myself. Also Panther games made huge amounts of scenarios for that game..I still have it..

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:52 am

I've got very fond memories of the Peter Turcan games Austerlitz and Borodino (played on my Atari STE). Just loved typing out commands and waiting for the commanders to respond and act. Really ahead of their time re. communication delays, etc.

Btw, has anyone ever tried HistWar : The Napoleonic Video Game (http://www.histwar.com/)? It's a French game that's got a long development history (still being developed). It looks to be very similar to the Scourge of War games but I've never taken the plunge.

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Btw, has anyone ever tried HistWar : The Napoleonic Video Game (http://www.histwar.com/)? It's a French game that's got a long development history (still being developed). It looks to be very similar to the Scourge of War games but I've never taken the plunge.
Do not waste your time with HISTWAR a Rip off the thing is JUNK.
It was under development for a decade and was still junk.
Several time he tried to put it out and even had a lot of people/Community trying to help. Skip it

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Re: <t>The Best Napoleonic War Games</t>

Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:44 am

I disagree, its not junk. Its likely THE most accurate Napoleonic battle game ever designed . . . BUT . . . hyper accuracy, hyper detail and for uber Grogs only. I did a review of it here and this can be found at https://www.wargamer.com/articles/accur ... -napoleon/. Note title.

My final comments were (quote):

So would I recommend this game? Well, no, or at least not without some heavy qualification. If you belong to that very small niche which worships uber detail and highly history oriented, then this is your game and I suggest you buy it right now. It does exactly what its designer intended and more. It is likely the closest you will ever get to seeing how a Napoleonic battle really, REALLY looked and worked. Seriously, just look at the enormous distance between units to allow for deployment in this game.

And that’s really the problem. The game is simply too damn good at what it does; the rest of the gaming world doesn’t have PhDs in the History of the 1st Empire. The visuals will be not only complex but confusing, and low non Hollywood casualty rates along with time delayed decision making will not attract customers. And truth be known, when I saw the raw numbers of soldiers displayed for a 1 to 1 scale, I simply felt intimidated. I’ve studied this period of history for a good 40 years, and I knew the numbers, but seeing them deployed was jaw dropping. If nothing else, I just gained new respect for commanders back then, but . . . just, wow.

I think for most folks the Scourge of War Waterloo series is a better choice as it seems to have a perfect mix of history and gameplay, not an overabundance of either. But if pure simulation and through the roof realism is your heart’s desire, then fasten your seat belt and get ready for one Hell of a ride.

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