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Armored Brigade: Free Wargame

Armored Brigade

Just spotted this free wargame that was mentioned in an article over at RPS. Sounds interesting:

Overview:
Armored Brigade is a freeware tactical wargame, focusing on realism and playability.

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Real-time engine
Time period: 1987
Nationalities: Finland, FRG, USA, USSR
Lowest level unit is a single team/vehicle
Dynamic AI
Maximum map size about 15x15 kilometers
Artillery with several munition types
Close air support, air defences. Air-to-air engagements are possible
Fortifications, obstacles and breaching
Dynamic time of day and variable visibility, wind and ground conditions
Night vision equipment, smoke generators, illumination flares
Unit morale, experience level and fatigue, command delay
External XML database for the armies, units, weapons etc.
Battle and map generator
3D sound engine

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Finland has an army?
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I have an older version of this game, I think. Seems like it was pretty good...
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I tried an earlier version and it did not play well on my system at the time. Has anyone run it on Vista or Win7?
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I tried an earlier version and it did not play well on my system at the time. Has anyone run it on Vista or Win7?
I was playing on Vista. Had a few issues, bugs or whatever, but not enough to keep me away from playing long, fun games. Occasional starting problems, and a couple of crashes. Seems like I had the same problems with one of my Panzer General games, and cured by only starting using the main file, not the desktop shortcut (or was it the other way around?)...

I downloaded the latest version last night, I'll try it out on Windows 7 tonight if I get time and let you know.

I'm curious to see what they did, when I played it they only had USA and USSR to choose from.
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I'm trying it on Win&, but so far cannot get anything to work.
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Just dowloaded it...it works for now.
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For now,it is also fun
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What hardware and OS are you using?
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Ever hear of The Winter War? When the giant red army invaded Finland during WW2. The Fins invented the molotov cocktail during this war and though HEAVILY outnumbered AND outgunned, they stopped the Soviet advances later in the 105 day war. Also during this was the greatest sniper of all time, Simo Hayha. Dubbed "The White Death" by the Red Army, Hayha recorded 505 confirmed kills during the 105 day war. This is the highest number of recorded kills by any sniper, ever. He did this using iron sights on a modified mosin-nagant that he modified himself because he was only 5 ft 3. Hayha was shot in the jaw and the bullet exited his head. His fellow soldiers brought him to the rear with "half his head missing." He regained conciousness seven days later and was promoted from Cpl to 2LT haha

EDIT: He also had an additional 200 confirmed kills with his sub machine gun. I didn't know that and now he is even more badass in my mind hahaha.

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I have Armored Brigade v496 running on my 64 bit laptop and 32 bit pc both running fine. Can anyone tell me if this is the latest version?
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Ever hear of The Winter War? When the giant red army invaded Finland during WW2. The Fins invented the molotov cocktail during this war and though HEAVILY outnumbered AND outgunned, they stopped the Soviet advances later in the 105 day war. Also during this was the greatest sniper of all time, Simo Hayha. Dubbed "The White Death" by the Red Army, Hayha recorded 505 confirmed kills during the 105 day war. This is the highest number of recorded kills by any sniper, ever. He did this using iron sights on a modified mosin-nagant that he modified himself because he was only 5 ft 3. Hayha was shot in the jaw and the bullet exited his head. His fellow soldiers brought him to the rear with "half his head missing." He regained conciousness seven days later and was promoted from Cpl to 2LT haha

EDIT: He also had an additional 200 confirmed kills with his sub machine gun. I didn't know that and now he is even more badass in my mind hahaha.
Although Finland had a decent regional army in 1987, nothing you said has any relevance to the 1987 timeframe.
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I think I posted this year(s?) ago. I also suggested the guy to start a forum originally. I have contributed to something
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AMD Athlon X2 4850e dual core,M2N motherboard,nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX,2 GB of RAM (yes I know,for 80 more I can make much stronger configuration with larger RAM,but I don't need it right now ).

But I have Win HP SP3,I lacked money too for buying Vista or Win7

It is working without any problem.

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I have Armored Brigade v496 running on my 64 bit laptop and 32 bit pc both running fine. Can anyone tell me if this is the latest version?
Current version is 7.16g.

But if you have OS problems,and want more definite version,wait until 20th of March,which is anniversary and probable release of version with ClanLib 2 conversion,which will solve (hopefully) major part of OS issues as well many other bugs.

Generally I liked the game so much that I "joined" the develop group and I am currently working on adding Yugoslavia and Italy.First is roughly 70% done.

It gives you very good realistic and addicting tactical feeling in real time,even if it is still in beta version and helos and infantry are hard to use,it gives you plenty of self-satisfaction.
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Thanks nikolas. You system is better than the one I had the last time I tried Armored Brigade. My current system should be more than good enough.
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