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True. Still, I think I'm going to have to give this one a lot of thought.

Thanks for the input-hearing this from guys wih no axe to grind is a real help.
I will say 80 dollars is a lot to ask. They need a demo for guys like you on the fence to help decide if it is the right fit for them or not.
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I will say 80 dollars is a lot to ask. They need a demo for guys like you on the fence to help decide if it is the right fit for them or not.
Yeah, that is a good idea.
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If anyone desperately needs to try this as a demo before making the purchase decision, they can contact me. I can try to set up a test session.
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Those Norwegian patrol boat scenarios are a blast. Fast paced and action packed, especially the 1970s one with first gen missiles.
Yup, I've played that one 3 times....
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I will say 80 dollars is a lot to ask. They need a demo for guys like you on the fence to help decide if it is the right fit for them or not.
Command Ops Battles of the Bulge, my favorite PC Wargame, got the same reaction when it first came out, $75 I think. I bought it as it was the first PC game I'd bought in over 3 years. It was the last, not counting the scenario pack for it, that I bought until this one.
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Command Ops Battles of the Bulge, my favorite PC Wargame, got the same reaction when it first came out, $75 I think. I bought it as it was the first PC game I'd bought in over 3 years. It was the last, not counting the scenario pack for it, that I bought until this one.
That's another I am looking at very hard. Are you happy with it?
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That's another I am looking at very hard. Are you happy with it?
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http://www.matrixgames.com/products/...from.the.Bulge.

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http://www.matrixgames.com/products/...y.to.the.Reich

Only PC games I play. Excellent is an understatement.

Download only = $60 and $25. More for Download\Physical Disk.

Can't recommend them both enough. No Hexes, AI that can actually play. Pick what level you want to issue orders, lower order AI takes care of details, or you can drill down and command at the company(-) level..
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Main Game

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/...from.the.Bulge.

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http://www.matrixgames.com/products/...y.to.the.Reich

Only PC games I play. Excellent is an understatement.

Download only = $60 and $25. More for Download\Physical Disk.

Can't recommend them both enough. No Hexes, AI that can actually play. Pick what level you want to issue orders, lower order AI takes care of details, or you can drill down and command at the company(-) level..
Do they have a more contemporary title running the same game engine?
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Main Game

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/...from.the.Bulge.

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http://www.matrixgames.com/products/...y.to.the.Reich

Only PC games I play. Excellent is an understatement.

Download only = $60 and $25. More for Download\Physical Disk.

Can't recommend them both enough. No Hexes, AI that can actually play. Pick what level you want to issue orders, lower order AI takes care of details, or you can drill down and command at the company(-) level..
They released another scenario pack, the 1941 invasion of Greece by the Germans.

Thanks for the info. I think I'll give it a try.
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They released another scenario pack, the 1941 invasion of Greece by the Germans.

Thanks for the info. I think I'll give it a try.
The expansions are engine updates of older titles Highway to the Reich and Conquest of the Aegean. Much improved. Like CE I can't recommend them enough. Much less than Command, but to get the most out of these titles you need a decent understanding of how to conduct operations to get the most out of the titles. But you can also learn from your mistakes and use it to get a better understanding.
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I HATE steam. I'll never knowingly buy another game affiliated with them.
I used to be the same as you, well, worse. Until I was forced to pick up ARMA3 via steam.
It's not as bad as I remembered it, it actually has some good points for it. OTOH it makes spending money too easy...
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The expansions are engine updates of older titles Highway to the Reich and Conquest of the Aegean. Much improved. Like CE I can't recommend them enough. Much less than Command, but to get the most out of these titles you need a decent understanding of how to conduct operations to get the most out of the titles. But you can also learn from your mistakes and use it to get a better understanding.
I've downloaded the game, and will satart reading the manual today. I've been green-lit to get the expansions but want to try the core issue first.

So far, what I've seen reminds me of the billing for The Road to Moscow, which never made it off the design board.
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I can't view the video. Says, "This video is private"
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I can't view the video. Says, "This video is private"
If you cross reference it with the Maxtrix Games forum it seems to be because there is some politics going on. I will not say who is wrong or right, but it seems Herman Hum has had a very public feud with the people that developed Command over the past 10 years. I can't comment on the content of the review because I didn't see it, but I can't see HH as being the best person to provide a review, given the history between himself and the developers. No matter if he is right or wrong there is a taint to it.
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