Favourite period from history

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Favourite period from history

Post by jdm » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:01 pm

We are looking for some help here.

Can you please let us know which period or area of history interests you most.

A wide topic, so if you want to list a few it will be helpful. Put them in order of popularity

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Post by maple155 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:50 pm

Ancient Greece
Rome
Middle Ages
WWII
Age of Colonialism
19th Century
The Future

It seems most games are Euro-centric. Any consideration ever given to warfare in Asia throughout history? E.g., China, Japan, Mongolia?

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Post by jdm » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:56 pm

Interesting that you list Greece above Rome?

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Post by maple155 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:07 pm

I'm a huge fan of Spartan and GOT. The variety of city-states you can play gives both games deep re-playability. As for the Romans, their dominance makes that era less interesting to me.

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Post by anguille » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:41 am

This can change during time as they are all very close:

Ancient India
Mesopotamia
Ancient Japan
Ancient Greece
Ancient China
Rome
Medieval Ages
Azteques/Mayan/Inca (so much potential here)

I can say that i would buy any strategy game that covers these periods.

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Post by lancerunolfsson » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:02 am

Interesting question and hard to come up with an accurate answer for. For me my area of focus can change dramatically from month to month. It is also maybe different depending on the game platform examples; Computer, Board or miniatures. As well the level of game can make a big difference Strategic, Operational and tactical. This can even be influenced by sub genres for instance Hex based vs area movement vs point to point movement on roads not to mention "RTS".
But here's a Go

Miniatures Tactical

Ancients
Renaissance
Horse & Shot
WWI
WWII ( I play a lot of this because others like it.)

Board Games and Computer Operational hexagons

19th Century
World War I
Word War II

Board Games, Computer Games Operational, Road net movement (no where near enough of this type of game done in any format.)

19th century


Strategic Level Board and Computer.

The period is no where near as important as how the game works I prefer a Strategic game with a tactical battle component. Minimal resource gathering and a simple and straight forward tech tree. In fact a historical Tech tree is fine I think most strategic games are far to tech driven.

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Post by lesthesarge » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:33 pm

I'm "comfortable" with WW2, it's what I know.

But, my first Nintendo DS game was Age of Empires: Age of Kings, and I truly enjoy it.

If the game is good, people will enjoy it.

I have almost no background with Civil War or Nappy or Ancients. But if you make me a title for the DS on par with Age of Empires or Panzer Tactics, I'll be there wanting it.

As far as I am concerned, what I am looking for is Nintendo DS titles.
But where PC and or Console is concerned, I couldn't care less if it RTS, stuff that crap.
If it's real time like EU -> HoI and grand strategy I won't have anything polite to say.

I think the shooter scene belongs to the young. And I don't have the interest in a computer necessary to run rich detailed 3d graphics either.

The market has been very well looked after in recent years. PC titles for WW2 looking board games is very well looked after. What I am looking for today is new thinking. My Nintendo DS sums that up well.
It's time that a few companies making wargames branched out boldly into the hand held scene.

It's all good for the hand held market. There are not that many titles out there yet.

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Post by adherbal » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:47 pm

how come you all think this is related to a computer game? :)

for me:

1. Napoleonic
2. Ancient Carthage/Greece/Rome
3. Medieval Japan, Middle Ages, WW II

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Post by lesthesarge » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:19 pm

Good comment :)

Given a choice, I think I would rather turn back the clock and get rid of computer games some days :)

But I haven't been able to do the board game thing recently. Trying to correct that.

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Post by anguille » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:16 pm

lesthesarge wrote:Good comment :)

Given a choice, I think I would rather turn back the clock and get rid of computer games some days :)

But I haven't been able to do the board game thing recently. Trying to correct that.
I love board games but my problem is that i am the only one...not a single friend or family member who shares this passion with me.... :cry:

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Favorite Historical Periods

Post by honvedseg » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:15 pm

In order of interest:

1)Biblical and other early civilizations (Babylon, Assyria, Sumeria, etc.)
2)Republican Rome (NOT Caesar and Imperial Rome)
3)WWII (early war - most current games are geared toward late-war and "supertanks")
4)Greek city-states and colonies (from Troy through Alexander)
5)Post-Roman (dark ages)
6)Ancient naval warfare (early Egyptian and Minoan through Rome and Carthage)
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4627)Napoleonic (paper/rock/scissors)

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Post by lordzimoa » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:09 pm

4627)Napoleonic (paper/rock/scissors)

A statement like this is, for me anyway, just full proof a lot of people have never read a single book or have any knowledge about the period.

There is a reason why the leading Military Academies across the world like West Point, Saint-Cyr, Sandhurst, etc... still intensely study and teach their cadets and future officers about the military strategic and tactical ins and outs of the Napoleonic Wars.

Give it a try and you will see how complex and fascinating it really was and where modern military thinking and planning had it's birthplace.


Cheers,

LZ

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Post by kleinemann » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:19 pm

Top ten eras interesting me for computer games:

1. Colonial era
2. Renaissance (Europe)
3. Medieval era/ Crusades
4. Ancient Middle east
5. Dark ages
6. Industrialization (1800s) and "Napoleonic era"
7. America before the European conquests
8. Mongolia (Mostly Genghis Khan and his conquests)
9. India between 1000 and 1700 (including battles against the british and tribal struggles)
10. Ancient Greece

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Post by Draka » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:18 pm

The forgotten era: China from the Shang to the Tang. Most wargames are heavily Western centric - yet the Far East had just as many interesting opponents from the agrian Chinese to the nomad Hsiung-nu to the guerilla Vietnamese to .... Not to mention the most famous military manuals are from there - a la Sun Tzu's Art of War et al. As for platform - miniatures or PC games - I don't do console (too old) and can't find any other players for boardgames.

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Post by Quintus » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:55 pm

1) The Wars of the Successors (to Alexander the Great)
2) The Second Punic War
2) Napoleonic Wars

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Post by jdm » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:15 pm

What really surprises me here is the relative lack of support for WW2 here?

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Post by lancerunolfsson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:31 am

jdm wrote:What really surprises me here is the relative lack of support for WW2 here?

JDM
Hmm I'm always surprised about the huge over support of WWII relative to other periods;^)

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Post by MrsWargamer » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:26 pm

WW2 doesn't need any support :)

We'll get several times more games set in WW2 than any other time whether we ask or not and whether we like it or not :)

No support required.

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Post by Ottaviano » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:53 pm

My Pics woould be for definite purchase would be
Roman
Viking
Medieval - Renaissance ( European to include Eastern Europe & Crusades )

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Post by leastonh1 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:37 pm

The periods are easy to pick, but hard to put into order of preference! For PC gaming, here's mine:

1. Medieval
2. Roman/Ancients
3. WWII
4. WWI
5. Modern

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