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Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by Surtur » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:32 pm

It was at our annual Home of Wargamers event earlier this year that we surprised press and public alike with the announcement of Pike and Shot, a brand new game developed by Byzantine Games and The Lordz Games Studio, set during the 30th Years War. With the game releasing later this year, the time has come to invite all those who are willing and able, to sign up for the beta test of this unique strategy game! By signing up for the beta, you will have a chance to experience the game before release and to help us eradicate those pesky bugs and balancing issues.

In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for causes religious, political or dynastic. The Thirty Years War raged across Germany and beyond, leaving devastation in its wake, but saw the rise of great commanders such as Count Tilly, Wallenstein and King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, and rapid developments in battlefield tactics. Musketeers “gave fire” in a duel to the death, pikeman held stolidly against enemy assaults, and cavalry charged to glory or defeat. You can take command in the greatest historical battles of the war, fight stand-alone “what-if” scenarios, or design your own scenarios using the easy to use editor.

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Click here to learn more about Pike and Shot.

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:37 pm

This resembles Battle Academy... Would I be right in guessing that they use the same engine?

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by IainMcNeil » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:05 pm

It uses the same "Stub" engine but the things that make you think BA are probably work in progress and not complete yet. By the time its done it wont be recognizable :)

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by Scutarii » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:13 pm

Done, i really look for a FOG version covering from Renaissance to Nap period, well, here is the first step, expect enter in beta i know the game generate a lot of interest expect all work fine and we can have a good game in our hands when Santa arrive HO HO HO :P

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by gosenbach » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:24 pm

Oh my! A game actually set in the 30 years war?! That is one of my favorite historical conflicts to read about. Please count me in if you have a spot!

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by nikdav » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:55 pm

I am waiting for a game about TYW (1618-1648) for at least 10 years, it is very strange that this period full of wonderful campaigns, leaders and battles ( Breitenfeld, Lutzen, Nordlingen, Wittstock, Freiberg, Allerheim, and so on........ till Jankow and Zursmarshausen) is so neglected by the game market. Very good Slitherine, and thanks very much.

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:53 am

IainMcNeil wrote:It uses the same "Stub" engine but the things that make you think BA are probably work in progress and not complete yet. By the time its done it wont be recognizable :)
Let's see: basically everything except the units and flags resemble it. Even the end turn button!

Well, I'll be interested to see how much it looks like BA at release time!

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:03 pm

BiteNibbleChomp wrote:Well, I'll be interested to see how much it looks like BA at release time!
The same underlying engine is used, but the combat mechanics (which are not part of the engine) are entirely different.

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by batesmotel » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:07 pm

rbodleyscott wrote:
BiteNibbleChomp wrote:Well, I'll be interested to see how much it looks like BA at release time!
The same underlying engine is used, but the combat mechanics (which are not part of the engine) are entirely different.
Gee, I wonder if the combat mechanics might bear any resemblance to FoG-R? (Already signed up for the beta.)

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:08 pm

batesmotel wrote:Gee, I wonder if the combat mechanics might bear any resemblance to FoG-R? (Already signed up for the beta.)
They do, Chris, albeit tailored to suit the computer model.

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Re: Sign of for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by Micha63 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:33 pm

Congratulations to the Betarelease. Good to see there is at least 1 game about the 30 years war in this endless flood of ww2 games.
Hope it will be a great sucess, my best whishes.

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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by Brindlebane » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:23 pm

Any chance of a butchers at the specs needed for this game.My rig is in semi-retirement(parts needed) and on a laptop at the moment.If this is similar to FOG,i'm in.
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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:23 am

Brindlebane wrote:Any chance of a butchers at the specs needed for this game.My rig is in semi-retirement(parts needed) and on a laptop at the moment.If this is similar to FOG,i'm in.
Minimum Spec
Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
Pentium 4 or equivalent
1GB RAM
128Mb DirectX video card
CD ROM Drive (not required for the digital version)
DirectX Compatible Sound Card
DirectX 9.0c or higher (included in installer)

Recommended Spec
1GB RAM
256Mb DirectX 9 video card with shader model 2.0 or better

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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by voskarp » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:26 pm

Is the beta PC/windows only, or is there one for Mac or iPad also?

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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by Galangalad » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:59 pm

The beta is on PC.

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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by babyshark » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:07 pm

Galangalad wrote:The beta is on PC.
Pity. That rules me out.

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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by Brindlebane » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:28 am

I agree with wolfbane(even though it's me)Could a mod delete that wolfbane account.All my accounts and customer products are Brindlebane.I keep getting asked to merge my matrix/slitherine accounts and that one keeps popping up out of the blue,it's an old account.Anyway,more screenshots please.

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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:29 pm

Brindlebane wrote:I agree with wolfbane(even though it's me)
:lol:

Wait. Why did you make 2 accounts anyway?

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Re: Sign on for the Pike and Shot Beta!

Post by Brindlebane » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:38 am

Thought i could get a name change for FOG server and ended up setting a new account that i didn't want or need :oops:
So i never use that account but it pops up because of the IP address i think at random times
:idea: with me usually ends up :oops:
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