What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

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What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by doc99 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:05 am

Mine was "Tigers in the Snow" on an Apple 2

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Post by Kerensky » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:13 am

Operation Europe on the Super Nintendo.
Best combat soundtrack for a ww2 game. EVER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hcDgXE2bAk

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Post by Lamont » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:53 am

My very first i think was Microprose's "Conflict In Vietnam" back in 86 on a comendore 64. Had lots of fun with that one for years and bought "Crusade In Europe" right after Vietnam. Boy oh boy great times! Times just fly doesnt it?

Actually I think I still have the original game boxes around somewhere. When I think of it, might look em up and read through those manuals again (they were hughe and filled with a lot of great info).

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Post by VPaulus » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:07 am

The first was probably Stonkers in the Sinclar Zx-Spectrum in 84.
But the first one that I really loved to play was History Line: 1914-1918 on Amiga.

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Post by macattack » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:14 am

I hate to show my age... Pong.

Oops, wargame. Empire. Terrible graphics. Great concept.

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Post by Lamont » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:19 am

macattack wrote:I hate to show my age... Pong.

Oops, wargame. Empire. Terrible graphics. Great concept.
Nothing to be ashamed off mate (your age). Besides From the poll about age there seems to be a lot of veteran players playing PzC and I for one is proud to be one of them 8)

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Post by AgentX » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:21 am

Mine was called Strategic Conquest. A turn based strategy game from the mid 1980's for the Macintosh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Conquest
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Post by El_Condoro » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:48 am

Battle of the Bulge - Commodore 64 in early 80s. Crap graphics but it's amazing what a new thing (for me, at the time) can do to increase wonder.

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Post by pcpilot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:42 am

I didnt get into computers till around 1994 so not so far back like somne of you oldtimers...lol. Well, strategy would be Warlords 1. Then played Sierra's Aces over the Pacific. After that, I think it was East Front by Talonsoft. Loved watching the Tiger tank in the opening sequence.

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Post by Teleblaster18 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:56 am

It all started here:

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...which is why I'm excited as I am about Panzer Corps. :)

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Post by macattack » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:06 am

Anyone ever heard of this one?

The Grandest Fleet.

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Post by rkr1958 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:58 am

Missile Command and played it where it should be played. In a pub with my beer sitting on the shelf in front of the screen where the fire buttons and track ball were. :D

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Post by freedom777 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:35 am

Mine was Military Madness Nectaris for the turbo grafix 16, then panzer general.for playstation.I also love ASC advanced strategic command open source game quit awesome also.

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Post by Ritterkreuz » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:39 am

Crusade Europe C=64
Second Front (!)
High Command
Clash of Steel
Battle Island (all editions)
History Line
Panzer General (all editions)
SSG Ardennes Offensive
Theatre Art of War
Sudden Strike (all editions)

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Post by slb79 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:53 am

The very first one for me was Universal Military Simulator on an Atari ST 1040 FM... Really nice game even though primitive.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/ast/949950-ums- ... -simulator

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Post by HeinzG » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:32 am

River Raid, on my good ol' Commodore C64.
Fantastic graphic, as you can see. But one doesnt need grafic if the idea behind the game is great. :o

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Post by kjeld111 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:44 am

I can't exactly remember. Age of Rifles or maybe Great Battles of Alexander

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Post by OmegaMan1 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:24 am

Clash of Steel (SSI).

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Post by Vaughn » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:11 am

It was a Vietnam game for the Commodore 64. I think it was named Conflict in Vietnam.

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Post by Shrike » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:32 am

Hard to say ... but the first one I really did take note of was Space Invaders. Yup, that was on one of those original arcade machines back in 1981 or something 8)

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