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by brettwjohnson
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Bf109z and He111z Implementation
Replies: 34
Views: 1233

Re: Bf109z and He111z Implementation

I will suggest another option btw... Imagine a "prototype" (i.e., early unit of your Army) with the following advantages: 1) comes with a stack of prototype parts, with a small number added ever scenario (e.g., +3) so you can keep using it 2) when the prototype becomes available normally, the parts ...
by brettwjohnson
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Bf109z and He111z Implementation
Replies: 34
Views: 1233

Re: Bf109z and He111z Implementation

I have a question, and I'd like to see what the community thinks. So up to now, we've seen some pretty interesting rewards coming out of the new Commendation Point system, and I certainly like to continue that trend. The appearance of the 109z and 111z is clearly a continuation and expansion of tho...
by brettwjohnson
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendation Points (CP)
Replies: 22
Views: 1500

Re: Commendation Points (CP)

Let's see how the reaction to the size of AO 1940 scenario goes. Both on a technical level and gameplay level. Sedan is of special note on the technical side of map sizes. FWIW - I don't see this as a problem given the slot mechanic... Yes people will have a LOT of slots... However, the better equi...
by brettwjohnson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendation Points (CP)
Replies: 22
Views: 1500

Re: Commendation Points (CP)

Captured & Prototype Units - Why they should be fixable after replacement stocks run out IMHO - Prototypes & Captured units would be far more interesting if we had the option to keep using them indefinitely, BUT at higher costs once replacement stocks run out... IRL - a good machine shop can manufac...
by brettwjohnson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Unit Customization
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Unit Customization

I like the idea of a Schürzen upgrade. Slap that on a tank for extra points into +Close Defense. I think the major obstacle to such a system would be does it have visual components, because adding visual bits to potentially a huge variety of units is super complicated. And what is the currency to p...
by brettwjohnson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendations, Caches, and Collectables
Replies: 33
Views: 3665

Re: Commendations, Caches, and Collectables

Prestige is a son of a bitch to balance, because the spectrum of players is outrageous. People who play on higher difficulty than they probably should and who also don't rely on any encirclement or surrender mechanics will absolutely get annihilated no matter how much prestige I inject into the con...
by brettwjohnson
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendation System Improvement Request
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Commendation System Improvement Request

I really like the commendation point system, but I also think it needs some improvements - hopefully before or at same time as the upcoming 1940 AO DLC. 1) Commendation points total should be visible to the player 2) Make it clear if commendation points carry over between DLC installments 3) Make it...
by brettwjohnson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Fantasy General II - Invasion
Topic: Suggestion - Change "Fortify"
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Suggestion - Change "Fortify"

Implementation Question from the patch notes... " Fortify Skill: Fortify now only costs an action, not a move and an action, making units with the skill more useful and versatile. Attention: This means units with the skill will auto-fortify after moving " I assume that means they will auto-fortify I...
by brettwjohnson
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Fantasy General II - Invasion
Topic: Probably unintended feature...
Replies: 10
Views: 911

Re: Probably unintended feature...

Well, that is an effect that is the result of a chain of systems applying, but we think it works out as intended - a "charmed" unit is fully under the harpy's spell and if it cannot flee when it wants, it will disband, which thematically makes less sense, admittedly, but mechanically is consistent....
by brettwjohnson
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Unit Customization
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Unit Customization

One thing that would be interesting would be to add the idea of "Unit Customization" whereby each unit could have a small number (e.g., 1-3) things to customize it. A very similar system to how the existing hero system works, except customization would influence the prestige costs (possibly slots) o...
by brettwjohnson
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: DLC 1940 Prediction Forum Game
Replies: 127
Views: 6586

Re: DLC 1940 Prediction Forum Game

IMHO - While a lot of stuff said on the forum is correct (i.e., Both the Germans and Allies should have not bombed cities, but concentrated on other targets) - it's really out of scope for this level of game. Those are strategic level decisions, not tactical. At best, those kinds of decision could b...
by brettwjohnson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendation Points (CP)
Replies: 22
Views: 1500

Re: Commendation Points (CP)

BTW - this highlights what I see as one of the few FUNDAMENTAL problems with PC2. I don't see any point (other than flavor) to captured equipment. Experience (and the new medals) are simply too valuable to be bothered with a unit that you won't be able to keep repaired. IRL, captured equipment was u...
by brettwjohnson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendation Points (CP)
Replies: 22
Views: 1500

Re: Commendation Points (CP)

<snip> Where is this then? Because the 6 cup reward at Saarbrucken is just a unit and a lot of spare parts. Maybe they changed it but last I’m checked there wasn’t a gift S35. I went back and looked at my savegames and you appear to be correct. The Souma prototype count was steadily decreasing as t...
by brettwjohnson
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Fantasy General II - Invasion
Topic: Suggestion - Change "Fortify"
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Suggestion - Change "Fortify"

Glad to hear it was useful... IMHO, this will make Spear Maidens at least somewhat viable. Comparing the current power levels (i.e., balance) of Spear Maidens to Beserkers, Beserkers are by far the better unit. (amazing attackers, can ambush, -30% to kills). Beserkers are probably just a little too ...
by brettwjohnson
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendation Points (CP)
Replies: 22
Views: 1500

Re: Commendation Points (CP)

2) When offered equipment - it would be nice to see a "i" (info) button on the new unit so we can look at it and decide if it's worth it... I took the French Souma tank in AO39 and still can't decide if it was worth 6 commendation points... You know something I don't . <snip> Anyway , I'm guessing ...
by brettwjohnson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Fantasy General II - Invasion
Topic: Suggestion - Change "Fortify"
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Suggestion - Change "Fortify"

I'm playing the Invasion campaign again (and enjoying the updates, like the training camp). Repeating an suggestion I made after my first play thru and seeing the same problem with this play thru. I suggest changing "Fortify" to allowing it to be used after move, instead of only allowing if the unit...
by brettwjohnson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Request - Option to Repeat Scenario Briefing
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Request - Option to Repeat Scenario Briefing

It would be nice to have the option to repeat the scenario briefing without having to restart the scenario. Maybe an action button on the Objectives pull-down...?
by brettwjohnson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: AO 1939 scn tree is VERY controversial
Replies: 187
Views: 9404

Re: AO 1939 scn tree is a disaster

<snip> For example , I purchased the Field Marshal edition of this game back in March because I had really fond memories of Panzer General of 20 years ago ( ? ) , and so I had very high hopes of this game. In point of fact , in my first go at playing this game I was ACUTELY , SAVAGELY , disappointe...
by brettwjohnson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Commendation Points (CP)
Replies: 22
Views: 1500

Commendation Points (CP)

Overall I like this mechanism, but a few comments... 1) The number of points the player has available should be visible at all times... Suggest adding it to the Objectives Window, so the player can easily check it... 2) When offered equipment - it would be nice to see a "i" (info) button on the new ...
by brettwjohnson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 - Axis Operations: 1939 is out
Replies: 21
Views: 6991

PC2 AO:1939 - 1st Scenario Objectives

I'm playing the first scenario and honestly I'm very irritated... I don't know who on the design team thought "Kill ZERO enemy units" was a good idea, but it's AWFUL. Not killing too many units is a good bonus objective, but zero is simply unrealistic and incredibly frustrating. After 5 attempts or ...

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