What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

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Post by cedonxp » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:47 am

Steel Panthers

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Post by krugec » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:57 am

Seafox on C64. First strategy wargame was some american civil war game on 64, cant remember its name, I remember counting distance on the tv with a meter, to input artilery fire range :D


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Post by pecaboy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:48 pm

Panzer General, of course :D
Later I played with other games, including PG2 and 3. I love Panzer Corps because it has the PG1 feeling with better combat mechanism, interface, editor etc. etc. and it has graphics better than PG2 :)
(Personally I think that PG3 had actually worse visual than 2. Ugly 3D maps after nice 2D? Why they changed that? Makes no sense.)

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Post by panzerschrek » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:40 pm

Panzer General, then the whole series including peoples general

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Post by Razz1 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:07 pm

boredatwork wrote:If you exclude flight sims then QQP's The Perfect General.
That was an excellent game. Their Pacific version of sea warfare was excellent.

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Post by Amaranthus » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:24 pm

My first was on the C64, "War of the Lance" done by SSI. Brilliant for the time, and you can still play it on emulator: http://www.myabandonware.com/game/war-of-the-lance-11z

My first WW2 strategy game was V for Victory: Gold-Juno-Sword. Then I found Panzer General...

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Post by kanelbullen » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:17 am

My first computure game was AH Third Reich then Steel Panthers

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First war game

Post by winterfox » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:30 pm

My first war game was Bismark, Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) 1980.
This does not count Atari 2600 Tank in 1977

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What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by 2010sjones2010 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Mine was Arnhem on the Spectrum computer (Remember those rubber keys) back in 1986/87. I brought it on a Friday morning and finished playing my first session early Sunday morning and then spent the next 15 hours sleeping. This game kept me going for many months. Oh the joys of University life!! It was a turn based game by CCS. Here is the link to bring back those memories www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6P20bMeGtw.

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by VPaulus » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:44 pm

2010sjones2010 wrote:Mine was Arnhem on the Spectrum computer (Remember those rubber keys) back in 1986/87
Yes I still have my Spectrum since 84. I remember Arnhem. But never played it.

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What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by 2010sjones2010 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:57 pm

Yes this game introduced me to turn based strategy games and ever since I have never been able to get my head around RTS games. Before Panercorps came out you would always find me returning to Panzer, Pacific and Allied General along with the Civilisation series. In recent years I have found the HPS Simulation series superb especially the Panzer Campaign in Normandy which I have spent hours and hours playing.

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Post by Tima » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:18 pm

Does Zaxxon for Collecovision count?.... Nahhh..... It was Panzer General of course. That's why I'm here now at Panzer Corps.

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Post by WhiteRook » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:40 pm

My first ones were on cartredge for my Atari 800xl, River Raiders and Eastern Front. I still have the old computer and the games!
I cut my teeth before that back in the 70's with the Avlon Hill board games and 1/1200 naval wargaming (Seapower II and III) by a company called Alnavco. Then it was Avlon Hill's computer games on my brother in laws Apple II - but the first computer war game to really hook me was from SSI called Kampfgruppe. That was for my atari 800xl also - one of my first war game purchase on 51/4" floppies no less.

The next big highs for me were the Great Naval battles series, Panzer General's, Pacific General, Allied General's and what at the time was the creme on the top "Steel Panthers". I even managed to get into a group of avaid fans and created a lot of scenerio's for the S.P. series. All the Sudden strike RTS and the Blitzkrieg series of RTS also. Wow RTS games are ok for a quick fix but thank God Panzer Corps came along - puts me back in turn based strat nervona once again! :lol:

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by winterfox » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:36 pm

Tactics II followed by Gettysburg and then followed by Panzer Blitz

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by winterfox » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:39 pm

My first computer game was SSI Bismarck on the Apple,played it fo hours

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by captainjack » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:48 pm

The first proper one was Battle Isle on a friend's machine (an Amiga I think).
It had a lot of good challenging features, and I spent many hours playing it.

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by Razz1 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:49 pm

Sea Battle on intellevision.

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by Freightshaker » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:40 am

Mmmm... Panzer Strike, Typhoon of Steel, and Crusade in Europe. All on the C64. Unless you count Armor Battle on the Intellivision.

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by Schneides42 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:13 am

For me it was also Panzer General (well actually Allied General) but I quickly purchased all in the series.

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Re: What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

Post by sn0wball » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:20 am

The Battle for Okinawa, on C64: http://www.gb64.com/game.php?id=9310

Horrible graphics, terrible interface, but really challenging. Taught me gaming basics, like usage of artillery.

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