What Was the First Computer Wargame You Played?

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Post by MartyWard » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:54 pm

dshaw62197 wrote:
When they were on Read Street?
Hi Marty, I started playing AH games in the early '80s, so by that time they were at the Harford Road location. That was also where I briefly worked for them.
I know that location too. I use to go to Read Street on Saturdays as I lived about 4 blocks from it. Kind of neat seeing the games in development.

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Post by BriteLite » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:01 am

Avalon Hill's Midway on the Commodore 64.

Started war boardgames in 1969 with AH's original Gettysburg. Through 1970 to early 1980's a whole host of offerings from SPI,AH,VG etc. Many call that time the Golden Age of wargaming and for me it was. My favorites were the monster games. War in Europe, Drang, Wacht, Atlantic Wall.

First serious computer game was Second Front which was the original name for Grigsby's War in the East. Then Panzer General was released. And here I am. :D

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Post by TheGrayMouser » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:50 am

A friend of mines parents had one of the ist gen Apple Pc's so I recall my ist actual computer games were Choplifter, Aztec, Wizardry and one of the Ultima games ( 1 or 2 maybe??)
Then i didnt play a single PC game for maybe 15 years when i was introduced to Panzer General.

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Post by jaggy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:39 am

"F-15 Strike Eagle" by Microprose on an Apple IIe.

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Post by jaggy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:43 am

Strange . . . no one's mentioned "Kampfgruppe" by SSI on the Apple II.

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Post by Razz1 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:29 am

Sea Battle and B-52 bomber on intellivision plus tanks, unless you want to go back to Astroids and Star wars on Arcade games.

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Post by RobertWevodau » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:21 am

My first was the SSI Gettysburg game.

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Post by evan748 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:13 am

Mine was probably (not 100% sure) Steel Panthers. At least for pure strategy games.

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Post by MesaDon » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:05 am

Lets see, started with the Milton Bradley Heritage Series in the early 60s (Dogfight, Broadside, Civil War (have copies of these still) and then went to the AH games starting in the mid-sixties (Blitzkrieg, Afrika Corps (yep have these too) etc.) Can't remember the 1st computer wargames but they were in the mid 80s on a Commodore 64. I remember some naval ones. bounced back and forth from then on.

Only thing that hasn't changed is I am still not any good at them but win or lose they are fun,

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Post by Sleezly » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:12 pm

Mine was Battle Isle series along with History Line on my old girlfriend the Amiga! I sure do miss her sometimes!!! :cry:

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Post by VPaulus » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:24 pm

Sleezly wrote:Mine was Battle Isle series along with History Line on my old girlfriend the Amiga! I sure do miss her sometimes!!! :cry:
Why don't you use an emulation software?
I've Amigar Forever, and once in a while I like to run it, and "bring back" Amiga to life.

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Post by nikivdd » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:46 pm

VPaulus wrote:
Sleezly wrote:Mine was Battle Isle series along with History Line on my old girlfriend the Amiga! I sure do miss her sometimes!!! :cry:
Why don't you use an emulation software?
I've Amigar Forever, and once in a while I like to run it, and "bring back" Amiga to life.
They are abandonware and can be downloaded.
http://www.myabandonware.com/game/histo ... 4-1918-1lc
http://www.myabandonware.com/search/battle+isle/

and for old times' sake: High Command Europe 39-45 http://www.myabandonware.com/game/high- ... 939-45-1ff

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Post by VPaulus » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:11 pm

nikivdd wrote:
VPaulus wrote:
Sleezly wrote:Mine was Battle Isle series along with History Line on my old girlfriend the Amiga! I sure do miss her sometimes!!! :cry:
Why don't you use an emulation software?
I've Amigar Forever, and once in a while I like to run it, and "bring back" Amiga to life.
They are abandonware and can be downloaded.
http://www.myabandonware.com/game/histo ... 4-1918-1lc
http://www.myabandonware.com/search/battle+isle/

and for old times' sake: High Command Europe 39-45 http://www.myabandonware.com/game/high- ... 939-45-1ff
I'm not sure if they are really abandonware, Nico.
Anyway GoG have a package called "Battle Isle Platinium" with History Line included, and they run in Windows 7.

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Post by rich12545 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:29 am

Computer Bismarck by SSI for the Apple II.

This was literally the first computer wargame ever made.

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Post by Sleezly » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:56 am

VPaulus wrote:
Sleezly wrote:Mine was Battle Isle series along with History Line on my old girlfriend the Amiga! I sure do miss her sometimes!!! :cry:
Why don't you use an emulation software?
I've Amigar Forever, and once in a while I like to run it, and "bring back" Amiga to life.
Thx for the tip but I do use emulation software, but I still miss my Amiga sometimes! :wink:

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Post by adrianoku » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:24 am

Wargame construction set for Commodore 64 : http://www.c64sets.com/wargame_construction_set.html
In my young mind I imagined tha my bedroom was a world, with every furniture ( the bed, the carpet, the desk etc etc) was a nation, with its politics and army. And I used WcS to create the battles between these nations... it was perfect, you could recreate every kind of battle with every kind of terrain or units..
And then they say that computers kills imagination... :lol:

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Post by flakfernrohr » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:44 am

Dogfight board game was a favorite as was RISK, but Armor Battle on the first Generation Mattel Intellivision was my first "computer" game of sorts for wargames. Still have some old game cartridges with saved games on them.

Before that I remember playing Pong Tennis at a hotel on Kuai Island in Hawaii for hours.
Old Timer Panzer General fan. Maybe a Volksturm soldier now. Did they let Volksturm drive Panzers?

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Post by jaggy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:14 am

Sleezly wrote:Thx for the tip but I do use emulation software, but I still miss my Amiga sometimes! :wink:
Sometimes??!!! :shock: I'll miss her forever! :mrgreen:
flakfernrohr wrote:Dogfight board game was a favorite as was RISK ...
The best ever Risk game for a computer, in my personal opinion, was Amiga Risk. It could be played hot-seat by 5 players at a time. The best option was to play with each player receiving a secret objective (eg. conquer 2 continents or a number of states), assigned by the game. I still remember a classic game involving 5 players. 1 player became dominant and proceeded to dispatch us one by one. The other 4 were all doomed as the winning player (Player A) started on the dreaded "blitz" to finish us all off. Player E then helpfully suggested to A to bump off a state on his route to victory. Player A did so unthinkingly and we all really shocked (except for E, of course) when the Victory End Screen appeared. Player E won, as Player A had unwittingly helped him accomplish his secret mission (to dispatch that state). :mrgreen: Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. :lol: Player A was annoyed as hell as I couldn't stop laughing.

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Post by Zhivago » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:10 pm

Combat for Atari...then some Intellivison war games...Sea Battle...Armor Battle...B17 Bomber...

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Post by boredatwork » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:37 pm

If you exclude flight sims then QQP's The Perfect General.

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