Wargame Thread

Noah Robinson
Noah Robinson

Discuss all wargame-related things here.

What is a wargame?

A wargame is usually in the vein of strategy and tactics games, but significantly more autistic. Examples of wargames include:

Combat Mission series
Graviteam Tactics
Command: Modern Air & Naval Operations
Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Pike and Shot Campaigns
Gary Grigsby games
AGEOD Games
Hearts of Iron series (excluding HoI4)
and others

How are your turns and playthroughs going, anons?

Small Discord where some anons who play CM have gathered: discord.gg/wCDBKq

Other urls found in this thread:

pastebin.com/UzcGhugh

Easton Nguyen
Easton Nguyen

You'd think this belongs in /gsg/, but oh well.
Mod is Kaiserreich, played during an MP game in which each player took a side in the civil war.
It is 1937, in the year of our lord God in America.
Both the American Union State and the Combined Syndicates of America have broken loose of Federal control, saying that they, and they alone, are the true winners of the general elections.
Early on in the war, Washington is lost and President Curtis killed, and in the resulting chaos in Denver, Douglas MacArthur coups the government and places the American People under military jurisdiction until the civil war is over.
The Pacific States, as they were called then, secede in response using the remnants of the civilian government and the senators of their states as justification, and to defend her independence, calls up militias and trained soldiers alike to defend the newborn nation.
As successes mount with Pacific forces, Idaho joins the Pacific States, along with it's National Guard units.
Eventually, the Federal forces are forced to broker a peace with the Pacific states in order to better focus upon defeating the rapidly advancing AUS and CSA.
The Pacific States, after securing peace for themselves, attempt to join with the Entente in order to better protect themselves from future aggression.
The Entente proceed to ban them after a protest from the Federal Government.
As the ban came through, President Merriam decided that the Federals may be the only way to go here, and thus began the progress of the Protocols of Reintegration, in which, if signed by the "American Caesar" MacArthur, would allow the Pacific states to reintegrate peacefully under the condition his government stepped down or returned to democracy after the war.
While Merriam had no idea whether he would actually do it, the fact that the Pacific States were in solidarity with him against the dangerous ideologies of Syndicalism and National Populism would hopefully convince him that while the Pacific States may not agree with his decisions, it certainly believes in the freedom that hopefully, he too believed in.
Might as well post a generalized view of each other Combatant in the war from the side of the Pacific States too.
Federals: Well meaning soldiers who don't want to fight their brothers in this, but have no choice.
Union State: Nationalistic Radical Christians who want nothing more than to snuff out the freedom of America.
Combined Syndicates: Syndicalist dogs who crawled from the womb of the Commune of France in an attempt to snuff out that great freedom.
Pacific States: The one true successor to the union in this whole debacle.

Ryder Murphy
Ryder Murphy

Another 2 bite the dust

Charles Harris
Charles Harris

Year of our Lord 1936, the upcoming american elections are rising the social tensions all across the country
In the north, godless syndicalist menace is spreading their influence, in the east coast corrupt bureaucrats leech off the hardworking people of america, in the west bankers and industrial barons are profiting off American people misery
Only in the South the resistance rises, a new political party if formed, American Union State that stands for strong, god fearing christian america, against the rooten influence of capitalism and syndicalism, for Christian corporationism
Republican candidate Curtis gets elected, its a clear sign of faked election and final nail in the coffin for so called american "democracy"
It was unclear who fired the first shoots, but in the north general strikes started to appear, federal government in its weakness was unable to control its own territory, the time for words was now over, now was the time for action, with clear signs of weakness from washington a new state was formed in the south. American Union State
With Huey Long as a official leader, and Father Coughlin as a both spiritual leader and Prime Minister the plan for future of america was set in motion. Short after declaration of AUS, CSA seceded and PSA followed, it was now clear that USA was unable to survive.
Christian volounters from all over the world started to flock in to defend the people, the nation and christianity from syndicalist menace. From Brandenburg to Rome, from Cuba to Spain people all over the world shown the support for the just cause of AUS
Now with newly established armed forces, made militias, volunteers and regulars AUS was ready to take its rightful place as the sole successor of USA

Cameron Roberts
Cameron Roberts

Is it possible to merge the RandomHoI3 mod with Black Ice?

Eli Sanders
Eli Sanders

Excuse me for asking because the answer is probably obvious, but what game is that?

Ayden Stewart
Ayden Stewart

Combat Mission: Black Sea
It happens during a fictional 2017 ukrainian civil war escalation and hypothetical conflict Rus vs Ukraine and USA

Here is magnet: pastebin.com/UzcGhugh

John Murphy
John Murphy

You're a cool person, user. I appreciate it, thank you.

Benjamin Cruz
Benjamin Cruz

You're a legend & I love you user

as a side question, do any combat mission anons know if there are any recommendations for the best WW2 era combat mission to get into? Are they markedly different beyond time period?

I ask because there are plenty of Normandy torrents, but nothing on the Red Thunder or Final Blitzkrieg side.

Jayden Miller
Jayden Miller

playing a few custom battles, AI on AI, controlling ~1 platoon myself, mostly spectating
trying to maneuver my StuG into a better firing position
it stops halfway through the move and faces towards the building it's directly next to
figure something bugged out with the move order
the madman takes the shot through two windows on a moving target at 400m
he fucking hits it too
THE LEGEND

Eli Turner
Eli Turner

What's the best entry level wargame anons? I tried playing red dragon earlier and I got fucked up. The tutorial for that was garbage as well which didn't help.

Ayden Gray
Ayden Gray

Wargame: Red Dragon? It's shit. Don't play it. The only function that's used is multiplayer because the AI is horrible, and the game itself is very arcadey. Although it hits all the bullet points I personally wouldn't even call it a Wargame. As for your question, if you're absolutely brand new to the genre play stuff like Total War games to get acquaintanced with the basic controls and functions, then maybe HOI or something. Graviteams' and the Combat Mission games, including the one god user gave a working magnet link to above this, aren't hard to get a grasp of mechanically, it's more an issue of being able to multi-task and remembering/knowing how to utilize units. The difficulty depends directly on your experience with previous wargames, so there are no especially good 'beginner' ones, is what I'm trying to say.

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas

Also, forget to ask- I need a serial number to 'activate' the game, unfortunately. Happen to have one?

Daniel Reyes
Daniel Reyes

Just copy the .exe from the crack folder, and paste into the game install location, overwrite the original.

t. novice pirate but also installer

Isaac Brooks
Isaac Brooks

Actually I've played a lot of total war too, going back to rome, I was just wondering whether it fit into this genre or not seeing as a lot of it is larger in scale.

I'll give combat arms a go then, thanks user.

Chase Rivera
Chase Rivera

If you've played a fair bit of Total War, then Graviteam might be a decent entry.

I've not played combat arms so can't speak for it at all - but I came from a Total War background. Once you get your head around the UI and how mechanics regarding leadership and artillery/mortars etc work, Graviteam really is just a WW2 era Total War, done in a really good, albeit more complex way.

I did spend a few days tinkering and watching youtube tutorials first though, but once it clicks, it's not too difficult a game to play. Honestly having gotten used to it, I reckon the Operation Star UI is pretty solid too, even though that's usually what people seem to complain about

Also, additional learnings as of recent - running over AT guns actually disables them - and kills any poor infantry who might hold their post. Ebin.

Kayden Phillips
Kayden Phillips

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Graviteam
Dude I went on this earlier and it just seems to have an autistic amount of detail, I actually wonder how much of it is necessary as well. I was messing around in the tutorial level and added enemy tank battalions all around the map, then I put 3 AT squads in a forest and waited for the enemy to attack.

After the battle started the clock began to count down from 30 seconds, after which the game ended in a draw, even though neither of us had even fired a shot. I get that there's supposed to be a lot of depth to this, but I literally have no idea what the fuck I am supposed to be doing. I might give it another shot in a bit, but I'm reserving judgement for now. I'll see what combat mission is like.

Easton Hall
Easton Hall

OP is evil

Jordan Rogers
Jordan Rogers

I've enjoyed both "Pike and Shot" and "Sengoku Jidai Shadow of the Shogun - Mandate of Heaven" but those are turn based wargames. Not very hard to get into however, especially if you're interested in the time period.

I like the OpStar UI better than the Minus Front one. I played a fuckload of Dwarf fort when I was a teenager so most games UI's do not bother me, unless they really are non functional.
If you have Operation Star, then try the Shilovo campaign from either side. It's a simple and small operation for you to get your bearings with.

Noah Hernandez
Noah Hernandez

FYI, there is a trojan in this.

Chase Green
Chase Green

Proof?

Cooper Lewis
Cooper Lewis

MSE gave me a warning.

Joseph Stewart
Joseph Stewart

(((MSE))) let me guess your also using windows 10 ?

Jaxson Bennett
Jaxson Bennett

Mate, you're full of shit