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Cheesehead
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Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 05 January 2011 00:51
Great game - and I've only been playing the AI!

I used to own a bunch of the Avalon Hill games as a kid, and as an adult tried many turn-based computer war games. Too many of them got mired in moving a thousand pieces, but Panzer General and PG II were great!

I'm digging this game for the same reason. Fast paced, fun game play.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 05 January 2011 04:42
Glad you like the game. It's fun you made this comparison, as we are all huge fans of Panzer General; we even once had the pleasure of having Joel Billings himself call us up when Memoir '44 the boardgame came out Very Happy

Eric @ DoW
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Mon, 10 January 2011 01:47
Cheesehead wrote on Wed, 05 January 2011 13:36

Great game - and I've only been playing the AI!

I used to own a bunch of the Avalon Hill games as a kid, and as an adult tried many turn-based computer war games. Too many of them got mired in moving a thousand pieces, but Panzer General and PG II were great!

I'm digging this game for the same reason. Fast paced, fun game play.



Another Avalon Hill gamer. Hello & Welcome Good Sir.
I own a bunch of A-H games and enjoy/enjoyed playing them.
My favourite is the Attack on Malta that came in Air Assault on Crete.

Memoir44 is simple and quick to play, but I do hanker for a good A-H game from time to time.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Mon, 10 January 2011 11:30
Let me add to the applause, guys!

Thankyou for bringing my favorite boardgame online!
I hope you'll get lots of people playing, and that they will pick up the board game as well.

      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 10:40
I still play the good old Panzer General, every now and then.
But it's running in DOS and is harder to get it running smoothly more and more.
PC's nowadays are just to fast for it...
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 10:54
Scragnoth wrote on Tue, 11 January 2011 23:25

I still play the good old Panzer General, every now and then.
But it's running in DOS and is harder to get it running smoothly more and more.
PC's nowadays are just to fast for it...


I have a collection of old PCs. An XT, a 386, 486, 586, and a variety of pentium onwards laptops.

I began programming as a career on DOS 3.1 on XTs.

I know all about processor speed. Many bugs showed up when programs were run on faster PCs, sometimes the hard disk or network write/speeds didn't keep up. When we went to threaded programs synchronisation was more of an issue.

Those were the days. 640K ram in 64K blocks, shuffling drivers into upper memory, the tricks to maximum memory.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 11:47
Panzer General was an excellent game and it doesn't run at all on my new computer.

Memoir is IMHO a good fun game with a war element (I like the historical connection)

Close Combat was good too, I miss that, mostly 4 (Bulge) and 5 (Normandy)

As for a good minature game this is my real hobby: http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&art_id= 2305
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 15:12
Good news for Panzer General fans, Slitherine Games is releasing an updated version called 'Panzer Corps'. Found out about it on the 'Matrix Games' website. Screen shots available there to confirm it is the PG we once loved.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 15:46
stevie02 wrote on Tue, 11 January 2011 18:12

Good news for Panzer General fans, Slitherine Games is releasing an updated version called 'Panzer Corps'. Found out about it on the 'Matrix Games' website. Screen shots available there to confirm it is the PG we once loved.


I'm not a Panzer General fan (yet, though nothing will take the place of Memoir '44 for me) but do you have a link for us? Razz I would be interested to see pictures of the new game.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 16:10
http://www.slitherine.com/
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 16:16
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/744/Panzer.Corps.Invades.Sto res.In.Early.2011

this is better.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 18:59
Looks great! Thanks for sharing the links... Very Happy
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 11 January 2011 21:36
http://www.freegameempire.com/PlayNowNoticePage.aspx?Product ID=5237&ProductName=Panzer+General

you can try this link to play panzer general on-line or download it on your pc. I tried with my os/vista pc and it works pretty good (poland mission, the great campaign).

it is always a great game, and with my sloth reflexes i can't bear anymore all those rts games

hurrah for turn based games !!
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 12 January 2011 12:59
The best place to see more about the Panzer Corps game is:
http://panzer-corps.com/
When I say your remarks that a remake of PG is in the making, I got worried. I did like PG and PG II but the "3d" versions after that didn't cut it.
What I see here look good ... Cool
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 20 March 2013 00:34
Hi guys, here is the link for Panzer General III Scorched Earth with some 10 added campaigns and several different equipments files to play with more variation. Should work on vista, and Windows 7. Maybe Panzer General III can be fixed to be played online by the DOW team some time, because it is an excellent game, like Memoir '44! To get back the costs for doing so, maybe it could be also 'pay as you play'.
https://rapidshare.com/files/1030313829/PanzerGeneral3Scorch edEarthInstaller2.0.exe
Here is the forum on Panzer General, you can find also links there to download the other versions of Panzer General with all the extensions made by gamers in thousands of hours!
http://panzercentral.com/forum/index.php

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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 20 March 2013 14:44
I've gotten really into Panzer Corps:(http://www.matrixgames.com

In fact I've purchased all Grand Campaigns and the Afrika Korps expansion - great game.

Another great game that I like even better than Panzer Corps is Unity of Command and the expansion Red Turn (also Matrix).

Matrix in general has a lot of great games (I also own Panthers in the Fog, the two Decisive Campaigns games, and Conflict of Heroes).

If you like Memoir 44, I'd highly recommend Panzer Corps, Unity of Command, and Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear. The first two are grand strategy beer and pretzels games, with not a ton of counters (a plus in opinion). CoH is tactical. All turn based.

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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 20 March 2013 15:47
If you want to play again Panzer General (the first one):
http://www.pgforever.info/

"PG Forever is a remake of one of the greatest strategy games ever created - Panzer General. The goal of the project is to preserve the original game mechanics and the characteristic look and feel of this classic game, and at the same time improve all the other aspects: compatibility with modern hardware and operating systems, UI and usability, multiplayer capabilities, AI and customizability."

And it's free.

I own Panzer Corps, Unity of Command and Decisive Campaigns.
Very good games.

We can try some online battles...

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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 20 March 2013 15:53
Quote:

Here is the link for Panzer General III Scorched Earth


I can't get the game to run, it says that "PG3Rendr.dll" is missing. What can I do about this?
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 20 March 2013 16:36
Dugrim wrote on Wed, 20 March 2013 09:47


I own Panzer Corps, Unity of Command and Decisive Campaigns.
Very good games.

We can try some online battles...


I'm about half way through all the Panzer Corps Grand Campaigns, playing concurrent Eastern Front, Western Front, and desert campaigns.

I also done most of the Unity of Command scenarios and have been working through the campaigns. Fantastic game.

Decisive Campaigns (WtP and Case Blue) are beasts. I've gotten through a few small campaigns successfully and am currently doing Poland. The large campaigns are a bit overwhelming but I want to try one. Game system is great...
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Fri, 22 March 2013 17:22
Quote:

Here is the link for Panzer General III Scorched Earth


I now managed to get the game to run and started to play the Koniev campaign, but there must still be something wrong. My units are not being upgraded, and there is little chance of winning Kursk with obsolete BT and T26 tanks against Panthers and Tigers. Sad
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Mon, 25 March 2013 06:01
Loved PG and Pacific General but you do not really need to fiddle around trying to get the old Panzer General working..
Just get the demo for Panzer Corps from Matrix games everything that the old PG was and more!
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Mon, 25 March 2013 12:05
Okay, so I dumped PG III (as it wouldn't work properly anyway) and bought Panzerkorps (core game, Afrikakorps and Grand Campaign 39-42) ... runs just great and seems to be a very good adaptation of the classic PG.

BUT ... starting with the 1939 Poland campaign (from the GC expansion) and playing the "Posen" scenario, I was shocked to see that the ignorant and incompetent creators of this map used the present border between Germany and Poland, not that of 1939! So what we have here is the Wehrmacht invading Germany, crossing the Oder to attack Breslau! Only a complete moron could be capable of such a major historical mistake. Sorry, but this is a huge turn-off!
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Mon, 25 March 2013 17:57
I've just downloaded the demo and will try Panzer Corps in the next few days. I'm afraid my very limited knowledge will not allow me to judge the historical aspects of the game, but having considered the PG series one of the best of all time, I hope I will enjoy it as well.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 26 March 2013 06:37
Turboheizer wrote on Mon, 25 March 2013 04:05

Okay, so I dumped PG III (as it wouldn't work properly anyway) and bought Panzerkorps (core game, Afrikakorps and Grand Campaign 39-42) ... runs just great and seems to be a very good adaptation of the classic PG.

BUT ... starting with the 1939 Poland campaign (from the GC expansion) and playing the "Posen" scenario, I was shocked to see that the ignorant and incompetent creators of this map used the present border between Germany and Poland, not that of 1939! So what we have here is the Wehrmacht invading Germany, crossing the Oder to attack Breslau! Only a complete moron could be capable of such a major historical mistake. Sorry, but this is a huge turn-off!


Turbo please post your findings on the Slitherine Panzer Corps forum..
I would like to see this fixed or to see their answers to your findings.

http://slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=121&sid=545f 83e23c470966858947c9559f524c
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 02 April 2013 09:45
Great to live again the nice experience to play to the Panzer General games on current computers. Last time was now 15 year ago for me... Rolling Eyes

Thanks for the link !
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Sun, 12 May 2013 20:19
In the latest patch, the "German Border Bug" has been somewhat remedied by renaming several cities (although this now has the Oder river flowing in some strange directions).

In any case, I'm now not only a M44, but also a "Panzer Corps" addict, having purchased every available expansion and currently playing the Grand Campaign '42. For June, the "Allied Corps" expansion has been announced. We will see if DoW can do anything to match this challenge ...
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 14 May 2013 03:33
Turboheizer wrote on Sun, 12 May 2013 11:19

In the latest patch, the "German Border Bug" has been somewhat remedied by renaming several cities (although this now has the Oder river flowing in some strange directions).

In any case, I'm now not only a M44, but also a "Panzer Corps" addict, having purchased every available expansion and currently playing the Grand Campaign '42. For June, the "Allied Corps" expansion has been announced. We will see if DoW can do anything to match this challenge ...


Turbo PM me if you would like to play a PBEM game..
Craig Vivian (Gen. Mills) and I have done this several times and it a lot of fun vs a live opponent.

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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Tue, 14 May 2013 22:55
Is this the same Panzer General that was put out by SSI for Play Station 1 about 15 to 20 years ago? There also was another game called Allied General for the same system.
Thanx for your tmme.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 15 May 2013 16:04
Panzer Corps is a remake of the original Panzer General with lots of new changes.

They are beta testing Allied Corps right now and plan to bring it out this June.
      
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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Wed, 15 May 2013 16:09
Sorry double post.

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Re:Most fun I've had since Panzer General Fri, 21 June 2013 18:38
Panzer tactics for the Dsi xl was good too!,would like a android version of 44...Smile.
      
    
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