PDA

View Full Version : Wargame: European Escalation - unofficial RPS group - RockPaperStalin



JimTheDog
18-02-2012, 07:28 PM
Hey folks.

EDIT

After the brutal dictatorial regime of JimTheDog was overthrown, we may now all rejoice under the brutal commuist/socialist regime of Wolfenswan.

Please get ahold of Wolfenswan for details of how to join. :3 (And Wolfenswan, stick a post in that I can copy-paste-replace some stuff with up here for you.)

EDIT

Wargame: European Escalation is a neat little RTS, currently available on Steam for a preorder that lets you play the multiplayer beta.

It's set in the cold war, is making a lot of people say positive things about it, and is rather fun. If you haven't heard about it, go look it up - it's excellent.

I'm JimTheDog in the game, go ahead and add me as a friend and mention yourselves here, and I will invite you into the very unofficial RPS team, RockPaperStalin, for a little teamwork oriented fun. Perhaps we can invade the ARMA guys' mumble server to voice chat, too!

jyden
18-02-2012, 11:31 PM
I've only managed to play a few rounds so far, but the game is definately growing on me. Planning to spend some more time with it real soon - I've added you.

JimTheDog
20-02-2012, 02:03 PM
Totally have you added, and, if I have it right, invited. :3

We need more players! This is an awesomenifty strategy game!

Wolfenswan
20-02-2012, 02:08 PM
I pre-ordered it from Gamersgate thinking it would include Beta access. Well... it doesn't. So I'm anxiously awaiting the official release.

And by all means use the Mumble Server, it's for all RPS gaming groups. You can create channels for different games on the fly as well.

Nullkigan
20-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Yeah, I've been playing a few games.

Never lost as Pact (except the first game where I literally could not figure out the controls), with 2 draws and 5 wins. Even the worst game where the enemy had sniper-artillery somehow ended up in a draw. Never won as NATO. T-72s are just too hard to kill, even for Acc 10 AP 11 ATGMs. *

* May be filthy lies, but Pact certainly does feel easier to play as. A couple of T62s and Tunguskas are basically unbeatable in a head-on fight.

If you have the Gamersgate/IGN 15% Discount, that should stack with the 10% preorder bonus. Works out about £7 cheaper than from steam but you have to wait until Thursday to play.

Zyrden
20-02-2012, 03:34 PM
Haven't played much but enjoyed it so far. Even the games where I did 80% of the work :/

JimTheDog
20-02-2012, 05:53 PM
I think PACT attracts slightly more competent players, and the first tank unlock you start with - the T-62 - seems to have better variants than the leopard line.

*Shrugs*

ANYWAY. I am enjoying it immensely and look forward to playing games with/against you guys soon. :3

JimTheDog
20-02-2012, 11:41 PM
Just had a great time playing tonight with Nullkigan and Dragon, with voice on the RPS mumble server. Much appreciated, guys. Very fun night. :3

Nullkigan
20-02-2012, 11:49 PM
You are scarily good at the game.

Also Iglas are so much better than Strelas it's almost unreal.

JimTheDog
21-02-2012, 09:00 AM
You are scarily good at the game.

Also Iglas are so much better than Strelas it's almost unreal.

*Buffs fingernails.* Every dog has his day. >.>

AndraCavanagh
23-02-2012, 02:46 AM
Yeah, I've been playing a few games.

http://www.slowliving.info/song3.jpghttp://www.slowliving.info/song2.jpg
http://www.twogame.net/2.jpg

Kevin Bacon
23-02-2012, 11:31 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/rpstalin


I took the liberty of creating a steam group for us to use. Chuck me your steam ID, Jim, and I'll make you admin. I just figured it's handy for organizing games with the event system and nice to hang around in the group chat if you want to ask for games

JimTheDog
23-02-2012, 11:43 AM
That's a good plan. I am the very obvious one who just joined the group. >.>

TimA
23-02-2012, 01:56 PM
I just got the game this morning. Only played one game so I don't really know what I'm doing, but I joined the steam group for MP funtimes.

edit: I'm Just a Pigeon.

JimTheDog
23-02-2012, 04:29 PM
Okay. Given that this is all POPULAR AND STUFF, let's have a little meet and greet tonight at seven PM UK time. Details are in the steam group --> http://steamcommunity.com/groups/rpstalin

Basically, we will probably mess around with multiplayer, talk, and generally be social while engaging in cold war.

It's probably a good idea to be able to use voice comms, and the ARMA guys have a guide for that here --> http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?2515-README-Mumble-VOIP-for-Arma-2-and-other-games

(The Wargame European Escalation room is waaaay near the bottom of the mumble server lists.)

JimTheDog
23-02-2012, 09:50 PM
Quick note of thanks to those who came by, and I enjoyed myself, as I hope the rest of you did. :3 (Sorry for stealing all your deployment zones.)

TimA
24-02-2012, 07:54 AM
I had fun! It's a great game, love the balance between such a simple UI and the more realistic... umm.. realism. It's going to take a bit of effort for me to get good at, which is a good thing. Need to start learning these units (and a bit of patience).

Stevo
24-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Joined up there ! Hope to see people in game.

Wolfenswan
24-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Playing the Single Player for a bit I have to say this game is delightfully difficult. SImilar to playing RUSE on hard but the AI appears to be more competent. There are some ways to cheese missions though they still are far from a cakewalk.

That playing the SP allows one to unlock MP vehicles is imho a great design decision.

Stevo
24-02-2012, 05:22 PM
Playing the Single Player for a bit I have to say this game is delightfully difficult. SImilar to playing RUSE on hard but the AI appears to be more competent. There are some ways to cheese missions though they still are far from a cakewalk.

That playing the SP allows one to unlock MP vehicles is imho a great design decision.

I was actually quite surprised by the AI. They do a bit of everything and actually feel quite competent using their troops. Iv had Russians zerg me with MI24s then fall back as they see my AA hammer at them only for them to then unleash some tanks and BRDS to test my defences. They also love to flank on a large scale! Personally I love using infantry which may seem odd to some players who feel that you need to be all armour to get anywhere but the flexibility you obtain with saying send two squads of SAS up onto a key strategic location (obviously a forest!) and being able to harass enemy movements is just great!

The game pretty much feels like an open book in it's way of approaching battles and I like that. Now need to build a NATO deck that suits me, fast movement with precise hitting.

On my first ranked game I scouted well with Gazelles (though I know they aren't great recon units it's just a bad habit of mine) and was able to locate my enemy's main force in a northern capture zone. With this information I moved my main force to his east through forests and managed to burst through destroying his force there and then. That's when I learned my first lesson, don't push too hard if you can't see what is ahead of you and when you have to resupply. Unwisely I pushed ahead hoping to get a quick victory getting into his FOB and destroying it, sadly I was met with a Hind spam (which I dealt with quite well) and finally some T-54s did the most damage to my force. I retreated to the area I had just captured and tried to regroup. Then I learned another hard lesson, infantry in forests vs armour = world of pain. Lost 4 Leopards due to my incompetence in unit placement. Eventually he won on points difference (1500 to my 1400 something). I dominated in control points taken but this seemed to account for nothing!


Anyone have any preferred strategies they find usefull? How many command vehicles would you spawn for a routine 1500 match?

Nullkigan
24-02-2012, 05:50 PM
Anyone have any preferred strategies they find usefull? How many command vehicles would you spawn for a routine 1500 match?

I usually do one CV plus 2 inf AA, 4 inf ATGM, 4 inf rifles, 4 medium tanks and 3 scouts to start with, then build on that depending on the foe/terrain. Usually runs to 800-100 points.

Remember that you don't need to destroy FOBs, if you can capture them with a couple of infantry units those infantry are almost immortal until the supplies run out. Instead kill command vehicles in reinforcement sectors - that way the opponent HAS to respond with a significant shift of their forces.

T-55 and T-34 rushes are hard to counter because each vehicle costs only 15 points. However, they generally lack machineguns (so infantry will win) and can't keep up with the ROF of autocannons like those on the Marder I. You really can't afford to commit an equivalent points value of AMX-32 or Patton RISE tanks to that sort of fight as they'll be in your rear armour before you can kill them all.

Don't forget to leave at least two AA and two inf units to guard your base, especially if you have an arty heavy build. A zippo or T55-PzkmpfFlm can really help clear up any infantry infestations. As do sappers/combat engineers. If there is a forested reinforcement point CAPTURE IT AND STICK FLAMERS EVERYWHERE, the enemy will be unable to shift you except through massing several hundred points of artillery.

I'm terrible, though.

TimA
24-02-2012, 06:17 PM
Ok I love this game.

Put a good few more hours in today and I'm slowly getting used to things. My favourite thing at the moment is having lots of artillery, scouting out positions and following up with a few tanks. Had an amazing game before where someone sent a load of Delta force to our base and the sneaky buggers caused all kinds of havoc. Great fun.

edit: I won't be around for MP tonight, it's BF3 this evening with my friends.

Zyrden
24-02-2012, 09:51 PM
Any advice on how to clear a well defended area?
I had one 3v3 match where we eventually controlled the entire map except their initial zone, which had plentiful forests and was on a hill. Having tons of points I figured I'd just steamroll them with mass tanks and infantry. Suffice to say, it didn't go so well. My allies fared no better, simply feeding them points by advancing into that mess. They won the game because of that one place.
The only tactic I can think of is buying expensive artillery units and leveling the zone. I know I get scared and want to move my units when I see the shells/rockets streaming in.
Oh yeah, and as me and Wolfenstein found out today, you lose if you have no command vehicles. I had no idea.

JimTheDog
24-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Well, what you can do is remove the point behind holding that area.

EG: If he's trying to take it to gather resource points, find a section of the zone you can defend, and stick a command unit there.

If he's trying to take it to keep himself reinforced, attack the base of the reinforcement arrow, and defend there.

However, the best method, by far, is to work out the situation he's weak to. Most typically, because he isn't moving, this is artillery. Best method is to figure out hwere he's got his AA, hit that so it's stunned, and then strike at it with ATGM helicopters. Then it's a slow process of picking off his defenses bit by bit.

Wolfenswan
25-02-2012, 01:26 PM
Random Note:
You can neutralize the enemy's control of a sector by parking one of your own vehicles in there. With parking more CO vehicles than your enemy you'll take the sector for yourself.

Stevo
25-02-2012, 02:20 PM
Besides the CP that allow re-enforcements to enter at a different zone what is the point of capturing zones? It's a odd one because I played a game last night and rushed two zones one with my main force and the other with a single Command Unit. The other guy just spawned a load of MI24's and went a long convoluted route to my base and picked off the the Command Units. Felt a bit cheap and really anti strategy.

Wolfenswan
25-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Each CP gives you it's points every 4 second which whom you can buy new units.

Against spams/rushes you have to recon early, spread out and buy the best counter. MI-24s are evil but expensive and a few AA-missiles can pick them off.

Patrick Swayze
25-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Feel free to add SCARLET WOLF people.

I need people to play with who dont QUIT QUIT QUIT QUIT SO MANY QUITTERS ARRRRGH

Edlennion
26-02-2012, 03:04 AM
I just got this game, and it's awesome! Took me a while to figure out what was going on, but I think I understand the basics now.

I've joined the steam group, hopefully I'll see some of you in multiplayer over the next few days!

I suck at the moment though :(

Stevo
26-02-2012, 08:29 PM
Talk about carried.

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/506891565226938135/AB8EE2FE0B17C253D993BBD29A337FCF3FC4D7E4/

JimTheDog
28-02-2012, 11:32 PM
Quick query, for those interested - any particular night of the week (Euro) preferable for getting together? There are a couple of other clans knocking around we could go and throw rocks/papers/scissors at. (Or busts of Stalin.)

Wolfenswan
29-02-2012, 06:19 PM
895

bragging rights.

I'm online most nights and in the afk channel in mumble so i don't really have any preference. I suggest using the announcement function of the steam group for any events.

in other news i'm fairly in love with the Buratinos. They are cute little things, a bit like my first MLRS by fisher price but do they pack a punch. This is from a single salvo that stunned a whole lot of other things too.
896

JimTheDog
01-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Tomorrow (Friday) night, 7pm. We shall do warfare. Do it for the tanks. They love you.

Wolfenswan
02-03-2012, 01:46 PM
There's a freeform event (http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2658) on sunday by the way. Unfortunately at the same time as our ARMA 2 FOLK session...

Wolfenswan
07-03-2012, 08:56 PM
New patch has been released:
http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3108

Wolfenswan
13-04-2012, 06:54 PM
http://www.wargame-ee.com/index.php?rub=news-infos&id=110

New Update has been released, bringing 7player comp stomp and new maps. Def. willing to try that one out.

Oatbag
13-04-2012, 07:50 PM
2-3 command, i think the top guys only use 2. Most shift their whole force to one of the middle reinforce zones, plus command of one of the 4 pt. zones. I sometime use 3 if I'm going to play defensively, and they basically try to out-economy the other guy - meaning that I don't need to hunt down his forces, I just need to be earning points faster, and then reinforcing and covering flanks faster than he can build up an attacking force.

Wolfenswan
13-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Starting some skirmish now. Join us in mumble and online.

thebigJ_A
14-04-2012, 02:52 AM
I just bought this, even though I've never been a multiplayer gamer. What have I done? I don't play with other people, I've never even pushed the mic on my headset down in front of my mouth. I barely know how to use Skype.

Oh dear.

JimTheDog
14-04-2012, 10:59 AM
Oh shoot. ^^; I kind of got caught up in other things and forgot all about this. Would anyone like to take over coordination duties for Rock Paper Stalin?

Head
14-04-2012, 12:37 PM
hah,no

im up for some death to random folks of the internets tonight tho

Alethron
14-04-2012, 03:26 PM
I'm up for Wargame multiplayer goodness, please give me a shout on steam if anyone wants to play, my steam name is the same - Alethron.

Easy
14-04-2012, 05:06 PM
I caved in and bought the game. The RPSt group has been joined.

Bobtree
14-04-2012, 05:15 PM
Again reposting: There’s a supply/repair bug with the new patch. They made repairs slower, but did not decrease the rate of supply consumption proportionally, so units taking a long time to repair will suck up a LOT more supplies than they ought to.

This is a game breaking issue, IMHO. I certainly won't be attempting the final campaign mission again while it's in effect.

It should be fixed very soon, maybe Monday.

There are some problems with the new maps too, and it's likely they'll be addressed.

Rossi
15-04-2012, 05:36 PM
Late to the party! I got the game yesterday :)

Im up for a bit of multiplayer :)

Rossi
15-04-2012, 05:40 PM
My steam name is [TGUK] Rossi

DWZippy
16-04-2012, 07:59 PM
My Wargame name is Darkwingstalker

totally new, please invite me to group. Haven't even played yet, but about to remedy that.

Eucliwood
17-04-2012, 06:08 AM
Hi everyone,
My Steam ID is Eucliwood (http://steamcommunity.com/id/Eucliwood/). I'm a totally newbie in Wargame EE, however, I found this game very interesting and would like to have some advisors to teach me the arts to "master" it.

Pleased to meet all of you.

mentor07825
24-04-2012, 06:34 PM
I wish to join in on this. I got the game recently and I'm enjoying it immensely :) my Steam name and in-game name is mentor07825.

See you guys in the lines :)

coldvvvave
24-04-2012, 06:38 PM
Not buying unless there is a Soviet or WP campaign.

Tell me there is a Soviet SP campaign.

Inverselaw
24-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Its actualy 4 short campaigns 2 nato side 2 pact side.

First is a east german west german conflict that spreads and you play a west german commander

Second is civil unrest in Czechoslovakia and you play pact (initialy enemy are Pact but then Nato gets involved)

Third is Russia thinks that Able Archer 83 is an invasion and thus attack first (you play an american commander)

Last one you are a vengefull Russian commander after the nukes have fallen.

Bobtree
25-04-2012, 07:47 PM
I know RTS games are not typically played for their stories, but that's a very big spoiler.

I liked the campaigns quite a lot, though some missions are much better than others, and there are some good objective twists that vary the gameplay in interesting ways (like evacuating units in one mission which then make up your sole deployable forces in the next). They're also plenty generous with the command stars, but I took the minimalist approach of trying to pick just the right units for the job and using as few and as low-powered units as I could manage with and preserve, which was ultimately quite satisfying. The ends of the last couple campaigns get quite tough though, and I was glad to have the serious tanks and helis saved for these battles. Importantly, the start of each campaign is also a TO&E (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_Organization_and_Equipment) reset, so you get a fresh pool of units, though what's available depends on the mission and generally expands as you go.

Wolfenswan
26-04-2012, 12:53 PM
A couple of great guides for W:EE. Read them if you're new (and if you aren't read them anyway):

Your guide to hedgerows and forests. (http://www.gamereplays.org/community/index.php?showtopic=876096)

(http://sound-of-words.tumblr.com/post/19176728332/playing-with-randoms-a-wargame-ee-guide-part-1)Playing With Randoms - A Wargame: EE Guide (http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3344)
(http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3344)
Logistics Guide (http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4988)

Infantry Guides: Pact (http://wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4440) & Nato (http://wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4134).

Loving the Rush: How to turn enemy rushes into easy victories (http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3821).

Index of published guides.


(http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4066)Also @Jim:Can you transfer the ingame-powers for the RPS guild to someone else?

mentor07825
26-04-2012, 01:54 PM
A couple of great guides for W:EE. Read them if you're new:

Your guide to hedgerows and forests. (http://www.gamereplays.org/community/index.php?showtopic=876096)

(http://sound-of-words.tumblr.com/post/19176728332/playing-with-randoms-a-wargame-ee-guide-part-1)Playing With Randoms - A Wargame: EE Guide (http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3344)
(http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3344)
Logistics Guide (http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4988)

Index of published guides.


(http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4066)Also @Jim:Can you transfer the ingame-powers for the RPS guild to someone else?

Good guides, thank you!

sound-of-words
26-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Hi,

I wrote the "Playing with Randoms" guides. There is also another good guide from a (guestwriter) friend of mine I want to point out: Forests and Hedgerows (http://sound-of-words.tumblr.com/post/20909377017/words-wee-guide-of-forests-and-hedgerows)

More importantly, I'm organizing the first Escalation Series tournament this Saturday. Registration is open until midnight (CET) today! So head over to the announcement and register asap (http://sound-of-words.tumblr.com/post/21341856190/wargame-escalation-series-opening-moves)!

Also, join the Escalation Series Steam group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/WargameEscalationSeries) for upcoming tournament news.

Wolfenswan
26-04-2012, 04:45 PM
Uh that sounds indeed tasty. I'll consider it when I get home.

Edit:
Balls, the tournament is at roughly 0.00 my time. I'll be hardly able to make that.

Sweedums
26-04-2012, 08:54 PM
Just joined the steam group. having a lot of fun with this game, playing it with my housemates. i might not be on for a few days though, as my final project (3rd year at uni) is due on monday, so maybe after that.

currently playing PACT, love BMP 685's and my trusty infantry spamming :D

Wolfenswan
26-04-2012, 09:26 PM
I've tried writing you (and several others) but no one answered :(

Btw. we have a RPS mumble server we usually use to communicate things in TvT games and other chatter.

EOT
27-04-2012, 07:56 AM
I've tried writing you (and several others) but no one answered :(

Btw. we have a RPS mumble server we usually use to communicate things in TvT games and other chatter.


Sorry duder. I know you tried to contact me a couple of times (Blastvader) but I've either been at work or Uni the last couple of weeks (in fact I'm just leaving the latter right now at 0800hrs) my near constant Steam-online...ness is due to the fact that I'm just too lazy to turn my bloody PC off.

BTW...the second mission in single player kicked my arse :/ I think I'm too tired for this game at the moment.

JimTheDog
27-04-2012, 02:30 PM
*Gets led to stand in front of a pockmarked brick wall, blindfolded.*

*Smokes cigarette.*

*Pauses.*

WAIT! I can still play once in awhile! And I was really good at some stage! Let me live!

(Wolfenswan has successfully overthrown my regime. RP:Stalin is now under his dictatorial control.)

Wolfenswan
27-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Most excellent. I humbly accept my new role as the servant of the people.

Everyone else:
If you want to join our in game RPS group just add Wolfenswan to your friends.

CherryPhosphate
27-04-2012, 04:32 PM
Just added myself to the Steam group - salutations all.

I'm not exactly great at the game but I do fight to the bloody end unlike half the public players it seems ... some versus matches tonight would be good if anyone fancies schooling me in the ways of the cold war.

W0nk0
05-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Hey guys,

I've been a passive fan of RPS for ages, and just today fully realized there's an active community around the site. Awesome. And since I also play WGEE and like it a lot, I joined the RPS forums and would like to be part of your elusive WGEE group. I'm sad that the game seems to have started dying already, going by the "players online" numbers.. So maybe with the help of you guys, I can get some more nights of great MP fights out of it before everyone abandons ship!

Besides liking WGEE, I loved Company of Heroes in the past, am playing a lot of World Of Tanks (like, >10k battles lot of) and like strategy stuff in general when it's not too fast. I'm too old to compete with 14-year-olds cranking out 160 clicks per minute.

W0nk0

Wolfenswan
15-05-2012, 01:25 PM
Phil's piece gave me the Wargame vibes again. I'd love to have some 4v4 RPS games either against randoms or against each other. Unfortunately I don't have mod rights in the Steam group, otherwise we could get an event going.

Anyone else interested? Maybe one of the next weekends?

Wild Marker
15-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Anyone else interested? Maybe one of the next weekends?

Well now with Diablo showing up, it's gonna be hard, I don't think there will many chances this weekend. But yeah, we should should be able to coordinate a small group to play. I haven't touched the game in a while but I still want to play it, otherwise I'm wasting a great game (and 40 dollars).

Ideally, we could have someone record the whole thing, it would probably help draw attention.

Wolfenswan
15-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Ideally, we could have someone record the whole thing, it would probably help draw attention.

Can do. I've finally upgraded my youtube account so i don't have to cut any video into bloody 15 minute bits.

Antares
15-05-2012, 03:32 PM
I'm in. I barely even played this game despite how promising it looked, and now that it's been out for a while I'm afraid to play again and end up getting mauled by the veterans.

I must warn you that I am a certified terribad, though. My only MP match to date ended in a most embarassing defeat to heli spam and the campaign is kicking my ass.

Easy
15-05-2012, 04:14 PM
I'm in too, trick is to coordinate. I suck, but I don't mind it so much when playing with other rps'ers...

edit: also added you as friend Wolf

Sp4rkR4t
15-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Ok, going to practice a bit before going online with this as it's been so long since a decent RTS was out I seem to have forgotten what to do. I'm UncertainGod on that steamy thing.

purdz
15-05-2012, 09:22 PM
Hey,

So yeah I'm one of the Rock Paper Stalin members some of you may have already played with me or against me as I was playing quite a bit when the game came out. Haven't had the time recently due to work and life, you know those boring things!

Anyways just saying i'll be interested in playing a few games with you guys again add me in game with the name "snipes" or add me on steam under the name snipes.beans (you can find me in the RPStalin group)

If you need help with the multiplayer side of the game I really recommend checking out the Wargame forums too and also watching a few replays. A guy called Selkares on YouTube is also worth a watch.

Wolfenswan
16-05-2012, 12:30 AM
I now have mod-rights for the Rock,Paper,Stalin Group so I can organize an event.
I'm gone for a week from tomorrow on but hopefully we can get something going afterwards (or by all me means get something going without me, as long as this group gets a bit more organized :D ).

A 5v5 RPS match would be great.

TheVoom
16-05-2012, 01:30 AM
So I recently bought this. Am interested in stomping the comp. (Don't care for versus).

How badly would an utterly clueless n00b ruin the game? Since I am very shy of going on multiplayer.

Edlennion
16-05-2012, 01:34 AM
I got this at release and joined the Steam group then real life took over and I never played. So, when I have time again (in a couple of weeks) I'd be up for playing some multiplayer/comp-stomps if anyone's still playing then.

Just to warn you, I've only played the first couple of missions, so I'm terrible at the moment...

DWZippy
16-05-2012, 01:35 AM
not too badly at all. Hell, I manage to play a fair amount [I'd recommend steering clear of VS. Wolfenswan plays there. He makes the jungles come alive.]

Crazy_Gweilo
16-05-2012, 09:14 AM
I'm keen for a game of this. Wolfenswan I'll add you as soon as I get back, but I'm on Hong Kong (GMT+8 hours) so I'm not sure if any of you will be awake the same time as me.

sound-of-words
16-05-2012, 06:51 PM
The next Escalation Series tournament is happening this Saturday by the way. Head over to the announcement (http://sound-of-words.tumblr.com/post/22849893066/escalation-series-continues-next-tournament-on-may-19) to check out the format and how to sign up.

The tournament is structured in a way so players with similar skill levels will play each other. No fear of being curbstomped every game or getting eliminated after one game.

TheVoom
16-05-2012, 07:49 PM
I shall definitely have to get some practice in (I've done the tutorial and, er, that's it... A massive iRacing addiction has prevented further venturing) and come play. What I saw blew my tiny mind.

jeansberg
17-05-2012, 01:09 PM
I just registered after I saw this (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/05/15/hey-you-play-games-with-rps-readers-2/). I also joined the Steam group. If you want to add me on Steam or in game I am called jeansberg.

Wolfenswan
22-05-2012, 10:57 PM
Invited you and someone else to the RPS clan.

I've scheduled an event for this Saturday, for roughly 7pm CET (6 BST). Hopefully we can get some bigger games going!

Splatterpus
28-05-2012, 03:34 PM
hey everybody, I've just started up with W:EE but i have a lot of experience in related fields.
I'd love to get into some good games when i've familiarized myself with the game and i have added Wolfenswan :)

mentor07825
28-05-2012, 03:47 PM
Wolfenswan in game or in Steam? Already a part of the RPS group in game :) Missed the last event though, hope to make it to the next one this weekend!!

Wolfenswan
28-05-2012, 05:05 PM
Wolfenswan in game or in Steam?


both. 10char.



Edit:
I just had the best game ever. They (Pact) spammed like no tomorrow and my pubbie-teammates weren't reacting accordingly (give ground etc.). Were were more than 2000 points behind but I managed with only a few units of paratroopers and other stuff to ninja our way to victory, destroying all their CUs and all they needed to win were 20 more points.

Here's the replay. (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27432883/save_28_05_2012_009.wargamerpl) I didn't play particularly well at the beginning, loosing too many units etc. But i made it up at the end.

mentor07825
28-05-2012, 05:06 PM
both. 10char.

Cheers! 10charthingy

mentor07825
28-05-2012, 05:55 PM
Edit:
I just had the best game ever. They (Pact) spammed like no tomorrow and my pubbie-teammates weren't reacting accordingly (give ground etc.). Were were more than 2000 points behind but I managed with only a few units of paratroopers and other stuff to ninja our way to victory, destroying all their CUs and all they needed to win were 20 more points.

Here's the replay. (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27432883/save_28_05_2012_009.wargamerpl) I didn't play particularly well at the beginning, loosing too many units etc. But i made it up at the end.

That's awesome! I'll watch the replay on Friday, at college at the moment. I had a similar round as well, but we lost. I never really used infantry before, I just can't seem to use them well. I had an amazing round though over the weekend where me and a teammate managed to get the opposing team to rage quit. It was the best teamwork I've ever had.

Big D
13-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Hi all,

I am a complete n00b when it come to games like this but after reading reviews I thought I would give it a go. If I can work out how to sign up to the group on Steam I will be available for ass whoopings and total beatings.

p.s: Steam name: muttsknutts

Kevin
14-06-2012, 08:14 PM
After a couple of comp stomps and forays into multiplayer (with roughly equal level teams) and a very helpful level 70+ player giving me some pointers with NATO, I think I've reached a point in which I'm not a complete liability. If you RPS guys want to hit me up, my game name is "Agiel."

SandmanXC
06-07-2012, 11:57 AM
Are people still playing this? I'm quite tempted to buy it during the weekend sale.

Borklund
07-07-2012, 10:03 AM
I bought it, love it, and want to play more of it! Add me on Steam and/or in the game; Borklund.

SaintElmo
07-07-2012, 10:32 AM
Same same, love it and playing my way through Campaign right now.
If you're up for a game, add me. crazycorsair

W0nk0
08-07-2012, 01:47 PM
I got back into it since the new DLC came out - free! - which has the really nice new "conquest mode" in it. Makes for a very nice new dynamic. Still highly recommended! If the community would have stayed more active, I would play this a LOT more.

Edit: Feel free to add me as well. I don't completely suck, but far from being pro as well. W0nk0 (with zeroes) on Steam, with a scarred tank front as the avatar..

Wolfenswan
08-07-2012, 01:50 PM
We had some nice matches on Saturday and I'll see schedule some more events on the Weekends. Any suggestions for other dates welcome.

mike
08-07-2012, 06:53 PM
I played this game a lot in the beta but never really played it after it was released. If somebody needs a L1 sparring partner add "mike" in W:EE, or find me in the ARPS steam group

Alethron
09-07-2012, 08:18 AM
I'll try and make it for some WEE if you're playing, I haven't had a chance to try the new mode yet. Give me a shout on steam; same name: Alethron.

Wolfenswan
09-07-2012, 11:36 AM
Yesterday, Patton and Stalin on a motorbike defeated Hitler.

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559820538342634744/2DD88E3DA244D6CFA3F7F5B9C18CD0961CC587BD/

Borklund
09-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Is there a way to report someone for their user name? I mean, that was just surreal. The name, the picture... Good lord.

Wolfenswan
09-07-2012, 03:23 PM
Is there a way to report someone for their user name? I mean, that was just surreal. The name, the picture... Good lord.

it should be his Steam profile, so...

Wafflynumber
10-07-2012, 01:57 PM
Got this yesterday, still have no idea what im doing. Its fun though! Im wafflynumber in-game so feel free to add me!

Crazyguy
11-07-2012, 09:58 AM
hey i got this a couple days before release never noticed the rps people playing it. im mccrazydude in game, average skill id say. pm me, but mention rps so know who you are

Wolfenswan
12-07-2012, 09:35 PM
I've set up an event for saturday, at roughly 7CET. If you can't hop on mumble we can use the Steam group groupchat but mumble would be prefered. Mumble details here: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?2515-README-Mumble-VOIP-for-Arma-2-and-other-games

JimTheDog
14-07-2012, 06:12 PM
Well, Wolfenswan is le tired~, so it's up to the rest of us to LAUNCH ZE MISSILES.

Find me in Mumble. :3

JimTheDog
14-07-2012, 07:07 PM
Aw, no takers? :< Maybe next week...

W0nk0
14-07-2012, 09:56 PM
Aw, no takers? :< Maybe next week...

Sorry, I couldn't make it. So many Steam Sales to read reviews and ask friends about to see if they are worth getting. Still very much interested however!

BokChoy
17-07-2012, 06:48 PM
Just picked it up :D anyone up for a few rounds?

SuperÜ
19-07-2012, 03:52 PM
Just got this game in steam sale, the single player has been pretty fun so far. Can't wait to join in some MP action!

JimTheDog
19-07-2012, 08:08 PM
I'm up for some W:EE tonight. :3 I'll be sitting around in mumble for a few hours, pleae join me!

JimTheDog
19-07-2012, 11:54 PM
Quite good fun playing with Mike and SuperU tonight.

Highlights include a crazy dash to hold Hamburger Hill (the double-4-zone one) and being SUPER BADASS, and then another match in which we did far less well and got scooped up like ice cream. ;_;

mike
20-07-2012, 01:59 PM
I blame the 2 level 100+ players for that shameful loss :)

But thanks to those games I gained 28 command points, so I better make a new deck.

JimTheDog
20-07-2012, 03:51 PM
I'm thinking I might see about meeting up with some of you folks on mumble again tonight. Any takers? :3

SuperÜ
20-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Im in again!

JimTheDog
20-07-2012, 10:34 PM
Once more an enjoyable night! Huzzah!

mike
20-07-2012, 10:55 PM
And we even won a few times! :P

JimTheDog
21-07-2012, 10:12 PM
Some fantastic games tonight, especially of note being a 1v1 with Hawk Silk that resulted in a DRAW. (And also Super ROFLCOPTERING along in a match we were _trying_ to bail out of.)

Wolfenswan
21-07-2012, 11:20 PM
Hit me up on steam when you're gaming. I'm usually up for a match whenever.

SuperÜ
22-07-2012, 02:57 PM
I kicked those 3 guys asses with my 40+ Cobras and 10 apache!

RedDawn141
01-09-2012, 08:15 AM
Anyone still playing? Up for a game?

Wolfenswan
25-09-2012, 11:54 PM
I'm reviving this thread as the game's currently on sale (http://store.steampowered.com/app/58610) and a new free DLC has been released, including a new map and a new game mode.

Anyone up for a friendly stomping of either each other or the AI?

mentor07825
26-09-2012, 05:17 PM
I'm always up for a game wolf!

Cosm
27-09-2012, 05:31 AM
Just picked this game up, and it seems awesome, like a mix between World in Conflict and Total War. Only played one match online so far and did awful, but the guy on my team was really cool and just sort of taught me how to play. Hope the rest of the community is that nice, haha.

I'd be down for some friendly matches sometime, just add me on Steam.

JimTheDog
10-01-2013, 10:45 PM
Bump! (But the people I am bumping this for should make a new thread.)

Grizzly
11-01-2013, 09:46 PM
Bump! (But the people I am bumping this for should make a new thread.)

We already got bumped around enough with your artillery strikes :P.

JimTheDog
12-01-2013, 09:05 AM
We already got bumped around enough with your artillery strikes :P.

It was only eight tubes! That's hardly spam!

Strazz
28-01-2013, 08:19 PM
You guys still playing? I haven't done any multi-player yet and was hoping to join one of your games.

Quinbones
10-02-2013, 06:44 PM
I am also curious as to whether you glorious chaps are still fighting the good fight?

cyberpunkdreams
14-02-2013, 11:49 PM
I'm also wondering if people are still playing? I challenged myself to get all the command stars from all the single player operations before starting MP, and I'm not far off that now...

Zapt
15-02-2013, 12:06 PM
I occasionally go back to this game, I really really like the 'look&feel', but I always end up completely frustrated by how insanely difficult the SP missions are and just give up.

cyberpunkdreams
15-02-2013, 03:43 PM
I occasionally go back to this game, I really really like the 'look&feel', but I always end up completely frustrated by how insanely difficult the SP missions are and just give up.

They definitely get easier as you gain experience and work out what combination of units to put in a group for different purposes, etc. Working out recon and supply properly were a big issue for me. The missions are still pretty tough though, and usually take me a fair few tries each, especially to get all the bonus objectives!

Zapt
16-02-2013, 10:20 PM
Well I guess it can be 'gamed' in a way with some creative unit formation, but there is some real funky stuff going on within the battle execution.
A single BMP-1 just took out 3 of my M1's at 3k in a straight duel, ok, lets give it that one. But the T-62 that took out 4 stationary Bradleys that were hidden deep within a forest? Stuff like that just makes me quit and give it another month.

It's a fun game, I just never feel as though I'm fighting on an even footing or even remotely close to some kind of realism, or real world unit capabilities. :)

cyberpunkdreams
22-02-2013, 01:43 AM
I wasn't really talking about trying to game the system... I wouldn't really know how! I just meant more like, for an offensive group, making sure you have a core of heavy armour, with good recon, support, etc. I can normally complete a SP mission without losing any important (above ~80 deployment cost) unit now (although admittedly not on the first try!), through making use of properly balanced groups of units, using units appropriately, heavy use of flanking tactics and making sure that everything is kept well supplied.Your experiences do sound kind of weird though... I don't think I've ever had anything that extreme (annoying, yes, but that's different). Remember that unit experience counts for a massive amount though (maybe too much?), and protecting the more experienced units in your battle group is really important.And as to whether the game reflects real unit capabilities... well, I not enough of a military buff to say to be honest! Overall it feels a lot more realistic than a lot of other games though.

coldice
26-02-2013, 10:08 PM
Hey, nice to see that there is still some activity here :) I just joined the rps steam group and I'm looking for some nice w:ee games. When are you guys usually up for a game?

cyberpunkdreams
26-02-2013, 10:17 PM
Hey, nice to see that there is still some activity here :) I just joined the rps steam group and I'm looking for some nice w:ee games. When are you guys usually up for a game?

I'm still on my mission to get all the command points available in SP mode. Not long to go now! Just the Big Mistake campaign and one or two other missions that I left slightly incomplete.

Strazz
26-02-2013, 11:26 PM
I've still got a few missions to complete in the single-player campaign. I tried out multi-player for the first time yesterday and was floored by how many command stars I got considering I was the lowest scoring player in the game -- 34 stars for dealing a little less than 2000 points of damage. That's a lot more than the 16 points you can get for completing Ride of the Black Horse in the Fatal Error campaign.

cyberpunkdreams
26-02-2013, 11:32 PM
I've still got a few missions to complete in the single-player campaign. I tried out multi-player for the first time yesterday and was floored by how many command stars I got considering I was the lowest scoring player in the game -- 34 stars for dealing a little less than 2000 points of damage. That's a lot more than the 16 points you can get for completing Ride of the Black Horse in the Fatal Error campaign.

I mainly challenged myself to get all the command stars in all the SP missions because I was whipping through them pretty quickly (well, I was once I'd de-n00bed myself). It makes the game much harder and more satisfying, and I think it's already made a massive difference to my skill level. You can kind of game some of the harder optional goals by doing the mission several times, focusing on each goal in turn, but I've tried to avoid that as much as I can. The time limit objectives are always tough though.

Anyway, I just completed the last Warlord mission (missing 3 command points, I'll have to return to it) after quite a few attempts. Onto Fatal Mistake.

Grizzly
27-02-2013, 09:18 AM
I've still got a few missions to complete in the single-player campaign. I tried out multi-player for the first time yesterday and was floored by how many command stars I got considering I was the lowest scoring player in the game -- 34 stars for dealing a little less than 2000 points of damage. That's a lot more than the 16 points you can get for completing Ride of the Black Horse in the Fatal Error campaign.

It's mainly because the EXP you get is relevant to hte level of other players. If you fight against the highest level player in the game as the lowest level player, and somehow manage to lose just barely, you get tons of XP.

Also, the multiplayer in general is much more fun then the sp imo. Faster paced and not all that difficult. You also gain XP for losing, so losing feels like a learning experience instead of a waste of time like failing the SP missions ocasionally feel like.

coldice
27-02-2013, 04:31 PM
I mainly challenged myself to get all the command stars in all the SP missions because I was whipping through them pretty quickly (well, I was once I'd de-n00bed myself). It makes the game much harder and more satisfying, and I think it's already made a massive difference to my skill level. You can kind of game some of the harder optional goals by doing the mission several times, focusing on each goal in turn, but I've tried to avoid that as much as I can. The time limit objectives are always tough though.

Anyway, I just completed the last Warlord mission (missing 3 command points, I'll have to return to it) after quite a few attempts. Onto Fatal Mistake.

Jeah I tried to complete all secondary objectives when I played the missions the first time, which made me restart quite a lot after the first few minutes.. but some goals are really hard, especially the time-limits. However, after playing some multiplayer against AI, I finally started playing online matches, and even though some people tend to leave immidiately when they see my lvl, it's a LOT more fun in there =). You get tons of exp, like Grizzly said (just got 46 command points after two rounds), and playing against real enemies always makes more fun. The online community seems to be very nice, there are a lot of "polite" players.

mrchinchin25
27-02-2013, 07:04 PM
I'm up for a few games of this sometime as well. Just been on my first MP match, got beaten horribly although I did manage to outscore my team mate! haha-Small Victory!

Now to spend those stars!

Grizzly
27-02-2013, 07:09 PM
As a side note, playing MP against hard AI also gives you exp, another way to boost those command points.

mrchinchin25
27-02-2013, 07:10 PM
As a side note, playing MP against hard AI also gives you exp, another way to boost those command points.

Really?! That might be a nice easy way to grind some extra things out!

coldice
27-02-2013, 11:13 PM
Really?! That might be a nice easy way to grind some extra things out!

You'll get some XP, but just a very small amount compared to mp with human enemies. It will depend on your time spent as well as your perofrmance, with a friend of me we got like 100 XP after 1h game win against hard AI.
I got like 900 XP after a 25 minute MP game against real opponents and about 2000 or so against opponents with a lvl much greater than mine. so bottom line: mp pays off for a noob, even if you loose.

cyberpunkdreams
28-02-2013, 12:28 AM
You'll get some XP, but just a very small amount compared to mp with human enemies.

That's quite clever of the developers in fact, as it encourages people to get into MP. I'm not far off completely my quest to get all the command points, and I'd definitely be up for some games then. The match making environment sounds good (for a change), but I'd prefer to play other RPSers, of course!

pepper
28-02-2013, 05:58 PM
I'm up for a game, although I am quite horrible at this game. So anyone that plays with me either will have to suffer my incompetence or abuse it.

Bodge
02-03-2013, 09:46 AM
I will loitering in steam chat again for this, would be up for games of this. WRT singleplayer vs multiplayer, you learn so much more from MP as well as the AI is really rather limited most of the time. Games vs AI can be a tonne of fun too though.

JimTheDog
24-04-2013, 08:54 PM
Are we going to try upgrading this to Wargame: Airland Battle?

cyberpunkdreams
25-04-2013, 12:19 AM
I'm looking forward to it, that's for sure.

I've been playing MP a fair bit recently. Match making's okay, but not the friendliest of environments... any RPS players wanting a game sometime?

Tiax
25-04-2013, 06:56 PM
So, anyone on RPS bought the beta of Airland Battle ? I'd be happy to play with/against friendly people (and all the better if you suck as much as I do).

Patrick Swayze
25-04-2013, 08:32 PM
I'm in the beta!

I played hours of EE in beta but messed up my deck building early on the full game and consequently lost interest.

Aircraft are extremely fun to shoot down but golly gosh if I didn't shit my pants the first time my Challengers got strafed by some pinko tin wings

cyberpunkdreams
25-04-2013, 09:28 PM
I'd be well up for it, but, alas, I can't really afford the expense at the moment, with so many other games sitting unplayed in my Steam account... :/ I guess I'll have to get it when MP switches over fully.

jyden
25-04-2013, 09:31 PM
I'm in the beta as well, so feel free to contact me if I'm online. I'm not awfully great at it though, so don't expect a Sun Tzu-level opponent.

Wolfenswan
26-04-2013, 12:44 AM
I'm in the beta as well and so are quite a few comrades from Folk ARPS (the ARMA guys). We all enjoy a good trashing so feel free to add me on Steam (same as here)

Here's a rather helpful pdf guide to the ALB beta:
http://www.focus-files.com/WargameAB/WARGAME-AB_BETA_INT.pdf

pepper
26-04-2013, 12:14 PM
So do any of you guys still play the original? I would be up for a game, although I'm pretty bad at it.

cyberpunkdreams
26-04-2013, 12:37 PM
So do any of you guys still play the original? I would be up for a game, although I'm pretty bad at it.

Yeah the scene's still very active. It probably will be until the new version's gone commercial.

mrchinchin25
26-04-2013, 03:55 PM
So do any of you guys still play the original? I would be up for a game, although I'm pretty bad at it.

I'd be up for a game, but I am hilariously terrible at it. (Also away this weekend till next week!)

Would love to play with some equally terrible RPS folks tho!

pepper
26-04-2013, 04:39 PM
I'd be up for a game, but I am hilariously terrible at it. (Also away this weekend till next week!)

Would love to play with some equally terrible RPS folks tho!

Excellent! I will add you on Steam and we can meet up sometime soon!

Wolfenswan
28-04-2013, 01:10 PM
We could probably utilize the SteamGroup (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/rpstalin) to get in contact with each other, either using the threads or just loitering in the chat.

sketchseven
28-04-2013, 01:20 PM
Just got gifted the original on Steam - European Escalation that is - and starting to try and get a grip on it. Definitely up for some MP at some point.

jstutters
28-04-2013, 06:11 PM
Just picked up Airland Battles. I'll try and remember to hang around the chat a bit.

mrchinchin25
29-04-2013, 02:10 PM
I've just caved in and bought Airland Battle, installing it now. If anyone fancies a game today let me know!

(I'll be lurking in the Steam chat too...)

jyden
30-04-2013, 03:21 PM
A new patch has been deployed - Deck creation/unlocks are now available in ALB.

Wolfenswan
30-04-2013, 05:33 PM
All these options....

jyden
30-04-2013, 06:01 PM
*Nothing to see here*

cyberpunkdreams
30-04-2013, 10:18 PM
I guess I'm going to find out soon enough, but is there anything much new in the game apart from the aircraft?

jyden
30-04-2013, 10:42 PM
As far as I can tell, they've enabled all units at this point (so there's a fair few number of units).

Wolfenswan
01-05-2013, 02:41 PM
I've scheduled an event for tonight for a spontaneous ALB romp (or W:EE if people are up for it). 8pm EU time/7pm UK time. Let's meet in the RPStalin group chat room and on the in-official RPS mumble.

pepper
01-05-2013, 04:32 PM
I'll be there, although I only have EE, not ALB

mrchinchin25
01-05-2013, 04:49 PM
I'll be there too - would love to play Airland Battleface: The Wargame, but I'm more interested in actually playing anything - so I'm happy to jump on EE too!

cyberpunkdreams
01-05-2013, 05:48 PM
I'm up for something, but I only have EE as well I'm afraid. I can't join in on Mumble either, alas, as I've not got a proper mic set up at the moment...

pepper
01-05-2013, 06:18 PM
I'm up for something, but I only have EE as well I'm afraid. I can't join in on Mumble either, alas, as I've not got a proper mic set up at the moment...

You could always join in and just listen in, I've seen people use it before succesfully.

EDIT: Something got corrupted in my version of EE so steam has decided I need to redownload 7.7Gb. This means I wont be able to join in tonight.

Goodtwist
13-05-2013, 04:25 PM
Any action going on?

cyberpunkdreams
13-05-2013, 05:01 PM
I've been playing regularly.

jstutters
13-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Any action going on?

I'm on fairly regularly (jonny1982 in game). I'm terrible though so I can't promise to be a useful partner/challenging opponent.

luukdeman111
13-05-2013, 08:40 PM
is it just me or are all names in EE changed to question marks? that's pretty annoying if you want to organize a game

pepper
22-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Luuk, maybe a localization error? You might want to check the game files in Steam.

Anyone up for a game sometime soon? I missed out last time because steam decided to redownload all the files. I think this was caused by me intiating the download on my linux partition.

jeansberg
28-05-2013, 02:36 PM
I'm up for playing some Wargame: ALB afternoons/evenings. (European time zones)

purdz
02-06-2013, 01:48 AM
Soooo, I played with you guys once or twice back in the EE days, but comp stomp wasn't my thing. But I will be game for some multiplayer or campaign so yeah. lets play!

Quinbones
02-06-2013, 05:08 PM
I got W:ALB, so add Pvtbones, I almost know what I'm doing!

cyberpunkdreams
02-06-2013, 05:43 PM
I've playing ALB a fair bit. I've just been working through the solo campaigns though. They're pretty good. I'm glad I've done that rather than diving straight into MP, as it's different enough from EE to be confusing at first.

purdz
02-06-2013, 07:59 PM
Yeah i've been learning that too. I got to a farily good standard in EE but my first game in ALB was a bit of a 'oh yeaahhh I remember them' kind of game.

The aircraft are great though, use them wisely and you can really turn a battle, which was what was missing in EE imo.

My ingame name is snipes I'm also still in the rockpaperstalin steam group as snipes.beans I believe from last time.

Would be interested in some 1v1 campaigns or something. Comp Stomp isn't great as the AI is a bit shit.

cyberpunkdreams
03-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Yes, the planes are great, although it's taken some practice not just to get them all killed immediately! The main things that have taken some getting used to are all the little balance tweaks. MBTs seem much tougher, whereas artillery is not nearly so powerful (although still useful). Units seem to rout a lot less but get panicked more easily, etc.

I'm actually finding the solo campaigns quite tough as well (admittedly I turned up the difficulty). Not because the AI is particularly good, but the 20 minute time limit sets a far faster pace than I'm used to from EE. Anyway, yes, I'd be up for some games at some point soon! A two player campaign would be great.

jstutters
03-06-2013, 10:09 AM
I'm steadily adding people as they come up in this thread- jonny1982 in game. I'm mainly up for multiplayer, comp stomps get old fast. I'm enjoying the game, the changes are quite subtle from EE but the whole thing seems to play a lot better. The worst of the unit spamming from EE seems to have gone as well.

purdz
03-06-2013, 11:42 PM
I think the time limit in the campaign is great. At first I thought it was crazy but it really is pushing you to be more clever with your strategies.

There are obviously good draws and bad draws. And knowing when to either hunker down and turn the map into a meatgrinder or go for the jugular is now an actual decision you have to make rather than just throw units at each other until one of you wins.

The points you capture during these draws as well can mean the difference between life and death in the next battle on that map.

cyberpunkdreams
03-06-2013, 11:50 PM
I think the time limit in the campaign is great. At first I thought it was crazy but it really is pushing you to be more clever with your strategies.

There are obviously good draws and bad draws. And knowing when to either hunker down and turn the map into a meatgrinder or go for the jugular is now an actual decision you have to make rather than just throw units at each other until one of you wins.

The points you capture during these draws as well can mean the difference between life and death in the next battle on that map.

I agree absolutely; it just takes some getting used to! I'm not a quick RTS player anyway (I'd no hope with Star Craft). I'm starting to get bored of the AI too... how do 1v1 campaigns work anyway, in terms of organising things? I guess it's not like match making.

purdz
04-06-2013, 01:04 AM
Definitely takes some getting used to, I've also gotta re familiarise myself with a lot of the mechanics.

Im a similar player too then! I normally have a great plan set up of where my units will go and then the enemy does something i didn't expect causing me to have to adjust my force balance and i fall to pieces :p

For example in the campaign today I was using an unfamiliar deck and bought a load of what I thought were AA, they turned out not to be. I'd literally just panicked mid game and the unit picture looked familiar but I didn't think to double check the stats before they entered the field..

The campaign gets set up and then player 2 is invited, there is no matchmaking as such, or as far as i've seen anyway. It then plays out exactly the same way except you have to wait for the other player. It still autosaves after every battle etc so if you come back to it you can have the AI take the players place or reinvite the player after loading the save.

HildemarDasce
04-06-2013, 05:06 PM
Hi! I got Wargame: Airland Battle a few days back and would love to have some people to play with/against (I don't have the original though). My nick in the game is HildemarDasce, and Hildemar Dasce (with the space between the names) on Steam.

I'm slowly starting to figure out how to reason around the decks, and it's tons of fun tweaking them after each match. So far I've only played two online games (but a bunch of skirmish ones), but hopefully I can hook up with some of you folks.

Hope to see you ingame!

cyberpunkdreams
04-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Well, I've finally worked out what the icons on the top right of the unit information cards mean. I was finding it pretty hard to work out which planes were for what before then. I've not started on customising my own decks yet. I had highly refined ones in EE, but there seems to be a fair bit more to it in ALB.

Anyway, a 1v1 campaign sounds good - fancy arranging a time to play? Otherwise see everyone in matchmaking I guess!

purdz
05-06-2013, 12:38 AM
Well, I've finally worked out what the icons on the top right of the unit information cards mean. I was finding it pretty hard to work out which planes were for what before then. I've not started on customising my own decks yet. I had highly refined ones in EE, but there seems to be a fair bit more to it in ALB.

Anyway, a 1v1 campaign sounds good - fancy arranging a time to play? Otherwise see everyone in matchmaking I guess!

yeah sounds good, it'd be good to try it out and see how it goes. Add me ingame and we'll sort something out. I can normally do a few weeknights or possibly a weekend for a few hours.

ingame name is snipes

it would also be nice to get some RPS 2v2 games going as there seem to be a few of us in the thread wanting to play.

a1ml3ss
24-06-2013, 10:28 PM
Hello all, I play this whenever I can and would like some regular people to play with - the quality of the game online depends how much co op there is and I'm dying to see what its like with a mic...
I'm not good, but I'm not bad either...
My usernames a1ml3ss if anyone minds me adding them.

Wolfenswan
24-06-2013, 10:47 PM
We should organize another session soon. With Folk ARPS we usually have a t least 4-5 ppl playing and I see a fairly active base in the RPStalin group as well.

cyberpunkdreams
24-06-2013, 10:58 PM
We should organize another session soon. With Folk ARPS we usually have a t least 4-5 ppl playing and I see a fairly active base in the RPStalin group as well.

I'm really keen to play an on-line campaign with someone. I'm getting a bit fed up with match making. The worst behaviour is being in a 2v2 when your team mate quits because his rush didn't work. You get the impression that there are a lot of people who just do that over and over again.

Edit: feel free to add me in game - cyberpunkdreams.

Wolfenswan
24-06-2013, 11:23 PM
I've tried the online campaign with a buddy and it really isn't the greatest thing.

cyberpunkdreams
24-06-2013, 11:42 PM
I've tried the online campaign with a buddy and it really isn't the greatest thing.

Fair enough... I wish they'd make battle groups in the main MP persistent then.

Wolfenswan
05-07-2013, 05:26 PM
We had quite some success with the last spontaneous event and got a great 4v4 going. I'd love to see this happen more regularly but I'm not sure how best to accomplish this. Should I designate more officers in the group so people can create events on the fly? (Iirc there might even be a setting to allow every group member to do this).

I'd also love for the game to get some exposure on RPS frontpage, any suggestions?

cyberpunkdreams
05-07-2013, 05:46 PM
Yeah, I'd like to get involved more. I played the public MP quite a bit but the atmosphere's not great. Ranked 1v1 matches are better as you don't have to worry about your team mate being an idiot ;).

As far as exposure's concerned - maybe just ask them?

pepper
05-07-2013, 05:52 PM
I'd love to join in, me and a buddy both have W:EE.

Getting more expose is difficult. I doubt they would dedicate a article on the frontpage to something with a rather small community.

You might have better luck persuading them to make a article with a list of different communities RPS forum members run that people can join.

mrchinchin25
20-07-2013, 02:28 PM
I've been playing a lot of WGAB (Woogab??) recently, started to get really into it. I think I'm almost at the point where I get most of the tactics, to the point where I'm not fretting about the game mechanics and units, but am enjoying the ebb and flow of a battle.

Still only really playing skirmish at the mo, real humans scare me, but if any RPSers are up for a good fight maybe we should organise something?

cyberpunkdreams
20-07-2013, 04:59 PM
I've been playing a lot of WGAB (Woogab??) recently, started to get really into it. I think I'm almost at the point where I get most of the tactics, to the point where I'm not fretting about the game mechanics and units, but am enjoying the ebb and flow of a battle.

Still only really playing skirmish at the mo, real humans scare me, but if any RPSers are up for a good fight maybe we should organise something?

Aye, I usually play a couple of games per day (usually) ranked, so just hit me up if you want a game (I've banned myself for this weekend though, in order to prevent my dreams from being completely filled with tanks and helicopters, at least for a couple of days!) My handle on Steam and in-game is the same as on here.

mrchinchin25
20-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Aye, I usually play a couple of games per day (usually) ranked, so just hit me up if you want a game (I've banned myself for this weekend though, in order to prevent my dreams from being completely filled with tanks and helicopters, at least for a couple of days!) My handle on Steam and in-game is the same as on here.

Excellent will do... I've got you on Steam already from Blood Bowl.

Later I'm going to put together a PACT deck so I can stomp the horrible NATO forces - also this will hopefully teach me the different PACT units (I get my MIGs / T's / BMPs mixed up really badly..!)

cyberpunkdreams
20-07-2013, 09:21 PM
Excellent will do... I've got you on Steam already from Blood Bowl.

Later I'm going to put together a PACT deck so I can stomp the horrible NATO forces - also this will hopefully teach me the different PACT units (I get my MIGs / T's / BMPs mixed up really badly..!)

I mainly play Pact. I've got quite a few decks, all limited by nationality and type. My East German mechanised is my favourite at the moment ;).

Prester John
24-08-2013, 12:23 AM
Just getting into WGAB so available for games, add me on steam if ya like.

Patrick Swayze
27-08-2013, 06:20 PM
WARGAME - RED DRAGON! (http://n4g.com/news/1341077/wargame-red-dragon-features-over-1000-units-new-dynamic-campaign)

New game coming soon I think.

cyberpunkdreams
27-08-2013, 06:45 PM
That was pretty interesting. I've actually given up on MP in ALB - I just got too frustrated with all the spammy and gamey tactics people are into. Wouldn't mind trying an MP campaign with someone though, as they seem to have buffed it a lot in recent patches.

Wolfenswan
27-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Has anyone tried the conquest v2 yet? I've only played 2 games but I really, really liked the changes.

Prester John
27-08-2013, 09:59 PM
Not sure i'm up for a MP campaign but i'm generally up for MP games. Still a beginner tho. Biggest issue i have is attack paralysis - not being sure where to attack, slow build up - then telegraphing my intention and getting stomped!

DukeOfChutney
17-01-2014, 02:25 AM
thread necro - Start playing Wargame AirLand Battle. It is the best thing since sliced bread.

pepper
19-01-2014, 12:25 PM
I'm up for a game duke, I got ALB now too, and so does a friend of mine. Add me on a steam, im online most weekends.

a1ml3ss
19-01-2014, 01:21 PM
anybody fancy some ALB?

cyberpunkdreams
19-01-2014, 02:07 PM
anybody fancy some ALB?

I'm on quite a lot - I typoed my username though, it's cyberpinkdreams if anyone wants to add me.

a1ml3ss
19-01-2014, 04:59 PM
I've added a bunch of people on steam, hope you dont mind. I'm determined to find people to play with for this game (and red dragon when it comes out).

Wolfenswan
19-01-2014, 06:56 PM
I've been playing the game again as well, but it's really a game that should be played in either 1v1 or with a good team. Pub-stomping is common now, and frankly no fun, no matter which side you're on.

Really looking forward to Red Dragon, a lot of the promised changes will be very welcome. Also maybe we should share some decks? I imagine it might be something new people might be struggling with, considering how bad the tutorials are.

Afro
07-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Hiya guys, thought I'd join the forums at long last, especially since you're posting about my favourite game, WAB! I've played a couple of times with the Rock, Paper, Skulk guys and thats always been enjoyable, so if anyone want to be play with me and my friends just add me. Ingame nick is Afro. Always happy to show some new guys the ropes.

Something that you might want to check out as a new player is the 10v10 tactical games, that's the ones with 2500-3000ish starting points. That means that you dont start with that much units, and the general income is low so it dont turn into the regular 10v10 spamfests. I've been trying to teach a friend in regular 2-4v4, and he just got overwhelmed with the (fantastic) depth of the game. As someone said, especially attacking can be hard. In the tactical games you will usually only have to focus on a small area, with a few units and you definitively get punished for doing things wrong, but it might be easier to learn from that as well because you actually see what wrecked your stuff, instead of panicking all over the place.

Some decks as requested: Category A USSR. This is my "A-game" PACT deck(but pub you will see me more often with cat-b ussr or the minors ^^). I consider it a very balanced deck with a lot of different options. If you're new I'd drop the SEAD BM and Su-25, they are kinda hard to use effectively. And it's not a human-wave deck, conserve your troops.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=212921170

Cat A USA, a balanced A-game USA deck. This is slightly outdated, needs a FOB, and should be tailored to playstyle. Lacks ATGM plane(Raven + Hornet is a lot of fun ^^).
http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/919013148701167512/D90C21F6282A24F191390E7A683B6C2B1650F1DB/

A tip if you're new could be to only get a couple of fighters and instead get a ton of AA and just dont worry about the airwar until you get more comfortable with whats going on.

Any questions hit me up.

Kevin
24-02-2014, 04:19 AM
Some friends and I (including Wargame Marshall, Boogie Van) will be participating in the Red Dragon beta this coming week. We usually roll as part of a 3-4 man team, so for those who will also partake and wish to try their hand against us shoot me a message at my Steam name, Apokatastasis.

CherryPhosphate
04-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Bought Red Dragon this week and have been introducing a friend to ALB via skirmishes. I'm in the Rock Paper Stalin group on Steam (CherryPhosphate) so hit me up any time after 8pm for cold war shenanigans