You guys still playing? I haven't done any multi-player yet and was hoping to join one of your games.
I am also curious as to whether you glorious chaps are still fighting the good fight?
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...
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.
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. :)
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Last edited by Grizzly; 27-02-2013 at 08:20 AM.
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!
As a side note, playing MP against hard AI also gives you exp, another way to boost those command points.
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.
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.