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Posts tagged “AGEOD”

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The Flare Path: Wars Across the World

“A turn-ribbed, hex-shunning operational wargame elastic enough to simulate conflicts two millennia apart sensitively, and friendly and affordable enough to appeal to all stripes of strategy gamer - not just Slitherine and Paradox aficionados.”. If I'd read a pitch like this while drawing up my Dragons' Den shortlist a couple of weeks back, I suspect it would have gone straight on the 'pie in the…

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Feature: Wargame and simulation news

The Flare Path: Topical Titbits

In the alphabetical news round-up waiting like a pre-pounce puma beyond the break 'A' is more likely to be for 'airship' or 'angry house' than 'apple'. Stripy ungulates probably won't feature in the entry for 'Z' but simulated Bf 110s or Mitsubishi A5Ms might. If you've an eye for a shapely engine nacelle or a finely chiselled turret – if you've an interest in the…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Does The Hippy Hippy Shako

Why are AGEOD revisiting the American Civil War? Is firing from the Hip as tricky as it looks? What's the largest animal that could pass through a John Deere 1400 baler and survive? Why is there Marmite on my bannister?* Does beginning yet another Flare Path with a string of questions mean I'm as creatively bankrupt as Nathan "Oh. Oh my." Grayson? In this week's Flare…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Frogfeat Free-For-All

Times are tough in FP's neck-of-the-woods. If the illegal logging conducted by fuel-poor locals continues, pretty soon there'll just be a larynx-of-the-woods. Thank heavens high-quality, low-altitude entertainment can still be picked up for the same price as a lungful of fresh air and an eyeful of superior sunset. After rolling with the rather wonderful War Thunder last week, this week I thought I'd get my…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Diecast Romans

In another life FP was an interpreter attached to Legio XIV Gemina during the Roman invasion of Britain. It was his job to trudge up to the skull-festooned gates of hill forts, usually dodging sling stones and hurled turds as he went, and do the surrender-in-the-name-of-the-Emperor spiel. The answers he carried back to his employers could be long or short, poetic or pithy, but generally they…

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Alea Jacta Est Announced! Again?

Piling in on the current overwhelming trend towards Latin game-titles, Alea Jacta Est is a grand strategy game by Ageod, to be published by Matrix games. They report in their reveal announcement that "An incredible amount of detail and historical accuracy has been packed into Alea Jacta Est from terrain to units to even the dilemmas and troubles the leaders of Rome actually faced hundreds…

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Feature: Simulation and wargame news

The Flare Path: Bog Standards

The mud on the T19 was always bad, but that Spring it had to be seen to be believed. Bergmann, TransGlobus, Hipponaut... everyone was losing two or three vehicles a week. Even with jug-floats and plutos fitted, you didn't stand a chance. Which is why all of us barons eventually got together and bought The Matriarch. She arrived on three special trains from Port Hendy.…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Moscow Or Bust

The Flare Path has a bust of Napoleon on his mantelpiece, and a bust of Wellington on his piano. Sometimes, when he comes into the room unexpectedly, he finds these busts side-by-side on the sofa puffing on clay pipes, or stretched-out on the carpet poring over old maps. Last night he came downstairs in the small hours and discovered the pair riding around the room…

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The Partial Pride of Nations

I began installing the Pride of Nations demo earlier, but became so distracted by the oddly evocative awkwardness of the install screen (see below) that I haven't actually played the thing yet. AGEOD's latest is a 19th Century-set, turn-based grand strategy affair of vast scope and depth if perhaps not graphicsability (as has always been their shtick), with the demo containing five tutorial levels and…

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You Can Have A Look At Pride Of Nations

In a moment of sleepy wire-crossing I saw "pride" as a collective noun, like with lions or something. But I suppose Pride Of Nations is actually referring to the collective ego of the European nations as the struggled for dominance through the historical period (1850-1920) featured in this complex grand strategy. Anyway, there are two new videos illustrating the game, one with devs Ageod talking…

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Bolshy: Revolution Under Siege Demo

Set in post-World War One Russia, Revolution Under Siege is a strategy game in which you're challenged to "save Holy Russia from the Red peril". And it comes out tomorrow. Promising extraordinary realism in its historical detail, upon a very accurate map of Russia, it's about taking the broken remains of the ruined army and rebuilding them into a powerful force. It's looking like some…

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Map Country: Rise Of Prussia Demo

Good day, fine sir. Are you looking for a sampler of a game of historical conceit? Then your search is ended, for here is a demo of Ageod's mapsplendent Rise Of Prussia (full game to be released next week), which is 750mb, and can be downloaded from here, or indeed here. I'd attempt to convey further information, but I've just been given some doughnuts. Away!

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High Prussia: Rise Of Prussia

Can we judge a wargame by its map? I think so, and it's clear from the map of Ageod's latest (they're the Europa Universalis, Pax Romana types) we can see that they've not strayed far from their classical historical wargame roots. Check out the trailer below and you'll see what I mean. This one is all in the map. Rise Of Prussia focuses on one…

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Frenchman Apologises For World War One

Here's something you don't see every day. French strategy house AGEOD have responded to complaints about the state of their shoddy-but-no-worse-than-a-lot-of-other-games-rushed-out-of-the-door-to-meet-an-optimistic-deadline wargame World War One  by apologising and offering disgruntled customers a complete refund. In a message that betrayed every tenet of the Secret Publishers' Blood Vow, studio head Philippe Thibaut failed to blame Microsoft, Nvidia, or ATI for the problems, or subtly suggest the…

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Wicked Defense

AGEOD had a busy year last year. In between making my favourite wargame of 2007 and my second favourite wargame of 2007 they somehow found the time to sign-up promising projects from Tchounga Games and Ixchel Studios. Montjoie, a stripped-down Hundred Years War TBS based on the board game of the same name, turns out to be one of their pigeons, as does Wicked Defense, a spangly Darwinia-scented…

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