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Klaatu_Nicto #21 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:12

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SSI made a lot of good wargames: https://www.myabando...lations-inc-kn/

icedog42 #22 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:21

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Eastern Front 1941, Atari 400



AndrewSledge #23 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:36

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View PostGAJohnnie, on Jan 19 2019 - 11:34, said:

 

Have you played Cold Waters? It is a descendant of Red Storm Rising. Man RSR  was a great game wasted hundreds of hours playing it.

 

Not yet, but I've heard of it, and it looks great.

Bootknife #24 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:55

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Close Combat - A Bridge Too Far and the original Warcraft.  Ah the good old days!

YANKEE137 #25 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 22:07

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jan 19 2019 - 21:12, said:

SSI made a lot of good wargames: https://www.myabando...lations-inc-kn/

 

I'd like to play Panzer General again. that was a blast.

 



bilzbobaggins #26 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 22:23

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scorched earth.  

 

And the only game I can remember from the commodore 64 days was a ghostbusters game.  Would love to play that.  The 64 is somewhere at my dads house in the attic im sure.



TheManFromKekistan #27 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 22:24

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Strike Fleet for c64. One of the very first modern naval sims and modeled it pretty well given the limitations of the system. All the major weapon and defensive systems along with the current ships and aircraft and subs were included and worked as they should though there were some hilarious ai abuses like firing a single harpoon at an enemy ship then when it fires its counter missiles you target those missiles with your own counter missiles and the ai would then target those missiles with even more counter missiles. This way you could use the tremendous counter missile stocks on the american ships to saturate the enemy missile grid and then sneak in a few tomahawks unopposed by anything except the unreliable rooshkie last ditch ciws and one shot them. Another favorite was to use the same tactic to deplete the enemy fleet of all its offensive missiles then sail into gun range and use the single 5in on the tico to sink them all. A simple game compared to the later harpoon II but was very fun at the time due to being published at the height of the cold war right before the wall fell and the propaganda was at max level so everyone was war ready. The early 90's were rife with gulf war sims and I remember a-10 tank killer fondly as it was one of the first air sims to feature the warthog specifically and fighting the soviet hordes like it was supposed to do instead of the middle eastern theme most of the rest took.

Christojojo #28 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 23:11

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I like this post. It was positive and I was able to upvote just about every  reply to the op.

Tolos #29 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 23:14

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View PostLeaveIT2Beaver, on Jan 19 2019 - 18:46, said:

 I had the Commodore 64, 128, and Amiga with the RAM expansion.  Those were the days of POKE, PEEK, and IF-THEN statements :teethhappy:

My very first real military tank game was Team Yankee - which also had arty :trollface:   Arty laid smoke screens as well as blanket bombardments. It was a great tool and not a PITA.


I read the book which my brother sent me (He was Cav Scout) and jumped on the game when it came out.
I had saved my bonus pay for a rainy day, and the Amiga was a rainy day! :teethhappy:  I sold my working Amiga a few years ago to my neighbor who collects old systems for more than I paid for it. 

 

Team Yankee Book

 

 

Team Yankee Software

 

Game Interface

 

 

Team Yankee was sooooo good. But I think my first game was a chopper sim called Microsoft Gunship. 

 

Also sank hours into silent service and Red storm raising. 



Tolos #30 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 23:15

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jan 19 2019 - 20:12, said:

SSI made a lot of good wargames: https://www.myabando...lations-inc-kn/

 

SSI was the gods of those games back in the day. 

Klaatu_Nicto #31 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 03:39

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After I bought Eastern Front:1941 my next two wargames for the Atari 400 were ..............

 

Battle for Normandy is one of the earliest PC wargames to model the effects of fatigue and leadership levels. Units that advance beyond supply lines will quickly lose strength and gain fatigue, and leadership acts as a positive combat modifier.
https://www.myabando...or-normandy-1yf

 

Knights of the Desert
https://www.myabando...f-the-desert-2g

 

After I got a couple of PCs in 1985 (a Leading Edge IBM clone and a Compaq Portable 1) I got both of those games for them too. I still have them along with a bunch of other SSI games.

 

 

I still have the Compaq.


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Tolos #32 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 11:53

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jan 20 2019 - 02:39, said:

After I bought Eastern Front:1941 my next two wargames for the Atari 400 were ..............

 

Battle for Normandy is one of the earliest PC wargames to model the effects of fatigue and leadership levels. Units that advance beyond supply lines will quickly lose strength and gain fatigue, and leadership acts as a positive combat modifier.
https://www.myabando...or-normandy-1yf

 

Knights of the Desert
https://www.myabando...f-the-desert-2g

 

After I got a couple of PCs in 1985 (a Leading Edge IBM clone and a Compaq Portable 1) I got both of those games for them too. I still have them along with a bunch of other SSI games.

 

 

I still have the Compaq.

 

Didnt S?SI also make ' Battle for midway ', one of my favourite games of all time. 

Klaatu_Nicto #33 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 18:12

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View PostTolos, on Jan 20 2019 - 02:53, said:

 

Didnt S?SI also make ' Battle for midway ', one of my favourite games of all time. 

 

I don't know. That's not one I ever played. 

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Tolos #34 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 18:24

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jan 20 2019 - 17:12, said:

 

I don't know. That's not one I ever played. 

 

Finally managed to find the game and it wasn't SSI. 

 

But I'll tell you one thing, I REALLY want to go back and play all the games that i mentioned plus a few of the others people have mentioned lol. 



TheManFromKekistan #35 Posted Jan 20 2019 - 21:44

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View PostUS_3rd_Army, on Jan 19 2019 - 14:50, said:

The first military game I can think of would be Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for the Nintendo 64 :hiding:

 

But speaking of Commodore computers, I have recently gotten into them computers. I have in the last few months bought the VIC-20 and two Commodore 64 (the original breadbin and C64C version):

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To play games on these computers, I bought the following two items, the first for the VIC-20 and the second can be for both VIC and C64:

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/vic20-penultimate-plus.html

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/commodore/sd2iec-c.html

 

You should find a small crt tv to use your c64 on as the image quality is much better. I did this for my emulator pc by using an old radeon 9500 pro which has a super video out. Makes the console and c64 games look like they should.

 


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US_3rd_Army #36 Posted Jan 21 2019 - 23:55

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View PostTheManFromKekistan, on Jan 20 2019 - 15:44, said:

 

You should find a small crt tv to use your c64 on as the image quality is much better. I did this for my emulator pc by using an old radeon 9500 pro which has a super video out. Makes the console and c64 games look like they should.

 

 

While it would be nice to have a CRT TV so I can hook up my Commodore computers to it, but I unfortunately don't have space for one. So for now, I'am gonna just what I have, which I will say the image looks fine enough on my TV.

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     Silent hunter II closely followed by flight combat simulator Pacific...

guncrib #38 Posted Jan 28 2019 - 16:44

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View PostTolos, on Jan 20 2019 - 12:24, said:

 

Finally managed to find the game and it wasn't SSI. 

 

But I'll tell you one thing, I REALLY want to go back and play all the games that i mentioned plus a few of the others people have mentioned lol. 

 

Midway was my first game too. Played it on an Atari 400 with a cassette drive when I was stationed in West Germany

 

and If you're looking for it. Try here

 

https://www.myabando...aign-1w/play-1w

load the bat file not the exe

 

directions can be found here

 

https://www.scribd.c...Midway-Campaign


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GAJohnnie #39 Posted Jan 31 2019 - 15:16

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Anyone remember a game called M1Tank Platoon?

Klaatu_Nicto #40 Posted Feb 02 2019 - 19:37

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View PostGAJohnnie, on Jan 31 2019 - 06:16, said:

Anyone remember a game called M1Tank Platoon?

 

Ya. I played it a lot.

 

If you don't have the software or old computer to play it on....... https://www.myabando...ank-platoon-1uo


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