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What should I buy next?

Postby flick » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:27 am

I allready own BIN and KP, what shall I spend my hard earned pennes on next?

Which game has the most fan made scenearios too? The best AI?
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Postby Joe » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:30 am

Battlefront is an excellent game with many scenarios.

It was, before Kharkov, the best game of the series!

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Postby Noakesy » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:58 am

Joe wrote:Battlefront is an excellent game with many scenarios. It was, before Kharkov, the best game of the series!
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Hmmm, not sure I'd agree with that Joe (personal opinions and all), Saipan is a training game, and Novorossisk doesn't have a lot of scope. I enjoyed OMG and am trying Gazala again, but I'd say neither are as good as KP and some other DBWWII games. BiI has some good scenarios, and a lot of scenarios designed by players (as per the 'custom download' page on the main SSG website). :D
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BII

Postby critter » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:20 am

Got to agree with Noakesy...BII is the best...Haven't played BF or Kharkov though...
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Postby flick » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:03 am

Well battlefront faccinates me, because of the different scale, but BiI has loads of scenarios. Hmm.
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Postby Joe » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:16 pm

Of the 4 that come with the game, Market Garden and Gazala are very good!

I have PBEM'd both, many times.

Of the user made scenarios, Stalingrad and Operation Crusader are good and if you like monster scenarios, Prokhorovka (Kursk) is for you!

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Postby flick » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:41 pm

I've got Kursk for BIN, allready.

Battlefront has only four mini-campaigns right?
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Postby Joe » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:27 pm

The 2 are not comparagbe

Kursk for Battlefront is a monster!

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Postby flick » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:40 pm

So they're are two different versions of kursk going around? One for battlefront and the other for BIN and KP?

I think I'll get battles in italy, that gives me the most value for money. specially with all the fan made scenarios.
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Postby Noakesy » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:39 am

flick wrote:So they're are two different versions of kursk going around? One for battlefront and the other for BIN and KP?


Yep that's right, but as Joe says the Battlefront one is really huge. With Battlefront you get:
Saipan (training game)
Novorossisk (small)
Gazala (biggy, quite good although Spuddy says it's an easier one to master)
OMG (biggy, I think it's good but have not yet managed to win it PBEM!!)

Kursk and Crusader are the main user made games, they are both very big.

BII gives you three scenarios with the game (Husky, Avalanche and Shingle) plus there are quite a number of custom made games.
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Postby Abwehr » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:21 am

So they're are two different versions of kursk going around? One for battlefront and the other for BIN and KP?


The Battlefront one is about the battle around Prokhorovka. It's big because the units are battalion size, and many divisions have their support assets on the map, rather than abstracted into their combat value like in the DBWWII series.

The Kursk game for BiN and KP covers the entire operation with regiments as the standard unit size, like most DBWWII scenarios.

Operation Market Garden isn't all that big. The map's narrow and especially the Germans don't have a lot of units.
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Postby flick » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:37 am

I could buy both...
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Postby Abwehr » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:54 am

If you want a new, fresh, experience, buy Kharkov.

If you want to buy the game that embodies the transition from the DBWWII series to Kharkov, buy Battlefront.

If you want the most refined version of the DBWWII series, with lots of quality scenarios available for it, buy BiI.
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Postby flick » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:27 am

Battles in italy makes the most sense, frankly. But how is Kharkov so different from the others?
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Postby Abwehr » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:10 am

It's an entirely new system, check the Kharkov section of the forum for some information and AAR's. You'll quickly see what the differences are.

The OOB is also far more detailed. Divisions no longer have only 4 units max now, they have their historical support units on the map.

Panzer divisions now include around 10 units instead of 4, for example.
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