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Bit of a gamer & designer/playtester all my life. Some military & historical background...

What's your favorite wargame (et al)? Board or computer...no matter. 

Some of the new ones are remarkable...

For example...

War of Rights...MMO US Civil War...FPS w/ musket and bayonet.

 

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I guess I should pump the one I have a bit of a small part in. 

More glorious than ever...and still 100% free. No nasty bits...spyware etc.

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/download.html

http://orbiter.dansteph.com/

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/links.html

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I don't play much now. I use  SNES emulator on my PC and play some of those. Mostly Super Punchout.

I have a Nintendo Wii, and play super-punchout on that too. Much more fun on the Wii!

I liked a game called Nam, was built on the Doom engine but your were in Vietnam. Really excellent Dos4G or whatever.

 

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Perhaps the biggest non-computer wargame ever made...Europa by GDW (Game Designer's Workshop). You could play them one at a time...or in theory...join them all together. Not sure if anybody actually did as you'd need a gymnasium and several months minimum of all those pieces not being disturbed by a cat. Worth quite a few bucks each if complete and in good condition.

https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/The_Europa_Series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_(wargame)

http://generalstab.org/armory/europa-series/

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Still an amazing game 10 years-on thanks to the tireless work of the community. One of the last truly 'mod-able' games. Girl friendly...my wife's favorite. Has to be the PC version...no X-Box.

 

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With Mars being in the headlines again...a quick Celestia pic of the Red Planet.

This is an 8k 3D Mars...very sweet. The Horse Head Nebula is visible bottom left. A high resolution Phobos drifts through the frame.

Celestia is 100% free and very accurate...

https://celestia.space/

http://celestiamotherlode.net/

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I'm a big fan of the old Simulation Canada and SSI computer wargames. But my favorite was Harpoon since I was a Navy nut when I was younger. I was in the RCN cadet from the age of 12 to 16.

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4 hours ago, AMenard said:

I'm a big fan of the old Simulation Canada and SSI computer wargames. But my favorite was Harpoon since I was a Navy nut when I was younger. I was in the RCN cadet from the age of 12 to 16.

 

I had a few for the C64 from SSI. Germany 1985 and such. The C64 also had Silent Service from Microprose which was the first decent sub game I had played.

 

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2 hours ago, AMenard said:

I collect, and code, on 8 bit computers. I presently have a C64, an Atari 130XE, an Apple IIe Platinum and a Ti-99/4a.

 

 

I recall coding sprites on the C64...what a great machine for the day. The best game available for it was the classic Pirates by Sid Meier in my opinion. Epic...

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