GWJ Strategy Gaming Group: Now Playing Warhammer 40K Mechanicus

Totes in for Qvadriga.

I'll skip if Qvadriga gets the go-ahead but will happily continue with Frostpunk during this round. I was slow starting a new game of FP with the DLC and didn't keep up with the group. (I've been playing more multiplayer recently and game pass kept giving me shiny new games!).

Yeah I’ll pass on Qvadriga but will try and get around to Frostpunk before the end of the year.

Here is a link to the old discussion thread, if you want to mine it for clue nuggets. I’m also open to questions once the dedicated thread starts up.

Sorry about the delay guys I've been crazy busy with the new job. But link is now up. This will take us through 2021 but I will circle back around in late December to start planning our next games. Given the Steam sale, might not be a bad idea to pick a few candidates and get them on discount.

Speaking of sales, money's a little tight for me so I probably won't pick up Qvadriga till the holiday sale. But I'll be interested in hearing your experiences.

Here's a quick holiday update. Steam has a screaming good deal on Qvadriga right now so it's a great time to jump in if you haven't. I've also updated the member ranks and wanted to welcome Dreaded Gazebo, Merzy, and Zaque to our band of siblings! Hoo-ah!

It's also been in Slitherine bundles on Fanatical three times, so there may be some free keys laying around.

I'm not sure if I'm going to charge up my old ipad 3 that can still run it and continue there, or start over on PC.

I decided to open up nominations given that the Steam Winter sale is coming in a few days. Please list your top three nominations for early 2022.

My nominations:

1. Europa Universalis 4
2. Warhammer 40K: Gladius
3. Company of Heroes 2

Well, we've had the tasty short-form treat of Qvadriga, so I'm gonna agree...

EU4
Total War Warhammer 2
Warhammer 40K Gladius

EU4
Company of Heroes 2
Stars in Shadow

I also need to figure out what to call the next rank - I'm thinking it should be a mid-ranking non-commissioned officer. Here are suggestions from various militaries:

1. Staff Sergeant (US Army)
2. Flight Sergeant (US Air Force)
3. Colour Sergeant (UK Army)
4. Man-at-Arms (historical)

Company of Heroes 2
Crusader Kings 3
Unity of Command 2

Company of heroes 2
Mechanicus
Stars in shadow

Sundown wrote:

Company of Heroes 2
Crusader Kings 3
Unity of Command 2

FYI I checked and CK 3 does meet our game age requirement (I know some of you have asked about that in the past). It's regular price is a little above $40 but it should be on sale later this week.

CK3 is also on Game Pass. There's a new DLC due to come out in February - does that affect our choice for this quarter?

I don't see why it should. Game's been out forever...

WH40K: Battlesector
Mobius Front '83
Fell Seal:Arbiter's Mark

Ok I’m going to put a cutoff of 9 pm pst today for nominations. We’ll then move on to the second round of voting

Also, updated rank list for those who requested it.

WH40K: Battlesector
WH40K: Gladius
WH40K: Mechanicus
Mobius Front '83
Fell Seal:Arbiter's Mark

Neutrino wrote:

WH40K: Battlesector
WH40K: Gladius
WH40K: Mechanicus
Mobius Front '83
Fell Seal:Arbiter's Mark

I’m spotting a theme here I think…..!

Nominating :
Crusader Kings 3
Stars in Shadow
SMAC

Re titles, I think it depends on whether you want to keep the modern military theme? If so, colour and staff sergeant seem to fit better than man at arms.

Mind Elemental wrote:

Nominating :
Crusader Kings 3
Stars in Shadow
SMAC

Re titles, I think it depends on whether you want to keep the modern military theme? If so, colour and staff sergeant seem to fit better than man at arms.

Good point - I’m going with colour sergeant since it’s still a modern UK rank.

And that’s it folks for nominations. I’ll compile the list and have everyone pick their top three in the morning.

OK here are the nominees. Please vote for your top 3 games in the semi-final round by 9 p.m. on Dec 26. That will give us a couple days to determine a winner before the holiday sale ends.

Also, depending on the winner I might extend the play time from two to three months. This is especially true for some of the Paradox titles.

1. Company of Heroes 2
2. Crusader Kings 3
3. Europa Universalis 4
4. Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
5. Mobius Front '83
6. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
7. Stars in Shadow
8. Total War: Warhammer 2
9. Unity of Command 2
10. Warhammer 40K: Battle Sector
11. Warhammer 40K: Gladius
12. Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus

Company of Heroes 2
Crusader Kings 3
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Company of Heroes 2
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Stars in Shadow

Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus

Crusader Kings 3
Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Company of heroes 2
Mechanicus
Stars in Shadow

CK3
SMAC
Stars in Shadow

Company of Heroes 2
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Incidentally Fell Seal is $1.70 cheaper on GMG

I was just looking at the complete DLC bundle for CoH2 and then remembering how much I loved the first but how I never played much of the second and trying to talk myself into it. This might help.