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Armored Brigade
Company of Heroes 2
Hearts of Iron IV
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Stars in Shadow

Qvadriga
Armoured Commander 2 (It's only $10!)
Ultimate General: Civil War
Warhammer 40K: Gladius

Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus
Invisible Inc
Qvadriga

Warhammer 40K: Gladius
Lock and Load Tactical
Desperados III
Frostpunk

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Invisible Inc
Frostpunk

Company of heroes 2
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Gladius
Mechanicus

I didn’t think anyone else would put up Qvadriga as a strategy game, even though it has a strong strategy component both in the management backend and in the overall approach to each race, but if Jonman is willing so am I. Changed my choice in the above post.

Anybody really wants a copy of it, I can grab it for you in the next sale. It’s kind of a tradition for me.

Armored Brigade is 40% off on GOG now. Not sure I'm going to pick it up this time around though as my monthly gaming budget just went to Conquest of Elysium 5 and I'm also sitting on a 50% Matrix coupon.

Qvadriga has been in a couple of bundles so there may be some keys floating around. I played a bunch of it on my ipad but it doesn't work on modern tablets any more.

I kind of bounced off of Into the Breach this time; I think I just didn't let it work on me to the point where I understood the system. I'll give it another go but time is not on my side right now.

qaraq wrote:

my monthly gaming budget just went to Conquest of Elysium 5

I hate you. Now Conquest of Elysium 5 is on my wishlist. Thanks for nothing.

Um, sorry?

CoE5 is a nice improvement over 4, but I can only give a qualified recommendation; it's real money for incremental changes. More than a few other games that cost less in the first place have had more updates for free. But it does have the special Illwinter magic that nobody else does.

Thanks for your suggestions all! I’m having to go into the office today so any holdouts have until 6 pm PST to get suggestions in. At that point I’ll start the semi-final voting.

qaraq wrote:

Um, sorry?

CoE5 is a nice improvement over 4, but I can only give a qualified recommendation; it's real money for incremental changes. More than a few other games that cost less in the first place have had more updates for free. But it does have the special Illwinter magic that nobody else does.

Thanks for sharing that, I have been meaning to ask what the differences from CoE4 are and if they justify an upgrade.

tboon wrote:
qaraq wrote:

Um, sorry?

CoE5 is a nice improvement over 4, but I can only give a qualified recommendation; it's real money for incremental changes. More than a few other games that cost less in the first place have had more updates for free. But it does have the special Illwinter magic that nobody else does.

Thanks for sharing that, I have been meaning to ask what the differences from CoE4 are and if they justify an upgrade.

Here's the rundown: http://www.illwinter.com/coe5/whatsn...

Under the hood there's just generally more things- more units, spells, rituals, terrain types, etc. More visible, there are ports and ships, new planes to travel to, three new classes (Scourge Lord, Cloud Lord and Kobold King), factions of independents, and Steam Workshop support for mods.

I might be underselling it; the changes are significant but the game isn't fundamentally different.

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
Stars in Shadow
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Frostpunk
Tooth and Tail
Wargroove

Alright here are the initial nominations! Please vote for your TOP 3 by Monday at 9 a.m. PST (Noon EST).

Armored Brigade
Armoured Commander 2
Civilization 6
Company of Heroes 2
Desperados III
Europa Universalis 4
Frostpunk
Hearts of Iron IV
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Invisible Inc
Lock and Load Tactical
Qvadriga
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
Stars in Shadow
Tooth and Tail
Ultimate General: Civil War
Unity of Command 2
Wargroove
Warhammer 40 K: Gladius
Warhammer 40 K: Mechanicus

Qvadriga - I wanna see everyone moaning about losing their best driver to a rock thrown by a spectator with 1000 Aureus on the line...

Armoured Commander 2 - Pocket WW2. Play quick hit or long form, it's the nit and the grit in low res, Kamerad.

Lock 'N' Load Tactical - $5 cover charge and a wide selection of drinks from around the world.

Company of Heroes 2
Warhammer 40 K: Gladius
Lock and Load Tactical

Armored Brigade
Qvadriga
Alpha Centauri (cos I've never played it)

Company of Heroes 2
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Stars in Shadow

I should vote as well I guess:

Company of Heroes 2
Warhammer 40: Gladius
Frostpunk

Armoured Commander 2 just had a major update, so I started a campaign in Normandy. Starting tank was an Easy Eight. First big fight, a Pak 38 penetrated my side (I was kind of pinned) and injured me for maybe a week's recovery. I got patched up in the field. Second big fight was going well, but a distant target I had not even identified penetrated my front hull with one shot (88, maybe?). Driver was killed, but everyone else got out safely under small arms fire and escaped. The wet stowage probably prevented a cook-off.

Now I'm out 3-7 days and I'm gonna get whatever POS tank the Major deems acceptable... And only 12 VPs on the day. Didn't even skill up on all the drama.

Company of heroes 2
Frostpunk
Warhammer 40k Mechanicus.

Warhammer 40K: Gladius
Lock and Load Tactical
Frostpunk

CoH2
Frostpunk
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

!

Edit: Oops didn't realise I was after the deadline! Feel free to ignore my votes if that's easier

Whoops -- missed that deadline. At least I'm not the only one. If it's still open, I'll go:

Alpha Centauri
Qvadriga
Frostpunk

No worries - I’m ok going a little over to make sure more people participate! But Bilt721 is the cutoff. I need to get to bed but will run the tallies in the morning. Then we’ll do our final vote.

Thank you everyone for your patience! Here are the final 5 and as you can see it's a tight race.

Company of Heroes 2: 5 Votes
Frostpunk: 5 votes
Lock 'n Load Tactical: 3 Votes
Qvadriga: 3 votes
Warhammer 40K Gladius: 3 Votes

Please vote for your TOP pick by Thursday at Midnight PST. That way we can get started this weekend on the new game. I'll also update the rankings at that time.

Qvadriga. I’m going down swinging!

Robear wrote:

Qvadriga. I’m going down swinging! :-)

You have my axe pointy chariot wheel!

Also Qvadriga