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Waterloo Screenshots #2 E-mail
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Written by Matthew Flanigan   
Sunday, 19 January 2014 00:00

 

You liked La Haye Sainte, what do you think of another famous complex, The Hougoumont?

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Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago by Jim #61780
Absolutely.

-Jim
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago by Gunfreak #61777
When will we get WIPs of troops?
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago by Jim #61508
We will do what we can to balance out all of the needs for CPU and GPU cycles. One example of progress is that for the original release of GB, the performance requirement was that a combat with 40,000 troops (Longstreet's attack) had to be playable. This needed 10,000 soldier sprites at 1:4.

We have made performance improvements that were integrated with various patches. Our current draft performance standard for Waterloo is that a battle with 200,000 troops in combat must be playable (WL, ~7 PM). At 1:4, this works out to 50,000 soldier sprites. This is a five-fold increase in performance from the original release of GB. Our pilot testing give us reasonable confidence that we can ship with this level of performance. Exactly how we will get there will be shaped by many choices coming up during the development process.

-Jim
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago by Saddletank #61499
I'm sure you guys will work things out to a good compromise. One of the better aspects of SoW is the ability to play huge battles of 50,000+ a side on the average home computer so I can't see a better way than to keep some kind of man:sprite ratio. Either way I can't think of a better team to have this problem to resolve.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago by tim #61496
I can see what you are saying and having been a tabletop gamer am aware of the dilemma. We had to make a decision on Gettysburg and will have to do same with Waterloo. I'm not the person who will make that decision. The work done will be used or recycled. Sometimes things have to be redone or even scrapped - we are used to that during the process of making a game. Not everything we did for Gettysburg made it into the game. At this stage all I can say is that nothing is set in stone.

Pakfront - I don't think the two sprites would work as when revolving round them they would spin out of line I think. May experiment with it...

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NorbSoftDev Announces Waterloo!!! E-mail
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Written by Norb Timpko   
Saturday, 11 January 2014 03:52
Get all the details from the Strategy Wargamer podcast!
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Posted: 6 months, 3 weeks ago by the reb #64124
Well stated, Little Powell....I understand.
We are thankful for what you guys have done.......

the reb
Posted: 7 months ago by Little Powell #64054
the reb wrote:

I have a love for the Civil War, could care less about the French, Waterloo, or whoever...and I know it's just not about me....


If all goes as planned, a scenario editor will be included.

I didn't care much for Napoleonics at first either. But when we've been covering the Civil War for over 10 years, (if you count Take Command), it doesn't hurt to switch gears for a while. If you start researching the Napoleonic era--the battles, commanders, tactics, etc., it's actually a pretty fascinating time in history.

I'll always be a Civil War guy at heart too.. But again, it's always good to have a change of scenery from time to time.
Posted: 7 months ago by the reb #64043
I wonder if I will have to purchase Waterloo to get the Scenario Editor? I have stated before that I would pay good money for the Editor, and if so, I guess the game is thrown in for free....

I have a love for the Civil War, could care less about the French, Waterloo, or whoever...and I know it's just not about me....

the reb
Posted: 7 months ago by Braxton Bragg #64042
Hello Saddletank, good to see you again
There was one error that springs to mind.....Ney!!! big mistake
Posted: 7 months ago by Saddletank #64029
Interesting post. Almost all wargame refights of Waterloo I've been involved with or heard about, the French win!

On paper the French have a very good chance, but their defeat on the day was probably due to a long string of tactical errors. With hindsight a French player should not make the same mistakes.

Even so, in a campaign context, it is a tough job for the French because even if he drives Wellington back, Napoleon still has three effective corps of Prussians to deal with - again!

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Waterloo Screenshots #1 E-mail
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Written by Norb Timpko   
Saturday, 11 January 2014 00:00

Just to wet your whistle!!

Current Waterloo Team:
Oliver NeumannCharles WoodJim Lawton
Conor CahalaneDave DurantJohn Edwards
Jim WeaverJohn CampanaroLarry Tagg
Matt ClyburnMatthew FlaniganR. Norb Timpko, Jr.
Randy KeenTim CatherallDavide Dall'Angelo
Andrew MartinRiccardo VieccaAlberto Merlino
Steve WoodsTim SpeltzScott Barrick
David DriverStefan ZanggerRussell Vacarro
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:12
 
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago by Flanyboy #61324
Want more previews of Waterloo? Keep an eye on the forums over the next few days.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago by Saddletank #61162
The second picture which is looking at the farm from the south east shows a stand of trees. These may be there today but as far as I'm aware there were none here in 1815 and other than the fenced or hedged orchard on the south side the farm was surrounded by open wheatfields.

These pics are all early work I know and subject to change but I thought I'd raise the subject.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago by Davinci #61145
I like the trees and the vegetation. The stone wall look good also, seems to have a better depth to it.

Great Work to all that is involved!

davinci

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Brandy Review Posted E-mail
Written by Norb Timpko   
Monday, 02 September 2013 14:59
Matrix just sent another one :)

Strategy Wargamer on Brandy Station

Armchair General on Brandy Station

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Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago by RDBoles #59736
Very nice. Great to know you have a high learning curve. It will keep the low information crowd away. It is ok for you to have good feed back from the various critics. But I hope you and your small band of creative fellows continue in your own vision and quest. This game and following is the best in my humble opinion. I hope you will always draw exemplary talent to your headquarters. Keep up the good work and take us to the western theatre please.
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Off to Historicon E-mail
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Written by Norb Timpko   
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:10
We've never been there, so it will be very interesting to see what it's all about. Our publisher, Slitherine, has asked us to give a short presentation on our company and games. So Jim, Matt, and I are making the trek and will be there Thursday and Friday. There's no booth we'll be manning, maybe we'll wear our SOWGB hats so that we can meet folks that attend.
 
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago by Jim #59439
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago by Saddletank #59040
Please try and link us to any reports!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago by norb #59035
Our presentation went very well. We've gotten some great feedback on the game. Lots of writers asking questions, really a very nice group of guys. We're having a very good time.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago by Marching Thru Georgia #59011
Bring me back a present.

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