Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Editorial Tacticular Cancer goes Historicon: Part 1

Discussion in 'TCancer News & Content Comments' started by Trash, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Trash Don't trust the grinning loon.

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    Tags: Historicon; Matrix Games; Slitherine Ltd

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    neckbeards frolick around in their natural environment

    Recently there was a massive collection of warnerds and neckbeards at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Yup, it was once again time for the annual massive neckbeard wargaming conference Historicon. Wargames everywhere, legendary designers such as Gary Grigsby on a couch next to you, warnerds and more Civil War reenactors than you can shake a stick at. As the prestigious magazine that we are we simply couldn't pass this one up. Getting invited by Matrix Games also helped. We send our plucky fresh reporter Absalom into the fray. He rolled dices, he watched long press conferences and he mingled with some of the best wargaming designers in the business. Here's the first part of what he learned concerning the Matrix Games/Slitherine Ltd new line-up.

    This one is pure military porn. With 35 different types of sensors being the source of information, a database that is updated monthly with the latest military armaments and the sheer attention-to-detail, this is the Aurora of modern military operations. Heavily moddable, as well. This is very much a niche within a niche, but hey if you're into this sort of thing this is the game for you. The graphics look like Aurora too, but for this it doesn't really matter. Some minor quibbles: Don't let the intro blurb fool you, this is a scenario based game. No campaign set in the Falklands war or anything, though a scenario can have multiple and evolving objectives. They can change based how how you play the scenario. While the 3d Globe-thing is quite cool (They model terrain based on height all around the world) this is foremost an Air and Sea based game. As far as I know infantry isn't even modeled. Any prospective buyer needs to keep in mind this in an very dry but incredibly detailed simulation. Plus it got a scenario editor so you can expect the net to fill up with new scenarios.​

    Wanna know what game he's talking about? Check out the article.
     
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  2. TripJack Prestigious Gentleman Hedonist

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    abs you sexy beast come here and have a brofist :codexisfor:
     
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  3. Absalom Guest

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    BTW the game I played (First tabletop experience for me) was Battletech. As a result, I bought this:
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    Painting the Mini's now
     
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  4. JANKOhrp Novice

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    Are wargames really selling all that great on tablets to warrant this slight shift of focus? I cannot imagine the controls for the ports being nearly as refined as simply playing with a mouse on computers.
     
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  5. Absalom Guest

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    Actually, I don't have the specific quote handy atm, but since they've started selling tablets 10 months ago the profits from tablet sales have comprised 25% of their income.
     
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  6. Sranchammer Arcane

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    I don't mind the move to tablets. As long as it's done in a tasteful manner.
     
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  7. Trash Don't trust the grinning loon.

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    Wargames are honestly one of the genres that could be ported without too much trouble. I believe there are already a handfull of rather good grognard wargames on tablet and even phone.

    EDIT: Like this one.
     
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  8. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    Firefight has a vastly improved tablet edition. It's on iShit only, though.
     
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  9. JANKOhrp Novice

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    Is there ever going to be a part two of this, I wonder?
     
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  10. mondblut Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    A hardcore WH40k wargame? If it's going to be half as good as Final Liberation, I am sold.

    But it is obliged to have this:

     
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  11. Trash Don't trust the grinning loon.

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    He promised he's going to port it over to pc. Eventually.
     
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