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"/vst/ - Video Games/Strategy" is 4chan's imageboard dedicated to the discussion of strategy video games.

Welcome to /vst/ - Vidya/Strategy
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/vst/ is a place to discuss all types of strategy video games, including both turn-based and real-time strategy, turn-based and real-time tactics, single-player and multi-player (including MOBAs). All platforms are welcome.

Does this mean discussion of strategy games is banned on other video game boards? No! /vst/ is just a separate board specifically focused on strategy games where discussions about your favorite games can thrive.

Please familiarize yourself with the rules and remember to use the spoiler function where appropriate!

Please note that, like /v/, "Generals"—long-term, one-after-the-other, recurring threads about a specific game are not permitted on /vst/. Such threads belong on >>>/vg/

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Which underrepresented part of human history would make for a decent strategy game?
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Cleopatra
Anyone else simp for Cleopatra in Civilization 6?
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V3 DD#4
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https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/developer-diary/victoria-3-dev-diary-4-goods.1479730/
It's up.
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Darkest Hour
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Why do I keep getting defeat messages when it seems like I'm winning? Pic related is Austria-Hungary campaign.
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Are there any good rts+city builder games?

I want a game where I can develop my city while defending from enemies.
Basically, a game entirely about the turtling aspect of rts.

Something like stronghold but not necessarily medieval. Ive already played stronghold to death.
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TBS thread
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Reccomend some good games like pic related, basically:
>easy to get into
>very high production values
>preferably modern
>can still be challenging, especially at higher difficulties
>somewhat engaging story

and also
>setting doesn't matter
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Starcraft
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Brood War or Starcraft 2?
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Post strategy games only (you) played
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United Paradox Modding Thread
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Are you working on a mod for paradox interactive series? Are you waiting for a mod, and want to share a tooze or two? If thats the case, this is best place for you. All mods are welcome, but no drama is.
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Civ6_Conquistador_concept_art
Post your favorite unit

Could be any game
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Hey /vst/, I'm playing Total War: Shogun 2 for the first time. Any tips for a total beginner? This is also my first total war game.
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Metal Slug Tactics
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so the new Metal Slug is a TBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqF0KLsaf6U
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so what went wrong?
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War on the Sea
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Is it worth getting on sale right now? I find the naval side of the Pacific theater pretty interesting and this is one of the few games that could scratch that itch.
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Fire Emblem thread
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Post romhacks and outdated image macros.

Also, Fire Emblem belongs on /vst/, not /vrpg/.
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Europa Universalis III
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I overlooked this game because I thought EU IV was supposed to be better in every way, but a friend offered to give me a key with all four expansions.
He claims that it's just as good as EU IV, and people that claim it's inferior are coping from having wasted so much money on DLC. Is he right?
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game with the best space combat?
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I want ships exploding to bits in the vast nothingness of space, which game does space combat the best?
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zealot grill
>tfw i'm a big fan of brood war but it's almost dead outside korea
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turret thread
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favorite /vst/ turret?
are turrets/towers/pillboxes/bunkers effective irl or just a meme?
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Regiments
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Let's discuss what we think of the demo...
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Shadow Empire Thread
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Changelist for v1.09.05 Beta
-Improved AI speed by probably around 20%
-Fixed algorithm for auto-replacements and returns that was sometimes not functioning as it should (JH)
-Fixed weird alien plantlife temperature parameters in some cases where the history class forced something into an impossible situation *
-Added planet generation summary screen to help subtab in the report tab
-Planetoids now require you to have a Victory Score of 66 to win *
-Moons now require you to have a Victory Score of 80 to win *
-Constructing Replacement Troops for Units in the field can no be done off-road as well (pickup hex used for this now, like with upgrade and replace)
-Populace migration between Zones now also takes QOL, Unrest, Danger, Private Credits reserves and Loyalty into account as well as modelling some peeps just like certain outback Zones.

Vic might be sharing the results of his poll in a few days. What should we expect the results to be?

My bet is on Perfomance/Stability and Logistics rework for brainlets as the leading priorities for players
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am I retarded?
willybros...
I can't win as Germany in Kaiserreich
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sternguard
does /vst/ play DoW2 elite mod?
do you participate in the monthly tournaments? what's your favorite faction/commander?
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Alexander game map
What is your dream game, /vst/?
For me, it'd be a sequel to Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece with a map of the whole circled area, as accurate as possible, and with as much flavor text, myths, etc for you to read as they could possibly include. While the core game itself would be set around 330 BC, they wouldn't need to be too strict for flavor text stuff.
So you could follow Alexander's conquests, and even conquer areas he'd wanted to, like India and Arabia. Or play as one of the other countries, who knows.
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/vst/ OpenTTD Server
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We've got a server running:

>name: /vst/
>password: trains

OpenTTD is a free, open source reverse engineering of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. You can get it here:
https://www.openttd.org/downloads/openttd-releases/latest.html
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1536610/OpenTTD/

I ran a poll a while back in the other thread >>502894 asking what people wanted from a server. Hard or noob friendly. It was split 50/50, so it's an intermediate server, but nothing a new player couldn't jump into.
Features:
>New trains, planes, ships and road vehicles
>Many newGRFs for making pretty stations
>FIRS 4 industry replacement set (basic). Flowchart here: https://bundles.openttdcoop.org/firs/releases/LATEST/docs/html/economies.html#temperate_basic
>Renewed Village Growth script: Towns and Cities have certain passenger and cargo requirements you need to meet before they will grow. No more blobbing with 4 bus stations.
>Nerfed planes, nerfed passengers (still pretty OP), increased costs for infrastructure upkeep, expensive water terraforming
>Cargo distribution for passengers and mail (i.e they have real destinations)

If you are new, you can watch these tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX9TPVcxrORP8EOLYBgnhzxK6VbncNil7 (ignore the ugly graphics set)
More advanced stuff: https://www.youtube.com/c/LugnutsK/playlists
Also go ahead and ask lots of questions here, or while playing.
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spear bonus
What's the best way to represent a spearman's inherent advantage over cavalry?
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I barely play MP. In most strategy games I just play sp campaign and that's it. Am I the only one?
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Turn-Based-Tactical
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Any recommendations for good TBT games? I'm looking forward to the new Metal Slug one. Was hopeful about Zachtronics most recent one but the consensus seems to be it's kinda mediocre. I enjoyed Into the Breach but it got pretty boring and you start to "see the strings" once you're on the second/third island.

To be honest my primary exposure to TBT were the Wakfu/Dofus MMOs (don't play them they're ass), I really enjoyed the combat until other aspects made me quit, haven't quite come across any single player TBT games that scratch the same itch, mostly just bummed Ankama don't make a good single player TBT instead of reserving it for their shit MMOs.

Honorable mention to the Bionicle Yoya Nui Online Game: https://biomediaproject.com/bmp/play/web-games/vnog/
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Shining Force
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Let's have a thread dedicated to Sega's premier tactics game from the 90s, Shining Force! Has anyone made any Shining thread here on /vst/? I don't think I've seen a single one.
>But why not make one at /vrpg/?
I genuinely believe the "tactical" aspect of Shining Force is of a more prominent role than its "RPG" aspect, when discussing the "genre makeup" of SF. I always consider SF to be a tactics game first, and an RPG second. I would sooner say it's similar to Battle for Wesnoth than to Final Fantasy. Also /vrpg/ is a stinky place, I don't want to go there.
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civ3
I hear a lot about how CivIV is great but what are the general opinions about III?

Played it a bit as a kid but I was too dumb to really get into it back then like most strategy games.
Got it rotting in my library and I was wondering if it would be worth giving another go.
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Command & Conquer
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What are the odds it's a brand new C&C title bros?
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Amazing Cultivation Simulator
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Come show and tell what your current sect is up to, I'd love to hear more.

>What is Amazing Cultivation Simulator?
It's a Chinese Wuxia / Xianxia (more the former) Sect building simulator where you recruit disciples and train them up with cultivation through various tiers of power. Looks like Rimworld but is fairly dissimilar.
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/vst/ World Cup
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Good afternoon troops,

We are now into planning and prep mode for the 4chan World Cup and just wanted to touch base and see how everyone was feeling regarding the team. This is probably the last time we can make changes so I wanted to make sure we were all happy with what we have right now. If there any issues with the team or an aspect of the team we you don't like, let me know and if it's a glaring issue that enough people are bringing up then we'll address. The roster will not be changing however, this will only be changing between cups.

Meanwhile I'm working on the stadium and I am still in need of images to be used in the stadium so any memes or images you feel should be displayed in the stadium, add them in here. Also I know there was an idea regarding making a "VEE ESS TEE" chant, I'm happy to make this but I need your help to provide voices for the chant so you can submit a vocaroo recording and post it here or you can send me a recording to [email protected]
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Star Wars Empire at Wat thread
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ITT: Empire at war wankery
talk about the game, it's mods, what you like about it, etc etc. There doesnt seem to be a thread about this game up atm, so I thought to go ahead and make one.

To kick things off, what would you do for a sequel if you were for some reason designated to be the director of the sequel?
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/vst/ next fest
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Steam Next fest is this weekend. Any sim/strat games you have your eye on? Any demos you liked/disliked? Any gems you found? Tell us about it!
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i don't get it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05V1w7asAs
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eg2
I'm looking for a comfy base building game, is Evil Genius 2 worth picking up? I've never played the first one.
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Huns
What game has the most satisfying cavalry charge and cavalry in general?
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Remember when Koei made games that weren't set in the Three Kingdoms or Sengoku eras?
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Stellaris "Custodian Initative"
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https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/stellaris-dev-diary-214-announcing-the-custodians-initiative-and-the-free-lem-update.1477655/
Paradox is going to try and fix the shittier parts of the old Stellaris DLCs. Thoughts?
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Hexes vs squares
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>b-but muh diagonals!
Is there a bigger meme than hexofags?
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Advance Wars
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I miss it bros, wargroove was shit
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total-war-attila
Are the DLCs for Attila any good? Which one should I get?
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rayne
>don't forget who your Suzerain is you dumb fucking bitch
God the war ending was so kino
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Thought about the new age of empire
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ancient booba
What are some good 4x/turn based strategy games that have a separate tactical layer that is also good?
I'm talking about stuff like age of wonders where you have this grand map where you build cities, colonize, move armies, but when the fight starts you zoom in and control the fight.

I know of
>Age of wonders
>total war
>endless space/endless legend but the combat in these are kinda shit
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Rimworld
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How is it so elegant and modular?
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Civilization 6 thread
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The New Frontier Pass has wrapped up, now we wait to whatever happens next. To add to the speculation, Firaxis dropped this yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZPmQslq_wc so feel free to use your detective skills.

OP's starting question(s):
Which civilization benefited the greatest from the patch? Which could use a bit of revisiting or the patch wasn't enough?

For me the clear winners were the Khmer and Mapuche while Poland and Georgia left way too much to be desired.
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Why is HoI so complicated compared to CK, EU, and Vicky? I had no trouble with any of those games but even HoI4 is a little complicated compared to any of them.
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What /vst/ game has the largest tech tree(s)?

What /vst/ game has the most unique factions?
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Games like Jagged Alliance 2
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Are there new games like JA2 around? Looks like every RTT now is like XCOM, and that's fine if I want some more arcade playstyle, but sometimes I want something more on the simulationist side. Is the niche dead?
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/Space/
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Why're other space games less aesthetic than Endless Space 2? Is this really as good as it gets since SMAC?
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HoMM3 Thread
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Thoughts on the turn order bar in HD mod? Necessary addition or needless crutch?
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aoe 2 poland
f-f-finally
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Anno Thread
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Why is there no fucking flat land edition
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darkest dungeon
Thoughts on this?
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This just happened to me in Simcity 4 today, my entire city almost went jobless. How the fuck do I stop this before the city goes to shit?
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total warhammer
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>oh this game looks cool, and you can play with the map from the first game if you own the first one, ok, that sounds decent enough
>check the store page
>paradox ammounts of DLC

the fuck are you supposed to get for this?
>just pirate bro
every version I found lacks one or more DLC, particularly the twisted and the wtilight that supposedly fixes the elves to suck less
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pomf
Let's talk about mech strategy games, what are your favourites?
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Is Troubleshooter any decent?
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Hideyoshi_Toyotomi
Was he based?
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Xenonauts
How does it compare to x-com? Is it worth giving a shot?
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Graviteam-Tactics-Mius-Front
Anyone play the Graviteam games? What's your opinion on them?
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spain
What's the best game to play if I want to have fun playing as Spain/Portugal?
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does it deserve its hate in 2021?
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Northgard
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>9/10 on steam

Is it any good?
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sons
Three days until the demo for this autism kino drops, you bros ready?
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Anyone here playing the CC2 demo / followed the game?
>inb4 gaea mission sequel
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SID_BW
Did Paradox tank the strategy industry?

>alt-historical instead of idealist
>sim/sandbox over 4X/goal-orientated
>weak vanilla, DLC minutiae, "modders will "fix" it", over strong, timeless vanilla releases
>boring, "programming-socks" type devs instead of virile, charismatic "ideas-guys" like Sid Meier or Chris Taylor

Before their dominance, industry and playerbase had perfect harmony: ideas-guys innovated and directed while autists crunched. That was soul behind Civ, AoE, Annihilation/SupCom, Total War, Warcraft, etc, etc. Strategy games were mainstream despite PC-focus, simply because they were so comparatively epic. But the Paradox era has autism powering AND leading, you have literal power-gamer or modder devs instead of visionaries setting the tone. Strategy has been replaced in the mainstream as >>622745 elaborates. Autists are sinking their time, cash and criticism into Paradox products instead of helping new visionary stuff like Humankind develop.
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Heroes of Might and Magic
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The resolution patch finally has me playing this game and hoo boy it's actually great. Coming from HoMM III and Heroes Chronicles it's a bit different and I'm bad at IV so far. But the writing just omits this ''labour of love made under duress'' aura that I can appreciate.
Post HoMM stuff I suppose.
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Admit it, the gameplay isn't actually fun, you just like map painting
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>1st great war: 1895 starts over germany wanting austrian land, is spain, belgium, and germany against britain, france, and austria, knock out belgium and spain early on
>war drags on for years before manchuria gets involved taking over the alliance, nothing much happens besides colonial raids due to germany being unattackable due to having control of almost the entirety of north america
>prussia joins late but doesn’t do much
>fucking manchuria surrenders in 1911 for some god forsaken reason
>everyone but germany and the ottoman empire is disarmed

>2nd great war
>germany wants scandinavian south america
>germany, spain, and the ottoman empire vs france, austria, and scandinavia, war going poorly at first besides the ottomans being awful at fighting, spain kicking france’s shit in
>get manchuria to help again, they attack spanish asia
>prussia joins in much earlier than last time and kicks german europe and spain in
>colonies are actually defending themselves this time
>germany on the brink of revolution
>surrenders
>only lasts from 1921 to 1923
Feels good man to get revenge

Anyone got any good Victoria 2 or paradox in general war stories?
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who is the best faction in mount and blade and why is it the nords?
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i know this board hates hoi4 and for good reason but would picrel be a good improvement?
armies would have sub armies or "corps" comprised of 6 divisions which would basically be a mini army like the armies in army groups but smaller.
my hope is that this would prevent troop shuffling around the frontline too much and would also be more like hoi3 which is cool game but it filters me hard
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Battle brothers
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FH gear looks the coolest, change my mind
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Best Tropico game?
Some people keep recommending the 4th one, is there any reason why it's better than 6 or 5?
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aconquest
Name a better RTS. Pro tip, you can't.
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Red Flood: Wildcard
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That's right everyone, it's time for another Red Flood thread. What are your thoughts on what the mod team is up to, and when do you think the next update will release?
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What’s the best Fire Emblem? Also any beginner tips? (I’m new to strategy games)
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Emperor: Battle for Dune
Emperor - Battle For Dune SS
This game has the most underrated RTS soundtrack ever. If Emperor was successful, the soundtrack would easily be considered one of the best ever. Getting 3 separate composers for each of the factions was brilliant. The Harkonnen OST is especially awesome. I've never heard anyone combine 80's style melodic guitars with industrial before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAwKzZlyGO0
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Scenery_Fog_From_above_454892
Fog of war is bullshit, especially the kind where you have to reveal the map. Maybe if the game took place in the caveman era it'd make sense, but the higher the technology, the less likely the factions don't have some general map of the playfield on hand.
>But muh scouting
Starting to get intel on the enemy only after the operation has started is retarded and scouts are a waste of a unit as well as being vulnerable to becoming a spam unit or redundant vs a settling/colonizing unit. Board games and tabletop games don't generally have this dumb "feature", so why does every strategy video game feel the need to copy fucking Battleship?
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XPiratez
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My lack of planning is coming back to bite me in the ass, I've just unlocked a bunch of new research buildings but I've got nowhere to place them in my main base.
>Three troops carriers(covert,normal,underwater)
>Vaults for all the equipment
>Barracks
>Onsen, Mess Hall, Sickbay, Onsen
>Personal Labs, Old Lab, Library
>Extractor, Still, Workshop
>Prison, Beast Den
>Radar
How do you guys build your bases? Are you just supposed to slowly move out everything to other bases? I already offloaded interception and most of manufacturing, but the space is still not there. Fudge everything to get a large barracks in? Have less people? No manufacturing in main base? Research in off base? I'm pretty lost.
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download
>attack first
>free win
>"best RTS of all time"
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XkYsrLz
This is a very good game at its core, but the developers appear to have suddenly dropped it in 2019, leaving many serious balance problems, bugs, missing systems, and a laughably incomplete endgame.

What other games have similarly satisfying colony-building, but more complete gameplay?
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all of us knows that europa universalis is extremely dumbed down, both for mass appeal but also to make it possible to do a world conquest as any lttle nation including
Ryukyu or make it possible to turn history on the head as granada or byzantium. Of course that's not an issue in itself, painting maps is fun it's not like paradox can shut down competitors who want less simplistic game
but how would /vst/ design a game set in the same era, or more likely a part of it, and have it be both engaging to play and more realistic?
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I'm developing a browser game for /vst/
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The idea is that all players are statesmen (not rulers or generals) of a nation, and they vote on what action to perform every turn (which will take 10 seconds) and compete against other player-led nations.

I intend this game to be complex with a low low-learning curve so it is easy to get into but hard to master, with this complexity I mean it has:
>closed economy (each province has private and public wealth)
>pops with ethnicity and religion, who migrate and revolt
>knights who duel and commands
>governments that function differently
>rulers whose stats impact everything
>forts that protect nations
>barbarians that destroy everything
>it has pie charts.
So, the goal is to make it much more than just a map painter.

Because one setting/map will get tiresome after a while, I intend to make several maps on which players will able to vote every round.

Possible actions include:

>invade a province
>colonize a province
>plunder a province
>fortify a province
>recruit a knight
>assassinate a knight
>collect taxes
>raise taxes
>purge dissidents
>hunt outlaws

Because this game will be for /vst/ (even if nobody ends up playing it), I might as well ask for any suggestions.
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Stronghold Warlords
warlords
>wonderful summer weather
>no stronghold thread
I invite all fellow warlords, kings and crusaders to this here thread. How fares your castle?
Got into warlords recently and having fun going through the campaigns.
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What strategy game has the best AI out there, including mods?
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Disciples 2
DregaZul
Did you do your yearly playthrough of Disciples 2 yet?
Drega Zul is mai waifu.
Last thread >>495293
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EU4 Tags
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Does anyone else think Paradox messed up the country tags? At this point they've given tags to hunter-gatherer tribes, nevermind all that don't qualify for the basic mechanics (e.g. "reform religion"). It really contradicts the massive historical and genetic evidence academia has produced.

Do you think the tag system should be overhauled or should they just remove all tags which make no sense?
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favorite CK2 start dates?
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Games with well thought out economic aspect
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I'm autistically into economics. Any strategy games that have an at least good economic system that isn't based on mana voodoo shit and economically ignorant socialist mumbo jumbo?
>inb4 victoria 2
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Advanced Daisenryaku
WAD splash screen
Daisenryaku is a Japanese strategy game. It is the godfather of Panzer General and pretty cool. I got the shit kicked out of me trying to Typhoon during the winter and now I'm trying the Japanese campaign.

The first two missions are at Khalkhin Gol, first driving the Mongolians out and then counter-attacking the Soviets. Mission 3 is Pearl Harbor, but the player has only 10 turns to achieve a Complete Victory.
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original.320x150m
Will it be good?
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Hyrule Conquest
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>some mad lad picked a franchise that contradicts itself, and made a totally insane mod by mashing everything together to make it a RTS
The base game is horribly optimized, the mod is not balanced at all and downright buggy, the musics feel like someone just picked whatever remixes he could find on OCRemix, and yet it's still fun to play.
That mod is the epitome of a guilty pleasure, where you know it's shit but you still like it.
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Is Disgaea Afternoon Of Darkness Good?
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Not gonna lie, I'm not a strategy rpg veteran. But, I'm really into strategy rpgs as I'm getting older, and I find these types of games very rewarding is this worth getting? Or would I need to play more strategy rpg games to enjoy it fully?
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The Holy Trinity of RTS
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AKA Rush<Boom<Turtle<Rush
Do you like games that rely on it? What games don’t fall into this pattern?
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Christ Front Mission is so slow sluggish it makes me want to drop it. Are the other ones in this series this bad?
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The Best WMDs in games
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There is no better feeling than unleashing a weapon of mass destruction against your enemies and their population centers. But in your humble opinion what is the best? From the humble Nuke to the orbital death ray what is your favorite way to destroy your enemies with a push of a button?
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So is the latest version of EU4 bugged or are AI natives supposed to not stagnate?
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TW: Three Kingdoms may be dead but at least we still get cute girls added in
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Strategy game ideas
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Every strategy video game idea you have in the back of your mind, or you daydream about.
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Should I buy it? It looks interesting. How deep is it compared to regular Civ? It's either this or Civ 4.
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Lands of Lords
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Good morning people of Ingerland
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Dawn of War 1
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Anyone still playing this game. I just redownloaded it to try the Unification mod and the Tyranids have to be one of my favorite faction in any rts
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Anyone here play this gem? Also any other terrorism sims you can recommend?
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Warlords Battlecry thread
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Why was there never a 4th game

shame they went to making puzzle games since it was really a one of a kind game
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Anyone here ever play Carnage Heart?
Is it any good?
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Gates Of Hell
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Gates of Hell launch thread

The developers just announced on their Discord that the game is coming out today. Personally I swore off MoW and WW2 games in general but the beta was very good Conquest mode especially.
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Having not played any WWII based games in probably over a decade, I'm not sure where to start with all the recent releases. What does /vst/ recommend? Lesser known titles are also appreciated
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Warcraft 2
Considering playing the first two Warcraft games for the first time. Are they worth it, or are they purely museum pieces?
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Civ 5 Vox Populi - Yay or nay?
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So I decided to try the evil campaign out of either completionitism or not having anything better to play among the things I want right now.

How do I Lurtz? My Saruman's army has 8 fully kitted crossbow hordes (as well as some warg ballast now) that deal with rohirrim easy enough with War Chant + The Eye. But this poor fucker gets steamrolled due to only having Amon Hen's leftovers.
Isengard is so fucking shit overall for the campaign, trolls and haradrim can't come soon enough.
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>we want to celebrate how our fans have been with us for five years
>so here's a tiny bugfix and 10 USD worth of shitty dlc
How can anyone defend Paradox?
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Tropico series lost
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What the fuck is wrong with this game, my workers don't go to work but when they go they go in like 1 or 2 people and don't produce much, market is fucked and no matter how much I produce with factories i can't make money and sometimes ships don't bring any revenue or take stuff and now factions are boring as fuck and keep crying to me to chose between building a roller coaster or change the constitution to something else, i literally can't make money from what i really tried having many different factories or even trying tourism and none gave me much money, and single thing other country's do is to beg me for trade routes
What the fuck happen' to this game, Tropico 4 i was and still is amazing, i literally cannot roleplay as a dictator or a humble leader, either a communist or a capitalist or nationalist etc,
Both Tropico 5 and Tropico 6 games are broken, unfun and boring.
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>*flies towards your super weapon*
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mostly talking about the total war series but also about any strategy game really. how do you as a dev counteract blobbing? in DEI for Rome 2, they have a corruption mechanic but that really does not do much damage until it gets to like 80%, and by then you already have a stable fat empire that will never be challenged by the AI. so what can be done to make gaining and managing huge empires more difficult?
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Can someone help me understand the point of grand strategy games? I was thinking about buying EU4, had a look at some youtube videos and it just seems like overly convoluted and unfocused Civ. What are the victory conditions? Is there city building? Why is the UI so pointlessly confusing? Is the appeal just colouring in the map and jerking off about a massive german empire?

I thought it was going to be like Civ with sole emphasis on domination and diplomacy with colonization elements thrown in.
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Original War
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Original War is 20 years old now!

20th Anniversary Documentary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhbK9ZSu31M
>This video is both a celebration and a documentary, released on the 20th anniversary of the release of Original War. It documents a journey from humble beginnings, through the development of Original War to the present day, shining a light on every important milestone in the 20 year Odyssey that is Original War.

It's currently discounted to a mere £0.89 ($0.99) in the GOG summer sale:
https://www.gog.com/game/original_war
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AI War
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Is the original AI War still worth playing?
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I'm bored and have up to $60 to burn, recommend me a strategy/sim game. I'll buy the first thing that looks vaguely interesting on blind faith.
For info, I already have everything in the pic. (Not an endorsement of quality, some of it is complete trash)
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Games that let me play as imperial japan?
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Victoria 2 Mod Thread
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Vgh... the Celtic BVLL empire... what should have been...

I really enjoyed my time with Heirs of Aquitania. You can tell that a lot of passion was put into it by the way the guy made a mod about his mega campaign. He's always updating it as well and communicating with people about it. It's a level of dedication I can appreciate. The only mod I love much much more is Divergences of Darkness due to the sheer amount of content and nations it has. It seems like a lot of fun, especially if you were to play in multiplayer.
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Command & Conquer
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Gentlemen.. it's a nuclear device. Time is running out and there are still no new announcements.
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AoE2 thread since the last one reached bump limit
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Thoughts on the mod?
I tried an Italian playthrough but it was pretty boring desu.
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>any total war
>push difficulty past normal
>you've basically removed diplomacy entirely from the game and now the battles are cheese fests
>entire mechanics now won't work against the AI such as using agents to disrupt settlements or corruption in the case it WH
Amazing stuff. Simply exquisite game design. Bravo.
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FTL
>opponents never wait and shoot their weapons simultaneously to get past your shields
How do you feel about games where the enemy AI has to hold back to make it playable?
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Starsector
the ultimate onslaught
Behold, the ultimate Onslaught.
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>Attention, /vst/.
>This is the C̸aal-S̶h͜t͢o.
>We have arrived with reinforcements from Hiigara.
>Come to us.
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Games that are simultaneously very deep and very shallow
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What's the most fucked up thing you've done in this game? (Good stories from CK1 or 2 count as well.) I'll start.

>banish one of my vessels to some shitty island after revolt
>execute his children and keep his wife as concubine
>have 3 children with her
>invite him back 40 years later as a frail old man, give him his old land back
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>Looks like a formidable defensive structure
>Easily folds to enemy fire

What other units look way better than they actually are?
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Age of Empires Online - NOW 100% F2P - New Civilization Out, New Civilization On The Way!
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Thanks to the Project Celeste Development team, the Romans Civilization, Campaign and Legendary Questpack are out now!

Age of Empires Online is 100% Free to play, and hosted by volunteer developers in accordance with Microsoft's Game Content Usage Rules.

Romans Civilization Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyIGIMAqVzY
Install guide:
https://www.projectceleste.com/install/
Video Install guide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t-wk68ZC1w
High Level PvE Gameplay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRCxAyAluv0

Another Announcement Regarding the Indian Civilization Coming to Age of Empires Online!
https://forums.projectceleste.com/threads/developer-update-2021-05-02-indian-civilization-teaser.5293/
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Will it be good?
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RIP Ashigaru Sex Chat
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>3/15/11-6/10/21
On this sad day I regretfully must inform /vst/ that Creative Assembly has removed custom chatrooms from Total War: Shogun 2 over 10 years after it's release.
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