New Recruit From the Northern North

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New Recruit From the Northern North

Postby D. Lifford » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:20 pm

Salutes:

Hey Guys, I'm Dave Lifford from the Great White North (Canada) enjoying a nice spring day here in the Vancouver area. Once again I'm on a Civil War kick and recently purchased the Matrix Battleground series after trying hard to load up the old TalonSoft games. I'm also playing "For the People" by GMT games on Vassal with a couple friends which kinda got me back into Civil War gaming.
I've been looking a bit at the HPS series but I'm a bit on the fence about it. If I hear some good things about it I just might take the plunge and buy them = )

It's been a long time since I've played so I'm quite rusty but I'm really looking forward to getting involved in some games with the club.

Cheers!


Dave
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Re: New Recruit From the Northern North

Postby Joe Meyer » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:19 pm

Glad to have you posting in the Cadet's Canteen, Dave! I'm sure that you'll find this club and army of ours more to your liking as the weeks and months pass. Once you enter the field as a commissioned officer and your "career" is underway, I think that you'll be drawn very closely to the HPS/JTS game packages that are offered. When and if you do, start with the HPS Gettysburg package. It is one of the deepest and comprehensive games in the series, and one that will introduce you to the next level of Tiller design. I, too, love the older Battleground series. But the HPS/JTS offerings are so much more realistic in simulation, and so much more wider in the scope of their playability.
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Re: New Recruit From the Northern North

Postby koch46 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:46 am

greetings Dave,

Welcom to the club!

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Re: New Recruit From the Northern North

Postby D. Lifford » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:32 pm

Thanks guys = )

I've been checking out reviews of the HPs Gettysburg that you recommended. Do the majority of the club members play the HPS system?
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Re: New Recruit From the Northern North

Postby elpaco » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:54 am

D. Lifford wrote:Thanks guys = )

I've been checking out reviews of the HPs Gettysburg that you recommended. Do the majority of the club members play the HPS system?

yes they do ;)

gettysburg is nice but features mostly large and long battles, probably more than any other titles.
other titles are also great : chickamauga, atlanta, peninsula, chancellorsville, and shiloh, antietam, overland
well nearly all except franklin, ozark, vicksburg and corinth IMHO

welcome, by the way
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Re: New Recruit From the Northern North

Postby D. Hampel » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:31 pm

Greetings Dave! Cadet Hampel {Salute},

Good to see some other new recruits in the canteen...Cheers! (*clink beers!*). I would agree with Maj. Gen. F. Chatain that most of the activity seems to be under the HPS series. I prefer the Antietam Campaign version with FBR (First Bull Run), SBR and Antietam. Currently playing a H-2-H battle of FBR and really enjoying it.

I'll share a scouting report with you:
Intel has sent notice that a mighty battle will occur today in Vancouver. Reports indicate that a Michigan (Detroit) detachment is equipped to disperse some rowdy crowds around the ice with a decisive victory. :D

This rounds on me, ;o)
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