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Decline Decent strategy games that aren't commercially available.

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There are many good strategy games that for some reason aren't available from Steam/GOG/Slithterine or any other digital seller that I'm aware about.

edit.
*This list is mainly about older titles that were sold at some point in time; not about freeware or such.
Though feel free to notify me in this thread if something good has been removed from stores.
Free strategy games have their own thread here: http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/free-strategy-tactical-games.112963/
I will change the list if I happen to find any site where listed game is sold.

Some examples:

Steel Panthers III: Brigade Command http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Steel_Panthers_III:_Brigade_Command
Spellcross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spellcross
Myth: The Fallen Lords https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth:_The_Fallen_Lords
Myth II: The Soulblighter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_II:_Soulblighter
Myth III: The Wolf Age https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_III:_The_Wolf_Age
Sid Meier's Gettysburg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Meier's_Gettysburg!
Sid Meier's Antietam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Meier's_Antietam!
Warhammer: Dark Omen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer:_Dark_Omen
Magic & Mayhem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_and_Mayhem
Warlords III: Reign of Heroes
Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warlords_(game_series)
101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy http://www.mobygames.com/game/101-the-airborne-invasion-of-normandy
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_Nations:_Rise_of_Legends
Birthright: The Gorgons Alliance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthright:_The_Gorgon's_Alliance
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for the Middle-earth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Battle_for_Middle-earth
The Lord of the Rings: the Battle for the Middle-earth 2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Battle_for_Middle-earth_II
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for the Middle-earth 2: The Rise of The Witch King
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_L...r_Middle-earth_II:_The_Rise_of_the_Witch-king
CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CyberStorm_2:_Corporate_Wars
R.U.S.E https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.U.S.E.
Panzer General
Allied General
Merchant Prince
Merchant Prince II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_Prince
Cave Wars http://www.mobygames.com/game/cavewars
The Operational Art of War -series. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Operational_Art_of_War
Civil War 2 Generals http://www.sierragamers.com/civil-war-generals-2
Centurion: Defender of Rome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion:_Defender_of_Rome
Celtic Tales: Balor of the Evil Eye http://www.mobygames.com/game/celtic-tales-balor-of-the-evil-eye
Beasts and Bumpkins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beasts_and_Bumpkins
Takeda https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeda_(video_game)
Vlad Tepes Dracula http://www.mobygames.com/game/vlad-tepes-dracula
NetStorm: Islands at War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetStorm:_Islands_At_War
Emperor: Battle for Dune https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor:_Battle_for_Dune
Dune 2000 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_2000
Z https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_(video_game)
Z: Steel Soldiers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z:_Steel_Soldiers (Included these because remakes are terrible)
Battleground 1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleground_(series)
Blood and Magic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_&_Magic
Star Trek: Birth of the Federation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Birth_of_the_Federation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine:Dominion Wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Deep_Space_Nine:_Dominion_Wars
Star Trek: Legacy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Legacy
Star Trek: New Worlds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_New_Worlds
Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Starfleet_Command_II:_Empires_at_War
Star Trek: Klingon Academy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Klingon_Academy
Dark Colony https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Colony
Outpost https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outpost_(video_game)
Wooden Ships & Iron Men https://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/199322-wooden-ships-and-iron-men
Flight Commander 2 http://www.mobygames.com/game/flight-commander-2
Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion:_Storm_Over_Gift_3
Crusade: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/crusade
Shadow Company: Left for Dead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Company:_Left_For_Dead
Achtung Spitfire! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achtung_Spitfire!
Over the Reich https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Reich
Soldiers of Anarchy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldiers_of_Anarchy
Gangsters 2: Vendetta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangsters_2
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers:_Terran_Ascendancy
Hooligans: Storm Over Europe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooligans:_Storm_Over_Europe
Soldiers at War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldiers_at_War
Armies of Exigo http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/armies-of-exigo
Rival Realms http://www.mobygames.com/game/rival-realms
Shadow Vault http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/shadow-vault
Hammer & Sickle http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/hammer-sickle
Night Watch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Watch_(video_game)
Breach 3 http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/breach-3
Castle Strike http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/castle-strike
Siege (1992, Mindcraft, no wiki or similar entry found)
Bandit Kings of Ancient China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandit_Kings_of_Ancient_China
Ascendancy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascendancy_(video_game)
Universe at War: Earth Assault https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe_at_War:_Earth_Assault
Atrox http://www.mobygames.com/game/atrox
Mayday: Conflict Earth http://games.gamepressure.com/game.asp?ID=2777
Perry Rhodan - Operation Eastside https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Rhodan_–_Operation_Eastside (German sources only)
The L.E.D Wars: http://wwww.mobygames.com/game/led-wars
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Wayne's_The_War_of_the_Worlds_(1998_video_game)
Rising Lands https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Lands
The Tone Rebellion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tone_Rebellion
The Lords of the Ring: War of the Ring https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_War_of_the_Ring
Talvisota: Icy Hell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talvisota:_Icy_Hell
Fields of Fire: War Along the Mohawk http://www.mobygames.com/game/war-along-the-mohawk
Space Hulk (1993) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Hulk_(1993_video_game)
Space Hulk: Vengeance of Blood Angels https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Hulk:_Vengeance_of_the_Blood_Angels
Combat Mission: Shock Force https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Mission:_Shock_Force
WarGames (1998) https://www.mobygames.com/game/wargames_
Conflict Zone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_Zone
Theocracy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theocracy_(video_game)
Wages of War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wages_of_War
Strength & Honour 1 & 2.
https://infogalactic.com/info/Strength_&_Honour
https://www.mobygames.com/game/strength-honour-2
A*M*E*R*I*C*A https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/america
Great War Nations: The Spartans https://www.mobygames.com/game/great-war-nations-the-spartans
Black & White https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_&_White_(video_game)
Skyshine's BEDLAM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyshine's_Bedlam
Adeptus Titanicus: Dominus https://delistedgames.com/adeptus-titanicus-dominus/
And probably many others.

Any other games that comes to your mind?
For whom do I need to rage ask politely to fix this?
Or are those games lost forever?

Edit.
Game(s) formerly on the list that have returned on sale or can be found from smaller less known stores:
Imperium Galactica II: Alliances https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperium_Galactica_II:_Alliances
Caesar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_(video_game)
Caesar II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_II
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor:_Rise_of_the_Middle_Kingdom
Chicago 1930 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_1930
(Available http://fireflowergames.com/shop/chicago-1930/)
Day Watch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_Watch_(video_game)
(Day Watch is actually sold at https://uk.gamersgate.com/DD-DW/day-watch)
Steel Panthers 2 -Modern Battles. http://www.mobygames.com/game/steel-panthers-ii-modern-battles
Available as http://www.gamersfront.com/store/winspmbt-main-battle-tank.html
Combat Mission 2: Barbarossa to Berlin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Mission_II:_Barbarossa_to_Berlin
Rest of the Battleground series seems to be available http://www.matrixgames.com/products/319/details/John.Tiller's.Battleground.Civil.War
http://www.matrixgames.com/products/321/details/John.Tiller's.Battleground.Napoleonic.Wars
Homeworld: Cataclysm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeworld:_Cataclysm
(Known as Homeworld: Emergence now because copyright BS)
Battlezone II: Combat Commander https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlezone_II:_Combat_Commander
Close Combat https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_Combat_(series)
Close Combat II: A Bridge Too Far
Close Combat III: The Russian Front
Close Combat IV: Battle of the Bulge
Close Combat V: Invasion Normandy
Metal Fatigue https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Fatigue_(video_game)
Fallen Haven http://www.mobygames.com/game/fallen-haven
Warlords
Warlords 2 Deluxe
Warlords III: Dark Lords Rising
Gunlok https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunlok
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer:_Mark_of_Chaos
Warhammer: Battle March
Machiavelli the Prince
Outpost 2: Divided Destiny https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outpost_2:_Divided_Destiny
Battle Bugs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Bugs
Emperor of the Fading Suns https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_of_the_Fading_Suns
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Starfleet_Command_III
Star Trek: Away Team https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Away_Team
Star Trek: Armada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Armada
Hammer of the Gods. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_of_the_Gods_(video_game)
People's General https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzer_General
Star General
UFO: Extraterrestials https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO:_Extraterrestrials https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO:_Extraterrestrials
Rules of Engagement 2 http://www.mobygames.com/game/rules-of-engagement-2
Wargame Construction Set III: Age of Rifles 1864-1905
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wargame_Construction_Set_III:_Age_of_Rifles_1846-1905
 
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Not sure if you are retarded or what I dont need to pay the eternal Kike to play 20+ year old gaymes.
Yeah. Abandonware sites are an option, but I'm just wondering why IP owners aren't milking those titles.
Of course doing that would require them to patch some of those games to work with current UIs OS.
 
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I always hear a lot of old wargaming grogs talking about Age of Rifles. I heard the A.I. sucks but it has a lot of scenario's and wars not covered in computer wargaming. I have to try it out some time. I really wish someone would make a Franco-Prussian war game but it will never happen probably not commercially viable.
 
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http://www.scourgeofwar.com/index.shtml

Apparently a more simulationist type ACW game. It's 3D but graphics are pretty meh. It's the gameplay that I hear is really realistic and deep.
Well it uses sprites for units like older Total War titles, so there can be lots of men in battlefield simultaneously.
I'll probably buy the one that depicts Waterloo at some point in the future, but I didn't know about the demo version.
 

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What?
http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=7&Itemid=26

Dark Omen definitely needs to be on the list.
Steel Panthers 2 too is more or less available there:
http://www.gamersfront.com/store/winspmbt-main-battle-tank.html
Now if only the price were reasonable...
Some Shrapnel and Slitherine games definitely could do with a more realistic pricing approach even though they are theoretically available online
 

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winSPWW2, a game of Combined Arms Tactical Combat 1930-1946,
Steel Panthers 2 was the one that ranged from 1950's to 1999. I don't see anything mentioning that kind of content in winSPWW2 description, but I might be missing something.

Now if only the price were reasonable...
At least it's more reasonably priced than SPWAW -Generals Edition.
http://www.matrixgames.com/products/297/details/Steel.Panthers:.World.at.War.-.Generals.Edition

Dark Omen definitely needs to be on the list.

I agree. Magic & Mayhem is another one that I forgot from the list.
 

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winSPWW2, a game of Combined Arms Tactical Combat 1930-1946,
Steel Panthers 2 was the one that ranged from 1950's to 1999. I don't see anything mentioning that kind of content in winSPWW2 description, but I might be missing something.

Now if only the price were reasonable...
At least it's more reasonably priced than SPWAW -Generals Edition.
http://www.matrixgames.com/products/297/details/Steel.Panthers:.World.at.War.-.Generals.Edition

Dark Omen definitely needs to be on the list.

I agree. Magic & Mayhem is another one that I forgot from the list.
You are right, I edited my post, it was SPMBT, not SPWW2.
But Lol @ the 40$ pricetag for a 20 year old game...
 

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Warlords 3 DR and ROH, and Warlords 4 aren't for some reason. I believe code was lost for one of them.
 

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The lack of an easily available (and compatible) Age of Rifles, though, is disgusting. Glorious game, AI notwithstanding.
 

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http://www.scourgeofwar.com/index.shtml

Apparently a more simulationist type ACW game. It's 3D but graphics are pretty meh. It's the gameplay that I hear is really realistic and deep.
Well it uses sprites for units like older Total War titles, so there can be lots of men in battlefield simultaneously.
I'll probably buy the one that depicts Waterloo at some point in the future, but I didn't know about the demo version.



With holiday sales going you can get Scourge of War: Waterloo on Steam or Slitherine for 50% off.
 

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Yah, forgot Waterloo is on Steam. The ACW ones are not tho.
 

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Oh my.
I think I've found Cleveland Mark Blakemorian legend.
http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Shrapnel_Games/AA/AA_page.html
All American: The 82nd Airborne in Normandy is the sequel to the best selling, award winning 101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy.
101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy (which is probably another one to the list) was released 1998 and the sequel probably will be released any Friday now.
Pre-order is only $54,95.

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RPS article about All American: The 82nd Airborne In Normandy.
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/02/17/the-flare-path-vapour-and-vapidity/
“we’re still confident we’ll beat Duke Nukem Forever to a release date”
 
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Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance
Emperor of the Fading Suns

Sure, you can get them from the net, but they fit the thread.
 

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An odd one is the Lord of the Rings RTS series. Copyright issues might be the problem.
 
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Strategic Command WWII Europe

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe

Not played it yet, but have played its predecessor when it was sold on battlefront website. I really like the balance between easy enough to play, but still deep game play and tech tree. Its turned based, and previous versions had large mod community and tons of developer updates, fixes, and add ons. For instance I am sure they will add a pacific campaign add on and then combine it to make the entirity of WWII playable on a world ma, like they did with the previous version.

Also games at Matrix/Slitherine I enjoy:

War in the Pacific: Admiral Edition
Battlefront
Battles in Italy
Panzer Command: Ostfront

Most of the above titles are not for everyone, they are detailed to very detailed and are not made with modern computer GUI and graphic expectations but if you enjoy detailed wargames they might interest a person.
 
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Oh my.
I think I've found Cleveland Mark Blakemorian legend.
http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Shrapnel_Games/AA/AA_page.html
All American: The 82nd Airborne in Normandy is the sequel to the best selling, award winning 101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy.
101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy (which is probably another one to the list) was released 1998 and the sequel probably will be released any Friday now.
Pre-order is only $54,95.

edit.
RPS article about All American: The 82nd Airborne In Normandy.
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/02/17/the-flare-path-vapour-and-vapidity/
“we’re still confident we’ll beat Duke Nukem Forever to a release date”

yeah they keep saying that game is being worked on for at least the last 20 years I think. I have no idea why they keep the charade going. lol
 

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An odd one is the Lord of the Rings RTS series. Copyright issues might be the problem.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Battle_for_Middle-earth_II
On January 9, 2011, Electronic Arts announced that the online game servers would be shut down on January 11, 2011 for the Xbox 360 format of the game. The PC version of the game was shut down on December 31, 2010. Electronic Arts noted that their discontinuation of support for the game was partly because the licensing deal with New Line Cinema (holders of the Lord of the Rings license) had expired, which led them to no other option than to shut down all online services for the game.[37]
 

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Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag.
RUSE too (from Eugen System) has become unbuyable for licencing reason.
 

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