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Zboj Lamignat

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Guize, does anyone have any verified info on getting and running Talonsoft's Campaign series games? East/West Front, Rising Sun and Divided Ground?
 

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I would certainly would drop 20 bucks or more for one of these "hd" remasters of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for the Middle-earth or even a plain rerelease. It's really a shame that it isn't available.
 

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Insert Title Here Strap Yourselves In I helped put crap in Monomyth
the soundtrack in armada 1 is way better than 2's, and it's probably one of the most unforgettable aspects of the game

just listen to this:

 

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America: No Peace Beyond the Line https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/america

It's not great, a very mediocre Age of Empires clone but gold mines work like in Warcraft. It has some interesting ideas like only infantry being trainable, and cavalry being created by ordering an infantryman to sit on a horse. If the horse dies he fights on as infantry.
The worst thing about it is the clunky unit movement and the complete lack of balance: injuns are really weak because their main ranged unit is a bowman whose arrows can easily be dodged, while all other factions (USA, outlaws, Mexico) get pistol-wielding troops whose attacks are hitscans. And even then, USA units are somewhat superior to Mexican units are highly superior to Outlaw units; USA and Mexico are the only truly valid factions to play because the other two are vastly inferior in every way.

Against Rome https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/against-rome

Another Euro-shovelware, but it's pretty decent. You play as barbarians attacking Rome in late antiquity. It has some innovative features and I'm a big fan of the era. This one is so rare it took me years to find even a pirate/abandonware download.
 

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Ancient Wars: Sparta has been released as a remastered game in early access. Never heard of it before but it looks cool, though I don't understand why they chose to remaster the first game when the sequel is still unavailable. Mobygames page for the new version doesn't seem to be created yet.

Mobygames page of the original, the one being remastered: https://www.mobygames.com/game/great-war-nations-the-spartans
Mobygames page of the sequel: https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/ancient-wars-sparta
 

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Ha, I added Strength & Honour 2 to Mobygames not too long ago!
When I did so, it was still available on Gamersgate. Looks like it no longer is: https://www.gamersgate.com/de/product/strength-honour-2/
That's strange too because on their site: http://www.ezgame.com/Mobile/PCGames/ , the links to their other two PC strategy games are still working.
 

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Ha, I added Strength & Honour 2 to Mobygames not too long ago!
When I did so, it was still available on Gamersgate. Looks like it no longer is: https://www.gamersgate.com/de/product/strength-honour-2/
That's strange too because on their site: http://www.ezgame.com/Mobile/PCGames/ , the links to their other two PC strategy games are still working.

No, click on the "Available on Gamersgate" link and it will lead you to a 404.
Last year, when I added the game into Mobygames, that very link still worked. Now it only leads to a 404 on Gamersgate, meaning it's no longer available there.

EDIT: but Sango 2 and Takeda 2 are still available. Weird.
 
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