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    Tactical squad game

    I'm looking for a nice tactical squad game, turned based preferably. It's one of my favorite types of games and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much of it around.

    I'm honestly tired of playing Fallout Tactics and X-COM. Does anyone know of any others? Shareware or commercial?
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    There was this awesome abandonware game that took place between multiple windows. You'd have these two or three windows and you can configure them across your desktop, and when it was your turn all the action like missle launches went across the windows accordingly. I'll have to remember the name but it was what you're talking about.

    Also worms is awesome, you can even go back to the scorched earth days

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    Worms is nearly impossible to play against the computer. One of the reasons I always disliked the game. I don't have many options as far as playing with other folks is concerned.

    As for that other, you mean Harpoon?
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    don't think so, it was more than naval combat.

    And woms is awesome against a computer.

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    I heard about a game called America's Army, but I am 100% sure it is not turn based. I have never played it...but I bet it is pretty tactical.

    It is a free download of about 3 GB in size. Created by the US Army.
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    > And woms is awesome against a computer.

    You mean its fun the computer always hit?

    > I heard about a game called America's Army

    Thanks David. My computer can't handle it Looks nice though. Despite being an online game.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Scorched Earth 3D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    I'm looking for a nice tactical squad game, turned based preferably. It's one of my favorite types of games and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much of it around.

    I'm honestly tired of playing Fallout Tactics and X-COM. Does anyone know of any others? Shareware or commercial?
    You have pretty much perfectly described Jagged Alliance 2. It's basically XCom++.

    And yes, it is a very small genre.
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    Mario, have you played the other Fallout games besides tactics?

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    I've heard of one that has been rumored to be coming out "any day now" for the last few months, actually Mario. It's more of a Rogue-like game though. I just can't remember the name of it, Mario. You have any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    > And woms is awesome against a computer.

    You mean its fun the computer always hit?
    It either always hits or screws up so badly that it kills more of its own worms

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    What about Silent Storm?
    http://www.silentstorm-online.de/main.php?lang=en

    From what I remember there's a demo download and the game is very, very cheap.
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    > Scorched Earth 3D

    Not exactly squad based but highly entertaining. I completely forgot about this completely free gem. Thanks Perspective.

    > You have pretty much perfectly described Jagged Alliance 2.

    Gasp! How could I have forgotten about it? Thanks, QuestionC. *blush*

    > Mario, have you played the other Fallout games besides tactics?

    1, 2 and Tactics. Even played some mods. *strut*

    > I've heard of one that has been rumored to be coming out "any day now" for the last few months, actually Mario. It's more of a Rogue-like game though. I just can't remember the name of it, Mario. You have any ideas?

    Sure I do. It's called MURK. And it will be out any day now. Woohoo! (I love the power)

    > What about Silent Storm?

    Looks nice Ahluka. Didn't know about it. WIll have to give it a good look.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Hmmm....Mech Commander 1 & 2, Rome: Total War, Command & Conquer Series, Final Fantasy Series, Suikoden Tactics.
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    >> And it will be out any day now. Woohoo! (I love the power)

    That an 'any day now', or an "any day now"?

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