November 27, 2016 at 11:51 am #679
Since the thread hasn't started yet, why not start one now by posting some ideas for future games.
Personally, I'm rather keen on two particular things.
The first would be a game set during the Anglo-Maratha Wars. Ever since I read the Sharpe series, the setting has been so curious and it's never really discussed much or seen in media or video games. The battle of Assaye during the second war would be quite a spectacle to see.
Secondly, owing to a very generous book lending spree, I've been reading a lot about the wars of Alexander of Macedon. A campaign following his conquests across the globe would be a pretty epic thing to play. We could even play his opponents during critical junctures of the war and maybe see a totally different perspective of the war. Actually, I'll go ahead and add the Punic wars to that list as well. Who doesn't want to see a Rome/Carthage battle?
Anyway, I'm curious to see what other people think/want.November 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm #714
The Sharpe series is brilliant! The books and the show! The Anglo-Maratha Wars is something I've not thought about. Could be interesting. Ancient battles I think will also work really well as a Pixel Soldiers game.November 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm #715
The Anglo-Maratha wars are part of my cultural heritage since ethnically, I'm descended from a group of warriors that my family claims fought against the English during that time.
It's a great period for warfare since you have large field set piece battles but also really great examples of siege craft, both in terms of defence and in terms of storming fortifications.December 3, 2016 at 1:49 am #716
Thanks Emilio, that's very interesting. It's not a conflict I know very much about, but I'm happy to research it as a possible candidate for a future game. 🙂December 3, 2016 at 12:49 pm #717
A huge part of it really the dynastic struggles of Indian politics as it's essentially English backed princes fighting other princes for control of the land. Mix in some religious conflict between Hindus and Muslims and so on and you have a very interesting setting within still, a largely napoleonic settingJanuary 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm #718
I would be in favor of ancient campaigns, or those from the Middle Ages:
– Phillip II and Alexander the Great, as mentioned
– Rome vs. Carthage (or the Germanic tribes)
– Hundred Years' War
– War of the Roses
– Thirty Years' WarJanuary 22, 2017 at 12:58 am #719
Good ideas. Thanks.January 20, 2018 at 7:52 am #720
What about the War of 1812, otherwise known as the Napoleonic Wars. One of my favourite topics, next to the American Revolution. I wouldn't mind another American Revolution game either. A cool idea would also be a game set in the medieval game or a game set in Rome times.January 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm #721
Thanks for the ideas. I do want to explore other parts of history.
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