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  • Playing Uncommon Valor, good idea?

    I want to support my current interest in the Pacific War by playing Matrixgames' Uncommon Valor.

    Just want to make sure I'm not wasting my time, a couple questions:

    I assume for a limited gaming commitment UV is still the better choice than War in the Pacific, is that right? Basically similar games, but UV much easier and quicker to play for it's limited scope? I really hate inefficient games where you spend all your brainpower on the game, not the topic.

    I see references to "Carrier Force" as a UV replacement, but it seems to be an abandoned effort?

    Finally, I have UV all patched up to 2.5 and all is well, but the PDF manuals have screenshots that I can't read. I am not sure whether I have a printed manual and if so whether I have hope of locating it on the attic. Any solution for this?

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    I have played both. If price is not the issue, go with WiP. The new WiP is much more automated in terms of ordinary logistics, so that turns in it play faster than in UV.

    And WiP has scenarios that pretty much duplicate UV.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Oh.

      So for the same scenario WiP is not worse, might even be better?

      Is the pdf manual readable, including screenshots?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Redwolf View Post
        Oh.

        So for the same scenario WiP is not worse, might even be better?

        Is the pdf manual readable, including screenshots?
        The manual's readable, although being a Matrix product, its not as clear as I would like.

        One of the big improvements in WiP is that once you establish a base the computer will automatically dispatch supply convoys to it as needed, so long as you leave AKAs & escorts in specific ports. All you have to manage is TFs with specific missions. You can still send supplies manually if you want to build up an area, say as a staging base.

        So yeah, its definitely better. The AI is sharper, and it is much easier to stay focused on the key action. I mounted operations involving several hundred ships without any problem.

        I ran the Grand Campaign and posted AARs here, if you're interested.

        http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=133851
        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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        • #5
          Guess I have to find out whether I purchased WiP at some point or not

          You don't happen to have an idea whether it works in wine, do you?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Redwolf View Post
            Guess I have to find out whether I purchased WiP at some point or not

            You don't happen to have an idea whether it works in wine, do you?

            I don't drink.
            Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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            • #7
              Am I mistaken or was this thing $30 (WitP) on the weekend?

              It's $80 now.

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              • #8
                it was on sale last week i recall, so it would still been that way on the weeked. I am not sure it went so low as $30 - i think War Plan Orange did, but i bought both in the sale and i recall WitP AE was round $60 still.
                The good deal this week is Command Ops games - a good discount on these superlative titles

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                • #9
                  If anybody wants to play War Plan Orange I have some time now let me know, I know its a bit of a step back in detail from WitP:AE but I've had this title for like 5 years and never pbemed it.
                  Кто там?
                  Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
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                  • #10
                    well, i might be willing to do so - busy over the next few weeks but i got it in the sale and would like to pbem with it - perhaps i will need to get to grips with it first

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Agathosdaimon View Post
                      well, i might be willing to do so - busy over the next few weeks but i got it in the sale and would like to pbem with it - perhaps i will need to get to grips with it first
                      Just let me know! Its easier to pick up than WitP:AE - the logistical planning is less intensive - it takes only 1 turn to completely load cargo/oilers/troops and only 1 turn to have troops pack unpack!
                      Кто там?
                      Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                      Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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