From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

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From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:51 am

Hi all, for the mailbag section this month we're asking for your favourite turn-based strategy game. Go go!
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by The Laird » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:58 am

Viking Raiders by Firebird on the Spectrum, looks primitive by today's standards but it was the first one I ever played and still love it!

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by RodimusPrime » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:27 am

The original civilisation, wonderful wonderful game. only turn based stategy game I really got into apart from Advance wars and Transformers G1 : Awakenings.

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by theantmeister » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:44 am

Civilization.
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by joefish » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:53 am

Carnage Heart on the Playstation - the wargaming was a bit crude, but designing and programming your own combat robots was brilliant.

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by ianpmarks » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:04 pm

Rebestar Raiders, I lost weeks (and possibly a couple of O levels) to that game.

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:33 pm

Laser Squad, Breach 2 and X-Com are the three outstanding choices, wouldn't like to separate them, but if forced, then X-Com is winner.

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by Dave300 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:48 pm

I'm going to be boring and say Civilization.
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by ncf1 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Stratego. (Almost) as good computerized as the board game itself.

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:25 pm

Does Archon count? It's turn based manouvering your pieces , but then action when you fight the battles.

If not that then Theatre Europe. Having to ring a real telephone number in order to get the correct code to authorise use of nuclear/chemical/biological weapons made this game eerily realistic. And back in the 80s when this WWIII wargame was released, the real thing seemed just around the corner. Hard to explain these days, but back then it was all pretty scary stuff.
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by necronom » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:35 pm

It's between (on the Amiga) Breach II and UFO: Enemy Unknown, though Laser Squad is also a favourite. I'll go for UFO: Enemy Unknown, as one of the main things I liked in Breach II was the editor, so for a normal play through, UFO wins.
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by clarance » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:17 pm

The Advance Wars series is very good, especially the GBA games, but original Civilization is still my favourite.
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by markopoloman » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation

Amazing game - found the CD last year but couldn't get it to work on a modern PC. God I want to find a working copy and play it RIGHT BLOODY NOW!
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by Mayhem » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:38 pm

Choices, choices... gonna plump for Laser Squad, the precursor to X-Com arguably, an excellent game and scenario setter in its own right, and a game you could practically do anything in, like hide live grenades in plant pots.
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by psj3809 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:21 am

Probably one of the first i ever played.

Rebelstar Raiders on the Speccy - Played it so much, different tactics, all leg it through the same door, or split up. Worked so well. Decent skill levels to choose from for the computer as well, had many great battles in that game with some exciting finishes. Still play that now on my iphone

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