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Rick
22 Dec 05, 16:06
Is HPS thinking of releasing games covering these campaigs?

Rick

rahamy
22 Dec 05, 18:15
Maybe. :cheeky:

Sgt_Rock
22 Dec 05, 23:32
We have discussed these. They are definite possibilities. We feel that the series wouldnt be complete without at least 1813. 1814 is a real tough one to win as the French. It would more or less be a given that the French couldnt win. Mabye some sort of randomizer would add in political events such as "Czar Alexander dies - Russians go home" or something like that.

Some would want us to combine the two into one title but they deserve their own space. Some might even say that 1813 could be two titles in its own right to do it justice. Its far more complex than 1809 was which already has two titles and a intricate campaign file for each.

Other periods we believe should be covered:

1805
1806
1807
1808 Spain (might work better with the below titles as a subset)
1809-1814 Wellington in Spain/Invasion of France.

Maybe the later part of the 1814 campaign in Spain/France could be one game with the 1814 campaign against the Prussians/Russians/Austrians/Swedes?

These would round out the Napoleonic wars of the Empire period.

Other titles of interest:
1796-1797 Italian Campaign
1799 Napoleon in Egypt and Palestine/Syria
1800 Italy and Hohenlohe campaign (one title more than likely)

Obscure titles:
Early wars of Revolution.

Its all up to us having the time to get around to doing all of these. Its not that we dont have the interest but the time is another issue altogether.

And yes, like Rich, I cannot say whether any of these are in the works. We dont reveal our projects prior to their release (with some exceptions and its up to John Tiller and HPS). We just hope that what we release you enjoy! :cheeky:

Alan Sharif
23 Dec 05, 03:06
All of the above suggestions would be very welcome!!! If I had to choose one it would be Spain I think.

Leftie
23 Dec 05, 06:07
All of the above suggestions would be very welcome!!! If I had to choose one it would be Spain I think.

I would choose Spain as well. I wonder how the Guerilla Warfare could be simulated though.

Jim Cobb
23 Dec 05, 08:28
I would choose Spain as well. I wonder how the Guerilla Warfare could be simulated though.

Guerilla war would have to be factored in at the campaign level with decisions to trade off some troop strength to assure supply values. Trade-offs would include decisions to garrison and escort. I don't see an immediate impact on battles per se.

Pirimeister
23 Dec 05, 08:46
"1809-1814 Wellington in Spain/Invasion of France."

Let me be just a bit patriotic (ou chauvinist... :cheeky: ), but despite having absolutly nothing against my Spanish neighbours, I can't help feeling slightly bothered/upset when I read references to the Iberian Peninsula Campaign as if it was just fought in Spain and by Spanish (with the Brits' help, of course).

I know that most of the people on these forums are aware that Welling didn't parachute into Salamanca or Burgos, that to get there he had to defeat the French in a few other battles, fought in the other (admitedly smaller) part ot the Peninsula....

Since the devastation caused by the invasions was proportionaly well distributed by the French, and since the military forces of that other country, reformed by Beresford into a resonably good army, gave their contribution to free Spain and take Wellington's army to the French border, it would be nice to keep refering to that period/campaign as "Wellington in Iberia" :halo:

Seriously now, I know it's not on purpose, and I'm not doing too much out of it. It's just that since the "vibe" in this forum is such a nice one, I feel more at ease in venting this small frustration, knowing that I will not be shot at.

Cheers!
Paulo

Pirimeister
23 Dec 05, 08:49
Of course, if your planing not to include any of the battles fought in Portugal in that hipotetical game, my previous post becomes somewhat embarassing, forcing me to go remove the shoe from my mouth...

Jim Cobb
23 Dec 05, 08:59
Paulo,

You're 100% correct. The first battle using British forces should be Valmeida (sp?) and Portugese partisans should have a major impact of French supplies from 1808 on. I would also emphasize that the Spanish and Portugese forces did win stand-up battles, e.g. Balin, against the French without the British.

rahamy
23 Dec 05, 10:26
Hey Paulo,

We included your countrymen in the Waterloo Expansion Package, so you cn gurantee they will be present in any work covering the Peninsula! We don't make a habbit of leaving major players out... :D

Regards,
Rich

Pirimeister
23 Dec 05, 14:27
I'm a happy camper already! :laugh:



You're 100% correct. The first battle using British forces should be Valmeida (sp?) and Portugese partisans should have a major impact of French supplies from 1808 on.

Yep, if I recall it correctly, the first proper battle was Vimeiro, in 1808. Almeida was a fortress that came under siege during the 3rd invasion (1810), and was taken by the French after one of their cannon balls hit a powder depot inside the fortress, causing a catastrophic explosion that left the defenders shellshocked.

The fortress still stands today and Almeida, although a small town, has some great traditional-cooking restaurants that also warrant a visit. :)