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    What do folks know about Campaign 1776?

    I am looking for a Rev War game and it is slim pickings. You either have Birth of America 2, Campaign 1776 or For Liberty!

    Tough call, but I dont like the way For Liberty plays.

    Birth of America 2 is cool, but I want hexes and units on the map that look like miniatures

    Is Campaign 1776 an outdated beast or does it still hold up well?

    When it says you can fight the whole war I am assuming there is a huge map of the East/South Coast and you can move entire armies around?

    Also does this link still exist?

    http://www.hist-sdc.com/help/intro.html

    LAST ONE:

    Do all the games in this series update each other? So Mexican American War changes would be in 1776?

    Any replies appreciated or screenshots if you got em
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    Re: What do folks know about Campaign 1776?

    Hi Hudson:

    That link doesn't appear on the site (I'll see if I have a copy of it on my hard drive somewhere and upload it). It would be to the site prior to when I started managing it. I think maybe Rich uploaded the only /help folder -but, I'll see -it might be too that it was old info as well - in that the way HPS titles work, they continually patch a title to the current version of the game engine within a series.

    A page that might help out with what you are looking for is: http://hist-sdc.com/spotlights/series_eaw.html

    Typically you are dealing with battles. The linked campaign that comes on the disk is fairly brief to say the least, however there are some add on campaigns available on the HPS site that are a little more developed.


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    Do all the games in this series update each other? So Mexican American War changes would be in 1776?
    I must have missed this one, the answer is yes and holds true for all of John Tiller's titles with HPS as well as Paul Bruffell's Ancient Wars series.

    Also you'd asked for some screen shots of 1776 - disclaimer is that I think Al sometimes has screen shots using other user created graphics (not the stock standard that come on the disk) - these are generally found at download sites -and I can't say as I am familiar with the set that he is using. This site might be of interest to you as well: http://alscolonialarmies.blogspot.com/
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    Re: What do folks know about Campaign 1776?

    Oh nice blog thanks a ton!

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    Re: What do folks know about Campaign 1776?

    Hudson,

    The only game I own, from the ones you listed, is HPS Campaign 1776 and it is alot of fun ( All I play is PBEM games). To date, I have only played the small to medium battles/maps, so I won't comment on the big campaign stuff, since I don't know. If you choose the Campaign 1776, you will have no problem finding tips, and advice/answers to your questions, since HPS customer support is very active on this web site and also over at Wargamer.com. Below are some links that will show and list what some of the extras add-ons are, that are available for Campaign 1776.

    http://www.hpssims.com/Pages/FreeFil...20Files%201776

    http://www.hpssims.com/Pages/updates..._American.html

    Good Luck!

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    Re: What do folks know about Campaign 1776?

    so many good games, so little time

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    Re: What do folks know about Campaign 1776?

    Don't forget to check out the CCC !

    http://www.wargame.ch/1776/index.html

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