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wotan111
04-16-2004, 04:38 PM
Down in Flames is a new wargame for the PC in development. Originaly a tabletop game.

See info from Wargamer below.

Battlefront.com and Dan Verssen Games announced on Friday a new relationship to develop and release two new wargames based on classic board games. The two new games, Down in Flames and Modern Naval Battles, originally began as franchises in the world of tabletop gaming, and the developers are have stated their interest in staying true to the original games. Down in Flames, originally released in 1993, will be translated in a computer experience with fully 3D airplanes and manuevers in a tactical, World War II dogfight setting. In a nod to its tabletop origins, Dan Verssen Games' intrepretation of Down in Flames will be a turn-based with a vaguely described play mechanic: "...the action is resolved through a unique 'action - reaction' game mechanic that allows players to experience the feel of real life aerial dogfighting with a fast paced, easy to learn system."



For now, very little further information is available, but Battlefront has opened a discussion forum for interested fans. Battlefront plans to offer the game in the $25 to $35 price range, with demos available for download as the game near release. No release dates were specified for the games.

As for the original games, further information on Down in Flames is available courtesy of its current publisher, GMT Games, while Modern Naval Battles information is available courtesy of BoardGameGeek.Com.

wotan111
04-16-2004, 04:38 PM
Down in Flames is a new wargame for the PC in development. Originaly a tabletop game.

See info from Wargamer below.

Battlefront.com and Dan Verssen Games announced on Friday a new relationship to develop and release two new wargames based on classic board games. The two new games, Down in Flames and Modern Naval Battles, originally began as franchises in the world of tabletop gaming, and the developers are have stated their interest in staying true to the original games. Down in Flames, originally released in 1993, will be translated in a computer experience with fully 3D airplanes and manuevers in a tactical, World War II dogfight setting. In a nod to its tabletop origins, Dan Verssen Games' intrepretation of Down in Flames will be a turn-based with a vaguely described play mechanic: "...the action is resolved through a unique 'action - reaction' game mechanic that allows players to experience the feel of real life aerial dogfighting with a fast paced, easy to learn system."



For now, very little further information is available, but Battlefront has opened a discussion forum for interested fans. Battlefront plans to offer the game in the $25 to $35 price range, with demos available for download as the game near release. No release dates were specified for the games.

As for the original games, further information on Down in Flames is available courtesy of its current publisher, GMT Games, while Modern Naval Battles information is available courtesy of BoardGameGeek.Com.

mike_espo
04-16-2004, 04:41 PM
hmmm. Sounds interesting. GMTs game has alot of aircraft...

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Bearcat99
04-16-2004, 10:58 PM
The only thing I will buy sight unseen again is anything by Oleg & 1C... thats it.. we will see... so far all the other "games" I have seen...SWON, RBoB, etc have not..I repeat NOT measured up.

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Lawn_Dart
04-17-2004, 02:02 AM
&gt;&gt;"The only thing I will buy sight unseen again is anything by Oleg & 1C... thats it.. we will see... so far all the other "games" I have seen...SWON, RBoB, etc have not..I repeat NOT measured up."&lt;&lt; Bearcat99

You have obviously never played a Battlefront game...

Bearcat, prepare to be blown away.

Battlefront is to wargames what 1C:Maddox is to flight simulations. Go download the Combat Mission:Barbarosa to Berlin demo and you will understand what I mean. NOTHING compares.

dizeee
04-17-2004, 04:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lawn_Dart:
&gt;&gt;"The only thing I will buy sight unseen again is anything by Oleg & 1C... thats it.. we will see... so far all the other "games" I have seen...SWON, RBoB, etc have not..I repeat NOT measured up."&lt;&lt; Bearcat99

You have obviously never played a Battlefront game...

Bearcat, prepare to be blown away.

Battlefront is to wargames what 1C:Maddox is to flight simulations. Go download the Combat Mission:Barbarosa to Berlin demo and you will understand what I mean. NOTHING compares.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


100% agree
i have cmbo cmbb and cmak, and they are THE reference when it comes to groundcombat strat games. thos games exceel at mp, its even untrue. i been playing hotseat with a m8 of mine for years now, and its realy amazing.