Parus Ater wrote:Shogun runs on quite old systems as well. My last was a 3.2GHz Dual Core with a nasty old Nvidia GT220 GPU. Not all the way to the top but mostly.
Comte Michel wrote:I played Take Command: Second Manassas for a while which was published by the same people as Europa Universalis. I love these types of games too, but I have yet to find one that has really good AI for handling the unit formations. They always end up wheeling around in some wierd way or getting tangled up - Take Command was one of the better ones in this regard.
And, like the rest of you, time is a big issue. If I get hooked into a strategy game nothing else gets done. I have Napoleon Total War still in its box somewhere, perhaps I should bite the bullet and get it installed before Diablo 3 comes out and takes up all my attention.
Europa Universalis 3 looks like it might be worth trying, but if it's anything like the Civ games that's me out of circulation for a month :p
You should try Scourge of war Gettysburg, same guy that made 2nd manassass, lets you fight gettysburg, in a huge scale, you can choose how many soldiers are in a unit, from 1:20 to 1:10, so one 3d model can be either 20 soldiers or 1 solider, if you choose 1, each regiment got from 75 to 800 soldiers in them, huge fomrations, I played Antitam, with all 150 000 soldiers at once.
I personaly feel total war is to arcade, while I really liked Shogun 2, and Rome I did not like Empire and Napoleon, way to silly and to many historic faults. I just can't play a napoleoinc game, were 10 battalions, 3 cav regiments and 4 cannon is supose to be "borodino"
Instead I play histwar, not as nice a graphic, but much much more realistic, Real battalions, real corps, real huge maps, sevral hundred cannons. Infact the Borodino battle has over 1300 cannons.