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Three Moves Ahead: Episode 400 - Dream Daddy Civil War

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Forgive us. The title was Rowan's fault. Rob and Rowan have been playing Ultimate General: Civil War and Gettysburg: The Tide Turns, and those games have got them thinking about what they really, truly want from a Civil War wargame. Rowan talks about how he wants to feel like a commander in the field, dealing with the same uncertainty and dynamics that Civil War generals faced. Rob agrees, but also wants a game that feels roughly true to the historical record, yet also wants the capacity to be surprised. In other words, we want it all. Rowan also proposes that Sid Meier's Gettysburg, at this point, casts too long a shadow and its influence is stifling other approaches to tactical wargame design.

Three Moves Ahead is the best strategy game podcast I've ever listened to. They covered Ultimate General Civil War a few days ago. Give it a listen!

https://www.idlethumbs.net/3ma/episodes/dream-daddy-civil-war

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