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Topic Subject:Preview of ETW in Belgian magazine (PCGAMEPLAY)
Sir Savage
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 05:01 EDT (US)         

Okay (note that I have this information from a Belgian magazine, not from myself).
Some things might be known already, I'm just typing what's new to me.

-Apparantly you can swap technologies witho ther factions.
-Your ports can be made into fishingports (some small ships can be recruited here and they're good for your economy); into tradingports (bigger ships and very good for your economy or into Warports (well this for building those really big ships ).
-Operahouse is a building.
-In chapter three of 'Road to independence' Washington is one of your generals.
-Twelve factions in 'Road to independence' chapter three: Great-Britain, Spain, France, Huron, Iroqouis, Inuit and the provinces are mentioned in the article.
-Snow looks awesome, some really nice screenshots.
-Collapsing buildings look great! Again, a very nice pic.
-Some researches are different for different nations. For example: 'Firing Drill' for the Britains is something different than 'Firing Drill' for the Americans.
-Units size range from 4 to 80 men (not mentioned on what unit scale).
-Apparently you can decide how your soldiers stand in formation (eg: musketiers in one long line or in 2 lines).
-About 25 different ship types.
-AI in sea battles is pretty good.
-Almost every ship type has 3 sorts of ammo: round shots, grape shots and chain shots.
-Ottomman Empire has a special boarding ship with specialised crew for boarding.
-America has a ship type with a catapult that fires burning projectiles.

That's about it, I hope I could give you some new info.
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Legion Of Hell
Centurion
posted 30 December 2008 05:22 EDT (US)     1 / 13       
Erm that sounds great, but could you give us a link please to see these things?

General Rawlinson- This is most unsatisfactory. Where are the Sherwood Foresters? Where are the East Lancashires on the right?

Brigadier-General Oxley- They are lying out in No Man's Land, sir. And most of them will never stand again.

Two high ranking British generals discussing the fortunes of two regiments after the disastrous attack at Aubers Ridge on the 9th May 1915.
Sir Savage
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 05:25 EDT (US)     2 / 13       
Two problems with that: it's written in a magazine and it's written in dutch.

Here's a link where you can see the cover of the magazine (the chap looks like Hornblower!).

http://www.pcgameplay.com/

[This message has been edited by Sir Savage (edited 12-30-2008 @ 05:25 AM).]

Legion Of Hell
Centurion
posted 30 December 2008 05:30 EDT (US)     3 / 13       
Koooooooooooor!

Time for you earn your corn!

General Rawlinson- This is most unsatisfactory. Where are the Sherwood Foresters? Where are the East Lancashires on the right?

Brigadier-General Oxley- They are lying out in No Man's Land, sir. And most of them will never stand again.

Two high ranking British generals discussing the fortunes of two regiments after the disastrous attack at Aubers Ridge on the 9th May 1915.
Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 30 December 2008 05:32 EDT (US)     4 / 13       
Newsied. Thanks for posting this.

Trading technologies looks like an interesting new feature. I imagine it could be a nice way of helping your allies for example. Or you could give all your technologies to your neighbour if you find the game to easy.

          Hussarknight
Kor
Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 30 December 2008 06:40 EDT (US)     5 / 13       
Luckily it's a Dutch-Belgian magazine so available in the Netherlands as well. I'll see if I can buy it some time soon, I presume this is the January issue?
Although tbh it looks like Sir Savage has extracted all relevant information already anyway, and I don't think we're allowed to post screenshots from magazines.

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Gallowglass
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 06:47 EDT (US)     6 / 13       
Trading technologies looks like an interesting new feature. I imagine it could be a nice way of helping your allies for example. Or you could give all your technologies to your neighbour if you find the game to easy
Yes, but I bet it's possible to do something like give an island state the knowledge of building ships for some extortionate fee, and take advantage of the game.

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Sir Savage
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 07:07 EDT (US)     7 / 13       
As Kor said, I'd scan some screenshots but I don't think it's legal.
(It's indeed the january magazine).
Tyrith
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 12:43 EDT (US)     8 / 13       
What magazine did the article appear in? I'm a Belgian, so I'm a little curious
Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 30 December 2008 13:11 EDT (US)     9 / 13       
-America has a ship type with a catapult that fires burning projectiles.
A catapult????
Sir Savage
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 13:21 EDT (US)     10 / 13       
The magazine is PCGameplay.

@Daelon: Yup a catapult, I remember browsing the Empire Galery here on this site and there are some screenshots in which you clearly see burning projectiles in sea battles (the comments on these pictures were something like 'Some unknown flaming object being fired in the open seas') and now the mystery has been solved .
It's clearly stated in the article that the US have a ship with a catapult with flaming ammo.

Sir Savage
Gallowglass
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 13:34 EDT (US)     11 / 13       
The Americans, during the civil war, invented submarines to go underwater and sink. I wonder if they'll be in ETW...I mean, I doubt it, but I wonder.

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Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 30 December 2008 17:20 EDT (US)     12 / 13       
Great find Sir Savage and you did the right thing not posting screenshots.
-America has a ship type with a catapult that fires burning projectiles.
As Sir Savage has pointed out, there are pictures showing this in the gallery on the front page. Mystery has been solved then.
-Your ports can be made into fishingports (some small ships can be recruited here and they're good for your economy); into tradingports (bigger ships and very good for your economy or into Warports (well this for building those really big ships ).
Did it say if this was progressive or if there were distinct types of ports? i.e. if a port is converted to a warport, can it no longer build fishing & trade ships?
-Operahouse is a building.
For culture & happiness bonuses I would imagine.
-In chapter three of 'Road to independence' Washington is one of your generals.
It has chapters? Sounds like the Road to Independence will be a scenario based campaign then.
Confirmed in the CVG preview: a series of bite-sized, story-driven episodes based on the American War of Independence. Divided into four chapters.
-Twelve factions in 'Road to independence' chapter three: Great-Britain, Spain, France, Huron, Iroqouis, Inuit and the provinces are mentioned in the article.
Hopefully they will all be playable.
-Almost every ship type has 3 sorts of ammo: round shots, grape shots and chain shots.
That would make sense. I hope to blazes that the pause button hasn't been disabled because we're going to need it a lot starting off.

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NA Lord Blaine
Legionary
posted 30 December 2008 18:13 EDT (US)     13 / 13       
I was thinking the same thing Gaius, there's no way I can super micromanage 8 ships with all those variables without pausing! MP sea battles will be hard too! Hopefully they'll be a bit smaller though.

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