Fan Photos: A&A: Battle of Stalingrad by Pete E

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If Larry picks it up & polishes it...

Post by pellulo » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:04 pm

& gets added to the Axis & Allies game line, that will definitly be another game, I'm gonna have to buy , thanks, Pellulo
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Post by elbowsanchez » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:04 pm

I was hoping Pete would stop by and comment at some point.

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Battle of Stalingrad

Post by Pete E » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:33 pm

Immer Weiter (Always Forward)

Thanks to Elbowmaster for the fine way he manages this website. The game I've designed is based around the actual Battle of Stalingrad. The units displayed are a mixed bag consisting of Flames of War infantry, Memoir tanks, GHQ halftracks, and A&A planes and ships. The numbers and type of forces used is roughly in proportion to what each side brought to the battle.

As in the actual battle, the German 6th Army drives into the city trying to reach the Volga, denying the Russian 62nd Army defenders their ship landing sites and later concentrating on capturing the main northern factories. The battle (game) begins in the three south Battle Zones (large rectangular areas) and like the real struggle, spreads to the factory district on the fourth battle turn.

The Russians try to ferry reinforcements across the Volga with German fighters lurking in the skies above. Included is a combat and close-combat feature in which the Germans constantly attack with the Russians offering ferocious resistance.

Don't you just love wargaming?

The battle rages until the Germans either capture all of the ferry landings or the Russians successfully mount their counteroffensive surrounding the 6th Army.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for your time and interest.

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Re: Battle of Stalingrad

Post by elbowmaster » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:54 am

Pete E wrote:Immer Weiter (Always Forward)

Thanks to Elbowmaster for the fine way he manages this website.
Pete
Actually all the thanks for this site needs to go to Larry Harris. After the Don Rae site destruction of his (Don's) own means. Larry pays the annual fee, I just assist in keeping the porn spammers under control, and post a couple of pictures here and there.

I really appreciate the effort people put into these ideas, and to post them here for everyone to enjoy / taking the risk of the copyright police, and actually giving Larry the ideas, base on his welcome above.

Kudos goes out for all the talent that I have seen and read in the couple of years of being moderator here. And being moderator was only by luck, and assisted in getting Elbowmaster off of Larrys back. He worked the "cant beat em, join em" gig pretty well. So I had to create Elbowsanchez just so I could still give the Larry a hard time. Sometime I feel Larry gets upset / perhaps threatened by this. Which is sad. A couple of times he has considered closing shop here, and I even offered to pay for the site. 200 bucks a year, no big deal even for a layman map maker.

Its kind of a catch 22...or even an oxymoron...Think Tank, and Game Designer don't really seem to fit here. Everything is so top secret. Nobody knows if any of these ideas are even considered. Or if it is just going through some motion. I find alot of this frustrating.

All I can say, is keep up the good work, and make whatever makes you happy, and forget about the policy police in this new era of underground AA.

EM

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Re: Battle of Stalingrad

Post by squirecam » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:20 pm


Its kind of a catch 22...or even an oxymoron...Think Tank, and Game Designer don't really seem to fit here. Everything is so top secret. Nobody knows if any of these ideas are even considered. Or if it is just going through some motion. I find alot of this frustrating.

All I can say, is keep up the good work, and make whatever makes you happy, and forget about the policy police in this new era of underground AA.

EM
On the one hand, several longtime players would have made better playtesters. I am quite certain had "players" tested the game, we would not have missed the AAR OM problems with HB, sea lion, etc. This would indicate this forum should not be so "secretive", but let us help fix the issues that will inevitably arise.

That said, many game companies rely upon "secrets". Also, the products may change, or may never be made. So why advertise when nothing may result from it. Having an open forum where all is discussed openly also lets competitors know exactly what you are working on...

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Post by Larry » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:44 pm

Hey Pete E… I don’t think you get the point… I’m a game designer. I really don’t need or actually want other peoples game design ideas. :wink: I’m far more interested in developing my own concepts. :) I mean … That’s what I do.
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Your game look’s great and I think you have captured the right time and location of the battle to simulate. :D That's what I will be doing if and when I ever do a Stalingrad game. :wink:

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Post by Pete E » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:36 pm

Hi Larry,
Thanks for the clarification. I remain a big fan.
Best regards,
Pete

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Post by elbowsanchez » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:15 pm

From what I could tell from emails from Pete, he is interested in your (Larry Harris') insight to the gaming industry...and not a "no I have nothing positive to say or suggest..."

Larry, do you feel threatened by these people who look to your experience for some type of inspiration to penetrate the market??? Some times your rude answers seem so disconnected / "I am a fan" your answer is "so what, figure it out yourself..."

I guess you havent considered part of a legacy is not what and how much you sell or how much money you make, but how you inspire your simple classic game to go on and on, even after your gone...

Like what does it take??? Lots of luck from what I can tell...these people (YOU)seem to have this exclusive club (like the good ol boy club) where the glass ceiling is hard to break for the new people.

Perhaps Ebay would be a good market for Pete to explore...Or maybe its a good idea for him not to try and market and sell his game, because it is "similar" to yours...whatever it is, dont be such an ass when people go out on a limb, expose themself to Imperious Leaders and our critisisms to post pictures for some type of inspiration from you...

Be a little more humble about your success, and not so threatened by them, think of it as the ultimate compliment, or can you not look at it that way...perhaps you think these people are stealing??? what ever the reason I appreciate deeply the passion people put into these and even more so in sharing with you, hoping to get some type of inspiration...

get with the big boy program Larry !! remember these same people you are rude to, buy your games, so you can enjoy the lifestyle you have now...

think about it...

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