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The online stores that I buy games from send me a weekly list of what's new.
 
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I'm sorry that I offended you with a release info. I have deleted my message.
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fierman wrote:
Since I don't have much spare time lately, I check the geek out once a week or so. Mainly to check up on new releases and see 'whats happening'

For people like me, it's quite hard to find out about games new on the market. I could of course check out all p500 lists, subscribe to mailinglists of my favourite publishers, check out the new sales with my favourite webstores etc etc etc.. but:

wouldn't it make sense to have an ongoing list somewhere, where new games which are actually printed and available are published continuously?

input and thoughts welcome


Given that there is no such list at the moment (at least that I am aware of), it would take a lot of effort to put together a list of released games from different publishers on a regular basis since that means that someone would have to do the legwork of checking out the individual mailing lists, P500 etc. which you (and probably a lot more people) are currently doing

Given the different frequencies which publishers release information of new games, your best bet would probably still be the individual mailing lists from each publisher.
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The information is pretty much scattershot all over the place. BGG is usually the best place, thanks to the frequent geeklists about new/upcoming wargames. But I often hear about interesting new wargames from friends who email me, and I often email friends about upcoming wargames I have run across. Basically - it takes some time and persistance to find out what all the companies are up to on a month to month basis. Most companies have websites, but their sites are often not updated regularly, or often don't have many details, which for some reason often show up on bgg or people's blogs, or buried in Consimworld forum streams (well not really buried, but you do often have to click through various pages to get to any significant info or photos of a game that is in development).
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fierman wrote:
kanger wrote:
Take a look at PICKET DUTY from Legion wargames www.legionwargames.com

(don't forget to have your sound on )


I fail to see how your plugging is relevant to my question. But thanks anyway, you just convinced me to never buy something from legion. ever.

Over-react much, fierman?

But thanks anyway, you just convinced me to devalue your opinions on anything going forward. ever.
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I get a list of new games every week from 2 online retailers. This is the best way for several reasons.

1. The games on the lists are immediately available to buy in my country with delivery in 24-48 hours.

2. There is no manufacturer bias.

3. The list providers have a good incentive for continuing to send me the lists, so I don't have to rely on good will (which can be in short supply even on BGG.)

4. I also get to hear about re-stocks and re-issues of games I was unable to get before.
 
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pmbrill77 wrote:
fierman wrote:
kanger wrote:
Take a look at PICKET DUTY from Legion wargames www.legionwargames.com

(don't forget to have your sound on )


I fail to see how your plugging is relevant to my question. But thanks anyway, you just convinced me to never buy something from legion. ever.

Over-react much, fierman?

But thanks anyway, you just convinced me to devalue your opinions on anything going forward. ever.


+1

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Ratio wrote:
fierman wrote:
Since I don't have much spare time lately, I check the geek out once a week or so. Mainly to check up on new releases and see 'whats happening'

For people like me, it's quite hard to find out about games new on the market. I could of course check out all p500 lists, subscribe to mailinglists of my favourite publishers, check out the new sales with my favourite webstores etc etc etc.. but:

wouldn't it make sense to have an ongoing list somewhere, where new games which are actually printed and available are published continuously?

input and thoughts welcome


Given that there is no such list at the moment (at least that I am aware of), it would take a lot of effort to put together a list of released games from different publishers on a regular basis since that means that someone would have to do the legwork of checking out the individual mailing lists, P500 etc. which you (and probably a lot more people) are currently doing

Given the different frequencies which publishers release information of new games, your best bet would probably still be the individual mailing lists from each publisher.


It would work if, say, thirty people (is that how many wargame publishers there are?) would team up together, with each person responsible for posting one publisher's games.

 
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bob_santafe wrote:


It would work if, say, thirty people (is that how many wargame publishers there are?) would team up together, with each person responsible for posting one publisher's games.



Ok. I'll try to keep an eye out for Azure Wish.
They managed to slip one by me in 2005 (going 6 years
after their last publication!).
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Does Azure Wish even have a web presence?
 
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They used to: http://www.blue-brain.com/azure/,
but it's gone. Not sure what that's a loss, because it NEVER
changed since I found it back in the 90's. LGG came out without
mention on it.
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Does anyone know who ran (or still runs, maybe, as it's not even clear the company doesn't still technically exist) Azure Wish? The only name I recognize is Philippe Thibault, who designed EU and I think LGG, and went on to form AGEOD. But I don't recognize any other names from other Azure Wish games.
 
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Sluggonics wrote:
Does anyone know who ran (or still runs, maybe, as it's not even clear the company doesn't still technically exist) Azure Wish? The only name I recognize is Philippe Thibault, who designed EU and I think LGG, and went on to form AGEOD. But I don't recognize any other names from other Azure Wish games.


They are all hiding in fear of being force to make 2nd edition rules for their games!!
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The other designer of LGG, Bruno de Scorraille, was very active
in answering questions about the game. He also had a role in
EU, IIRC.

I would guess that the Didier Rouy might be a good person to contract,
simply because he managed to get the last thing published by them, and
he's probably still active on CSW.
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Did Philippe Thibault get rich because of the EU PC franchise?
 
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Lawrence Hung wrote:
Did Philippe Thibault get rich because of the EU PC franchise?


I don't know if he's Sid Meier rich, but he did start his own company, AGEOD, later acquired by Paradox, who published the EU PC games.
 
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Sluggonics wrote:
Lawrence Hung wrote:
Did Philippe Thibault get rich because of the EU PC franchise?


I don't know if he's Sid Meier rich, but he did start his own company, AGEOD, later acquired by Paradox, who published the EU PC games.


I don't think the company is owned by paradox.

The more recent World War 1 Gold (also by Thibault - based VERY
closely on LGG) is marketed by Matrix Games: http://www.matrixgames.com/products/384/details/
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calandale wrote:
Sluggonics wrote:
Lawrence Hung wrote:
Did Philippe Thibault get rich because of the EU PC franchise?


I don't know if he's Sid Meier rich, but he did start his own company, AGEOD, later acquired by Paradox, who published the EU PC games.


I don't think the company is owned by paradox.

The more recent World War 1 Gold (also by Thibault - based VERY
closely on LGG) is marketed by Matrix Games: http://www.matrixgames.com/products/384/details/


I was just going off AGEOD's wikipedia entry - although reading that further indicates that after being acquired by Paradox in 2009, it looks like they were later acquired by Slitherine Group, which I think owns or is partnered with Matrix Games, and then in 2012 they all merged - Slitherine, Matrix and AGEOD.
http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?27291-AGEOD-and-Sl...
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calandale wrote:

The more recent World War 1 Gold (also by Thibault - based VERY
closely on LGG)


In my continuing derailment of this thread, I found on the AGEOD forums where Thibault himself addresses the relationship between LGG and the PC version, actually releasing the english manual for the boardgame of LGG as a "preview" of what to expect in the PC game. Given the comments I've heard about the quality of that translation, I'm surprised he did this, as it seems like it could put people off of the game entirely!

 
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Sluggonics wrote:
Given the comments I've heard about the quality of that translation, I'm surprised he did this, as it seems like it could put people off of the game entirely!



Nah. If you aren't trying to actually play it out, it reads well.
Actually, most AWE stuff does, IMO. There are some funny turns of phrases,
but they add to the charm. Trying to understand it when you've got to
handle the mechanical aspects gets tougher though.
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A PC game based on LGG? Thanks heaven! I don't get to pay that awful price of the Boardgame anymore! Note: I didn't.
 
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Michael Dorosh wrote:


Has anyone thought about talking to the BGG admin group? How hard would it be to get an application that flags games marked "wargame" and adds them to a list - even an excel spreadsheet would do - for further use? You could then populate a forum thread or a GL with the data.


THIS is pretty easy anyhow. All you need to do is advanced search
and fill in category and year. Dunno what putting it in a GL or
post would help really.


http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&ad...
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