Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation

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Steve Dec 6, 2013 @ 9:04am
Wargame: European Escalation still worth buying?
Hey guys, I was just wondering if this game (Wargame European Escalation) is still worth buying. I lately watched a lot of YouTube videos about units and tactics but it seems you need to play against other live players in mp to get any command stars for new units unless you want to play the campaign which from what I heard is quite bad. I was just wondering if the volume of mp players on this game is still good or has the community already died. Also, is there any way other than the campaign and mp for getting command stars, and how would this game's volume of people compare to a game like Company of Heroes 2? I am sorry if this is redundant to some other threads, but just seems like I can't fully find the answers to these questions in any one place.

Any feedback and suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Last edited by Steve; Dec 6, 2013 @ 9:07am
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Vadi Dec 6, 2013 @ 3:23pm 
Don't know, I'm quite happy playing the single-player campaign.
petri.piira Dec 7, 2013 @ 6:48am 
The campaign is better than in ALB, at least it feels so to me - I am now playing through it the first time.

There seems to be an occasional MP game too, not totally dead. But how likely is it to be fun if one does not have the command stars?
EvanTech Dec 7, 2013 @ 10:22pm 
Its a great game!
skyray_us Dec 8, 2013 @ 2:37am 
The Campaign game in WEE is very difficult, which is why it's gotten some bad reviews. It is really good for trying to hone up your micro and reaction skills.Very useful skills to develop for WALB and the soon to be released WRD. Progresssion in MP will depend on how many players are available. You need MP games for command stars to unlock units. This was restrictive enough that they did away with it in WALB. Given that we are going into Red Dragon soon, I might suggest going straight to WALB so that you'll have enough people to play. Strangely, I do think that WEE is still worth it because of the micro practice and concepts you'll learn.
Steve Dec 8, 2013 @ 9:37am 
Thanks guys for all the great help and input. I just have one or two more questions to clarify some information. How does the "Command Stars" system work in Wargame Airland Battle? From what one of you (skyray_us) said you don't need to play mp to gain command stars in WALB which would be a huge plus for me (I am not a multiplayer guy but I do want to get new units, which is why I was asking about mp in WEE). Another question which I would like to ask is: do you guys think I should wait with my purchase of a "Wargame" game until the release of Wargame Red Dragon, or should I try to purchase a game from the "Wargame" series soon (I am on a low budget and as such I can't just say "Well I will buy WEE and WALB and then when WRD comes out and the other two die I will get it"). This of course depends on the quality of single player in WALB and the ways of gaining command stars other then mp.

Thanks again for your help, and any comments or suggestions in reference to the above would be greatly appreciated. (I am sorry if some of my questions hop over into the area of WALB on the WEE forum, and that probably these questions have been answered somewhere else, but I currently have not researched WALB as extensively as WEE.)
Last edited by Steve; Dec 8, 2013 @ 9:40am
Demon Wolf Dec 9, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
You don't need to play MP to get command stars in W:EE, although it's the fastest way. Play the campaign, a few skirmishes, and you have all the units you need unlocked in no time.
In ALB, there is no such thing as command stars, you have everything at start (reducing diversity).
My personal approach would be:
-buy W:EE cheap, as it's the entire starting point of the Wargame series, and imo teaches a bit more micro and situational awareness than ALB. Also, it's cheaper.
-Then buy WRD at a pre-sale (~30€) or after the first post-release patch is available.
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Date Posted: Dec 6, 2013 @ 9:04am
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