We realize that there always are expectations from Wargame’s fans for more news about what is coming next, and for a greater involvement in helping us crafting a large and lasting community around the Wargame series. Although we can’t answer every question and message individually, we wish to fulfil those expectations.
That is why, in order to work more closely with our community, we have decided to elevate a selected few from among its rank to a special role, that of “Eugen’s Marshals”.
Those distinguished dignitaries shall be the intermediaries between Eugen and the community by providing us with its feedbacks, expectations, criticisms and/or (we hope ;) ) encouragements. And in a mirrored way, to feed the community with insights about what’s coming up next, the reasons behind some choices, … Marshals having direct access to us through mails or chat, they are aware of things the “common man” doesn’t know about: so if they state something, you should believe them.
Yet, their role won’t be restricted to spokesmen, one way or the other. They are also to pre-test patches, in order to give their feedbacks beforehand and influence balance changes for both Wargame: European Escalation & Wargame: Airland Battle.
As of now, Marshals are the driving force behind the incoming final Wargame: European Escalation patch, both proposing and testing the changes to come. For obvious reasons, no balance changes have or will be made as long as the World Cup is live. But once the latter will be over, we will release Wargame: European Escalation's final patch. Then, we will proceed to move more thoroughly on Wargame: Airland Battle, in order to provide it with the same support and follow-up we did for the first installment.
On the Marshals’ initiative, we have also decided to soon start a Dev Log where we will weekly answer some of the community’s questions. We will leave it to them to gather and compile the questions, from which we will pick 3 to be answered every week. Since they themselves have some “inside” knowledge, they may even be able to answer some questions without even needing to refer to us … This Dev Log should start soon.
Those players whom were offered a “Marshal’s Baton” have been selected for their involvement with the community, technical or historical knowledge, game skills and behavior, even if it meant being critical about us (as long as it was fairly and soundly done ;) ). They also have been selected to represent the widest array of nationalities, languages and clans, in order to get in touch with as many people as possible. You will be able to identify them through this signature added to their name:
Check the source for the image
But in order to spare you from roaming the forum looking for one, here is the list of Eugen’s 30 Marshals (four more than Napoléon :twisted: ).
Source: For some it may have been a rumor, for others an open secret, but here are the facts …http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=112&t=24210