Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation

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Just got this game, I want a refund lol
Right playing the first goddamn mission. No matter what I do my tanks get taken out, somehow no matter what, no matter what direction I come from, what cover I hug, a swarm of commie tossers come out of nowhere and destroy them, or 'rout' them so they are useless and I can't even retreat them. Can't summon any other units either, is there a trick to that? I DON'T KNOW BUT I DON'T SEE ONE. Getting stuck on the first goddamn mission that teaches me nothing but throws pointless pop ups? Thanks but nah. Would just load up multiplayer but apparently I got to unlock better vehicles, which translates to a long worthless period of getting farmed by veterans. Heh nuts to that. Devs of W:EE? You couldn't even sell the game past the first mission, I'm done. Peace out.
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Boomer99 Jan 6, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
I suggest you read some previous post here, there are a lot of resources that will help you.

The first thing you should know is that this isn't an "easy" game. It will be frustrating at the beginning, but if you stick with it, and actually learn how to play, it will be well worth your money.

I felt the same way after a couple of attempts at the first mission, but once I started to learn the game, it got better.

Chris Jan 6, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
Once you clear out the first few groups of enemies, you will be able to call in reinforcements from the top left by the number which displays your current points. If you don't have a bar on the top left saying Log, Rec, Sup, Tank etc you will need to click the number. From there, deploy more units before you advance. You should work on recon before you advance. Remember to use TAB and mouse-over on units to see what the specific unit is. Your Leopard 1A1s should have greater cannon range than your opponent's T34s. The T55 will be up to par, though.
Big Loaf Jan 6, 2013 @ 5:28pm 
If I were you, I would not bother playing the game any further. The missions get harder and so does the♥♥♥♥♥♥poor AI. The missions also get longer and more tidious. Out of all the RTS games I have played, this is my biggest let down.
Apocalypse Jan 6, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
It's not Command & Conquer.

You cannot simply attack with lone tanks, or lone infantry.

It is an extremely tough game, and it takes a while to understand that you MUST use combined arms tactics.
Nangleator Jan 7, 2013 @ 7:17am 
Winning the single player missions devolves into trial and error, and memorizing where the series of attacks are coming from, then making sure you have the right units in the right place to handle them.

Multiplayer is much more rewarding, although you'll get your butt kicked 99% of the time. I do, anyway.
skyray_us Jan 7, 2013 @ 7:41am 
If you want something that's simple plug and play, or doesn't require much effort or thought, then this is not the game for you. If you want something that's a challenge, that you actually need to work at a bit, where you actually need to learn some tactics, keep trying. This game is NOT like other RTS games. It's one of the few games I've encountered lately on this topic that you actually need to read the rules for. The learning curve is tough because it focuses on certain realisms about a modern battle. Other RTS games get you into the habit of building/calling in more units if things go badly for you. Not so much with W:EE. You start with elements from a battalion roster. There are certain numbers of tanks, recon vehicles etc. available. If you lose them all or lose too many, there's no "factory to build to crank out more. It will also hurt you in the next battle on the single player campaign. Losses count...really count a lot.

I think people here could be more help (and help you enjoy the game more) if we knew some of the specific problems. Are you having a hard time moving units where you want them to go? Problems using the camera or other controls? Are you getting caught by surprise when you get fired on from unspotted enemy units? Are you using recon units effectively? Are you just looking for stuff to kill or are you following the list of objectives for the battle?

My first go thru, I faced most of those problems. My second time, I won because I did some research and asked other players some questions. By my fourth try with some community guidance, I beat the opposing force and suffered no casualties. I also got the max number of command stars which I then used to unlock more and better units. Some things about the game are not easy to see at first but there are also tutorials on YouTube that will really help you out created by people that regularly post here.
Grisleybear Jan 7, 2013 @ 8:54am 
This game is not Starcraft or Company of Heroes.. Change your playstyle. .
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Chappie Jan 7, 2013 @ 9:32am 
RECON RECON RECON RECON RECON RECON RECON RECON. HELLOOOO? RECON RECON RECON RECON RECON RECON. This game is for intelligent gamers who don't wish for answers to problems before they attempt the problem for themselves. You obviously give up on anything and everything and deem it unsuitable to anyone just because YOU can't figure it out. You're like the big♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥bag that sits in the back of the jazz club and complains that the music isn't in time but the reality of it is that you just don't know how to tap your foot or count for yourself. You need other people to show you how to do things. Grow up. You need RECON out front a ways from all of your units. RECON can see further than your tanks and IF THE ENEMY HAS RECON AND YOU DON'T, YOU ARE SCREWED BECAUSE HE WILL SEE YOU FIRST AND GET THAT FIRST SHOT OFF, which will put you behind. When a RECON unit goes down you need to be aware and re-deploy ASAP. This is not a game that allows you to mass one type of unit. The game has 350 PLUS units! A good chess player uses ALL of his pieces on the board to checkmate.
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Your Neighbour Jan 9, 2013 @ 12:05am 
Sounds like you got pwned hard and have massive strategic failure
ŊЏ | Shifu Jan 9, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
@Yogi: I think you should add that you need recon because it's an essential part of winning - haven't seen that suggestion in your post so far ;)
Gideon300 Jan 11, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
Keep in mind the tanks you are given have about 400m better range than the enemy so, stay back, and keep an eye out for infantry. click tab and roll mouse over units to see their stats.
troublmaker Jan 12, 2013 @ 11:13am 
Hey Nurizeko, one thing you'll learn about this community is that it's very elitist and it's generally hard to get help from it. When they offer help that's great, but don't feel bad about when people are bad mouthing you about being "skill-less." The skill cap on this game is actually very high. Whereas Starcraft 2's APM (actions per minute) value caps at around 130-140 this game's APM will stop beung useful at around 200-230APM. I play at around 120 APM and against many players it's still quite bad.

Unlike Starcraft 2 which is a purely RTS game, this one is a tactical game in which the ten bazillion units have cover. I have silent walkthrough videos done at:

I was on vacation while I was making them and since I was away from my "studio" I couldn't do voiceover. Descritpions of tactics (if you are unable to piece them together) can be found at http://www.troublmaker.com

I wouldn't give up on this great game just yet. Eugen Systems will be releasing a sequel in a few months and it looks to be as great as this game.
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Date Posted: Jan 6, 2013 @ 3:33pm
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