Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation

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Darkillius Oct 8, 2012 @ 10:14am
This game is so ♥♥♥♥ing stupid
Amazing how bad this game is. just because it's the shinest new RTS everyone says it's great when the gameplay mechanics absolutely blow and make no real world sence. I'm on the second level of this game and i can't win because the other team always has this larger group of tanks and camps in the bushes? so it's impossible to get the jump on them and any time i get close with any troops in any amount they get torn to shreds. They're sitting in the best possible position in the whole map. If you go around them then i can't see them(because of the brush) til all my tanks are already dead, i can't go straight forward because of the slant they sit on so no matter what the second i see them they are already locked and destroying my tanks..... HOW THE HELL IS THAT FUN? A game you can't get passed the second level? I've replayed this level over and over and over and the AI does the same crap every time making it an impossible to win. HOW FUN YAAAAAYYYYYYY.
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Sithis Oct 8, 2012 @ 11:26am 
Thats where this game is better than all the other ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t RTS.
You have to use Recon scout intelligently, use terrain to your advantage and mix your units so they fit your strategy.
Dont rage! Learn! and you will very much enjoy it!
Maj_Cyric Oct 8, 2012 @ 3:49pm 
Gonna COPY/PASTE my comment from another thread

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<I'm gonna have to retort that this comment is coming from someone lacking in tactial skills.. and games like C&C & WC3 where all that is needed is knowing more Key shortcuts and be faster clicking the mouse to spam things and rush are ones that fit your skill set..

This game REQUIRES Thought, Planning, Tactics, Strategy, AND Patience..

ALSO most players just FAIL at Probing before making a push forward and lack proper Recon of an area before Pushing/Rushing into it.. and also lack the knowhow to counter and defend from being "scouted" Proper Recon coverage will allow your main force to respond to an enemy movement.. and If your "DECK" has a proper balance of units and you place them in a layed defense then countering an enemy push/rush is a simple matter...

In Closing:
A Good PvP battle lasts at least an hour and a great game takes over 2 hours.. and i'm betting you are one of those players that spam out all the wrong units... throw them away in quick meaningless deaths in failed rushes/attacks only to have no decent units left 30 minutes into battle and just surrenders and leaves to find another battle to repeat the same failed "tactics" never learning from the last battle fought... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

My Advice to you is to LEARN about your units be it Nato or Pact.. and Learn about the Units in the opposing force aswell because knowing what units are best against which and what units are their bane is VERY important...

Here is a LINK that will help you in picking the right units for your "deck" and what units to NOT pick...


Maj_Cyric Oct 8, 2012 @ 4:18pm 
Also have you tried a common tatic known as FLANKING? if you know where they are then destroying them should be easy... ATGMs have longer range then smooth bore tank guns.. bring up some TDs with ATGMs or some Helos picking them off at max range... even a BMP-1 base cost of 15points and fully Vetted (+30% ACC) has a range of 2451meters (i would use the BMP-1P or BMP-2 though) or even Sneak up some Deta or VPZU Inf if you are a Pact player from behind.. there are many ways

also break up fodder units like the useless M113 into pairs or single and push with them ahead of your force if you plan to attack HeadOn unless your foe has his units target fire they will target closer units over far ones by default (Leopard 1's and early T-62's also make a good cheap Screening unit to have between costly and valuable Core Tanks)

And again FLANK... only the Abrams Tank has good side armor.. The T-80 has 8 to 10 front but only 4-5 on the side
doggreen1 Oct 8, 2012 @ 4:57pm 
Read the mannual or find a guide. is not a game for noobs.
Jackal Oct 9, 2012 @ 6:45am 
OR watch tutorials on YouTube. At least it'll give you a decent starting point...
Last edited by Jackal; Oct 9, 2012 @ 6:45am
Lucky Lovelace Oct 9, 2012 @ 9:22pm 
Atermi Oct 11, 2012 @ 10:23am 
Is the game stupid? Or someone else who lacks brains for it?
WireNut223 Oct 11, 2012 @ 1:34pm 
Well I and many other people got past the second level, so clearly it can be done.
Imperator_Rex Oct 12, 2012 @ 9:48pm 
So you keep walking into the same trap over and over again? Its not the game that is stupid, you are. PS: I have made it to the last level of Wasteland arc, this is a game for critical thinking people not for brain dead plebs.
Kamikazi Oct 13, 2012 @ 2:01am 
stop using tanks
Mad_SawBones Oct 13, 2012 @ 8:10am 
Play some multiplayer to get better units to use in campaign.
M. Fox [7thMD] Oct 25, 2012 @ 8:49pm 
you need to be smarter than the game youre playing
SkateZillaHD Oct 26, 2012 @ 1:20pm 
I agree. Its crazy how quickly the AI comes at you in EASY skirmish mode and takes over territories. There is way too much micromanagement to make this game fun.
M. Fox [7thMD] Oct 26, 2012 @ 2:03pm 
Originally posted by Warren:
I agree. Its crazy how quickly the AI comes at you in EASY skirmish mode and takes over territories. There is way too much micromanagement to make this game fun.

the AI was purposly set to be hard by the devs. one of the devs said this: The AI has been given an intelligence update so it will retain its "teeth"

So the AI plays more like a person. not giving you breathing room allowing you to get better at the game.

Heres a thought. Coop. if you cant handle Moving/Atacking/Defending by your self. Get more people to split up the tasks

Im a complete noob at this game and i destroy the AI. Its nothing more than spreading units out and knowing that APCs shouldnt tango with T80's >.>

Last edited by M. Fox [7thMD]; Oct 26, 2012 @ 2:08pm
tigersag Oct 28, 2012 @ 4:09am 
War isn"t 'fun". it's HELL.. and very irritating! ;

(well in the best wargames I played like Cannon Fodder, Balance of Power 1990, Close Combat and games that really describe the madness of war.. and how irritating it is)

So maybe you are right: "this game is irritating", or 'bad' in your words. There are no super units that kill everything in it's path, no instant upgrades and no Hades bomb that obliterates everything (but I'm still waiting for tactical nukes). I suck at RTS and I just finished the Able Archer campaign and I got through the really touch 1914 mission too where ou have to handle three fronts at once while being always at the brink of being overrun by you-never-know-what-wil come-out next.I finished the refinery missiom with a perfect airborne assault and then when I replayed it again suddenly there was a helicopter, this time!

personally I think the programmers of this game are sadists, but I don't think it's a bad game. It's challenging and really teaches you something; war isn't fun and lots of people die in it, no matter how good they are. They have to work together as a team and overcome the obstacle ahead, or just manage to survive.

Advice: read the specs on the equipment you use well and use the pro's well and remember the cons. This game is like chess and not speed checkers. It's about position and control but in this game it actually matters like in real battles.


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Date Posted: Oct 8, 2012 @ 10:14am
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