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Later this month we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Europe's plunge into the deadly turmoil of World War I. Valiant Hearts War stories The role of dogs in the Great War was varied – sniffing out explosives and lugging equipment are just two of their tasks that spring to mind – but I can presume they played a much …

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War

This is an entertaining game that I'll be getting my 10 and 8yo's to play. It is quite short mind you but then it is only £11

I started off reading all the extra information and the diaries on my play through, but gave up after a while to just enjoy the game. Is there a way to view all the info afterwards? If not, I don't mind playing it again.

Anyone else tried it?

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> a strategy game that was already near-perfect to start with

Who can argue with a 1.9 user score on metacritic?

> The trenches are forgotten

Well yes. By about 25 years. Western Front Armies is set during WW2.

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Who can argue with a 1.9 user score on metacritic?

Anyone who's experienced the internet and it's pouty fanboy tantrums?

(Or who can read that the critics reviews average 80% and the user reviews are all about "anti-russian propaganda", not the game....)

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Re: Who can argue with a 1.9 user score on metacritic?

> it's => its

Also: And the War Came: Ralph Raico on WWI, and he cites Karl Dietrich Erdmann:

Peace could have been preserved in 1914, had Berchtold, Sazonov, Bethmann-Hollweg, Poincaré, [British Foreign Secretary] Grey, or one of the governments concerned, so sincerely wanted it that they were willing to sacrifice certain political ideas, traditions, and conceptions, which were not their own personal ones, but those of their peoples and their times.

Unfortunately, we had ideology, war-mongerers and and a few of those:

The Merchant of Death: Basil Zaharoff

On March 18, 1914, on the very brink of the coming disaster, Philip Snowden, disease-wracked, crippled socialist labor leader rose in Commons to make a speech. When he had done, he had rocked the British Empire with his disclosures. For two years a young Quaker socialist named Walton Newbold had been tracing with infinite pains the tortuous trail of the international arms makers. And Philip Snowden had in his possession the fruits of that long quest when he rose to speak. One by one he pointed out cabinet ministers, members of the House, and named high-ranking officials in army and navy circles, persons of royal position, who were large holders of shares in Vickers and Armstrong, in John Brown and Beardmore, shipbuilders.

The profits of Vickers and Armstrong had been enormous, and the most powerful persons in the state and the church and the nobility had bought into them to share in the profits. Vickers had among its directors two dukes, two marquesses, and family members of fifty earls, fifteen baronets, and five knights, twenty-one naval officers, two naval government architects, and many journalists. Armstrong had even more — sixty earls or their wives, fifteen baronets, twenty knights, and twenty military or naval architects and officers, while there were thirteen members of the House of Commons on the directorates of Vickers, Armstrong, or John Brown. "It would be impossible," said Snowden, "to throw a handful of pebbles anywhere upon the opposition benches without hitting members interested in these arms firms."

But I'm going to game this doge game for sure.

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Headmaster

Re: > it's => its

>> But I'm going to game this doge game for sure. <<

Before picking on typos in other people's posts you should learn how to construct a sentence.

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Re: > it's => its

One should perhaps try to understand some popular sub-culture....

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Re: > it's => its

Isn't popular sub-culture simply called 'culture'?

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Re: Who can argue with a 1.9 user score on metacritic?

I dunno, I checked the critic reviews from websites that actually specialise in strategy games and most mention the things that the user reviews complain about, the lack of info on your units, the pared down commanders, and the annoying grind to unlock bonuses (and the Russians playing too much like the Americans in CoH). I would hardly call that anti-Russian propaganda.

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Anonymous Coward

Can I have the modern title

where Britain First are made to go into the trenches for somme of this "action"

*deliberate typo

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Will Ubisoft now rerelease Historyline 1914-18 ?

With Ubisoft producing "Valiant Hearts: The Great War", would lvoe it if they looked at their back catalogue and re-released Historyline 1914-18 (which they got when they bought up Bluebyte). Nonly only was it a great battlefield comamnd game, but it was full of historical information and back ground.

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Re: Will Ubisoft now rerelease Historyline 1914-18 ?

You can get it on Gog.com as part of the Battle Island/Isle compilation iirc.

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