Swords, Sandals, and Superb AI? Strategos shows plenty of promise

Task Force Admiral, Burden of Command, Armored Brigade II, Sea Power, Strategos. I’ve just re-jigged the upper echelons of my ‘Upcoming PC Wargames I’m Most Excited About’ list, and the following interview with the creator of Strategos, a turnless Ancients battle sim with myriad tactical subtleties, is partially responsible.

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Daily Shorts

Tally-Ho Corner is going to look and feel a little different for the remainder of the summer. In an effort to banish malaise, give promising projects more limelight, and possibly gain a reader/subscriber or two, Friday features will make way for shorter daily posts for the next couple of months. News items, 3×3-style ‘reviews’, miniature interviews, bijou AARs, foxers, competitions, thinly-disguised rants… there’s no telling what each day (Sundays excepted) will bring. Today, for instance, there’s a Q&A with the father of Strategos, a recently announced Ancients wargame.

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Friday Foxer #184

Every Friday at 1300 hours, Tally-Ho Corner’s cleverest clogs come together to solve a ‘foxer’ handcrafted by my sadistic chum and colleague, Roman. A complete ‘defoxing’ sometimes takes several days and usually involves the little grey cells of many readers.

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A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame and sim news. Now and again, assuming I can persuade Austerity’s Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier engine to perform the miracle of internal combustion, I spend a few days scouring Simulatia and Grognardia for stories with the potential to fascinate, startle, cheer, dismay or amuse. Those stories are then dehydrated, alphabetised and delivered, via articles like this one, to people who’ve got better things to do than plough through puff and platitudes.

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Africana

It’s been a perturbing week here on the Corner. The relentless attacks by crocodiles, cannibals, communists, and Canberras, don’t bother me, it’s the realisation that I may never feel towards Every Single Soldier’s latest COIN title the way I feel towards its predecessors, that really weighs on my mind.

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