Looking at Battlefield Evolution.

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Looking at Battlefield Evolution.

Postby Iron Knight » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:00 pm

Howdy,

I’m looking at picking up battlefield evolution, but my friend beet me to the USMC so I was wondering what other faction to go with. I’m also concerned that the game doesn’t really have the forces developed yet. What kills tanks besides other tanks, because it doesn’t seem like infantry can. Does the game come down to who can bring the most tanks? I could be misreading the rules though.

So, is the PLA good? I hear the EU is good but I don’t think it makes a lot of sense have the EU/Brits fight the USMC and since those would be the only two armies in town I’d like to avoid it. MEA does remind me of Battlefield 2 but are they really functional against heavily armored armies?

When does Mongoose Pub. plan to have all the bases covered for their four factions?
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Postby cordas » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:08 pm

The idea is to have all 4 factions as fully playable and balanced. At the moment they are fairly good, but will get better.

There is nothing wrong with having the EFTF going up against the Yanks, just try not to think of it as Blair's UK which he has tried to place firmly in under US command. Imagine a different leader coming in and trying to tell Bush / any Republican president what to do and being told where to stuff his ideas, and the UK Prime Minister taking a huff and joining Europe instead.
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Postby Iron Knight » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:16 pm

I don't know, that's kind of a stretch for 15 years. Last time I was there, there was a lot of anti-EU sentiment, especially in Scotland. Also, why would the UK risk fighting the world's biggest navy in a time where convoys can be destroyed at the push of a button hundreds of miles away.

Edit: I'm sure there are a large number of Brits that can refute this, it was just what I saw (and I saw a lot of it) when I was over there.
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Postby Rob_A » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:21 pm

Because it would be the biggest versus the best.

Always have been, always will. None of that pansy stuff in the navy like them yanks.

MEA have been good at killing tanks, them Fedayeen Kornets are eeevil! But yeah, the EFTF is starting to look real nice.

The game not being fully developed is a good thing really, saves you from buying everything at once. Less choice of course, but this limits how much pain you inflict apon your wallet (or leaves space for other games too!).

Hope that helps.
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Postby Hiromoon » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:48 pm

PLA is pretty good if you don't mind a uphill fight...

The MEA are pretty decent if you use them juuuust right. :D
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Postby Rob_A » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:55 pm

Exactomundo.

MEA can either win really well or lose really badly, it is never that close I find. The minute a unit loses it's leader, they are buggered to be honest.

I get bored of using PLA, don't know why. I used them once and the unit comstructions annoyed me. I hate little units. Especially thousands of em.
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Postby emperorpenguin » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:49 pm

Iron Knight wrote:I don't know, that's kind of a stretch for 15 years..
It is, realistically there's little or no chance of a European Super State within 8 years.
I prefer to use the models to represent the "real world" rather than the "Evo world" myself. You could just use the models/rules and ignore the background
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Postby Mr Evil » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:36 am

the pla are pretty good, bigger learning curve how to use them, but theur quit affordable to collect unlike the MEA.
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Postby cordas » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:04 am

Lets be realistic and hope none of this happens in the next 8+ years....

However things politicaly can change very fast in times of emergancy, a united Europe in 8 years is perfectly feasable given the right circumstances. Go back 8 years, and who ever have thought you could have Dr Paisley and Martin McGuinness sat in the same room and talking in a fiarly friendly manner regarding powersharing in NI.... Go back to 1987 and who would have thought that within 8 years you would have had Warsaw Pact countries in NATO (without invading them)?
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Postby Rob_A » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:50 am

I just play it because it's a fun game. Not for the background, if I do start thinking about it, it's a VERY 'what if...'.
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Postby Jellicoe » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:09 pm

Rob_alderman wrote:I just play it because it's a fun game. Not for the background, if I do start thinking about it, it's a VERY 'what if...'.
I could not agree more. While its good so see fluff and concept art for SST and ACTA etc.. and that makes it really enjoyable I just find it leaves me completely cold for BFevo. It anything I would take it away completely and let people add what they want.
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Postby Valen is my name » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:26 pm

Rob_alderman wrote:The game not being fully developed is a good thing really, saves you from buying everything at once. Less choice of course, but this limits how much pain you inflict apon your wallet (or leaves space for other games too!).
well i cant afford it at the moment, regardless of how many choices have!
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Postby Rob_A » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:36 pm

I know your pain!
I'm just a student :P.
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Postby Valen is my name » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:07 pm

i'm still at school but will be in sixth form next school year, so all i've got to go on is pocet money! and with battlefield evo it doesn't go very far. but it does mean i get extra long summer holidays this year (starts next thursday for me :D ) so i can paint my ACtA minis.
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Postby Rob_A » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:27 pm

Me too sonny jim. Unfortunately I do not get pocket money!
I have to scrounge or sell what I already have.
Or paint and get money for that. Simple, effective.
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Postby Valen is my name » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:42 pm

well my pocket money ain't much but its better than nothing. do you qualify for an EMA?
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Postby Rob_A » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:14 am

I think so, the forms are really strange.
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Postby Valen is my name » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:23 am

i think your parents have to have earnt less than £30k last year. Mine did but wont tnext year so i'll may get it then. £30 a week just for going to school sounds nice. :)
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Postby cordas » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:47 am

You also have to turn up for all your lessons and WORKSHOPS!!!! I get sick and tired of explaining to some of the mutants I teach that they can't just skip all the worshops I run and expect to signed in so they can get their EMA *GRRR*
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Postby Valen is my name » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:12 pm

workshops? i'm going to the sixth form at my school so i'll be going to the lessons. my school doesn't run workshops, but it does kick you out if you play truant a lot.
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