JTS summer sale!

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Yes, I know own all of the Panzer Campaign games in the series except for 5 titles (that is I own 21 titles out of 26). I also have 2 of the Napoleonic series (Republican Bayonets on the Rhine and Napoleon’s Russian Campaign), 1 Civil War one (Campaign Ozark), 1 Modern Battles one (Fulda Gap '85), 2 from the Strategic series (The First Blitzkrieg and War on the Southern Front), 1 from the World War One series (France '14) and 1 from the Panzer Battles series (Battles of North Africa 1941).
 

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If you ever had the chance to play old board war games from say SPI then these are akin to that genre.

Essentially the Panzer Campaign series are about World War 2 and are basically battalion scaled with each hex being a 1km and each turn 2 hours (night turns are 4 hours). The Panzer Battle series is also World War 2, but at the company level with each hex being 250 meters and each turn is 30 minutes.

The Civil War and Napoleonic scales are slightly different.

Here is a screen shot of Napoleon in Russia:

The zoomed in view that I like:


Zoomed out:


Some folks like this view (like miniatures):
 

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If your into the Civil War (I only own the Ozark Campaign but its fascinating, hope to get more, both the Nappy and CW series have 14 games each).

Zoomed in minatures view:


Zoomed out minatures view:


Zoomed in normal view (the one I like best):


Zoomed out normal view:
 

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Here are some screenshot of Panzer Battles North Africa 1941.

Where are those pesky Englishmen?


Now that is some movement for panzers!


A Panzer HQ and Platoon:


What they have:
 

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And of course (in my opinion) the crème de la crème the Panzer Campaign series.

Take a guess where this might be:

The start of the scenario:


Max zoomed out:


Zoomed in:


Some panzers (top one is a battalion and bottom is a company):


What they are and their structure:
 

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Checked one title; it was for only Windows. Are they all like that?
 

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Yes I believe they are all for Windows based systems.

My host is an iMac but I have VMWare installed and am running Windows 10 in a vm.
 

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Final tally for the JTS summer sale.

I picked up 31 titles.

Panzer Campaign Series
Budapest ’45 Gold
El Alamein ’42 Gold
France ’40 Gold
Kharkov ’42 Gold
Korsun ’44 Gold
Market-Garden ’44 Gold
Minsk ’44 Gold
Moscow ’41 Gold
Rzhev ’42 Gold
Sicily ’43 Gold
Smolensk ’41 Gold
Stalingrad ’42 Gold
Tobruk ’41 Gold

Napoleonics
Campaign 1814
Campaign Austerlitz
Campaign Eckmuhl
Campaign Eylau-Friedland
Campaign Jena-Auerstedt
Campaign Liepzig
Campaign Wagram
Campaign Waterloo
Napoleon’s Russian Campaign

Civil War
Campaign Antietam
Campaign Chancellorsville
Campaign Chickamauga
Campaign Corinth
Campaign Gettysburg
Campaign Peninsula
Campaign Petersburg
Campaign Shenandoah
Campaign Shiloh
 
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To be honest : I was a little bit wary with the news of the demise of the owmer/founder of JTS. You cannot figure things in advance an maybe just maybe something would fold or stop .....meaning JTS would no longer be functioning.

So ; maybe you are wisest of all in having got so many of the games..........especially with the latest mass buy up......I am still thinking ! Definitely need 2 Panzer and 3 Civil War.................I read in one of the tributes to John Tiller that JTS is in safe hands by someone......... I hope so .................................................................still thinking !!!!!!!.....

Your mass buy up might trigger a stampede..............by default. Regardless of sale conditions. :)...
 

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Well, the Summer Sale is over now, looking forward to making a bulk purchase though. Kind of like the Summer Sale with a 20% discount. Graphics look great to me (nice and sharp). Just hope the purchasing experience is as easy as advertised.
 

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The winter sale will be here soon enough lol

Then I can tidy off my Napoleonic and ACW titles (4 from each), and the 2 missing PzC series and then I'd like to add the 7YWW (Musket and Pike and 1776) and then the two MC ones, and the 2 Great War series I am missing.

They just updated Waterloo to the next version, a new announcement should be coming out about the future of JTS. I think it will be good news. I'll post when I see it.
 
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It is seriously worrying how these sales come round so quickly. Time seems to be speeding up. I am going to get my final Napoleonic Campaign game soon and not in sale. Seriously behind with ACW games - still have the old HPS versions- so basically starting from scratch.

Agree that Seven Years War is a must............Salerno is next for WW2 as I will most likely get the Decision Games Monster board-game which is in pledge program at the moment.

Surprised that they have not already made some sort of announcement that things are peachy and posssibly give some info on future possible production.

Waiting for an 18th Century Naval game with good graphics. That will go in pole position for purchase.
 
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HOT Potato Newsflash - brought to you by your local reporter..........DiT.......Dit..........Diiiit.

Wargames Design Studio have taken over JTS Software..........Sell all your gold and pork bellies shares................................................... NooooooooooW !...........

Good news is that the prices have not changed and they intend to publish new games starting with an ACW Title of Forgotten Campaigns.

Go to JTS site to view what has happened................

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CIVIL WAR BATTLES – FORGOTTEN CAMPAIGNS RELEASED
Wargame Design Studio (WDS) is excited to release its first game under the WDS label.
Forgotten Campaigns is the next installment in the Civil War Battles series with the prior fourteen titles covering the major campaigns in the American Civil War.
Forgotten Campaigns is a title unlike the others in the Civil War Battles series, in that it covers a wide range of actions from all theaters of the war. In this fifteenth installment of the series, we have rolled up the actions not covered in other titles, and in many cases actions that the historians have not devoted much attention to either. Fighting will range from frontier actions in New Mexico during 1862 to Mobile Bay in 1865. The Red River campaign of 1864 is included as is the War in Mississippi with Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo. Naval combat plays a prominent role in many actions as well, with coastal actions from Charleston to Baton Rouge and many others.
Civil War Battles – Forgotten Campaigns is for sale now and can be reviewed and purchased from this link: https://wargameds.com/products/forgotten-campaigns

Info Breakdown........................


WARGAME DESIGN STUDIO PURCHASES THE ASSETS OF JOHN TILLER SOFTWARE
In addition to the release of Forgotten Campaigns, WDS is announcing that it has bought the full John Tiller game catalogue, source code and John Tiller and John Tiller Software name. The deal was finalized in September 2021, and we would like to thank the Tiller family for their support in closing the deal and allowing us to continue to build on John’s legacy.
With the purchase behind us, we are also launching our new website at https://wargameds.com/
Our prior sites, https://johntillersoftware.com/ and https://www.wargamedesignstudio.com/ should all start to redirect to this new page.
CATALOGUE REFRESH
The full PC game catalogue has been updated and will be branded as WDS titles from today. With the move to new installers, many enhancements and fixes have been included across almost every series. A summarized list of inclusions in the new installers and patches follows:
  • American Civil War – significant new code enhancements introduced with Forgotten Campaigns and included in all existing fourteen titles. New 2D & 3D hi-res graphics sets. Newly revised and improved documentation
  • Early American Wars - New 2D & 3D hi-res graphics sets.
  • First World War Campaigns – additional content updates for all three titles
  • Modern Campaigns – new code enhancements and the hi-res graphics engine introduced with Panzer Campaigns Scheldt ’44 is implemented in all five titles.
  • Musket & Pike – new code enhancements in both released titles. New 2D & 3D hi-res graphics sets.
  • Napoleonic’s - significant new code enhancements as introduced with Campaign Waterloo 1.09 and now included in all fifteen titles. New 2D & 3D hi-res graphics sets. Many of the enhancements to this series have been ported across from the previous WDS work on the Civil War Battles series.
  • Naval Campaigns - significant new code enhancements including weather, damage and other items needed for both current and planned titles. All five released titles have been upgraded.
  • Panzer Battles – significant new code enhancements including replacements, weather, artillery resolution and optional alternative assault resolution that were slated for the next titles in the series. All three released titles and the Demo have been upgraded
  • Panzer Campaigns – significant new code enhancements including changes to alternate assault resolution, corps attachment and addition of forts. All titles have implemented the hi-res graphics engine introduced with Panzer Campaigns Scheldt ’44. Newly revised and improved documentation.
  • Strategic War – new code enhancements and new hi-res graphics set for both released titles.
Both the Modern Air Power and Squad Battles series are being released as WDS titles, but their planned enhancements are still work-in-progress. More on that at a future date.
In total, we are releasing installers or patches for all ninety-nine PC titles today.
More information on the above announcements is in the following FAQ.
WDS F.A.Q.
November 19th, 2021
Q: What is WDS?
A: Wargame Design Studio (WDS) was founded in August 2016 to support and enhance John Tiller's wargame series. In September 2021, WDS bought the full John Tiller game catalogue with a remit to continue to publish and enhance the complete range. We have a robust pipeline of new titles and are excited with what the future holds.
Q: What happens with all the games I’ve purchased over the years from John Tiller?
A: All games purchase through John Tiller Software are completely supported in the same manner that JTS has supported them for years. All games that were purchased through HPS Simulations and converted to JTS versions over the years are also supported. That migration window has now closed, however. In short – if you have a serial number for your game, you are good to go going forward.
Q: What about getting the games installed? I never made a backup of most and what I do have is very old.
A: This is a multi-part answer:
  • First off, you should only be doing installations from a digital installer. All CD versions of the games are obsolete and in many cases the file structures are different. They should no longer be used.
  • We will be “re-opening” all orders from our existing store which will cause an email to be sent to you for each product you have ordered in the past. This will give you an opportunity to grab a new installer for the game that is completely up to date as of the WDS announcement.
  • If you purchased games through the original JTS store (Dec. 2010 – May 2012) then send an email to Support@wargameds.com along with your order number(s) or serial number(s) and new installer files will be emailed to you.
  • If you were migrated over from old HPS purchases, then send an email to Support@wargameds.com along with your serial number(s) and new installer files will be emailed to you. ** You must include a complete listing of all game names and serial numbers you are requesting new installers for.
Q: Will you be continuing to sell games as John Tiller Software?
A: No, all titles and sales will be through WDS going forward. We are a fully incorporated company (WDS LLC) in the United States. All our titles use John Tiller’s game system, and we will continue to pay homage to John. If you follow existing links to John Tiller Software, it should route you to our new site at wargameds.com
Q: Why aren’t you using the existing wargamedesignstudio.com url?
A: We debated using this as our primary url, but it is l-o-n-g. We have chosen the shorter wargameds.com to simplify the ability to find us – wargamedesignstudio.com will still be in place, but you will be redirected to our new URL.
Q: I’m getting a warning message when I try and launch the game installer or update, what gives?
A: This is to be expected and should go away with time. The reason is, we have a brand-new code signing certificate and up until November 19th, 2021, it has only been used within our development circles. All our software has been scanned and found free of both viruses and malware. As time passes and more installations take place around the world the “reputation” of our certificate will grow, and the warnings will diminish. You can confidently by-pass these warnings and install the software.
Q: Will the games run under Windows 11.
A: Yes, preliminary testing shows that the games will run under Windows 11.
Q: Are you planning just to sell the existing titles or are you planning new content?
A: Civil War Battles – Forgotten Campaigns is the first of a very solid pipeline of games. WDS is continuing the approach started in 2016 of bringing together developers, programmers, and artists to build on John Tiller’s work. This means a focus on both new titles and enhancements to prior releases. The solid foundation and research behind each title and game series is a perfect starting point for further enhancement.
FORGOTTEN CAMPAIGNS DATA SHEET
Overview
Forgotten Campaigns is a title unlike the others in the Civil War Battles series, in that it covers a wide range of actions from all theaters of the war. In this 15th installment of the series we have rolled up the actions not covered in other titles, and in many cases actions that the historians have not devoted much attention to either. Fighting will range from frontier actions in New Mexico during 1862 to Mobile Bay in 1865. The Red River campaign of 1864 is included as is the War in Mississippi with Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo. Naval combat plays a prominent role in many actions as well, with coastal actions from Charleston to Baton Rouge and many others.
Scenarios
115 scenarios are included, and all can be played as either side, against the A/I or other human challengers.
Multiple variants of each situation included. 10 scenarios have been honed specifically for challenging play against the A/I. Most scenarios can be played against the A/I in a single day, yet others may take several days to complete, or even weeks. Just save and continue later at your own pace.
For more fun, challenge another human, and play either face to face, or PBEM (Play by email)
Battles include: Fort Craig, Valverde, Glorieta, Fort Union, Secessionville, Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, Charleston, Battery Wagner, Morris Island, Olustee, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Cane Island, Jenkins' Ferry, Brice's Cross Roads, Tupelo, Mobile Bay, Little Blue, Newtonia, Fort Fisher, Averasboro, Bentonville and others.
4 campaigns are included. Missouri, New Mexico & Red River Campaigns. Also, a "linking" campaign stitching all the major actions together so they can be played in historical order.
Features and Enhancements
A total graphics package:
High-Res 2D graphics for all zoom levels
3D hand drawn maps, 3D units, with individualized regimental flags.
Colorized leaders and unit files.
Traditional B/W unit, and leaders are also an option.
Improved 2D terrain graphics.
Numerous engine enhancements such as:
Damage rating for ships.
Naval mines/torpedo's
Adjustments to Extreme Fog of War further increasing the realism of play
Scenario and Campaign editor: Build new or improve existing battles and campaigns.
Many “What If” battles and maps, both large and small.
Credits
Scenario Design: John Ferry
Programming: Robert "Berto" Osterlund
Painted 3D Maps and Unit Graphics: Frank Mullins

( Pork bellies drop by 40% in 2 hours............too late....BUY ! .....Buy !...... Buuuuuuy !.....o_O...).
 
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No doubt Wargames Design Studio has sent you lots of Emails with the Installers and downloads for the games you have already bought via JTS - the WORD is to to do these downloads over an extended period of time as their hard data system is having teething problems.

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You already have these anyhow - so there is no rush ....Right.....those of you with greedy attitudes ; wishing to swamp the website with download requests ...Will be handcuffed..........Will be read your rights and have to spend the weekend in a cell with an Avalon Hill , Third Reich game enthusiast ...................

The WDS opening screen is also attracting comment.......if I wanted to have a brain seizure...I would opt to play the original Chickamauga game graphics rather than view the opening screen...........Quit IT !............:mad:...

Hopefully the buying system will be a bit easier....after your eyeballs have stopped gyrating.......that is......
 
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