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Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:08 pm
by Daniele
Fantasy wargaming is back!

Fantasy General II is the reimagination of the strategy game classic from the 90s! Armies once again draw battle-lines on the war-torn land of Keldonia, and a new generation of commanders will test their bravery and tactics against each other.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq2y-nRqRoU

True to the tradition of the original game, Fantasy General II is all about turn-based battles. Lead over 75 different unique unit types, including powerful heroes. Take into consideration terrain, weapons and armour, magical effects, morale, and the balance of forces, make a plan, execute it, and vanquish your enemy, forging your reputation as a savage war-leader.

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Battle after battle, you will need to make decisions and develop your army. The young clan members will need to be trained, and as they gain enough experience, even the greenest recruits can be turned into champions. But beware: costly victories can be worse than a defeat… when battle-hardened units perish, so does their progression and experience.
Each unit comes with their specific abilities, arms and armour, and they can be equipped with magic artefacts you find during battle and upgraded with gold and resources that you need to plunder from your enemy.

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The world of Aer is filled with beauty and wonders. From the cold, magic-rich highlands of Fareach, home to the player’s Barbarian Clans, to the Borderlands with their fertile river valleys and deep woods where witches and monsters still roam free; from the Sunken Land, submerged through a great Cataclysm and filled with treacherous swamp and Lizardfolk, to the refined and temperate Empire to the South, home to wondrous cities and built upon undead labour. Your campaign will see you fight across very different battlefields, requiring variable tactics and army composition.

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Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:48 pm
by PanzerCro
this is great news !!!!! Now I am waiting for Peoples General 2 :)

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:08 pm
by laminine
Awesome! Been playing FG in the old days, never thought in the end that FG II would come alive!

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:29 pm
by Mojko
Excellent! I did not expect this. I played the old Fantasy General a lot and it had a lot of great ideas. I especially liked the research feature when you could invest money into unlocking new units instead of just getting them for free as time passed on. A while ago I even read a walkthrough of this great game and I learned that I did not understand all the game mechanics in detail. I would like to point out some flaws of the game too as I would like these to be addressed in the new Fantasy General:

- awkward UI
- little to no documentation on how the game actually works in detail
- imbalanced units
- random loot had too high of random spread (you could get something ranging from worthless to excellent, I would appreciate a little bit more grounded approach)
- research feature was a great idea, but the implementation was poor, this feature needs more transparency on how much money needs to be invested to unlocking a new unit

Hopefully, there will be some more information soon :)

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:55 pm
by Retributarr
I watched the Online-Live-Interview/Discussion dealing with the Topic...'Fantasy General', it's quite detailed, it look's quite promising!. I played it many years ago, and at the time...thought that it was refreshingly different from other games in the war-strategy category department.

I am planning on purchasing it in the future. It look's like it might be 'great-challenging-fun'!.

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:44 pm
by MojoAmok
Wow - this has my attention!

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:44 pm
by MojoAmok
Wow - this has my attention!

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 pm
by MikeC_81
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Holy crap, I played FG2 when I was a child. It was one of my first wargames ever.

Do you have the rights to the old soundtrack? Those old Catholic chants were haunting. I hope the sequel will retain that type of musical style.

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:31 am
by TheGrayMouser
Interestingly, but I don’t see any naval units!!

Hopefully this means we’ll see Star General 2 someday;)

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:20 am
by AlexDetrojan
Very nice developers!

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:07 am
by Blackwoodforest
I don´t see the hexagon fields anywhere, it quite important and usefull for placing the units strategicly. Will this be there as well? I am really exicted about this.

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:06 am
by JamesHenderson
MikeC_81 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 pm
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Holy crap, I played FG2 when I was a child. It was one of my first wargames ever.

Do you have the rights to the old soundtrack? Those old Catholic chants were haunting. I hope the sequel will retain that type of musical style.
Me too. I will make a prepayment in the first day.
Sorry. Had to copy your pic.

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Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:26 am
by generalgonzo
Indeed great news! After all these years a group of devs remember the impiortance of turn-based strategy games and chose an all-time classic as a remake!

Wonderful news!

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:48 am
by CustodianV131
That takes me back...

Really like the idea of playing a revitalized / re-imaged version of this type of game.
I've started up the old game at times, but it has gotten really old by today's standards.

I've added Fantasy General II to my wishlist on GOG for sure.

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:48 pm
by Telstar
Wanna :)

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:15 pm
by rico21
Daniele, you are a God!!!

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:50 pm
by proline
PanzerCro wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:48 pm
this is great news !!!!! Now I am waiting for Peoples General 2 :)
That comes after Star General 2 LOL.

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:39 pm
by bleedthefreak
This looks great! Is this the same engine as Gladius? I freaking love that game.

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:36 am
by gerbercage
This year gonna be Slitherine year. So many good titles coming out such as panzer corps 2, Field of Glory: Empires and this FG2.
Paradox titles not as interesting as Slitherine titles.

Re: Fantasy General II is announced!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:25 am
by Retributarr
rico21 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Daniele, you are a God!!!
I'm in one of those moods tonight, can't help it?.
"Daniele, you are a God!!!"

No!!!,,,He (Daniele)...is 'Much Better Than That!'.
He is the "Ayatollah-Ruholla-Bogwog-Beheshti-Cheeze-Wiz!!!".