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  Two new blogs from Bruce Shelley - Official News
  Posted by: Riot on 02-24-2007 @ 03:55
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Bruce Shelley has updated his blog with two exciting articles which are a must read! In his first new blog, he talks about a new map for the WarChiefs called 'Ozarks' which will be released in a forthcoming patch.

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It is loosely based on the hilly terrain of the Ozark hills of Missouri and Arkansas. The key features are the hills spread around the map, especially down the middle. A Trade Route (TR) runs across the hills from east to west with the Trading Posts on top. The north and south faces of the hills are impassable cliffs giving access to the hill tops only on their east and west edges.

The design of the map creates north-south choke points along the TR that cross it where it comes down from the hills at low points between the cliff sides. To move north or south you have to pass through a gap between one of the Trading Post hills. We anticipate that these choke points will be a major focus of critical fighting. If one player can take possession of the entire TR and its posts, that would be a dominant and probably winning position. We can see walls being put up at the choke points to tie in with the cliff sides, creating a “great wall” defensive position across the map. The existence of these choke points will possibly allow a relatively secure build up, but players who sit back and let an opponent take total control of the center and the TR will probably lose.


He then goes on to talk about various things relating to Halo Wars and the development tools.

In Bruce Shelleys second new blog, Shelley gives an important Age III Board Game Update;

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The game is moving toward publication, though not completely clear yet. We reviewed the manual this week and found a few typos and confusing sections. We should be reviewing the other components soon as well. It is still not known when it will appear in stores, but we think it will be worth the wait.

He then goes on to talk about the historical aspects throught reading about Age III and lot's more exciting stuff that can all be read right here!. Enjoy.



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