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deamy #1 Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:14 AM

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Over the past 500 years, France has been a major power with strong cultural, economic, military and political influence in Europe and around the world. France has the world's third largest nominal military budget, the third largest military in NATO and EU's largest army. France also possesses the third largest nuclear weapons stockpile in the world - Wiki

But seriously, in what games can you play as France? Let's make a list of them here:

1. World of Tanks
2. Hearts of Iron (1, 2 & 3)
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Playing as US soldiers... we heard it all before! But have anyone ever played a game where you, for example, could play as a French soldier at Verdun?

Crasydwarf #2 Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

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Do you mean tank related or just in general?

In general, most RTS let you play as France. The nation is even the spotlight of one of the games of the "Total War" series.
Also have Age of Empires, Cossacks (really fun rts, never got the deserved recognition), Empire Earth.

Also Men of War (realistic ww2 rts) also has a few mission with French resistance. Also have captured French tanks. Not sure if that qualifies.

Can't remember much else of the top of my head, but then again, not that familiar with other genres

R_O_N_I_N #3 Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:48 AM

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The Total War series: In Medieval 1+2 and of course the Napoleon/Empire Total War games.

Rostlaube #4 Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

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If you´re talking about WWII games, there are not many. but that´s because france didn´t play a big role in this war. first they lost against germany and than they were half occupied and half vichy-france.
and post WWII? do you really want a gamewith french colonial troops losing to algerian or vietnamese independence movements? :rolleyes:

i love historic rts though and i´m a big fan of the games mentioned above: cossacks and empire: total war.

and there is a reason there are no WWI games. nothing really happened in WWI. soldiers dying in their trenches by enemy artillery. that´s all. you can´t make a computer game out of this.

JeffyShow #5 Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

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and you know why?



Gangerr #6 Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:52 PM

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View PostRostlaube, on 29 February 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

and post WWII? do you really want a gamewith french colonial troops losing to algerian or vietnamese independence movements? :rolleyes:


OP you don't really say what type of game,  first person, RTS, etc.  But anyway the 20th century was a bad time for the french military.  But I for one are is really tired of games that feature US troops all the time.  But unless some non-america games company decides to make a game that features troops from other countries we be stuck will playing USA all the time in most games.

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Add Victoria I & II to the list-its not focused on warfare as much as Hearts of Iron but more on industrialisation and colonisation.It's just awesome to an european nation into a massive empire spanning across the globe  :Smile-playing: .

Aqnde #8 Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

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WW2 Online / Battleground Europe.

TheSmallCompanionCube #9 Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

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View PostRostlaube, on 29 February 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

If you´re talking about WWII games, there are not many. but that´s because france didn´t play a big role in this war. first they lost against germany and than they were half occupied and half vichy-france.
and post WWII? do you really want a gamewith french colonial troops losing to algerian or vietnamese independence movements? :rolleyes:

i love historic rts though and i´m a big fan of the games mentioned above: cossacks and empire: total war.

and there is a reason there are no WWI games. nothing really happened in WWI. soldiers dying in their trenches by enemy artillery. that´s all. you can´t make a computer game out of this.
Yet if hitlar had invaded England and not engaged the USSR they might have won,
Anyway,
France played big roles in the liberation of france and D-day.
Remember those brave little resistance group that killed them selfs in the attempt..

theta0123 #10 Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

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France has awesome army there

FCM F2 <3

Waroch #11 Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

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More recently -> Wargame : European Escalation

theta0123 #12 Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

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View PostWaroch, on 05 March 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

More recently -> Wargame : European Escalation
^this

GAZELLE ftw!

Waroch #13 Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:10 AM

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I haven't tried it yet :) but this game looks cool

Apocalypse89 #14 Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

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The Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2(which already features everything from the Canadian Forces to Hamas, if you like uncommon factions) is planning to add the French Forces in their next version.

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As already mentioned you can play as France in a few of the Total War games most notably Napoleon: Total War and I'm pretty sure you can play as France in one of the Command and Conquer games too.

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View Postdeamy, on 29 February 2012 - 12:14 AM, said:

Playing as US soldiers... we heard it all before! But have anyone ever played a game where you, for example, could play as a French soldier at Verdun?

Something like that years ago.
You are playing a French women in Medal of Honor: Underground if i remember correct.

Vegvaering #17 Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

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Always implying bravery and courage has anything to do with nationality.

Heege #18 Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:19 PM

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Don't know if i remember right, but: Steel Panthers: World at war.
Pretty solid turnbased strategy imho and it should
be free to download.

PzPionier #19 Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:01 AM

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Civilization!

Gigaton #20 Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:31 AM

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A countless horde of Napoleonic wargames of varying scale and nature? Hardcore wargamers are even nicknamed grognards (grumblers, or whiners if you may ;))  after Napoleon's Old Guard.




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