Alright, so I just was shown the gameplay trailer for Battlefield 1... I have to say, and I've never meant this more about a game in my life: this game looks amazing! This gameplay trailer is amazing...
Everything from the tanks to the planes look fantastic!
In an era where almost all of our shooting games are modern to futuristic, I think that DICE is taking a bold step in the genre by going to a completely different (and I think, underrepresented) time in history. Unlike speculative future technologies and politics, we have historical records to look at and draw inspiration from. There were so many impressive innovations during this time, tanks and machine guns probably being the most notable.
I mean look at some of these things:
Not to mention, the gas masks on these guys are haunting. The amount of atmosphere and alien feel DICE can get into this game is, I think, just as potentially strange as the stuff we see in the futuristic games. Many people in society today probably don't know too terribly much about WW1.
Zeppelins! Need I say more?
Here is the BF1 Announcement Trailer that came out not too long ago, check it out if you haven't seen it yet -and try to tell me you've never seen World War 1 ANYTHING look so exciting...
And finally, here is the Gameplay Trailer I boldly claimed was AMAZING up above.
So I think DICE has a chance for something great. If this game is received well we should very well see a change in the current settings of FPS games and a return to different theaters rather than futuristic jet packs, mechs, and near-future tech. While that is cool and all, I can only handle so much of essentially the same thing.
What do you think? Or what're you hoping for? Let me know in the comments below!
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Have a great day everyone,
A quick overview of my army fluff:
My Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) force is an loyalist insurgent group. The planet's governor, and a majority of the military, turned renegade. So my gents, being proper loyalists along with some members of the PDF, turned on the new dictator. Their quest is to re-establish the governorship and planetary control to the Imperium.
Army wise, I have gone for a list focused around mobility and city fighting. My heavy weapon teams have missile launchers (portable heavy weapons, and versatile). I have a unit of Bullgryns, their great slabshields would be invaluable in the narrow confines of the streets. My super-heavy is a Hellhammer named, "Heedless" (yes, after my first Jax Jensen short), the ignore-cover weapons on it are too good to pass up: one hellhammer cannon with 2 twin-linked heavy flamers to guard the sides from assault).
"The Heedless" is the pride of my Astra Militarum force fluff wise, and modeling wise the center-piece of my army. I managed to get my hands on one of the old out-of-print blisters of the Imperial Guard Tank Commanders. My goal is to give this model a lot of character. The hatches are open with three tankers popping out. They've thrown sandbags up around the three main hatches, topped with razor-wire. The paint is chipped and corroded, being an insurgent force they haven't had many opportunities to maintain it much.
Tabletop wise I have had plenty of success with this model. The pervasiveness of cover in 7th ed. makes the ignores cover weaponry super handy -and I'm happy to say, part of my army's fluff. I fought a White Scars biker list, and the blasts took out swathes of troops completely surpassing their 2+ jinks.
So handy. Here are some pictures of the progress!
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If you're into Warhammer 40k, what army (or armies...) do you play? Which race is your favorite? Share your comments below! If you have any questions about my force, or the game in general, feel free to ask. If you have pictures of your hobby work, I'd love to see it! Reach out to me on Twitter (MattTay1776). If you are a fan of SciFi check out my kindle books, here.
I will do my best to be posting new content every Wednesday. Tentatively dubbed "Workshop Wednesday" I will relatively unedited practice pieces I create to work on certain aspects of the writing craft. Bear in mind military service and training schedules are unpredictable and may be cause for the occasional late post.
In the future I plan to have a set schedule for posting about other writing-related things, or topics in my interest field such as Table Top War Gaming and Video Games.
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Matthew Taylor was born February 13, 1991 in Simi Valley, California. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University Channel Islands, where he served as treasurer and briefly President of one of the campus's two political clubs. While earning his degree he continued to write and hone his craft, eventually releasing an initial few short stories on Kindle.