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Late last week, the crew at Ensemble left us a present and we didn't even notice it. The company unlocked every unit and structure in both the UNSC and Covenant field manuals for Halo Wars. If you're hankerin' for some Halo Wars, you might want to browse through each field manual. After all, the game is only a few months away, so you might as well start planning your strategies now.

One strange note, we're not seeing any Brute units for the Covenant. We know they're in there somewhere though. Upgrades from Elites perhaps?
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Im baffled at how small the selection is.........
Command & Conquer, Company of Heroes, World in Conflict, Tom Clancy's Endwar - they all have twice that selection.
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Covenant buildings and units look like Protoss ones
    
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Does anyone see resemblance to Starcraft in a couple of the units and buildings? Cobra = Siege Tank. Flamethrower Marine = Firebat, and the covenant buildings look almost identical to Protoss ones.
    
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Im baffled at how small the selection is.........
Command & Conquer, Company of Heroes, World in Conflict, Tom Clancy's Endwar - they all have twice that selection.
Actually in CoH each faction has less, I count 8 for the Brits in the OP expansion pack, when USNC has 13, so not too bad, that is about par for the course with most RTS games.
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That's an appalingly low number of units.

I mean, no elites or bugs? I was expecting at least every unit in from the game?

Why do all RTSes get dumbed down so much these days?
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Actually in CoH each faction has less, I count 8 for the Brits in the OP expansion pack, when USNC has 13, so not too bad, that is about par for the course with most RTS games.
including tanks, infantry, and vehicles? I don't think so.
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Why do you guys think the number is so low, it isn't like it is 1/10th of what is always used, the Protoss in Starcraft only have 11 units or at least according to this FAQ ( http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/25418/2354 ) and it is considered one of the best RTSs of all time.

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including tanks, infantry, and vehicles? I don't think so.
Yep
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Command & Conquer, Company of Heroes, World in Conflict, Tom Clancy's Endwar - they all have twice that selection.
Quality over quantity. It's far easier to balance fewer units, so you end up with a better game overall.

That's why games like Starcraft and Warcraft that have very few unit selections compared to the games you mentioned above, are generally much better games of strategy. I say strategy because not all will agree that they're better games.
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That's why games like Starcraft and Warcraft that have very few unit selections compared to the games you mentioned above, are generally much better games of strategy. I say strategy because not all will agree that they're better games.
I disagree completely. I find World in Conflict a much better "game of strategy" then Warcraft.
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I disagree completely. I find World in Conflict a much better "game of strategy" then Warcraft.
Well, that may be your opinion, but Warcraft 3 has a huge e-sports base around it. But Warcraft 3 has had more time to build up popularity, so maybe it's to early to say that World In Conflict wont build up a huge player base and have tournaments worth hundreds of thousands based on its game. But I'm pretty sure it wont.

Sorry to be an ass, but your reply provoked me.
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