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Offline choppinlt

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« on: September 09, 2015, 03:58:01 PM »
OK, so my game name evolved early this summer to just Combat Operations because it was wisely suggested I focus on all fronts at the same time. Previously it was COO because of the focus on Overlord, but I quickly realized the name convention was too close to Command Ops. The topic was broached at the eve of the campaign, and I tabled most of the conversation to concentrate on the task at hand. Now is a good time to bring it back up. I am not opposed to a complete name change, but I am admittedly partial to Combat Operations. Therefore I will throw out CO: World at War (COWW)...illustrates operational combat, WWII. If I ever expanded to WWI then CO: the Great War (COGW). Cold War, COCW, etc. Thoughts?

Here is a running record of the ideas in this thread:
Combat Operations: World at War
Operational Command
Operational Battle Command
Operational Battle Commander
Operational Warfare
Operational Campaigns
Command Post
Task Force Commander
Regiment Commander
Auftragstaktik
Kampfgruppe
Kampfplan
Schwerpunkt
Angriffsschwerpunkt
Weight of Effort
kriegsspiel Operational
Operational kriegsspiel
Operation kriegsspiel
kriegsspiel Command
kriegsspiel Commander
kriegsspiel General
Campaign Command Staff
Kampfeinsatz Commander (Combat operation commander)
Einsatzleiter (Operational Commander
Operational Command Staff
Betriebsführungsstab (operational command staff)
Battle Command
Theater of Operations
CONOPS (Concept of Cperations)
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 04:10:55 PM »
Hi choppinlt

You might consider getting away from the use of "CO" as it may cause confusion with other existing software.

Just a thought.

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Re: Game Name
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 04:26:06 PM »
Operational Command

Operational Battle Command

Operational Battle Commander
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 04:57:02 PM »
Besides being too similar to Command Ops, personally I think that Combat Operations is too bland.  I'm a big fan of brainstorming--throwing lots of ideas out there to see if someone else can improve upon them.

I'm not crazy about any of the titles suggested below, but hopefully one of them might spark a better idea by someone.  Personally I'm always a sucker for wargames with some kind of German title ("Drang nach Osten" anyone?):

Operational Warfare
Operational Campaigns
Command Post
Task Force Commander
Regiment Commander
Auftragstaktik
Kampfgruppe
Kampfplan
Schwerpunkt
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 05:51:01 PM »
Exactly why I throw it out for discussion! By all means, brain storm away! As a native english speaker, I agree that the use of German adds a more exotic feel. I am open to suggestions. FWIW, we had some internal discussion about the name CO, and we had similar thoughts with being bland. But we all got occupied doing our own things that no one came up with anything special.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 09:21:50 PM »
kriegsspiel Operational

Operational kriegsspiel

Operation kriegsspiel

kriegsspiel Command

kriegsspiel Commander

kriegsspiel General
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 09:37:08 PM »
Operational Battle Commander

Gets my vote!
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 09:52:21 PM »
Operational Battle Commander

Gets my vote!

I thought of it because it puts across what the sim does in a clear and simple way.

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Re: Game Name
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 08:56:25 PM »
OK, any more thoughts? I have added a few more over the last few days. And we have 1 vote for OBC!
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 09:03:05 PM »
OK, any more thoughts? I have added a few more over the last few days. And we have 1 vote for OBC!

I to like:

Operational Battle Commander
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 09:06:39 PM »
I am partial to CO: World at War.  Keeps homage to your original idea but makes it unique and creates a way of showing how any series of games might work.

Other than that Operational Command is OK

A suggestion I have would be Battle Command.

I don't like the variants that make reference to individuals such as those with Commander or Staff because I think the name should be reflective of what is going on rather than who is doing it.  I also do not like the ones with German names in it.  Sorry, all that means is I will never pronounce the game name properly and probably never spell it correctly either. :)
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 02:36:44 AM »
Yeah there are several I like, especially COWW and OBC...How about Theater of Operations? I will throw that up on the list plus your suggestions Ian.
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 06:06:35 PM »
Theater of operations is good.  Might still be good to tack on something WWII related though.
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Re: Game Name
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2015, 05:57:44 AM »
Theater of Operations is OK.  One of the problems with naming is that the campaign intends to cover so many theaters.  Maybe you could call the engine Theater of Operations, with DLCs like Theater of Operations:  Normandy and Theater of Operations:  Belorussia '44.

I guess we're not in a huge hurry to pick a name though, it sounds like we've got some time.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2015, 06:15:41 AM »

I guess we're not in a huge hurry to pick a name though, it sounds like we've got some time.

The name is very important. Take your time.

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