Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gary Grigsby's War in the East - Screenshots

I finally got to try War in the East, the monster Eastern Front from 2by3 Games and published by Matrix Games.

War in the East is massive in both scale and depth. It feels like you could be playing this game for a whole year and yet find something new. There are some game design features that I am liking, like a not so restrictive fog of war that is adequate for an operational level war game, the detailed but easy to manage logistics and the flexibility to reorganize/shuffle formations.

I was a bit reluctant about how a 2 weeks turn would work (it sounded a bit too long), but all the game mechanics seem to be finely tuned for a 2 week pulse of action. EDIT: Turns are one week. Thanks anonymous for the correction.

Not so enthused about the general feel of working in the map (it feels a bit clunky) and the on-map highlighting  of formations above the corps level.

Images below are clickeable.



Anonymous said...

Hi there!

Are you sure about the 2 weeks turn? I did not play WITE much so far but i played weekly turns...

JC said...

Thanks for the heads up. Turns are one week. Correction added! :)