Reviews and Problems with Gary Grigsby's War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945
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31 December 2014
Summary: Great game at the grognard level. Maybe a little too complex. There are some concepts, like the TOE (tables of equipment), that i feel could be dropped. Interface is good, but not great. Some menus are hard find, on the beginning. Concept of airbases HQ, i am not sure it is the best, they have changed it with War in the West. But for someone who wants the whole eastern campaign Great game at the grognard level. Maybe a little too complex.
Summary: I've finally beat the AI on the easy level in the campaign game. It took about four plays. But I love the game, it reminds me of the old school board games of the 80's when you took over the kitchen table for a month and your girlfriend sulked about it.
I love it for its art; hate it for the way it dwarfs my ability to play it well.
bullmikey "bullmikey", Amazon
26 November 2013
Summary: This is a massive game and a massively complex one. It models things down to the nitty-gritty. If you want to know how many MG 34s are in each of your infantry regiments it'll let you drill down deep enough to find out. Everything's accounted for, every man and weapon, every truck and cart, every horse team and gun tractor. The wealth of detail can be overwhelming. Be prepared to put in lots of time per turn. Logistics are critical.
Summary: While this game may scare a lot of newer players away, it shouldn't. It can be learned in 15 minutes, but is deep enough that even after several hundred hours of playing, you will still learn new things. Strong support from the developers as they continue to try to balance what must be a near impossible feat, every person (squad level), tank, plane, and leader of the greatest conflict in While this game may scare a lot of newer players away, it shouldn't.
Summary: This game totally rocks! I loved the original War in Russia and was always sad that my OS (win 7) didn't let me play it anymore so I bought this game and am totally in love with it! I highly recommend it for any armchair general!
Summary: This is a huge, realistic, strategic/operational level simulation of World War 2 in Russia. It is complex and not for those new to the hobby of simulation wargamming. It requires a committment of time to master the strategies needed to guide the Germans to victory or defend the motherland playing as the Russians. But the rewards are deeply satisfying for those who stay with it. It isn't an action game, it is a turn based game of planning and strategy.
A fantastic game for the computer war gaming aficionado
5 May 2013
Summary: Any review of this game would have to start with the fact that the game is very, very complicated and takes a long time to learn. This fact should be evident by fact that the manual is 382 pages, of very technical discussion, in length. The game provides a very complicated simulation of the actual war on this front that takes into account not only the many factors affecting combat directly (i.e., morale, combat strength, mobility, leadership, etc.
Summary: This game looks daunting, but much like a long book, you are rewarded if you just plow through the first few times. This is a result of how great the game, not a problem with the game. If you are looking for call of duty or angry birds this is NOT it. If you are looking for the best computer implementation of a WWII strategy game at the divisional level showing an entire theater of This game looks daunting, but much like a long book, you are rewarded if you just plow...
Summary: Game has many shortcomings - broken logistics, poor combat mechanics and air-warfare, managing commanders and command structure isn't well though off either, but I have played this game for over year, most of the days spending around 2h moving counters forward and backwards and most of the times it was great fun. For me, without doubt it is best wargame based on events on Eastern Front.