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 history.
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 oper ation, this is it. High levels of detail, but doesn't really force micromanagement.
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.