From: Alabama - ROLL TIDE!!!!!
I played the Battleline/Avalon Hill board game Flat Top many years ago, back when PCs were still in diapers. I had a lot of war games, but Flat Top was my favorite. Even back then, I was trying to come up with ways to computerize it.
When I heard about Uncommon Valor, which covers the same area and the same time period, I knew I needed to buy it. I like UV a lot. Flat Top had pretty fine detail for a board game, but UV had even more.
Then WitP came along, which took the same engine as UV and expanded it to encompass half the Earth. I've been hooked ever since. When AE was announced, I stepped forward and I've been part of the team ever since. I'm still one of the johnny come latelys, but I've been working on it for 17 months now.
I have not bought another game since buying WitP about three or four years ago. It's not the sort of game that appeals to everyone, but for most of the people on this forum, it's exactly the kind of game they love. It's high in detail, you can learn a fair bit of history playing it, and it's a lot of fun.
Echoing wdolson's comments, I too grew up playing AH's Midway, VItP, WAS, and some computerized spin off of AH's Third Reich wishing there was SOMETHING similar to this for the Pacific campaign. Being a WWII history freak, I longed for a game that would be challenging as well. School, work and then marriage interuppted a period of time since that point and I missed any mention of UV, but searching on the internet one day, I came across WITP. I probably spent a month contemplating on whether to buy at $70 or not, but read several of the AAR and became convinced that I had to buy.
I had played games like DOOM, COD, and endless others right up until I purchased WITP. From that point foward, I find it hard to impossible to go back to any of those games in a serious fashion and have not bought another game since that time which was 2006!
I'll be the first to admit it......I need anti-WITP therapy (of course, at my wife's urging!!!)
Art by the Rogue-USMC WITP Admiral's Edition - Ship & Sub Art - Base Unit Art - Map Icon Art
"If destruction be our lot - it will come from within"...Abraham Lincoln