From: WV USA
Welcome to the Matrix Games forums! For your first campaign style game I think Strategic War in Europe would be a great place to start and the price point makes it an even sweeter deal.
By the way I once had SPI's War in Europe set up in my workshop/storage shed. Wasn't much room left to do anything else. I also still have a copy of World in Flames in my old board games collection.
Down the road you might like to try PBEM, or as it has lately become for many gamers, PBDB (Play by DropBox). The thing about PBEM is that you can take your time and aren't under the time pressure of an online real-time game. At my age I appreciate slow and easy!
One last thing, you might like to check out Advanced Tactics Gold from Matrix Games. I've been playing this "classic" for about five years.
Morning all, brand new on these forums, but post a little bit on the Panzercorps forums at SLitherine.
Anyway, straight in as it were, I'm fairly new to PC strategy games with PanzerCorp being the first one I've tried having stumbled across it by mistake (I didnt know these games existed!).
So I'm going to carry on playing PZ as I love it, but I'm also looking to have a go at a campaign style game but am wondering at what level to jump in. I've been lurking on these forums for a few months and uming and aaring about War in the East but keep thinking it might be a bit much. Then along came Case Blue which has had my finger hovering near the buy it button...and now this.
To get the download in the UK it looks awfully cheap and the look and feel of it seems fairly straightforward, so could this be the type of game I'm looking for as an introduction? In my youth I used to play a lot of boardgames, but I was more of a Russian Front/Third Reich type of person, enough to give a good flavour of the war, but without getting too bogged down in intricacies (I played World in Flames once against myself for about 4 months and then abandoned it as my house mates wanted the room back!).
Sorry for the long first post, but wanted to give some kind of background against which I'm asking for advice on whether this is for me.
EDIT: I'm more interested in games against the AI and hotseat games rather than PBEM.