Hi, I'm looking for a WWII tactical naval game to use as an adjunct for a fictional WWII campaign I'm working on. I have pretty simple needs--WWII German vs Sov, PT boats, destroyers, shore batteries, aircraft, AA, transports, that's probably about it.
I'm not a naval grog and was hoping to find something simple that I could use, but so far I haven't found anything suitable. I picked up Battlefront's PT South Gambit, which looked perfect on paper but in practice I don't care for it.
I've looked at Harpoon for years, but it has always looked a bit too hard core for me. I can try the demo to see if the interface is OK, but a few specific questions:
1) is the game relatively easy to pick up?
2) I guess all of the WWII units are included in some database, but does it come with the game or is there a there a modded DB that I need?
3) Is the scenario editor pretty easy to use?
4) If this is not the game I'm looking for, can anyone recommend anything else? I don't like clickfests and am not that worried about graphics. I've looked at Warship Combat, but it does not seem to include aircraft?!