From: Penrith, Australia
Always wondered about this...
I enjoy games based on the Russian Front as much as the next person, and don't mind the West Front either (44 - 45).
However, I am a bit confused as to why the other front don't seem to garner much interest. It seems there is a descending order of preference, being:
1) Russian Front
2) West Front (44 - 45)
3) Italy/Africa(Western desert and Tunisia)
4) The Rest.
Among the rest, the Pacific seems to grab some attention, with the rest relegated to the dustbin.
Why is that?
Conquest of the Aegean for example. Some great scenarios with excellent battles, yet from everything I have read, largely skipped over by many due to the theatre of operations.
The initial campaigns of WW2 also get little love (Poland, France 1940, etc), the Far East gets nothing (Malaya campaign, Burma, New Guinea, etc), China 37 - 45...yeah right, Spanish Civil War...zippo...Finnish winter war, Norway, etc, etc...
Many of these operations and theatres could have gone either way, with many interesting variants that were a whisker away from actually happening, so the scope for campaigns and scenarios are almost endless...
So many other areas for wargames, yet it seems many are not at all interested to experience these new theatres. I can understand companies steering clear of them unfortunately, but perhaps the people that create this mindset, the customers, can let me in on why they are not interested in something a little different? Something fresh in their wargaming?