How immersive is it?
difficult question to answer. That would vary person to person and would depend on how they play games. IMHO..... there scenarios, so you don't really get attached to units or troops. The graphics aren't fancy but they tell you what you need to know and with a little imagination they work just fine. The immersion factor for me kicks in when playing a battle i know, then i can picture it real well in my head.It felt pretty immersive when i took Carentan and pushed out to try and take Douville and Meautis[never even sniffed la Campagne] objective hexes with my battered troops, those 75 and 100pt objective hexes were so inviting. The briefing said i would be counter attacked, history said i would be counter attacked but i wasn't ready when it came and started getting pushed back[i now doubt my strategy, maybe i shouldn't have had my main and only attack down that main road and sent troops around thru the bocage, but moving thru the bocage is slow...hmmmm..maybe next time]. I held on for a draw. I would imagine for the pbem crowd the immersion would be greater. This is a solid fun title, that is easy to get into and deeper than it appears, and apparently easy to mod. The AI is solid as well and there are settings to adjust for the AI.I would recommend it now, and with the holiday sale near i certainly would recommend it. Again, read your AAR's and forum posts to help you make up your mind. As always YMMV.
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