Just wondering what is your wargame/strategy game of 2012, software or boardgame. Mine is Commander, The Great War. I am loving this game, I can't believe the tension I feel every turn, Bravo!
My runner up was the boardgame Europe Engulfed, it was released a few years ago but this year was the 1st time I got to play it. The game is long but I got two campaigns in.
What is yours?
There are a few things coming out of the woodwork with Commander The Great War - but nothing that can't be fixed with a few house rules, and in the meantime the developers are working at further fixes and improvements. Those niggles aside, the game is stable, fun, challenging and incredibly addictive. Lordz have done an excellent job and I can't see myself playing anything else for a good while.
The only caveat to that is if Matrix World In Flames shows its face finally. MWIF is the biggy, the Holy Grail, the Mother of All Games. Whether that is 2013 or beyond who knows, but thanks to CTGW I have something that has dragged me away from Civilisation IV at last.
22nd November 1944 - The British Pacific Fleet is born (temporary avatar changes to commemorate the ships and aircraft).