Matrix Games Forums

Space Program Manager Launch Contest Announced!Battle Academy 2 is out now on iPad!A closer look at rockets in Space Program ManagerDeal of the Week - Pride of NationsA new update for Piercing Fortress EuropaNew screenshots for War in the West!Pike & Shot is now available!Server Maintenance Battle Academy 2 gets updated!Deal of the Week: Advanced Tactics Gold
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Monster size

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Gary Grigsby's War in the East Series >> Monster size Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Monster size - 1/18/2014 8:01:51 AM   
stephen_gray98

 

Posts: 51
Joined: 11/5/2010
Status: offline
Has anyone ever worked out how large this game would be if it was made into counters, map boards etc. ?

SPG
Post #: 1
RE: Monster size - 1/18/2014 9:02:19 AM   
chemkid

 

Posts: 423
Joined: 12/15/2012
Status: offline
maybe something like this...

cheers!
chem!




Attachment (1)

(in reply to stephen_gray98)
Post #: 2
RE: Monster size - 1/18/2014 9:08:10 AM   
stephen_gray98

 

Posts: 51
Joined: 11/5/2010
Status: offline
Fairly large then !

SPG

(in reply to chemkid)
Post #: 3
RE: Monster size - 1/19/2014 8:41:33 PM   
mrchuck


Posts: 110
Joined: 8/4/2011
Status: offline
Don't we already know?

S&T's WITE was four map sheets. If I remember correctly, WITW was five or 7, and WIE was 9.

I actually played S&T WIE when I was a teenager, we got to around 1942 but the Axis were cactus and resigned, plus his mum wanted the room back.

(in reply to stephen_gray98)
Post #: 4
RE: Monster size - 1/19/2014 11:12:40 PM   
Aurelian

 

Posts: 2234
Joined: 2/26/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: mrchuck

Don't we already know?

S&T's WITE was four map sheets. If I remember correctly, WITW was five or 7, and WIE was 9.

I actually played S&T WIE when I was a teenager, we got to around 1942 but the Axis were cactus and resigned, plus his mum wanted the room back.


Actually, 2nd ed WiTE had 3. You could play w/o the Finland map. (Thus using just the two maps. Have to remove 20 Sov 1-4 counters too.)

WiTW had all 9 http://mapandcounters.blogspot.com/2009/05/spi-war-in-west-1976.html

< Message edited by Aurelian -- 1/20/2014 12:18:58 AM >

(in reply to mrchuck)
Post #: 5
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 6:19:25 AM   
stephen_gray98

 

Posts: 51
Joined: 11/5/2010
Status: offline
Thank goodness for computer versions; I haven't got the room !

SPG

(in reply to Aurelian)
Post #: 6
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 11:37:50 AM   
dlazov66


Posts: 2518
Joined: 2/23/2009
From: United States
Status: offline
Actually it was SPI not S&T, S&T was the mag, and SPI the main company.

I own the originals. War in the East 1st edition (1974) had 4 maps and 2,000 counters. War in the East 2nd edition (1976) had 3 maps and 2,400 counters and War in Europe had 9 maps and 3,600 counters.

* NOTE: SPI = Simulation Publications Incorporated (1969 - 1981)
* NOTE: S&T = Strategy and Tactics Magazine (published by SPI and now Decision Games (DG) from 1968 to present).

_____________________________


War in the East/War in the West - Alpha Test Team

(in reply to stephen_gray98)
Post #: 7
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 3:13:42 PM   
GamesaurusRex


Posts: 288
Joined: 10/13/2013
Status: offline
As a fellow SPI subscriber, I salute you dlazlov66 !

I am also one of the few who own the original editions of SPI's WITE.
Ah..., the late nights leaning over yards of maps and knee deep in counters...
Memories of good times, eh ?

and then there was Drang Nach Osten and Unentenschieden... Unending indeed !


(in reply to dlazov66)
Post #: 8
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 5:31:39 PM   
Joel Billings


Posts: 21558
Joined: 9/20/2000
From: Santa Rosa, CA
Status: offline
I still have my original WitE first edition from SPI. I remember pre-ordering it and waiting anxiously for months for its arrival. When it came out I was in heaven, and spent an entire high school summer locked in my room playing solitaire. A year later, I had it set up on a ping pong table in the garage and 5 of us team played it over several months. It still has the black dots on it from all of the bugs that had fallen and died on the mapboard. Of course, like so many games, as it was the first edition, the game was totally unbalanced because we didn't know about the errata rules that came out later that shut down Soviet on-board factories after they lost 100 units. So my Soviet side had a wall of units that the Germans couldn't touch in 1942. But as they say, it's not the destination it's the journey, and I remember it being glorious. I wonder how many WitE computer players also played the WitE boardgame.

_____________________________

All understanding comes after the fact.
-- Soren Kierkegaard

(in reply to dlazov66)
Post #: 9
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 6:06:50 PM   
tbone1218

 

Posts: 21
Joined: 6/3/2004
Status: offline
I did! I owned and played every SPI game in the 70's with my buddies on tables built in my basement.

(in reply to Joel Billings)
Post #: 10
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 9:22:11 PM   
carlkay58

 

Posts: 2253
Joined: 7/25/2010
Status: offline
Quite a few of the old players are around. SPI's WitE and WiE along with the GRD Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/The Urals and several other behemoths. Too many hours (at least according to some people) were spent over those games and I enjoyed every minute of them.

(in reply to tbone1218)
Post #: 11
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 10:39:17 PM   
sillyflower


Posts: 1257
Joined: 8/4/2010
From: London
Status: offline
I did too and war in europe after I finally found a copy of WiTW for sale.

I also got over-excited by thee original Barbarossa computer game by someone whose name I forgot. Black + white, army sized units and it wasn't very difficult to kill every Soviet unit even on the harder difficulty.

_____________________________

web exchange

Post: I am always fearful that when I put this game down on the table and people see the box-art they will think I am some kind of neo-Nazi

Reply: They already know you're a gamer. What other shame can possibly compare?

(in reply to carlkay58)
Post #: 12
RE: Monster size - 1/20/2014 10:49:20 PM   
Flaviusx


Posts: 6396
Joined: 9/9/2009
From: Southern California
Status: offline
For me it was Fire in the East via GDW, a bit more recent of a monster.

_____________________________

WitE Alpha Tester

(in reply to sillyflower)
Post #: 13
RE: Monster size - 1/21/2014 6:37:24 PM   
Pelton

 

Posts: 6043
Joined: 4/9/2006
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Flaviusx

For me it was Fire in the East via GDW, a bit more recent of a monster.


same for me mid 80's. I still have the game, missing a few units.

_____________________________

GHC
22 - 4 - 8

15 games ended in 41 (15-0-0)
7 games ended in 42 (5-0-2)
8 games ended in 43 (2-3-3)
4 games ended in 44 (0-1-3)


General Cheesefinder of WitW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DiSQ36zfWk

(in reply to Flaviusx)
Post #: 14
RE: Monster size - 1/21/2014 7:57:05 PM   
Michael T


Posts: 2391
Joined: 10/22/2006
From: Queensland, Australia.
Status: offline
FITE/SE. I still play it

_____________________________

'Deus le Volt!'
------------------

(in reply to Pelton)
Post #: 15
RE: Monster size - 1/21/2014 9:18:07 PM   
carlkay58

 

Posts: 2253
Joined: 7/25/2010
Status: offline
MT - did you come over the states and play as part of the Aussie contingent one year? Probably back in the mid to late 90s?

(in reply to Michael T)
Post #: 16
RE: Monster size - 1/21/2014 9:23:16 PM   
Michael T


Posts: 2391
Joined: 10/22/2006
From: Queensland, Australia.
Status: offline
No, but I know a few of those guys who did.

Back in the mid 90's we pretty much lived Europa and ASL.

We would keep playing till around 3am some nights. No way I could do that now

_____________________________

'Deus le Volt!'
------------------

(in reply to carlkay58)
Post #: 17
RE: Monster size - 1/21/2014 9:46:06 PM   
M60A3TTS

 

Posts: 1059
Joined: 5/13/2011
Status: offline
On occasion you can pick up the original WiTE on ebay. There's one selling right now for $131.99

(in reply to Michael T)
Post #: 18
RE: Monster size - 1/21/2014 11:00:39 PM   
dlazov66


Posts: 2518
Joined: 2/23/2009
From: United States
Status: offline
I still own the following:

GDW: DNO & UNT
GDW: Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/Urals
SPI: War in the East 1st
SPI: War in Europe
TSR: Barbarossa


_____________________________


War in the East/War in the West - Alpha Test Team

(in reply to M60A3TTS)
Post #: 19
RE: Monster size - 1/22/2014 8:40:12 PM   
goranw

 

Posts: 804
Joined: 10/23/2001
From: Uppsala,Sweden
Status: offline
Hi!
Fire in the east/GDW
Russian Front/Avalon Hill (a bit unusual,very interesting movement system)
East Front/Columbia games (unbeatable regarding getting interest to young people to start
wargaming with its upstanding wood units)
Regarding computer games;
Firebrigade on Atari
Goran W

(in reply to dlazov66)
Post #: 20
RE: Monster size - 1/26/2014 4:08:01 AM   
Shupov


Posts: 216
Joined: 2/7/2004
Status: offline
Joel - your post inspired me to go down to my basement and find my SPI War in the East game! I didn't have anyone to play with so it stayed untouched all these years. It's still in new condition with unpunched counters. Thanks to personal computers and 2x3 I was finally able to enjoy my east front obsession!




Attachment (1)

_____________________________

Two broken Tigers on fire in the night,
Flicker their souls to the wind...

Al Stewart, "Roads to Moscow"

(in reply to Joel Billings)
Post #: 21
RE: Monster size - 1/26/2014 8:36:46 AM   
Farfarer

 

Posts: 670
Joined: 7/21/2004
Status: offline
Started with WITE, then on to FITE/SE, which stayed set up for years in the basement. Before that "Wellingtons Victory" was set up in the parents basement then in my small dorm room in University for four years.
Only went to ORIGINS once, 1985, but played Diplomacy all weekend.

(in reply to Shupov)
Post #: 22
RE: Monster size - 1/26/2014 1:25:17 PM   
Shupov


Posts: 216
Joined: 2/7/2004
Status: offline
Played AH Stalingrad with my older brother, which led to SPI Strategy and Tactics games like S&T WitE. Jim Dunnigan created AH Panzerblitz then jumped over to co-found SPI. The latter was a tactical level game, but more than made up for that with rules complexity. AH's Blitzkrieg was their generic "monster" game (or maybe only "giant" compared to WitE).

I somehow managed to hang on to them all for 40+ years. Lately I've been going to estate sales looking for collectibles and the like. But my real takeaway has been that I don't want hordes of folks picking through my game and magazine collection when I'm gone. So now it's eBay time!

_____________________________

Two broken Tigers on fire in the night,
Flicker their souls to the wind...

Al Stewart, "Roads to Moscow"

(in reply to Farfarer)
Post #: 23
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Gary Grigsby's War in the East Series >> Monster size Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.112