From: Berlin, Germany
Different from most forum members, i have taken a very different approach to strategy hex games-not from boardgames but from android mobile games. So i think i have played many android hex games, but i don't care that much about tactical level or non-hex games so my list is imcomplete there. Here it is:
<<<<<<Edits: Added some games to suggested in the following post to create an overview over the androids strategy market>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
A finnish developer since 2011. I participated (and still do) a bit in testing his games and have played most of them (and bombarded the poor developer with endless suggestions and bug reports )
He offers a variety of hex games based on the same engine, from operation Barbarossa over D-Day, Stalingrad to the Italy Campaign, the US civil war and also some lesser known battles like the finnish winter war. Units have a number of hitpoints which can be regained through rear area rest, some campaigns contain production elements, encircling is very important in all campaigns and some also have special game rules (like added fuel trucks for Rommel in Africa Campaign). Currently, there is an editor under developement but it is not yet sure when/whether the final version is released. For every game a free demo is offered. It has to be highlighted that that Joni Nuutinen is in close contact with the community and is supporting even his oldest games with updates. Around 20 campaigns at the moment i estimate, from 22*27 hexes to 80*80 hexes campaigns.
Developer Play Store page:
Developer Facebook/Google Plus Page:
His first campaign, still my favourite, Operation Barbarossa:
His AI is for the limited ressources of mobile devices (he tries to support older ones too) very fine and will give you a challenge (you can always adjust difficulty). When you are more experienced, you will learn to outmaneuver it but you will hardly encounter a game breaking failure.
All in all very recommended.
Developer for sure knwon to most forum users. Some years ago he made two games for android: Small general and Small General: Eastern front.
Small general is fun to play. Game Mechanics are not that sophisticated and its sometimes how i imagine a board game, but still fun.
Eastern front version uses similiar mechanics, but it fails to generate WW2 eastern front feeling, often more like WW1.
Common to both games is the energy consuming AI which will ensure you cannot play the games for long without recharging. AI works in Small General but often fails hard in the bigger Eastern front. Scenarios are often unbalanced in Eastern front.
Try out small general Demo, full game can be recommended too, Eastern front is fun to play too if you play against yourself and don't need the Eastern front feeling.
Link to Slitherine:
Hunted Cow Studios:
They offer a russian front game. It has full 3D graphics and some eye candy, but is expensive (9 Euro/Dollars i think) and the mechanics are a total failure (strange ZOC rules, strange encirclement rules, often only a grind and not a blitzkrieg etc.). AI is bad.
Hands off from this game unless you have played everything else and are super bored!
Offer some very different games: Some from napoleonic time, some from WW2. Have only played WW2 so far, all board game like.
German Eagle vs. Russian bear:
Small eastern front game. Simple mechanics and graphics. Nothing special, but the animations are very smooth, i often play it only because it is so satisfying to see the counters move. AI not good, but ok. Give it a try, its cheap.
Korsun Pocket&Poland and France (K and P are free):
More complex, but still similiar to a boardgame. AI is fine, mechanics are nothing special but good. Have some minor bugs but you can work around this and its no game breaker.
Also has some other small games similiar or different to the two described engines.
And last but not least for the Panzer General fans (defenitely not my genre, i prefer to command corps and armies over single tanks):
Open Panzer, excellent freeware also availaible for browser and PC. Can't write that much about it, may the Panzer General fans judge this game but i am sure its very good if you like this kind of hex games.
Some most likely very good tactical level games. Not my genre too but definitely try them out.
Wars and Battles:
Province, not hex based IGUGO game. Not my kind of game because nothing like supply mechanics so it is a grind the enemy down game all the time but others will maybe like it (well, maybe nobody here will like it because it is too simple and here everything with a manual with less than 100sides is considered to be a game for children but okay )
I hope i was able to help you.
< Message edited by EwaldvonKleist -- 6/8/2016 10:21:43 PM >