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RE: Desert War: Why Didn't You Buy? - 7/8/2018 2:28:36 PM   
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Its very simple for this game since naval units are not involved.

A trivial point...but Desert War does include naval units.

More significantly, a Campaign for North Africa that does not include a substantial naval component kinda misses the whole historical boat for a joint (air, land, sea) campaign about the control of the Mediterranean. How should we reconcile this requirement?



The whole naval system could simply be abstracted as many other games have done. CNA was not about control of the Med, it was about getting to the Oil.

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RE: Desert War: Why Didn't You Buy? - 7/8/2018 11:06:44 PM   
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Its very simple for this game since naval units are not involved.

You start with the Italians/British in 1940 and end in 1943. The DAK can arrive as a script or as a form of reinforcements.

Basically take the Campaign for North Africa board game https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4815/campaign-north-africa and use this game system to replicate it.

I've got two copies of Campaign for North Africa and am seriously eyeing the re-do from Decision Games:

https://shop.decisiongames.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=P3034

If I had the time, money and permission, these are the board games I would computerize. They are the best representations of the Campaign for North Africa IMO...both named Mare Nostrum:

John Bannerman's Mare Nostrum:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144677/tsww-mare-nostrum

or Joseph Miranda's Mare Nostrum: War in the Mediterranean:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163062/mare-nostrum

I have both of them and have to say these games get The Med right for WWII. I prefer Joe's game cuz it is quicker to play.

I'm looking forward to playtesting Frank Chadwick's ETO: The Middle Sea by Victory Point Games sometime this fall.


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RE: Desert War: Why Didn't You Buy? - 7/11/2018 12:59:04 AM   
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I will be buying the game soon.

Right now I don't have detailed knowledge of what the game includes, but I do like monster scenarios and the scale of the game. I like the theater. I probably would have bought sooner if it had a campaign.

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RE: Desert War: Why Didn't You Buy? - 7/11/2018 10:16:38 PM   
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My not-buying was simply due to the lack of a Campaign. Having played so many East Front/West Front, I simply don't have enough of this theater, which I enjoy immensely.

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RE: Desert War: Why Didn't You Buy? - 7/14/2018 3:03:13 AM   
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I enjoyed the free version, and helped beta test this version. But Im sorry to say I felt it was overpriced at $40.

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