||  

Back to News Listing The definitive wargame of the Western Front is out now!

Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Bart Schouten

Type: News

 “The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield...We must stop him in the water...destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat.” (Erwin Rommel – German Field Marshal)

4 years after the release of War in the East, Gary Grigsby is moving the action to the Western Front with his new grand operational/strategy masterpiece: War in the West! In this monster wargame, players will take command of both Allied and Axis forces and relive the biggest operations in Italy, France, The Netherlands, and the other main battlefields.

Renowned developer 2by3 Games has used all its talent and experience to create a deep historical simulation with an incredible level of realism. Order of Battle, logistics, air war, weather, terrain features… all of the ingredients that made this front unique are included in this wargame, and players can dig into all the details to make their plans come together. To help you get up to speed, five video tutorials and a Player’s Handbook along with introductory scenarios complement the full game manual and grand campaigns. Defeating the German army or defending the Atlantic Wall is a very challenging task, and both players and AI have multiple assets and possibilities to rewrite history… forever!

It has always been a pleasure and an honor to work together with Gary and Joel and the entire 2by3 Games team.  They have surpassed themselves with War in the West, which gives wargamers what is by far the best rendition to date of the entire Western Front from 1943 on, with all the strategic decisions that entails for either side.  This is a game that rich with history, deep in strategy, keeps both sides guessing and never plays the same way twice!”, said Erik Rutins, Director of Product Development at Matrix Games.

The game features 3 main campaigns and 7 smaller scenarios for a comprehensive coverage of combat in Western Europe between July 1943 and mid 1945:

  • 1943 Campaign - 109 turns
  • 1944 Campaign (May Start) – 64 turns
  • 1944 Campaign (D-Day Start) – 62 turns
  • Air Campaign – 4 turns
  • Operation Husky – 7 turns
  • Salerno to Rome 43-44 (starting with Operation Avalanche)– 42 turns/multiplayer only
  • Battleground Italy – 95 turns
  • Breakout and Pursuit (starting with Operation Cobra) – 11 turns
  • Westwall (starting with Operation Market Garden) – 12 turns
  • Bulge to the Rhine (starting with The Battle of the Bulge) –12 turns

Today we are very excited to announced that the game is finally available on the Matrix Games Online Store! Such a game deserved a special treatment in terms of packaging so connoisseurs of beautiful objects will be pleased to know that the physical edition of the game comes with an impressive hardbound color printed manual of more than 300 pages!

For holiday shoppers, please note that we expect the physical copies to start shipping out on December 16th.

Click here for more information on Gary Grigsby’s War in the West

 

More Info

Gary Grigsby's War in the West

  ( Views : 26487 )


In Other News..

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock - Dev Diary #11 'New Frontiers'

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

“I’d feel a lot better if you were over here, ‘Lena. I don’t like you out there on that dinky tub.”

Helena smiled, and held the old radio closer. “Then next time hire a competent quartermaster, and I won’t have to ride your supply ship.” The little jab felt good. Working with Sam like this, on something this important, was better. Even if it meant being cooped up in the radio control room of some research ship, while her big sister headed the CIC of an Artemis battlestar.

For all of their years in service, this was the first time the Agathon sisters had worked together.

Sam had always been traveling somewhere, doing classified operations for some organisation or other. And since Cain had transferred to Daidalos, Helena hadn’t had a chance to go planetside back home, let alone visit her nephew on Tauron. She wondered how little Zach was doing.

Read more...

Desert War Version 1.0.2 is now available

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hi everybody! 
 
Desert War has been updated to version 1.0.2! This update brings many changes and improvements so be sure to check the full Changelog here

Read more...

Command LIVE: Kuril Sunrise out on October 11th!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Recent frictions over the Kuril Islands seem to have bolstered the extremists in Tokyo and Moscow alike and now Russian and Japanese forces are mobilizing!  

Our team dispatched in the area has just sent a news report on the situation

Read more...

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Updates incoming...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We have great news for all Gladius fans!

The team got some vacation and they are now back at work, really busy finalizing some exciting features.

Read more...

Aggressors - Dev Stream - Home Politics

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

After last week's break due to Home of Wargamers, we are ready to continue with our weekly series of Aggressors Dev Streams!

Read more...

Rise of Persia will come with a free update (Praetorian Guard and Peltasts incoming)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rise of Persia – the upcoming DLC for Field of Glory II – won’t just feature a tremendous collection of Army Lists from the factions of the period. As always, the DLC’s release will come with a free update improving many elements of the entire franchise, ranging from gameplay mechanics to AI behaviour.

But this time, the update is way juicier than ever. Some of you have asked about the lack of any direct reference to Praetorian Guard units and Peltasts in any Army Lists available. Well, your requests have been answered.

Read more...

Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach - Sandbox Campaign Update!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

We have a surprise for all Sanctus Reach fans today.

It's been a while since the last major update, but the developers from Straylight Studio have not been idle. They have been secretly at work on behalf of the Emperor of Mankind, toiling silently on a secret project... which we are releasing today.

Read more...