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Gary Grigsby's War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East is updated to Version 1.08.07!

Posted: 10 FEB 2016

It’s a been a while since the last official update for War in the East was released and the time since then has been spent with a series of public betas, but the time is right to prepare a truly significant one for today!

Our beloved eastern front wargame has received some decisive new features, fixes and improvements, almost all of them focused on raising the level of realism in this masterpiece even higher while also improving usability!

There are in fact hundreds of improvements, changes and new features since the last official 1.08.04 version, addressing areas ranging from national morale and unit withdrawal to victory conditions and many, many more.  And for those interested in continuing public beta testing, a new one is also on the way! 

We strongly suggest that you read through the full change list at this link.

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War in the East is now available on Steam and gets a Twitch Stream!

Posted: 9 JUL 2015

A wreck of a T- 34 is burning just outside the village. The crew was taken by surprise by the German armoured vanguard. Only few months have passed since the beginning of the invasion of the Motherland and nothing seems able to stand against the powerful advancing panzerdivisionen.

Nevertheless the Germans have underestimated the iron will of Ivan and soon they begin to face more and more resistance. No bunker can be taken until the last defender is dead, every forest can hide an insidious trap, and the Russian steppes seem to be endless.

This will be a long and cruel war.

Today, Gary Grigsby's War in the Eastone of the 50 Best Strategy Games Ever Made according to Rock Paper Shotgun– is starting a new grand campaign with its official release on Steam.

With this new release players have a new chance to dive into this conflict thanks to the accessible gameplay, the perfectly represented chain of command and order of battle and engage the enemy in massive, dramatic campaigns, including intense battles involving thousands of units with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results.

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War in the East is Updated to Version 1.08.03!

Posted: 6 MAY 2015

“The Eastern front is like a house of cards. If the front is broken through at one point all the rest will collapse”(General Heinz Guderian)

The deadly struggle between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union is still on.

We have just launched Update 1.08.03 for Gary Grigsby’s War in the East, the most comprehensive, detailed and immersive wargame on the Eastern Front of World War 2!

Speaking about the quantity and the quality of the changes, this free update is so significant that it could be considered as an expansion.

With these additional improvements, War in the East reaches an extraordinary level of historical realism and detail.  You can admire the hard work put into this update by reading through the over 100 pages of changes, fixes and improvements!

It is a truly massive update, and now the Eastern Front is more epic than ever!

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Huge New Beta Update Available for Download

Posted: 5 NOV 2014

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East, the most detailed Eastern Front wargame ever made, has just received a huge beta update which is equivalent in terms of development time to a new expansion, making the game better than ever!  This is possible four years after the release of War in the East thanks to the involvement and support of the community as well as the continued support of 2by3 Games.

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Deal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price!

Posted: 14 APR 2014

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East, the monster game by 2by3 Games and winner of many awards including esteemed C.S.R. Awards, is now our deal of the week! For the first time and for one week only, this giant strategy game goes 50 % off and can be bought for just $ 39,99!

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Gary Grigsby's War in the East gets a Massive Update!

Posted: 19 NOV 2013

 

We are happy to announce the release of the massive v1.07.11 update for the critically-acclaimed  strategy game Gary Grigsby's War in the East.

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War in the East: Lost Battles is here!

Posted: 16 MAY 2013

 

Matrix Games  is proud to announce the release of Lost Battles, the latest expansion for the award-winning World War II strategy mega-game Gary Grigsby's War in the East.

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Gets an Update!

Posted: 30 OCT 2012

 

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com), Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release the comprehensive v1.06.19 update for the critically-acclaimed World War II mega-strategy game Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. The update includes a few new features and rule changes, as well as bug fixes and data and scenario changes to keep this beloved and huge wargame running smoothly.

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Gary Grigsby's War in the East Gets an Update!

Posted: 18 APR 2012

 

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com), Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release the comprehensive 1.06.06 update for the critically-acclaimed World War II mega-strategy game Gary Grigsby’s War in the East.

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Gary Grigsby's War in the East Updated!

Posted: 28 FEB 2012

 

A major update in preparation for a new expansion release

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com), Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release a comprehensive 1.06.04 update for their acclaimed WWII strategy mega game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. This massive free update includes hundreds of improvements to gameplay, including a more challenging AI, improved game balance, improved aircraft data, interface improvements, an improved scenario editor and a new editor manual and a new small scenario on the Demyansk Pocket. 

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Gets a Major Update!

Posted: 14 DEC 2011

The acclaimed Eastern Front strategy masterpiece receives a significant tune-up, with many improvements and fixes

Matrix Games, Slitherine, and 2by3 Games are proud to release the comprehensive multi-language 1.05.45 update for their acclaimed WWII strategy mega game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. The update works for both the English and German versions of the game and includes many important AI and game balance improvements, bug fixes and scenario improvements.  We strongly recommend that all owners of Gary Grigsby’s War in the East update to v1.05.45 for the best gameplay experience.

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French Manual Released for Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Posted: 14 NOV 2011

A beautifully translated French-language manual for this instant wargaming classic is now out

Matrix Games, Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release a French-language manual for their award winning Eastern Front mega strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. Translated and assembled by our friends at Cyberstratege the manual is available for free from their website.

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Is Updated

Posted: 7 SEP 2011

More fixes, scenario improvements, and changes for this instant wargaming classic

Matrix Games, Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release a comprehensive 1.04.40 update for their acclaimed WWII strategy mega game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. The update includes a handful of important bug fixes, along with a number of OOB, device, and AC file changes, and dozens of scenario tweaks and improvements.

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Gary Grigsby's War in the East Wins a CSR Award!

Posted: 23 AUG 2011

Yet another trophy in the the 2 by 3 Games award case comes from the Charles S. Roberts Awards

Matrix Games and Slitherine are thrilled to congratulate the 2 by 3 Games team for winning awards in both "Best 20th Century Era - Modern Computer Wargame" and "Best Computer Game Graphics" from the Charles S. Roberts Awards! Matrix and Slitherine would also like to congratulate several other developers who won runner-up honors:

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Gets a Major Update

Posted: 13 JUL 2011

Unit tweaks, scenario changes, and a whole lot more for this exalted WWII mega game

Matrix Games, Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are thrilled to release the comprehensive 1.04.36 update for their critically and fan-acclaimed strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. This important update includes dozens of improvements, fixes and tweaks, including major changes to the First Winter balance along with tweaks to Soviet Guard units, Partisans, and how Fortifications work. There are also changes to how damaged units are returned as replacements, how combat is resolved with multiple attacking units, many aspects of the air war, and much, much more.

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New Update for Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Posted: 2 MAR 2011

More fixes, tweaks, additions, and enhancements to this already revered wargame!

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release the new comprehensive 1.03 update for their smash hit turn-based Eastern Front game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. Apart from the expected bug fixes, highlights include Interdiction battles, also Ground Support and Recon Escort air doctrine options were added, improved AI (with better decision making and some AI fixes), lots of data/scenario updates and rule changes, multiple GUI additions, and a bunch more.

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Is Updated

Posted: 11 JAN 2011

New features, the usual fixes, and scenario tweaks are now rolling off the production line!

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release the comprehensive 1.02 update for their landmark Eastern front turn-based strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. The new update comes with more performance tweaks that improve playability on slower systems, tighten up the game experience through sped up combat resolution and faster opening and closing of windows, about 20 bug fixes, and some scenario/data changes especially to the 1942 Campaign and Operation Blue scenario.

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Gets Its First Update

Posted: 17 DEC 2010

Plenty of improvements and tweaks to keep this instant classic in tip-top shape!

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release the first update for their smash hit turn-based Eastern Front game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. Apart from fixing a handful of bugs, this comprehensive 1.01 update addresses the performance issues some customers were having on slower systems, remedies some Editor issues, improves mouse responsiveness and even has a few tweaks to AI performance.

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Promo Video Released for Gary Grigsbys War in the East!

Posted: 13 DEC 2010

If you haven’t battled it out on the Russian steppes yet, this video is plenty reason to start now!

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release a new promo video right in the wake of the enormously successful release of Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. The new video gives gamers a general overview of the scope and gameplay available in this titan of Eastern Front strategy gaming.

The video is available for download or on YouTube. Be sure to head to our YouTube Channel to check out other Matrix Games videos as well!

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Gary Grigsbys War in the East Is Now Available!

Posted: 7 DEC 2010

The long-awaited Eastern Front mega-game has arrived!

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to announce that Gary Grigsby’s War in the East is now available for purchase in the Matrix Games Online Store!  Now gamers who want to experience unparalleled realism, scope, and detail on the Eastern Front done by an award-winning development team need look no further!  Both download and physical copies are available from either the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, with the physical copy including a printed manual.

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More Screenshots Released Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Posted: 2 DEC 2010

Some late war action displayed in this latest batch of images!

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are thrilled to release another batch of screenshots for their highly anticipated turn-based WWII strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East! The new images show some intense late war action: the Germans are in full retreat and rush to fortify Berlin for the final, massive push from the Red Army!

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Manual Preview Released for Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Posted: 1 DEC 2010

Have a look at some of the beautiful documentation on the way to gamers soon!

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are pleased to release a preview section from the thoroughly and beautifully crafted manual coming with their highly anticipated Eastern Front strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East.

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Developer Chat Announced for Gary Grigsbys War in the East!

Posted: 29 NOV 2010

Chat live with the development team of this highly anticipated epic WWII strategy game

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to announce that they will be hosting two live chat events with the development team behind Gary Grigsby’s War in the East!  Gamers will have a chance to discuss this highly anticipated Eastern Front strategy game with several members of the team, including two of the legends of computer wargaming, Gary Grigsby and Joel Billings.

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New Screenshots Released for Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Posted: 22 NOV 2010

War on an Epic scale from Moscow to Berlin – this is War in the East!

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to release a pack of screenshots for their upcoming Eastern Front strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. The new screenshots display the various scenarios and intense strategic and operational action facing the player over a massive and detailed game map. Apart from showing off the interface and counters that are easy on the eyes, the new images do a good job of illustrating how Gary Grigsby’s War in the East represents a truly epic representation of the Second World War on the Eastern Front.

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Matrix Games Announces Gary Grigsby’s War in the East!

Posted: 28 JUN 2009

The veteran game developers Gary Grigsby, Joel Billings and Keith Brors are working hard to bring gamers WWII on the Eastern Front.

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are proud to announce that Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945 is in development!

 

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Details


Gary Grigsby's War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945

Release Date: 7 DEC 2010

Language: English
Genre: Operational, Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Advanced
Period: World War II


Developer
2by3 Games



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Eastern Europe
  • Unit Scale: Division, Brigade
  • Turn Scale: Weekly
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes, Server Based
  • File Size: 753mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 29hr 52min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 98min
  • - High Speed: 20min
  • Version: 1.08.04
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
  • Editor: Yes





Product Requirements :
    Minimum Specs:
    OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    CPU: 1.5GHz+
    RAM: 1GB
    Video Card: 128MB DirectX 9+ Compatible
    Sound Card: 16 bit DirectX 9+ Compatible
    Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB Free
    DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Recommended Specs:
    OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    CPU: 2.0GHz+ (or multi-core equivalent)
    RAM: 2GB
    Video Card: 256MB DirectX 9+ Compatible
    Sound Card: 16 bit DirectX 9+ Compatible
    Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB Free
    DirectX 9.0c or higher

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Awards


CSR Award 2010


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