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

Reviews - From the Press

Review at Estrategas de sillon (Spanish)

Posted: 27 AUG 2013

"A great game, the culmination of the hardest strategy , a kind of simulator field command, a game you can not miss all those that you feel as General potential to be".

Link: http://www.estrategasdesillon.com/2013/08/gary-grigsby-s-war-in-east-preparate.html

Review at Historia Games

Posted: 29 APR 2013

8.0/10 - War in the East is a great game, a great richness and depth rarely seen in a wargame, without falling into the unit's micro-management. However, it reserve for a community of players who made ​​the effort to read the manual. But once we crossed the line, this game is easier to master than it looks. Simulate the eastern front on this scale, with more detail and realism is, I think, become impossible. The future will tell me if I'm wrong...

Link: http://www.histogames.com/HTML/test/war-in-the-east.php

Review on PC Gamer [Print Only]

Posted: 28 MAR 2011

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Link: http://www.pcgamer.com/

Review on Quarter To Three

Posted: 18 MAR 2011

Almost certainly the most important wargame to come out in the past ten years.

Link: http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2011/03/15/war-in-the-east-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-detail/

Review on Eurogamer.dk

Posted: 16 MAR 2011

9/10 - A monumental game, insanely well researched and amazingly easy to get started on. Kudos to 2by3 for this game. To me, this is a classic already.

Link: http://www.eurogamer.dk/articles/2011-02-28-gary-grigsbys-war-in-the-east-anmeldelse

Review on Out of Eight

Posted: 16 MAR 2011

6/8 - The best thing about War in the East is the sheer scale of the game, almost perfectly simulating in intense struggle for Russia during World War II.

Link: http://www.outofeight.info/2011/03/gary-grigsbys-war-in-east-german-soviet.html

Review on MikroBitti.fi [Print Only]

Posted: 24 FEB 2011

5/5 - [Translated from Finnish] Luckily every now and then we see games that take their genre to the next level. Strategy game guru Gary Grigsby's War in the East is one of these games. For the fans of hex strategy games this is the best thing since, well, the invention of hexes.

Link: http://www.mbnet.fi/

Review on PC4War (Print Only)

Posted: 14 FEB 2011

9/10 - Its hard to find something that doesnt work in a game thats almost perfect in every aspect.

Link: http://www.net4war.com/pc4war/index-pc4war.php

Review on Military History Online

Posted: 25 JAN 2011

With the combination of detail and playability I believe 2By3Games has created an excellent war game that should be attractive to both the experienced war gamer and the more casual gamer looking for a challenge.

Link: http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/review/garygrigsbywarintheeast.aspx

Review on The Wargamer

Posted: 23 JAN 2011

The word definitive should not be used lightly but, at this point, this product is the definitive game for the Eastern Front.

Link: http://wargamer.com/article/2982/war-in-the-east

Review on Cyberstratege

Posted: 21 JAN 2011

8/10 - [Translated from French] War in the East is by many aspects a magnificent game.

Link: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberstratege.com%2Fmagazine%2Fblog%2F2011%2F01%2F21%2Fgary-grigsbys-war-in-the-east-le

Review on Gamer's Hall

Posted: 21 JAN 2011

92/100 - [Translated from German] Gary Grigsby and his team once again surpass their previous works in size and provide us with not only the ultimate simulation on the eastern front, but one of the best hex-strategy titles ever. WITE combines the traditional virtues of the genre with a contemporary design, innovative features, and thrilling gameplay.

Link: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamershall.de%2Findex.php%3Fp%3Darticles%26area%3D1%26action%3Ddisplayarticle%26id%3D84

Review on Real and Simulated Wars

Posted: 17 JAN 2011

Whatever your take may be, this is not a war game that will go un-noticed in the history of the hobby.

Link: http://kriegsimulation.blogspot.com/2011/01/gary-grigsbys-war-in-east-review.html

Review on Fog of Wargames

Posted: 16 JAN 2011

War in the East is a fantastic wargame. It is both accessible (for its genre) and deep. If you are interested in wargames, War in the East is an essential purchase.

Link: http://fogofwargames.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/gary-grigsby%E2%80%99s-war-in-the-east-review/

Review on Tacticular Cancer

Posted: 10 JAN 2011

Awe-inspiring, beautiful and complex it is clearly a labour of love from a master of his craft; a love letter to grognards everywhere.

Link: http://www.tacticularcancer.com/content.php?id=68

Review on Dome.fi

Posted: 3 JAN 2011

[Translated from Finnish] - War in the East is the grandest, largest and most enjoyable simulation of the German-Russian war ever.

Link: http://dome.fi/pelit/arvostelut/gary-grigsbys-war-in-the-east-the-german-soviet-war-1941-1945


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

Release Date: 7 DEC 2010

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

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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