From: Bedfordshire UK
I first played WIR on my Atari 8bit computer (in the UK it cost the equivalent of $150 back then), with graphics so basic that I had to make my own paper map and used units from the 3rd Reich board game to see what was going on. I thought that when PC became available, Gary Grigsby with SSI, brought out Second Front and Western Front, then re-issued an improved Second Front, renamed as WIR (this is why the WIR map file is MAP.SF). Western Front was never developed, but WIR went to ver 2.??, before they were all effectively abandoned. WIR then got a second life when it was worked up through ver.3.0, to the present ver. 3.3, over many years of hard work by many contributors, witnessed on this forum. Finally Matrix took it up and it lives as a free download. I don't know what the copyright status of SF and WF is, but they are effectively 'abandonware', available as a free download from sites such as 'Underdogs'.
Seeing how difficult it was to get WIR up to ver 3.3, I can't see anyone with the required knowledge spending that amount of effort on WF. What we have is work done some years ago and found on the Net. I have a WF editor with 'readme' instructions (useful to adjust playability), revised OOB to correct unit names and availability in the D-Day scenario. Additionally, I did spend some time in updating the WF unit icons and map tiles to produce a WIR look for WF, but I do not have the skills, or time, to do much more. I also would like to see a France 1940 variant and as Flanker Leader has adapted AFV, aircraft Icons and made changes to unit capabilities for WIR, he may have a better idea of what could be done for a WF1940. I would like to place what I have on any site able to host and see if any more can be done.