From: Bedfordshire UK
I first bought Gary Grigsby's 'War in Russia' for the Atari 16 bit computer/games consol in the 1980's. WIR was re-issued for PC by Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI) in the 1990's, it is a development of a previous Gary Grigsby title 'Second Front'. The other title in this group is 'Western Front', which never had the development of WIR and is still in ver. 1.0, however I have a graphics update and editor, which brings WF closer to the latest WIR.
WIR became the 'War in Russia - The Matrix Project' with ver. 2.1 with a major series of changes and bug fixes, led by Arnaud Bouis. Through many developments and attempts to set and re-set the game balance, it has reached the current ver. 3.3. Additionally, there are various mods, house rules and scenarios from other people that have appeared in this forum and are available on the web, the names of the people who have provided this material are too many to mention, but many are still contributors to these pages.
The attachment lists the development changes since WIR ver.2.0, but does not include all the private mods and senarios produced by other people outside Matrix.
The older games are available on the 'Underdogs' site and apart from private mods the development of WIR has stopped, pending the completion of Gary Grigsby's next East Front title. However, as the new titles have become very large and complex, taking a long time to play, I think that there is a lot of life left in WIR and WF.