Going back in time to the 1980's is fun. Through use of commodore 64 emulator I was able to bring back those times with "Tigers in the Snow". Love the way it it simple and easy to play. Divisional units and not a whole lot of units on each side. I played the Germans of course to see if I could cross the Meuse River in time. I got 4 units past the Meuse but not out the exit zone because of allied units near their zoc. I didn't take Bastone but, moved very quickly to get those 4 units past the Meuse. I got an "Operational" Allied victory because I didn't get those units exited off the map but it was great fun trying to do it. Easily playable in a days play while watching football and baseball too.
Next up will be "Knights of the Desert" the boardgame conversion to PC of Africa Korp by Avalon Hill.
I must say playing Tigers in the Snow did make me want to drag out my old Avalon Hill game of Battle of the Bulge. Ahhh the days of simple easy games to play. Not "tedious" (MrsWargamer hehe)
It did take a little fidigiting with the controls to get it to work but after a few trial an error methods I found the perfect interface that the game needed. Most of the game runs with one using the keyboard keys of spacebar and the F (finished or next unit) key or the E (exit combat selection phase) key and of course answering the questions of attack and who attacks with a Y or N and 1 thru 6 for movement.
"Operational Allied Victory" <~~~~~ old games with good AI computer play.
I also looked at "Crusade in Europe" and started playing that but didn't have enough time to really breakout in France. So canned it for awhile. Works fine with that emulator though.
Can't believe all these C64 games I found on this one site. Auto Duel, just about all the Avalon Hill, SSI and SSG computer games for the Commodore 64 that I have. Games like Computer Ambush, Kampfgruppe, Battlegroup, Typhoon of Steel, Panzer Strike, Germany 85, RDF 1985, Reach for the Stars, Emperium Gallactia, Battles of Napoleon, Gettysburg, Shilo, Antietam, Sons of Liberty and many more. It's like being a kid again in a candy store where everything is free. Only game I tried that I couldn't get to work was "War of the Lance" very colorful game and good ai as I remember in that one but for some reason it just never would goto the application screen to load. They've even got "Under Fire" by Avalon Hill. That is another great old game I had almost forgotten. Games like Castles and Castles 2 I believe are there. It's such a candy jar of games from the 80's Even the very old game of "Carrier Force" is there.
It also made me realize how much money I had spent on computer games in my youth for that commodore 64. lol It's easy to get carried away buying them as you can see. You think $30-$50 a pop isn't very much but, when you add them up over time it turns out to be a lot. Wow! I'm just glad I can get them to work on this Vista 64 bit PC.