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Operation Torch is available now! - 10/8/2015 1:50:03 PM   
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Almost one year ago, Gary Grigsby’s War in the West amazed fans of detailed wargames and critics alike. But even though the scope of the original game was impressive, developer 2by3 Games wanted to cover this part of the war more extensively.

Today they are back with the release of a new expansion called Operation Torch. This introduces a set of new scenarios covering the African and Western European operations between late 1942 and 1945.

On top of that the expansion benefits from an enhanced version of the engine that brings the air war to a higher level with improved navigation panels and scenarios specifically designed for this aspect of the war. Players who like action in multiplayer have now the chance to join bigger games including 3 or 4 players and also play as co-operative air and ground commanders with another human player against the AI!

The game features 10 historical and what-if operations:

- Torch to Tunisia (10 Nov 1942 - 26 Jul 1943 - 37 turns)
- Battle for Tunisia (Feb 1943 – June 1943 – approximately 20 turns)
- Rommel Attacks (Feb 1943 – March 1943 – approximately 6 turns)
- Operation Dragoon (8 Aug 1944 - 18 Sep 1944 - 6 turns)
- Operation Diadem to the Gothic Line (11 May 1944 - 27 Sep 1944 - 20 turns)
- Breaching the Gothic Line (25 Aug 1944 - 4 May 1945 - 36 turns)
- Weakest Link (13 Sep 1944 - 10 Feb 1945 - 20 turns) is an air only campaign covering the attacks on the German oil and fuel industries
- Pointblank Directive 1944 (16 Jun 1943 - 5 Apr 1944 - 42 turns) is an air only campaign covering the early strategic bombing efforts by Bomber Command and the US 8th Air Force
- 1945 Campaign (16 Dec 1944 - 4 Aug 1945 - 33 turns) starts with the Battle of the Bulge and covers the entire western theater of operations.
- The 4th Supreme Command (3 July 1943 - 4 Aug 1945 - 109 turns) is a hypothetical Grand Campaign that assumes Hitler had been assassinated in March 1943, and that the Axis armies were in a better situation in the summer of 1943.


And this Saturday, on October 10th, 20.00 (CEST), we are going to give players a look at the game on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group!

You can also see the first public After Action Report here!

As part of the release, War in the West is also getting a major free update, with dozens of new features, fixes and data and scenario tweaks. Download it here!

Grab the game here!
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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/8/2015 1:56:39 PM   
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Superb I have just purchased Physical and download.

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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/8/2015 2:00:45 PM   
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Nice, just finished the download.

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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/8/2015 2:07:34 PM   
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Does the Physical purchase incl a hard copy of the manual?

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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/8/2015 6:25:50 PM   
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Hi Belisarius,

No, as an expansion this only has a searchable PDF E-Book manual, but we've formatted it in such a way that if you print it, it will look like an addendum to the main printed manual (and there is a printer friendly version included too).

Regards,

- Erik


< Message edited by Erik Rutins -- 10/8/2015 7:26:13 PM >


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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/9/2015 1:43:59 AM   
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Thanks, Eric.
I purchased the Physical game and will print the manual. Since I have only owned WitW for about a month I have a great deal to read and exponentially more to learn. But, I will have a great time doing so.

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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/9/2015 11:33:02 PM   
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With the Torch Expansion, would it be possible to create a scenario that would go from the invasion of North Africa all the way into the fall of Berlin?

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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/9/2015 11:49:58 PM   
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the issue as addressed mention the need fo some upgrade to the naval model as I recall....
not on the agenda as the designers turn EAST

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RE: Operation Torch is available now! - 10/10/2015 3:06:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: dereck
With the Torch Expansion, would it be possible to create a scenario that would go from the invasion of North Africa all the way into the fall of Berlin?


It is possible, certainly for friendly games, but you'd need to be willing to deal with a few house rules.

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