I played Desert Rats for countless days as a teenager... The AI was indeed great, and I even played it "hotseat" with a neighbour, in the weekends...
Arnhem, also by RT Smith, was also a great game.
Yes, Arnhem was great too. The CCS games and the MicroProse games Decision in the Desert and Crusade in Europe were my first wargames. They introduced me to the hobby and got me hooked.
In many ways I'm still looking for a modern game that is as good as Desert Rats and Decision in the Desert. War In The West is my modern replacement for Crusade in Europe and Vulcan but I'm still looking for a modern game that covers the complete war in North Africa.
I hoped there would be WITW DLC that covered Alamein and the battles before but that didn't happen. Hopefully the Decisive Campaigns team might visit the North African theatre in the future.
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I saw generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with a crayon and dispose of enemy concentrations, that were on the ground and on the map, with an eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?