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Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should Be I... - 4/26/2018 9:22:54 AM   
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Interesting article I found on Kotaku.

https://kotaku.com/lesser-known-moments-from-world-war-ii-that-should-be-i-1820395905


"Unfortunately, most WWII games are a mishmash of America’s contribution to the Western front, including the D-Day invasion, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as Russian battles in Stalingrad and Kursk."

and

"The Pacific Theatre is criminally overlooked in WWII games. In fact, the only AAA games I can recall being set there are Call of Duty: World at War and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault. Major conflicts like Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima are skimmed over....."

and this was interesting to read:

"Did you know that Americans and Germans fought alongside each other during WWII?..............."

Now I do understand that they are mentioning mostly FPS Games but this article still merits some reading as some of these battles I have not even heard of before. Not even sure if Matrix/Slitherine Games have any scenarios of these mentioned in any of their games.

"The power of a first person game is to put you in the moment. Third person games work more like movies, and strategy games make things so abstract they can lose the personal touch entirely. Shooters like Call of Duty have the ability to transport us back in time, to let us live through harrowing moments first hand. There’s a power found in being there; no other medium, no other genre, can provide that same feeling."

Not sure I totally agree with the statement I bolded here! I personally hate FPS games of any genre, so even games with VR would not be my cup of tea!

Anyways, Enjoy!



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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/26/2018 1:37:28 PM   
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Interesting.

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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/26/2018 2:12:35 PM   
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Without reading the article:

- Kasserine Pass
- The Winter War between Finland and Russia
- Kokoda Trail
- American landings in Sicily with the counterattack by the HG Division at Gela
- Monte Cassino
- Courland

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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/26/2018 2:34:17 PM   
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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/26/2018 2:54:59 PM   
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quote:

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To play a FPS, you need muscles.
To play a wargame, you need a brain.
We all have muscles!


Yeah, but I have biceps in my brain

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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/26/2018 5:38:25 PM   
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I had long day at work and it's getting late in here Finland. I need to postpone reading the entire article for later. But it seems writer of it isn't a wargamer nor does he know enough of wargames. Because by now Steel Panthers series alone covers crap tons of lesser known moments of warfare since Second World War.

I recall someone from China made few posts here about wargaming over there. Maybe Chinese wargames would provide some more of variety?

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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/26/2018 6:12:39 PM   
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The pieces have a NATO symbol.

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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/26/2018 10:14:55 PM   
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I would also throw in some reasonable and realistic alternate history possibilities.

I'm not talking about things like the Axis winning the war as some games have portrayed, but actual operations that could very well have happened, not necessarily succeeding, but happening.

Top of the list would easily be Operation Downfall, the Invasion of Japan. I would really like to see some games from a couple different genres explore this.

Others could be:

-Operation Sea Lion (not a scenario of a world where it succeeds, but actually portraying such an operation)

-Invasion attempt against Malta

-Axis assault on Gibralter

-Allied landings in Norway (1942 or later)

-Attacking an implemented German "national redoubt" in 1945

-a WWII That starts in 1938 over the Sudetenland Crisis

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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/27/2018 4:03:35 AM   
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I would also throw in some reasonable and realistic alternate history possibilities.
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Others could be:

-Operation Sea Lion (not a scenario of a world where it succeeds, but actually portraying such an operation)

At least Panzer Corps has it. I make a guess a number of other games may have it too (TOAW series maybe?)

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Armored Brigade in development has the Cold War going hot.

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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/27/2018 5:54:33 AM   
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RE: Lesser-Known Moments From World War II That Should ... - 4/27/2018 1:30:32 PM   
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And Command Ops has not only an axis invasion attempt on Malta but a follow up scenario of an allied counter invasion.

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