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Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/3/2018 5:28:17 AM   
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A work in progress...

The Battle of Sidi Bou Zid...5th Panzer Armee vs the US II Corps...Tunisia...February 1943.




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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/4/2018 1:17:56 AM   
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Nice!

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/5/2018 11:17:47 PM   
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Nice!




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So we're at war with the Russkies eh?? I suppose we really ought to invade or something. (Lonnnng pause while studying the map)
Hmmmm... big place ain't it??
- Sir Harry Flashman (1854)

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/6/2018 12:45:54 PM   
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That looks great.

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/7/2018 3:57:19 AM   
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I'm thinking the Sidi Bou Zid scenario (and the supporting "Americans" graphics files) should be included as a bonus package in the next Desert War patch. Just need to script the AI. Can do easy. Thanks for your support of this project.

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/10/2018 11:24:54 AM   
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Great work!

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/18/2018 6:47:41 AM   
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This is a scenario now reaching ten years-ish(?) trying to find an opportunity to publish. It all started with a game/educational tool demo for the US Army ROTC leadership training program. Read about it here:

http://www.decisive-point.com/history/firstbattles.html

The demo was not accepted as an educational way forward. So the historical research and game development sat dormant--close to dead. Then Brian Kelly's Desert War came along. Sidi Bou Zid 1943 found a potential path to publication. Then it got scoped out with Desert War's time brackets of 1940-1942. So...lot's of years later, a couple of .csv file conversions, and a ton of Desert War adjustments, the Sidi Bou Zid scenario will soon be back in business.

Coming soon in a patch near you...

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 8/21/2018 9:52:29 PM   
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Tanx, desert war is a great game!

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 9/19/2018 8:03:04 PM   
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When is the patch due out ?

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 9/20/2018 6:19:43 AM   
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Brian and I tested the Matrix patch package last Monday and everything looked up to snuff. So I'll register my guess that it'll be out after all the pillows are fluffed-up and placed with a chocolate.

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 9/20/2018 7:17:55 AM   
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Many thanks for that bcgames.

One other question, as I have not purchased the game yet, but will be soon I think

The work in progress picture above shows more terrain features, than I have seen in other pictures.

Are they part of the patch too ?

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 9/20/2018 7:26:14 AM   
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The work in progress picture above shows more terrain features, than I have seen in other pictures.

Are they part of the patch too ?

All terrain features used in the Sidi Bou Zid scenario come from Desert War...there is nothing new in the terrain department.


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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 9/20/2018 7:32:16 AM   
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Time for me to get the money out then !

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 9/20/2018 7:55:31 AM   
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Great! Let us know what you think when you've had a chance to play things out.

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 9/24/2018 2:36:33 PM   
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Purchased the game last night, now the learning curve starts !

One good feature, the printer friendly manual does what is says. Printer inks are a shocking price in the UK.

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RE: Desert War: Sidi Bou Zid 1943 - 12/13/2018 12:31:04 AM   
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The Battle of Sidi Bou Zid...5th Panzer Armee vs the US II Corps...Tunisia...February 1943.




This scenario is now part of Desert War. It was published with the last game patch/update version 1.02. There are actually two versions of this scenario included with the game...the first is the Historical set-up and restrictions; the second is the same scenario with free set-up for both sides. The US player has a slightly better chance of victory in the Free set-up version.

So, if you don't have it--time to hit that update button.

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