This game has been around nearly, what, 9 years or so? I was looking at the turn in my current game giving thought about what I should do and a few thoughts struck me. First, though I love it when it's my turn, I won't play more than one game at a time these days because if I do it becomes too all encompassing. It reminds me very much of when I play Advanced Squad Leader on VASL. When I play it, I play it to the exclusion of every other game I play. This game, and that game, require 100% of your attention to play well, they don't accept other mistresses. So only a single game for me at a time because a second game would basically be asking for a divorce.
I'm a long time board gamer from WAY back in the day. I cut my teeth against my older brother under 10 years old playing AH Stalingrad, AH Gettysburg, etc. etc. In the end, he gave it all up, but I became a dedicated hardcore wargamer. My favorites from those days were Russian Campaign, Fortress Europa, Storm Over Arnhem (and it's spinoffs), and, more than all of them, Advanced Squader Leader (which i'm really good at, FAR better than I am at WiTE!). I love all of these games, they have all given me hours of enjoyment.
I started using VASL (now it's VASSAL but when I started using it, you could only play Advanced Squad Leader, hence VASL) back in the late 90's. My god, it opened up an entire world for me in that a game I had played solitaire for the most part in the 80s I could now play against a variety of people from all over the world. Incredible, and for me a much greater innovation than the smart phone. VASSAL to me is the reason these types of traditional wargames that I LOVE are still alive and still produced.
I digress however...back to topic and the basic thought that had me start this post to begin with. You now understand the tiniest bit of my background and my love for boardgaming and the love for vassal which to me, has resurrected the boardaming hobby. But....this leads me a question.
Is WiTE the single greatest PC wargame ever made? This is what I was thinking as I played my turn. I have played so many great games, but is this the best PC wargame of all time?
Different folks find their way to games like this in a variety of ways. Use this thread to talk about how you found your way to what is an amazing, though ridiculously invested leisure time activity. Why do you love it? WHat have you experienced that's better? Anyway, just some rambling thoughts.
My own personal final conclusion is that I LOVE this game. I LOVE ASL. Both of them I love so much that in the end, I spend too much time with them and they literally burn me out and I need to take a break from them and play things like Twilight Struggle just to give my brain a breather.
Anyway, these are my thoughts for the night and I thought perhaps some of you might relate to my thoughts on this...……… WiTE therapy? ;-)