I am longing for a proper land, sea and air War In The Mediterranean game - but suspect this will never be commercially viable
I'd never played TOAW before but bought TOAWIV simply because of the North African campaign.
Its not perfect (what game is?) but it was well worth the money. The downside is that the game isn't designed for this campaign and so, as ever, there are niggles about realism etc. The game also lacks the necessary naval aspect so vital to the war in the Med (there is a Royal Navy presence but its not great to be honest - but that may be because I am a naval warfare fanboy so wanted a Regia Marina presence too).
The game is fun. It's challenging yes, but in all the right ways a war game should be, but without being a ball-ache. It's colourful, it's immersive, the campaign is at a good scale that allows the player to be really 'involved' with their squadrons and battalions. Being able to 'play' with the great regiments of the past does it for me!
Desert Rats was da bomb! My first experience of computer war gaming and - like you - have been hoping for something decent ever since. I don't think you will be disappointed in TOAWIV for this campaign alone.
Hi warspite1, thanks for the link, I just finished reading your AAR (every page and every post - I have not been very productive the past few days!). It was a great read and thoroughly enjoyable. I think I'l definitely pick up TOAW and learn the game before looking for an opponent who wants to re-fight the North African campaign.
Thank-you for the kind feedback. It was a lot of fun. It's nice to have a play in the sand - just a shame there wasn't a bit more water Good luck with the game.
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