I've been looking for a game that reproduces the war in the Mediterranean but no one meets my requirements.
Desert war is an wego and i prefer igougo.
Obviously the focus is on North Africa but you could add Malta, Crete and Gibraltar.
What is missing from the commercial games is the naval war between the Italian and British navies.
War that translates into war for convoys, with the problem of getting supplies to Tripoli by the Italian navy and to Malta or Alessandria for the British.
Obviously,air attacks with torpedos should also be covered.
We find an infinite number of games dealing with the same theme (ex.war in russia) but very little on the mediterranean and and this could be a starting point for some developers,if it is developed with a high level of detail.
The games could cover many what if.
Lol - you've echoed my anguished cries for this over the years!!
The Mediterranean War actually had more naval engagements than the Pacific War. In terms of attraxcting wargamers from across the world, the number of countries involved was high - US, almost all Commonwealth dominions, French, Greek, Italian, German (plus hosts of conquered nations fighting with the Commonwealth - Poles, Czechs etc) and possibly Spanish and Turkish.
All manner of warfare was undertaken: submarine, naval surface warfare, merchant marine, paradrops, tanks, infantry, commandoes, special forces (naval), air warfare, naval air warfare strategic bombing etc etc etc. about the only thing the campaign didn't have was carrier vs carrier warfare.
It is truly a campaign that could have been won by either side.
Economics seems to dictate we get more Bulge games, or Eastern Front games or war in the west after the war had been practically decided, but this fascinating campaign from June 1940 - May 1943 gets overlooked.
How this subject cries out for a detailed, serious game covering land, air and sea. But I suspect it's never going to happen...
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