War in the West - Ask us Anything

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West 1943-45 is the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made. Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany, War in the West brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your plan.

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Ask 2BY3 anything!

Gary Grigsby and Joel Billings, the great minds behind War in the West and many other high quality wargames, will be hosting an AMA on REDDIT where you get the chance to ask them anything you wish.

The AMA will be hosted on reddit on December 8, at 9am US Pacific Time.

Reddit is one of the biggest online message board where you can discuss, and share thoughts, ideas, links, images videos etc.. A popular type of topic is the so called “AMA” or “Ask Me Anything”, where a (famous) person introduces him/herself and allows you to ask him or her any question you would like.

More information will follow soon.

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Is there ever going to be any chance of three day turns?
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We don't have any plans for changing the turn length of the ground game, although there has been some talk of having air only scenarios with different turn lengths.
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The Allies flew roughly 30k sorties during the Battle of Britain in 1940, so how is it that they're flying 11k sorties per week in Operation Husky?
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ORIGINAL: Zels

The Allies flew roughly 30k sorties during the Battle of Britain in 1940, so how is it that they're flying 11k sorties per week in Operation Husky?
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If those nos are right then it's all to do with the sheer number of aircraft involved. The war in 1939/40 was a completely different affair to the war post 1942.
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One thing to remember that automatic naval patrols are quite abstracted. They are not "real" sorties, but rather "potential" sorties. Otherwise I think system is not generating too many flights when comparing to the RL, although it is possible to hard press and get a lot more, but ops losses starting to be very high.
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I agree mate, but 30k per annum in Britain versus 11k per week (600k per annum, or 1500 daily) in Sicily (!?) is a dubious spike in numbers.
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Thanks Pavel, point taken on naval patrols. We've cancelled those to try and get a zero balance. What is the "RL"?
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RL - real life :)

Found such sentence in the wiki on husky:
Between mid-May and the invasion, allied airmen flew 42,227 sorties that destroyed 323 German and 105 Italian aircraft for the loss of 250 of their own aircraft, mostly to anti-aircraft fire while operating over Sicily.

So it was quite busy theater.
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please can we get flak fixed soon? I just lost stomach to play as axis now in my pbem game. sorry, but just is what it is.

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Flak is not considered as broken. We adjusted high alt efficiency for the med/heavy flak and reduced flight altitude evade rating a bit. But otherwise flak primary role to disrupt flight causing accuracy impact. Bombing accuracy was also adjusted in coming patch.
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Great! Any idea when the patch will be coming out?
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Plan is somewhere around next week.
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Very cool. Just in time for Christmas!
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Can we play a naval-centered scenario or campaign using this game?

I would like to see a North Atlantic campaign with convoys, surface raiders, wolfpacks,
CVE hunter-killer groups, etc.

How about AE II based in the European-North Atlantic Theater?

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Admittedly I've not WITW, but I have WITE.

My question here is - can the Germans "create" units as the Soviets can in WITE? (Attachments or Divisions!).
Or they are locked again in a fully historical OOB?
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No cant create new units like soviet in WetE
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What happens if an Allied unit is so far east that the Soviet zone overlaps it in the interphase?

Same question for German units?
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I know the Allied units get moved back to Allied territory. I assume the same for German units.
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ORIGINAL: Cohen

Admittedly I've not WITW, but I have WITE.

My question here is - can the Germans "create" units as the Soviets can in WITE? (Attachments or Divisions!).
Or they are locked again in a fully historical OOB?

You can't control german production...BUT you have complete control over what units go back and forth from the Eastern Front which is pretty sexy. :)
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