War in the West Boxed Upgrade available!

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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Daniele
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War in the West Boxed Upgrade available!

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If you already own a digital version of the game from our site, and would like to add a box and full colour printed manual to your collection, just click on the Boxed Upgrade button.

You will receive a box of the product you have chosen, a printed manual in full colours and a DVD with in an interactive version of our catalogue. It is very simple and straight forward.

You don't have to register your game or send us your game serial number, just add the product to the cart and check out!

Please note this is not a copy of the game and does not include a Steam code or serial. If you want to buy the game please go to the games page. This is an upgrade option for people who already own the digital game.

Please check here to upgrade your game!
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This offer seems unbelievable for AUD$21.99.

I am considering buying the digital download and boxed upgrade.

Is the full size printed manual physically the same as the manual included in the original boxed version of War in the West?

What is the postage cost to Australia for this boxed edition?
rixtertech
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I got a look at my copy yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality. Printed in China, it's unfortunately on glossy paper but it's hardbound, not sewn of course but they at least made the effort to have it sort of look like it is... for the price its a truly great deal. The print portion is approx 300 pages of 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 and 13/16 thick. The fonts are well sized and the illustrations are sharp considering the low price. Considering that low price I wouldn't expect this media to stand up to much abuse, moisture, rough handling, extremes of temperature and etc but at this price I hope we can just get a new copy!

The catalog that comes with it is updated, perhaps Matrix will even go crazy and decide to fix the links at http://www.matrixgames.com/catalog/ to point to this version someday, maybe. It's important to people like me that are often away from networks and wish for a current catalog to daydream over. Lets get rid of the links to the 2013 version, eh?

Riflebrigade, I don't see a version number at the front or back of this copy so I don't know how current it is.

This will probably be the nicest manual you own for -any- application, for about the price of one of those crappy throw-aways the bookstores keep on a cart outside on the sidewalk. Thanks, Matrix!

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Does it include the changes to AD's?I took advantage of the easter discount code,should receive my copy in a few days.
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I assume that they are not going to go back to the printers for an updated edition just for this boxed upgrade. I believe it is the same manual that was issued day one. My question is: How much of the manual has been made irrelevant?
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If they are going with print-on-demand and drop shipping from the printer they could be as up-to-date as they wanted. I will confess I didn't look too close at the package. Answers for all this will have to come from the mighty hackers at Matrix.
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-Union Gen. John Sedgewick, Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, 1864, KIA while berating a private for ducking sniper fire
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The manual has not been updated (neither paper nor pdf form). There were two new one page guides released last summer/fall with info on the improved air fuctionality added around the time Torch was released.

I had a volunteer offer to work on updating the manual a few months ago but unfortunately nothing came of that. I've been meaning to see if I could find someone to work on updating the pdf with the various rule changes since release. If anyone is interested, they can contact me at 2by3@2by3games.com.
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I'd jump on this idea but as a WITx beginner I don't even know enough to be dangerous yet. Unless you count all the people drowning on troop ships, starving at the end of ill-conceived supply lines and cursing my name in the midst of pointless slaughter. ;)
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-Union Gen. John Sedgewick, Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, 1864, KIA while berating a private for ducking sniper fire
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