Wondering if this is worth picking up?

Piercing Fortress Europa is a new game from veteran game designer Frank Hunter, which covers the campaigns of the Western Allies from July, 1943 through the end of April, 1945 in Sicily and Italy. Each area has its own map and time scale to best represent the campaigns for Sicily and Italy and the player is offered complete freedom, limited only by a historical order of battle and logistics model, to plan his operations and explore all of the many “what ifs” that the Italian theater has to offer.
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ObeseMonkey
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Wondering if this is worth picking up?

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Hi, saw this is on a pretty deep sale. Does anyone still play this and how well does it run on windows 10?
I own Campaigns on the Danube and am a big fan of it. Think it’s the same developer. I’m also a big fan of the Gary Grisby games.
So this looks like a lot of fun.

Also how good is the Ai? I tend to exclusively play single player. I’m not the best though and tend to self handicap sometimes to give the ai a chance (I don’t do gamey stuff). So it doesn’t need to be too competent.

Don’t know if anyone even comes here anymore aha, but hopefully someone can help.
Thanks!
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RE: Wondering if this is worth picking up?

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I would say buy it - been a few years since I played it, but the AI gave a good game.

Frank Hunter is a much deeper thinker than msot game designers IMO - this is a chellenging game where logistics is the most important skil to master.

IMO it's a real shame he hasn't followed it up with more scenarios.

As an aside, Guns of August is a simlarly "deep" WW1 game that is another masterpiece ... although the UI and maps are pretty naf :)
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ObeseMonkey
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RE: Wondering if this is worth picking up?

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Thanks! For the price I’ll give it a shot then :)

Yes! I own Guns of August, it is a very fun game. Though like you say map let’s it down a bit.
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Re: Wondering if this is worth picking up?

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Did you check out the Alternate Map in GOA? A big improvement imo.
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