The Fate of the World is in Your Hands "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind …You ask, What is our policy? I will say; ‘It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.’ You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival." – Winston Churchill’s First Address as British Prime Minister, May 13, 1940 Gary Grigsby’s World At War™ brings you to back to the dawn of the greatest and most terrible war the world has ever seen. The forces of the Axis, including Germany, Japan and Italy, face the might of France, Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union in the epic struggle of World War II. Starting with the blitzkrieg attack on France, the course of the war is determined by your actions as the leader of one or more major factions, opposed by human or computer players.
As you play Gary Grigsby’s World At War™, the events of the war unfold around you through news reel reports covering both historical and hypothetical events, depending on how the war is going. As the United States, do you focus on Europe first or send more reinforcements to the Pacific, seeking an early defeat for Japan? As Germany, do you invade the Soviet Union in 1941 or prepare your forces to march into London? In Gary Grigsby’s World At War™, you have complete control over the production, research and military strategy for your side. At your disposal are the full air, land and sea forces of each power, with each unit rated in a variety of researchable areas. Build more tank divisions, improve your fighter planes or focus on strategic bombardment – the choice is yours. More expensive units take longer to build and shortages in industry, resources or manpower can play havoc with your plans. Take command in this dynamic, turn-based strategy game of World War II that puts you in the role of some of the most legendary leaders of history. Two tutorials and several campaign scenarios let you learn the system quickly and start fighting the whole war or a smaller part of it. Make it happen in Gary Grigsby’s World at War™
Four full-length scenarios (Spring 40, Summer 41, Spring 42, Summer 43) lasting to the end of the war Five playable forces (Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, the Western Allies, and China) and 38 different countries Over 350 areas on a sprawling world map Command fifteen different combat units in the air, on the land, and at sea, as well as infrastructure and supply units Each unit has up to 14 attributes, most of which can be improved through research and development Rules that cover strategic movement, forts, cold weather zones, airborne attack, amphibious invasions, partisans, militia, and many other features Fog of War rules that hide enemy units and production Supply rules that can be set to provide a common pool for all units to draw from, or the creation of field units that must accompany the armies PBEM playability for two to five players Challenging AI that offers a unique gaming experience Ability to automate either or both the Production and Research functions An in-depth tutorial that smoothly integrates the player with the game