Strategic War in Europe takes you back in time to World War 2.
This game is about:
Waves of Infantry
World War 2
Land, Naval and Air battles
Following the 'easy to learn, hard to master' design principle, Strategic War in Europe combines accessibility with a plethora of strategic options. A compact, large-scale map and clear basic rules will not overwhelm you, yet the choices you will be presented with should satisfy all your tactical needs. From overthrowing governments and researching new technologies, to securing air supremacy and supplying your troops by water and railway, Strategic War in Europe is a strategist's dream.
Seven scenarios with up to 25 controllable countries, each with five scaling difficulty settings make for an incredible replayability. When pitching yourself against the AI is not enough, Strategic War in Europe offers hot-seat and PBEM for all your multiplayer needs. Match your wits in an epic East vs. West showdown or try to survive together as Poland and Norway.
Muster Your Panzer Corps! Prepare Waves Of Infantry! The War Begins Now!
Take over one or more of 25 countries, ranging from Nazi Germany to Iraq
Play through seven unique scenarios, including six historical from 1939 to 1944, and a fictional 1945 West vs. East campaign
Command hundreds of historical units and leaders
Declare wars, host elections and carry out coup d'etats
Experience dozens of historical events with great repercussions on gameplay
Enjoy tactical battles, with weather, supplies and terrain all being important factors
Control the skies with air combat, recons, fighter interceptions, bombardment, and even nukes!
Sail the seas using a naval system that includes convoys, raiders and sea battles
Manage economy and research
Fight against your friends in hot-seat and Play By E-Mail multiplayer modes
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This is a turn based, grand strategic, WWII game. Sometimes it crashes and achievements don't pop up properly but this are all flaws. If we speak about cons.. The biggest is number of scenarios. There is plenty! And there is also multiple countries to choose and every country has its won level of difficulty. And last but not least thre is many, many mods which can make this great game even better! SO if you like fast paced, real time strategies this is not for you. But if you prefer more realistic, turn based games with plenty depth into history, this game will be almost perfect and you'll love it. Here's why I LOVE THIS GAME..... 1) It is a labratory of history. What if Operation Sea Lion or Operation Felix were successful? What if Germany developed an atomic weapon? What if the Italians stayed out of Greece? What if Spain entered the war? What if the Warsaw uprising of 1944 held and the city reverted to Allied control in between the German and Red Armies? All of these contingencies can be played out in this game. 2) Great value for the price. Steam just lowered the price too. 3) Takes me back to fond memories of other great grand strategic WWII wargames: Third Reich (AH), Storm Accross Europe (C64) and High Commannd (IBM-DOS). Anybody remember these?
While many players consider themselves hardcore strategists, what they really play is RTS games, pretty light on strategy, often more on tactical level, and sometimes relying more on fast and skilled fingers than serious and deep thinking and planning. Strategic War in Europe is much more of a serious strategy, with less flashy visuals, and no breathtaking action. It's more about planning on high, strategic level, and coordinating whole operations, invading countries and defending them. The game is set in the World War Two period, and is a real guilty pleasure of a historical gamer. Although the game offers a wide range of possible strategies, and takes many factors into account (weather on strategic level anyone?), it is not very difficult to learn. Of course you will not become a master in a few hours, but you will know how to play the game, which will allow you to practise and improve your strategic thinking skills, providing excellent gaming experience for any real fan of true strategies.
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