A Breach in the Fortress Europe!

By Nik Gaukroger 03 Oct 2014 0

To finish up this Friday afternoon ? at least in the timezone I?m in ? news of a real wargaming heavyweight release due out later this year. We brought you some information on this back in May (here) and then we said ?Overall this is going to be a must buy for fans of this sort of game from what I have seen so far.? So, hopefully the press release below presages a great game for fans of in depth strategy ? especially if you?re a WW2 fan.

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Arlington, VT, October 03, 2014

?No amphibious attack in history has approached this one in size. Along miles of coastline there were hundreds of vessels and small boats afloat and ant-like files of advancing troops ashore? (Dwight D. Eisenhower ? Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe)

July 1943 ? The German war machine is jammed. On the Eastern Front the Soviets are progressing relentlessly, and Rommel had to retreat and finally leave North Africa. But to make the Axis capitulate, the Allied forces have to turn up the heat on the Western Front. Even if the German army has been weakened after 4 years of ruthless combat, its soldiers are battle-hardened veterans and its commanders are building almost impenetrable defensive lines in Italy. The time for launching massive seaborne and airborne operations has come; the Western Front is re-opened!

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 the players all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to their plan.

The game features 3 main campaigns and 7 smaller scenarios for a comprehensive coverage of the combats in Western Europe between July 1943 and mid 1945:

  • 1943 Campaign - 109 turns
  • 1944 Campaign (May Start) ? 64 turns
  • 1944 Campaign (D-Day Start) ? 62 turns
  • Air Campaign ? 4 turns
  • Operation Husky ? 7 turns
  • Salerno to Rome 43-44 (starting with Operation Avalanche)? 42 turns/multiplayer only
  • Battleground Italy ? 95 turns
  • Breakout and Pursuit (starting with Operation Cobra) ? 11 turns
  • Westwall (starting with Operation Market Garden) ? 12 turns
  • Bulge to the Rhine (starting with The Battle of the Bulge) ?12 turns

Based on the War in the East engine, that the Gary Grigsby?s team has been polishing and improving for years, War in the West will blow the minds of fans of historical simulations with its incredible level of detail and realism.

Today we have the pleasure to unveil that the game will be released in early December 2014! So watch out for more details and get ready for the release! 

Get more information on Gary Grigsby's War West from the official product page. 


Matrix Games is part of the Slitherine Group 

About the Slitherine Group

The Slitherine Group is the world?s leading producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod (www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone?s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Horrible Histories?, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world?s largest organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Group?s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry. 


Press Materials:

All press materials are available from the Slitherine Group Press Media Area or by contacting press@matrixgames.com.



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