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WarPlan Review

Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:26 pm

The year is 1940. All Europe lies beneath the Nazi jackboot. From Warsaw to Paris, Hitler’s armies reign supreme. Britain stands alone.

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Re: <t>WarPlan Review</t>

Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:38 pm

I appreciate the review on WarPlan. I am the developer. I took your comments and fixed a few things about the game.

You mention the game has no soul. Can you be specific on what you mean?

The main difference I see is that WarPlan doesn't have a theatrical feel like some other games do.
Decisive Campaigns addresses you as a general
Strategic Command 3 gives you decision events

WarPlan was developed to give a board wargame feel.

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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:58 pm

I was afraid this was going to happen. I was a beta tester and I warned Matrix that this game would be hard to market properly.

On the surface, WarPlan does seem very simple. However, underneath the hood, there is a lot going on that the developer has hidden and simplified for the player. Nevertheless it is still there. If the player wants to get into the weeds, there are a full 40 acres that you can get into.

Do you want to give your guys a little boost on the attack, look into ???truck supply???. Your ships running out of oil while at sea, plan ahead and buy some oilers and you can keep them at sea. Is that hex vital to your defensive line, then give your units the special order to ???Hold???.

If you suspect the enemy is going to try and invade your coastline, put some air units on ???Full Support??? and watch them try and intercept the invasion forces during the other player???s turn. That???s why you truly need that six hours Napoleon was talking about in this game and if you don???t win the Battle of Britain, you won???t win Sea Lion.

I could go on and on.

My point being that calling WarPlan a simple game is not correct. You should call it a simple game to play, but a hard game to master.

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Sat May 09, 2020 7:03 pm

WarPlan is now on Steam.

Review level **Positive** Please read the Steam reviews to see if the game is for you.

Many improvements have been done since the release.

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Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:00 pm

I played the game. I am a retired military officer (albeit a former AF squadron commander), but I am also a wargaming hobbyist. I thought the supply and zones of control were weak. Surrounding a unit or even an attack from more than three sides did not seem to make much of a difference. Units remained strong even after an attack or two. In that sense, you were always attacking on one front (hex side), even if every unit attacked. Also, I'm not sure fixed sites would have the same defense from the back side as they do the "front" side. Weather was well done and units certainly slowed down. Supply did affect units requiring fuel to move, but not much could be seen in the combat effect. I thought air power was well done. It certainly was not overplayed as many of my peers would prefer. I did not really notice air superiority, but I think it was there, just not noticeable. I like a game that lets you focus on the more strategic aspects. I do enjoy hearts of iron iv, but it is nice to play a good wargame without micromanaging everything.


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