AndrewYS
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:39 pm

Strategic games, which include issues like research, political efforts, economic issues, tech advances, are completely different than operational games, which focus on warfare issues only, and are the games I prefer.

My favorite WW2 operational series at this point is Panzer Corps and I'm greatly looking forward to PZ Corps 2. But any dedicated fan of WW2 operational games should try out Operational Art of War and Panzer Campaigns as both are excellent and are continually being improved.

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O'Donovan
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:18 pm

If they have ANY realtime games in their list, they need to include World War II Online (WWIIOL - wwiionline.com). It has TWO Guinness World Records and has the largest non-instanced game map in the business, a 1/2 scale map of western Europe. It's a full combined-arms simulator. You can drive tanks, pilot planes, captain ships, man AA or AT guns, drive trucks, be a paratrooper, or be regular infantry with many different loadouts, from rifles to explosive charges to mortars to anti-tank guns and more. There are DLC packs available on Steam, monthly subscriptions available on Steam or on their website, or you can play free as infantry with a bolt-action rifle. This is NOT an arcade game, but has the max amount of realism they can get with ballistics, aerodynamics, et cetera. With the exception of some static defensive positions around towns and bases, everyone trying to kill you is a real player. You can't pay to win to get better equipment, either. What you have is what THEY had, back in the day, with no upgrades available.

There is nothing like having a battle for a town with hundreds of people killing each other, planes flying overhead, strafing and bombing, tanks rolling through, players building fortifications, and a ton more.

BTW, I am not connected with the company that runs WWIIOL. I'm just a player.

AndrewYS
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:38 pm

I recently purchased The Battle Academy Series by Slitherine. A fun, tactical WW2 game that can be very challenging at higher difficulty levels.

proflui
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Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:35 pm

How about WITP AE?

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Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:18 pm

How about WITP AE?
It is unique but most people are turned of by the complex user interface, and almost nobody ever finishes the grand campaign.
It is not a game but a way of life :lol: .

But at the current price of $16 it is a must have.

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Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:10 pm

Typo in first paragraph of WitE: should be conversation not conversion.

carnifex
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:18 pm

World of Tanks is a WW2 "war" or "strategy" game. It's a first person shooter. Or a third person shooter if you like not hitting things.

What's surprising is that this is the only change to the article. I've been following this article as it added games to the list, most of them solid recommendations. And then this update shows up and it's "look we added WoT" to the list.

This really really smells like some affiliate link marketing to me.

Please change my mind; how is WoT like any of the other games on this list?

carnifex
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:19 pm

meant to write "World of Tanks ISN'T a WW2 "war" or "strategy" game.

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EICJoe
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:35 pm

World of Tanks is a WW2 "war" or "strategy" game. It's a first person shooter. Or a third person shooter if you like not hitting things.

What's surprising is that this is the only change to the article. I've been following this article as it added games to the list, most of them solid recommendations. And then this update shows up and it's "look we added WoT" to the list.

This really really smells like some affiliate link marketing to me.

Please change my mind; how is WoT like any of the other games on this list?
World of Tanks showed up a few updates ago, if you must know but yes, we get some affiliate money if you sign up. You don't have to, of course, but it helps us keep the lights on and it's mostly harmless as WoT is actually quite fun. It's not quite as cerebral as World of Warships, I'll grant you, but there is a tactical dimension to it if you want to be flexible in your thinking?

Does it need to be on this list? Not really, but it's also not a crime to put it on the list either so, if you're happy with the other 99% of the article then I would still say we've done our job.
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Alvaro Sousa
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:14 pm

WarPlan should be on that top list.

    

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