Westwards It Is

by on 6th Sep 2013

Time to take on another front. The daring decision has been made and now renowned wargame creator Gary Grigsby in collaboration with 2by3 Games is bringing us yet another addition to the illustrious series in the form of Gary Grigsby's War in the West.

Players will discover a huge game covering the whole Allies' Campaign in the West front, from the invasion of Sicily and Italy in 1943, through France, Belgium and Holland in 1944 and through the crossing of the Rhine and the end of the war in Germany.

Gary Grigsby's War in the West 1943-45 covers the Allied campaigns in Western Europe starting with the summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany.

It also covers the Allied strategic bomber campaign. Expanding and improving on the War in the East game system, WitW will provide players the chance to pick alternative strategies in both the land and air parts of the war. There is also an East Front Control option for German players that wish to decide which units are available for fighting in the west.

(...) features a bigger map (36k hexes versus 25k for WitE), new terrain types, detailed Strategic Bombing and improvements to non-ground support missions, more realism in Logistics and Weather conditions, new Amphibious and Airborne Landing Rules, new Victory conditions... and much more!

Key highlights:

• The game covers July 1943 to July 1945.
• Each turn lasts one week.
• Each hex covers 10 miles.
• The map is an enormous 36,000 hexes!
• It is an enhanced War in the East system with more comprehensive air and naval operations and supply systems.
• Scale is Division/Brigade/Regiment with supporting Battalions, but modeled down to the last man, tank and gun.
• There are 14 Allied and 5 Axis nationalities in the game.
• It includes a fully featured scenario editor
• There are optional rules to allow you to control the allocation of forces to the east front, or let it stay historical. If you manage it by hand, allocating troops slows the Soviet advance and removing them hastens it, all shown on a global strategy map.
• The game includes 3 main campaigns and 7-9 smaller scenarios.

For further details visit the dedicated site for the game at either the Slitherine or Matrix Games divisional headquarters.

Beta testers are presently being sought and acceptance is by order of arrival, so do be swift and sign up if you're interested.

War in the West is expected to see completion by the end of 2013.

 

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4 Oct 2017 - 2:35pm
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Gary Grigsby's War in the West has now been brought up to version 1.01.68 as announced here.
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10 Aug 2017 - 4:45pm
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The Wargamer's Charles Ellis reviews Gary Grigsby's War in the West.
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3 Aug 2017 - 4:55pm
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As planned, Gary Grigsby's War in the West, is now available on Steam (38% off until August 10th) and so is its Operation Torch DLC.
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31 Jul 2017 - 3:05pm
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Gary Grigsby's War in the West's Operation Torch DLC will also become available on Steam alongside the base game.
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25 Jul 2017 - 7:57pm
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Gary Grigsby's War in the West will at last become available on Steam on the 3rd of August.
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12 Jan 2017 - 4:32pm
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Learning how to play Gary Grigsby's War in the West has just become easier, as reported here.
Thorondor\
14 Oct 2016 - 4:32pm
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Update: Gary Grigsby's War in the West has now been brought up to version 1.01.37 as announced here.
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15 Apr 2016 - 1:56pm
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Update: Gary Grigsby's War in the West has now been brought up to version 1.01.20 as announced here.
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10 Nov 2015 - 4:42pm
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Armchair General's Patrick Baker reviews Gary Grigsby’s War in the West's expansion Operation Torch.
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12 Oct 2015 - 9:17am
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Jim Bott messes with the Desert Rats as Rommel in the scenario named Rommel Attacks from Gary Grigsby’s War in the West's expansion Operation Torch, as reported in the AAR found over at The Wargamer here.
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8 Oct 2015 - 3:47pm
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Gary Grigsby’s War in the West's expansion Operation Torch is now out and the base game has also been updated as announced here.
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6 Oct 2015 - 7:43pm
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With Gary Grigsby's War in the West's first expansion, Operation Torch, only a couple of days away from release further details are revealed here.
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29 Sep 2015 - 6:14pm
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Check out a fresh batch of screenshots from the approaching War in the West expansion, Operation Torch.
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22 Sep 2015 - 6:52pm
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Gary Grigsby’s War in the West's upcoming expansion, Operation Torch, will purportedly bring  "the air war to a higher level" as noted here.
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28 Aug 2015 - 5:55pm
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Gary Grigsby’s War in the West's Operation Torch expansion now has an official release date of October 8th.
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11 Aug 2015 - 3:25pm
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Operation Torch is an expansion of the acclaimed wargame, Gary Grigsby's War in the West, and it is focused mostly on the Allied efforts to stretch the Axis forces at their weakest points in the Mediterranean.

It will feature some of the newest enhancements of the War in the West base game, such as the possibility to attach construction units to cities/airfields and an increased ability to attach support units to smaller combat units, as well as plenty of new scenarios!

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Check out the announcement and accompanying screenshots here.

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Thorondor\
27 Jul 2015 - 7:46pm
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Update: Gary Grigsby's War in the West has now been brought up to version 1.00.48 as announced here.
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8 May 2015 - 7:48pm
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Update: Gary Grigsby's War in the West has been brought up to version 1.00.29 in a huge update, as announced here.
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24 Mar 2015 - 10:39am
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Gary Grigsby's War in the West has now been updated to version 1.00.21 and alongside it comes word of an upcoming expansion, Operation Torch, as detailed here.
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3 Mar 2015 - 5:30pm
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Update - Gary Grigsby's War in the West has now been updated. The significant patch includes:

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(...) tons of improvements and new features like an increased efficiency of night fighters and the possibility for support unit to be attached to breakdown divisions.

It also fixes some bugs related to gameplay, bringing even more historical details to an already stunning game.

 

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