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  1. Hi Jodl and thanks for the response. I have to be honest with you, it is not necessarily realism that I am after. I love the setting of WW2 in Europe and I want to recreate those great battles but i want to do that in a game that offers me, above all else, simplicity. In Strategic Command - European Theater the map is clean and uncluttered and works perfectly using an overhead perspective of the map (as opposed to the one used in all the sequels). The number of different unit types is small and has avoided the subsequent tendency to keep adding new unit types, which slowly but surely adds more complexity. As mentioned in my first posting, I would actually like the option to add more randomness to the setting so that If i want to I can mix things up a bit. The truth is that Strategic Command got so many things absolutely spot on and I would love it if, at some point, the developers would take a step back and revisit what was so great about the first game. The results on Metacritic do not lie and show that the first version of the game was hugely popular, especially among casual wargamer like me. I have friends who loved Strategic Command 1 but had never played a war game before or since. I have no doubt it could be a massive success again, perhaps this time with an ipad version as well.
  2. For years I have been looking for a strategic-level WW2 wargame. I have bought and played countless different games from countless different companies with limited success. My most recent purchase was Strategic War in Europe from Wastelands Interactive – another failure in my opinion. It was only in the last week that I actually realised that the game I have been looking for was the exact same game I was playing 10-years ago, namely, Strategic Command European Theater, so I decided to give it another go. I searched everywhere for my original copy of it but without success (I know it is somewhere in the loft!). In the end I bought it again and re-installed it. Wow, it has aged really well. Interface simple but elegant, graphics clean and simple. I havn't stopped playing it for five days (except when at work). For me it is almost the perfect game. I have tried the many sequels, on this site, but everything seems to have got more, well, complicated and heavy going. The beauty of this game is in how simple it all is and yet it has hidden depths which gives the player so many options, without getting bogged down in so much detail. Genius!!! I know there is a market for the more complicated, advanced versions but I also believe there is a huge market for something more straight forward and simple. I want to conquer or liberate Europe, during ww2 , in one evening not a whole week! What I would love to see is an advanced version of this game. Don't make it more complicated just add a few optional variations to the rules. Slightly bigger map (with more of Africa and the Atlantic). Perhaps a scenario where you have random placement of resources, completely random allegiances. Maybe even slight random variations to the placements of the cities. Any possibility of this happening?
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