WITW-WAR IN THE WEST
- TITLE: War in the West
- PUBLISHER: Simulation Publications Incorporated (SPI)
- RULEBOOK VERBAGE:
- GAME BOX VERBAGE:
- YEAR PUBLISHED (EDITIONS): April 1976 Only one published
edition by SPI. As War in Europe was published six months later, all errata
is found in War in Europe errata.
- Game Design: James F. Dunnigan, Irad B. Hardy, Redmond
A. Simonsen, Tom Walczyk, Edward Curran, & Steve Bettum
- Physical Systems and Graphics: Redmond Simonsen
- Development: Irad B. Hardy, Tom Walczyk
- Testing: Otkay Oztunali, Greg Costikyan
- Research: David C Isby, Leo Neihorster, Ed Mcarthy
- Production: Larry Catalano, Linda Mosca, Manfred F.
Milkuhn, Kevin Zucker
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2+ (multiplayer teams)
- WGA COMPLEXITY SCALE (1-10): 8
- TYPICAL PLAYING TIME (HOURS):
- MAP SCALE:
- UNIT SCALE: Divisions, Air Points, Naval Points
- TIME SCALE PER TURN: 1 week with cycle every 4 turns; 13
lunar cycles in a year.
- NUMBER OF GAME TURNS:
- ARTICLE LISTING: Click here
- GAME INVENTORY:#### counters (eight full size counter sheets),
Six unmounted 22" x 32" game mapsheets, 56 page rules booklet, ##
page scenario book, two different Track/Chart sheets, two dice.
- WBC & AVALONCON HISTORY: Not Applicable
- PBEM TOOLS:
PBEM OPPORTUNITES: Contact Wargame
Academy if interested in its java strategy.. There is an active group
of players using Computer War in Europe as a vehicle (to join, send the message
'subscribe' to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' ). Beware however as some never
played the boardgame version and hence are ignorant on the rational of the
various restrictions not enforced in CWIE. Similarly, in many of the computer
games lacking boardgamer sense of ethics, the concept of cheating may not
be considered unethical. Before embarking in a year+ time commmittment with
296 turns for each player, make sure your opponent(s) share a mindset.
WARGAME ACADEMY COMMENTS:
WARGAME ACADEMY GAME TOOLS: I do not
own a copy of War in the West independent of my SPI WIE set. I do own a WIE
game missing WITE component which mates with my WITE 2nd edtion making a second
BWIE set. Other assest include 1st Edition, War in the East 2nd Edition, War
In Europe (containing a War in the East 2nd edition and War in the West).
I do not have a Decision Games version of War in the Europe 3rd edition but
wrote 90% of the rulebook. Additionally, extensive wargame pulbication articles,
errata, player articles, formatted PDF version of the CWIE rulebook and WGA
edition of the rulebook (with additional optional rules pulled from other
game titles, 1st edition WIE errata, designers notes, softcopy version of
all rulebooks, etc) exist in the WGA archives.
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