WWII Grand Strategy

Player Rating5.06/8

"#206 overall, #7 for 2006"
based on 285 ratings since 03/07/2009
played 3,770 times (finished 270)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

Make key decisions regarding the fate of WWII. If you gain ground or save troops, your score will go up. If you lose troops or pick a wrong strategy, your score will go down. If your score reaches 0 you lose, and if you get above 700 you have a high score. There are also WWI and WWIII bonus sections. This is my first game, and I upgrade it periodically.

 

Player Comments

This was extremely playable, a credible enough reason was given for time travel, the items were well thought out and the story was well put together. Personally I would have preferred a bit more interaction with some historical characters (Churchill: "I want to give a speech, any ideas" for example) and possibly a sequel with a viewpoint from... the other side (a.k.a. the Axis Powers) would definitely be enjoyable.
-- Will11 on 11/6/2014 5:33:51 AM with a score of 280
As the title hints, this is more game than story, with descriptions often bordering to high-school book levels of monotony. I had to say, someone named Rommel writing a WWII Grand Strategy piqued my interest.

However, I wouldn't call it a Grand Strategy. I'd call it more remembering of a basic high-school history lesson, and clicking the option that sounds familiar to what history happened. The presented facts themselves also require suspension of disbelief, something easy to do with the introduction being some time travel shenanigans. As Booty Boy remarked, there are many mistakes found in the representation of the second world war, so I'll refrain from going autistic on that topic. I'd just hope that Rommel would know Rommel did not go through Switzerland in the Battle of France.

However, some choices did irk me. I couldn't fathom why dumping all equipment and running for Dunkirk was a more effective strategy over leaving a rearguard behind. I guess in history all the mentions of rearguards were just flukes. You should just outrun the enemy armoured forces. I also had a hard time believing a mix of sniperboys and anti-tankboys were more effective in holding out a city, over a mass of boots on the ground, entrenched among the rubble. Other choices were as tedious as choosing the high ground over walking into an ambush.

Overall I'd say I am disappointed, the overall quality is more akin to a middle school kid ramblings than some serious Wehraboo take on wargaming within an IF format.
-- enterpride on 7/30/2020 11:20:37 AM with a score of 500
I thought it would be bad when the author described the Germans attacking south of the "Manginot Line". This would have seen them attacking through Switzerland! As for spelling 'Maginot' incorrectly, it could have been worse. At least he didn't call it the Mangetout Line! He then detailed how the German attack plan was the opposite of the Schlieffen Plan. In reality it was a modified version of the same plan. His lack of research was made even more obvious when he stated that they chose to avoid attacking through Belgium, opting instead to attack through the Ardennes. Unfortunately for him, the Ardennes are in Belgium!

The whole story was littered with similar errors. The most glaring of which was describing 1943 as a quiet year! 1943 saw the Allied invasion of Italy as well as some of the biggest battles in history, on the Eastern Front. Including the largest tank battle in history at Kursk.

The point allocation appeared to be totally arbitrary too. Sensible tactical or strategic choices were frequently given fewer points than ridiculous ones. What writing there was, was poor and littered with errors. The main premise of the game was ill thought out and poorly constructed.
Overall, the game was a complete mess.
-- Bootboy on 5/5/2019 9:43:22 AM with a score of 780
Amazing
-- Thegreatlord3 on 6/16/2018 8:34:19 AM with a score of 285
Cool
-- Chess on 4/11/2018 12:15:33 PM with a score of 245
Very nice.
-- Sinister6 on 12/14/2017 2:22:56 PM with a score of 250
i got platnum
-- bob on 11/20/2017 4:51:03 PM with a score of 730
This was fun. I always love strategic games like this. GOLD MEDAL FOR THE WIN! Plus its world war two and im a bit of a history buff.
-- grimmreapergamer on 7/4/2017 1:46:37 AM with a score of 205
Got that platinum medal yeee
-- CowBoySkinnyLinny on 11/27/2016 8:37:00 PM with a score of 720
Should have left it alone after the first time. I re-iterate..., excellent idea. Needs development and some further detail. Something called "Grand Strategy" should not be able to be completed in 5 minutes.
-- Major Shred on 5/4/2016 8:04:31 PM with a score of 105
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