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Hello, I was thinking of downloading this video game. I noticed that the steam version is over 20 dollars more than the version that's downloadable from martix games website? Any reason for the difference. Is the matrix site uploading the latest version the numbers seem different . . . or do they offer a patch?
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If you buy it from Matrix Games you can register the serial key with them and get a Steam key for free. So you can have both an offline version and a Steam version of the game.
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Thanks for the info Cameron, good to know.
 
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Believe the Matrix version is cheaper as they have their winter sale on. Not sure why thy didn't extend it to the steam stuff as well.
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I just wanted to add, what a great game it is.

I am currently playing it, and I can't stress enough how enjoyable this is. I caan get my FITE/SE fix and then some
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Matrix has their winter sale going on. It's a great deal at that price.

It's also got a learning curve like a cliff, but it's great. One of my favorite war games.
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Drfaustus83 wrote:
Believe the Matrix version is cheaper as they have their winter sale on. Not sure why thy didn't extend it to the steam stuff as well.


They did briefly, for a few days. I bought a few games, and had a few more in mind, and then the steam sale stopped, and I haven't bothered following up on the matrix site...
 
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I understand if is complex and will take some time, but overall is it a playable monster? By that I mean how many units do you have to move each turn? 100, 200, more? I often shied away as I worried about 200 stacks of four that the player would have to deal with each and every turn. Hopefully I am wrong? Thanks
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Here is a youtube vid on it:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHX61pof6zg


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War in the East is an impressive monster of a wargame, but you might want to know that they're currently working on War in the East 2, which will bring the engine up to the considerably more advanced standards of the first game's sequel, GG's War in the West.

WITE2 might still be a year or more away, though.
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YOu can do a turn in an hour easy, it is easy to get started. You will learn on the job more or less. Somethings can be assigned to the ai (Air).

To master the game might take awhile, I would do Barbarrossa as the Axis, play a few turns, see what I did wrong and start again. After 3 or 4 starts I felt confident enough to start and continue the campaign.
 
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Oldwargamer wrote:
YOu can do a turn in an hour easy, it is easy to get started. You will learn on the job more or less. Somethings can be assigned to the ai (Air).

To master the game might take awhile, I would do Barbarrossa as the Axis, play a few turns, see what I did wrong and start again. After 3 or 4 starts I felt confident enough to start and continue the campaign.


I can usually do a turn of the Operation Typhoon or Road to Moscow scenarios in about 20 minutes, or Roads to Leningrad in about 10 minutes. There's plenty of scenarios, so you don't have to play the full campaign, not to mention you can start the campaign at whatever year you want.
 
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