I have only played Europe Engulfed. One reason I got EE was its scope. It includes the Russian war, the Mediterranean war and the war in France. It does take a long time to finish a game, but it's quite rewarding.
Another good reason to get EE is its price. Right now you can get it as cheap as $50 (if you make a big order with the GMT sale).
I've only heard good things about Eastfront (and Eurofront). So, I'm sure you can't go wrong with either.
Last edited Sat Aug 8, 2009 5:33 am (Total Number of Edits: 1)
Want all of ETO? EE Want to game just the Russian Front? EF Better use of blocks? EF Better simulation? EF More chrome? EE Two player? EF Three player? EE Fog of War? EF Easier to Learn? EF Better game? YMMV Smaller scenarios? EF Air? Naval? Production subsystems? EE Aesthetics? EF Hexes? EF Areas? EE Time limited? EE
If I had to pick one? East Front hands down. I really like much of the things that EE has to offer but I think the block system in EE falls apart because there are not enough areas on the board for the fog of war to have a meaningful effect. When the Germans are spread over three area and two of the areas have one block each and the other area has 17 blocks, well, not much suspense there.....
East Front does a far better job of simulating the fog of war. Also their use of headquarters really captures the feel of launching limited offensives that narrow as you push forward...