Heretical Gaming is my blog about my gaming life, featuring small skirmishes and big battles from many historical periods (and some in the mythic past or the far future too). The focus is on battle reports using a wide variety of rules, with the occasional rules review, book review and odd musing about the gaming and history. Most of the battles use 6mm-sized figures and vehicles, but occasionally 15mm and 28mm figures appear too.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Victory in War in the Pacific...Hurrah!

Well, it took me more time to play the computer game than it did for the real war to play out, but I have finally managed to finish/win a game of Gary Grigsby's monster game War in the Pacific:

It took me five years of very on and off playing, but I have stuck with it.  As it happens (playing the Allies), I didn't get anywhere very near Japan, but I did manage to sweep the Japanese from mainland Asia and re-take all the islands up to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.  When Port Arthur fell to the Chinese and Singapore fell to the British, the Japanese AI folded.

I'm not sure that I'll ever play it again.  Perhaps when I retire!  But I prefer more focused games now, which put the player at an actual level of command.  The detail is vast, absolutely vast.  A fair bit can be automated, but I don't find the automation that intuitive or effective in many instances, which therefore means lots of things have to be micro-managed.

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