|Source: Country Games № December 2009|
|Source: Country Games № December 2009|
| Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt - would you be anyone of them? Or would prefer to enroll in the camp of Hitler and his henchmen? And that, and another possibly in War Leaders - seven main parties to the conflict come together in such a big (and so little time) around the globe. The winner will be only one ... |
Unlike most projects on World War II, leaders of countries present here directly on the map. Lose the governor - then you and game over, so send Stalin, along with Tank Corps to break through the defenses are not recommended. But what if the pot will fall? And all have to start all over again. But even in the capital, one can not feel completely safe - the enemy spies and poking around. True, at first they do not risk to attack the commander in chief, but in the later stages of the war may well decide to take a desperate step. Especially if the nation loses and she has nothing to lose.
However, the spy spy strife. Seven nations differ from each other - the French system of intelligence and counterintelligence, for example, the strongest in the game. But for it to pay - an anti-air defense artillery and the supporters of General de Gaulle's somehow not very much. Germany has the same excellent tanks (which can be compared with the only Soviet military machine), but she huddled on a tiny piece of territory, with the resources that does not work out. Out of the situation is clear: if you close and do not have enough living space, you can always try to expand, and not necessarily at the expense of the other great powers. No, fight them still have (not attack you, attack you, no doubt), but the first is much easier to deal with the neutral states.Here everyone can find a field for expansion - Italy will go to the Balkans, Germany, arrange the usual "Drang nach Osten, and in France under sideways Spain, Belgium and Holland. Never mind that in reality some of these countries were not touched. Here the world is divided rapidly, no doubt. USA, for example, like sneezing on security guarantees, issued earlier to other countries in the Americas. Less than a year since the war began, as all (or nearly all), Latin America will go into subjection the strongest powers of the New World.
Although, in principle, a lot depends on what mode you select. If history, then all parties to the conflict immediately divided into two camps, and will beat each other up blue in the face. If the story you're not interested, go swimming in freestyle. Just do not be surprised then, when Britain attacked the Soviet Union, and American tanks steel roller will be held on the French possessions in Africa. Alternate history - she is also an alternative to present all sorts of pleasant (or not) surprise.
Speaking of tanks. Each of the seven countries who own set of unique units, which implies the conclusion of replayability. True, the mysterious behavior of AI may discourage repeat passage. Judge for yourself: choosing Italy as a free mode, the author immediately received a declaration of war from Britain. But the interesting thing that I immediately was able to negotiate with the British about the world, on the next turn again to start fighting once again to make peace, etc. etc. There are other oddities, such as when a huge army sees a completely undefended province enemy, but flatly refuses to attack. Or, conversely, rushes forward at breakneck speed. Well at least, this does not happen very often, you usually need to sweat before the same Italy will overcome the Soviet Union. And the allies will not be redundant (although, to enlist their help, often have to sacrifice money or resources).
Unfortunately, the line of research in the War Leaders short commercials for the year 1943 can reach the atomic bomb - the top of technological progress. Transient (in terms of historicity) and the war itself - a couple of years really capture the whole of Europe, and there for the rest of the world and it will not. But this in years, and moves a lot of water will flow away, before you feel like the lord of the globe. And while Clash of Nations can be had called "an imitator of Total War», get a decent imitation.