Publishers Matrix Games and Slitherine have announced a patch for Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945, a gargantuan wargame from 2by3 Games. I’m personally afraid to play this game, because fighting it out on the Eastern front at a 10 mile per hex scale is inherently intimidating. That’s a lot of hexes to occupy before you even get into the nitty gritty of logistics, political reliability of units, etc. It’s the type of thing that would either break me or consume every free second of my time. Those braver than me can check out what the patch fixes, which also affect the game’s Don to the Danube expansion, below.
- Made a change to the AI that eliminates some AI cheat moves out of positions in partial pockets that they should not be able to move out of. We still think there may be other unintended cheat moves remaining. If you see a situation that looks suspect and can provide a save just before the illegal move so we can repeat the move, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to eliminate all of these cheat moves but there are many different AI functions so this can only be done via saves. The fix just made was possible because we had a player save that allowed us to repeat the problem.
Data and Scenario Changes
Changes in Device, OB and Leader files
- The 42 Separate Tank Battalion (OB 241) now upgrades to the 43 Separate Tank Regiment (OB 243); a new 43 Separate Tank Battalion (OB 270) has been added for use by scenario designers. Note that the 42 Separate Tank Battalion upgrade skips over the 42 Separate Tank Regiment (OB 242) allowing separate tank battalions and tank regiments to both exist in late 1942.
- Revised the penetration of the American 75mm & 76mm guns (Devices 362, 363, 364 & 607). Increased the rate of fire of the following devices: 358, 362, 363, 364, 365, & 377.
- Corrected the name of von Both (194) from Hans-Kuno von Both to Kuno-Hans von Both.
Expect a review when I man up.