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#1 Dec 07, 2017 4:58 pm

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War Game, developed by JTS, Based on Grenada's Recent History

Imagine, Grenada's recent history is the subject of a war game! Here is the link: http://www.wargamer.com/articles/war-an … os-by-jts/

Read these to get interested:

1. "A Very Small Island and a Little Hollywood

The US invasion of Grenada in 1963 was initially hailed as a flawless operation. As is always the case, later investigations found that things did not go completely smooth for the visiting team. Designer Jeff Conner uses the Tiller Squad Battles engine to look at some of these blemishes on an army such coming out of the Vietnam malaise.

The graphics are nice if not brilliant. Terrain has the semi-tropical jungle of the area, swamps, lakes and streams. Roads, trails and bridges are present. Buildings are dull brown rectangles but the unfinished air strip is represented by grey hexes as are obstacles. Vehicles are seen as silhouettes’ and unit counters have head and shoulder images of troops with leader counters marked with a tiny star. The outstanding graphic is the unit info bar at the bottom. Detailed portraits of individual leaders and squads are wonderfully portrayed along with fine images of their weapons and equipment. These pictures include number of men, status, movement points, available shots and morale with chain of command on the reverse. Animation features tracers, smoke from explosions, grenades and shells. Mortar hits create craters in the landscape. Sound effects have the sound of weapons being cocked for movement and rattle or booms for combat. Speech is limited to the Spanish of Cuban leaders."

2. "Play starts with choosing from the ten scenarios and a tutorial. The sizes of the scenarios range from platoon to battalion level with eight to eighteen five-minute turns. Each scenario represents key moments in the invasion such as securing the airport and rescuing the British Governor-General. . . The air support is accurate and deadly but only comes two turns after being called. The Cuban/Grenadians troops are not push-overs as they have the only armored vehicles. The AI handles them in a cunning fashion. Victory levels are determined with points for gaining objectives and the number of casualties inflicted and received."

3. "A very clever addition is a four-scenario campaign. The storyline of the movie Heartbreak Ridge is followed closely. Gunny Highway (Clint Eastwood) leads his Marine recon platoon through the jungle and hills of Grenada and deals with pesky Cubans and green lieutenants."

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#2 Dec 07, 2017 5:14 pm

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Re: War Game, developed by JTS, Based on Grenada's Recent History

So 1963 eh?

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#3 Dec 07, 2017 6:12 pm

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Re: War Game, developed by JTS, Based on Grenada's Recent History

The date seems deliberately fictional to protect against a possible lawsuit.

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#4 Dec 07, 2017 8:42 pm

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Re: War Game, developed by JTS, Based on Grenada's Recent History

Whoa, quite different from the fun little online game I'm playing right now, and for the past 12 years or so ...

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