Best Wargame Ever
I am embarrassed to say I have only just come across winSPMBT in the last few weeks, mostly because it is the game I have been looking for for years and years, and apparently it has been out there for quite a while.
The scope of the game from small firefights up to Battalion level games is brilliant. The depth of the game with so many countries represented is excellent.
The community that creates more and more scenarios, and campaigns is committed and fruitful.
I have never been more impressed with a game.
I have been looking for an alternative to tabletop gaming for many years, but have never found a game that matches what I wanted, until winSPMBT popped up in a browser search.
I downloaded the free version and played it for a few weeks, then lurked on the forum for a bit, then noticed an announcement that a new update was coming. Apparently out of the blue, since the devs had taken a break, for a while.
I was perfectly happy with version 8, and now there is a version 9 just over the horizon.
Too much, overload, so I bought the full CD/Enhanced version, since that is the kind of dedication to a game that I can really get behind.
The change from small windowed version (free) to the full screen game I have now is well worth it, without the update, but now I can play that as well in a couple of days.
The gameplay is simple and easy to follow and the game is great for implementing the tactics and doctrine I picked when I served.
I can play the game the way I want, and win or lose I still enjoy it.
And that is before I even get started with PBEM gaming or tournaments.
Well done to Shrapnel Games for keeping this gameline alive and well and truly kicking.