App description: A classic hex and counter wargame, simulating the 1940 campaign in the West - the famous Fall of France, along with Belgium and Holland.

The game is big, with over 300 units, mostly divisions, representing Germany, Holland, Belgium, Britain, France, and even Poland. There are infantry, fortresses, tanks (Panzers), parachutists, and more.

There are 4 options (plus a random choice) for the French player (either human or AI):
1. Dyle plan - the default (and historical) option, with the best allied armies poised to march through Belgium to counter the expected German attack.
2. Escaut plan - same deployment as Dyle, only differs for the AI player, as this was a more cautious, limited advance into Belgium.
3. No B.E.F. - hypothetical scenario where Britain is neutral.
4. Reserves - the French 7th army was originally meant to be a strategic reserve, instead of the extreme left of the Allied line. This option puts it in reserve near Paris.

The German player has 5 options (plus the random one), again either human or AI:
1. Manstein plan - the default option is the famous historical sickle cut through the Ardennes.
2. Hadler plan - Original plan was a variant on the old Schlieffen plan only on a broad front in Belgium and Holland.
3. Belgium plan - This was a concentrated thrust through Belgium, which would have met the Dyle plan head on.
4. Compromise - Hitler proposed a compromise plan, which had a secondary thrust through the Ardennes, with the main effort in Belgium.
5. A Strasburg hypothetical plan puts Panzergruppe Kleist, backed up by 7th Army reinforced with 3 infantry corps attacking South of Strasburg through the Maginot line!

Before you purchase this game, please try out the free game "Wargame: Poland 1939", to ensure your device works for these kind of games.

currymutton's comments:
I notice this from BGG:

https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/wargame-france-1940/id790209483?mt=8

It is not for everyone. The developer makes the Poland 1939 which is fine, not great. But this paid app seems to have a bit better graphics, with AI and grander in scale. If you are in those hardcore wargames, sure to check it out.

A few things I wish to have:

1. Combat resolution during AI turn (and review afterwards).
2. Online multiplayer -- async
3. Better zoom control
4. Better indication of supply network, the scale is grand!
01-11-2014, 04:54 AM
#2
Installed size?

01-11-2014, 09:08 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by ipadisgreat View Post
installed size?
29.9mb

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01-11-2014, 09:39 AM
#4
I didn't want to start a new thread for this but it's worth mentioning here.

Open Panzer: https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id775273884

Pocket Tactics wrote an article on the release and history of the game.

http://www.pockettactics.com/news/io...anzer-ios-app/

I tried it out and it works pretty well. It isn't perfect but I've enjoyed it so far, plus it's free which is pretty nice.
01-11-2014, 09:56 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by ScotDamn View Post
I didn't want to start a new thread for this but it's worth mentioning here.

Open Panzer: https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id775273884

Pocket Tactics wrote an article on the release and history of the game.

http://www.pockettactics.com/news/io...anzer-ios-app/

I tried it out and it works pretty well. It isn't perfect but I've enjoyed it so far, plus it's free which is pretty nice.
Sire, there is a thread over iPad forum (mistakenly, I suppose). Do-a-search for it.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
01-11-2014, 10:06 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Sire, there is a thread over iPad forum (mistakenly, I suppose). Do-a-search for it.
I don't browse the iPad threads because I don't own an iPad.

It's universal though. Anyone interested should definitely check it out for free.
01-16-2014, 11:25 PM
#7
The update with graphics improvements is up, but after the update, the app crashes after the count down on my iPad Mini RD (32GB) with no JB and running latest version of iOS.

Developer emailed of the situation.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)

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