Gary Grigsby's War in the West

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War in the West LIVE Stream - The XTRG Challenge

Posted: 15 JUN 2018

Excellent news from the front!

Many of you surely already know XTRG for his passion for historical wargaming (check his incredible series about War in the Pacific Admiral Edition on YouTube!).

We are very happy to announce that XTRG and Matrix Games are teaming up for a series of Live Streams entirely dedicated to wargames! Lovers of hexes, counters, complex strategies and hard planning will meet their match!


War in the West Update 1.01.68

Posted: 4 OCT 2017

Hello everyone!
Today we are releasing the latest version of War in the West and Operation Torch. It's the first post-Steam release official update and resolves all significant issues reported to us since that time, as well as making some notable improvements to historical balance.


Gary Grigsby's War in the West is out now on Steam!

Posted: 3 AUG 2017

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West, the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made, has finally been released on Steam!


War in the West will be released on Steam soon!

Posted: 31 JUL 2017

Are you excited to play Gary Grigsby’s War in the West on Steam? It will be released in just three days , on August the 3rd!

Together with the game, we will also be releasing “Operation Torch”, the expansion pack that will bring you to the African front!


Gary Grigsbys War in the West is coming to Steam!

Posted: 25 JUL 2017

We are pleased to announce that one of the most acclaimed wargames on the Western Front of World War II, Gary Grigsby's War in the West, is going to be released on Steam on August the 3rd!


War in the West Beginner's Guide (Updated)

Posted: 12 JAN 2017

Are you still intimidated by the gargantuan complexity of War in the West? Scared about the hundreds of counters to move, the deep logistic system to learn, the Air War layer to master?

Fear no more! Our friend jonboym has put together a comprehensive list of tutorials covering every aspect of this marvelous wargame!

To have an idea of this impressive work, look at the screenshot below, just highlighting a little portion of the List of Content:


Gary Grigsby's War in the West has been updated!

Posted: 14 OCT 2016

Hi everybody! War in the West, one of the most impressive wargame ever created has been updated to version 1.01.37!

You can download the update following this link or here
Check the Chagelog below! 


D-Day sale! Discount on all Western Front games!

Posted: 3 JUN 2016

On June 6 1944 the Allied forces under the supreme command of Eisenhower launched the largest amphibious invasion in history. The goal was to land in France and finally liberate mainland Europe after so many years of Nazi occupation. Many men died on that day and performed the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. One year later, fascism had been defeated and peace had been restored to the world.


War in the West has been updated to version 1.01.20!

Posted: 15 APR 2016

“We have lost a battle, but I assure you that we will not lose the war! I cannot say more at the present moment, although I know the losses are crowded in your minds.”  Field Marshal Walter Model, 1944

Soldiers on the Western Front! We have great news!

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West – one of the most detailed and immersive wargames which simulates World War II in Europe and in the Mediterranean – has just received a huge update, with tons of improvements and changes!


War in the West Updated to V. 1.00.48!

Posted: 27 JUL 2015

The Wehrmacht is retreating on all fronts. While in the East the Soviets are advancing like a steamroller, in France the Allied Forces have overrun the German defences and now they are directly threatening the Fatherland. A few battles more and war could be finished in time for Christmas...

War in the West has been updated! Version 1.00.48 adds some rules changes and features – have a look to the New Supply Path Rule and to the major balance adjustments to the East Front option! – along with important bug fixes!

Overthrow the Third Reich or fight desperately to change the course of the War!


War in the West Updated to Version 1.00.29

Posted: 8 MAY 2015

Which would your men rather be, tired, or dead?” (Erwin Rommel)

Wake up soldiers! There is great news from the front! War in the West - the ultra detailed wargame based on the War in the East engine– has been patched to Version 1.00.29 and this update is huge!

Ground, Air, Naval forces, and logistics as well are being redefined and, with over thirty  bug fixes (among all, now the Italy surrender is triggered only by supplied Allied hexes and not anymore by isolated Allied hexes) and 20 main changes, the fight for the Western is Front more realistic and accurate than ever!

Be sure to check the entire changelog here

You can download the patch from here


War in the West is updated to Version 1013!

Posted: 3 MAR 2015

A really big update is ready for the monster game of 2014!

It brings tons of improvements and new features like an increased efficiency of night fighters and the possibility for support unit to be attached to breakdown divisions.

It also fixes some bugs related to gameplay, bringing even more historical details to an already stunning game.


Another update rolls out for War in the West!

Posted: 30 JAN 2015

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West, the huge wargame that was released at the end of last year, has received yet another update. Patch 1.00.11 brings a great deal of changes and balance fixes, that create even more historical gameplay than this extraordinary detailed game could already bring to the table. In addition, the patch boasts a handful of AI improvements, as well the implementation of many new aircraft photos and unit symbols. 


War in the West gets its first update!

Posted: 19 DEC 2014

Following the successful launch of Gary Grigsby’s War in the West earlier this month, we are happy to announce that the first update is now available, bringing the game to version 1.00.08. This patch contains a number of significant rule changes for campaign logic, as well as for the air model and various other parts of the game. In addition, the update provides you with several interface improvements and of course the priority issues have been fixed. 2by3 Games has put in some hard work to get this first update out before the holidays and we hope you will enjoy the changes as much as we do! 


The definitive wargame of the Western Front is out now!

Posted: 4 DEC 2014

 “The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield...We must stop him in the water...destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat.” (Erwin Rommel – German Field Marshal)

4 years after the release of War in the East, Gary Grigsby is moving the action to the Western Front with his new grand operational/strategy masterpiece: War in the West! In this monster wargame, players will take command of both Allied and Axis forces and relive the biggest operations in Italy, France, The Netherlands, and the other main battlefields.


War in the West gets teaser trailer and Twitch Stream!

Posted: 2 DEC 2014

War in the West is coming in just two days! We have already shared with you a wealth of information on the game, as the guys from 2by3 Games have been answering your questions on the forums and we have also released to AARs to show you some of the gameplay. But there is more!


New Preview AAR for War in the West!

Posted: 1 DEC 2014

War in the East veterans Shermanny and Mike play the 1944 campaign for the upcoming War in the West (starting in May) . Shermanny prepared an in-depth AAR, showing you the Allied perspective of the campaign as he lays out his strategy and prepares to push the Germans back. At the start of the game, the Allies are pushing hard into Italy, while at the same time the preparations for the invasion of France were well underway. 


War in the West Manual preview

Posted: 27 NOV 2014

We already announced that the manual of War in the West will conquer your bookshelf! And today we are following up on this by showing you an exclusive sneak peek into the manual. The Gary Grigsby’s War in the West manual will come in the form of a hardbound book made of the best quality and with high resolution images and illustrations!


War in the West Wacht am Rhein AAR

Posted: 12 NOV 2014

Gary Grigsby’s War is the West is releasing next month! In order to give you all a taste of what will become one of the biggest wargames ever, we have prepared an in-depth After Action Report showcasing the bloody Wacht am Rhein scenario. This AAR gives a great impression of the gameplay and possible strategies for War in the West! 


War in the West will conquer your bookshelf!

Posted: 7 NOV 2014

The development team of 2by3 Games is working very hard to put the finishing touches on Gary Grigsby’s War in the West 1942-45 before the release in early December. This huge wargame boasts tons of detail and depth, while retaining excellent playability through the clear interface and reports. But we know our fans like to dig into the details to get the most out of their gaming experience, and that is why we are happy to announce that War in the West will come with a huge and beautiful hardbound color printed manual that will claim a beautiful spot on your bookshelf! 


New screenshots for War in the West!

Posted: 17 OCT 2014

Confirmed for a release early December, Gary Grigsby’s War in the West now gets illustrated with a complete batch of HD screenshots! Thanks to these images, you can have a clear vision of the Theaters of Operations where you will lead your troops: Sicily, Bulge, Arnhem… all of the famous places of the Western Front will be featured in the game! But only commanders that pay attention to the details like the weather conditions, the logistic network, and air superiority will be able to build plans to deliver success.


War in the West coming in December!

Posted: 3 OCT 2014

“No amphibious attack in history has approached this one in size. Along miles of coastline there were hundreds of vessels and small boats afloat and ant-like files of advancing troops ashore” (Dwight D. Eisenhower – Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe)

July 1943 – The German war machine is jammed. On the Eastern Front the Soviets are progressing relentlessly, and Rommel had to retreat and finally leave North Africa. But to make the Axis capitulate, the Allied forces have to turn up the heat on the Western Front. Even if the German army has been weakened after 4 years of ruthless combat, its soldiers are battle-hardened veterans and its commanders are building almost impenetrable defensive lines in Italy. The time for launching massive seaborne and airborne operations has come; the Western Front is re-opened!


Gary Grigsby turns to the West Front!

Posted: 5 SEP 2013


The wargaming legend Gary Grigsby has done it again. After massive games like World at War, War In the Pacific, War between the States and above all War in the East and its expansions Don to the Danube and Lost Battles, Gary and 2by3 Games are developing a new impressive masterpiece to bring joy to eager wargamers: Gary Grigsby’s War in the West.



Gary Grigsby's War in the West

Release Date: 4 DEC 2014

Language: English
Genre: Operational, Strategic
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Advanced
Period: World War II

2by3 Games

Product Specs

  • Theatre: Western Europe
  • Unit Scale: Division, Battalion, Regiment, Brigade
  • Turn Scale: Weekly
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes, Server Based
  • File Size: 853mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 33hr 50min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 111min
  • - High Speed: 22min
  • Version: 1.00
  • Manual: PDF E-Book, Printed - Color
  • Editor: Yes

Product Requirements :
    OS: Vista/7/8/10
    CPU: 1.5GHz+
    RAM: 2GB
    Video Card: 128MB DirectX 9+ Compatible
    Sound Card: 16 bit DirectX 9+ Compatible
    Hard Drive Space: 2 GB Free
    DirectX 9.0c or higher


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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
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