Gary Grigsby's War in the West: Operation Torch

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Gary Grigsbys War in the West Operation Torch Playthrough

Posted: 7 JUN 2017

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War in the West: Operation Torch Tournament - We have a winner!

Posted: 23 MAR 2016

After months of hard battles, the Operation Torch Tournament has ended and it’s time to reward the brave commanders who fought it to the end!

Congrats to the first place champion LiquidSky and to Seminole for his second place in the tournament! The third place goes to the joint winners locusmaximus and whoofe!  Your prizes are on the way.


Gary Grigsbys Operation Torch Tournament

Posted: 1 DEC 2015

The time to prove your skills on the battlefield has finally come!

We are setting up a great Gary Grigsby’s Operation Torch Tournament and we are inviting you all to take part in this event!  Please note that the base game Gary Grigsby’s War in the West and the Operation Torch expansion are required for participation, as this tournament uses a scenario from Operation Torch.

The first round will start on December 14, 2015 so sign up and start practicing!

It would not be right to have a tournament without prizes, so of course you will not only be fighting for glory and bragging rights!  To make things more appetizing, some nice prizes are also up for grabs!


Operation Torch is available now!

Posted: 8 OCT 2015

Almost one year ago, Gary Grigsby’s War in the West amazed fans of detailed wargames and critics alike. But even though the scope of the original game was impressive, developer 2by3 Games wanted to cover this part of the war more extensively.

Today they are back with the release of a new expansion called Operation Torch. This introduces a set of new scenarios covering the African and Western European operations between late 1942 and 1945.


Operation Torch Multi-Player Features and Scenario Guide!

Posted: 6 OCT 2015

D-2 before Operation Torch, the first expansion for Gary Grigsby's War in the West, lands on your computer!

It’s high time to give some extra details of the new features introduced in Operation Torch.  Along with the multiple new single player scenarios, we’ve worked hard to enhance the multiplayer system. The result is that Operation Torch owners will now have access to a full messaging system, will have the chance to join bigger games including 3 or 4 players and also play as co-operative air and ground commanders with another human player against the AI!


Operation Torch New Screenshots Revealed!

Posted: 29 SEP 2015

New intelligence has arrived regarding the latest expansion o fWar in the West: Operation Torch.  Without a doubt the most comprehensive and absolutely stunning wargame set on the Western Front of the Second World War!

 Take a closer look at the screenshots depicting each scenario available in the game! 


Operation Torch: Managing Air Battles

Posted: 22 SEP 2015

One of the most important features implemented in Gary Grigsby’s War in the West was the renovated management of the Aerial Warfare.

Their decisive superiority in the air war granted the Allies the capacities to reduce the German  operational advantages given by their armoured formations, and in the long run it deprived them of their mobility.

Operation Torch– the upcoming Gary Grigsby’s War in the West’s expansion – brings the air war to a higher level, allowing you not only to play with a deeper Air/Land integration, and to play multi-player games where the air and ground command is split between two players, but also for the first time to run two air campaign scenarios focusing on the control of air groups! 


War in the West: Operation Torch gets a release date!

Posted: 27 AUG 2015

Gary Grigsby’s War in the West is unprecedented in its historical depth, detail and scope among computer wargames that depict the entire Western Front of World War II both on land and in the air.  War in the West is a “monster game” by any measure, but retains the ease of play that made its predecessor, War in the East, a classic.

Nevertheless, 2by3 Games has not been resting on their laurels. The team was eager to add more material and many improvements to the game. The result of all these efforts is Operation Torch, a stunning expansion that covers not only the eponymous operation by the combined forces of the Western Allies against the Afrika Korps after El Alamein, but also much more!


Operation Torch Details and New Screenshots!

Posted: 11 AUG 2015

The war is at its turning point. After the defeat at the second battle of El–Alamein, the Afrika Korps is retreating and Rommel is forced to use all of his military genius to preserve the majority of fighting units at his disposal.

The second front in Europe is coming. But what we know so far?

Operation Torch is an expansion of the acclaimed wargame, Gary Grigsby’s War in the West, and it is focused mostly on the Allied efforts to stretch the Axis forces at their weakest points in the Mediterranean. 

It will feature some of the newest enhancements of the War in the West base game, such as the possibility to attach construction units to cities/airfields and an increased ability to attach support units to smaller combat units, as well as plenty of new scenarios!


War in the West Update to V. 1.00.21 and Operation Torch Beta announced!

Posted: 23 MAR 2015

“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!”(1944 - Erwin Rommel)

The definitive wargame of the Western Front is updated to version 1.00.21! New contents and features are now fully integrated to give the game a more detailed perspective. For instance Italian reinforcements are now allowed prior to July 43 (in the past they were not allowed until after Italy had surrendered) and with this version it’s more difficult to reach very high interdiction values.

The list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog here.

The patch can be downloaded here

But this time the good news is not finished, because alongside the update we are very happy to announce that an expansion of the base game focused on the attempts of the Allies to open a second front in Europe prior to Overlord is now ready to enter the beta phase! And we ask players to help us test it by enlisting for the beta here



Gary Grigsby's War in the West: Operation Torch

Release Date: 8 OCT 2015

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

2by3 Games

Product Specs

  • Theatre: Western Europe
  • Unit Scale: Division, Battalion, Regiment, Brigade
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes, Server Based
  • File Size: 93mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 3hr 41min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 12min
  • - High Speed: 2min
  • Version: 1.01.01
  • Manual: PDF E-Book

Product Requirements :
    OS: Windows XPSP3/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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