|Theatre Europe is a deceptively complex game. It’s almost a reversal of Chess with very similar simple set up and movement but translated back onto a real world battle field, in this case Eastern Europe.
Deep cold war territory here, you play as either NATO or The Walsall Pact, West vs East, Europe vs Russia, and basically need to defeat the other without resorting to the final solution and loosing nuclear weapons.
It’s a turn based game with each player taking in turns to run through the various phases including troop movements, attacking, troop deployment, resources prioritisation, and the biggy, whether or not to unleash your chemical or nuclear arsenal.
Through all it’s simplicity in it’s design the game reveals a certain depth and realism that keeps you coming back for another match.