This is the first release in a new mobile version of the PC series Modern Campaigns. This first release covers the historical North Vietnamese offensive in the Quang Tri province in the spring of 1972. 14 scenarios are included of which you play 9 as the commander of the North Vietnamese forces while in the other 5 scenarios you are commander of a hypothetical US Marine force sent to assist the South Vietnamese. Following this free release, there will be additional releases in this series each representing a smaller mobile version of the corresponding PC game.
Modern Campaigns is a detailed turn-based simulation of operational warfare after World War II through until present day. It includes detailed rules and combat resolution but has a simple interface that allows the player to focus on strategy and tactics. A wide variety of unit types are represented including infantry, tanks, artillery, and engineers. In addition, modern warfare is addressed in this game engine including chemical and nuclear warfare, electronic warfare (signal intelligence and jamming), and thermal sights.
- Fix for graphics issue.
Ratings and Reviews
As with this developer's other apps, the underlying program seems to be good, but this version is crippled by a bug in which the main map is displayed at a very low, fuzzy resolution, much lower than the menus. The developer does not seem to be actively supporting or addressing it.
Tiller's War Games
I've been waiting and looking for a serious hex-based war game for the Ipad for quite some time. This, and the other Tiller games, are great ports from the desk top version. If you've never played serious war games before the learning curve may be steep; this isn't a casual game. However, if you have....enjoy!
This game is nowhere near as much fun as Tunisia or Bulge. This is pretty much "unleash the NVA horde at the poor Southies." No maneuver or much tactical planning involved. Interesting from a historical perspective to see how much the NVA dominated late in the war.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.