Case White, the invasion of Poland 1939.
This is a classic hex and counter wargame.
This game simulates the 1939 Axis invasion of Poland by Germany and their Slovakian allies. The game focuses on the Axis invasion, and does not cover the Soviet invasion.
You can play against another player "hotseat" or else play either side against your device.
Gameplay involves moving your units on a map of Poland. The map is organised into hexes to regulate movement. If you tap on a unit, hexes it can move to are highlighted in yellow. Tap on a highlighted hex to move there. If there is an enemy unit present, combat will occur.
The units represent the military formations actually present in 1939. Mostly these are divisions, but some are brigades or army headquarters. You can place (stack) up to five units in a single hex. Tapping on the hex will rotate the units, with the selected one at the top.
Copyright DK Simulations Ltd
Artwork by Gonzalo Santacruz de la Torre
Map with permission from Poland Crushed by Schutze Games
Back to Poland - away from Korsun
Ratings and Reviews
Game that downloaded was Korsun not Poland 39.
The game feels unfinished and the map leaves a lot to be desired; keeping to the original board game map isn’t really nostalgia unless the game was a true classic, like Avalon Hill’s Blitzkrieg or something. Otherwise the map is lackluster at best. Counter values are very small, even zoomed in. SS units probably should be another color to denote them or labeled as such. A lack of multi-hex coordinated attack capability means I feel no unit cohesion or get any benefit from coordinated assaults; this runs counter to military doctrine in any army.
Basically if you’re just going to scan into iOS the board game, I recommend passing on this series.
Developer, you’re making the money, now put forth some effort and provide a better quality product - you’re not stuck in the 1970s with hand stenciled maps and hand cut unit counters. Good graphics these days are easy peasy to make.
As others have noted, this app feels a bit unfinished, especially in terms of documentation, descriptions of game play, and some of the flow and chrome of other games.
Despite this, it is a very nice little game, and reminded me of some of my old favorites from Avalon Hill. Would love to see the developer continue work on this. Would certainly be worth a few bucks if it acquired a more finished feel.
A true hex and counter wargame on IOS, however...
I love war games, namely those that have historical accuracy. This is a great game, but the AI may be a bit easy to beat after a couple of games. I recommend playing with another person over solitaire play.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.