> So, those are my choices for replacements for the 3N rule - comments,
In PC war *** , irrespective of the period, I would choose: Big Database,
See "Age of Rifles" for a classic "must buy" (as would be "AoR II") not set
in WWII. And CM:SF and DG for potential candidates that failed these two
rules (even if they had ditched their DRM). A "Distant Guns" with the OOB
for the "big seven" (England, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan,
Austria-Hungary) from 1904 to 1918 and a ScenEd would be a must buy (again,
let's put aside the DRM for a moment).
Regarding "Nazis", it is difficult to ditch them :o) However, WWII games
with editors and big databases abound (Steel Panthers, Combat Mission, the
Campaign Series...), and sometimes I wonder if people just burned out. I
personally would go for "Novelty": a game about historical periods I know
little about on the military side (like the Seven Years War or the various
Renaissance Wars (like the Italian War of 1542-1546). But this is my bias.
Generally speaking, probably the way to go is realistic real time (like in
CotA), so, from 3N, we would get to:
D.E.RT. Database; Editor; Real Time.
...And surely a game with the CotA system and the TOAW variety would be a
must buy :o)