Thanks for the information. And I, too, look forward to this new item. I will sure complete my collection.
Now, I have seen several discussions on the inclusion of the Pacific theatre in the Panzer Campaigns series. The topic has been popping up regularly for the past years if not decades.
If I remember correctly, a most relevant answer to players’ queries was that the nature and the size of the actions there were not matching the operational level of the game. Most specifically, this was related to US amphibious assaults (i.e. Tarawa is suited to Squad Battles... and with Panzer Campaigns all action would be limited to one single overly jammed hexagon).
The discussion was then further elaborated but the basic facts about the scale of the actions as opposed to the scale of the game remained valid: Imphal & Kohima would be boring, Guadalcanal would be as well, same for New Guinea, Chindits operations would be irrelevant, etc.
However, it was also mentioned that some operations or offensives that get less attention than the island hopping may be adapted. The following comes to my mind; but it is sketchy since, as a European, my knowledge of these theatres is limited:
- Reconquest of Burma ‘45
- Soviet offensive ‘45
- China the whole period, from ‘37 (though not continuously, of course)
- Reconquest of the Philippines ‘45
So, could the above be envisaged or do they remain unconceivable, for a combination of factors, like: nature and size still is unadapted; information on OOBs, locations and details is missing; identified lack of interest in situations with no US participants?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.