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Gary Grigsby's War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945

Gary Grigsby's War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945 is a turn-based World War II strategy game down to the division and brigade level, stretching across the entire Eastern Front at a 10km scale. Engage massive, dramatic campaigns, including intense battles involving thousands of units with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle.

DLCs

TitleDate
[PC] Update v1.11.03Jun 15, 2018
[PC] Update v1.11.03Nov 13, 2015
[PC] Installer v1.08.04Jan 24, 2011
ManualDec 01, 2010

Recent NEWS

The XTRG Challenge is back! Welcome to the Eastern Front!

Aug. 29, 2018 - After the incredible success of the first XTRG Challenge series, it’s time to go back on…

War in the East has been updated to version 1.11.00

Oct. 20, 2017 - Hi everybody,  Gary Grigsby's War in the East has been updated to version…

War in the East has been updated to version 1.09.00 [EDIT WITH NEW STUFF]

Nov. 22, 2016 - [EDIT] We have received a new and detailed changelog for this update, with a tremendous…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East Huge New Beta Update Available for Download

Nov. 05, 2014 - Gary Grigsby’s War in the East, the most detailed Eastern Front wargame ever made, has just…

Deal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price!

Apr. 14, 2014 - Gary Grigsby’s War in the East, the monster game by 2by3 Games and winner of many awards…

Gary Grigsby's War in the East gets a Massive Update!

Nov. 19, 2013 -   We are happy to announce the release of the massive v1.07.11 update for the…

Lost Battles AAR: Smolensk 41

May. 17, 2013 -   We have published an AAR from the just-released Gary Grigsby’s War in the East:…

War in the East: Lost Battles is here!

May. 16, 2013 -   Matrix Games  is proud to announce the release of Lost Battles, the latest…

Lost Battles Scenario Manual excerpts available!

May. 15, 2013 -   We are happy to announce the availability of excerpts from the “Scenario…

Lost Battles AAR: Moscow 41

May. 10, 2013 -       Wargamer published an AAR from the upcoming Gary Grigsby’s…

Lost Battles AAR: Operation Konrad

May. 02, 2013 -   Lost Battles is coming very soon! In the meantime have a look at this AAR published on…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East Gets an Update!

Oct. 30, 2012 -   Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com), Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and 2by3 Games…

Gary Grigsby's War in the East Gets an Update!

Apr. 18, 2012 -   Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com), Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and 2by3 Games…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East Don to the Danube Released!

Mar. 01, 2012 -   The War in the East just got bigger and better with this exciting new…

Gary Grigsby's War in the East Updated!

Feb. 28, 2012 -   A major update in preparation for a new expansion release Matrix Games…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East Don to the Danube new screenshots released!

Feb. 17, 2012 -   The first official expansion for award winning masterpiece, gets 8 new images in…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East: Don to the Danube Announced!

Feb. 02, 2012 - The War in the East just got bigger and better with this exciting new expansion! We are…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East Gets a Major Update!

Dec. 14, 2011 - The acclaimed Eastern Front strategy masterpiece receives a significant tune-up, with many…

French Manual Released for Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Nov. 14, 2011 - A beautifully translated French-language manual for this instant wargaming classic is now…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East Is Updated

Sep. 07, 2011 - More fixes, scenario improvements, and changes for this instant wargaming classic Matrix…

Gary Grigsby's War in the East Wins a CSR Award!

Aug. 23, 2011 - Yet another trophy in the the 2 by 3 Games award case comes from the Charles S. Roberts…

Gary Grigsbys War in the East Gets a Major Update

Jul. 13, 2011 - Unit tweaks, scenario changes, and a whole lot more for this exalted WWII mega game Matrix…

Manual Preview Released for Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Dec. 01, 2010 - Have a look at some of the beautiful documentation on the way to gamers soon! Matrix Games…

Developer Chat Announced for Gary Grigsbys War in the East!

Nov. 29, 2010 - Chat live with the development team of this highly anticipated epic WWII strategy game Matrix…

New Screenshots Released for Gary Grigsbys War in the East

Nov. 22, 2010 - War on an Epic scale from Moscow to Berlin – this is War in the East! Matrix Games and…

Game SPECS

2by3 Games
English
Strategic
World War II
Eastern Europe
Advanced
Turn-Based IGOUGO
1-2
Present
PBEM++
Yes
PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
Brigade
Weekly

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East consists in a truly epic representation of the Second World War on the Eastern Front and is unparalleled in its scale, detail, and ambition. This game is the spiritual heir to the great Eastern Front board and computer wargames of the past; a turn-based World War II strategy game down to the division and brigade level, stretching across the entire Eastern Front at a 10 mile per hex scale. 


War on an Epic scale from Moscow to Berlin – this is War in the East!

In Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945 gamers can engage in massive, dramatic campaigns, including intense battles involving thousands of units with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results.  As with all the award-winning titles made by the 2by3 Games team, factors such as supply, fatigue, experience, morale and the skill of your divisional, corps and army leaders all play an important part in determining the results at the front line. Gary Grigsby’s War in the East comes with 4 massive campaigns as well as many smaller scenarios all with different strategic and operational challenges. Play against the AI (either side) or watch the AI simulate the war by itself, with 5 categories of help levels for each side to adjust the difficulty level. Includes two major optional rules allowing you to adjust the First Winter Blizzard Effect and the Soviet Combat Doctrine.

UNITS

Up to roughly 4000 units in the game database with the ability to create many more! Division sized maneuver units with thousands of battalion and regiment sized support units. Many different classes of support units like artillery, engineer, ski, anti-tank, pioneer, tank destroyer, etc.

Intricate Fog of War rules and unit detection levels - units are rated based on their ability to conceal themselves and their ability to recon other units.

Air units are generally organized as groups and can run both night and day air missions, complete with night fighters. Manually upgrade aircraft within units or automate new aircraft allocation.

LEADERS

More than 500 historical commanders with a detailed promotion and rating system. Leaders can be dismissed, executed, fired, killed in action 8 rating fields measuring different attributes from combat skill to political rating.

 

©2017 Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Gary Grigsby’s War in the East, Matrix Games Ltd., and their Logos are all trademarks of Slitherine Ltd. All other marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Developed by Matrix Games Ltd. and 2by3 Games.

Color box and disk with PDF manual
This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.

Store Info

Digital Download

Our Digital Download service sends you a download link to the master game file once your order is complete. You can use this link to download the game directly to your computer over the internet and start playing right away. The download is available to you for thirty days after your order. No shipping is involved and the game is immediately available for you once the order is complete.

Physical Shipment

When you select this option you can use our digital download option to get the game right away and start playing. Then have a boxed copy of the game shipped to you as a backup for permanent storage. With a backup, you'll be prepared for whatever comes your way-whether it's a system crash, a computer virus damaging your files or the software simply no longer functioning as it should. You will be billed to have the game shipped in a printed DVD box with a printed DVD and your serial number.

Editions

Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.