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  • Reading List
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The First Blitzkrieg Cover

War on the Southern Front (WSF) is the second installment HPS's Total War in Europe series. It focuses on the ground and air campaigns fought in the regions surrounding the Mediterranean in 1940-43. This includes the Italian Invasion of Greece in 1940, the subsequent German invasion of the Balkans, Rommel and the exploits of the Afrika Korps, and the Allied invasion of Sicily. These campaigns saw a wide range of operations, from swift armor thrusts in the desert to infantry slogging matches in the mountains to daring airborne assaults.


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Each scenario covers a campaign or major battle. These include the battles for Tobruk and El Alamein, the Axis last stand in Tunisia, the mountain warfare in Greece in 1940-41, the German airborne assault on Crete, the British intervention in Vichy Syria, and the Patton-Montgomery race for Messina in Sicily. Game units are regimental-brigade level, with divisional builds. There are also extensive air orders of battles. Command, supply, partisans, weather and many more features of operational level warfare are included.

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Tobruk perimeter

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The game also has the standard scenario, parameter, database & sub-map editors included with the game. Play modes include A/I, Hot Seat, PBEM, LAN & Internet play.

North Africa 1940-41
Balkans 1940-41
Cyrenaica MAy 1941

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North Africa 1941-42
El Alamein 1942
North Africa 1942-43
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Sicily defences July 943
Allied advancing on Messina Sicily
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  • Developer: John Tiller
  • Scenario Designers: Dave Blackburn, Jim Dunnam, Wig Graves, & Glenn Saunders
  • AI Programmer: John Rushing
  • Artist: Joe Amoral
  • Unit Graphics: Mark Adams
  • Campaign Maps: Mike Avanzini
  • Playtesters: Marc Bellizzi, Rick Bancroft, Marty Nevshemal, & Robert Barker
  • Funding Support: Phase I & II STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Program) contract from USAF Office of Scientific Research; Dr Robert Barker (Program Manager).

System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 300 MB
Memory: 256 MB RAM

Planning Map    (click for full-sized images)
Poland map
War on the Southern Front Master Map: 44.7 mb gif

Reading List
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Game Documents & Misc
Getting Started
Designer's Notes



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