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Have had a quick look at Battle of Wesnoth, but not sure if it would be suitable for a light operational/strategic level WW2 wargame I'd like to develop over time as a hobby (think "Panzer General" or "Commander: Europe at War").

Programming language does not matter nor does the platform (I have/use both Windows/Mac/Linux at home).


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Judging by the likes of this question, this seems like a good fit here. I did notice this existing similar case, but this one is a bit more general and that one seems to be going nowhere due to the tightness of its scope. Let me know if there's any problem with this migration. ♪ – Grace Note Feb 9 '11 at 16:08
Which technology to use questions are considered off topic here. – Byte56 Jun 23 '13 at 17:09

The Vassal engine may be a good choice.

Saw that, not sure if it's engine is in-depth enough to support a true wargame experience vs. a board/card game. – WuckaChucka Feb 9 '11 at 19:28
I swear there is a Warhammer 40,000 (the tabletop sci-fi wargame) game made with that engine. If you want to go much further, I'd probably say the best way is to get a generic RTS engine such as the 'likes of this question' Grace Note posted, and implement everything else yourself. – The Communist Duck Feb 9 '11 at 19:37
I'm downloading it now and will try that Warhammer module. Argh, can't vote you up yet. – WuckaChucka Feb 9 '11 at 19:46

Whilst not open source, the game/engine Advanced Tactics Gold, has an editor and can be modded with custom tiles to cover just about any WWII conflict you want.

The game is sourced from Matrix

And there is already a considerable scenario bank

Whilst basic scenarios can be knocked up fairly quickly, I know larger more serious efforts even Campaigns can be built with the game's editor.

This might not be the path you are looking for, but it is certainly a path to your goal. Food for thought, anyway.


While this is in isometric view, is also something to look at. I imagine its possible to reskin the medieval fantasy look it has to what you want.


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