Wargame 1942 (also known as Desert Operations) is a new browser-based strategy game featuring the historical WWII. Set in the European battlegrounds during that war, it places players in the role of Commander who develop bases, research techs, build army, and maneuver both military and diplomatic power to survive and grow in the thick of war. Return to the frontline of WWII and make an impact on it.
At start, the storage of resources – crude oil, gasoline, diesel and gold – are zero, but a certain amount of Money is offered as starting capital. Constructing buildings costs Money only. As indicated in the base panel, you click to build what the marked plot is pre-set to be built on.
But once you have set up one building, you finish the construction faster if you are to build more of the same building. It doesn't take x-times to build x amount of the structure and meanwhile the x-amount just takes one slot with an utmost amount limitation though. To build the factory, for instance, you need 36m to construct one factory, but only 39m for two and 42m for three. In fact, you will know this shortcut if you follow the mission list.
There is no direct tutorial; instead, the listed missions are sort-of guide. Some missions introduce the basic mechanics, like depositing Money in the Bank to get interest or University for research of ground, air, sea and defense units, etc. The beginning missions not only include requests of adding structures to base but also feature some easy game-related questions like how many Achievements are in the game, what follows Arms Factory in the building Tech-tree, or which building the hanger belongs to. Answers can be found in the game wiki and usually reward you Diamond, while other forms of mission, once completed, win Money or add structures to the base.
The base is shown only in a fixed area. While some missions require extra construction of a certain type, you don't build them in separated plots but click on the first built to add. The building types suit the modern setting well, and serve their same role as in reality. Base is filled by the limited yet necessary facilities, but there are a rich variety of ground, aerial and maritime units and vehicles to research and train. Moreover, it provides many setups to enrich the game experience, such as winning various titles by completing certain task, joining an alliance for help in base-construction and better coordination in war, and the influence of ever-changing weather on the army deployment time, etc.
The building times may take a while (hours), but the game is worth it a try. Im playing this game right now been playing it for about 3-5days, It's a free game, In game chat is moderated so that nothing childish shows up without them getting a banned from chat from the mods, the chat also clean.
You can join a alliance but some alliances don't chat ingame, but tend to use skype ect. You will be taxed for being in a alliance but the alliances don't tend to tax you that much.
I give this game a rating of 8 out of 10