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Norm Koger's the Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 (Windows)

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Description

TOAW is the first in a series of wargames released by Talonsoft. The game focuses on historic conflicts (mainly World War 2 and Korea) that lie between army- and battalion-sized engagements. Each unit is modelled individually down to infantry guns, tanks, etc. The game is scenario driven, meaning that there is no campaign where you fight battle after battle. A scenario can last from a couple of hours to several years (in game time). Two graphics modes are available: Top-down and isometric (pseudo 3D). The latter one shows units as "miniatures-like" icons, representing the main type of equipment in the formation. The other mode uses military symbols for representation. The game is played on a zoomable map (2 levels). The game includes weather effects and political events.

All features of the game (units, map, events, etc.) can be edited through the included scenario editor.

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Norm Koger's the Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 Windows intro - heavy cannons
Norm Koger's the Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 Windows inventory and replacements
Norm Koger's the Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 Windows intro - military parade
Norm Koger's the Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 Windows reinforcements arrived

Alternate Titles

  • "TOAW" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Norm Kogers Art of War: Volume 1 1939-1955" -- German title

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The Press Says

All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Nov 15, 1998 89 out of 100 89
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1998 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Aug, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Power Unlimited Oct, 1998 4.8 out of 10 48
PC Games (Germany) Aug 05, 1998 48 out of 100 48
PC Action Aug 19, 1998 45 out of 100 45

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 1999 (Issue #177) – Best Wargame of the Year

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NGC 5194 (17256) added Norm Koger's the Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 (Windows) on Oct 14, 2002