Module:Desert War: Tactical Warfare in North Africa

From Vassal
DesertWar splash.jpg
Publisher Simulations Publications, Inc. Era WWII
Year 1973 Topic Mediterranean Front
Players 2 to 2 Scale Tactical
Length Varies Series Simultaneous Movement System (SPI)


Filename Filetype Size Date Compatibility
Base Game
Desert War_SPI_v02.vmod Module for Desert War (SPI) 12.78 MB 2021-02-20 3.5.1

Module Information

Maintainer Stiglr


This module was originally created during the Decision Games embargo on Vassal modules being publicly hosted. Now that this has been lifted, the module is being uploaded to the Vassal site. Many improvements have been made to the original module, detailed below.

0.2 Based on 0.1 version from "sneakernet", made many improvements:

  • Updated buttons and interface
  • Added custom splash page
  • Added movement reporting map grid
  • Separated pieces into Allied and Commonwealth displays; Markers also have separate display
  • Added Overview window
  • Added LOS thread with range display
  • Integrated movement and fire plotting with simultaneous reveals (delayed artillery will still have to be plotted on paper)
  • Added overlay and banner graphics for Disruption levels, Panic and PIN status; markers also included, if you insist on the "classic" method with stacking markers.
  • Added (visible) mine markers
  • Plan to implement invisible mine markers and "tripping" function in future

Screen Shots


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