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Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45

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Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Developer:
Original system(s): JP Home Computers
Genre: Simulation































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥12,800 T-76113
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-76096




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Europa Sensen (ヨーロッパ戦線) is a World War II simulation game by Koei and a part of their World War Series. It was first released on the PC-88 and was ported to a wide variety of platforms, including a 1993 port to the Sega Mega Drive. Western releases called the game Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45.

Gameplay

Operation Europe is a strategy game with both tactical and strategic elements. Main map movements takes place in real time while tactical battles are turn based. Players can assign different historical generals to different positions and military units.

Player can also call for air strikes, paratroopers, reinforcements and deploy special forces units to affect the outcome of the battle.

Commanders

Commanders' skills are not fixed, they can be "re-rolled" with random numbers before the battle begins.


Leadership Affects speed of command executions and increases abilities for all unit types.

Charm Increases troop morale and chances of success when requesting supplies and reinforcements from HQ.

Infantry Increases effectiveness of infantry units.

Artillery Increases effectiveness of artillery units.

Tank Increases effectiveness of armored units.


Commanders can be assigned to following positions:


Army Commander Overall commander of all forces in the field. Leadership will be most important.

Chief of Operations Responsible for day-to-day operations and requesting forces and supplies. Charm is most important.

Chief of Intelligence Responsible for success rate of Special Forces. Leadership.

Division Commander There are four of these from 1 to 4. Leadership and appropriate skill for the unit type will be necessary.

These positions are already filled by computer:


Commander in Chief (CC): Overall leader of the faction you command.


Second in Command (CS): Highest ranking executive officer of the faction you command.


Scenarios

There are six scenarios in the game. Players can play either as Axis (Germany) or Allies (French, British, Soviet or United States).


Battle of France: May 10 - Jun 22, 1940

Avaiable Commanders


France


Commander In Chief: Eisenhower (???)

Second in Command: Walter Bedell Smith (???)

Andre Corap

Bauxdey

Henri-Jean Lafontaine

Charles De Gaulle

Christian Bruneau

Brogado (Fictional)

Jean de Tassigny

Banaux

Monet


Germany

Commander in Chief: Adolf Hitler

Second in Command: Franz Halder

Gerd Von Rundstedt

Erich Von Manstein

Gunther Von Kluge

Walter Von Reichenau

Wilhelm List

Busch

Georg Von Küchler

Evald Von Kleist

Haus (Fictional)

Heinz Guderian


North African War: May 26 - Jul 5, 1942

Avaiable Commanders

Britain

Commander In Chief: Eisenhower

Second in Command: Walter Bedell Smith

Archibal Wavell

Alan Cunnigham

Claude Auchinleck

Harold Alexander

Bernard Montgomery

John Vereker-Gort

John Campbell

Richard O'Connor

Michael Creagh

Pias

Freybague

Harding

Germany

Erwin Rommel

Ravenstein

Silkow

Nehring

Klavel

Marcus

Stumme

Thoma

Arnim

Bismarck

Lamke

Tacchini (Fictional)


Fierce Battle of Kursk: Jul 5 - Sep 5, 1943

Avaiable Commanders

Soviet Union

Commander in Chief: Josef Stalin

Second in Command: Vasilevsky

Konstantin Rokossovsky

Vatutin

Giorgy Zhukov

Reitel

Galanin

Popov

Romanenko

Katucov

Rotmistrov

Ivan Konev

Vassili Chuikov

Skripkin


Germany

Commander in Chief: Adolf Hitler

Second in Command: Franz Halder

Gerd Von Rundstedt

Erich Von Manstein

Gunther Von Kluge

Evald Von Kleist

Haus (Fictional)

Heinz Guderian

Erwin Rommel

Nehring

Kempf

Hoth

Hausser

Jochen Peiper


Storming of Normandy: Jun 6 - Aug 19, 1944

Avaiable Commanders

Britain / United States

Bernard Montgomery

Gale

Dempsey

Omar Bradley

George Patton

Collins

Giraud

Gavin

Taylor

Ottoway

Howie

Creighton Abrams


Germany

Gunther Von Kluge

Heinz Guderian

Erwin Rommel

Hausser

Schwepenberg

Marcus

Dietrich

Bayerlein

Lehr

Jochen Pieper

Husso Von Manteuffel

Von der Heydte


Battle of the Bulge: Dec 16, 1944 - Jan 21, 1945

Avaiable Commanders

United States

Omar Bradley

George Patton

Gilgres

Middleton

Fuller

Cota

Morris

McAuliffe

Roberts

Degar

Sanders (Fictional)

Creighton Abrams

Germany

Gerd Von Rundstedt

Erich Von Manstein

Heinz Guderian

Dietrich

Bayerlein

Jochen Pieper

Husso Von Manteffel

Kokott

Heilmann

Tokopf (Fictional)

Otto Skorzeny

Von der Leydte


Fight for Berlin: Apr 16 - May 16, 1945

Avaiable Commanders

Soviet Union

Commander in Chief: Josef Stalin

Second in Command: Vasilevsky

Konstantin Rokossovsky

Vatutin

Giorgy Zhukov

Reitel

Galanin

Popov

Romanenko

Katucov

Rotmistrov

Ivan Konev

Vassili Chuikov

Skripkin


Germany

Commander in Chief: Adolf Hitler

Second in Command: Franz Halder

Dietrich

Bayerlein

Lehr

Jochen Pieper

Tokopf (Fictional)

Otto Skorzeny

Albert Kesselring

Walter Wenck

Heinrici


Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45 Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45
Japanese Europa Sensen (ヨーロッパ戦線)

Magazine articles

Main article: Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM2 US 01.pdf

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Print advert in EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)
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BeepMD JP 1992-12.pdf

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-12: "December 1992" (1992-11-07)

BeepMD JP 1993-01.pdf

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-01: "January 1993" (1992-12-08)

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-02: "February 1993" (1993-01-08)

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-03: "March 1993" (1993-02-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
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50 №1993-02, p39
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36 №58, p60
Sega Mega Drive
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Based on
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Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, JP
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