I mentioned the Pacific Coast Trail for a reason. My vision of an excellent campaign would be to have multiple players on each side. Imagine two (or even three) German players competing for resources while trying to keep the Allies at bay or the counterparts to Patton and Montgomery competing as much against each other as the enemy. Based on my experience with large, multiplayer campaigns with computer games such as Campaign Series I submit that to organize, manage, and complete such a campaign would equal or exceed the planning required to complete a cross country hike.
I wasn’t able to find much online, after all, War in Europe first came out in the mid-70’s but while looking around I found a great blog: The Big Board. Hiking the trail won’t happen this year and I don’t see playing a monster game in my near term future but in the mean time I’ll be consoling myself with exploring this blog. Most posts are not in-depth but this site features a ton of games I didn’t know about (Cataclysm from GMT Games is something I will investigate) and has some short book reviews (one of the better reviews concerning T-34s).
Another choice for a monster WW2 game is GMT’s World in Flames series. If I can score a lot of overtime in the next few months I may think about the collector’s edition. They made a deal with Matrix and a computer version is available.
Anyway, if I start playing one of these massive games or start hiking the Pacific Coast Trail you’ll be the first to know about it here on Wargame Wednesday, even if I have to go opposite from the big game and write a playing while hiking post featuring Strike Force One.
Update: If you made it this far recommend viewing the comments, especially if you are an Ogre fan. Links to new Ogre scenarios and an interview with Steve Jackson.