Crotou wrote:Something less subjective : A game presented by its publisher and developers as the most realistic WW2 rts ever could hardly propose Axies vs Axies games. (I'm sure Madmat will pop-up with an example of such confrontation)
The battle for Castle Itter, involving the 17th SS Panzergrens (who are confirmed to be in the game) fighting against Heer and US forces in the last days of the war. That's a justification for Red vs Red and Blue, although not in Normandy. I'm sure that the various states that fought on both sides of the conflict, including Italy, France and Romania, would have had Dabrowski's Mazurka style battles against each other too, although I'm not really familiar with them.
Personally I don't tend to have problems with Blue vs. Blue and Red vs. Red scenarios. I can think of them as practice exercises in Southern England and Northern France in the months leading up to the invasion. The commander is envisioning the gore and destruction on your screen but in fact the stack of Riflemen your Fusiliers Marins just wiped out are really getting up, dusting their uniforms off and repairing to the local Ale House.