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Uncommon Valor

Release Date: 1 MAY 2002

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Operational
Turns: Turn-Based WEGO
Complexity: Advanced
Period: World War II


Developer
2by3 Games


File Size: 540mb
Download Time:
- 56K Modem: 21hr 25min
- DSL or Satelite: 70min
- High Speed: 14minManual: PDF E-Book
Editor: Yes
Theatre: Pacific
Unit Scale: Individual (People, Planes, Tanks, etc.), Battalion
Turn Scale: 1 day, Weekly
Players: 1-2
AI: Yes
PBEM: Yes
Resolution: 800x600, 1024x768
Game Requirements
Windows 95/98/2000/XP
DirectX 8.1
Pentium II 400 MHz CPU
64MB Ram
16 Bit Direct Sound comp. Soundcard
8MB Video Graphics Card 16Bit
8x CD-Rom
900 MB Free Hard Disc Space

Matrix Games has joined forces with legendary game designer Gary Grigsby, Joel Billings and Keith Brors of 2by3Games to bring to you the ultimate operational campaign of the south pacific. Uncommon Valor is the first of a three game series. We are sure that Gary Grigsby fans will not be disappointed. You will find that you are not just playing a game but running a war! Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaigns for New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and the Solomon chain from May 1942 to the end of December 1943.The scale is 30 miles per hex and the attrition factor is individual vehicles, guns and squads.Phases are one day, composed of two 12-hour impulses.A turn is composed of 1 to 7 phases, at the player’s discretion. He may also choose continuous play and may interrupt that by pressing a key.

Naval Detail Never Before Achieved Uncommon Valor has naval detail never before achieved in a game of this scale.

Air Power You Can Feel The game deals with aircraft in a similar fashion. A wide variety of aircraft are included in the game, ranging from the awkward P-39 and the nimble Zero, to the heavy hitting B-17E and the extremely fast and powerful Corsair. Pilots and crews are tracked separately from aircraft and have individual skill and fatigue ratings.

It Will Take More Then Just Fighting Forces Troops are needed to maintain and garrison bases and to deprive the enemy of his bases. So, troops are handled with care. There are a goodly number of different types of land-based units.

Campaigns There are 18 campaigns included with the game, which can be played against the computer opponent, hot-seat, by secure email. The player may also create campaigns of his own, using the Campaign Editor.

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Reviews - From the Press

The Wargamer
Uncommon Valor is a spectacular operational level wargame that provides players with an unparalleled level of depth...

IGN - 8.2/10
Uncommon Valor certainly deserves our interest and rewards our involvement.

Gamespy - 75%
Perhaps the most historically accurate game ever produced on the subject. UV is quite a game.

PC Gamer - 89%
In my 12 years of reviewing wargames, Ive never enjoyed a deeper, richer, more historically plausible simulation. Its a WWII buffs desktop dream come true.

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