Their Finest Hour: Update & Modernization Project
Their Finest Hour is a game that is now 33 years old. Once upon a time, it was on the “cutting edge” of wargaming, but today, it really shows its age.
There are those smarter than I am researching and studying to see if there is any way to drag the game into the future without damaging any of those things that make TFH unique. Some of it is simple, like simply updating the aircraft ratings to more modern levels, while others present a challenge, like the radar stations.
With that said, I have been working on making an updated version of the maps based on the Second Front maps, a map given in TEM (don’t remember which issue), and the map of England from March to Victory, from Game Research/Design’s Great War series.
Here are some screenshots from the combined Second Front maps. Work has been done on England, only, not the continent. The screenshot comes from Jet, a tool for playing Europa by email. Down near Folkstone, there is a canal that was erroneously placed, but I can’t seem to get Jet to erase it.
A quick disclaimer: We are not doing this for commercial purposes. We are doing it so we can get something more playable and historically accurate.