Back to News Listing Panzer Command: Ostfront is Announced!

Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

A New Release and a Massive FREE Update!

Matrix Games is thrilled to announce Panzer Command: Ostfront, the latest in a new series of 3D turn-based tactical wargames which include single battles, multi-battle operations and full war campaigns with realistic units, tactics and terrain and an informative and practical interface.  This new release is unique not only for the mile-long list of new features and improvements, but also because it will be made available FREE to owners of Panzer Command: Kharkov, the previous release in the series.  Panzer Command: Ostfront is scheduled for release in the 4th Quarter of 2010.

Panzer Command: Ostfront will replace both Panzer Command: Winterstorm and Panzer Command: Kharkov and will include all the content from the previous two releases as well as new content.  Registered owners of Panzer Command: Kharkov will have access to a massive FREE update that will bring their installations up to the Ostfront level in all respects.


For an early look at Panzer Command: Ostfront in action, check out the video and also the product page with some preview screenshots.


Erik Rutins, Director of Product Development at Matrix Games, said “Panzer Command has been very well received, but we felt it needed a little extra push to put it over the top.  Thanks to the hard-working Panzer Command: Ostfront team, drawn primarily from the Panzer Command community, we can now show you Panzer Command as it was meant to be.  There are more new features and improvements than we can list in this release, but perhaps the most important one is that we will give this one to owners of Panzer Command: Kharkov at no charge, while also establishing it as the new affordable starting point for those that have always wanted to give the Panzer Command series a try.  Thank you to the members of the community that made this possible, both through their support of the previous Panzer Command releases and through their dedicated help with the development of this release.”


Many say that World War II was decided on the Eastern Front.  From the initial Blitzkrieg in the Summer of 1941 through the final battles for Berlin in 1945, this was a land war that dwarfed all others in its scale and brutality.  Through countless small skirmishes and large operations involving multiple armies, with increasingly deadly and advanced weaponry, the Wehrmacht and Red Army were locked in a fight for national survival that consumed a generation of soldiers and left half a continent in ruins.


Experience the Panzer Command series of tactical wargames.  In the new Panzer Command: Ostfront, you are a company-level commander on either the Soviet or German side, fighting on the Eastern Front.  Preserve your men and defeat the enemy, there is no other way!


Each decision you make as a commander must be weighed carefully.  You will find that the gameplay is balanced to reward historically successful tactics while the AI will punish rash choices.  The victory system for scenarios and campaigns rewards multiple strategies and evaluates your performance and rank after each battle.  A revised and improved interface gives you all the information you need at a glance, while allowing you to set waypoints for each of your platoons, rewind and review the turn replays and read a full log of the events of the battle, color-coded and filtered by unit.


After you have played through the 60+ included scenarios and 10 campaigns (including updated versions of all of the previous Winterstorm and Kharkov content), the Random Battle and Random Campaign generators allow you create new content with just a few clicks using the provided presets for nearly infinite replayability.


For scenario designers and modders, an innovative new Map Maker allows you to create your own realistic 3D maps from 500m to 2km scale based on actual historical locations with auto-generation features that help you create it in less time than any previous 3D map-making tool.  In conjunction with the powerful Scenario and Campaign Editors and the fully open unit data and models, this means that you have unprecedented access to modify the existing campaigns, maps, units and scenarios or create your own.  There has never been a more open 3D tactical WWII wargame.


The list of improvements is too long for this release, but please check the Panzer Command: Ostfront product page for the full list and more information and screenshots.

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