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Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm

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Winter, 1942 - Germany's 6th Army is surrounded and trapped in Stalingrad.  Their supplies are short, their mobility limited, and Soviet attacks probe their lines on a daily basis.  In a desperate and ill-conceived plan, Germany would attempt to rescue the 6th Army by advancing seventy-five miles in the winter starting with only two Panzer Divisions.  With time, weather, and terrain against them they would engage the enemy with little or no intelligence on enemy forces in a vain attempt to save their comrades.

Meanwhile, Soviet patience and operational success had created the first major defeat for the German Army in the encirclement of Stalingrad.  The Soviet Generals now look to complete their operational victory through the death of 6th Army and exploit it with a major second offensive aimed at cutting off and destroying an entire German Army Group.

Welcome to the setting of Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm, a new 3D tactical wargame which combines a historical campaign with highly detailed models of both units and terrain and realistic gameplay. 

Drive forward into the frozen steppes as Germany in a race against time as you attempt to rescue the 6th Army or as the Soviet forces throw back the German attack and seal 6th Army's fate.

Panzer Command doesn't just look pretty, it plays pretty too.  It is a simultaneous turn based game with each turn lasting 80 seconds, split into two phases.  Position, movement, and line of sight are recalculated every millisecond to bring a high level of realism to the battlefield.  Terrain is calculated every meter and influences tactics in all respects.  A variety of historical armored vehicles and infantry units are modeled, with a focus on the forces of the 6th Panzer Division and the 7th Tank Corps. 

The Eastern Front has never looked this good - the only way to get closer to history would be to spend a very cold winter outside Stalingrad.  Panzer Command:  Operation Winter Storm is another fine game from Koios Works.

Panzer Command: Winterstorm owners!  You are eligible for an upgrade discount when purchasing Panzer Command: Kharkov.  Please go here to apply.

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Features

  • Realistic 3D graphics, including normal maps, lighting, particles and shadows.
  • Historical gameplay that is accessible and fun to the novice wargamer.
  • Turn Based Simultaneous Movement, where each 40 second phase of play is calculated down to the millisecond and the terrain down to each meter.
  • Full Campaign System, allowing units to gain experience, win medals, be repaired and reinforced.
  • Multiplayer via PBEM

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Review at Net Wargaming Italia
Translated: "A very good interface makes the player able to manage a lot of units without deeping in a messy micromanagement fest. Very good graphics too."

The Wargamer
Striking a balance that appeals to both hard-core wargamers as well as casual gamers looking for fast and fun gameplay is difficult, but Bill Macon thinks Panzer Command has succeeded.

Details


Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm

Release Date: 29 JUN 2006

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


Developer
Koios Works



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Eastern Europe
  • Unit Scale: Squad, Individual (People, Planes, Tanks, etc.)
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 329mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 13hr 3min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 42min
  • - High Speed: 8min
  • Version: 1.0
  • Manual: PDF E-Book
  • Editor: Yes
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Product Requirements :
    Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    Pentium 1.2 GHz, AMD 2200+
    256 MB (512 MB for XP)
    DirectX 9 Compatible Video Card
    64MB (Low texture quality)
    128MB (Medium texture quality)
    256MB (High texture quality)
    DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
    CD-ROM Drive: Yes, for boxed version installation
    Hard Drive: 550mb
    Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (Included)
    Microsoft Managed DirectX (June 2005 Included)
    Microsoft .NET Framework v1.1 (Included)

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