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Panzer Command: Kharkov

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A Fateful Spring…
Dateline: May 12th, 1942.  “General Winter” has loosened his grip on the Eastern Front of World War II and both the German and Soviet armies have made plans to seize the initiative with a major offensive to follow the thaw.  As fate would have it, both sides choose the Kharkov region as their focus.  The stage is set for a decisive battle and one that will hold many surprises for both sides.


After a massive artillery barrage, five Soviet armies launch their assault on the Wehrmacht lines, which they find better defended than they had expected.  With determination they push forward and a week of hard fighting and retreating has the Germans at the breaking point.  This is the moment when the German counter-punch is revealed, as an entire Panzer Army strikes the base of the south flank of the Soviet attack, threatening to cut off the attacking Soviet forces.


As a commander in the 169th Rifle Division, lead the assault on the northern flank into tough German defenses.  Test your mettle and see if you can uphold the reputation of one of the Soviet Union’s most decorated formations.  As an officer in the 14th Panzer Division, lead your panzers with speed and decisive force to slice through the Soviet flank defenses and encircle an entire Soviet Army Group, then hold on tight as they attempt to break out through your lines!


Experience the new Panzer Command series of tactical wargames.  In Panzer Command: Kharkov, you play a company-level commander on either the Soviet or German side in the Eastern Front.  Preserve your men and defeat the enemy, there is no other way out!  Panzer Command: Kharkov is the latest in a new series of 3D turn-based tactical wargames with a campaign mode that takes you from battle to battle with realistic units, tactics and terrain.

 

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Features

  • 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.
  • Realistic 3D graphics, including normal maps, lighting, particles and shadows.
  • Random Battle Generator, Random Campaign Generator
  • Scenario Editor, Campaign Editor
  • Multiplayer via PBEM

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Review at Armchair General Magazine
89% - Panzer Command Kharkov is a great addition to any wargamerís hard-drive. The interface and mechanics are straight-forward enough that even beginning gamers can quickly catch on. But the action in Kharkov is realistic and pure wargame; players ignore real-life tactics at their peril. The endless replay value and open game engine promise to keep gamers happy for a long time to come. Koios and Matrix Games have given us a great game that is easy to recommend.

Review at Out of Eight
7/8 - Panzer Command: Kharkov brings up a lot of memories of Combat Mission (in a good way) and the turn-based strategy gameplay is enjoyable.

Review at NetWargamingItalia.net
7.9/10 - [Abstract from Italian] It's not a masterpiece but it's a game with a solid and fun gameplay.

Details


Panzer Command: Kharkov

Release Date: 10 APR 2008

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: 578mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 22hr 56min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 75min
  • - High Speed: 15min
  • Version: 1.01
  • Manual: PDF E-Book
  • Editor: Yes

Product Requirements :
    Minimum System Requirements
    Windows 98SE, 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
    Internet Explorer 7.0+
    Microsoft DirectX 9.0c (Included)
    Microsoft Managed DirectX (June 2005 Included)
    Microsoft .NET Framework v1.1 (Included)

    Recommended System Requirements
    OS: Windows XP, Vista
    Processor: Pentium or Athlon Multi Core Processor
    RAM: 1GB
    Video Card: GeForce 6800 or newer
    256MB Video Memory
    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

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Awards


UseNetís War-Historical Wargame of the Year Awards


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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.