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Back to News Listing Get a Sneak Peek at Panzer Command: Kharkov with Google Earth!

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 by Sean Drummy

Type: News

Watch the epic battle of Kharkov unfold in the splendor of Google Earth!
Matrix Games and Koios Works are pleased to share the Panzer Command: Kharkov Google Earth Tour with gamers who are looking forward to the highly anticipated release of Panzer Command: Kharkov. The tour is an operational overview of the second battle of Kharkov in May, 1942, focusing on the German Campaign of the 14th Panzer Division as portrayed in Panzer Command: Kharkov.

By downloading the tour and running it in Google Earth, players can press “play” and watch the campaign unfold from the operational level or examine the changing fronts of the battle and unit positions and maneuvers on both sides!

Not familiar with Google Earth? No problem – it’s easy! Just head to our instructions page and experience the Panzer Command: Kharkov Google Earth Tour in no time.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “We’re fans of Google Earth so putting this powerful tool to good use is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. The ability to explore a massive battlefield like Kharkov in Google Earth and then follow a virtual tour of the battles in the German Campaign gives gamers a unique preview of what’s coming in Panzer Command: Kharkov.”

Panzer Command: Kharkov is a 3D simultaneous turn-based strategy game where you command either the Soviet or German forces during the punch and counter-punch of the 1942 battles around Kharkov in the Ukraine.  Two new Kharkov campaigns as well as some additional short campaigns covering battles in 1941 and 1943 tie the scenarios together, allowing core units to progress from battle to battle, gaining experience, medals and special abilities. A point system allows players to “purchase” additional units for each mission in the campaign as well as replace losses, forcing decisions on management of resources.

The design for Panzer Command: Kharkov lets first time wargamers sit down and start playing, while allowing hard-core gamers to enjoy the realism and historical accuracy.  A tutorial scenario and a full basic training campaign provide a gentle learning curve for new players.  All campaign battles can also be fought as individual scenarios and a new random battle generator as well as a random campaign generator make for almost infinite replayability!  The AI can control either side in each battle and a full Play-by-Email system allows for head to head play.  

Panzer Command: Kharkov includes a full set of scenario and campaign editing tools as well as excellent support for moddability, extending to the game data as well as the 3D models themselves.

As an added bonus to people who are already Panzer Command fans, owners of Panzer Command: Winter Storm will receive a special upgrade offer to purchase Panzer Command: Kharkov at a discount.

Download Google Earth.
Download the Kharkov Tour.
Check out the instructions page.

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