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Back to News Listing Panzer Command: Kharkov Updated!

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 by Sean Drummy

Type: Update

The first official update is on the way, with fixes, features and new units!

Matrix Games and Koios Works are pleased to announce that Panzer Command: Kharkov, a major new release in the Panzer Command series of 3D tactical wargames, has now been updated to v1.01.  In Panzer Command: Kharkov, players step back to the early days of May, 1942 as both the German and Soviet armies prepare major offensives focused on the same place – Kharkov. 

The v1.01 update is a major new version with over 40 fixes, ranging from two serious international region-related bugs to unit data typos and an issue that could prevent medals being awarded correctly in campaigns.  New features include a Trees On/Off toggle, better path-finding and collision handling and more intelligent use of maps and platoon sizes in random battles.  The showcase new unit for this release is the mighty KV-2, a formidable addition to the Soviet forces!  In addition, the requirement for Internet Explorer 7 components to run the tools has been dropped.  Tools like the Scenario Editor and Random Battle Generator will now work fine with Internet Explorer 6 components, which are included by default with Windows XP and later, requiring no additional installation of software.

 

Panzer Command: Kharkov is a 3D tactical game in which players control a core force of vehicles and squads while battling through individual scenarios and historical campaigns.  In addition, Panzer Command: Kharkov includes a Random Battle Generator and a Random Campaign Generator that cover battles and campaigns across the Eastern Front of World War II.

 

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Panzer Command: Kharkov has been very well received by tactical wargamers and critics alike, earning an 89% from Armchair General and a 7/8 score from Out of Eight.  While the official release was stable and relatively bug-free, we moved quickly to track, investigate and resolve all reported issues as well as add in some new features and new units.  International customers in particular will appreciate two nasty region-related bugs being resolved, which were the only critical issues on our list.”

 

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 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 new random battles system and the random campaign system allow for virtually infinite replayability with a variety of historical forces and settings.

 

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.  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. 

 

Owners of Panzer Command: Winterstorm are able to use the additional Winter maps from Winterstorm in Panzer Command: Kharkov, which expands the winter map selection for random battles and campaigns significantly (only one winter map comes with Kharkov).  In addition, if Kharkov is installed on a system which already has Winterstorm, it will install bonus Winterstorm campaigns that are updated to work with all the new features and improvements of Panzer Command: Kharkov.

 

Panzer Command: Kharkov is available now from the Matrix Games Online Store at $39.99 US for the digital download and $49.99 US for a boxed copy with a printed manual.  Owners of Panzer Command: Winterstorm can register for a special upgrade coupon to purchase Panzer Command: Kharkov at a $15 discount.  A bundle offer is also available for new customers to purchase both Winterstorm and Kharkovtogether for $15 off the combined price.  Check the Panzer Command: Kharkov game page and forums for information on these special pricing offers.

 

Features of Panzer Command: Kharkov include:

 

- New Scenarios and Campaigns

      o German Kharkov, May 1942, 14th Panzer Division, (8 Battles)

      o Soviet Kharkov, May 1942, 169th Rifle Divison, (8 Battles)

      o German Mcensk, October 1941, 4th Panzer Division, (4 Battles)

      o German Kursk North, July 1943, (3 Battles)

      o Boot Camp Tutorial (6 Battles)

      o Plus additional individual battles and updated Winter Storm campaigns for Winter Storm owners (48 scenarios total if you own Winter Storm)

- New Random Battle Generator

- New Random Campaign Generator

- New Spring and Summer Maps

      o One Winter map is included with Kharkov.  Winter Storm owners get access to all the additional Winter Storm Winter maps for the historical winter campaigns as well as random battles and campaigns.

- Trenches and Foxholes

- Minefields

- Detailed LOS and Terrain rules for historical realism

- Scenario Editor, Campaign Editor, Template Editor

- Improved Commands, Improved Interface Options

- Improved AI

- Improved Infantry Combat

- Reinforcements

- Surrender Option

- Smoke

- New Auto-Targeting

- Improved Graphics

- Improved Sounds

Improved Performance

- New Units

      o New On-Map Mortars

      o New On-Map Infantry Guns

      o Greatly expanded list of German and Soviet Units from 1941 - 1944

 

Get the update file here.

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