Back to News Listing Panzer Command: Kharkov Announced!

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 by Sean Drummy

Type: News

A Major New Release in the Panzer Command 3D Tactical Wargame series from Matrix Games!

Matrix Games and Koios Works are excited to announce a major new release in the Panzer Command series of 3D tactical wargames.  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.  Panzer Command: Kharkov is scheduled for release during March, 2008.
To mark the official announcement, Matrix Games has also released a short promotional trailer to give gamers a quick peek at what they can expect in just a few weeks. The trailer is available for download or simply watch it on YouTube.

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 as well as new random battles and campaigns across the Eastern Front of World War II

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Panzer Command: Kharkov is the second in our new series of 3D tactical wargames and we’re very excited at the progress we’ve made since the first release in realizing our vision.  If you enjoyed Winter Storm, just wait till you see what Kharkov can do!”

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 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: Winter Storm will receive a special upgrade offer to purchase Panzer Command: Kharkov at a discount.

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
•    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

More Info

Panzer Command: Kharkov

  ( Views : 8519 )

In Other News..

Wars of Napoleon reveals new Tutorial Videos!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Less than a week before the release of one of the finest wargames set in the Napoleonic Era, Wars of Napoleon reveal new tutorial videos!

Wars of Napoleon covers the changing balance of power in Europe from 1805 to 1815 with an impressive amount of realism, granting an immersive experience like no other, which also has five What if Scenarios aimed to recreate, in detail, alternative (but realistic) historical situations!!

After the success of the first Tutorial, Ageod is proud to reveal a new bunch of videos, sharing a lot of useful information for newcomers and veterans alike!


The Holiday Sale is here!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The winter festive seasons is upon us and the Matrix Games Holiday Sale has just begun!

With hundreds of products available and great deals all around, this is the best moment to celebrate.

Just browse on the list below and pick up your favourite game (or games)!


Decisive Campaigns: Barbarossa is now unleashed!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

22 June 1941. The German-Soviet border. The signal to unleash Operation Barbarossa has been given!

Strong Panzer groups break through the Red Army lines. Ambitious generals like Guderian and Hoth push their mechanized forces to their limits.

Initial resistance by a confused and surprised Red Army seems weak... and the Soviets take massive casualties.

But soon the realities of war on the Eastern Front will become clear.

Play as the Germans and experience the chain of command from the inside. Fend off the demands of your superiors and corral your strong-headed subordinates into working together as a coordinated team. Politics and people and are just as important as the sweeping advances conducted by your Panzer Divisions.


Victory and Glory: Napoleon, the board game, is on Kickstarter!

Friday, November 20, 2015

One of the most innovative board games set during the entire Napoleonic Wars is ready for your backing on Kickstarter!

Victory and Glory: Napoleon is a board game of grand strategy and fast-play tactical battles, where one player will take the role of Napoleon Bonaparte and attempt to dominate the entire continent of Europe, while the other player controls Great Britain and the other allied nations and troops that comprise an ever-changing alliance bent on stopping Napoleon! They will move armies and navies, fight epic battles, recruit new troops, and add new regions to their domains.


Scourge of War: Waterloo is released on Steam!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." (Napoleon – Emperor of the French)

Acclaimed by both wargaming specialists and fans of the Napoleonic era earlier this year, Scourge of War: Waterloo was praised for its incredible historical and military accuracy and its high replay value thanks to the varied scenarios and the sandbox campaign.

A few months after its initial release, Scourge of War: Waterloo offers a refined experience due to several updates that enhanced the gameplay and fixed the issues reported by the community. Today, the game is reaching a new level with a new patch and a release on the Steam platform, and we are very excited to be able to show this epic strategy title to a whole new audience!

Get more information on Scourge of War: Waterloo from its official Steam page


Wars of Napoleon Tutorial video Revealed!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ageod is very proud to announce that the game is releasing on December 3rd!

Developers have worked hard in refining one of the best Napoleonic Wargame around! To best celebrate the finishing touches we would like to share with you the first Tutorial Video in the game.


Command Series New Version available!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Both Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations and the standalone expansion Northern Inferno have been updated to version v1.091 (Build 757.10)!

This update to the v1.09 major release fixes all critical bugs reported by the community, improves simulation performance on large scenarios and includes a host of small but important improvements!

This update is the stepping stone to next forthcoming major release, v1.10, whose early features are already dropping jaws on the internal beta-testing group!

Make sure to upgrade to 1.09 before installing this patch!

You can download the patch from here