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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

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