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Back to News Listing Panzer Command: Kharkov Released!

Posted: Friday, April 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 proud to release Panzer Command: Kharkov 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 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 sets a new benchmark for our series of 3D tactical wargames and we’re very proud of the exciting new features and the historical content we’ve built into this release.  This is really a major leap beyond the original Winter Storm release!”

 

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: Operation Winter Storm will also be able to use the additional Winter maps from Winter Storm 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 Winter Storm, it will install bonus Winter Storm 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: Winter Storm 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 Winter Storm and Kharkov together 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

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