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Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets

Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets is the latest strategy title from the award-winning team at Strategic Studies Group. A synthesis of the very best elements of Decisive Battles and Battlefront, and a successor to both, the new Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets brings to life a campaign of epic scale and dynamic battles on the Eastern Front of World War II.

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Recent NEWS

Across the Dnepr: Second Edition Now Available!

Apr. 05, 2010 - The hefty expansion to the highly touted Kharkov engine is now rolling across the steppes Matrix…

Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets Gets a Major Update

Apr. 05, 2010 - A major new update to the famed gaming system is advancing side-by-side with the newly released…

New Screenshots Released for Across the Dnepr: Second Edition!

Mar. 30, 2010 - New images are smashing into enemy lines for this revamp of a classic game Matrix Games and…

Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets is Updated

Jan. 29, 2009 - SSG Announces Future Development Plans Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group…

Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets Is Released!

Jul. 17, 2008 - The next highly anticipated turn-based strategy hit from SSG is now available! Matrix Games and…

Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets Announced!

May. 01, 2008 - The New Successor to SSG’s Award-Winning Wargames! Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group…

Game SPECS

Strategic Studies Group
English
Operational
World War II
Eastern Europe
Intermediate
Turn-Based IGOUGO
1-2
Present
Traditional PBEM
Yes
PDF E-Book, Printed - Black & White
Regiment

Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets is a strategy title from the award-winning team at Strategic Studies Group. A synthesis of the very best elements of two critically acclaimed and top-rated game systems, Decisive Battles and Battlefront, and a successor to both, the new Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets brings to life a campaign of epic scale and dynamic battles on the Eastern Front of World War II.


Command the Soviet forces, newly confident after stopping and throwing back the Barbarossa offensive, or try the elite and seasoned German army now reconstituted after Winter losses and ready to regain the initiative. Two separate forces prepared offensives in the same area in the Spring of 1942. When the dust had cleared the Germans had managed a great victory that opened the doors to the drive on Stalingrad. But the outcome was far from certain and in Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets, history is yours to rewrite.

This new system allows both regimental and battalion level combat, while incorporating many innovative features such as off-map reinforcement decisions and on-map historical areas of operation with mystery variants to increase replayability and limit the effect of hindsight. Along with the substantially improved and simplified supply and movement systems, a new bonus and advantage system for headquarters effects, simplified direct fire and better combat tables, an improved strong points system and the ability to create hedgehog defenses make this the most advanced and realistic SSG design to date.

Perhaps the most innovative new feature of Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets is the on-map area of operation and mystery variant system. This new system takes away the advantage of hindsight by restricting mass unit relocation while allowing the areas to change as you achieve your objectives, with mystery variants keeping the opponent from predicting your limits. These new rules represent a realistic modeling of historical command restrictions and add a new and fascinating layer to each side’s decision-making.

 

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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.