The year is 1943. The Wehrmacht has begun Operation Hawk in an attempt to capture Kharkov with
its steel claws. The SS Division Totenkopf has moved forward to crush the Soviet tank forces, but the
Red Army has held the line, digging in and putting up a fierce resistance. In response, German tank
armies have renewed their offensive with Operation Panther, and Soviet tank crews are now finding
themselves severely outnumbered.
Want to step into the role of a commander in the very heart of Kharkovs defense? Youll have
everything the officers had back then: tanks, guns, and fearless soldiers. The success of each opposing
force hangs in the balance every day. Your decisions will determine who wins the Battle of Kharkov.
High replayability and flexible AI: smart AI analyzes the players tactical movements and chooses
the best strategy based on behavior rather than a script. Scenarios can be replayed using different
tactics, as though playing against a human opponent
Painstaking reconstruction of Kharko in scope and size
Detailed recreation of weapons, artillery, and vehicles: all battle characteristics, including missile
trajectories and crew numbers, have been modelled according to archived military records and WW2
Dynamic day, night and weather effects, all of which affect combat through terrain traversability,
battlefield visibility, hidden force capabilities, and more
Destructible environment: nearly everything can be blasted and destroyed, from ground terrain to
houses and enemy defenses. All traces of previous battles (shell holes, broken vehicles, corpses, etc.)
remain on the battlefield
Realistic ballistics: bullets and projectiles follow accurate trajectories. Proper shot longitude,
number of frags, and their range are calculated
Comprehensive vehicle damage system: engine, suspension, weapons, and aiming mechanisms can
all be damaged separately, affecting the combat capabilities of the vehicle
Real soldier behavior: every soldier has several basic parameters, such as experience level, fatigue,
and morale, which affect their behavior and effectiveness
Military encyclopedia with 3D model viewer and detailed data on all units, describing their
historical and in-game characteristics
6 scenarios taking place in 1943 during the operation to defend Kharkov
2 playable opposing forces: the USSR Red Army and German Wehrmacht
Up to 250 soldiers and officers and up to 40 vehicles in each tactical battle
Detailed global map: 36 square kilometers in size
87 unit types: infantry, artillery, support vehicles, battle tanks, and aviation
More than 40 accurately and carefully reconstructed weapons and vehicles
2 control modes: turn-based strategic mode and real-time tactical mode
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Wow! Probably the most important wargame to be released this year.
I was a big fan of Close combat ans was waiting for a successor. I think I have found it.
The best wargame in a long time.
Im in love http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif This is the best Squad based wargame (more like HARD CORE tactical simulator) I have ever played on computer
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Just want to add my voice to the chorus of praise for Achtung Panzer. Really, *really* impressed by this game.
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I just got Achtung Panzer 1943 today, and I have been playing whole day. I have to say for my point of view Achtung Panzer is the best WW2 tactical combat wargame simulator on PC today.
I applaud the developers for their attention to detail and their creation of one of the best strategy games I have seen in a long time.
and you end up with a package which will delight hardcore armchair WWII generals everywhere.
EGC Games 78%
Historical accuracy, vehicular detail, AI and gameplay will not disappoint wargamers.
Windows XP SP2/Vista,
AMD Athlon x2 4200+ Intel Pentium D 3GHz,
1 GB RAM,
2.6 GB hard disk space,
ATI Radeon x1600 256 MbnVidia GeForce 7600 256 MB video card,
DirectX 8 compatible sound card, DirectX®: 9.0c