Unity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front.
User reviews: Very Positive (404 reviews) - 84% of the 404 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2012

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Buy Unity of Command Trilogy Bundle

Includes 3 items: Unity of Command - Black Turn DLC, Unity of Command - Red Turn DLC, Unity of Command: Stalingrad Campaign

 

Reviews

“Wargames this fresh and friendly tend to inspire deep loyalty.”
86/100 – PC Gamer

“A traditional hex-based wargame of unusual elegance, one that is perfect for genre newcomers but equally satisfying to veterans."
9/10 – PC Power Play

“Accessible yet deep, attractive and with an AI which teaches you the core of the game by beating you around the head.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Unity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. Playable from both the Axis and Soviet perspective, it strives to recreate the strategy, the forces involved and the general tension of that crucial period in World War II.

Experience the highly fluid, enormously large battles of maneuver in a turn-based strategy setting. Take command in this mobile, back-and-forth sort of war where logistics and poor weather are often the decider, and defeat and victory are sometimes just a mile, or a day, apart.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
452.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
Even after few years, this game is so fresh and enjoyable to play. Its quite easy to learn basics and quite hard to master, I d reccomend it to any WW2 fan. I must note that reviews of the players who spent cca 10 hours in this game are rubbish, cause game is much more complex than written in reviews. Amazing thing about this game is that it doesnt have only operational side of the war gaming and one can easily notify strategic side of each map. Due to this, multiplayer games are never the same, or even similar, which constantly adds fresh flavour of this game. Defo one of the best&most realistic ww2 strategies, only object I have is relatively small community of players. Cant wait for new games from Uzelac& company :)
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54 of 77 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2015
Do not buy this thinking it is a strategy game. A strategy game lets you explore many different paths to victory against an opponent that is reacting to you. You can create your own strategy to beat the enemy. This game on the other hand, is more like a puzzle game.

The units are set up in predetermined positions. The AI is extremely passive and just reacts to the very few outcomes you can do by scripting. The AI stands absolutely no chance in a fair fight. The only reason why the campaign is so hard is because you are usually extremely outnumbered, you have a limited number of turns to get your objective and the supply line mechanic is designed so you are at a disadvantage as an attacker. Combined with the extremely closed scenarios, the AI just reacts to your predictable movements with strategies scripted by the designer. I frankly do not find any fun in that.

TL;DR This is not a strategy game. It is a puzzle game where you play against the level designer to beat a level in a few turns with an overwhelming disadvantage. If you like that and pretty graphics, try this game. Otherwise stay clear of it.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
I love this game, but it should be made clear that it is NOT a strategic or tactical combat simulator like games such as Panzer General. I think that many users dislike the game because they have mistaken it for a tactical combat simulator, which is just not the case.

It is instead an Operational warfare simulator where the destruction of enemy units and control of the map are less important than creating and exploiting breakthroughs in enemy lines, disrupting the enemy's and protecting your own supply lines and sparingly deploying your reserve forces. Because the game focuses on the Operational level of warfare, it is entirely possible to win a decisive victory without destroying the enemy's army if you pay attention to maneuver and logistics. You will actually be punished for throwing your forces into a full blown assault in an attempt to destroy their forces or control the entire map because the AI prioritizes logistics and maneuver, and because the scenarios have a very short turn limit.

I recommend this game but do NOT mistake it for a tactical combat simulator. This is not Panzer General; winning takes careful planning and attention to factors that other strategy games downplay or leave out all-together.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Unity of Command is strategic level "Panzer General" game with supply lines. Pretty much everything you do in this game is keeping your supply lines working while cutting off your enemy's supply lines. (within very tight turn limit).

AI in this game is pretty good, you are tied to move your divisions properly if you want to archieve objectives on timeline given.

Great game if you are lookin for "light" wargaming experience with rock-paper-scissors -feeling!
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
First impressions review.

It looks deceptively simple, the UI is very intuitive and the game is beautifully designed. Very accessible and after i did the tutorial I felt ready to tackle the 1st scenario.

I got my butt handed to me! but that's a good thing, the AI out thought and out fought me, Now I'm hooked, hopefully once I get to grips with the games mechanics and gain a deeper understanding of its finer points I will improve, Its obvious the simplicity of the UI and controls definitely hides a deeper complexity.

This game is easy to get into but hard to master, exactly how all games should be.

Very impressed so far, can't wait until I feel confident enough to pit myself against others in multiplayer.

For the price (bought the bundle in a sale - £5 for the base game and both DLC packages) it's a solid 8/10
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