Classic gameplay. New experience. Panzer Corps Wehrmacht is the award-winning turn-based strategy game that the press has called “…nothing short of brilliant” and “the spiritual successor to the Panzer General series”, with high rankings and praise around the world.
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26 maj

Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps is out!

All-time classic Panzer Corps is coming back with three new expansions for a total of fifty new scenarios. Each one has its own unique theatre of operations and scenarios, but all linked in a colossal branching campaign with complete unit carry over!

In U.S. Corps ’42 you start with “Operation Torch” where brave but inexperienced American “rookies” land in the sands of North Africa and join their allies. They must take the lead on several actions against the French command in Morocco and Algeria and then head eastwards, where they will face the remnants of the Italo-German army in Tunisia in a total of 16 different scenarios.

The second expansion begins the year after. In U.S. Corps ‘43 the goal is to liberate Sicily and use it as base from where to land on mainland Italy. The Allies have to overcome the resistance of the german army and open the road to Rome during another new set of 16 scenarios.

In the third and final instalment of the mega campaign, U.S. Corps ’44 - ‘45, you’ll lead the largest amphibious invasion in history, and with it, the Battle of Normandy. The plan is to land on several beaches in northern France, then to push east towards Berlin and finally put an end to the war for a total of 18 original scenarios!


Also tonight, on May 26, 20.00 (CEST), we are going to give players a sneak peek of the game on our official Twitch channel!

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20 maj

Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps release date announced!

1942, war rages as Germany and its allies continue the colossal invasion of the Soviet Union, which seems to be on the brink of collapse. An increasingly isolated Great Britain is the last bastion of resistance in Europe, and the armies of the Axis seem unstoppable. But the USA have entered the fight! The Allied High Command debates the opening of a new front: it’s time to reverse the tide…

This is the news all Panzer Corps fans were waiting for, no doubt: Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps is going to be released on Thursday May 26!

Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps is composed of three different DLCs, each one with its unique theatre of operations and scenarios, but all linked in a colossal branching campaign with complete unit carry over!

Start with brave but inexperienced “rookies” in the sands of North Africa, then assault the shores of Italy and fight your way up the peninsula, and eventually land on Normandy and take part to the final push for Germany! Learn how to wisely employ your troops to save your veterans for the next battles!

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Recensioner

“A solid and loving overhaul of the classic Panzer General”
96% – Gamershall

“Hard to stop playing”
93% – GamerTell

“Panzer General is Back!”
80% – DigitallyDownloaded

Nytt DLC tillgängligt!



All-time classic Panzer Corps is coming back with three new expansions for a total of fifty new scenarios. Each one has its own unique theatre of operations and scenarios, but all linked in a colossal branching campaign with complete unit carry over!

This new mega pack covers the entire African and European campaigns of the United States!

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Classic gameplay. New experience.
Panzer Corps Wehrmacht is the award-winning turn-based strategy game that the press has called “…nothing short of brilliant” and “the spiritual successor to the Panzer General series”, with high rankings and praise around the world. Brought to fruition by a team of experts and a community of hundreds of fans, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht has evolved into the ultimate strategy classic that will find a home on any wargamer’s shelf!

Set in World War II, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht puts players in the general’s tent in charge of the Axis armies, across 26 scenarios in one large campaign tree, carrying core forces through the war. This core force can gain experience and upgrade to new weaponry as it becomes available. With over 800 unit types, divided into 20 unit classes there is a huge amount to explore. Make use of your unit’s strengths and your enemy’s weaknesses and seize victory.

Looking for a more ‘human’ challenge? Panzer Corps’ multiplayer is deservedly popular, with thousands of games running on the server at any given time. Find an opponent online quickly and easily throughout the world with Slitherine’s award-winning PBEM++ asynchronous multiplayer system. Play historical battles or balanced scenarios created specifically for multiplayer, where both sides have equal chances to win. Panzer Corps supports cross platform multiplayer, so you can even battle owners of the iPad version of the game!

Developed by Flashback Games and The Lordz Games Studio, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht replicates a classic wargame and upgrades it to 21st century standards for a new generation of wargamers.


Main Features
• 800 unit types, divided into 20 unit classes with 20 detailed parameters to identify unit’s abilities, 24 terrain types affecting gameplay in various ways. Panzer Corps will celebrate the glory days of strategy gaming with the aim of attracting new players to the genre;
• Campaign: all 26 scenarios are combined into a large campaign tree with several entry points at various stages of the war. Depending on the outcome of each battle (decisive victory, marginal victory or defeat), the player will be faced with different challenges and a progress along different parts of the campaign tree;
• More than 30 nations represented in the game: Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Great Britain, USA, USSR, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Albania, Romania, Greece and more.
• Core units that travel with you throughout the campaign gaining experience and that can be upgraded as new weapon technologies become available.


Additional content
For players who enjoy the game, there is a lot of quality content which will keep them busy for months.

The Grand Campaign consists of 10 campaigns that bolt together to create a staggering 150 scenario Grand Campaign which cover the entire war from 1939 to 1945 in great detail. You can play them all linked together or each as a standalone campaign.

The Afrika Korps expansion consists of 24 scenarios, new terrain and units and explores Rommel’s North Africa campaign.

Panzer Corps: Allied Corps is an expansion for Panzer Corps. Allied Corps includes more than 25 new scenarios, over 50 new regular and special elite units, and modified version of existing units to cover the entire war in detail from the Western Allies perspective.

And if this is not enough, Panzer Corps comes with a bunch of modding options and a powerful editor, and there are dozens of free user-made campaigns readily available for download from the Internet.

All Panzer Corps content is also available on iPad, so this strategy gem can be played everywhere!

Reviews
96% - GamersHall.de
Panzer Corps is a solid and loving overhaul of the classic Panzer General. Technical implementation and graphic design leave little room for any criticism.

93% - GamerTell.com
Easy to learn, simple interface, hard to stop playing once you start, you don't have to be a serious wargamer to appreciate.

9/10 - CPU Gamer
When it comes to being Panzer General, Panzer Corps beats the pants off the competition.

90% - Armchair General
Overall, PanzerCorps is one of the best “beer and pretzels” turn based wargame releases in years. The game is very polished and stable. It is fun to play.

90% - PelipPlaneeta.net
...nothing short of brilliant.

9/10 - RTSguru
This was seriously one of the best games that we have ever played. If you do not pick this up, you are missing out.

9/10 - Onet.pl
If one asked how would Panzer General be like if it was released today? The answer is simple - it would be Panzer Corps.

9/10 - EntDepot
Panzer Corps has me dreaming in hexagons nowadays.

A- - GameShark.com
Now that the official review is complete, if this were any other game it would go on the shelf next to other games that have been “finished” but I have every intention of firing it up again.ລ

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Minne: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 64Mb Video Card
    • Lagring: 500 MB ledigt utrymme
    • Ytterligare anmärkningar: If you use a newer OS than Windows XP, you will need at least 2 GB of RAM
    Rekommenderade:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Minne: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 128Mb or more
    • Lagring: 500 MB ledigt utrymme
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sjm8
( 1.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 30 juni
Got this on the summer sale, can't beat the price. I loved playing Panzer General and it seemed this was very similar.

Had some trouble getting the resolution to work right at first. Firgured out if I lowered my computers resolution to 1280x768 and the DPI to 100%, then restarted the computer it worked great and was much easier to see.

So far it seems just like Panzer General and all seems to be working correctly. Will play on easy until I remember the rules and am looking forward to playing more.
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Broseph Stalin
( 2.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 juni
its dun kinda hard at first but you will get used to it and will like it. also if you like the hearts of iron series you will like this.
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rifleman188
( 574.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 21 juni
As an Old tyme player that missed the original general series (Panzer I,II, II,Allied, Peoples, Pacific And Space) I was delighted to discover this was a remake of the original series with a modern tech bump. It is one of the most easy to play yet challenging turn based WWII stategy games I have found yet. The Interface is very easy the strategy not so easy on high difficulties. I'm another old guy who does not need to be dazzled with special effects or incredible graphics. PanzerCorp, like the original General Series takes me back to my Avlon Hill Board Game days. If you do not know what I mean by Avlon Hill Games you are either Rather Young or are not a serious gamer. Since I'm to old to be taken seriously by the RPG players anymore, turn based strategy and first person shooters takes the place of my television. So Kudos to PanzerCorps------------------------------ I Give this Series 6 stars out of 5 for all aspects and I have all of the campaigns and downloadable material thus far and probably 500 hours of game play. Where' s The Pacific Campaign ?? we want Pacific !!!!!!!!!!!!!! A thought for the designers how about a Korean War and an Israel/Arab Conflict series. Really want to go all out, how about a US Soviet Long Term Clash starting in 1945 up until....................

If you ever need a playtester feel free to call me
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Konag
( 29.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 21 juni
5/5 would play again. I still gotta close the pincers at Kursk
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Duncan
( 58.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 20 juni
Simple beer and pretzels game. I love looking over the unit awards and heroes. Building experience and forming your groups is great. Carrying over your group from one campaign to the next is great. Highly addictive game.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
SaltyFish
( 88.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 14 juni
This new series is as good as the old version and just as reliable. I love this game more than TA because I can relax and take my time. Now, having exhausted the base scenarios and options of the primary game program I am only waiting for the next big sale event to get all of the DLCs and whatever else remains but only if the discount is at least 50%. I can patiently wait for that day.
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pengland448
( 49.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 12 juni
I love this game, the only drawback is that when I downloaded it, I did not expect it to also download a 'bug'. Everytime I try to play, my Virus Detector detects this bug and cancels the game. Bad deal from STEAM.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
Paladonov
( 342.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 10 juni
A grand tactical, turned-based war game with roots in hex based board games from the good old days. The very simple mechanics provide a very tactical feel--the type of unit and the order in which they move and shoot is a core concept: the game rewards good combined arms tactics (as does real life)--that keeps the game moving without being bogged down in tactical details (other titles provide that fix). You also get a strategy game since you must decide on what battles to fight, and based on prestige gained in your battles, what equipment to buy or upgrade or overstrength, where to deploy to start and then plan a course of action. This provides a role playing aspect as you must decide on how to build your core and then grow your units in experience by earning awards via combat efficiency and potentially gaining a hero that then provides additional tactical benefits to the unit. It has another what if aspect when building the core: do I go armor heavy and win with tanks or dominate with air power disregarding that artillery is the king of battle or use recon or airborne or engineers or other options to explore or replay trying a completely different mix (seapower is used but not as part of your core with the capital ships all historically named--that is awesome). You can be rewarded with some Special Experience units that add to you core and provide extra assets that come in very handy when used properly.

The scale of the maps and the number of units always gives you room to manuever (some reviews disagree): it is another key concept. The base game requires you to move out and take your objectives (some have said that is a detractor--but good tactics can overcome this issue and you may need every turn to get that decisive victory). The DLCs allow some flexibility by providing an adjustment to ease the hurried feeling. The situations in the scenarios (maps) are always interesting and contain solid historical and actual geographic elements plus at times actual units or leaders for the particular battle. The DLC's add some very challenging tactical twists using very innovative objectives. The DLC's also provide some surprises both as tactical problems or a very special reinforcement to your core (some very powerful units with perhaps a potential flaw) and some rewards for good battlefield management via captured equipment (a very nice touch).

It is just fun and addicting: you ALWAYS want to play just one more turn and that will get you in serious trouble with the significant other! I played Panzer General (and some other titles in the 5 Star series) and this game has taken the original concept far beyond that great start. The DLCs push the limits even more. Bravo Zulu Matrix and Slitherine!
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
Just a Toaster
( 320.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 6 juni
Played a bit..... It's good.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
Sir_Garith
( 9.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 2 juni
This game is the definition of Strategy! The campaigns set you as a Nazi general, fighting your way through WWII.
The game provides multiple campaigns, multiple tutorial senarioes and 1 campaign. The tide of history is given in two ways, one way is the eventual defeat of Germany, or world domination, climaxing with the Invasion of the U.S.

Over 400 units, 4 campaigns, a senario screen, a custom map editor, and different difficulties,, this game will never grow old.

The game gives two types of troops, auxillaries, and your Core

The core are troops that you will take to every battle until destruction. The units can be upgraded during deployment or during battle with the use of prestige. Fuel, ammunition, and transportation also prove to be problems, along with weather and terrian.

100/100 Realistic and provens to be actually challenging
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30 av 31 personer (97%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
7 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
Rekommenderas
14.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 juni
I am an old guy who was excited when Panzer General came out. I have played Panzer Corps since it was released by Slitherine. I have enjoyed every aspect of the game. I am not one of those detail guys that weighs every apect of the nuances of the game. I am just some old dude that after working all day really enjoys invading and smashing all those foolish enough to deny him his destiny. I give the game good marks. It is totally worth the investment for the hours of game play. I think it is a buy.
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10 av 11 personer (91%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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342.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 juni
A grand tactical, turned-based war game with roots in hex based board games from the good old days. The very simple mechanics provide a very tactical feel--the type of unit and the order in which they move and shoot is a core concept: the game rewards good combined arms tactics (as does real life)--that keeps the game moving without being bogged down in tactical details (other titles provide that fix). You also get a strategy game since you must decide on what battles to fight, and based on prestige gained in your battles, what equipment to buy or upgrade or overstrength, where to deploy to start and then plan a course of action. This provides a role playing aspect as you must decide on how to build your core and then grow your units in experience by earning awards via combat efficiency and potentially gaining a hero that then provides additional tactical benefits to the unit. It has another what if aspect when building the core: do I go armor heavy and win with tanks or dominate with air power disregarding that artillery is the king of battle or use recon or airborne or engineers or other options to explore or replay trying a completely different mix (seapower is used but not as part of your core with the capital ships all historically named--that is awesome). You can be rewarded with some Special Experience units that add to you core and provide extra assets that come in very handy when used properly.

The scale of the maps and the number of units always gives you room to manuever (some reviews disagree): it is another key concept. The base game requires you to move out and take your objectives (some have said that is a detractor--but good tactics can overcome this issue and you may need every turn to get that decisive victory). The DLCs allow some flexibility by providing an adjustment to ease the hurried feeling. The situations in the scenarios (maps) are always interesting and contain solid historical and actual geographic elements plus at times actual units or leaders for the particular battle. The DLC's add some very challenging tactical twists using very innovative objectives. The DLC's also provide some surprises both as tactical problems or a very special reinforcement to your core (some very powerful units with perhaps a potential flaw) and some rewards for good battlefield management via captured equipment (a very nice touch).

It is just fun and addicting: you ALWAYS want to play just one more turn and that will get you in serious trouble with the significant other! I played Panzer General (and some other titles in the 5 Star series) and this game has taken the original concept far beyond that great start. The DLCs push the limits even more. Bravo Zulu Matrix and Slitherine!
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6 av 7 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
58.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 juni
Simple beer and pretzels game. I love looking over the unit awards and heroes. Building experience and forming your groups is great. Carrying over your group from one campaign to the next is great. Highly addictive game.
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6 av 7 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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574.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 juni
As an Old tyme player that missed the original general series (Panzer I,II, II,Allied, Peoples, Pacific And Space) I was delighted to discover this was a remake of the original series with a modern tech bump. It is one of the most easy to play yet challenging turn based WWII stategy games I have found yet. The Interface is very easy the strategy not so easy on high difficulties. I'm another old guy who does not need to be dazzled with special effects or incredible graphics. PanzerCorp, like the original General Series takes me back to my Avlon Hill Board Game days. If you do not know what I mean by Avlon Hill Games you are either Rather Young or are not a serious gamer. Since I'm to old to be taken seriously by the RPG players anymore, turn based strategy and first person shooters takes the place of my television. So Kudos to PanzerCorps------------------------------ I Give this Series 6 stars out of 5 for all aspects and I have all of the campaigns and downloadable material thus far and probably 500 hours of game play. Where' s The Pacific Campaign ?? we want Pacific !!!!!!!!!!!!!! A thought for the designers how about a Korean War and an Israel/Arab Conflict series. Really want to go all out, how about a US Soviet Long Term Clash starting in 1945 up until....................

If you ever need a playtester feel free to call me
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3 av 4 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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88.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 14 juni
This new series is as good as the old version and just as reliable. I love this game more than TA because I can relax and take my time. Now, having exhausted the base scenarios and options of the primary game program I am only waiting for the next big sale event to get all of the DLCs and whatever else remains but only if the discount is at least 50%. I can patiently wait for that day.
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2 av 3 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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9.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 juni
This game is the definition of Strategy! The campaigns set you as a Nazi general, fighting your way through WWII.
The game provides multiple campaigns, multiple tutorial senarioes and 1 campaign. The tide of history is given in two ways, one way is the eventual defeat of Germany, or world domination, climaxing with the Invasion of the U.S.

Over 400 units, 4 campaigns, a senario screen, a custom map editor, and different difficulties,, this game will never grow old.

The game gives two types of troops, auxillaries, and your Core

The core are troops that you will take to every battle until destruction. The units can be upgraded during deployment or during battle with the use of prestige. Fuel, ammunition, and transportation also prove to be problems, along with weather and terrian.

100/100 Realistic and provens to be actually challenging
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187 av 198 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
8 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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472.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 september, 2014
If you've played Panzer General before and you liked it, then that's all you need to know. This is basically a direct copy-update of the game.

What you REALLY want though, is the Grand Campaign. That alone is worth the full price twice over, it's literally what it says on the tin. A grand campaign from 39-45 and it is much better paced than the stand alone game. It's also very good at representing what went on in the war and provides a nice learning curve. You'll stomp through Poland with ease, bounce up through Norway, smash the French as if they weren't there (after some minor resistance from the Belgians) and you'll feel epic as a General after having all those conquests. More so when you raid the Balkans.

Then you go off against Russia, and it's easy, you smash them, underequipped, out of supply, un prepared. And you're laughing, over your German beer and with your fraulein sitting in your lap, you're one of the best army generals in the Nazi Regime.

Then reality hits. The Russians mobilise, they get their airforce at you, their tanks roll towards you and the legions and legions of infantry just won't stop. Your puny Panzers' shells can't even stand up to their tanks, your anti-tanks get steamrolled, and its here, right on the battlefield in mother Russia that you'll find out whether your skills as a General are up to scratch. By the end of it, Poland and France will seem like a distant memory.

Reckon you're up to the challenge? Prove it! This game will push you to the limit.
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237 av 277 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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21.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 december, 2015
This is one of those games I wish I could give a neutral rating to but since I can't, I'm giving it a thumbs down. This game has great ratings, so you can read many other reviews on why PC is a good game. It does many things right - a neat branching scenario structure, solid foundation and some good voice overs to introduce the scenarios. For me, thats not enough and thus I'm going to explain why I don't think it's good enough to get a thumbs up.

Simply put, PC is a remake of the old Panzer General games. And after playing this for 20 hours and playing those, I still think they're better games for one main reason: the Panzer Corps scenarios are usually very flawed.

Panzer Corps makes the mistake of having too many units on too small of a map. There is little to no room for manuever. Thus the game is more puzzle-based than it is tactical. It's just a matter of figuring out that at "x" chokepoint I need 3 infantry, 1 arty and a tank to bust through. Once I know that, it's a matter of going to the next chokepoint. The time frames are always very tight, which rewards perfect unit usage and not necessarily good tactics. Seriously, whether you win or lose in any given map is often decided by your first half dozen combat results - if they're very favorable you're golden. If not, you're probably totally screwed.

There are two types of battles - you're on the offense and you're on the defense. If you're on the offense, the AI is going to just sit back and let you come to them. There's no ebb and flow here - it's all a matter of finding the "right" way to knock down yet another brick wall. After playing a number of these scenarios, I felt like the Allies trying to fight through the German hedgerows - frustratingly slow, brute-force combat tactics because you can't manuever. It gets old, fast.

If you're on defense, you can expect overwhelming odds since the AI isn't as effective as a human. So those scenarios are gamed up to present a challenge in numbers since the AI can't do it otherwise. They were, in a nutshell, disappointing.

There are other issues as well. I find the map to be muddled and not attractive. It's a wargame, I know, and it doesn't need to be beautiful. But I'd personally rather have counters than the muddled color scheme presented here. The branching campaign is pretty neat but has some real issues - for instance, if do well enough as Germany and you're going to presented with an almost unwinable scenario in the USA. Do slightly worse and delay the US invasion by two years and you'll have a far more winnable scenario. That's just bad design. Sea power has almost no part in the game as well, so it's all ground and air combat. Combined arms need not apply in most scenarios.

But it all goes back to scenario design - too many units, too small maps, no manuever and thus no imagination. I found them constricting. So why would I advocate paying for Panzer Corps (and don't get me started on the absurd DLC prices) when the old Panzer General II does it better? I can't. I'd rather play PG than PC and therefore PC gets the thumbs down. For those who are interested in the genre, I recommend Order of Battle: Pacific. It's a very similar game with larger maps, more fluid combat, combined arms and the maps aren't as muddled. To me it's a far superior game and easily worth the price difference.
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1,028.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 augusti, 2014
Overall: 9/10

Some 700 (seven hundred, holy.....!) hours later, and after over 220 scenarios I believe I am entitled to write a review of Panzer Corps, Panzer General's successor.

When I played the original Panzer General, back in '94, I remember the ashtrays quickly filling up as I kept on playing with a friend (swapping chairs when it was the other's turn). It was the first time I enjoyed a wargame on a computer, while my first grognard experience happened some ten years before when I was "inducted" through Avalon Hill's Third Reich boardgame. So, yes, I like my wargames.

Since this is a videoGAME review, I will try and wear the gamer's hat, rather than the hardcore grognard's helmet.

This review is based on a playthrough of the Grand Campaign, Afrika Corps and Allied Corps, so all the "DLCs", the full enchilada.

Pros:
- While the replayability is quite low, if it takes 650 hours to play through: even at full price, the cost opportunity is pretty good like 10 cents an hour.
- Each scenario is different and there's never a dull moment.
- The game is easy to learn and quite hard to master.
- The number of units (and the very different way to employ each and every one of them) as well as the historical research to build the scenarios is quite impressive.
- The game is virtually bug free. This should be a given, but it's worth mentioning considering the amount of junk that is unleashed on customers these days (Football Manager 2014, Rome Total War 2, and so forth).
- It runs smoothly on pretty much every rig / OS / graphic card.
- Far from being flashy, the graphics do their job.
- The addition of heros makes the experience more personal.
- The heavily scripted AI does its job at keeping you challenged.

Cons:
- Increasing difficulty beyond General level, rather than giving you more challenges, just increases the number of enemies / or their equipment quality (to very ahistorical levels).
- The basic game feels like a demo compared to the Grand Campaign. definitely get all the DLCs.
- The hero traits are too random (ok, this is the grognard talking, but, seriously, Artillery units with "spotting" traits and Air units with "movement" benefits are really useless / non-sensical).

So, whether you are a gamer with a casual interest in World War 2 tactics or a tough wargamer who looks for something more relaxing, this game is damn near perfect.
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A Panzer Corps Review

As a wargamer and a WW2 enthusiast I might not be that objective when I'm saying that this game's pretty damn good! At the same time however, the hours spent (not only on this but other wargames as well) trying to beat the campaign on Field Marshal, testing my skills with people on multiplayer, exploring the game on many levels, do grant me a well thought out opinion of this game, I hope :P

On with a brief presentation of the game!
Panzer Corps Wehrmacht (PC) is a light, turn based (Igo-Ugo) strategy game and a reimplementation of the old school Panzer General (PG). If you liked PG you'll almost definitely enjoy PC and the opposite of course. The idea is simple. You start the second world war commanding part of the German army, starting from the invasion of Poland and decide its fate with possibilities ranging, depending on your performance, from its historical demise to a *minor spoiler* glorious blitzkrieg through the entire US.

The fun of the game derives through its tactical simplicity though it leaves a lot of room for depth—for those willing to look for it.
All you have to do is move and fire your units in any order you desire. Simple enough, huh?
Sure, but in order to master the game, you have to grasp many subtle mechanisms. Panzer Corps features: a variety of terrain with unique characteristics, unit suppression, an interesting initiative system, unit retreat/surrender, a weather system, supply (albeit in an unrealistic form due to the lack of supply lines), entrenchment, zone of control, strategic redeployment and many more interesting elements.

Furthermore the game comes with many units that, besides chrome, offer many tactical opportunities. Will you plow the battlefield with slow moving King Tigers or blitz with Panther tanks? Will you dominate the skies with a combined fighters/dive bombers force or follow a fighter-bomber doctrine? Due to the many different unit types offered, the efficiency of combined arms really shines.

Another aspect of Panzer Corps is its subtle yet engaging strategic element.
You are given command of a core force that you control through the entire game, in contrast to a couple of secondary/temporary units that are provided for a single scenario. This core force can be expanded by buying/upgrading units between or during the scenarios but, friendly note, don't try to figure the scale; units may represent divisions, corps, or even armies, depending on the scope of the scenario. In addition, every unit gains experience through combat and the dilemma of how to replace loses, through regular (inexperienced and cheap) or elite (battle-hardened and expensive) replacements, arises. This of course means I have to explain prestige as well...

Prestige (the game currency) depends on your performance on the scenario. That is the capture of objectives (primary/secondary) and the battle outcome (normal/decisive victory or defeat). A decisive victory may have to come many times through attrition which may cost in the long-run. Even more choices!

However not everything's great...
To begin with, the A.I. is relatively uninspired. It doesn't act terribly ahistorically or plain silly (besides two rare situations) but the difficulty of most scenarios comes through the numerical advantage of the enemy. Then we have the repetitive objectives, at least in Wehrmacht, "Capture all cities in X turns". A few people nag about the lack of replay value as well but I beg to differ. Besides the branching campaign and the multiplayer scenarios (can be played both online and hotseat) there are a lot mods at your disposal for free!

Another thing that bugged me is the fact that, although there is an option of a detailed battle sheet both before and after each combat, the game lacks detail both in the tutorial and the manual. This leaves those eager to dig deeper no option other than to go through many forum posts. For example artillery has a rate of fire stat that isn't mentioned anywhere in the game! Every basic piece of information is covered however and the interface, in most cases, is intuitive and elegant.

Finally, the realism issue arises. Due to its abstract nature this game is far from a simulation at a strategic level. The lack of many important details make it unrealistic at a tactical level as well. At its heart however every decision the player makes is realistic, in a sense that the same dilemmas arose to WW2 generals as well. Somehow, through the careful deduction from realism, this game manages to remain true, as much as a light wargame can, to the nature of the war.

All in all, Panzer Corps is a strategy game I would recommend to everyone; both the uninitiated who wants to discover the joys of wargaming and the grognard who wishes for a less complex game.

Rating: 9/10
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