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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.
Release Date: Jul 10, 2011
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Includes 13 items: Panzer Corps, Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign '39, Panzer Corps: Afrika Korps, Panzer Corps: Allied Corps, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '40, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '41, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '42, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '42-'43, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '43, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '44 East, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '44 West, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '45 East, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '45 West

Buy Panzer Corps: Complete Grand Campaign 1939-1945

Includes 10 items: Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign '39, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '40, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '41, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '42, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '42-'43, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '43, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '44 East, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '44 West, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '45 East, Panzer Corps Grand Campaign '45 West

Reviews

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

“Hard to stop playing”
93% – GamerTell

“Panzer General is Back!”
80% – DigitallyDownloaded

About the Game

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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64Mb Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: If you use a newer OS than Windows XP, you will need at least 2 GB of RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128Mb or more
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
100 of 132 people (76%) found this review helpful
65 products in account
5 reviews
101.7 hrs on record
Don't let Steam fool you, it may say I only have a few dozen hours played, but this game has given me hundreds if not thousands of hours of entertainment. I was a huge fan of the old Panzer General that I would play on my PlayStation 1, and this game is everything that game was, but updated and massively improved in so many ways. The content is better, there is much more of it, and there is even multiplayer and modded content that can further extend replayability.

If you are a fan of turn based strategy and light wargaming, this game and the Grand Campaign DLC of Panzer Corps is something YOU NEED TO BUY! I LUV THIS GAME!
Posted: March 12th, 2014
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91 of 124 people (73%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
17.8 hrs on record
Panzer Corps is a modern version of Panzer General, and I have to say that it's been improved in every way. Although it's new to Steam it was originally released back in 2011 and I've been playing it for over two years, so don't let my Steam game time fool you.

GAME MECHANICS

One of the best things about this game is that it uses what I think of as "chess-like" or "rock/paper/stone" mechanics. While there are many hundreds of different units in the game, they're all grouped into specific types (infantry/tank/recon etc.). There are 9 different types of land and air units, each of which has distinct characteristics (just as different chess pieces move differently). Using those characteristics to their best advantage is key to success in the game, especially in combination with other units.

For example, infantry are best for attacking a city, but the city may be defended by an artillery unit behind it which gets a free attack against the infantry. So you could send a tank around the city to take out the artillery, but it's protected by an anti-tank gun. So then you send a tactical bomber in to bomb the artillery, but guess what, it's protected by an anti-aircraft gun! A successful assault against a city therefore, can often be a "chess-like" puzzle to solve. It's not just the strength of the units that counts, but the type of unit. Combined arms warfare is a must.

GRAPHICS

Although it still uses the classic 2D interface, the unit models are now displayed with a semi-3D look rather than side-on as in the original. They're higher res and detailed enough to make the many different unit types easily recognisable. The map graphics are still pretty basic compared to modern games but are a lot more detailed and pleasing to the eye than the very plain original. There are now two levels of zoom as well as the strategic map.

SCALE

The game is operational in scale, rather than tactical (individual battles) or strategic (whole war), and the actual scale is variable depending on what's being represented. So a scenario may cover the invasion of the whole of Norway, or just the island of Malta. In spite of the big difference, it works well. Tanks and infantry have to be adjacent to attack, while artillery can typically fire 2 to 3 hexes. Planes have a large movement area and need to be refuelled so can't stay in the air indefinitely.

SCENARIOS

The 26 scenarios cover the main battles throughout the course of World War Two in Europe. They can be played standalone as either side or as a complete campaign from the German perspective, allowing your core force to gain experience and upgrade throughout the war.

The scenarios themselves cover mostly the same battles as in the original Panzer General but they've been redesigned, often at a different scale, so the maps are not identical.

UNITS

There are many more unit types available in this version, including some very rare units not often seen in WWII games, giving considerably more tactical diversity. The AI has also been improved. New terrain types have been added, for example railways, which allow quick transportation between cities once you control them, which adds an interesting extra dimension to the transportation possibilities.

COMBAT CHANGES

The combat mechanics are basically the same as the original, but have been tweaked to be more user-friendly. For example, whereas a unit had to both move and fire before selecting another unit, now movement and firing can be done at different times during the turn. For example, previously if you moved a unit then selected another unit before firing the first one, it would lose the ability to fire. Now it doesn't, so you can move unit 1, then move unit 2, then attack with unit 1. This gives you a lot more flexibility in how you organise your combined attacks.

Also, artillery can now be fired after moving. Perhaps not so realistic, but a lot easier to manage. Previously, when advancing, the artillery was always playing catch-up and often took a long time to get into position before you could actually use it. Now, you can move a melee unit forward, advance an artillery unit into the hex it just vacated, fire with the artillery, then attack with the melee unit once the defenders have been suppressed. Much more convenient! Additionally, many artillery units now have a longer range, 3 hexes instead of 2, making it even more useful.

CONCLUSIONS

As a long time wargamer (starting with Panzer Blitz in 1979), I'd have to say that this is possibly the best ALL-ROUND wargame I've ever played. It's a lot more polished and bug free than most other turn based wargames, it has enough depth and strategy to satisfy experienced wargamers, yet it's still accessible enough for newbies to the genre to enjoy, which is quite a brilliant balancing act.

It's definitely not a grognard's game, it doesn't contain complex spreadsheets and have hundreds of units to move every turn, but that's a good thing IMO. I've played overly complex strategy games in the past and quite frankly, the depth of detail can become tedious and take much of the fun out of the game. This game has relatively small numbers of units in each scenario and is quick to play. It has a very high fun factor that more serious games lack, whilst still containing plenty of strategic depth and a lot of detail and accuracy for the history buffs.

CIV V SIMILARITY

It's been admitted by Firaxis that the new combat system in Civilization V was partly based on Panzer General. Therefore all those Civ 5 fans who enjoy the new 1 unit per hex combat system would probably find this game very appealing, since there are a lot of similarities there. The big difference is that Firaxis over-simplified the combat system, whereas in Panzer Corps it's more detailed and realistic (and thus more enjoyable if you're purely in the mood for combat rather than developing an entire civilisation).

VERDICT

I highly recommended this game for all turn based strategy fans, especially those interested in historical recreations of actual battles in World War II.
Posted: March 12th, 2014
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NB : Comments from playing with the original Slitherine version.

Taking into account all expansions, I played over 300 PzC scenarios. And it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
This is first and foremost a “game” rather than a “simulation”, yet the game has plenty of historical chrome and details. It is really easy to get into the game even if you are not familiar with WW2 tactics. However there is plenty of room to showcase your skills whether tactical or for managing your corps. For those reasons I'm glad to see this game coming to Steam and a wider audience.

Pros:
- Simple 2D game engine with neat gfx and convincing sound fx, that efficiently support gameplay. Multitask easily, no crash in 300 games!
- Easy controls and clean UI, short loading times.
- The game was already good on release in 2011, but the developers made a number of improvements and refinements which make it even better today. Plus Steam achievements.
- The strongest game asset is probably the campaign game, where you develop your Corps scenario after scenario, your units gaining experience and heroes, you can also upgrade units with new equipments as the war progresses. Building you very own Corps, not only adds a layer of meta strategy over the individual scenarios, but it also awake the RPG fan in you.
- Plenty of scenarios with the DLCs.
- Over 800 unit types database, and easily modable, which is great for scenarios designers.

Cons:
- I wished the AI was better not necessarily in sheer strength but in adapting its behaviors to the various situations. It is not a problem when you discover the game, but with practice you'll note that the AI repeatedly uses the same pattern, and it is not so good at using combined arms.
- Basically scenarios outcome are: defeat, minor victory, major victory. I would have liked either finer grained, or better calibrated, victory conditions. As it is, it is too easy too achieve a major victory on most scenarios.
- Same for the difficulty levels. With 5 difficulty levels there should be something for everyone, however even the hardest level is relatively easy for experienced players. Nevertheless with the latest releases, there is now an “advanced settings” panel which allows to increase the difficulty to suit your skills.
- The scenarios of the original game are OK, but those of the DLCs are better, in particular the scale of the battles depicted works better with the game mechanisms.

Overall I rate the game 85/100. I think it could easily appeals to strategy fans even if they are new to WW2 gaming, or to the grognards looking for a lighter yet very thematic recreation.
Recommended.

PS: note that the base Panzer Corps game at 19,99€ is a fully featured self contained game, the numerous DLCs only add more campaigns. It is not like , say Civ V, where DLCs add significant game play elements you wouldn't want to play the game without.

I think it would take over 100hours to complete all camapigns and scenarios of the base game once. And you'll probably want to play them several time to try new strategy. Plus many free quality mods already available.

Cheap maybe not, but very good value for money.
Posted: March 12th, 2014
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
64.4 hrs on record
Panzer Corps is Panzer General for the 2010s. Gameplay is the same with updated graphics, interesting maps, new objectives, smooth interface and nothing stupid added. They've stayed true to the formula. Fantastic Game.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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1 review
8.9 hrs on record
Excelent game. A perfect revive of the good old 1994 Panzer General I. SSI game.
For every body who's playing TBS - this is the game.
Posted: July 14th, 2014
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