Set during the early events of World War 2, Fall Weiss is a new successor to the Panzer General
User reviews: Mixed (36 reviews)
Release Date: May 30, 2014
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"Very slow paced game, be aware. No tutorial, but very similar to the panzer general series. Turns can take up to 30 minutes of waiting. Try for a sale."

About This Game

Fall Weiss is all about:

  • Strategy
  • Turns
  • Hexes
  • Counters
  • Panzers
  • Commies, Nazis, Poles



For the first time player has a possibility to recreate the events of the first campaign of World War 2. What is more important - the course of history can be changed, and the Germans and Soviets can be defeated. It's all up to you.


Three sides of conflict:
Third Reich - a regime looking for more and more Lebensraum, willing to roll over everything with Panzers and to bomb all that is left with Stukas.
Soviet Union - a regime, killing people for the Great Socialism. In 1920 the Polish Army stopped them, but this time Soviets are better prepared.
Poland - a regime, trying to survive between two of the greatest powers of Europe. They say the most handsome and brave cavalryman are in the Polish Army.


Facts:
Scale adapted for the size of the conflict
Detailed historical units
Huge modding possibilities
Replayability factor with a lot "what if" options
Difficulty level customizable for each country
History within a hand's reach
Only computer adaptation of the campaign
Runs well on every hardware




Main Features

  • Realistic presentation of the campaign's events,
  • Supply Depots which are crucial to execute successful offensives,
  • HQ units and Chain of Command boosting the efficiency of units,
  • Historical types of units, like Ulhans, Panzers, Stukas, etc.,
  • Major rivers which can really slow down the offensive,
  • Over 700 of historical units, with a unique photos,
  • 20000 hexes map of Poland and surroundings.


When there are no guns, no tanks, no hope, honor is the only thing that's left

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8 Dual Core
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
First, I would just like to say, A turn-based, World War 2 strategy game, where you can recreate specific engagements from The second world war sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, Fall Weiss, has a problem, a very big problem. It loves to crash on loadup. Checked the forums and apparently a lot of people have the same problem. Now, I get that some games have bugs. I love Fallout 3 and New Vegas and they are both bugged to hell. Fall Weiss, isn't a name brand the way fallout is, so we expect it to have less issues, especially when it comes to actually loading the game. Wastelands Interactive, who put out the title, apparently hasn't bothered to submit a hotfix to resolve this issue. After almost an hour of trying tinkering and changing settings, sifting through forums, I decided this game just isn't worth the hassle. So, for the first time ever, It gets a thumbs down, simply for being a bugged out game that doesn't want to load.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I am not often the person to NOT recommend games, but this game I can NOT recommend because the AI turns are too long, no tutorial, the fact you're just thrown directly into the game without knowing anything about the game at all just entirely ruins the gaming mood for me. I just think that if this game is to actually MAKE it as a good game, it needs serious improvements in a lot of area's. That's basically the whole story on why I can NOT recommend this game. Good day, thank you for reading & God Bless you folks.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
0.7 Hours spent trying to get the game to work. Try and use compatability settings in Win8.1 results in a steam API error. Try running in windowed mode and it doesn't load the game at all, just hangs on the splash screen. Run in full screen and when you start a game it CTD when the load bar fills up.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
POS game won't start!
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69 of 82 people (84%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
Fall Weiss covers the German invasion of Poland. Starting September 1 1939 the game allows players to control the Germans, Polish or the Russian forces. Players have 122 turns (each representing one day) to either conquer Poland or hold against the invaders. Each of the three factions has its own victory conditions:
German: Defeat Poland and Peace with/or defeat Russia
Poland: Hold against the Germans
Russia Defeat of Poland and Peace with Russia

(NOTE the following has been fixed by the developers and custom games are now working)
There also appears to be the option of playing a custom game. Which gives the player the ability to decide which of the 10 countries they control and to set difficulty levels for each. NOTE I have not gotten this option to work, getting a scenario is not compatible error. But it makes no real difference since most of the other countries play little role in the game

While I like the game it is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. The biggest concern is lack of manual or tutorial; (NOTE THERE IS A MANUAL IN THE GAMES INSTALL FOLDER) why the developers did not include even a short description of some of the mechanics for the game is beyond me. Luckily for those who (like myself) have played other Wasteland games the basics are easy to get. of course I still have no idea the effects of HQs and supply depots

Game play
The game takes place on a huge (141 x 133) hex map. Players are also greeted with a large number of units; one example can be seen in the German army starting with 178 infantry regiments. With such a huge map and so many units it is a bit over whelming. And this is where I think the game is turning a lot of people off.

I personally like the game but it clearly is not for everyone. You go into this game with the knowledge that you got to have a plan. Now that can be said for any game of this type but Fall Weiss takes it to a whole new level. A good part of the game is about encircling your enemies and to do this you got to know what troops you are planning to head in each direction. Without the ability to buy new units (only re-enforce losses from starting units) planning becomes all that more important.

You got to plan your breakthroughs, decide which units will go through the gaps and where they will hook up with others units (from other gaps) to encircle and cut off the enemy supplies. I am not going to lie and say it is all fun and easy but it can be rewarding to see your plans come together

CONS
No tutorial or manual
UPDATE: ANother player pointed out there is a manual in the games folding. It gives a little information on the use of HQs and suooly

If you play as Russia you spend the first 17 turns watching the Germans and the Polish fight while you wait to be allowed to cross the border

Pros
get to play all three sides. Of course there is probably little possibility of the Poles winning
developer talking about mod support

Is it worth it
That depends, if you do not want to try your luck at planning the battles of an entire theater of operations I say walk away now. I believe the German campaign will take around 6 hours, let's assume the Poles and Russians take four hours each; that is 14 hours of game play. Not mentioning the changing some settings like French attacking in the west. In the terms of game play time it is worth the $20 dollars

For those who may already own Panzer Corps and its DLC, feel this games a little too deep or looking for a bit more, I would suggest waiting till it goes on sale.
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