Take command of the German army through some of the most famous battles of the war, leading the mighty Wehrmacht on towards Moscow. The variety of maps and battle situations is what makes Frontline so different and engaging: players are confronted with blitzkriegs, trench wars and dog fights, but also unusual situation such as missions...
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Release Date: Aug 8, 2014
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"A very accessible tactical wargame set in World War II"

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“If you're looking for a cheap, fun tactical combat game that's simple to grasp and satisfying to master, Frontline : Road to Moscow comes highly recommended.”
08/10 – Strategy Informer

About This Game

Players command the German army through some of the most famous battles of the war, leading the mighty Wehrmacht on towards Moscow.

The variety of maps and battle situations is what makes Frontline so different and engaging: players are confronted with blitzkriegs, trench wars and dog fights, but also unusual situation such as missions to capture an armoured convoy, recover important documents, capturing strategic positions and destroy fortifications.

Units will upgrade throughout the game, based on combat success and experience. This will prove to be an extremely powerful tool to progress in the game providing the players with a personalized army depending on their style of play.

30 battle scenarios: all inspired by historical missions which took place between the summer of 1941 to late 1944

  • Land, naval and aerial combat: all units have strengths and weaknesses encouraging different uses, adding an extra strategic layer to the game. There are over 100 of them!
  • Unlock and upgrade: units will develop unique abilities based on the style of play. New units become available when progressing through the campaign>
  • Maps are created to reflect the real terrain and their dramatic impact on gameplay

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256Mb Vga Card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This is a rather bland game, it's a botched mobile port, but even for mobile there are better free Panzer General type of turn based wargame (Open Panzer for example on Android).

This is a very light take on the wargame genre, basic mechanisms are ok but attention to details is very poor. I actually had the feeling It was in beta condition, they are so many glitches and bugs the game doesn't appear to have been seriously tested.

I played through the whole game on the harder difficuty setting. There is some substance as a strategy game, however it bears only very little resemblance to proper WW2 combat. Mostly because units values poorly reflect the historical units. I found that the best overal strategy was to spawn as many as possible cheap units like basic infantry and AT rifles squad, supported by some artylley. AT rifles are ridiculously overpowered.

- Some units values feel seriously wrong.
- Panzergrenadier icon are in camo dress and equipped with Panzerfaust, while the battle is in 1941 !
- UI is typical mobile stuff no effort to improve for PC, no keyboard shortcut, very basic menus
- The detection zones for mouse clicks doesn't match with the menu buttons gfx
- Mouse click are somewhat unresponsive
- tooltips are sometimes displayed partly of the screen (poor programming)
- If you capture an objective hex and UNDO your move the hex is still captured (poor programming again)
- occasional bugs and freeze (did I say poor programming)
- On some missions you can complete all objectives because some hexs are unattainable, the hexs are properly depicted on the map, but you can click on those hexs as much as you want nothing wil happens.
- All units have anti Infantry, anti Tank and anti Artillery values. However on the purchase screen all units are listed with an anti artillery value of zero. Then if you later inspect units values on the battle map, you will have the prope value. This is just another careless bug.

The gfx looks good when you look at still images, but animations are not so good, for example the infantry figures hold their rifle pointing toward the sky, and when they fire the anim just fire upward in the sky instead of pointing toward the ground target.

This is just a qucik attempt to make money.
There are much better option for PC game. Just play Panzer Corps, which is superior in every way.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Have won every battle with decisive Victories, Have inflicted 100:1 losses on the Russians, Have 135,000 prestigue points enough to field 100 units of 10 Jadgpanthers or 100,000 Jadgpanthers an unstoppable wall of German steel. Ends game with defeat of Germany on the Eastern Front.
10/10 would lose war again

While initial impressions for this casual wargame were positive, including what was a strong advance war vibe. The game dosnt stand up well in the later half. The start of the game it is pretty neat, small maps, balanced forces and enjoyable tactical fun. There are a few interesting new mechanics, fatigue, flanking and supression. Each units have special abilities like entrenchments, ambush and barrage which have added interesting and fresh ideas to the genre.

Later on you realise that, the reinforcement mechanics are broken, Artillary is extremely power, the AI is very very limited and frankly can be outplayed, You realise this once you start facing massively overstrength Soviet forces, Often these units will be 3 times the strength of your units with the increased stats to match. This is to add challange to the brain dead A.I which is pretty much a push over and provides no challange. By comparison the AI in advanced war would punish your mistakes and act in an intelligent manner.

I found myself sending in cheapest units in first as cannon fodder to draw out the AI units fire. Reinforce them with cheap manpower to keep them allive, while keeping a massive wall of artillary and AT guns safe to the rear. Then it is simply a case of bringing down massive firepower onto soviet units one at a time. While the poor AI and massive soviet straight units could be deemed with some historical accurracy it really smacks of lazy programing. I found the later halfs rather boring and tedious working small german forces through what seems like endless horde of enemy units. All the enemy forces just stand around in defensive lines awaiting to be obliterated. They seem paralyised by inaction as just a few hexes away a lone unit of T34-85s charges into my formation of Infantry, King Tigers and Jadpanthers. Then theres also no balancing of resupply, a whole army of infantry is cheaper then resupplying your king tigers with munitions and fuel. So I use them to wear down the AI while holding fire with the Big Cats because it cost too much to open fire.

Having said all of that, I got the the game with a humble bundle for mearly $1 (along with a few other wargames you could say I paid 25c for this game). You should at least get a few hours of casual wargaming fun. I wont not recommend paying its asking price of $10, game is worth a look at $2 if you are a fan of turn casual based tactical games.

6/10
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
A very fun and easy to learn strategy game. I highly recommend this game for new and moderately experienced strategy gamers. For those of you looking for an easy but very exciting and fun to watch look into the strategy genre take a look at this game. Also excellent if you are a fan of the Eastern Front!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_P7-G23CnQ
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Ripper of a casual WWII-themed strategy title. I have payed "Panzer General (I&II)", "Pacific General" and "People's General". Currently I own, and play "Panzer Corps", "Unity of Command", "Battle Academy" and "Panzer Tactics HD" ("Panzer Corps"/" Unity of Command" Ultra, Ultra Lite, if you like).
If you are like me, these days into my fifties I am without without the passion (or time) for spening hours upon hours playing games as I did in my younger years (and I played all the seminbal titles on release), then you might want something casual, quickly resolved yet offering a challenge.
It is taken that you at least have he basic understanding of how these games work, and how units are used to counter other units as there is no ttorial. There are helpful tootips offered throughout, but really the onjectives are obvious (the otional/secondary not - I just happen to fluke getting them). The way to capture them is obvious, if a gronard of strategy titles, or even with a mere understanding of Panzer General's workings. The gameplay is light and fun and you do get the sense of acconplishment after completing a battle. The animations are cool too, and better than "Panzer Corps", which are aging badly.
Without the complexity of "Unity of Command" or the madly open maps of "Panzer General" this is a top little title for when you need a strategy fix but do not have the time to get bogged down in details and large scale planning/maneuvering.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
I've only played a little bit of this, but I don't think I'll be playing much more.
The game is so simple, it comes across as a somewhat subpar panzer general clone.

The interface is also poor, it doesn't clearly indicate terrain status such as movement cost/ability and what tiles will give you cover.

I'm really not a fan of the way it stylisticly depicts infantry as torsos either.
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