Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, the historically accurate and detailed real-time tactical war game, welcomes military history fans to the battle which gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war. The new project in the award-winning Theatre of War series depicts the initial (defensive) stage of the Kursk battle.
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Release Date: Mar 9, 2010
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Includes 6 items: Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 2: Centauro, Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen, Theatre of War 3: Korea

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Includes 16 items: Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Men of War™, Men of War: Red Tide, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 2: Centauro, Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen, Men of War: Assault Squad, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Alpha, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Bravo, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Charlie, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack 2, Men of War: Condemned Heroes, Faces of War

 

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About This Game

Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, the historically accurate and detailed real-time tactical war game, welcomes military history fans to the battle which gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war.
The new project in the award-winning Theatre of War series depicts the initial (defensive) stage of the Kursk battle.

Assuming the role of either the Russian or German battle group commander, acting under direct orders of division commanders Ivan Chistyakov or Valter Hoernlein,
players will control their troops in historical scenarios on precisely reconstructed authentic battlefields.

Five days of July

In Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, you control the units of the battle group belonging to German division Grossdeutschland or the forces of the Soviet 67th Guards Rifle Division and 3rd Mechanized Corps,
which participated in the defensive stage of the Kursk battle at the south face of the Kursk salient. There are two campaigns – German and Soviet:
  • Fiery Salient (forces of the Soviet 6th Guards and 1st Tank Army, July 5-10, 1943)
  • Operation Citadel (German division Grossdeutschland Kampfgruppe, July 5-10, 1943)
Each campaign consists of up to 9 engagements and puts you in charge of a typical military unit from that period. Each soldier and officer is a unique personality with characteristics and skills which can change during the campaign.
Careful planning and troops selection is recommended before each engagement.

Key features:
  • Take control over the mighty Soviet or German battle group in one of the battles which changed the history of the world
  • Simulation-level visibility, ballistics and armor penetration systems. All vital vehicle systems and crew members are individually modeled
  • Two historical campaigns (up to 18 missions total) and an unlimited number of customizable engagements waiting to be created with a few mouse clicks using the built-in Mission Generator
  • Sophisticated AI for both enemy and your own units
  • Over 60 Soviet, German and lend-leased US and British player-controllable units (not counting various infantry squads)
  • Unsurpassed management of battle personnel. You can choose, assign, promote and award up to several thousand people with various characteristics. You can even rename units for easier recognition in the heat of battle
  • Team multiplayer for up to 8 players (control of key points or assault/defense) with reinforcements, artillery barrages and air strikes
  • Tools for creating your own missions and maps (built-in Mission Generator, wizard-like Simple Editor, full-blown Mission Editor and 3D Map Editor).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon64 X2 (2,4GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6600 or AMD Radeon X1900 with 256MB RAM or better
    • Audio Card: DirectX 9-compatible
    • HDD: 3.5GB free hard disk space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X550
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Video Card: nVidia GF 8800 or AMD Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB RAM or better
    • Audio Card: DirectX 9-compatible
    • HDD: 3.5GB free hard disk space
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Great game!....Released in 2010 and still better than most CM today. A must to experience for people loving than genre!....It is realistic and historically accurate, what is there to dislike?....
Posted: July 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Way to complicated to control. You are encharge of an entire Task Force and you have to manage them down to the individual.
Posted: July 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
This game doesn't ♥♥♥♥ing work, where is my money.
Posted: September 15
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
great game for us RTS gamers.
Posted: September 5
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Volle Deckung, Sprung auf - M♥♥♥♥♥ m♥♥♥♥♥!!
Posted: June 30
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
I reward this masterfully crafted piece of art, this top AAA-act, with the privileged "Seal of Ultimate Approval" - no doubts, no regrets!

Rating: 9,1/10
Posted: March 21
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