Cauldrons of War Stalingrad is the turn-based strategic wargame you will launch whenever you want your WW2 shot but don't have time for a monster strategy game.From May 1942 to November 1942 play the USSR or the Axis forces in some of the largest and bloodiest operations in history.
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Very Positive (98) - 87% of the 98 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 10, 2021

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“This game took my breath away. I was expecting an extremely basic, boring WW2 simulator. What I got was an operational level wargame that gets down to the gnitty gritty of battle, even down to security operations. I can't wait to play more!”
Agrippa Maxentius

“CoW – Stalingrad explains why the German war machine ground to a halt on the banks of the Volga, every bit as eloquently as titles that cost five times as much and take thirty times as long to play.”
Tally-Ho Corner

“"Brutal urban warfare","I was looking for something like this: we finally have it!"”

About This Game

From Crimea to Stalingrad and the Caucasus oil fields, lead the Axis or the Soviet forces in the bitter fightings of the eastern Front in 1942.

Cauldrons of War - Stalingrad is an immersive 'command at the highest level' wargame with tough decisions to make.
Its clean mechanics and low complexity allows the game to focus on what is really important : strategical decisions.
There is no micromanagement here, but more depth than you imagine.

Play the main operations in 1942 on the eastern Front :

As the German, will you grasp the Baku oilfields ? As the Soviet, will you trap a whole German army near Stalingrad ?

Play fast and often

: you don't need a 100+ hours investment in a monster game. Some scenarios can be played in 1 or 2 hour. But don't worry, the game contains several scenarios and is challenging enough to keep you entertained for a long time.

Play against the AI or against your friends

: with a hot seat mode and a Play By Email Mode

Cauldrons of War - Stalingrad is the second opus of the "Cauldrons series".
If ever you have played Cauldrons of War - Barbarsossa, you won't be disoriented, but you will notice some improvements here and there.


This game is hard!

Try to follow these good strategy lines to win your first game:
-Define reachable objectives
-Focus your efforts on a clear direction
-Stop attacking when your units are exhausted
-Don't send vast armies in areas where you can't supply them

The German did all these 4 mistakes, that is why they lost.

If you keep losing, you must be German, (that is the best explanation).
If so, act like a real german general : blame Hitler!
(not yourself, nor the game)

Have fun!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Window s7
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz (Intel Celeron / AMD Athlon 64 x2)
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or equivalent
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS Sierra or higher
    • Processor: i3 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space

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