We’re happy to announce that Kharkov ’43 Gold is the next Panzer Campaigns Gold release.
Kharkov ’43 is one of the more recent games in the Panzer Campaign series. It’s a real mix of attack and defence for both sides on a very open map. The challenge is that the weather (heavy snow) had a tremendous impact on the ability to move and supply troops across the vast Russian steppes. The Germans had just been defeated at Stalingrad and had been in full retreat from the Caucasus. There is a vast range of different scenarios with the initial Soviet attacks culminating with the fall of Kharkov, leading to Manstein’s backhand blow (counterattack), finishing with the German recapture of this strategic city.
Like the nine Gold releases to date, the new Gold version of Kharkov ’43 includes the following updates and upgrades;
The game code will now be standardized on the JTS codebase. There will be no further support for the HPS version
All new 2D & 3D map graphics
All new unit graphics and counters on map
All new unit cards
All new in game sounds; weapon, explosion, background and miscellaneous
New ‘modern’ toolbar icons
Code update – disruption no longer halves movement during the day and is reduced by one third at night.
Code update – reinforcement ‘place all’ has been migrated across from the First World War Campaign series.
Here are some additional screenshots (all can be clicked to view at full size);
Additional product information is here here Kharkov ’43 Gold Product Page
If you already have the JTS 1.03 version of Kharkov ’43, please get the 1.04 Gold patch from here JTS Update Page
Phew – one more Eastern Front game to go…!