The year is 1943. The Wehrmacht has begun Operation Hawk in an attempt to capture Kharkov with its steel claws. The SS Division Totenkopf has moved forward to crush the Soviet tank forces, but the Red Army has held the line, digging in and putting up a fierce resistance. In response, German tank armies have renewed their offensive with Operation Panther, and Soviet tank crews are now finding themselves severely outnumbered. Want to step into the role of a commander in the very heart of Kharkov’s defense? You'll have everything the officers had back then: tanks, guns, and fearless soldiers. The success of each opposing force hangs in the balance every day. Your decisions will determine who wins the Battle of Kharkov. System requirements Operating system: Windows ХР SP2 / Vista Processor: AMD Athlon x2 4200+ Intel Pentium D 3GHz Memory: 1 Gb Hard disk space: 2.6 Gb Video: ATI Radeon x1600 256 MbnVidia GeForce 7600 256 Mb Sound: DirectX 8-compatible DirectX: DirectX 9.0c

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The year is 1943. The Wehrmacht has begun Operation Hawk in an attempt to capture Kharkov with
its steel claws. The SS Division Totenkopf has moved forward to crush the Soviet tank forces, but the
Red Army has held the line, digging in and putting up a fierce resistance. In response, German tank
armies have renewed their offensive with Operation Panther, and Soviet tank crews are now finding
themselves severely outnumbered.

Want to step into the role of a commander in the very heart of Kharkov’s defense? You'll have
everything the officers had back then: tanks, guns, and fearless soldiers. The success of each opposing
force hangs in the balance every day. Your decisions will determine who wins the Battle of Kharkov.

Main Features:
• High replayability and flexible AI: “smart” AI analyzes the players’ tactical movements and chooses
the best strategy based on behavior rather than a script. Scenarios can be replayed using different
tactics, as though playing against a human opponent
• Painstaking reconstruction of Kharko in scope and size
• Detailed recreation of weapons, artillery, and vehicles: all battle characteristics, including missile
trajectories and crew numbers, have been modelled according to archived military records and WW2
chronicles
• Dynamic day, night and weather effects, all of which affect combat through terrain traversability,
battlefield visibility, hidden force capabilities, and more
• Destructible environment: nearly everything can be blasted and destroyed, from ground terrain to
houses and enemy defenses. All traces of previous battles (shell holes, broken vehicles, corpses, etc.)
remain on the battlefield
• Realistic ballistics: bullets and projectiles follow accurate trajectories. Proper shot longitude,
number of frags, and their range are calculated
• Comprehensive vehicle damage system: engine, suspension, weapons, and aiming mechanisms can
all be damaged separately, affecting the combat capabilities of the vehicle
• Real soldier behavior: every soldier has several basic parameters, such as experience level, fatigue,
and morale, which affect their behavior and effectiveness
• Military encyclopedia with 3D model viewer and detailed data on all units, describing their
historical and in-game characteristics

Fast Facts:
• 6 scenarios taking place in 1943 during the operation to defend Kharkov
• 2 playable opposing forces: the USSR Red Army and German Wehrmacht
• Up to 250 soldiers and officers and up to 40 vehicles in each tactical battle
• Detailed global map: 36 square kilometers in size
• 87 unit types: infantry, artillery, support vehicles, battle tanks, and aviation
• More than 40 accurately and carefully reconstructed weapons and vehicles
• 2 control modes: turn-based strategic mode and real-time tactical mode.

Enjoy Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 and many other great games on Desura.

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Tranceheart264
Tranceheart264 Mar 8 2013, 11:21pm says:

Does this have infintry in it as well? All i saw were a few tanks from the russian and nazi sides as well as a stuka dive bomber from the nazis

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Tranceheart264
Tranceheart264 Mar 8 2013, 11:19pm says:

Does this have infintry in it as well? All i saw were a few tanks from the russian and nazi sides as well as a stuka dive bomber from the nazis

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tf
tf Oct 29 2012, 2:46pm says:

very good game

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LadyGwenna
LadyGwenna Jul 31 2012, 9:46am says:

My husband is a WWII buff, he'd love THIS!

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sashusambar
sashusambar Feb 22 2012, 5:10pm says:

does it run on win7 too?

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Mavis130
Mavis130 May 20 2012, 12:37pm replied:

It does for me, just fine.

Any game on this engine does, like Steel Fury and Steel Armor

+3 votes     reply to comment
ImG
ImG Feb 19 2012, 9:28am says:

linux, please

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emperor77
emperor77 May 25 2011, 12:59pm says:

i quite like it, though it could really use mods, better ai and a multiplayer mode.

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