French & Italian Panzer Campaigns 4.04 Updates

Hi All,

Thank you for the support through the ongoing WDS Summer Sale. We want to keep the momentum going with the next group of version 4.04 updates for Panzer Campaigns. 

With the fall of Tunisia in early 1943, the Allies opened a new front in Italy, commencing with the invasion of Sicily in July of 1943. This was followed by the fighting in Italy as the Allies moved to knock the Italians out of the war and ultimately threaten Germany from the South. Prior to the invasion of Italy, France and the low countries had experienced their own apocalypse in May 1940, when the Germans managed to demonstrate the full effectiveness of blitzkrieg after the harsh lessons learned in Poland in 1939. Following on from the recent Modern Campaigns, Panzer Campaigns and First World War Campaigns upgrades we are releasing the updates for a further three Panzer Campaigns titles with the new 4.04 version. This is the same version as the recently released title, Panzer Campaigns: Spring Awakening ’45 and our recent games of the week, Panzer Campaigns: Sealion ‘40, the Asia titles the Western Front games, North Africa titles, First World War Campaigns and last week’s Eastern Front Blitzkrieg titles.

The three titles updated today are Panzer Campaigns: France ’40, Panzer Campaigns: Sicily ’43, and Panzer Campaigns: Salerno ’43.

Please note, these are full installation builds. The reason for this is to align to the upgrades we started to release back in March here. There is no patch from the prior version available. If you already have a copy of any of these five titles, the latest game build should be available now in your store account on the WDS website. You will have to uninstall any existing versions and then install the latest to be up to date.

With the move to version 4.04, here are the following changes beyond version 4.03:

Panzer Campaigns version 4.04 Changelog

Full Release

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash due to registry setting for the classic toolbar (which no longer exists).
  • Prevent Windows 11 CTD by replacing MCI audio with DirectSound on the Splash Screen.
  • Fixed a crash to desktop and game corruption when playing Network Direct Play.
  • Fixed a rare crash to desktop when Auto-Save was not selected.


  • Units are not penalised with night fatigue when moving by rail.
  • Dynamic NATO counter drawing on the Hex Info display. This is the same as the Panzer Battles implementation and the NATO counter on the unit card will highlight when appropriate.
  • New unit boxes to improve legibility of text.
  • New Unit box Back image to improve legibility of text.


We expect to follow-up with further updated games very soon.

Here are a few sample screen shots:

Panzer Campaigns: France ’40

Panzer Campaigns: Sicily ’43

Panzer Campaigns: Salerno ’43

We plan to continue to migrate the remaining Panzer Campaigns series across to version 4.04 over the next month or so. We also are working on a range of additional enhancements that we will share with you all very soon, expect some interesting features in version 4.04.1.

The Wargame Design Studio Summer Sale is now live. The sale will run till Thursday, July 4th. You can read more details in our blog post.

Please keep visiting the WDS site for the latest news, or make certain you are subscribed to our email updates for the latest.

1 comment

  • Glen Nielsen

    To quote Garth and Wayne – “We’re not worthy!” Thank you all so much for this gaming goodness.

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