We’re happy to announce that Kursk ’43 Gold is the next Panzer Campaigns Gold release.
Kursk '43 is one of the better-known games in the Panzer Campaign series. Many have called this battle the turning point of World War 2 – a battle where the Germans lost the initiative on the Eastern Front. The Soviets were not to stop till they were victorious in Berlin two years later. The whole of the Kursk battle (both north and south) is simulated in game allowing players to try either battle or a 121-turn campaign game. The included Volcano Man Alternate scenarios go beyond Ed William’s usual conversion to standardised values. Kursk ’43 (along with Korsun ’44) is the only game where the campaign games have been redone and re-balanced to ensure more appropriate historical progress. Ed’s scenarios are well worth trying out.
Like the six Gold releases to date, the new Gold version of Kursk '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 ‘complete’ game map
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
All released Volcano Man scenarios, including completely new Campaign scenarios
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);
Four more Eastern Front games to go…