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Panzer Corps 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Slitherine
Developer: Flashback Games
Release Date: March 19, 2020

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'Panzer Corps 2' Axis Operations 1944 DLC Coming Soon, Will Add Two New Campaigns - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2022 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT

Panzer Corps 2 is a WWII strategy game with a set of close to 500 hyper-detailed 3d models, incredibly detailed terrain, an exceptionally intuitive UI and the slickest animations.

The Panzer Corps series has built an impressive following over recent years and allowed many players, old and new, to experience a type of wargame that was equally approachable and challenging. It managed to reinvent a format while keeping it true to its origins.

The release of Panzer Corps also marked the return of a long-neglected gaming formula, which still had a large and loyal following. Its spectacular success brought an almost forgotten genre back into fashion, it inspired multiple clones and literally gave new life to an entire market.

After over five years of expansions, mods, challenges and tournaments, a brand-new installment of the franchise is ready to take the strategy gaming segment by storm again. This time, with even bigger ambitions.

The move to a fully 3D engine is a natural evolution of the game, but the core gameplay will always remain true to its roots: pay tribute to the classic gameplay of a distant golden age of strategy gaming, refine it, perfect it and use the most recent technologies to enhance these experiences and bring them to a new generation of gamers. In other words, strike the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, both in visuals and gameplay.

Easy to play and at the same time extremely deep, its fine-tuned turn-based gameplay style means that it’s the quality of your decisions, not the speed of clicking, which will determine the outcome of your battles. Don’t outpace your enemies, outsmart them!


Axis Operations 1944 is the first Panzer Corps 2 DLC to offer two entire campaigns that are completely separate and independent from one another. In the historical campaign, prepare to face the brutal realities of the decline of the German Wehrmacht as it struggles to survive the Allied onslaught battering it from all directions. In the ahistorical campaign, continue your success that has secured the Caucasus region for Germany as you defend your extensive conquests from both familiar and also totally new challenges.

Axis Operations 1944 DLC Coming Soon

The war on the Eastern Front has reached fever pitch.  Wehrmacht forces across the Eastern Front find themselves under immense pressure from a resurgent Red Army.  Caught between directives to maintain full control of the vast territories they have conquered and the desperate struggle to survive against increasingly strengthening Soviet armies, German forces are stretched to their limits.

But an inevitable Axis decline is not the only path that lies before you in this Panzer Corps 2 Campaign DLC!

TWO FULL CAMPAIGNS IN CHAPTER 7 OF THE AXIS OPERATIONS GRAND CAMPAIGN

The Axis Operations 1944 DLC Campaign is the first DLC to offer two entire campaigns that are completely separate and independent from one another.

In the historical campaign, prepare to face the brutal realities of the decline of the German Wehrmacht as it struggles to survive the Allied onslaught battering it from all directions.

In the ahistorical campaign, continue your success that has secured the Caucasus region for Germany as you defend your extensive conquests from both familiar and also totally new challenges.

To give players the most freedom of choice, both campaigns are immediately available for all players to begin.  There are no prerequisites or barriers to launching either campaign.  Newly formed Panzer Corps or deeply imported forces have equal choice in which campaign path to pursue and explore.

For veteran campaigners with a force ready to import into this latest DLC, it is recommended to continue with your Historical or Ahistorical campaign paths to fully experience the content’s extensive narratives.

A TALE OF TWO CAMPAIGNS

To properly explore both the historical battles and ahistorical events taking place in the 1944 DLC, Axis Operations 1944 has grown to provide the largest amount of content a DLC has yet to have.  A The huge 20 scenario count offers the best glimpse at exploring the historical realities of devastating battles fought on the Eastern Front during 1944, especially during Operation Bagration.  Such a large scenario count also allows for the Ahistorical campaign to continue in a fully developed way that continues right where Axis Operations 1943 left off, and continues to carve a path through uncharted and completely original content unique to Panzer Corps 2.

The ahistorical campaign is no short hop from Allied capital to Allied capital, it is a fully fleshed out and realized campaign with well researched potential successes, and setbacks, the mighty German Wehrmacht may have faced even after it emerged as the victor from the Battle of Kursk.

NEW ELITE OBJECTIVES: ALLIED POWER OVERWHELMING

Standing in your way is a whole new set of objectives, classified as Elite Objectives.  These are objectives that only the strongest Panzer Forces should attempt to complete; they are challenges designed to give pause to even the strongest and most deeply of imported forces.  Elite objectives also represent and reflect growing Allied superiority that was becoming evident in 1944.

CONTINUE WITH YOUR OWN PANZER CORPS

Players can import their core forces that completed the previous Axis Operations 1943 East campaign or use a preset core force to directly launch into the Axis Operations 1944 East campaign.

While imported forces can seek additional growth and challenges through increased difficulty settings, advanced game modes, and new elite objectives, the preset force contains a moderate amount of experienced units and an assortment of heroes enough to allow any player to succeed in this new campaign.

Total freedom of choice is on offer in Axis Operations 1944:  There are no prerequisites or barriers to launching either campaign.  Newly formed Panzer Corps or deeply imported forces have equal choice in which campaign path to pursue and explore.

Again, for veteran campaigners with a force ready to import into this latest DLC, it is recommended to continue with your Historical or Ahistorical campaign paths to fully experience the content’s extensive narratives.

FIGURES AND MISSIONS FROM HISTORY

In addition to the continuing trend of bonus mission objectives inspired by true historical events, this campaign will be supplemented by appearances from additional historical German leaders from World War II.  In particular, Axis Operations 1944 dives very deeply into the deeds, and potential fates, of one very prominent figure in the German Wehrmacht.  Field Marshal Erwin Rommel returns!  But as any student of history knows, the story of this legendary historical figure during 1944 is not one of battlefield glory...
Axis Operations 1944 offers to once again bring these characters to life, as many of their real life memoirs and thoughts influence their mannerisms and writing within the campaign.

GAIN AND SPEND INFLUENCE

By completing bonus objectives and achieving various degrees of victory, you'll earn Commendation Points that can be spent on a variety of unique rewards ranging from access to stockpiles of captured enemy equipment, special prototype tanks, and the chance to recruit more historical officers.

THE AXIS OPERATIONS CONTINUE

The end of 1944 East is not the end of your campaign though, it is merely the latest step.  At the conclusion of Axis Operations 1944 East, players will again be presented with the option to save their core force for use in the next installment of the Axis Operations Campaign.
Any campaign of the Axis Operations can be played individually as a standalone campaign.

20 Scenario List (Beware of Spoilers!)

  • Case Orange
  • Operation Corridor
  • Operation Tusk
  • Operation Stormbird
  • Riga1944
  • Herrlingen
  • Lvov 1944
  • Operation Panzerschreck
  • Kolozsvar
  • Battle of Ploesti
  • Shanderovka
  • Lysyanka
  • Operation Margarethe
  • Targu Frumos
  • Cernauti
  • Minsk Offensive
  • Lublin
  • Warsaw Rising
  • Operation Panzerfaust
Battle of Carei

You can play for every major power in the European theatre of the Second World War, and unleash over a whopping 1000 unique different units on your enemies! Panzer Corps 2 comes with a massive branching campaign including around 60 scenarios: lead the Wehrmacht in the entirety of World War II, carrying over your battle-hardened veterans from one battle to the next. 10 additional single player scenarios are available and another 10 scenarios carefully designed for a balanced Multiplayer experience. On top of that there is an advanced random map generator for Skirmish mode, offering six distinct map types and four mission types.

Challenge your friends or play on coop against the AI. Panzer Corps 2 offers a wide range of Multiplayer options: hot seat, server-assisted play-by-email (Slitherine’s PBEM++) mode, and a true online Multiplayer. In the latter mode it is even possible to play your turns simultaneously with your coop partner, which basically reduces waiting times to zero!

Modding was always big with Panzer Corps series. For this reason, Panzer Corps 2 includes the most powerful Scenario Editor we have ever created, which is also very user friendly and easy to use. Using the Editor, you can create your own campaigns, single scenarios and multiplayer maps in no time, or you can enjoy content created by fellow players. If the prequel game is any indication, literally hundreds of user-made scenarios will be available for Panzer Corps 2 in no time, for unlimited replayability!

Key Features:

  • 1.000 unit types
  • 61 scenarios in the single player campaign
  • Alternative History scenarios: land your panzers on US East coast
  • Random map generator for Skirmish, both single player and multiplayer
  • Live MP, Hotseat and PBEM, Co-op and tournaments
  • 4k support
  • Built in Unreal Engine 4
  • Flexible alliance configuration for co-op mode, free for all
  • Hundreds of custom camouflages and insignias can be assigned to any unit
  • Dozens of map skins for different locations, seasons and weather
  • In-depth briefings with text, voice and on-map markers, compared to simple “wall of text” in Panzer Corps 1
  • 60 minutes of music, compared to Panzer Corps 1’s original 8 min
  • New game mechanics in Panzer Corps 2 include:
    • Splitting units. You can split a single unit in two smaller detachments
    • Overrun. Tanks can push through destroyed units and carry on their blitzkrieg
    • Encirclements. Cut enemy units off from their supply centres to form isolated pockets where units won’t be able to receive reinforcements or ammo supplies.
    • Capturing enemy equipment. You can use enemy units against their former owners!
    • Unique Commander and Hero abilities. Like in an RPG, you can select initial traits (even negative ones) for your General, and attach heroes to units to give them game changing abilities. 
    • New systems for aerial and naval warfare. Fighters and Bombers fly sorties out of their home bases, returning to them at the start of each turn. If you want to reach more distant objectives, you will need to conquer enemy airfields and move your squadrons there.
    • Configurable undo system. Choose how you want the undo system to work in your game. Allow yourself to undo every action (including attacks!) or limit yourself to only a few uses per mission (or none if you’re a true Field Marshal!)

Panzer Corps 2 is available for PC.


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