This week I’ve been finding out what happens when a Ukrainian tank sim developer has a bash at WW2 strategy. If you’ve ever owned a game with War, Front or Combat in the title, you might be interested to read Wot I Think.
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I was going to post this trailer anyway, as advance warning of Tim Stone’s forthcoming Wot I Think about Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943, which people are saying it could be the first genuinely groundbreaking tactical wargame since Combat Mission. Apparently. But when I hear that Paradox-chieftan Frederik Wester selected the music thinking about RPS, I could hardly not. He brings us footage of tanks, the shouting of Heinz Guderian famous book-title and Rammstein-esque synthy-Teutonic (despite being Swedes) racket from the band Raubtier .
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Or to give it the full title, Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943. Paradox have just announced the strategic WWII tank game, explaining that it’s “a new war strategy title that places players in the heart of the Kharkov Defense Operation during World War II.” You’ll play as either German or Russian forces, and it’s got a bit of the Total War thing going on, with a turn-based strategic mode, and a real-time tactical combat mode on the ground. Tim Stone says he rather enjoyed the Russian demo last year, so it’s hotly tipped for wargamers. It’s looking rather handsome, too, as you can see in the trailer below.