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Taking place on the USSR front between February and March 1943, Achtung Panzer is a reenacting of the pitched Third Battle of Kharkov, an important, but not very famous, series of offensive operations that lead to the more notorious Battle of Kursk.

There are two campaigns available, the first, controlling the Red Army, revolves around the Soviet mobilization in February, and the last, controlling the German Heer (army), features objectives of the offensive. All action is modeled after historical events, and the goal of the missions is not to obliterate the enemy, but to seize and hold strategical locations. Following the same spirit, there is no resource gathering, the player must use reasonable tactics to overwhelm the enemy, as the AI tries to respond the player maneuvers. There are no scripted events.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Линия фронта. Битва за Харьков" -- Russian spelling

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Hooked Gamers Mar 05, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameOn Feb 25, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Vortex Mar 31, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Game Debate Mar 08, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Game industry News (GiN) Apr 05, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
EGC Games 2010 78 out of 100 78
Czech Gamer Feb 27, 2010 75 out of 100 75
Level 7 Apr 01, 2010 7 out of 10 70 May 14, 2010 63 out of 100 63
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 31, 2010 58 out of 100 58


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Open_Sights (376) added Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943 (Windows) on May 02, 2010