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Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943

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Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, the historically accurate and detailed real-time tactical war game, welcomes military history fans to the battle which gave the Red Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war. Assuming the role of either the Russian or German battle group commander, acting under direct orders of division commanders Ivan Chistyakov or Valter Hoernlein, players will control their troops in historical scenarios on precisely reconstructed authentic battlefields.Five days of JulyIn Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, you control the units of the battle group belonging to German division Grossdeutschland or the forces of the Soviet 67th Guards Rifle Division and 3rd Mechanized Corps, which participated in the defensive stage of the Kursk battle at the south face of the Kursk salient. There are two campaigns:

  • Fiery Salient (forces of the Soviet 6th Guards and 1st Tank Army, July 5-10, 1943)
  • Operation Citadel (German division Grossdeutschland Kampfgruppe, July 5-10, 1943)

Each campaign consists of up to 9 engagements and puts you in charge of a typical military unit from that period. Each soldier and officer is a unique personality with characteristics and skills which can change during the campaign. Careful planning and troops selection is recommended before each engagement.

  • Take control over the mighty Soviet or German battle group in one of the battles which changed the history of the world
  • Simulation-level visibility, ballistics and armor penetration systems. All vital vehicle systems and crew members are individually modeled
  • Two historical campaigns (up to 18 missions total) and an unlimited number of customizable engagements waiting to be created with a few mouse clicks using the built-in Mission Generator
  • Sophisticated AI for both enemy and your own units
  • Over 60 Soviet, German and lend-leased US and British player-controllable units (not counting various infantry squads)
  • Unsurpassed management of battle personnel. You can choose, assign, promote and award up to several thousand people with various characteristics. You can even rename units for easier recognition in the heat of battle
  • Team multiplayer for up to 8 players (control of key points or assault/defense) with reinforcements, artillery barrages and air strikes
  • Tools for creating your own missions and maps (built-in Mission Generator, wizard-like Simple Editor, full-blown Mission Editor and 3D Map Editor).
Release date
1C Company
1C Company, 1C-SoftClub
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon64 X2 (2,4GHz or better)
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6600 or AMD Radeon X1900 with 256MB RAM or better
  • Audio Card: DirectX 9-compatible
  • HDD: 3.5GB free hard disk space
  • OS: 64-bit Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X550
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: nVidia GF 8800 or AMD Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB RAM or better
  • Audio Card: DirectX 9-compatible
  • HDD: 3.5GB free hard disk space
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Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Found this game among the discounts, first decided to take 3 but did not (it hurts a lot of complaints about bugs and shortcomings). In General not regretted, the game is pretty good in it is: realism, a lot of techniques ranging from machine guns to Jeeps, beautiful and not the smallest cards, also the game is similar to Total War (here is the generator of missions straight 1 in 1, and the choice of troops in general silent) that Pleased. Pity in Multiplayer no one plays (if anyone wants to arrange the zarbu that add), also (STRONGLY) grieved The fact that you can not change the resolution of the screen, it is very small. Still having problems with management for a long time could not get used to (can I 1 such?). Well put the game 8/10, would be multiplayer alive it would be 9/10. If you liked the Men of war, you can and take this game it is similar and the price is normal.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
TL; DR: In the Beginning I hated it, but now I like it quite well! You really have to be able to work your way in and get into it, then you are rewarded with a Level Of Detail that has it all! Pro: + High Degree of Realism + Attention To detail + sounds go OK + Strategically demanding + mission And Maypgenerator + Strong Simulation counter:-Graphics good but old baked-No Background music-Miserable finding The way Of the K.I.-Brutal Framerate collapses Conclusion: A very successful Game. You have the most Fun when all the Orders have been given and you just enjoy the Battle up close. Then you notice details such as bounced Chains, Carabiners perusing Soldiers or the modeled Interiors of destroyed Tanks. More love for Detail can hardly be found in any other strategy game. However, the Frame rate and the lack of musical Accompaniment Annoy. For €9.99€ I can't really recommend ToW: Kursk 1943, but if it's contained in The Steamsale or a Bundle I would strike without Hesitation again!
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Microsoft from Russian
Good game! If you are not a fan of tank fighting in the Usoda, as it is implemented in Blitzkrieg Koch... Then you will find space maps and close to reality range of fire guns. Despite the fact that the game is quite a bit, it supports my 2k monitor and gives out 144 hertz! With Love worked out technique. Rollers are spinning, the goats are funny, the planes are flying in the air and working in pairs. This game is like a sophisticated Soviet designer. Yes, it is rather not easy to understand, but realizing as here and what works, you get the real pleasure. A Couple of tips:-Save F5. -M Open the map and set the mortar sector for firing, holding the attack button and selecting the zone. -All the offensive and retreat do through the button "assault" and retreat. So The tanks will start to move and more competently choose the target. -Anti-tank Arte also distribute the sector, if you do not like where it takes. -Be Careful with the Copanias for the cannons. If the muzzle has remained in brusfer, then to thaw it, differently from a volley will kill Jekipah guns. The Game is good, it is a pity that such no longer do. Nugget in the world of casual.
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