Excerpt: In Panzer Corps: Allied Corps players assume the role of Western Allied force commanders to defeat the Axis in Africa and Europe. It gives gamers familiar with Panzer Corp s a new view of the war as they command their tanks, infantry, artillery, and air units through five campaigns starting in Africa and ending after the D-Day invasion. Allied Corps is both an expansion for owners of Panzer Corps and a standalone for new players.
Pros: Intuitive gameplay. AI puts up a good fight. Provides the “one more turn” addiction during gameplay. Potentially high replay value with scenario editor.
Cons: Title is misleading (no Soviets); however this isn’t a major issue. Price is a little high for 5 campaigns (30 scenarios).
Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign ’45 West – PC Game Review
9 April 2013
Excerpt: Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign ’45 West is a fun, quick and easy to learn, but hard to master, light PC strategy game. The game depicts the Wehrmacht ‘s fight against the Western Allies in late 1944 and early 1945. The followup to Grand Campaign ’44 West , it is the latest, indeed the final, installment of the downloadable content (DLC) expansion packs to the venerable Panzer Corps game.
Pros: Easy to learn but still challenging, great replay value, low cost.
Cons: Low historical veracity, inflexible linked scenario system, standard NATO unit symbols not available.
Excerpt: PanzerCorps is a turn based, WW2 strategic level PC wargame using an IGO-UGO format. The player takes the role of a German general. This is a “beer and pretzels” wargame. The maps are very large scale, the player controls very few units (20-35) and the scenarios are very short (15-30 turns). Aside from an air unit over a ground unit, there is no stacking. You will not need a week of intensive study or a Ph.D. to play this game.
Pros: A successful remake of the classic Panzer General . Great beer & pretzels game that is likely to introduce new gamers to the hobby.
Cons: Proprietary PBEM system may limit longevity.
Summary: Panzer Corps has me dreaming in hexagons nowadays. For a beer-and-pretzel wargame fan, it’s a real treat. Slitherine, Koios Works, and others have put out some solid titles in the past, but Lordz Game Studio’s latest effort is far and away the best I’ve played in many years. Fans of Matrix Games’ more hardnosed releases can play a quick game while fans of lighter fare will get to slog it out in the muddy fields of Europe and, if fortune is on their side, North America.