Panzer Strike! (C64, 5 1/4" Disk) Strategic Simulations, Inc. - 1987 USA, Canada Release
|Media||5 1/4" Disk|
|Publisher(s)||Strategic Simulations, Inc.|
|Category(s)||Entertainment, Simulation, Wargame, World War II Wargame|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
Feel the fury of the German Blitzkrieg! Panzer Strike! boasts the highest resolution of any of our World War II titles. Each unit symbol represents either one tank/gun or a squad of infantry; each square of the 60 x 60 map, 50 yards. The action is so detailed, you'll feel like you're caught in the middle of the blitzkrieg of the German Army in all its major campaigns.
It also offers so much play flexibility that it qualifies more as a construction set than game. Powerful tools are provided to let you easily create your own maps, troops and missions.
Three theatres are covered: The entire Eastern Front; Western Front campaigns that do not involve American Troops: and the North African campaign. This tactical game includes practically every ground weapon used in those theatres - from tanks, tank destroyers and artillery to trucks, mortars and machine guns. Pill boxes, mine fields and dragons teeth are also included.
The ratings for armored vehicles go beyond even our usual high standards for realism. For example, armor is segmented into front and side of hull, front and side of turret, and top. Tracks can also sustain damage.
You can choose to simulate single battles or an entire campaign. The former lets you play against another player or the computer and to depart from the historical setups provided by making use of the construction features.
The campaign scenario pits you against the computer. It creates the maps and determines the types of battles and offensive/defensive missions. You "buy" tanks, infantry and support units (such as artillery and anti-tank guns).
The ultimate objective of the campaign game is to fight - and win - as many battles as possible before the war ends. If you suffer heavy losses during one battle, it will take a long time for you to replace and upgrade your forces before you can fight the next battle.
Panzer Strike! It's the best construction set of World War II German, British and Russian combat!
- Units consist of squads of men or individual tanks and guns.
- Over 250 weapon types from Germany, Russia, Britain, Italy, France, and other nations.
- Play one of several historical scenarios or make your own.
- An easy-to-follow tutorial section in the rulebook walks you through a tutorial scenario included on the disk.
- A campaign game feature allows you to lead your units through many battles that can span several years.
Panzer Strike! was designed by Gary Grigsby whose other SSI works include Kampfgruppe, Battlegroup, Warship, and Battlecruiser. Playing time: Single scenario, 30 minutes to 2 hours; Campaign game, 5 to 30 hours. Advanced level with tutorial.