Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941

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On June 22, 1941, the largest land campaign in history began, as three German Army Groups advanced into the Soviet Union.  Operation Barbarossa was underway and the German war machine was now locked in a struggle which would change the course of World War II.

Germany At War: Operation Barbarossa 1941 is an elegant turn-based design, inspired by classics such as Panzer General, but with more of a historical focus.  You command the German forces through a branching historical campaign covering the entire 1941 campaign as well as part of the 1942 campaign.  Dozens of scenarios stretch from the Soviet border all the way to Archangel and towards Astrakhan, the original military goals of Operation Barbarossa.  Step into a wargame where your performance will rewrite history, through an addictive combination of compelling gameplay, realistic events and challenging battles.
Additional stand-alone scenarios cover other famous battles and are ideal for head to head play through the integrated PBEM++ system.  Your forces follow you through the campaign, earning historical upgrades as you progress and new equipment becomes available on a historical schedule.  Units and maps are represented at realistic scales and the combat, movement and terrain systems are all based on real capabilities.

Aimed at all levels, from those who have never played a wargame before to those who know the history of World War II in detail, this is an entertaining and challenging game of combined arms strategy.

The download includes both the English and German versions of the game
Der Download enthält sowohl die englische als auch die deutsche Version des Spiels.

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  • Easy-to-use but realistic combat, movement and logistics system
  • Realistic map and time scales
  • Ground and Air units as well as specialized unit types such as Engineer and Reconnaissance battalions
  • Different unit sizes fully modelled and viable, from Tiger Battalions to Infantry Divisions
  • Wide variety of support units and realistic historical upgrades for each unit type as units earn experience
  • Historical equipment base on historical availability
  • Dynamic branching campaign system with player decisions, choose the main German axis of attack after the battle of Smolensk.
  • Interesting and innovative mission objectives make each scenario unique
  • In-Game scenario events like bridge destruction, reinforcements based on player actions, news from other fronts, etc.
  • PBEM++ play via server
  • Balanced Stand-alone scenarios suitable for head to head play and as either side
  • Scenario Editor
  • 4 Campaigns:
    • Main branching Archangel to Astrakhan Campaign (37 Scenarios)
    • Army Group North (3 Scenarios)
    • Case Blue (4 Scenarios)
    • Operation Barbarossa Short (9 Scenarios)
  • 14 Stand-alone Scenarios
    • Drive on Stalingrad
    • Dubno-Brody
    • Minsk
    • Riga
    • Road to Demyansk
    • Saving Berlin (1945)
    • Storming Leningrad
    • Tallinn
    • Third Kharkov (1943)
    • Tikhvin
    • Typhoon over Moscow
    • Vyazma
    • Zhitomir (1943)
    • Zitadelle (1943)

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Gazette du Wargamer Review
"If you are looking for a game stopgap, quick parties of about 30 minutes, then Panzer Corps should better suit your expectations. However, if your coping skills are slightly more flexible and if you want more of a challenge -and an expanded level of realism too- then Germany at War seems to clearly be the winner. Though Panzer Corps aesthetics and superior polish may be able to seduce you more, Germany at War offers more in terms of gameplay, realism and immersion but also, finally, of pure fun. If it was about a boxing match, I'd give the last winner to points!"

Review at Gamers Hall.de
80% - "The title is particularly impressive with a sophisticated, varied campaign mode, but also provides a solid AI and interesting innovations in terms of troop management. Another plus point is always transparent and easy control. However, there are deductions for which I feel a little too brittle guessed presentation".

Review at Grogheads
This new game throws in real history with useful innovations. The result is spectacular. Phobetor deserves a large amount of praise for their game and encouragement to make a grand series from it.


Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941

Release Date: 25 JUL 2013

Language: English, German
Genre: Operational
Turns: Turn-Based IGOUGO
Complexity: Basic
Period: World War II


Product Specs

  • Unit Scale: Division, Battalion, Regiment, Brigade
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 440mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 17hr 27min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 57min
  • - High Speed: 11min
  • Version: 1.03
  • Manual: PDF E-Book
  • Editor: Yes

Product Requirements :
    OS: Vista/7
    CPU: 1 GHz
    RAM: 1 GB
    Video/Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 128 MB RAM
    Sound: Compatible sound card
    Hard disk space: 1 GB Free
    CD-Rom: Yes, for boxed version
    DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c (November 2008 or later)


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