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Iron Cross Launches Public Beta

Posted by Dave Seaman on Sunday, 18 September 2011

SPLIT, Croatia -- September 19, 2011 -- Independent developer Panzer Division announced the public beta launch of Iron Cross, a multiplayer real-time strategy wargame. Panzer Division invites all players to join the North African campaign once more.

Iron Cross is a multiplayer real-time wargame - a combination of real-time and turn-based strategy features. Game takes place in North Africa during WW2. Players can take role of German, Italian or British commanders and are given command over armies, airforce, logistics and engineering. Player can give orders to: battalions, divisions, corps, armies and air squadrons. Communication and coordination between players allows for entertaining and realistic combat experience.

Historical game scenarios were created after extensive research and balancing. Actual orders of battle were used whenever possible. Unit combat data was based on historical technical data. All of these elements are constantly being fine-tuned based on historian's and player's feedback.

Game features large detailed map of Libya and Egypt, with accurate road and village network. It allows players to take advantage of terrain features to defend themselves better and to outmaneuver the opponents. Vast distances and scarce supply sources add a logistical component to the game. Players are awarded ranks for playing good and with skill. Initially they all start as Ensigns, but can advance up to the rank of Field Marshal.

*Large map covering entire Western Desert theater from Libya to Egypt, which enables battles to be fought anywhere in that area
*Historically accurate orders of battle and unit combat data
*Five historical scenarios: Operation Sonnenblume (Rommel's First Offensive), Operation Battleaxe, Operation Crusader, Operation Venezia (Gazala battle) and Second Battle of El Alamein
*Fifteen fictional scenarios and three tutorials
*Multiplayer real-time land and air combat
*Logistical branch which simulates scarce supplies and logistical problems
*Ranking system where each player receives ranks and skill bonuses based on success in combat

About Panzer Division:
Panzer Division is an independent game developer team. It was founded in 2007 in seaside town of Split, Croatia. Panzer Division explores new ideas in the world of wargaming and creates strategy games.


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