So How Do I Get Started

Just follow these easy steps and you're on your way to the excitement of online multiplayer gaming There are several ways to install mplayer.com from Panzer General III Scorched Earth From the game CD-ROM Autorun Menu select the option to Play on mplayer.com From the Windows Start Menu select Panzer General III Scorched Earth and then the option to Play on mplayer.com From inside the Game select the option to Play on mplayer.com from the Multiplayer menu From...

Zone of Control

The six hexes around the hex a unit occupies represent the unit's zone of control ZOC . A unit must stop upon entering an enemy zOC unless allowed to ignore it because of Leader or Equipment class special . This means that a unit that starts in an enemy ZOC hex can move directly to another enemy ZOC hex but it must stop there. Friendly units may not retreat through an enemy ZOC if they have no path of retreat they are destroyed. Note, however, that air units may only exert ZOC's on air units,...

The Start Screen

When you begin Panzer General III Scorched Earth the first screen represents an historian's desk. As you move your mouse pointer over the graphics in the office the text option becomes highlighted in the centre of the screen. You can either left-click on the graphic or on the text in the centre of the screen.

What Is Mplayercom

Mplayer.com is the 1 multiplayer game service on the Internet. Playing Panzer General III Scorched Earth on mplayer.com means that a player in a remote location can challenge other players in remote locations, and they'll play in real time like they're all sitting in the same room. Mplayer.com offers hundreds of innovative features, including real-time voice chat that lets you verbally taunt your opponents and praise your teammates. When you sign up for mplayer.com you're joining a friendly...

Filing Cabinet Options

Quick Save Saves the game in the QuickSave slot. Load Game Loads a saved game. Save Game Saves the current game. Objectives Brings up the Objectives panel, giving important scenario information. System Options Brings up the System Options panel described on page 19. Restart Scenario Restarts the current scenario without saving. Quit Quits the current game and returns you to the Panzer General III Scorched Earth Start screen.

Unit Cards

All of the information that appears on the Leader and Unit Cards is discussed in detail later in this manual, see Leader Cards and Equipment Attributes starting on pages 46 and 58 respectively, so for now only what you need to know to play the tutorial scenario will be explained. The most important information on the Leader Card at this time is the round icon next to the leader's portrait and the row of symbols iron crosses below it. The first round icon represents the equipment class of the...