Prestige Points

Prestige points represent the influence you have earned with the high command by taking and holding cities, destroying enemy units, and winning battles as quickly and decisively as possible. In the same manner, however, losing cities and battles costs you prestige. You can exchange prestige points for new units, replacements, and new equipment for existing units. You must pay the full prestige cost of new equipment even if the cost of the new equipment for a unit is less than that of the old...

Ground Classes Anti Aircraft

The primary use of the anti-aircraft AA class is to respond quickly to enemy air units. Unlike the air defense class, AA units may fire and move or vice versa and can attack ground units. AA units can keep up with a quick moving attack force, and if properly used, assist in mopping up enemy infantry. Protect AA units from enemy tank, anti-tank, and artillery units and you may find them very useful. Unlike air defense units, AA units must be in the same hex as enemy air units to attack them.

The Eastern Front

You begin the 1943 campaign in the east with a slashing counteroffensive aimed at cutting off the overextended spearheads of the Red Army, confident of victory after their winter offensive sent your troops reeling back all along your front. If you recapture Kharkov and your other objectives, you gain the initiative and the prestige necessary to drive once more toward Moscow and end the war in the east. If you fail, you have only a few more opportunities to stop the Soviet steamroller on its...

Turns Supply Units

Be aware that tank units can run out of fuel and all units can run out of ammo. To avoid this, units can use their turn to resupply by selecting Supply Unit from the Unit Menu. Units cannot resupply when adjacent to enemy units, unless in a city, airfield, or port. Units that receive Replacements are automatically re-supplied at the same time. Battlegroup North should be able to take Kutno easily within a turn or two. Be wary, however, of enemy units attacking from the city of Posen in the...

Keyboard Commands

Pressing Alt-X during the computer move quits the current scenario. When you place core units during deployment, the up-arrow key chooses the previous unit on the list to place, and the down-arrow chooses the next unit on the list. If a unit icon is moving across the screen, a left-mouse click jumps it to its destination. Normally, Enter acts as a left-click and Esc acts as a right-click.

Unit Menu

The Unit Menu appears when you left-click on a unit during battle. The Unit Menu provides options which are unique to the unit you have selected. You can choose to mount the unit if transport is available, purchase replacements and upgrades, disband, give your unit a name, examine unit statistics, go to another unit, or resupply. Be aware, however, that some of these commands require the unit's turn to execute, so once selected, the unit cannot do anything else that turn. ABORT MOVE not shown...