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on the Prowl 2, designed by former US Army officer Scott
Hamilton, is the most detailed and accurate simulation of
tactical combat ever made for the civilian market.
"Sooner or later, all serious
WWII gamers will play TIGERS 2.0; you're better off doing it
-COMPUTER GAMING WORLD, JAN 97
-COMPUTER GAMES STRATEGY PLUS, OCT 96
"15 Best Wargames of All Time: #11 -
Tigers on the
COMPUTER GAMING WORLD, NOV 96
"10 Best AI's of All Time: #4 - Tigers on the Prowl"
COMPUTER GAMING WORLD, APR 96
|Tigers on the Prowl 2
(ToP2) is a WWII simulation covering all of the Eastern front from 1939 to
1945. This tactical level simulation features over 700 weapon
types and hundreds of unit type and formations. Virtually
every armored vehicle and ground attack aircraft that fought during
WWII on the eastern front is present. Losses are taken by individual
vehicles for armor units and man-by-man for personnel units. The scale
is platoon/section, with a time scale of 1 minute per turn and 100
meters per hex. Tigers on the Prowl 2 is identical in use and operation as its sister simulation Panthers
in the Shadows.
||Tigers on the Prowl 2
includes unprecedented detail for all weapons systems from the
German Army, German SS, Luftwaffe, Soviet Union, Soviet Guards,
Rumania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, and Finland. Players can play
against each other either face to face, by PBEM
(Play by Email), or against a computer AI.
But warfare is not just about weapons and ToP
the human aspect of war including:
|Detailed Command and Control
|Unit morale and willingness to fight affected by casualties, the
perceived status of nearby units, weather, fatigue and more.
|National characteristics including training, experience, and
willingness to take casualties|
on the Prowl 2 Features:
-Indirect and Direct fire
-Rolling Barrage Fire
-Smoke and Illumination Rounds
-Off Shore Naval Bombardment
Fortification and Engineering
-3 Levels of Improved positions
-Pillboxes & Casemates
-Obstacles like dragon teeth, tank ditches,
abatis, barricades and others
-Mine Clearing and Bridge Demolition
And Much More:
-Weather and Ground
-Forest and Town Fires
-Dud and Jammed Rounds
-Dust, temperature, light and wind effects
-Airdrops and Naval Landings
-Over a dozen ammunition types
Hit probability and
armor penetration for every single round of ammunition fired determined
"on the fly" using actual ballistic calculations.
Detailed Line-of-Sight (LOS)
calculations and hidden unit status.
displayed round by round if desired.
|Easy to use interface
with "Staff Officer" menu to keep you informed and make the
decision and order process simple
every unit is at your fingertips
|A few of
the hundreds of Weapon Types modeled:
11 Types of Pz III
8 Types of Pz IV
3 Types of 88mm FLAK/AT Guns
13 Types of Sdkfz 250/251 Half-tracks
3 Types of Nebelwerfers
7 Types of captured French Tanks
7 Types of T-26
5 Types of T-34
5 Types of KV-1
Lend-Lease Grants, Shermans, Matildas
and Valentine Tanks
3 Varieties of the 76.2mm AT Gun
JS 1 through JS III
7 Models of the Italian "Semovente"
Infantry Platoons Varieties differentiated by year and weapon
Heavy and Light MG
AT Rifle Teams
Panzerschrecke and Panzerfaust Teams
the more esoteric units included:
Panther VF "Schmalturm"
Panther II (88mm)
Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz and V "Coelian"
Russian armored cars BA-6 / BA-10 / BA-20
Russian prototype tanks: SMK and T-100
Functional Russian mineroller and dozer tanks
Russian "mine dog" teams
SdKfz 301 A, B and C demolition tanks
Pz IB/Ladungsleger demolitiontanks
PanzerBeobachtungswagen III and IV
German SD2 and SD1 antipersonnel cluster bomblets
Russian PATB/2.5-1.5 HEAT cluster bomblets
Ju88P-1 75mm Anti-tank attack bomber
M.SS-41 Solothurn ATR
Units can be
displayed as with military symbols or as graphic icons
Maps created from
actual military topographic maps can be matched with terrain palettes
to depict ground conditions
Create your own
scenarios and select weaponry from huge database
Included with Tigers on the Prowl 2:
|ADAMOW, Poland. 1939.|
|LOWICZ, Poland. 1939.|
|DOROGOBUSH, Russia, USSR. 1941.|
|W. BIRJUKOFF, Ukraine, USSR. 1942|
|PROKHORVKA, Russia, USSR. 1943.|
|BUKRIN, Ukraine, USSR. 1943.|
|GERESHENOWKA, Ukraine, USSR. 1944|
|RYMANOW, Poland. 1944.|
Players can easily create new battles
using the built-in Scenario Editor and the 18
maps included. Comes with the Panthers in the Shadows manual,
which is used for both games.
user-created scenarios and maps are available for downloading.
IBM-compatible 386/16 PC or higher
VGA graphics or better
580k free RAM
1 MB high memory
4 MB hard disk space
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