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The icons are a little large for 50m hex size, but it doesn't negatively effect the game at all. It's a lot better than using army symbols.
Perhaps at 25m a hex the maps weren't big enough. The maps were limited to 100x100 hexes back then (2.5KM x 2.5KM). Not a lot of room for a battalion to maneuver. Changing the hexes to 50m gives you 5KM x 5KM or 25 square KM instead of 6.25 square KM.
Now days the maps go up to 160x200 hexes (8KM by 10KM). You can have a pretty nice tank battle on 80 square KM.
I looked in the back of my old game guide from the original SP, and sure enough you are listed as a designer. You're famous ;-)
Though actually my name made it into the game guide a few years ago, when Camo Workshop included a couple of my maps in their WinSPWW2 game. My kids were impressed :-)
Camo Workshop have a done a really good job building on what you guys started back in the 90s. They've stretched the code to the limit and beyond, but IMHO it remains the best WW2 computer wargame of it's type.
You can find all the Steel Panthers love you want right here:
Steel Panthers Armor Site http://www.fprado.com/armorsite/winspww2.htm
Steel Panthers Depot http://www.spwaw.com
Camo Workshop for Steel Panthers http://linetap.com/www/drg/SPCamo-2.htm
And last but not least the newly updated game
Courtesy of the wargaming links on my blog
If you have a spare copy of Windows 98, you should be able to install that on your PC within a virtual machine.
Even if your flavor of XP isn't listed on the system requirements, it should still run.
I played a ton of Steel Panthers... I recall winning the decisive victories in every scenario in the campaign until I got to one of the Berlin battles and I only got a marginal. I lost my best tank crew in that scenario... Great stuff, I had good times for many many hours.
I also had Aces of the Deep.. another fun game that took up a lot of my time.