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Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 (Atari ST)

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The Fire Brigade was the 48th Panzer Korps, which was heavily involved in the battle this wargame recreates - Operation Barbarossa, Germany's attempted offensive in Russia during World War 2. The game recreates the situations at 3 dates in the attack, and you can play any of those from either side.

You have a range of units under your command, as although the battle was largely tank-based there were also infantry and air units involved. Units can be told which positions to take up, and whether to defend a spot or consciously aim to attack it. The game's AI incorporates the significance of bridges, rivers and forests as strategic points, and your units can be subject to fatigue.

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Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Atari ST Game setup
Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Atari ST I think it is best to delay the withdrawal
Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Atari ST Briefing in process
Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Atari ST Strategic map

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Génération 4 Apr, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Micro News May, 1990 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50

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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #4 Top Sleeper Of All Time

Martin Smith (63156) added Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 (Atari ST) on Aug 19, 2004
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