DescriptionA very encompassing game that allowed players to issue orders to Tanks, AA units, Aircraft, Artillery and Infantry in a campaign against Warsaw Pact units in Europe, while specifically controlling a platoon of 4 M1 tanks. The player could jump into the position of the driver, gunner or commander of any of the tanks to view the world from a 1st person perspective, or work from a tactical map to command all his forces. Characters in the M1 platoon actually increased in skill as they survived battles.
- "M-1 Tank Platoon" -- Alternate spelling
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The Press Says
|Raze||Jan, 1991||90 out of 100||90|
|ST Format||Dec, 1990||84 out of 100||84|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jun, 1991||80|
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GraphicsAround Desert Storm, MicroProse released a "bundle" called "Allied Forces, which contains Gunship and M1 Tank Platoon, but with a patch to make the terrain yellow/brown like Kuwait instead of the "green" of Europe.
TroopsYou don't just control your own platoon of 4 tanks. Sometimes additional forces will be assigned to you, anything from infantry (Bradley IFVs and M-113 APCs) and missile carriers (ITV-improved TOW vehicle) to A-10 or helicopter support. Sometimes you may even see some M-60 tanks assigned to you! Artillery is also available on call depending on what's available (HE, smoke, etc.).
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Simulation Game in 1990
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1991 (Issue #88) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
- September 1990 (Issue #74) - Simulation Game of the Year
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #32 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
- Power Play
- Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Simuation in 1989