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DescriptionFirst in the long-running Battleground wargame series. The game offers turn-based wargaming using the first incarnation of the Battleview engine and featuring 23 battles between Dec. 1944 and Jan. 1945 on the Ardennes Forest and its surroundings. Plus you get 3 hypothetical scenarios, 1 tutorial scenario and a scenario editor to fiddle with the premade missions.
Uses svga graphics in an isometric or top-down tactical map. Plus the game also includes small fmv sequences that play whenever a certain action is carried out and offers modem support for two-player gameplay.
- "Die Große Schlacht in den Ardennen 1944" -- German title
- "Battleground: Ardennes 1944" -- UK title
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The Press Says
|PC Gamer||Windows||Jan, 1996||91 out of 100||91|
|World Village (Gamer's Zone)||Windows||1995||80|
|Power Play||Windows 3.x||Feb, 1996||70 out of 100||70|
|Power Play||Windows||Feb, 1996||70 out of 100||70|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Mar, 1996||63 out of 100||63|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Windows 3.x||Jan, 1996||60|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Windows||Jan, 1996||60|
|PC Player (Germany)||Windows||May, 1996||60|
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Re-releaseIn 1996 the game was re-released as Battleground 1: Bulge - Ardennes Deluxe, which added new scenarios and graphics.
Related Web Sites
- Battleground Ardennes Deluxe Bulge website -- Description, Requirements, Patch
Special thanks to:
Patrick Barker (Capt.), U.S. Air Force Academy
Translation to German: