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Battles in a Distant Desert (Windows 3.x)

Battles in a Distant Desert Windows 3.x The game's title screen

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Description

Battles in a Distant Desert is a single player, shareware, wargame set during the war in Iraq.

The player has limited resources with which to complete three scenarios which the game documentation describes thus:
  • "Berm Busting" - Your company is charged with the mission of securing this sector of the berms and hold it until the oncoming units of Bear's "Hail Mary" push, arrive to pass thru you.
  • "The Streets of Khafji" - Command the infantry and artillery defense of this northern Saudi resort town as the Iraqis attempt to storm and take control of the town. Or control the Iraqi attack and see if you can hold Khafji.
  • "The Az Zibayir Road" - The war is lost for the Iraqi Army in Kuwait, and the escape is underway. Led by elements of the armored divisions occupying Kuwait, the Iraqi Army attempts to return to Iraqi with great amounts of equipment and plunder.
The shareware version of the game gives the player only the 'Berm Busting' scenario.

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Battles in a Distant Desert Windows 3.x The game ends in a shareware nag screen
Battles in a Distant Desert Windows 3.x Many options are accessed via the menu bar, this is the in-game help file
Battles in a Distant Desert Windows 3.x The game's title screen
Battles in a Distant Desert Windows 3.x The save game menu

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Trivia

Additional Mission: Time Limited Offer

When the game was released the documentation promised that for every registration received before November 11th 1993, Veteran's Day, $1 would be donated to the Disabled American Veteran's Association. In addition those purchasers would receive an extra mission, 'Kuwait Beach Party' - A marine amphibious landing south of Kuwait City, opposed by Iraqi infantry and armor.
piltdown_man (76908) added Battles in a Distant Desert (Windows 3.x) on Aug 04, 2014