DescriptionThe 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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|The Games Machine (UK)||DOS||Oct, 1989||93 out of 100||93|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Oct, 1989||93 out of 100||93|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||DOS||Feb, 1989||910 out of 1000||91|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Macintosh||Feb, 1989||908 out of 1000||91|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Jan, 1989||9.2 out of 12||77|
|Génération 4||Atari ST||Apr, 1990||72 out of 100||72|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Nov, 1991||70|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Amiga||Nov, 1991||70|
|Micro News||Atari ST||May, 1990||50|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Macintosh||Jul, 1988||Unscored||Unscored|
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