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Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943

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Description

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 DOS Title screen (EGA)
Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Atari ST Strategic map
Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Atari ST Info about one of the units
Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 Atari ST I think it is best to delay the withdrawal

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) DOS Oct, 1989 93 out of 100 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Macintosh Feb, 1989 908 out of 1000 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1989 910 out of 1000 91
Génération 4 Atari ST Apr, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Micro News Atari ST May, 1990 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50

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Awards

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

Contributed to by Kabushi (122978) and Martin Smith (63138)