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Kampfgruppe

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.0
Atari 8-bit
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Amiga
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3.0
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Description

A platoon-level tactical game of armored warfare that encompasses almost all ground weapons used on the Russian Front from 1941-45. Kampfgruppe puts the player in command of either a German or Russian battle group, providing four historical and an infinite number of randomly created scenarios.

The historical scenarios:
  • Meeting engagement east of Bryansk (July 7, 1942).
  • Attempted relief of Stalingrad (December 17, 1942).
  • Attack toward Kiev (November 3, 1943).
  • Attack toward Berlin (March 22, 1945).
The game will automatically end after 20 turns (after 30 if there is an assault battle being played). However a game may be ended earlier or continue after it has ended if all sides agree. At the end of the game victory points will be awarded which will determine whether the battle was a draw or a marginal, substantive, or decisive victory.

Screenshots

Kampfgruppe Amiga Title screen and main menu
Kampfgruppe Commodore 64 Select type of battle
Kampfgruppe DOS Customize your map
Kampfgruppe DOS And here that lovely map is

Alternate Titles

  • "Kampfgruppe: Tactical-Level Combat on the Russian Front, 1941-45" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apple II Jan, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Title translation

This title translates into English as "Combat group" or "Combat team".

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1985 (Vol. 5.5) - Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • November 1985 (Vol. 5.5) - Wargame of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • March 1988 (Issue #45) - Hall of Fame member
    • November 1996 (15th Anniversary Issue) - #101 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Information also contributed by PCGamer77.
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