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M1 Tank Platoon (PC-98)

M1 Tank Platoon PC-98 Configuration

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Description

A very encompassing game that allowed players to issue orders to Tanks, AA units, Aircraft, Artillery and Infantry in a campaign against Warsaw Pact units in Europe, while specifically controlling a platoon of 4 M1 tanks. The player could jump into the position of the driver, gunner or commander of any of the tanks to view the world from a 1st person perspective, or work from a tactical map to command all his forces. Characters in the M1 platoon actually increased in skill as they survived battles.

Screenshots

M1 Tank Platoon PC-98 PC-98 credits screen
M1 Tank Platoon PC-98 Driving into the river... :)
M1 Tank Platoon PC-98 Title screen
M1 Tank Platoon PC-98 Main mission menu

Alternate Titles

  • "M-1 Tank Platoon" -- Alternate spelling

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Trivia

Graphics

Around Desert Storm, MicroProse released a "bundle" called "Allied Forces, which contains Gunship and M1 Tank Platoon, but with a patch to make the terrain yellow/brown like Kuwait instead of the "green" of Europe.

Troops

You don't just control your own platoon of 4 tanks. Sometimes additional forces will be assigned to you, anything from infantry (Bradley IFVs and M-113 APCs) and missile carriers (ITV-improved TOW vehicle) to A-10 or helicopter support. Sometimes you may even see some M-60 tanks assigned to you! Artillery is also available on call depending on what's available (HE, smoke, etc.).

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Simulation Game in 1990
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
    • September 1990 (Issue #74) - Simulation Game of the Year
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #32 in the β€œ150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • EMAP
    • Golden Joystick Rewards 1990: Winner Best Simulation.
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Simuation in 1989
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz and PCGamer77
Terok Nor (18933) added M1 Tank Platoon (PC-98) on Sep 24, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Jeff Sinasac (315), Martin Smith (63136) and Terok Nor (18933)