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It is September 6, 1943 following the debacle at Kursk the German Army reels back to the protection of the Dneiper River. The Red Army pursues hard trying to turn a retreat into a rout. You are in charge of a tiny Panzer Group (tank platoon) and you are the only unit capable of stopping them. You are outnumbered 2 to 1 but your orders are firm stop the Soviet tanks. You command a force up to 8 tanks or anti-tank guns in 5 different scenarios. The computer is your Soviet opponent. Tanktics is played out on a two piece full color 22" x 16" mapboard with 240 1/2" counters while the computer takes care of all the calculations.


Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM My A & B tanks (left) can see 2 of the computer tanks
Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM My B tank destroys the computers A tank shown as *A*
Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM Scenario selection and number of tanks / type
Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM My B tank is out of move points (B) again

Alternate Titles

  • "Tanktics: Computer Game of Armored Combat on the Eastern Front" -- Tag-lined title

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Read about game's development in author's own book:
Chris Crawford on Game Design, New Riders Press, 2003, ISBN 0-13-146099-4
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