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Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign

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Atari ST
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Amiga
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3.0
DOS
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3.0
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Description

Vulcan is a third entry in R. T. Smith's World War II trilogy, including Arnhem and Desert Rats. It simulates the Tunisian Campaign in 1942-43 from the arrival of the 'Torch' Task Force and their race for Tunis, to the final battle of 'Operation Vulcan'. There are 5 armies (3 Allied & 2 Axis) and 5 scenarios, including the battles of Kasserine and Mareth. Each scenario has several pre-conditions to start from, which include Axis control Malta, Axis capture Bone, DAK (Deutsches Afrika Korps) destroyed, Desert armies late, and French neutrality.

The gameplay is flown on scrolling map by turns. Player selects the units and gives them orders. Units move on the grid of rectangular cells. Landscape objects influence on the movement. For example, mountainous terrain allows hidden movement, or river blocks the way. Air attack phase is possible between turns.

The game comes with detailed instruction booklet and includes historical notes on the campaign, maps and photographs. Two players representing Allied and Axis may be computer or human.

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Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign Amstrad CPC Selecting the location to move to
Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign DOS Select a precondition for certain scenarios
Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign Amstrad CPC Title Screen
Vulcan: The Tunisian Campaign DOS Assault on tanks

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The Press Says

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1987 8.5 out of 10 85
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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