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Battleground: Ardennes (Windows)

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Description

First in the long-running Battleground wargame series. The game offers turn-based wargaming using the first incarnation of the Battleview engine and featuring 23 battles between Dec. 1944 and Jan. 1945 on the Ardennes Forest and its surroundings. Plus you get 3 hypothetical scenarios, 1 tutorial scenario and a scenario editor to fiddle with the premade missions.

Uses svga graphics in an isometric or top-down tactical map. Plus the game also includes small fmv sequences that play whenever a certain action is carried out and offers modem support for two-player gameplay.


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Battleground: Ardennes Windows choose a scenario
Battleground: Ardennes Windows Training Scenario
Battleground: Ardennes Windows Peipers last Battle
Battleground: Ardennes Windows Scenario Editor

Alternate Titles

  • "Die Gro├če Schlacht in den Ardennen 1944" -- German title
  • "Battleground: Ardennes 1944" -- UK title

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The Press Says

PC Gamer Jan, 1996 91 out of 100 91
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1996 63 out of 100 63
PC Player (Germany) May, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Re-release

In 1996 the game was re-released as Battleground 1: Bulge - Ardennes Deluxe, which added new scenarios and graphics.

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NGC 5194 (17258) added Battleground: Ardennes (Windows) on Oct 14, 2002
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