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First Battalion (Windows)

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This action-orientated game takes you through 18 missions taking place throughout the WWII. Six Missions per side (Americans, Russians and Germans) place you inside a tank from the corresponding period (for example, in the first mission of the game you drive the famous German Panzer II Ausf. C).

Your tank is equipped with a cannon with limited ammo and a MG with unlimited ammo. With this arsenal you now have to complete different objectives (which can change throughout the mission) inside the missions like blowing up a fuel depot. In this process you also destroy and blow up many other things in the almost completely destroyable environment (from trees to houses) and of course you've to fight against enemy infantry and tanks.

The game also gives you command over a squad of friendly tanks which you can give simple but effective commands like 'make a flank attack on that position' or 'go and repair yourself at this repairstation'.

The mission-briefing consists of original WWII film footage where a speaker explains different aspects of the tank-war and a text (read to you) in which the story of your tank-crew is explained.


First Battalion Windows The Soviet T-34, they all look like Ladas to me :) A bit low poly for a starring vehicle, thank the texturers for doing a wonderful job, otherwise it would really be a miss.
First Battalion Windows Fighting the enemy while taking cover in the nearby forest.
First Battalion Windows Climbed on the hill and taking out enemy units from a safe distance. Luckily the surrounding vegetation camouflages my tank.
First Battalion Windows I always thought that tanks can climb every obstacle! But not in this game they don't.

Alternate Titles

  • "Panzer Elite Action: Pola Chwały" -- Polish title
  • "Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

PC Action May 17, 2006 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) Apr 24, 2006 74 out of 100 74
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Aug 25, 2006 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) May, 2006 70 out of 100 70
IGN Oct 13, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Powerplay May, 2006 64 out of 100 64
Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2006 62 out of 100 62
JeuxVideoPC.com May 05, 2006 12 out of 20 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 09, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 12, 2006 6 out of 20 30


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Sicarius (60996) added First Battalion (Windows) on Apr 27, 2006
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