Operation Crusader

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A military strategy wargame focusing on the African desert campaign of legendary Erwin Rommel; specifically, the period between November and December, 1941 when Rommel's offensive is driven close to the Suez Canal and American supplies have given an edge to the Commonwealth Eight Army.

Consisting of 5 single-battle scenarios and one campaign game, you are trusted into either the Allied or the Axis side using a modified version of the V for victory engine with the same wargame mechanics but with several additions such as more realistic fog of war, the ability to select different types of attacks, from low-intensity probes, to all-out assaults. You can play vs a human opponent via e-mails or take on the computer using a "Random Variant" option which guarantees some surprises on every game.

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Credits (DOS version)

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Game System Design
Historical Research
PC Programming
AI Programming
Additional Programming
Cover Illustration
  • Mark Ericksen Illustrations
Cover Design
  • Mark Ericksen Illustrations
Original Music
  • Bogas Productions
Sound Effects
  • Clayton Engineering
Sound Drivers
  • Human Machine Interfaces Inc. [PC]
Production Coordination
Production Assistant
Game Guide
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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #110 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

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  • MobyGames ID: 4440


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Zovni.

Macintosh added by Tomas Pettersson.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger.

Game added July 6th, 2001. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.