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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 tank fires and destroys the computer B tank it is out of action *B*
Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM Game start - I have 2 tanks vs. computer 4 tanks
Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM Computer C tank returns fire and destroys my A tank!
Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM Doing an L command validates my tank B can see computer tank A 'B SEES A'

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Alternate Titles

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

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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
Kabushi (209748) added Tanktics (Commodore PET/CBM) on Jun 02, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66852), Terok Nor (26757), vedder (39153) and CygnusWolfe (776)