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Description

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.

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Tanktics Apple II My B tank destroys computer tank *A*
Tanktics Atari 8-bit Just poke blindly at the controls until they let you go
Tanktics Apple II My tank C now rotated destroys computer *C* tank
Tanktics Commodore PET/CBM My A & B tanks (left) can see 2 of the computer tanks

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Tanktics Magazine Advertisement Commodore PET release
Tanktics Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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80 Micro TRS-80 Apr, 1982 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) TRS-80 Jan, 1982 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Jan, 1982 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Jan, 1982 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore PET/CBM Jan, 1982 Unscored Unscored

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Development

Read about game's development in author's own book:
Chris Crawford on Game Design, New Riders Press, 2003, ISBN 0-13-146099-4
Contributed to by Kabushi (257706), Martin Smith (79823), Terok Nor (32571), vedder (59579) and CygnusWolfe (776)
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