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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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Alternate Titles

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

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Power Play Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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

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Zovni (10648) added Battleground: Ardennes (Windows 3.x) on Aug 28, 2001
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