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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.


Battleground: Ardennes Windows La Gleize
Battleground: Ardennes Windows Map in 2D
Battleground: Ardennes Windows Scenario Editor
Battleground: Ardennes Windows Training Scenario

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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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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Jan, 1996 91 out of 100 91
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker Jun, 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1996 63 out of 100 63
PC Player (Germany) May, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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NGC 5194 (17617) added Battleground: Ardennes (Windows) on Oct 14, 2002
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