Battalion Commander (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Strategic Simulations, Inc. - 1985 USA, Canada Release

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Battalion Commander
Packaging cover Battalion Commander.
Product ID SSIIN0132
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1985
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Wargame
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Real-time tactical simulation of modern armored warfare.

"Attack the flanks!"
"Lay down smoke screens!"
"Fire mortars!"

Grim soldiers in the midst of combat. Tanks rumbling forward as howitzer shells erupt around them. The enemy is just over the next ridge. Your captain's voice crackles on the radio:
"Your orders, sir?"

As a lieutenant colonel in charge of an entire armored battalion, you must issue swift and concise commands. This decisiveness is especially critical in an exciting real-time tactical game like Battalion Commander. Here's your chance to match your wits against the computer in a series of conflicts designed to test you military prowess.

You can choose from five different scenarios. In the novice game, your objective is to destroy a Soviet tank battalion while learning the ropes of command. The tougher assignments include such missions as overwhelming an enemy whose defenses have been disrupted or dealing with an unexpected enemy encounter.

Your forces are equipped with a complete arsenal of modern vehicles and weapons such as tanks, APC's, howitzers, heavy mortars, antitank missiles and assault guns.

In Battalion Commander, you can select the nationality of ground forces (U.S., Soviet or Chinese) for either your side or the enemy's. Relative strengths can also be adjusted to vary the difficulty of the game. And if you get bored with the scenery, just choose another battleground from the 40 terrain maps available.

So go ahead- give the captain your orders. The outcome of the battle rests on you, sir.

Smooth-scrolling screen uses Hi-Res color graphics to show forty different battlefields. Terrain includes minefields, rivers, forests, roads and hills (indicated by contour lines). Only enemy units that have been spotted by your troops are visible.

  • Real-time modern tactical combat simulation on a platoon/company level.
  • Assume the role of commander and make decisions for your tanks and mechanized infantry.
  • 40 Different terrain maps.
  • Select the level of command you want: battalion, company, or platoon commander.
  • Choose Soviet, Chinese or U.S. forces to play against the able computer commander.
  • Solitaire play only.

Battalion Commander was designed by David Hille, who also designed SSI's Combat Leader.

  • Playing Time: 30 to 90 minutes.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Battalion Commander. Retail Box back Battalion Commander.



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