war game presents you with a large rulebook with small
type, which at first sight may discourage you. But once
you get as far as playing the novice game, though, you'll
soon find that things aren't as complicated as they
game is played on a green battlefield covering three
screens. On this landscape are various features like
trees, hills, depressions and rocks, and, once you start
playing, your forces.
size and type of your forces depends on which of the
seven possible game plans you have chosen; these are
novice, intermediate, build your own game, attack enemy,
seize and hold position, mobile defence and reconnaissance.
Each of these scenarios gives you a different task and
strategies with which to complete it.
of the terrain showing a hill with clumps of trees
to the south. Sparse graphics, interesting game.
novice game fives you a platoon of five tanks, and you
must engage and destroy a platoon of enemy tanks. To
move the platoon around you use the joystick and keys:
the joystick to position a cursor and the G key to tell
your tanks to go to it.
commands allow you to target your guns, fire them, hurry
movement, provide smokescreen, use infantry and patrols
and also get reports on the enemy forces. These commands
can be issued to a number of units - besides the tanks,
you may have carriers, scouts, patrols and various squads.
unit can be controlled individually while the others
are computer controlled, or you can try and control
the whole lot at once. Your opponent is always the computer
and, believe me, it is a very skilful and tenacious