North German Plain '85


While the Americans held the Fulda Gap in West Germany, British and West German forces defended the North German Plain, stretching from the Hartz Mountains to the Baltic Sea. The North German Plain was prime tank country, the kind the Russians and their Warsaw Pact forces wanted to attack through. They had massed their strongest forces there, particularly the Third Shock Army ready to attack in this key area astride Berlin. In this hypothetical clash, the Warsaw Pact unleash their power in the opening of World War III in the summer of 1985. Together the conflict here on this North German plain and at the Fulda Gap in the south, would decide the fate of Europe and the world.

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  • 35 scenarios are included.
  • Scenarios range from a small starter scenario to up to a full 161 turn campaign scenario involving British, West German, Canadian, French, American, Dutch, Belgian, Russian, East German, and Polish forces.
  • Map is over 300 by 190 hexes including most of Northern Germany.

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  • Turn-based game engine with 3 hour day turns and 1 mile hexes.
  • Units are at the battalion and company level.
  • Tank, reconnaissance, artillery, infantry, parachute, engineer, antitank, AAA, rocket, and headquarters units.
  • Special rules for chemical warfare, artillery-delivered mines, electronic warfare (SIGINT), and thermal imaging sights.
  • Supports single person play against the computer, two-person hot-seat, two-person Play-By-E-Mail, and multiplayer network play over LANs and the Internet.
  • Comes with Main Program, full-featured Scenario Editor, Sub-map editor and Order of Battle Editor.

New Gold Features

  • An additional 17 new scenarios. included is the official Germany expansion pack, Ed ‘Volcano Man’ William’s Alternate mod, Mark Breed’s Berlin scenarios, Marc Bellizzi’s AFNorth scenarios and David Gillies Ich bin ein Berliner campaign making 54 in total.
  • All new game graphics including terrain, in game counters and 2D & 3D units as well as the toolbar icons.
  • All new sounds.
  • Game enhancements include revised disruption movement and reinforcement ‘place all’ function from the First World War Campaign series.

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File Previews

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  • Scenario Design: Glenn Saunders, Dave Blackburn, Bob Mayer
  • Playtesters: Rick Bancroft, Bob Hutchison, Adam Parker, Paul Sinatra, Ed Williams
  • Gold Release: David Freer with Wargame Design Studio

System Requirements

Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB

This wargame is for sale at The John Tiller Software Store