Post World War II Squad Battles

The Post World War II games in the Squad Battles series cover battles from the Korean War through to the present day.


On April 2, 1982, Argentine Marines and Special Forces troops landed near Stanley, the capital of the Falklands and the largest community, and took control of the islands, establishing by force Argentina's historical claim to the islands. However, Great Britain's response was not what Argentina expected and a task force of naval ships and troops set sail on the 8,000 mile voyage to reclaim the Falklands setting the stage for a clash of the old and new worlds in this remote area of the South Atlantic.

Squad Battles Falklands lets you recreate this short, but sharp war between Great Britain and Argentina over what boiled down to little more than national honor. As the British player you can command some of the finest troops in the world, including the SAS, SBS, Paras and Royal Marine Commandos as you try to return British sovereignty to a part of the Commonwealth. Or as the Argentine player, your command includes Army commandos, paratroopers and the conscripts who fought with pride for the love of their country. The wind-swept, barren hills of the Islas Malvinas await you.

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Modern War

For almost ten years now, the United States military has been fighting a new kind of war, against both conventional and unconventional forces. Their opponents, while minimally equipped and trained, are inspired by strong beliefs and willing to take any action to achieve victory. These battles have been fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, ranging from fighting in rugged mountainous terrain to close-in fighting in cities. Small unit tactics have become the premiere engagement occurrence with highly tactical fighting the basis for deciding victory or defeat. In this new kind of warfare, terms such as IED and UAV have taken on a new significance. The US military has learned to fight these wars using new weapons, new techniques, and new tactics.

Ranging from operations in Afghanistan such as Anaconda to the initial invasion of Iraq and subsequent fighting in cities like Fallujah, Squad Battles: Modern War covers the major battles and engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq. Modern War provides a unique perspective to how modern combat is being fought at the squad level and how it might be fought in the future.

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Dien Bien Phu

May 7th, 1954 - the guns fell silent as the last organized resistance in the fortified camp of Dien Bien Phu came to an end. The loss of Dien Bien Phu struck a death knell for the French effort to retain control of their former colony of Indochina. For the Viet Minh it was a long sought victory over significant French forces and heralded an end to this first phase of their war of liberation from their imperial masters. The war had begun 8 years previously in the wake of World War II and would end 21 long years later with the fall of Saigon in 1975. Dien Bien Phu covers the period of 1946 - 1954 when a polyglot force of Moroccans, Senegalese, Algerians, Legionnaires, Vietnamese, Thos and others under the auspices of the French sought to retain France's hold on Indochina and were opposed by the nationalist communist forces of the Viet Minh.

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Soviet-Afghan War

On Christmas Eve, 1979, Soviet paratroopers seized the airports at Bagram and Kabul. Three days later, motorized infantry of the Soviet 40th Army crossed the border into the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan. The following nine years saw a fierce guerilla war as the Soviets with their communist Afghan allies battled the Muslim rebels, the Mujahideen. It was a war of small units and small unit leaders and one the Soviets were not prepared to fight. Now you can plan an ambush against a Soviet convoy or try to take a mountain redoubt from the Mujahideen with support from Hind helicopters and T-62 tanks.

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Korean War

On a rainy summer morning, June 25th, 1950, the emerging Cold War between Communist nations and those of the Free World suddenly got very hot. For a little over three years, Korea became the center of world attention. The so-called "Police Action" was all out war for those who served there. Through a series of seesaw actions the violence of this conflict shook the world.

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Tour of Duty

The men who served in Vietnam fought in a war without front lines, one where action came quickly and unexpectedly. They fought in the rice paddies, in the air, in the cities, and along the rivers of Vietnam. They came from many backgrounds and nationalities, all wanting to serve their country. Together, their combat experiences formed a story, one they would take with them, one that would forever represent their "Tour of Duty."

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A small country in Southeast Asia where conflict between old and new had been going on for years was to engulf the United States in a war that eventually expanded beyond expectations to become one of the longest and most bitter engagements in American History. Despite an overwhelming advantage in material, using instruments of war such as the helicopter in ways never before seen in combat, the United States and its allies found themselves battling a determined foe in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. Regardless of the political and moral outcome of the war, the individual Army and Marine soldier who fought there saw events in a very definitive manner, of war as it had always been fought, man against man in small firefights that would otherwise be lost to history. These small battles together form the story of war unique to history and to America's experience.

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