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Norm Koger's 1.301 Unnoficial Patch, (409 KB - ZIP file).
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MANUAL and US ARMY FM 100-5 OPERATIONS:
Manual in Adobe Reader Format (PDF).
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TANKS MODERN DATABASE (Novastar) - FULL STAND ALONE GAME:
TANKS! - Novastar Modern Database - Full "stand alone" Version:
TANKS! MODERN DATABASE 1.301 : Full version "stand
alone" with the scenarios included! Just unzip it to the Directory of
your choice and start playing! By the now extinct Novastar Gaming Co.
(1,767 KB). FIXED: July 27, 2002.
ALL-TIME BEST SCENARIOS FOR TANKS:
Scenarios by Wild Bill Wilder!
SCENARIO SYNOPSIS -
44July01 - LET'S DO
SOMETHING!...July 3, 1944, The city of Saint Lo still stands as a
German bastion in front of American forces. The 82nd Airborne Division,
still in the line, assaults Hill 131 as a prelude to reaching St.Lo.
CARPIQUET...July 4-5, 1944, On the eastern side of the beach head, the
British attack the village and airfield at Carpiquet. This must be
taken, before attacking Caen.
44July03 - AT LAST!
CAEN TAKEN...July 8-9, 1944, Eisenhower makes it plain to Montgomery
that Caen, a first day objective must be taken at once. Armor and
infantry are faced with a strong enemy within the city.
44July04 - I SAW YOU
FIRST!...July 8, 1944, The night crossing of the Vire river north of
St.Lo leaves many US units uncertain as to their location. With the
dawn, American tankers find Germans sleepily sitting in front of them.
44July05 - KING OF
THE HILL...July 11, 1944, Lt.Col. King is given a scratch force of
tanks and foot soldiers. He is ordered to take Hill 91, an important
German observation post.
44July06 - EXPECT THE
UNEXPECTED...July 16, 1944, The US 134th Regiment makes good progress
in the assault of St.Lo. In fact, it is so good that they are suddenly
cut off. Now they must fight their way out. The 29th Infantry Division
moves in to open a hole.
44July07 - BAD
LUCK...July 18, 1944, The German Battle Group Luck is out to stop the
advance of the British 11th Armored Division as moves forward past Caen.
44July08 - PUNCHING A
HOLE...July 26, 1944, After the massive carpet bombing in a small area
east of St.Lo, the 2nd Armored Division seeks to break out. The
shattered remnants of Panzer Lehr and the 2nd SS Panzer Divisions try
to stop them.
44July09 - DON'T STOP
FOR ANYTHING!...July 30, 1944, The dynamic General Patton is in France.
3rd Army is turned over to him, with 3 armored and 4 infantry
divisions. He is told to break out into the open, and sweep across
Brittany in southern France. The bridge at Pontabault must be taken to
maintain the momentum of the thrust. German bombers and tanks are out
JUNE 1944, THE MONTH
OF BREAKING IN
44JUNE01 - THE FIRST
LICK ... Anticipating a British attempt at a breakout from the Normandy
bridgehead, Rommel decides to strike first at the bridgehead held by
the 6th Airborne. The British counterattack and aim for the town of
44JUNE02 - THE TIGERS
ROAR ... Instead of assaulting Caen frontally, Montgomery sends troops
around it, through Villers-Bocage and on to Hill 213. The Germans
aren't ready to give it up.
44JUNE03 - IN A
BOX...The overextended British 7th Armored Division finds itself under
attack from 3 sides by 2 Panzer Divisions. Can they hold?
44JUNE04 -AT THE
GATE...In a bold move, the American invasion forces sweep to the west,
cut off the Cherbourg peninsula, and assault Fort de Roule. Is there
44JUNE05 - MOPPING
UP...The Germans have scattered in the marshes of Cap de Hague. Now
Americans must find root them all out. Time is short.
44JUNE06 - NOT THAT
EASY ... After taking Cherbourg, General Bradley turns his forces to
the south toward St. Lo. 2 enemy divisions are hidden among the
hedgerows. It' rough going!
44JUNE07 - EPSON
I...The first step in the British "Epson" offensive is the taking of
St. Honorine. It is done without any preliminary artillery barrages.
The Germans are quick to respond, however, and want it back.
44JUNE08 - HILL
112...REPULSE - A massive assault by British armor and infantry sweeps
around Caen and attempts to take Hill 112.
44JUNEV8 - HILL
112...VICTORY - After being driven off the hill, the weather clears and
intensive artillery and air attacks make the going a little easier
(Variant of 44June08)
44JUNE09 - EPSOM IV
... Rommel now masses every Panzer unit he can find in order to throw
back the British. Well emplaced units await the attack. They surge
forward, but the going is rough!
SCENARIO SYNOPSIS -
WINTER 1944 (October, November, December)
44Wntr01 - OPENING
THE DOOR...Oct.2, 1944, After a lull in the fighting in September, the
GIs strike at the Siegfried Line with close assault weapons and tank
support. The 30th is at the head of the line again!
44Wntr02 - CLOSING IN
... Oct. 8, 1944, Aachen, a large city in West Germany is being
encircled by infantry and armor. Cut if off, and it will die. The
German defenders are not going to let this happen.
44Wntr03 - SORRY, NO
VACANCIES!...Oct. 14, 1944, In house to house fighting in Aachen,
Americans charge the German HQ in Aachen.
TIMBERWOLVES UNDER FIRE...Oct.31, 1944, The 104th Division learns
quickly how to fight in Belgium and northern Germany.
44Wntr05 - ISLAND
WARRIORS...Nov.1, 1944, Eisenhower is adamant. Montgomery must give his
full attention to taking the channel leading to Antwerp. Even though
the port is in Allied hands, it cannot be used. This channel leading to
it must be conquered before the port can be used. First on the list is
the island of Walcheren.
44Wntr06 - HARD
GOING...Nov.3, 1944, The German city of Schmidt is one of the keys to
getting through to the Rhine. The battered 28th Division is order to
take it. German troops are determined to get it back.
44Wntr07 - TAKE IT
BACK...Nov.18, 1944, A renewed Allied offensive begins. In spite of
initial air and artillery attacks, the town of Hamich and Hill 232 are
being held tenaciously.
44Wntr08 - 100
Men...Nov.30, 1944, In attacking the town of Lindern, 3 advance
platoons are cut off from the troops behind them. This is a unique
scenario, scaled down to a company level game.
44Wntr09 - CUT 'EM
OFF!...Dec.1, 1944, Faced with overwhelming forces, German tanks and
infantry try to sneak across the Roer, deeper into Germany. The
American commander sends armor to cut them off.
44Wntr10 - BOTH SIDES
NOW...Dec.10, 1944, A series of villages around Hoven must be taken to
get to the Roer River. German troops assault at the same time from the
other side of the town.
44Wntr11 - AGAINST
THE RULES...Dec.18-21, the series of holding actions around the city of
Bastogne during the battle of the bulge are portrayed. Tanks are used
against the rules, in a static, piecemeal type of defense. The goal is
to slow down the Germans.
44Wntr12 - MAKE A
HARD LEFT...Dec.26, 1944, Patton's Third Army, to the south of the
Battle of the Bulge is ordered to halt in place, turn left, and break
into the German salient around Bastogne. On December 26th, the 4th
Armored Division approaches the outskirts of the city. Paratroopers of
the 101st can hear the booming of tank guns to the south. They are
barely holding on and peer into the distance. There are the Shermans!
1945, THE BITTER END
(January - May, 1945)
45Jan01 - A NORTH
WIND...Jan.1, 1945, Hitler, still with the illusion of reversing the
war in the West, launches a second attack in the south against the 7th
Army. Himmler's special forces head for the Saverne Gap and Strasbourg.
45Jan02 - DEFLATING
THE BULGE...Jan.5, 1945, In an attempt to squeeze shut the German
salient in US lines at the Ardennes, American tanks take a key hill
overlooking the highway from Bastogne. Recognizing the danger, German
tanks move to take it back.
45Jan03 - THE SQUEEZE
IS ON...Jan.15, 1945, With the American First Army heading southeast,
and Patton's Third heading northeast, they seek to link up near
Houffalize. The 6th Armored Division assaults the town of Noville, just
south of the ultimate goal.
45Feb01 - WHAT ARE
YOU DOING HERE?...Feb.6, 1945, As American units are relieved by others
in the front lines, German infantry and tanks strike through the
darkness and create chaos.
45Feb02 - GOING TO
THE SOURCE...Feb.9, 1945, The Roer river dams must be taken, so as not
to slow down the advance of the American Ninth Army.
45Feb03 - RESCUE THE
RANGERS...Feb.24, 1945, After successfully crossing the Saar river, a
special Ranger detachment is sent forward to cut off a key road
junction. Now American tanks and infantry seek to reinforce them.
45Feb04 - THE NEW
GENERAL...Feb.27,1945, The old General Sherman has served well
throughout the world, but it is time for a new face. Enter the General
Pershing, a new 26 ton wide tracked, heavily armored medium tank. Now
it must face the dreaded German Tiger. Has scratch met its match?
45Mar01 - A NEW
TRICK...March 2, 1945, In a race to get to the Rhine river and capture
a bridge, units of the 83rd Infantry Division disguise themselves as
Germans and head for the highway crossing at Oberkassel. Can they pull
45Mar02 - THE BIG
SHOW...March 24, 1945, Now it is Monty's turn at crossing the Rhine.
The first units across are suddenly cut off and need urgent help. The
Germans are determined that this will not happen.
45Apr01 - A DEADLY
CIRCLE...April 1, 1945, The goal of the First Army is the encirclement
of the Ruhr. Fanatical SS troops put up fierce resistance.
45Apr02 - GEORGE IS
IN TROUBLE AGAIN!...April 6, 1945, ever the hero, General Patton finds
where his son-in-law is being held prisoner by the Germans. He
dispatches a task force to rescue him. It is not going to be easy.
Getting them out might be harder!
45Apr03 - DEATH IN
THE RUINS...April 11, 1945, American tanks and infantry take on the
hidden antitank guns in the rubble of the Herman Goering Steel factory.
45May01 - MISSION
FULFILLED...May 7th, 1945, War ends in Europe on this date. Three days
before, a sort of "last stand" is fought by units of the 47th
Volksgrenadier at Fern Pass, near the Berchtesgaden.
BARBAROSSA - 1941 SCENARIOS
BARB411 - A TORRENT
OF TANKS...June 23, 1941, As German forces attack across the Russian
border, the Soviet army is filled with confusion. Red army and tank
columns charge into the battle with no cohesive plan and under the
onslaught of the Luftwaffe.
BARB412 - A SOVIET
SURPRISE...July 3, 1941, For the first 10 days the German Blitzkrieg
seems unstoppable. A crack Soviet unit, the 1st Motorized Division,
charges into German lines with a new and lethal weapon, the T-34 tank.
BARB413 - FIGHTING
FOR MOTHER RUSSIA... August 3, 1941, Well trained German engineers
attempt to take the city of Balta. fanatical Russian troops are
determined to stop them. It is a case of the elite versus the desperate.
BARB414 - AT THE DOOR
... September 12, 1941, To the southwest of Leningrad, the Duderhof
hills are strongly defended. German assault troops and tanks move in to
clear them out and rule the heights overlooking the great city.
BARB415 - JUST A
LITTLE FURTHER ... October 6, 1941, In four months the German forces
have moved from Russia's border to the gates of Moscow. With the center
of communications, transportation, and military command threatened,
Stalin orders any available reserves into the battle to stop them.
BARB416 - IT CAN'T BE
DONE ... November 11, 1941, As icy northeast winds blow down on the
freezing German troops, one last effort to get to Moscow is attempted.
German forces attempt to take and hold the city of Burzevo, a key road
link to the Russian capital.
BARBAROSSA - 1942 SCENARIOS
BARB421 - EVERYBODYS
WELCOME ... February 18, 1942, Partisan, or guerilla attacks were
becoming commonplace against the German rear area and support troops.
The Soviets were masters at infiltration. Partisan and marauding
cavalry receive paradrop reinforcements as they attack the HQ of the
1st Panzer Regiment.
BARB422 - SWAMP
FOXES... May 6, 1942, In a desperate attempt to break out of the German
siege of Leningrad and form a lifeline for resupply, Soviet Ski units
move through the swamps to a key road. They are discovered and attacked
by German troops.
BARB423 - GOIN'
SOUTH... May 18, 1942, Soviet forces attempt to take advantage of a
salient near Kharkov. Unknown to them, the Germans are preparing to cut
off that same salient. Suddenly a even larger number of Russian troops
are about to be cut off.
BARB424 - MANSTEIN'S
MAGIC ... April 14, 1942, Part of the Stalin offensive is the breaking
of the siege of Sevastopol in southern Russia. General Erich von
Manstein and his forces are ready for them.
BARB425 - UNEASY
PARTNERS ... August 23, 1942, The allies of Germany were for the most
part second rate soldiers with little motivation. That, however, was
not always the case. In a glorious moment, Italian cavalry and armor
take on the Soviet forces to rescue their own.
BARB426 - A GHOST
STORY ... December 6, 1942, After two months of attempting to take
Stalingrad, the elite German Sixth Army is cut off and surrounded. As
German panzers seek to break this entrapment, they too come under
BARB427 - THE CITY OF
DEATH ... August-October, 1942, A capsulated mammoth scenario of the
German assault on Stalingrad. The entire city is portrayed on the map,
and hundreds of units are involved. While a long scenario, it can be
played in increments, and gives a real feel for the intense block by
block, house by house fighting that went on there.
BARB427A is a variant
of the above mentioned scenario with Russian reinforcements and 3 less
turns. This one is a little harder for the German player to win.
Barb427B is an
abbreviated version of the attack on Stalingrad, with only the northern
area of the city, where the major buildings were located. It can be
played in half the time of the larger one.
BARBAROSSA - 1943 SCENARIOS
BARB431 - DEATH IN
THE DARK ... January 1, 1943, Manstein's brilliance traps a Soviet Tank
army new to battle. As they attempt to break the stranglehold around
them, the Soviets mistakenly attack non functioning German tanks. As
they do so, the armed and ready Germans attack them.
BARB432 - A SURPRISE
FOR THE SOVIETS ... January 11, 1943, Just as the Germans received a
nasty surprise in 1941 with the appearance of the Russian T-34, now the
Soviet tanks are in for a rude awakening with the introduction of the
German Mark VI Tiger tank on the field!
BARB432A is a variant
of the above scenario with only tanks.
BARB433 - THE DEATH
HEAD ... February 23, 1943, The appearance of the Gross Deutschland
Division, equipped with the new Tiger tank provides a German offensive
with deadly firepower and elite infantry formations to further
disconcert the Russians.
BARB434 - FAILURE IN
THE NORTH... July 8, 1943, As the Kursk offensive gets under way, German
forces attacking from the north encounter much more resistance than
earlier anticipated. General Model's tanks come almost within the
boundaries of their first major objective, when Soviet tanks launch a
BARB434A is a variant
of the above scenario.
BARB435 - HARD
GOING... July 9, 1943, The Germans have yet another surprise for the
Russians. It is the introduction of the Mark V Panther Tank. Rushed
into production, however, was a fatal error on Hitler's part. The
Panther will become one of the finest of World War Two, but at this
point, mechanical failures make it vulnerable to the enemy.
BARB435 is a variant
of the above scenario.
BARB436 - GREEN
DEVILS... December 15, 1943, With the failure of the German offensive at
Kursk, the Germans are in danger of losing all that they have gained
during two years of bloody fighting. As Russian Ukranian Fronts attack
along the Dnieper River, the 2nd Parachute Division is airlifted to the
area, and launches a counterattack in coordination with an Assault Gun
SYNOPSIS OF SCENARIOS
- BARBAROSSA 1944-1945
BARB441 - NOT A VERY
HAPPY NEW YEAR ... January 11, 1944, The area around Kirovograd was
fast being filled with Soviet invaders. General Bayerlein of the 3rd
Panzer Division orders a breakout.
BARB442 - ANOTHER
RESCUE ... February 13, 1944, Thwarting another large encirclement of
German troops, General Manstein orders the 17th Panzer Division to open
a corridor of escape.
BARB443 - BATTLE OF
THE GIANTS ... August 6, 1944, In the last six months of 1944, most of
the Balkan states that had allied themselves with Germany were overrun
by Soviet forces. After establishing a bridgehead on the Vistula River,
the 8th Guards Army runs into the Hermann Goering Panzer Division.
BARB443A is a variant
of the above scenario. It is a "tank only" battle, with King Tiger
against the JS-1. There are fewer turns than in the original.
BARB444 - FLESH
VERSUS STEEL ... October 30, 1944, In order to give the Gross
Deutschland division time to escape, German troops, well armed with
antitank weapons, form a strong rear guard to hold up the Russians at
BARB451 - FESTUNG
KONISBERG ... January 20, 1945, The beginning of the last Russian drive
into Germany was begun on January 12th, 1945. Tigers of the Panzer
Abeitlung 502, after hearing of the atrocities being committed against
German civilians, make a mad charge into the Soviet ranks.
BARB452 - NO
QUARTER!... April 19, 1945, as the end of the war in the east neared,
the fighting became more savage than ever before. The Russian soldiers
had been incensed with the horrors perpetrated against them for three
and a half years in their homeland. The Germans, knowing surrender
meant death,preferred to go out, not whimpering, but roaring. It meant
no quarter given; none expected. Near Muncheburg, the fight between
both sides was to the death.
RESUME OF CLASSIC
ARMOR BATTLES By Wild Bill Wilder
CLASIC07 - ARMORED
CARS AT ARNHEM ... September 21, 1944, The tanks of XXX Corps have been
stopped 11 miles from Arnhem. Communication is essential with the 1st
Airborne Division. One of the uses of the armored car is demonstrated
as they follow back roads to Driel to link up with the Polish and
CLASIC08 - CHEW THIS
BOOT ... September 4-5, 1944, The negative effect of bad terrain is
clearly seen as British tanks seek to break the solid German Gothic
Wall in Italy.
CLASIC09 - HOLDING
ON!... December 18, 1944, American tanks are used contrary to most tank
doctrine in a defensive role to slow the massive German assault towards
Bastogne. The various teams and task forces are represented here.
CLASIC10 - WORKING
TOGETHER ... April 24, 1951, Armor in an infantry support role is the
theme of this scenario. Various countries are involved in a fierce
battle against the assaulting Chinese. US tankers, supporting
Australian soldiers attempt to come to the aid of Canadian infantry.
New Zealand artillery batteries give needed support.
CLASIC11 - AGAINST
ALL ODDS...June 5-8, 1967, Endangered with annihilation, Jewish armored
divisions sweep across the Sinai peninsula. Attacking a larger force,
superior tank doctrine gives the Israeli forces the advantage.
CLASIC12 - A NEW
CAVALRY... July 9, 1966, A new fighting vehicle is put to the test.
Before, transport only carried infantry to the battle. With the M-113
armored personnel carrier, they can take their transport into battle.
An ambush is cleverly devised to trap the Viet Cong as they seek to
ambush an American convoy.
CLASIC 13 - COMING
DOWN THE WIRE... April 23, 1973, The initiation of the wire guided
missile is portrayed as the South Vietnamese attempt to stop an NVA
armored drive. The missile, a new innovation, is used by both sides.
CLASIC14 - IRON FIST
... February 26, 1991, British Challenger tanks of the 4th Armored
Brigade are a part of Allied VII Corps. A large force of Iraqi tanks
await them. Most have run. These will not. Shown clearly here is the
great advantage of a superior tank in battle, even when heavily
outnumbered by enemy armor.
CLASIC15 - MADMAN OF
MEXICO ... January 1, 2000, As the new Millennium begins, Texas is
invaded by a Mexican-Cuban tank force. America has been weakened, while
the discovery of oil has helped Mexico to become a world power in less
than two years. Now its leader, called the "Madman of Mexico", sends
powerful armor across the Rio Grande. His goal, the repossession of
Texas as a part of Mexico. The scenario, although fictitious,
demonstrates the latest armor models in conflict with one another.
Operation Goodwod - France, 1944 (Novastar) - Plus some variations.
Updated: January 21, 2005.
1Destorm.zip A Desert
Storm Scenario Pack. Includes the following scenarios : Amphib1, Buck
97, Blackjack, Madina, Rats, Tallil, and Tallil 2. Posted: January 20,
Battle of Rumaylah - 1991: US Army's 24th Infantry Division
is the "cork in the bottle", sealing the remaining Iraqi's Republican
Guards' Hammurabi Division and other units. This scenario pack has
three scenarios: the first one is the historical. Then, they get
progressively harder. The second one have less American units, and the
Iraqui units are of better quality. The third scenario is the same as
the second, but the Iraqui units perform still better.
January 20, 2005.
Buck 97 scenario was the only scenario specifically designed by
Novastar to cover the 199? period of TANKS, and NOT included in the
last SSI release. This pack includes the original scenario, plus one
variation with a big map. Posted: January 18, 2004. Updated: January
is the conversion for the Novastar Modern Database. Posted: January 18,
is a variation of the original scenario designed by Wild Bill Wilder.
Posted: January 18, 2004.
one is the conversion of the original Tallil scenario for the Novastar
Modern Database. Posted: January 18, 2004.
is the original Kasserine scenario plus a variation. Posted: January
battles of Kampfgruppe Bake during WW2. Posted: January 18, 2004.
Storm - Tallil, 1991 (Novastar).
Goering Pz.Div. Attack at Gela (Novastar).
from the Modern Database scenarios (Novastar). Revised: 01.08.2005.
scenarios by Trey Marshall on the Kursk offensive.
own "Kursk Special" - the two scenarios above plus a lot of variations
- great fun!
from the Modern Database scenarios (Novastar).
design tips by Trey Marshall.
This page would not be here without the
support of Wild Bill Wilder, Mike Holley, Pedro Valera, Bob Rogers, and
so many other fellows around the world, to whom I can't thank enough...
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