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LeaveIT2Beaver #1 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 19:46

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 I had the Commodore 64, 128, and Amiga with the RAM expansion.  Those were the days of POKE, PEEK, and IF-THEN statements :teethhappy:

My very first real military tank game was Team Yankee - which also had arty :trollface:   Arty laid smoke screens as well as blanket bombardments. It was a great tool and not a PITA.


I read the book which my brother sent me (He was Cav Scout) and jumped on the game when it came out.
I had saved my bonus pay for a rainy day, and the Amiga was a rainy day! :teethhappy:  I sold my working Amiga a few years ago to my neighbor who collects old systems for more than I paid for it. 

 

Team Yankee Book

 

 

Team Yankee Software

 

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Christojojo #2 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 19:54

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I played rts games for years before that it would be an Atari tank game. I forgot how high tech it looked until I found some images just now. COMBAT   The closest to a military sim I first bought is was Close Combat.

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PanzernackerHS129 #3 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:00

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Aces of The Pacific. Thought it was so cool that I could fly a torpedo bomber! I think I picked up Red Baron also back then but could never get use to my wings ripping off in a dive! :)

KaiserWilhelmShatner #4 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:02

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Silent Service II.

Pink Yamatos were awesome and so was switching between four 5 1/4 floppies between maps.



GAJohnnie #5 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:10

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And you always knew when something was going to happen because the disk drive suddenly started running.

eisen1973 #6 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:13

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Robot tank, ATARI 2600

 


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SnakePliskan #7 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:14

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Gettysburg by AH for the commodore. Took about an hour for it to process a turn.

RyanRP #8 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:16

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Silent service, that brings back memories!

ShutUp_Karl #9 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:19

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My first game was Combat as it came with my Atari 2600 back in 1978...
at the Arcade a few years later was Battle Zone.  if I had a quarter for every quarter dropped into that SOB.......
It wasn't until I exited out of the Army that I got my hands on MIA1 Abrams, as well as Jane's Longbow Gold.

AndrewSledge #10 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:21

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I think it was Red Storm Rising for me; it was pretty good for an early sub simulation.

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YANKEE137 #11 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:25

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Atari Tank Pong

Also Skydiver, it was fun to let that stick man just lawn dart in.



Tiger_23 #12 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:29

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Tank 90

Army Men

 



GAJohnnie #13 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:34

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View PostAndrewSledge, on Jan 19 2019 - 14:21, said:

I think it was Red Storm Rising for me; it was pretty good for an early sub simulation.

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Have you played Cold Waters? It is a descendant of Red Storm Rising. Man RSR  was a great game wasted hundreds of hours playing it.

Slone #14 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:38

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Empire Wargame of the Century

 

https://en.wikipedia.../Classic_Empire

 



US_3rd_Army #15 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 20:50

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The first military game I can think of would be Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for the Nintendo 64 :hiding:

 

But speaking of Commodore computers, I have recently gotten into them computers. I have in the last few months bought the VIC-20 and two Commodore 64 (the original breadbin and C64C version):

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To play games on these computers, I bought the following two items, the first for the VIC-20 and the second can be for both VIC and C64:

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/vic20-penultimate-plus.html

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/commodore/sd2iec-c.html



BLACKOUT_66 #16 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:00

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Armour Battle on my Intellivision which I still have!

Klaatu_Nicto #17 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:03

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tod914 #18 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:04

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I believe if was Axis and Allies, followed by Age of Empires.  Use to play board games prior to that. Avalon Hill, etc..

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FrozenKemp #19 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:06

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Does "Rescue Raiders" on the Apple II count?

I can't remember whether I played "Germany 1985" on the Apple or a PC. 

Klaatu_Nicto #20 Posted Jan 19 2019 - 21:07

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Red Storm rising was one of my favorites in the 1990s. I still have it and a 1990s computer to play it on if I wanted.

 

You can find it here to play along with other old games: https://www.myabando...storm-rising-qz







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