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48-page magazine, including 4 scenarios as magazine pages; Kursk (Stalnié Prostori/Plains of Steel) campaign game
The fifth issue of Tactiques provides a focus on Kursk and the Red Army, with several articles on these subjects. It even includes an impressive campaign game, Stalnié Prostori, using geomorphic maps (essentially three sets of 6 maps, which overlap, representing the continuing campaign). In addition, there is a lengthy article on assaulting fixed defenses.
The campaign game, CG TAC1 (Stalnié Prostori or Plains of Steel), is based on the Red Barricades campaign game rules, though it uses geomorphic maps rather than a historical map. It is the first campaign game to be published other than Red Barricades itself. It is four campaign dates long.
In many respects, it is the polar opposite of Red Barricades, in that it is heavily AFV-oriented, as opposed to the infantry-oriented Red Barricades. Moreover, the playing area consists largely of wide-open terrain. This is a campaign game for tank commanders if there ever was one.
It is sort of a forgotten campaign game, but because of its heavy vehicular emphasis it may well be of interest to ASLers.
In addition to the campaign game, there are four scenarios, including the good TAC40 (Cauchemar Écossais/Scottish Nightmare) and TAC42 (Une Guerre de Caporaux/A War of Corporals).
- TAC39 Opération sur la Gudbrandsdal / Operation on the Gudbrandsdal. Norway 1940 (British vs. Germans)
- TAC40 Cauchemar Écossais / Scottish Nightmare. Libya 1941 (British vs. Germans) (desert)
- TAC41 Dernier Arrêt Avant La Victoire / Last Stop before Victory. Guam 1944 (Americans vs. Japanese)
- TAC42 Une Guerre de Caporaux / A War of Corporals. France 1944 (Americans vs. Germans)
English translations of the scenarios and campaign game can be downloaded here.