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Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Atari ST

Alt name Fire-Brigade
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in Australia (1988)
Australia (1990)
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Turn-based, World War II
Publisher Panther Games Pty Ltd
Developer Panther Games Pty Ltd
Perspective Top-Down
4.64 / 5 - 14 votes

Description of Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943

One of the most overlooked wargames of all time, Fire Brigade is an exceptional game by Panther Games that simulates the 1943 battles around Kiev on the Eastern Front.

Released only in Australia, Fire Brigade quickly gained a small following among die-hard wargamers for its tough AI, clean user interface, and realistic game engine. As M. E. Brooks points out in his synopsis: ...good documentation and excellent packaging have yielded a game that has withstood the test of time, although the learning curve was somewhat long. One of the few games from the early years of computer wargaming that remains playable, although the game often seems to play itself.

If you are a fan of hardcore wargames that boast a challenging AI and high replayability, Fire Brigade is a must have, a game that deserves at least as much recognition as classics from fellow Australian company, SSG. Two thumbs up! And big thanks to our resident cracker Mok for patching this oldie to run on new graphics cards :)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Yamato 2024-01-25 0 point Atari ST version

Excellent game if you like wargames. I used to play the heck out of this on my Atari ST back in the day.

If you want to play this on an Atari ST, be aware that this is not a self-bootable game. Once you are into TOS, open the floppy drive and double click on the "FB.PRG" executable. Also you need hires graphics mode (black and white mode), otherwise the game will not run.
It takes quite a while to load even when it looks like a very small game.

Feuerwehr-Brigade 2022-03-22 0 point Atari ST version

I luckily found this gem around 1989/1990 in a tiny game's shop in Germany, or should I say, the game found me? I played it a lot. Hours and hours. A brilliant game. My all time favourite strategy game.

brent 2021-09-25 0 point Mac version

I figured out how to setup Basilisk II just in order to play the mac version of this game. Worth it.

HerrPanzerDriver 2021-04-10 0 point DOS version

I had one game where I did something very interesting. I with drew all armor to the south of the board to collect them, and had the infantry fight a delaying action. I then moved all 10 armor divisions up as one and slammed into the 3rd Guards Tank Army. I was so successful at stopping the 3GTA that in less than a week I won a divisive victory.

Brent 2016-05-03 0 point

This was the first real strategy game I ever got and I see games released today which aren't nearly as good.

Bret 2016-01-22 0 point

I played this game when it first came out. Badass all the way. Absolutely riveting. You get to be either a Russian or German field commander, and you issue orders at the corps level. Fun, fun, fun!!!

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