The Battle of the Bulge

Strategic Studies Group

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Also known as: Last Chance in the West

A short entry for a SSG title for the C64 that was advertised in its 1988-1989 catalog as coming soon. With thanks to Joseph Tsai for highlighting. Note, this is not to be confused with the game by Argus Press.

The game was also due for release for the Apple II and IBM/Tandy computers. The description for the title was as follows:

“On December 16th 1944, Hitler unleashed the last major attack on the Western Front. Germany’s last reserves of men and machines rolled over the thinly held Allied front line and set out to reach the Meuse River, 90 miles away. Bitter fighting erupted over an 85 mile front. Using an all new game system, Battle of the Bulge allows you to command entire armies as the whole battle is re-created on your screen.”

The game never surfaced in the end it seems, and is still at large. Was the game actually ever released or was it cancelled? SSG continued to run for many years afterwards, and there seemed to be no further mention of the game.

If you know anything more about this title – please do get in touch. In the meantime we’ll try and reach out to SSG to learn more.

Contributions: Joseph Tsai

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