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- This is the first game in the Battalion Wars series. For other games in the series see the Battalion Wars category.
Battalion Wars (突撃!!ファミコンウォーズ Totsugeki! Famicom Wars?), originally to be titled Advance Wars: Under Fire, part of the Famicom Wars series, is a real-time tactics game for the Nintendo GameCube. A sequel, Battalion Wars 2, for the Wii, has also been released.
Battalion Wars contains the elements of both a third-person shooter and a real-time tactics game. In the midst of battle, the player will have control over a variety of units, including infantry, tanks, and aircraft. Separate units or unit groups can be given commands. Units can be commanded to follow the player, hold their positions, man gun turrets, or attack certain targets. At any time, the player may transfer control from one unit to another.
The demilitarized zone on the border of the Western Frontier and Tundran Territories has been the sight of an uneasy truce between two powerful armies for many months with both nations ready to retaliate in the event of a pre-emptive strike. Meanwhile, the control of the Tundran Empire passes from the iron grip of Tsar Gorgi to the more progressive hands of Marshal Nova. With Nova in charge, some hope that peace may prevail but on the other side of the DMZ, General Herman of the Western Frontier is annoyed due to how a lack of combat has made the Frontier Troops out of shape.