The most devastating mechanized armor to ever roll onto a battlefield is brought to life in Iron Warriors: T72-Tank Command. This epic combat simulator allows the player to command an entire platoon of tanks and ALL associated support units, or assume the role of ANY member in a complete tank crew!
User reviews: Mixed (151 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 26, 2006
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About This Game

The most devastating mechanized armor to ever roll onto a battlefield is brought to life in Iron Warriors: T72-Tank Command. This epic combat simulator allows the player to command an entire platoon of tanks and ALL associated support units, or assume the role of ANY member in a complete tank crew!

The realism of both the physics and 3D engine creates game environments where real life armored tactic become the only way to survive on the today's modern battlefield!
  • Three of Russia's most devastating and powerful tanks ever produced are yours to control; the T - 34-85, T-55A and T-72B!
  • Roll these mechanized monsters through 18 campaigns, 2 training missions, 5 single player missions and 3 multiplayer (LAN) missions.
  • Master your tank and crew and you will soon take command of other units that round out your mechanized platoon.
  • Cooperative multi-player support allows gamers to team up as a tank crew and play different positions within the same tank!
  • Roll into battle on some of the most realistic terrain maps ever modeled; real weather, destructible terrain and detailed models.
  • Ballistics models take into effect: wind, shell, aerodynamic flight characteristics, barrel wear and droop!
  • Powerful mission editor, map editor, and structure editor included; modify existing content or create your own.

System Requirements

    Minimum System Requirements: Windows XP, 1Ghz Athlon or Pentium III CPU, 256MB RAM; DirectX 9.0 Compatible Video Card (ex: Geforce 2/4MX or Radeon 7500), DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound Card, 2 Gigabyte free space on Hard drive, DirectX 9.0c

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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Pros - One of the few tanks sims that exists. Limited but fairly accurate and enjoyable, with high degree of customizability for realism settings. Includes mission/map/object editor. Co-op multiplayer allows up to 3 people to command a single tank.

Cons - Confusing and likely not enjoyable for anyone who doesn't like simulators or has no clue about tanks/armored warfare. General clunkiness and quite dated. Good luck finding any user maps.

There is a demo for this game, if you're on the fence track down a copy and give it a try.

It's one of the few tank sims that actually exists so it doesn't have much to be compared to. It's reasonably accurate and entertaining but is extremely clunky and poorly programmed, going by how many loading screens you'll go through switching from menu to menu. Customizing individual graphical/realism options (other than putting it to low/medium/high/etc.) requires you to close the game and run a cfg.bat in the game directory.

Despite being old and with a questionable build quality I haven't had any mysterious crashes or other game breaking bugs or issues despite running it on windows 7 64 bit, which actually makes it more stable than other current titles I play. The only glaring bug I've found is that you cannot reload the coaxial machinegun at all, the only workaround being enabling infinite ammunition which also gives you infinite shells for your main weapon.

It's also quite challenging, and it's not helped by the default user settings having the enemy AI at quite a high level. You can't rely on your armor in the first few missions and will frequently have to restart due to your crew bailing out after a single hit. The AI will also spot you much earlier than your AI commander will be able to spot them. Thankfully there are a lot of options for realism settings and you can pick and choose until you end up with something you're comfortable with.

The manual has plenty of information but is missing one or two details like the penetration of munitions used in game, and it was probably also in color at one point and has not survived the shift to black and white.

There's nothing here for anyone who does not enjoy simulators, as while it is fairly streamlined compared to what it could be it still is a sim. It is only 5 dollars and there is not exactly a glut of other simulators to choose from. Find a copy of the demo if you're on the fence about it.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Stronk Soviet tank, made from pure stalinium and fueled with the blood of capitalists. 10/10 would purge dissedents again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Just awesome! When you get ambushed from behind and the music intensifies you know you are dead.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Devastating controls, but cool simulation and single player missions/campaign.

Even if you love tanks, I do, and are knowledgeable, the controls are horrible and the game doesn't do a good job of explaining aspects of your tank, how to use those and other controls for your crew. ( To my knowledge)

Do you know Russian abbreviations for different ammo types? What's "BPS", "OFS", "BKS", "UR", and "P" mean in English? If you don't know tanks, then you won't know the English of these either. (Kinetic rounds, T-72s ATGM, HE Frag, and HEAT and your machine guns) What keys do you use to select these? Once you figure that out, how do you begin loading? That's done. Did you forget fire control? Manual or laser range adjustment. Can we shoot now? How do we fire the main gun perhaps?

I like this game but the controls are really bad and aren't good even after you've figured it out and fiddled with them. It could've done a much more fantastic job giving you information in your UI. Even showing the controls there in appropriate places would've helped ALOT. Anyone who thinks they'll have a hard time whether they don't like clunky controls in other games or don't know too much about tanks, won't have a good time. It's also a slow game but that's expected. Tabbing around is also weird and odd.
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114 of 128 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Remember comrades, we are tank! They take out treads, we are artillery! They take out main gun, we are pillbox! They take out machine gun, we are bunker! They take out armor, we are herores!


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