MBT is a game of conventional ground-oriented combat set in 1987. It models a hypothetical war between NATO and Soviet forces of the period set in West and East Germany, Czechoslovakia and the surrounding areas. It is designed to test the tactical skills of two or more players.
As a tactical level game, the battles (scenarios) depict small unit actions. As such, any force can theoretically defeat any other force. That is the advantage tactical games have over strategic games.
Included in the game are the US M1 Abrams (three models), M2 and M3 Bradley, M901 ITOW, A-10 Warthog, AH-64 Apache, and Soviet T-80 (two models), T-72 (two models), T-64BV, BMP-1, 2 & 3, M-24 Hind, Su-25 Frogfoot and a number of other units including infantry and their various anti-tank weapons.
- 5 double-sided 10" x 27" geomorphic maps
- 6 counter sheets
- 28 double-sided Data Cards
- 2 Game Cards
- 3 Player Aid Cards
- Basic Game Rulebook
- Advanced Game Rulebook
- Four 10-sided dice