Bombardment is played on two, 5x5 grids or boards with 25 outpost locations numbered 1 to 25. Both you and the computer have four platoons of troops that can be located at any four outposts on your respective grids.
At the start of the game, you locate your four platoons on your grid. The computer does the same thing on its grid. You then take turns firing missiles or bombs at each other's outposts trying to destroy all four platoons.
The original [was] written by Martin Burdash
The game is published as type-in source code in Basic Computer Games (Microcomputer Edition), ed. David H. Ahl with Steve North, Workman Publishing, New York, 1978 (ISBN 0-89480-052-3).
The BASIC source code listing is published in Microsoft BASIC 3.0; suggestions for conversion to a wide range of other BASIC implementations are provided.