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GMT Red Winter

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    Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi Finland December 8-12 1939 It is the winter of 1939 and the Soviet Union has just declared war on Finland. Bombers unleash a downpour of destruction on the Finnish capital of Helsinki. In the David and Goliath struggle that follows the Russians swarm across the border and push back the Finns in victory after victory. The future appears grim for Finnish independence. Nowhere is the danger greater than in the central sector where a Russian breakthrough would threaten the strongpoints of the Mannerheim Line. Newly assigned to the sector the Finnish Colonel Paavo Talvela surveys the terrain and chooses the place to make a stand: a lake called Tolvajärvi. The weary and demoralized Finnish ski troops have mere hours to recover a semblance of order before the Russian juggernaut smashes into them yet again. Over the next five days the world watches in awe as the Finns manage to halt the Russian advance through sheer heroic determination. Then miraculously the Finns launch a successful counterattack... Red Winter is a two player historical game which simulates the unusual battle at Tolvajärvi at a rarely gamed scale: company sized combat units and 90 minute game turns. Players assume the roles of the Russian and Finnish commanders controlling the actions of Finnish ski infantry Russian heavy machine gun companies mortars tanks anti-tank guns and other combat units. A desperate battle for territory and survival is about to be waged across a bleak and snowy landscape of forests swamps and frozen lakes. The game utilizes many tried-and-true classic wargame mechanics in combination with novel and well-integrated systems for ranged attacks unit recovery Finnish night raids attrition losses from sub-zero weather conditions and more. The design focuses foremost on playability with low counter density concise rules and sleek simple mechanics that combine to allow each player the luxury of c