A Victory Awaits, Barbarossa 41
Famed Japanese designer Tetsuya Nakamura, who created A Victory Lost, Fire in the Sky, A Most Dangerous Time, and What Price Glory?, returns to the East Front with A Victory Awaits.
Using a lightly modified version of the A Victory Lost system, the game covers Operation Barbarossa from June 22 to mid-September. Game play features the same chit-pull mechanics used in AVL, with 10 one-week turns. Players can play either the full campaign game, or the Army Group North, Army Group Center, or Army Group South scenarios. Each of the scenarios plays on a single map, or play the full campaign game on all three maps!
This design was originally published as a series of three games in Japan: Fierce Fight! Leningrad Blitzkrieg, Fierce Fight! Smolensk Blitzkrieg, and Fierce Fight! Kiev Blitzkrieg. The game also includes rules for multiplayer (four to eight players) and a series of optional rules. The rules have been expertly translated into English, with detailed assistance from the designer.
On the wide steppes of the Soviet Union can you emerge victorious from the opening blows of the Russo-German war?
- Three maps
- Three countersheets
- 32 page full color rulebook
- 2 player aid cards
- 2 dice
- box and lid
Solitaire Rating: Excellent
Playing Time: 3-15 hours
Game scale: Units are divisions, 1 week turns.