Red Storm Rising is a turn based game covering a theoretical Warsaw Pact invasion of Germany. Units are upright and specific information about them is hidden from the other player. Army groups are made up of 5-6 different units; each unit is roughly division sized. Map areas are irregular, and the board covers basically from the Soviet Union to France. Time scale is unspecified, but appears to be in the days per turn range. Advanced rules add air combat, airborne units, and chemical weapons.