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Rodney Clowsewitz
Canada
Moncton
New Brunswick
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Unpunched, like new condition.
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Sean McCormick
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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I am just terrible at this game. Finns, Soviets, no matter--I can't remember the last time a game made me feel so incompetent. Right now I'm late in Day 2 with my Soviets thoroughly behind schedule and bottled up in front of the hotel. The only positive is that I made a lucky low-odds attack that gained a foothold on Kotissari, and I have a moderately threatening flanking movement going on in the north, but I've been unable to either concentrate overwhelming force against a single point or spread out the Finns sufficiently to cause them problems.
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Eric Stubbs
United States
Gaithersburg
Maryland
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On the other hand, February is looking up for wargames. Fellow geek Asmoridin and I finally got Red Winter to the table; we intend to play the full campaign over several sessions and yesterday evening we made it through Day 1. He has the Soviets and I have the Finns. For optional rules we're using Friction Fire, Pajari's Heart Condition, and Soviet Coordination.

His tactics have been better than mine: I've put myself in bad/risky situations more than once and he's exploited that. However, the dice have been VERY unkind to him. As Day 2 dawns, he has multiple battered infantry companies on the map, one in the dead pile (it can be reconstituted), and a mortar and infantry gun eliminated by my night raid (lucky dice for me). I have two reduced infantry companies and everything else is full strength. He's seriously considering just committing at least two tank companies and going for broke on the automatic victory, which should be entertaining/terrifying.

We recorded everything carefully so we can set it back up again to continue, and I look forward to it!

A sticky situation that turned out much better for me than it should have:


Start of Day 2:
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Hawkeye
United States
Astoria
New York
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Have heard a lot of good things about this ...
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I bought that wargame in september 2012
after a break time without playing wargames I started again playing
and was my first acquisition
and a month later, send a mail to Mark Mokszycki to help testing Operation Dauntless and I meet a great designer (and person!)
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Sean McCormick
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Attacking, defending, it makes no difference--I officially cannot play the Finns effectively.
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William Kelley
United States
Chepachet
Rhode Island
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For a winter (December Anniversary) alternative to Bulge games, anyone up for Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajarvi, Finland

Other suggestions;
Guilford or other games from the BAR series
Stonewall Jackson's Way II in the process of learning this series

Bill
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Jim F
United Kingdom
Birmingham
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Punched but in excellent condition

£10 for internationl

Free to UK

I'll offer an alternative of...



Partially punched but in excellent condition, if no takers for RW.
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Stig Morten
Norway
Kvernaland
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Put a timer on one minute before looking at the spoiler.
Write anything/everything that comes to mind about the topic and after one minute you put your pen down.
Spoiler (click to reveal)
The topic is winter


I use this writing exercise in class and it is a great thing to get them to produce text without thinking too much about grammer and what the words are if translated. When I use it in English the pupils write Norwegian words if they need a word they don't know. (Then we go over those words afterwards)
I sometimes give them 1,5 minutes and go down in 15 second intervals for every topic. Some pupils write the same amount of text on the first topic that they do on the third or fourth.
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Sean McCormick
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Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Having serious problems with my Soviet opponent, who has been stacking his MG units five deep to form serious RAT hammers. In retrospect, I should have been more careful about exposing my units to ranged fire, but I'm continually trying to find a way to play the Finns aggressively. No luck doing so to this point.
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Sean McCormick
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I'm largely burnt out on traditional hex-and-counter wargames with CRTs. Company scale is brutal, with no interesting terrain decisions and no interesting operational considerations. I have zero interest in the Winter War.

And yet...this is a killer design.
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David Dockter
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Minnesota
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REALLY like this game/package.



Fab game: Tons of Heart, Little Hood: 1st MN's Winter Thaw Meets Mokszycki’s Red Winter: Jan 23, 2015
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Eric Walters
United States
Chesterfield
Virginia
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Very evocative of the harsh Finnish countryside in winter! Terrific game, too!
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Cathal O'Siochru
United Kingdom
Liverpool
Merseyside
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Version: English first edition - GMT Games (2012)

Condition: Unpunched and unplayed, complete and in excellent condition.

Shipping: Free shipping within the UK. I use Parcel2Go to select the best delivery option on the day. Delivery will be to your door.
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Valerio Vitelli
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Pavia
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Well, technically on my "virtual" VASSAL table...

after playing the first and second day scenarios I decided to join them together and play the first two days straight.

Now I'm at the end of Day 1 and things look even: Soviet managed to almost conquer all Kotisaari Island (except the village hex), but their offensive in the eastr at the Hotel encountered an unsourmountable opposition so far.

Finnish troop are a bit too much on the reduced side, especially after a disastrous night raid.
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Sean McCormick
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Philadelphia
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I've been taking a beating as the Finns now for several games running. Am early in the second day and am actually ahead on points for the moment (First Two Days scenario), but I don't expect it to last. I'm always looking for counterattack options, but just haven't been able to mass enough firepower to make it remotely worthwhile. On the other hand, I've managed to avoid wholesale encirclements and destruction...so there's that.
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toby
United States
Minneapolis
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Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland -- 8-12 December 1939 (GMT Games): New! Out of print, hard to find.

STARTING BID: $55 $52
BIN: $60 $54
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Sean McCormick
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In the second morning of the First Two Days scenario. My Finns have withdrawn into town on the southern half of the map but are still stubbornly clinging to the bridgehead around the Hotel. Have taken some losses and not inflicted very many (most Soviet reductions came from moving around during the night turn).
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David Siskin
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Eduardo Guimarães
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Rio de Janeiro
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A very good game. I lot of my wargames don't get played, and this is sad, because they are very good games.

VERDICT: Undecided. Gone
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Daniel Berger
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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Excellent grand tactical game.
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Jimmy Okolica
United States
Washington Township
Ohio
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Daniel Berger
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One of the scenarios at least.
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Sean McCormick
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Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Playing the first two days scenario as the Finns and am doing much better than my last go round. Have taken a few step reductions, but no one is in the dead pile, and I've gotten a head start on fortifying around the Hotel.
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Brian Marrs
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Texas
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Format: VASSAL + PBeM + Dropbox

Teach: Sure.

Experience: I've played a couple of games, so I know the rules, but I'm not an expert.

Open to playing either the 1st day scenario, or the campaign game.


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