The Russian Campaign (Avalon Hill, 1974)


Avalon Hill – The Russian Campaign (1974) 3rd Edition


Avalon Hill – The Russian Campaign (1974)

On the 18th of December, 1940 Hitler issued Fuhrer Directive No. 21, code named Barbarossa, which stated: “The Soviet Union is to be crushed in one swift campaign before the war with England ends.”

On the 22nd of June, 1941, Barbarossa was finally launched. Over three million German soldiers, most of them veterans of the campaigns in Poland, France, and the Balkans, began a blitzkrieg style of invasion against two million Russian defenders. The initial advance was fantastic. Hundreds of thousands of prisoners were taken and the motorized divisions began to outrun the rest of the army. The Germans reached the gates of Moscow, victory in sight. Then the winter came.

The Russian Campaign has been universally acclaimed as one of the finest wargames around. With the ease and playability of the ‘Classics’, the game also conveys the feel of the actual campaign and is exceptionally accurate historically. Both players will have to use the subtle skills, advantages, and tactics of their historical counterparts to win.

Game features include rail movement, sea movement, invasions, stukas, partisans, automatic victory, SS units, sudden death victory conditions, and double impulse movement capabilities. Seven scenarios break the total campaign down into its most important battles.

This download includes the following:

– 3rd Edition Rulebook in PDF format

– Full color maps ready to print

– Full color high quality counter sheets ready to print

– All charts and tables ready to print

A fantastic addition to any wargame collection in a convenient format.