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Less Than 60 Miles

Publisher/Brand: Thin Red Line Games

Product Code: TRL004-4

Availability: Out Of Print

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Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles
Less Than 60 Miles

Description

At 0400 Zulu Time, July 24 1985, three Warsaw Pact Armies cross the Inner German Border and advance at full speed into the Fulda Gap. US V Corps, supported by West German 5 Panzer Division, execute OPLAN 33001 — the CENTAG Defense Plan prepared and refined for decades — to accomplish the apparently impossible task of stopping 4000 Soviet Tanks before they reach the Rhine.

Taking its roots from SPI’s Central Front and NATO: Division Commander, Less Than 60 Miles is the first module of the C3 operational series, focused on Command, Control and Communication and one of the five CSR Awards nominees as Best Modern Era Wargame. All the elements of modern mechanized warfare are covered: Chemical and Nuclear Weapons, Attack Helicopters, Engineers, Electronic Warfare, Counter-battery Fire, Ribbon Bridges, Army Doctrines, Reconnaissance units, Close Air Support coordination and more.

Several typical wargame mechanics have been reinterpreted, and both sides will fight three equally dangerous foes: the enemy, their own plan and time. Even a simple action can quickly turn into a disaster when facing an opponent using more efficiently the real key to victory: the OODA Loop theorized by John Boyd in the early ‘80s and used today as the basis for several military doctrines.

Game Highlights:
  • 5 km per hex, 3 hours per game turn
  • Regiment / Battalion sized ground units
  • Detailed Order of Battle set in July, 1985
  • Close Air Support and Attack Helicopters
  • Command, Control & Communication related problems
  • Electronic and Intelligence Warfare
  • Combat Engineers Operations
  • Artillery interdiction and Counter-Battery fire
  • Chemical and Nuclear warfare
  • Specific events for Warsaw Pact and NATO
  • Random events to further increase battlefield chaos
  • Two Campaign Games:  1. "The Day That Never Comes", three Warsaw Pact Armies against US V Corps; 2. "One Minute to Midnight", all-out chemical and nuclear warfare after several weeks of tension and build-up
  • Three Smaller Scenarios: 1. "The Eleventh Hour", the first desperate hours of US 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; 2. "Steps of Our Fathers", West German 5th Panzer Division finds itself on the main attack axis; 3. "Spearhead", US 3rd Armored Division must stop 8th Guards Army and send reinforcements North

This second echelon is more an update than a simple reprint.

A complete module of Less Than 60 Miles include:
  • 98 x 55 cm matte plasticized map, covering US V Corps area of responsibility
  • 6 matte plasticized counter sheets
  • 40 Action and Event Cards
  • 2 Charts & Tables booklets
  • 4 Player Aid Charts
  • Rules Booklet
  • Scenarios & Designer’s Notes Booklet
  • Field Manual
  • Two 10-sided dice

Specification

Series
C3 Series Module 1 – The Fulda Gap
Edition
2nd Echelon, 2023
Design
Marco Cimmino, Fabrizio Vianello
Artist
Eleonora Olivares, Fabrizio Vianello
Game Language
English
# Players
2-4
Complexity
MEDIUM
Sizes
31.0cm x 23.0cm x 6.0cm
Weight
1.455 kg

Boardgamegeek rating:8.7


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