Next War: Poland is the fourth volume in GMT's Next War Series. This game moves the action from Asia to Europe and allows players to fight a near future war in Poland and the Baltics as the Russians and their allies, Belarus, invade and NATO responds.
A large portion of Poland and Lithuania and all of Kaliningrad are represented by the Operational (hex) Map, while the rest of the Baltics are represented by a more abstract Strategic Display. The Russians are not the behemoth of the Cold War, but they possess good material and have surprise on their side. The Baltics, using new rules and mechanics, may fall quickly, although their forces may put up some resistance while the front establishes itself in Eastern Poland as the Russians pour through the "Suwalki Gap". Meanwhile, NATO frantically rushes forces into the area spearheaded by the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps followed up by whatever nation's troops respond to the Article 5 declaration. The question is, can NATO stop the Russians, or will Poland be overrun while Russia presents the world with a fait accompli?
This 2nd Edition provides an updated Order of Battle for the Russians and Poles, along with minor changes to other units.
- One 22" x 34" map
- One 22" x 34" Strategic Display
- One 11" x 34" northern map extension
- One 8" X 11" optional islands map
- 5 counter sheets
- 9 Play-aids and charts
- Standard and Advanced Series Rules Booklet
- 1 Game Specific Rules Booklet
- One 10-sided die
ADVANCED: 8 (HIGH) out of 9