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Absolute War: The Russian Front 1941 To 1945

GMT2103 Absolute War: The Russian Front 1941 To 1945 published by GMT Games

"After tackling the Russian Front with the first game of the No Retreat! Series, wargamer and designer Carl Paradis revisits this fascinating campaign with: Absolute War! - The Attack on Russia 1941-44. This two-player wargame recreates the titanic struggle between the invading armies of Nazi Germany versus the Soviet Union in a fresh new way. This new approach is even faster and easier to play - making it perfect for introducing new gamers to the hobby.

The design emphasis has been placed on making the game very player-friendly and manageable in its level of scope, difficulty and time of play. With a very low total counter count and density, this quick playing (while still realistic) simulation presents players with deep strategy meriting contemplation. A system of map areas has been adopted and movement has been streamlined. Combat is handled by the two decks of cards (one German and one Soviet) - meaning no combat tables or dice to roll. These cards are the crux of the game system offering even more variety than regular Combat Result Tables. Like in No Retreat! they are used to generate events and special game abilities (ex: Major Offensives, Partisan Raids, Siege Artillery, Increased Replacements, etc) and now also effortlessly resolve all battle outcomes. The set-up for a campaign or a scenario will be lightning fast: in less than 10-15 minutes you can get the game going! This high degree of re-playability means that it will reward players' experience with increased skill.


  • 1 Mapboard
  • 1 Sheet of 88, 2-sided square units
  • 1 Sheet of 112, 2-sided round/hex markers
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Scenario Book
  • 4 Play-Aid Cards
  • 2 Decks of 55 Event Cards
  • No. of Players: 2

    Duration: 60 to 240 minutes

    Min. Age: 14

    Price: 48.99
           (RRP is 58.99)