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1985: Deadly Northern Lights VASSAL Playtest

Sweden and NATO – 23 years down the road
  • Do you enjoy cold water and sub-arctic climate?
  • Do you crave for spending whole days inside a converted civilian ferry that could be sunk any time by a Soviet Kilo submarine?
  • Your idea of a wonderful weekend is being stranded on a Norwegian cliff surrounded by 4000 Russian trying to kill you?
  • Do you own 1985: Deadly Northern Lights?

If you’ve answered YES to all of the above, then 1985: Deadly Northern Lights VASSAL playtest is for you!
You will test the Order of Battle and the module functions, and if you are really bold you could also be enlisted for preparing one or more scenario setup.

AFNORTH needs YOU! Enlist by writing to!

7 thoughts on “1985: Deadly Northern Lights VASSAL Playtest

  1. Got my iron sky’s copy on Monday (day early, very nice surprise) Thank you very much, looks great. Now hoping you to a go ahead for another print run of this game😊. Fingers crossed. Thanks once more.

  2. Very anachronistic picture Fabrizio!
    Kustjägarna did not use Stridsbåt 90, M/90 uniforms, AK-5s nor girl soldiers in 1985. I think you need to re-do the photo-shoot.

    1. I know, but it was perfect for conveying the message 😉

  3. The picture conveys the most important detail. While transporting you to hand-to-hand combat range of overwhelming numbers of well-armed people wanting to kill you, your own transport makes sure you’ll pitch and roll enough to get sick and then makes sure to dump you off into chest-high freezing salt water to thoroughly soak everything you wear and carry before you spend weeks freezing and wet in abysmally rough terrain. As Abraham Lincoln said of the man being tarred, feathered and run out of town on a raid, “If it weren’t for the honor of the thing I’d just as well walk.”

    The picture may not be from 1985 but it’s perfect in the only way that matters.

    1. “run out of town on a rail (not raid)” ooops

  4. How’s the VASSAL work going for DNL? I was not able to help out when this announcement went out. I may have bandwidth now depending on the work that is needed.

    Still looking for volunteers?

    1. Hi Ty,
      the 1985:DNL module is slowly getting ready, we’re preparing the scenario setups.
      Thank you for the offer but I don’t think we need more right now 🙂

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