At 20220402 2251 ZT, DEFCON 3 has been declared for the Second Echelon of 1985: Deadly Northern Lights. Report for Duty by writing to INFO@TRLGAMES.COM if not yet enlisted.
1985: Deadly Northern Lights covers the Warsaw Pact offensive against the Nordic countries during the dramatic events of World War Three. Norway, Sweden, Finland and insular Denmark are in the cross-hair, facing the full might of Northern Fleet, Baltic Fleet and two Soviet Military Districts.
Basic information about the operation can be found at this link. In addition, this Second Echelon will be equipped with several updates and changes listed below.
Lines of Communication Map
The old LOC Charts have been replaced by the LOC Map used in 1985: Sacred Oil, covering the whole globe and allowing:
- A more realistic handling of the reinforcements, both for NATO and Warsaw Pact.
- A full integration with the Mutual Assured Destruction combined campaign, using two or more 1985 modules.
Operational Map Revision
The operational maps have been updated and the colours used for some terrains has been changed to make them easier to identify.
New Counters Layout
The counters have been updated using the layout introduced with 1985: Sacred Oil, with additional changes to cover specific aspects of the Northern Europe war theatre.
Additional counters to fully integrate with the other modules and with the 1985: Mutual Assured Destruction combined campaign:
- Single ships for USN Carrier Battlegroups
- USN Algol Class Fast Sealift Ships
- NATO Atlantic Convoys
Updated Rules and Scenarios
The updated rules include the changes introduced by 1985: Sacred Oil, and the updated scenarios make full use of the new rules and LOC Map.
Last but not least, both booklets have a new layout and have been reorganized using a (hopefully) more logical order.