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Less Than 60 Miles – DEFCON 3

Less Than 60 Miles, the first C3 module covering the Warsaw Pact offensive in the Fulda Gap, is now at DEFCON 3 and approaching DEFCON 2.

This second echelon will be more an update than a simple reprint. Here’s a summary of the main changes:

  • Rules updated with the most recent features introduced by The Dogs of War and Die Festung Hamburg.
  • Counters with the most used Posture on the back side, minimizing the need for Posture markers.
  • Revised NATO OOB, representing West German III Corps as a separate high-level Command.
  • Revised mobilisation rules for West German Teilaktiv battalions and Heimatschutz brigades.
  • Update of several US battalion designations, more exactly pinning the transition from the Combat Arms Regimental System to the US Army Regimental System.
  • Several changes to the Warsaw Pact OOB, from Soviet Army-level independent tank regiments to East German pure tank regiments.
  • An expanded Field Manual 02-002 Battlefield Operations, covering Operational Procedures and Operational Planning. Start reading it immediately, before it’s too late.

CENTAG needs YOU to stop the communist hordes!
Report for Duty by writing to the Quartermaster at

NOTE: If you are already enlisted, there’s no need to reiterate. Your enthusiastic desire to die, I mean fight for Freedom is well noted.

25 thoughts on “Less Than 60 Miles – DEFCON 3

  1. Apologies, but I am slightly confused. I own all three C3 modules. Is there anything in this re-do that I do not already have? And if so, what is the cost of this revision? Thanks!

    1. Hi Dean, the cost will be probably similar to the “Die Festung Hamburg” module (91 euros). The only additional component is the Operational Procedures Field Manual, but many other things have been revised or changed (see the list at the beginning of the post).

      1. OK thanks. Will some of the revisions (e.g., the OPFM) be available electronically, or must one purchase these physically in the revised/re-released module?

        1. Most of the updates are already available at the link below, some of them will be further updated after DEFCON 1. The counters with the Posture on the back side will be only available in the physical version.

          1. 10-4, mon chef! Thanks!

      2. I just want to understand, “defcon 3” is just a warning, correct? Do you have any general idea when this reprint will be available? Given the very, very, very short window of availability for these games, I’m just trying to get an idea of when to be looking for the email.

        1. Boyd, I see you are not in the reserved copies list.
          The equipment will need at least a couple of months to be ready, BUT if you don’t reserve and just wait for DEFCON 1 your chances to grab a copy are probably the same of a Panzerkampfwagen II destroying a M1 Abrams.

  2. Please put me on the list for this game.

    1. As specified in the post, you must report to the Quartermaster at πŸ™‚

  3. Woohoo! Reporting for duty as instructed. Email order sent.

    Thanks Fab!!


  4. reporting as ordered!!!! so happy

  5. Is it a reasonable assumption that a Dogs of War reprint is likely following this?

    1. Yep, probably πŸ™‚

  6. Yup, sign me up!

  7. I was expecting it so much! I’m ready to fight

  8. Will there be a physical upgrade kit available for owners of the original edition?

    1. Nope, most of the updates are already available as PnP at the link below, some of them will be further updated after DEFCON 1.

  9. Is there any chance of having the option of purchasing just the updated counters?

    1. Rich, probably not πŸ™

  10. Get me a copy ready ASAP also a copy of the next module Dark Woods. Copy and Out

    1. As specified in the post, you must report to the Quartermaster at πŸ™‚

  11. Oh yes, time to fill in the gaps!

    By receiving an email from with this Defcon 3 alert, this means I am already on the list, yes?

    1. Nope, it only means you have subscribed the site, so you receive an email when there’s a new post πŸ™‚

      1. It is confusing, and this process can be made simpler. I’m never 100% certain I’ve actually reserved a game.

        1. Bill, I’m sorry you find it confusing but it’s actually very similar to any other.

          Let’s take GMT as an example:
          1. You subscribe to GMT newsletter
          2. You receive the newsletter and a game in development interests you
          3. You go on the GMT site and pre-order it, entering your credit card info, shipping info etc.
          4. When the game is ready GMT calculates the shipping cost, takes the money and send the game

          1. You subscribe to the site
          2. You receive an email about a game in development that interests you
          3. You write to TRLGames to reserve a copy
          4. When the game is ready you enter your shipping info and pay for the game

          Can’t really see much difference, except you know how much the shipping cost is and the exact moment you will pay πŸ˜‰

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