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“Less Than 60 Miles”, Countersheets and Scenarios

Here’s a low-res, sneak peek of the countersheets, ready for production print…..real Grognards should notice that US 4th Infantry Division is included.

Moreover, here’s the Campaigns and Scenarios List 🙂

  • The Day That Never Comes, three Warsaw Pact Armies against US V Corps (Full or Short Campaign).
  • One Minute to Midnight, all-out chemical and nuclear warfare after several weeks of build-up (Full Campaign).
  • The Eleventh Hour, the first desperate hours of US 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.
  • Steps of Our Fathers, West German 5th Panzer Division finds itself on Warsaw Pact’s main attack axis.
  • Spearhead, US 3rd Armored Division must stop 8th Guards Army and send reinforcements North

DEFCON 1 is getting near…..reserve a copy by writing to info@TRLGames.com or Reporting for Duty on this BoardGameGeek thread.

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“Less Than 60 Miles” Production Print

Yes, printing of combat equipment has started! First completed parts will be:

  • Box, standard 31x23x5 cm….cheaper to ship than “1985: Under an Iron Sky”.
  • 40 Action and Event Cards, affecting both NATO and Warsaw Pact.

As already happened for “1985”, this is a limited print run….if you wish to reserve a copy, send an email to info@TRLGames.com or write “Reporting for Duty!” in this BoardGameGeek thread.

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“Less Than 60 Miles” – Some tidbits

Work on Less Than 60 Miles is proceeding well on several fronts…Playtest, Designer’s Notes, graphics and more. 

Some fresh details on the scenarios already defined:

  • Scenario 1 – The Eleventh Hour 
    11th Armored Cavalry delay action against 8th Guards Army.
  • Scenario 2 – Steps of Our Fathers
    West German 5th PanzerDivision facing Warsaw Pact’s main thrust by 1st Guards Tank Army.
  • Scenario 3 – Spearhead
    US 3rd Armored Division must contain Soviet 8th Guards Army and send reinforcements North.
  • Scenario 4 – The Day That Never Comes
    The critical first 48 hours of war.
  • Campaign 1 – OPLAN 33001
    After 40 years of planning and maneuvers, this is not a drill anymore.

On the graphics side, here’s a snapshot of several components at their final version…..Actually, I’ve learned that you can label a version as “Final” only after production print has been completed.

For example, we’re still discussing the possibility of adding US 4th Infantry Division to NATO OOB, as reinforcements starting from D+9. We’ll see what happens 🙂

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1985: Under an Iron Sky – This Is The End.

As already announced a few days ago, the dramatic events of the last few weeks are coming to an end. Talks for a ceasefire are now taking place in Belgrade, with both sides throwing in the last reserves to gain a tactical advantage on the negotiating table.

Whatever the result of these bitter diplomatic talks, Europe and the World will never be the same. For the third time during this century, European cities are in ruins and tens of thousands lives have been sacrificed on the altar of ideological conflict.

As a privileged witness of these historical events, I think my last duty is to report the key passages of World War Three and thank all the people who helped us during these extraordinary and dramatic circumstances.

September, 1 2017: “1985: Under an Iron Sky” Announced

 

February, 14 2018: DEFCON 3 and Production Print Started

March, 10 2018: DEFCON 2 – Production Print Completed

April, 07 2018: Official Presentation at Modena Play

 

Continue reading 1985: Under an Iron Sky – This Is The End.

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1985: Under an Iron Sky – Players’ Gallery

Since this project started, I’ve been planning to publish a gallery of photos taken by 1985: Under an Iron Sky owners.
Well, here it is! In no particular order, all the snapshots I’ve collected and received during these months.

Hong Kong owner

Size Matters (1) – By Martin Hogan

Size Matters (2) – By Martin Hogan

The Throne – By Matt Ward

“Mind the Gap” Scenario – By Treb Courie

Just Arrived – by US owner

Gamer’s Hard Life – By Andre Mozzati

Unboxing – by Andrea Garello

 

“Forward, Comrades!” Campaign on Vassal – By Big Board Gaming

Hiding in Plain View – By Ben Moyer

“Checkpoint Charlie” Scenario (1) – By Big BoardGaming

“Checkpoint Charlie” Scenario (2) – By Big BoardGaming

“Forward, Comrades!” Campaign – By Dan Calaway

Unboxing – By Fred Schwarz

“A Damned Nice Thing” Scenario – By John Rainey

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (prewar 1) – By Keith Bocus

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (prewar 2) – By Keith Bocus

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (prewar 3) – By Keith Bocus

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (1) – By Keith Bocus

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (2) – By Keith Bocus

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (3) – By Keith Bocus

“Forward, Comrades!” Campaign – By Kev Sharp

“Checkpoint Charlie” Scenario (1) – By Lars Wisttedt

“Checkpoint Charlie” Scenario (2) – By Lars Wisttedt

“Checkpoint Charlie” Scenario (3) – By Lars Wisttedt

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (2) – By Mark Mathews

“Mind the Gap” Scenario (1) – By Mark Mathews

“Checkpoint Charlie” Scenario – By Mauro Tunesi

No Vodka Here – By Paul Curlin

“Checkpoint Charlie” Scenario – By Philip Nielsen

San Diego Historical Games Convention

Best Order Ever – By NATO SHAPE HQ

“Mind The Gap” Scenario (1) – By Swiss Wargamers

“Mind The Gap” Scenario (2) – By Swiss Wargamers

“Mind The Gap” Scenario (3) – By Swiss Wargamers

“Mind The Gap” Scenario (4) – By Swiss Wargamers

“Mind The Gap” Scenario (5) – By Swiss Wargamers

Tim Alanthwaite

With our best enemy – By Wargame HQ

Unboxing – By Dow Jones

Tonight’s forecast for Nishinomiya, Japan: Overcast – By Pat Hirtle

Big Box! – by Bill Lawson

WAR IS HERE – By Carlos Vásquez Ojeda

Speeding up Counters’ Clipping – By Ulf Krahn

Arrived in Lincolnshire – by Karl Bown

And so it begins – by Neal Baedke

Complete Collection – by Scott Udel

“A Damned Nice Thing” – by ESP NMR at SHAPE

“A Damned Nice Thing” – by ESP NMR at SHAPE

A Damned Nice Thing – by Geoffrey Phipps

Forward, Comrades! – by Tim Wilson

A Damned Nice Thing – by BottosCon 2018

Vertical Campaign – by Mathew Hinkle

“1985: Under an Iron Sky” team