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Less Than 60 Miles – Update Pack

These optional add-ons will allow to use in Less Than 60 Miles all the changes introduced by The Dogs of War, the latest module in the C3 Series.

NOTE 1: If you own The Dogs of War only, move along. You already have everything.

NOTE 2: if you own both C3 modules, the only thing you need is FM 04 002 – SITREP Update.

Updated Counters and Markers

WG III Corps has now a separate chain of command, and OOB and TO&E for West German formations have been slightly revised. Moreover, Warsaw Pact Sappers have been added.

Updated C3 Series Tables

The same tables you’ll find in The Dogs of War box.
Includes units and silhouettes legend and a graphic summarizing the possible Posture changes.

FM 04 002 – SITREP Update

Changes to specific LT60M Scenarios

The Dogs of War Rules

The same rules you’ll find in The Dogs of War box.

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The Baltic Will Tell – Warsaw Pact Operational Considerations

From Comrade Counter-Admiral Joe Kussey, an in-depth analysis of the options available to Warsaw Pact for Operation Garbo – the invasion of Sweden. The document is also available for download at this link.

After playing Scenario #3 several times and invading Denmark, I thought I would take a look at the difficulties of invading Sweden.  Invading Denmark seemed pretty straight forward – capture Copenhagen’s three city hexes and win the game.  Because of the WP helicopter and air transport fleet, supply is not major concern in that scenario, unless WP loses Air Superiority over Copenhagen.  Given the massive advantage of ground support vs brigades with a defense of “1”, it was just a matter of getting units into position and providing air support to the Polish Marines.  Would this be the case with Sweden?  After setting up, it is clear that this will be more difficult than invading Denmark. 

Upon review, several things stand out.  Unlike Denmark’s situation further southwest, Soviet airfields are more distant from Sweden, ruling out attack helicopter support until an airfield is secured and repaired.  In addition, Soviet forces set aside to conduct the opening invasion are relatively light given the size of Sweden: 3 Air-Drop battalions, a Marine and a parachute brigade.  This will make splitting forces risky.  With no major geographic objective that could end the game (such as the fall of Copenhagen), Soviet forces will have to capture a ground to win.  WP will need to fight on a broader front.  In addition, Sweden also has a better equipped army and will receive NATO reinforcements.

The Three Possible Plans
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Another Award for Less Than 60 Miles!

After the Charles S. Roberts nomination in the best five Post World War Two games, Less Than 60 Miles has been awarded with the Bronze Medal as 2020 Best European Historical Game at Open Paris Jeux d’Histoire!

Thanks a lot to everyone who voted for our creature! And get ready for The Dogs of War, second module of the C3 series!

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The Dogs of War – DEFCON 2

Today at 0914ZT the DEFCON status for The Dogs of War has been raised to 2.
Time to organize your defensive positions, stockpile ammo and ensure you are in the Order of Battle by writing to info@TRLGames.com.

Here’s the latest media coverage on the current events – ensure your audio communication equipment is ACTIVE.

Here’s a coverage of some of the components you will find in the battle equipment.

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1985: Deadly Northern Lights Planning Maps

No matter if you are in Leningrad Military District or AFNORTH Headquarters, a map is what it takes to successfully organize an amphibious invasion of Narvik or an airlift to defend Tromsø.

Planning Maps are A4 format with national borders, ports and air bases highlighted. Get them, or risk disaster.

1985DNL Planning Map North

1985DNL Planning Map Central

1985DNL Planning Map South