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1985: Under an Iron Sky – Third Echelon

After two years of worldwide unrest and open revolts, the TRL Central Committee finally surrendered to popular demand. A Third Echelon of 1985: Under an iron Sky will be mobilized.

As this will be a small and very expensive (on our side) print run, we are forced to change our usual “we just print it, you decide later” policy. Think about it as a sort of Kickstarter, with the difference that you’ll get your money back should things go wrong.

The minimum number of 200 ordered copies has already been reached, so Third Echelon is now MOBILIZED and nothing will stop it.

Here’s the Rules of Engagement:

  1. Third Echelon will be identical to the previous two except for updated rules, some extra counters and the “Third Echelon” label on the box.
  2. We’ll keep the recruitment office open until June, 15th. After that date, no orders will be accepted and production print will start.

Do your duty and enlist to defend the Rodina from the capitalist aggression! Move out to the front!

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1985:DNL Living Rules!

The first version of 1985: Deadly Northern Lights Living Rules is out!

Some interesting additions are Naval Bombardment and a more tricky GIUK External Front, plus other minor fixes – Check out the List of Changes for a complete overview. There’s also a small errata regarding two errors on the map and an omission in the scenario booklet….sorry for that 🙁

You may find the files on the 1985: Deadly Northern Lights page, or download them directly here:

Image courtesy of BigBoardGaming
Image courtesy of Big Board Gaming
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1985: Mutual Assured Destruction

1985: Mutual Assured Destruction booklets allow to combine 1985: Under an Iron Sky and 1985: Deadly Northern Lights into a single, die-hard, collateral damage inducing campaign codenamed “To Shatter The Old World”.

Use at your own risk.

1985:MAD Additional Counters

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1985: Deadly Northern Lights – Operation ANGRY ARROWHEAD

This recently declassified NATO document describes Concept of Operations 475/19 – ANGRY ARROWHEAD, a possible plan to contain a Warsaw Pact’s offensive against Denmark, Norway and Finland.

The version presented here is the original 1983 draft, prepared by Anthony Morphet two years before the war outbreak and subsequently expanded into OPLAN 47501 – ANGRY ARROWHEAD, the Operation Plan used by AFNORTH during World War Three.