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:
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With Nordic Front now stabilized, AFNORTH reports that 10 additional “1985: Deadly Northern Lights” copies are available in European depots. Request any needed supply before it’s too late!
EDIT: Front collapsed, no survivors.
Ubiquitous Kev Sharp from Big Board Gaming is now reporting from UK Mobile Force, defending Kobenahvn port!
Big Board Gaming reporting from Finnmark and Narvik, where heavy fighting is taking place between Soviet airmobile forces and Norwegian regular units.
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.
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.
What follows is the execution plan for операционный оркестр (Operation Orchestra), the Warsaw Pact offensive against NATO’s Northern Flank, started at July 24th, 1985. The document has been retrieved after ceasefire from the frozen body of a Soviet officer from 7th Guards Airborne Division, found by Norwegian troops in the mountains South of Narvik.
The plan describes in detail the initial phases of the offensive against Denmark, Norway and Finland and gives a valuable insight into the Soviet approach to complex aeronaval operations.