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1985 Series – Overview Video

Theatre Commander Fredrik Voss prepared an informative report covering several important operational and strategic aspects of the 1985 series!

For this commendable effort, he will be awarded with the Order of Lenin by the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the forthcoming Victory Parade, date still to be defined.

No matter if you have been fighting for days on the Central Front, you’ve just debarked at Bodø, or you are entrenched at Bandar Abbas, take a look at this video and increase your chance to survive the ordeal!

In case enemy electronic warfare is blocking the direct access to YouTube, use this link.

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Play? I Ain’t Got Time to Play.


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SITREP 20230705 1631ZT:

1. 1985:Under an Iron Sky resisted the enemy assault for 23 minutes, 1985:Sacred Oil heroically stood for 60 minutes. There are no survivors.
2. US POMCUS for Less Than 60 Miles 2nd Echelon has been overran.
3. The remaining copies of  Less Than 60 Miles 2nd Echelon will be shipped from FRANCE.

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Since Thin Red Line Games started, I’ve had this insane habit to keep some copies in “strategic reserve” for any eventuality: SACEUR asking one to decorate his office, sudden collapse of the frontline, conventions….you never know!

This kind of behaviour has been sometime criticized, as just a few days after you’ve paid 400 bucks for a 1985:Under an Iron Sky copy on the private market, I suddenly announce that there’s “some reserve copies available”…Of course, at 4AM in your time zone.

In short, I’m a pain in the ass…and here’s another chance to prove it beyond any possible doubt! Sorry for that 🙂

I’ve finally realized that the time I can dedicate to conventions is very limited, so there’s no point in keeping several copies aside for similar events. Therefore, I’ve just committed the following to the FEBA:

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Charles S. Roberts Awards 2021

For the third consecutive year, we have a nominee in the Modern Warfare category of the CSR Awards….Except this year we have two!
1985: Sacred Oil and The Dogs of War have been both nominated.

A big THANK YOU to every Grognard who supported us! Report to the nearest office of the Directorate for the Evaluation and Assignment of Patriotic Honors and Decorations to receive your Order of Kutuzov, 1st Class.

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1985: Sacred Oil, 1985: Mutual Assured Destruction – Japanese Rules

Grognard Emeritus Kaya Moriya is back from the front, bringing three new booklet translation in Japanese! Here they are:

A big thank you to Kaya for his outstanding support!

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1985: Sacred Oil – And the Sea Gave Up the Dead

This After Action Report covers the Soviet push toward Bandar Abbas, where the first direct clash between Soviet and American forces occurred during the opening phases of World War Three. This report tries to offer a quite detailed description of the events, while at the same time avoiding to plunge into technicalities.

Prologue

Bandar Abbas is the most ambitious initial objective of the Soviet offensive against Iran, as its control would achieve two strategic goals: denying the Americans one of the best strategic areas for building up forces and controlling the sea lanes needed by Western countries for oil supply.

Soviet forces from Afghanistan and Central Asia Military District are assigned to the task, but for once Soviet High Command cannot rely on quantity, as the poor lines of communications and the scarce number of usable airfields do not allow committing vast forces to the operation.

In the days preceding the Soviet attack, Iranian clergy remains impervious to US offers of military support. When access to Iranian air space and bases is finally granted, only a few hours are left for organizing some sort of defense. With time running out and no other forces immediately available, CENTCOM decides to take its chances and orders USS CV-64 Constellation battle group to pass the strait of Hormuz and protect Bandar Abbas until airfields in the area are made operational and the Marines arrive.

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