MANNERHEIMS CROSS: Finland at War 1939-1945 is a detailed new Advanced Tobruk system (ATS) game that brings the ATS gamer into the heart of the action on the Finnish Front, in the ultimate detail. Please note the game will be released in Finland as Suomi Sisu.
Mannerheims Cross: Finland at War 1939-1945 provides the orders of battle for Soviet, German and Russian forces during the famed Winter War (Talvisota), Continuation War (Jatkosota), and the final push to rid Finland of Nazi forces, the Lapland War (Lapinsota). Four game maps are included.
The complete Orders of Battle for the three wars are provided, with numerous German, Russian and Finnish troop types including Sissi, SS Nord reservists, Wehrmacht, and Russians ranging from crack Siberians to plodding Motti-bait. You'll also receive a collection of Finnish AFVs and guns, reflecting correct nomenclature for each weapon in Finnish service and including the BT-42 home-built assault-gun, the diminutive Komsomolets Tractor in Finnish service, and the ITPSV AA tank.
More importantly, you'll receive special rules and scenarios that aim to depict the unique nature of the conflict, fought in wet, dark wooded countryside, and involving Mottis and other Finnish tactics, like leap-frogging AT-guns and soldiers at the point of attack to work like cannon of an earlier era using so-called curving tactics.
IN EACH GAME YOU GET:
* A complete collection of color die-cut counters in 1/2”, 5/8” and 3/4” sizes,
representing the tanks, guns, and men that fought in the 1939-1940 and 1941-1945 campaigns in Finland;
* SIX game maps on heavyweight stock;
* The latest edition of the ATS rules of play;
* Scenarios and Play Aids printed on separate heavyweight cards;
* Two ten-sided dice.