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2001
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1 − 2
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12 and up
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360 minutes
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Reds! The Russian Civil War 1918-1921
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(from GMT website:)

Reds! is a two-player wargame covering these dramatic events from August 1918 to the start of 1921, when the last organized opposition to Red rule outside the far east was destroyed.

The single large-hex map stretches from Warsaw in the west to Omsk in the east and from Murmansk in the north to Tashkent in the south. Across this vast expanse, players maneuver a colorful array of combat units representing various White factions, Anarchists, Nationalists, Alied Intervention Forces, the two divisions of the Czech Legion, and six Polish armies.

Units range from armies to brigades. The Red Order of Battle is built around 16 Red Armies organized by Leon Trotsky. There are also two powerful Red cavalry armies and the elite Latvian Rifle division. The White Order of Battle includes everything from Cossack cavalry corps to Moslem partisans and a German Free Corps. Each side also has support units: naval and river flotillas, air units, and, of course, the famous armored trains. Key leaders are also included: Frunze, Denikin, Wrangel, and Trotsky and his famous Red Train.

To model the chaos of this many-sided multi-front war, the sequence of play is based upon random chit pull which determines the order of activation of each White faction or six Red Army Front commands. The key Logistics phase, in which disrupted units are rallied and unsupplied units attritted, is also randomly determined. The game also includes TWO random event tables: one for each side.
From sweeping cavalry advances to slogging matches over major cities (such as Tsaritsyn - the future Stalingrad - know as the Red Verdun), Reds! is a true player's game. It is also a realistic depiction of some of the most titanic and unusual campaigns of modern history.

Components:

  • One 22 x 34" Game Map
  • One Sheet of 240 Counters
  • Two Player Aid Cards
  • One Rule Book

TIME SCALE 1-2 months per turn
MAP SCALE 65 miles per hex
UNIT SCALE Brigades, Divisions, Corps, and Armies
NUMBER OF PLAYERS One or two

DESIGNER: Ted Raicer
DEVELOPER: Andy Lewis and Volko Ruhnke
ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP ART: Mark Simonitch
COUNTER ART: Mark Simonitch
PRODUCER: Gene Billingsley

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Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2012
Product Code: GMT011112
Size: 12.20 x 9.20 x 1.80 inches
1.40 pounds
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Release Date: 2012
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Publisher: GMT Games
Artist: Rodger B. MacGowan, Mark Simonitch
Year: 2001
Size: 12.25 x 9.25 x 1.56 inches
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6 Steve's Optional & House Rules for Reds!
Twenty various optional & house rules (including those in the updated 2012 rule book) that will make the game a lot more balanced and interesting!
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2015-03-01
13 Reds! Reds Order of Battle
Here are the various starting units and various other counters with their locations for the Red player. Later reinforcements are listed as well. The page includes a watermark of Vladimir Lenin.
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2012-12-14
13 Reds! Whites Order of Battle
Here are the various starting units and various other counters with their locations for the White player. Later reinforcements are listed as well. The page includes a watermark of White leader Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel.
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2012-12-14
3 Reds Rules in Spanish
Spanish translation rules (posted with permission GMT Games)
Spanish
2012-09-13
8 Reds! Combat Sheet
This sheet is used to keep track of the info that is generated during a combat. Odds, modifiers, strength, combat differential, terrain, and combat results. Good for solo play.
English
2012-09-07
5 VASSAL module for Reds!
The latest, fully playable VASSAL module for Reds! Ported from J. Hoist's Cyberboard gamebox Module by Mark Beninger
2008-07-29
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