The Continuation War 1941-44
- Marko Tainio(tainio)Finland
This is a list of games related to The Continuation War (1941-44) between Finland and Soviet Union. For rest of the world this is just one of the side shows of the battle between Germany and Soviet Union in 1941-45, but for Finland this was real deal where first the target was to gain back land lost in Winter War (attack phase in 1941), then hold on and hope that war will end without further fighting ("phony" war 1941-44), and finally defensive battle against full Soviet army attack in summer of 1944. Especially summer 1944 fighting turn out to be almost a replica from Winter War, with many battles fought in same areas than 4-5 years earlier. However, this time war ended in situation where Finnish army had halted Soviet advance in all fronts, and front line was stable.Recommend
This list accompanies an article on this subject, written in Finnish, from the same subject (not yet published). This is also a direct continuation of earlier list that focused on Finnish Civil War games (https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/253554/finnish-civil-war-...) and Winter War games (https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/254073/winter-war-1939-40). The Continuation War list will be followed by separate Lapland War (1944-45) list, and possibly other wars related to Finland (modern, before independence).
Games in this list are stand-alone games that focus on The Continuation War (that is, game contains everything to play the game), or The Continuation War is one of the scenarios. I have not included expansions, modules etc. that need base game to play (such as ASL scenarios and modules). I have also mostly left out miniature games, because I do not know that field very well.
Mistakes and missing games are possible, even probable. In such case any comments or opinions are welcome!
Games in list are ordered from oldest to newest.
For other lists on this subject, see:
Finland at war: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/28459/item/6237809
Winter war: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/146823/winter-war
Games of the Russo-Finnish Wars in World War Two: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/143962/games-russo-finnis...
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