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Subject: Russia 1940 Finland rss

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Jerry Boughton
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Playing the full 1939 campaign and the soviets have lost several units in Finland, the manual says they can be rebuilt in Leningrad. The problem is that from my reading of the rules the soviets have no production until the Soviet Union is reunited Am I missing something.
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Emanuele Santandrea
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The Winter War had a Ultra-Heavy Toll on the poorly trained and just purgued Soviet Red Army.

However the Soviets gained significative territorial adavntages, putting some more grounds in between an historical enemy and Leningrad/Murmansk.

In the game this double sided situation is simulated forcing the Soviets to attack Finland with an unprepared Army, and giving them some advantages after getting rid of the Finns.

If I can give my two cents on this matter - on the Soviet side - please allow me to show this pic, in which a huge Red Horde - instead of attacking the Finns - simply submerge them with tank and rifle corps:

Note Swedish Supreme Leader deployed in Stockholm after the Soviet attack on Finland and Soviet Navy Unit still represented with White Blocks (we did not have Pink Blocks at that time)

The rules force the Soviets to deploy black dotted units at minimum strenght and in cities (max 3 in Victory/fortress, then 2 in Major Cities and finally 1 in Minor Cities).

As soon as the game starts, the Soviet player should try to move and redeploy as many units as possible along the Finnish border.

Does it help?


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