Arctic Jack wrote:
I've read all the reviews I can find and among them are cries of 'It would be good if not for the balance problems'. The trouble is though that there are two camps. One claiming the Russians are over-powered with the Uranus cards and the other side saying the Germans just steam roll the Russians with cards like the 16th Panzer.
I believe that existance of those "2 camps": one claiming Germans to be over-powered and the second one claiming Russians to be too strong can be explained by using different rules... ;-)
I have found two versions of the rules and there we have e.g. for the set-up:
ver. A) Russians have forces worth 10 points vs. German 9 points and both sides have 5 strategy cards in their initial hand;
ver. B) Russians have forces worth 11 points and 10 strategy cards vs. Germans with 9 points forces and 5 strategy cards in their initial hand;
I believe ver. B is the current, official one.