Philip Thomas wrote:
Interesting, common sense in flavour terms. At the moment we always play NATO for Ops, becasuse Defcon is so rarely 5. This would make playing it more attractive.
I have seen Brush War used against Turkey as well, any of the southern four are vulnerable. Italy can be backed up by Spain and Greece and of course West Germnany (France may be difficult if you are waiting for De Gaulle/Suez Crisis). Turkey has Greece and Syria, maybe...
West Germany? Doesn't happen to be adjacent...
Anyway, what this variant does, is that it makes it a tough decision for both sides whether to see the NATO event occur or not. As the USSR I'd be perhaps even willing to sink it into the space race in order to allow for a brush war in Italy.
The Med strategy revolving round Italy remains valid, which I like.